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Nacho Average Murder

(Country Store Mysteries #7)

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3.96  ·  Rating details ·  521 ratings  ·  139 reviews
Robbie Jordan is temporarily leaving Pans ’N Pancakes, her country store in South Lick, Indiana, to visit Santa Barbara, California—where wildfire smoke tinges the air, but a more immediate danger may lie in wait . . .
 
While looking forward to her high school reunion back in California, Robbie’s anticipation is complicated by memories of her mother’s untimely death. At fir
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Kindle Edition, 253 pages
Published July 1st 2020 by Kensington Books (first published 2020)
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Natalia  R
Jun 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
In this seventh installment in Maddie Day's A Country Store Mystery series, Robbie Jordan has returned to her hometown of Santa Barbara, California, to attend her high school reunion. While catching up with old friends, she learns that her mother, an environmental activist who died suddenly from a brain aneurysm two years ago, may have been murdered by a wealthy and powerful man named Walter Russom. Walter is the father of Robbie's high school nemesis and owns a pesticide company. His products a ...more
JEN A
Jun 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received an advanced copy of this book from Net Galley and the publisher in return for an honest review. The release date for this book is 30 June 2020


If you are a foodie you will definitely love this cozy mystery. Food is intertwined throughout the entire story and even though I am on a very strict diet I did enjoyed reading about all the yummy food. I really enjoyed the story and the characters were endearing. This followed your typical mystery formula and there was no big surprise and who t
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JEN A
Jun 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you are a foodie you will definitely love this cozy mystery. Food is intertwined throughout the entire story and even though I am on a very strict diet I did enjoyed reading about all the yummy food. I really enjoyed the story and the characters were endearing. This followed your typical mystery formula and there was no big surprise and who the killer was but it was a fun read and definitely a good book for the beach.
Mark Baker
Jun 30, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery, 2020
Robbie Jordan is taking a well-deserved vacation and heading back to Santa Barbara for her high school reunion. This is the first time she’s been back since her mother died, and it is definitely a struggle for her even before she hears a rumor that her mother might not have died from natural causes. When someone else dies under similar circumstances, Robbie can’t help but investigate. Will she learn the truth before she has to return home?

Vacation books can be tricky to pull off while satisfying
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beachbum bookworm
Oct 20, 2020 rated it liked it
Nacho average murder is the 7th book in the country store series, and another great addition to a fabulous series. I can always count on a good solid read. Ms. Day has created a great setting at the pans n' pancakes store, but this installment has Robbie in California for her high school reunion. It was fun to see Robbie in a new setting, and meeting some of her childhood friends. The mystery was engaging, and I was intrigued from start to finish. If you are in the mood for a great cozy....look ...more
LORI (Dollycas) CASWELL
Oct 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2020
Dollycas’s Thoughts

Robbie Jordan is excited to return to Santa Barbara for her 10th-year class reunion. She is looking forward to catching up with her old friends but it also brings back memories of her mom who passed away 2 years ago. Shortly after she arrives she hears a rumor that her mother, an environmental activist, may not have died of natural causes. A fellow activist then dies of a brain aneurysm, just like her mom. Robbie just has to find the truth so she enlists the help of a couple o
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Bridget
Nacho Average Murder is the seventh in the series 'A Country Store Mystery' by Maddie Day. I've read another of the author's books from this series so I decided to give this one a try.

In this fabulous cosy mystery, Robbie Jordan is taking a holiday and heading back to Santa Barbara for her high school class reunion. This is the first time she’s been back to her hometown since her mother died, and it is a difficult time for her even before she hears a rumour that her mother might not have died fr
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Mary Brown
Jun 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Synopsis:

Robbie Jordan is temporarily leaving Pans ’N Pancakes, her country store in South Lick, Indiana, to visit Santa Barbara, California—where wildfire smoke tinges the air, but a more immediate danger may lie in wait . . .

While looking forward to her high school reunion back in California, Robbie’s anticipation is complicated by memories of her mother’s untimely death. At first, she has fun hanging out with her old classmates and reuniting with the local flavors—avocados, citrus, fish, and
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Jackie
Sep 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A first by me by this author and I’m wondering how did I miss the books that came before! I read this a stand-alone and I’m in love with this series! Robbie is having mixed feelings on her high school reunion. After talking with old friends she starts to wonder if her mom didn’t die a natural death. But will looking for the answer cost Robbie her own life? You’ll have to read to find out! I’ll can’t wait to read the rest of this series! Loved this book!
Peggy R
I have been a fan of this series since the beginning and have enjoyed each one of them. With Nacho Average Murder, Ms. Day takes Robbie Jordan outside of South Lick and returns her to her childhood home of Santa Barbara. Robbie returns to California to attend her high school reunion and some well-deserved vacation. Unfortunately, while there she is confronted with news about her mother's death two years earlier, and the death of the man who raised the possibility that it might not have been due ...more
Melissa Cochrill
Jul 12, 2020 rated it liked it
Let me start by saying, I usually really enjoy this series. However, that was not the case with this book. Robbie, the MC, hears a rumor that her mother may have been murdered. May have... and only one person suspects this. Robbie then feels the need to investigate. It doesn’t make sense. Then a man she met one time dies and she runs around town investigating his murder. Again, I’m not sure why she was invested. I sure wasn’t. I also felt this story ended very abruptly. The saving grace of this ...more
Nancy Baker
Jun 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Robbie Jordan returns to Santa Barbara for a high school class reunion and to connect with old friends. However, when people start making suggestions that her mother's recent death was not natural causes as thought but murder Robbie knows she needs to investigate.

The story did a good job of getting me caught up in the Santa Barbara local and had some excellent ideas for yummy food. Top that with a mystery filled with clues that kept me guessing made it an enjoyable read. Thanks to Kensington Pu
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Wulfwyn
Nov 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
I was so hungry reading this book. *insert the laughing emoji* Goodness. The food in this book! Mexican food is one of my most favorite kind of cuisine. If you enjoy Mexican flavors, prepare for this.
In this book Robbie leaves Indiana to attend her high school reunion in California. I wasn’t sure how well I would do with this change. Obviously, the town wasn’t going with her so this meant new characters to meet. I was excited to see where Robbie was from. I expected it to be fun. I was just hav
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Lisa Morin
Robbie is in California for her 10 year high school reunion. Meeting up with friends has kept Robbie happy, but when a casual acquaintance tells Robbie that her mother's death might have been intentional, it sets her into investigative mode.
This book is filled with mouthwatering food, an intriguing mystery and the chance to meet more of her friends.
I really loved this story.
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Melanie
Aug 18, 2020 rated it it was ok
Most of the book is a 3. It didn't really pull me in and, while Robbie snooped a lot, she didn't actually figure anything out. The person with information just came forward near the end of the book. But, I dropped one star because there are so many unanswered questions at the end. One a, sort of, friend of a friend is still under suspicion and not completely cleared at the end of the book, which never happens in a cozy. We know who the mastermind behind the murder was, which is absolutely no sur ...more
K.A. Davis
Jun 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
NACHO AVERAGE MURDER, the seventh book in the Country Store Mystery series by Maddie Day, is a delightful visit to Santa Barbara, California! I was especially thrilled when I found out that the protagonist, Robbie Jordan, was making a trip from her Indiana residence back to her hometown. I grew up in the area and it was obvious that Ms. Day researched it thoroughly. She accurately captures the sights, sounds, flavors, and smells of the location, from the beaches to the mission grounds, to the re ...more
Lisa Morin
Jun 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Robbie is in California for her 10 year high school reunion. Meeting up with friends has kept Robbie happy, but when a casual acquaintance tells Robbie that her mother's death might have been intentional, it sets her into investigative mode.
This book is filled with mouthwatering food, an intriguing mystery and the chance to meet more of her friends.
I really loved this story.
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April
Jun 28, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery, netgalley
I hover between 3 and 4 stars for this addition to the Country Store Mystery series. I think the reason is that the mystery is quite different from others in the series. Robbie is in Santa Barbara, California for her 10 year class reunion. She sees old friends and the mean girl in the class, Katherine Russom.
Robbie hears rumors that her mom’s death two years ago may have been murder so Robbie investigates and gets to know Paul, who is later murdered.
There is a corrupt company dealing in a toxic
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Johnna Hill
Apr 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another winner from Maddie Day! This time robie Jordan is back in California, but i didnt love this book any less. It was great to see Robbie in her hometown and mewt people she grew up with.
Lydia
Oct 01, 2020 rated it it was ok
Why are all her books ending so abruptly? I feel like nothing was concrete and not very well wrapped up. The last few in the series have been like this too, I'm a bit disappointed to be honest. The story is good but it feels unfinished and rushed. ...more
Kenneth Funk
Jul 02, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: challenge2020
I am only about halfway through the book at this point. This is easily the most annoying book of the series. How the hell many times can the term 'dude' be used in a book that doesn't involve hippies. Put Robbie back in Indiana and leave her there.

Edit: Ok, I have now finished this book. All I can say is 'Please Ms. axwell, never, ever use the word 'dude' in your writing again. You have already blown your lifetime quota of 'dude' in this one book.

Over all this was NOT the best of the country sto
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Sue Em
Jul 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Leaving Indiana for high school reunion back in California, Robbie Jordan Only plans to relax, eat great food and connect with old friends--both hers and her late mother's. Only someone tells her that her mother's death may have been murder. Looking into that proves less than relaxing, in fact, perhaps slightly dangerous. Filled with interesting characters, red herrings and delicious food descriptions, this is a fast paced and enjoyable book. Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for the opportu ...more
Sharon
Nov 01, 2020 rated it it was ok
This was my least favorite of the series so far. The setting was beautiful and the storyline was OK, but it almost felt like somebody else was writing it. I got so frustrated with Robbie making stupid, reckless decisions and running her mouth so much to people she barely knew. Then the story never seemed to climax—I kept waiting for something big and it just sort of fizzled.
I have the next book in the series and I really hope it’s better because I usually enjoy these.
Lola
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley and voluntarily reviewed it.

Nacho Average Murder is a fitting title for this book as it is indeed quite different than the previous ones. In this book Robbie travels to California to attend her class reunion and go for a short vacation. Ofcourse she stumbles upon another mystery to solve while she's there. I really like this series and happily dove into this latest book.

I both liked and disliked the change of scenery. For s
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Jay
Jul 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Robbie Jordan is back...with a twist!

The premiere cozy heroine of Maddie Day's Country Store Mysteries series would normally be found cooking up a storm for her breakfast and lunch crowd at the Pans 'N Pancakes store she owns in South Lick, Indiana.

But not this time out she's not. Instead, she's left the cold weather to visit Santa Barbara, California. Sunny and warm, with an abundance of beach friendly weather, this is where Robbie grew up. She's come back for her 10 year high school reunion.

W
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Carla Johnson-Hicks
Country Store Mysteries is a great cozy mystery series with Robbie Jordan as the protagonist. Robbie moved to Indiana after the death of her mother. She is heading to Santa Barbara, California for her highschool reunion and to reconnect with friends. Shortly after arriving, she meets someone who knew her mother from an environmental group. He hints that her mother did not die of natural causes, but was murdered. Thus starts her first investigation not in South Lick, Indiana. As she begins to ask ...more
The Cozy Review
Aug 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Maddie Day’s newest addition to her cozy food series, “A Country Store Mystery” Nacho Average Murder, is out now. Readers who are long time fans of this series will enjoy having Robbie out of Pans ’N Pancakes and into a world they have never known. For Robbie, it’s a look back at her youth, her school days, and her mother. Finding out that someone may have murdered her mom and that same person may be out killing others, spurs her into action.

Robbie is a beloved character, but she isn’t without
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RO G'ma
Nacho Average Murder is the seventh book in Maddie Day’s Country Store Mysteries series. This clean read flows smoothly at a steady pace. The storyline is well plotted, and the characters are affable. There’s no shortage of twists and red herrings to keep the reader engaged and guessing.

Robbie Jordan owns a café/antique cookware shop, Pans ‘N Pancakes, in South Lick, Indiana. In this installment, Robbie returns to Santa Barbara, California to attend her ten-year high school reunion, and take a w
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Mary
Jul 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Nacho Average Murder #7 in the Country Store Mysteries by Maddie Day

Tenth reunion finds Robbie in Santa Barbara, reconnecting with old friends, trying to avoid old rivals with unexplained grudges, and paying homage to Sue Grafton
. . . oh, and consuming delectable treats (recipes included).
A hint that Robbie’s mom’s death might have been connected to her work with environmentalists to ban a dangerous chemical leads Robbie to investigate, despite warnings of danger. It’s a complex puzzle, and th
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Toni
May 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

This is the seventh book in the Country Store mysteries series by Maddie Day.

Robbie is visiting her hometown to go to her class reunion but is bombarded by ghosts of her mother’s death. Someone reveals to her that her mother’s death might not have been accidental like she thought.

I like how they took the character out of her setting but the story still felt cohesive and I loved her trek to her hometown in Indiana. I enjoyed watching Robbie revel in the tastes of her new friend’s restaur
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Maddie Day is a pseudonym for Agatha-nominated mystery author Edith Maxwell.

As Maddie Day, Edith writes the Country Store Mysteries, from Kensington, set in southern Indiana. Maddie lived in the area some years ago and loves writing the adventures of Robbie Jordan, a country store owner and chef in South Lick, Indiana.

She also writes the Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries, with bike shop owner Mack
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Country Store Mysteries (9 books)
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  • Grilled for Murder (Country Store Mysteries #2)
  • When the Grits Hit the Fan (Country Store Mysteries #3)
  • Biscuits and Slashed Browns (Country Store Mysteries #4)
  • Death Over Easy (Country Store Mysteries #5)
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