Happy Book Birthday, Maddie Day!

Today, the Wickeds are celebrating the release of Flipped for Murder, the first book in the new Country Store Mysteries from Kensington by Maddie Day (aka our own Edith Maxwell).

Here’s the lowdown on Flipped.

FlippedcoverIn this freshly baked series, author Maddie Day lifts the lid on a small town in southern Indiana, where a newcomer is cooking up a new start–until a murderer muddles the recipe…

Nursing a broken heart, Robbie Jordan is trading in her life on the West Coast for the rolling hills of southern Indiana. After paying a visit to her Aunt Adele, she fell in love with the tiny town of South Lick. And when she spots a For Sale sign on a rundown country store, she decides to snap it up and put her skills as a cook and a carpenter to use. Everyone in town shows up for the grand re-opening of Pans ‘n Pancakes, but when the mayor’s disagreeable assistant is found dead, Robbie realizes that not all press is good press. With all eyes on her, she’ll have to summon her puzzle-solving skills to clear her name, unscramble the town’s darkest secrets, and track down a cold-blooded killer–before she’s the next to die…

What say you, Wickeds?

Birdy, the cat in the Country Store Mysteries - literally, in this case!
Birdy, the cat in the Country Store Mysteries – literally, in this case!

Liz: So happy for you, Edith! I can’t wait to meet Robbie and take a trip to Indiana! Major congratulations.

Barb: I haven’t read Flipped, but I have heard so many good things from the people I know who have. I can’t wait!

Jessie: It looks like an appetizing start to a delicious new series. Congratulations, Edith!

Julie: Edith/Maddie, you amaze me! I am so thrilled about the launch of this new series, and can’t wait to visit South Lick, and Pans and Pancakes.

Sherry: I read an early version of Flipped and was floored! Edith has created a completely new character with a unique voice and a fresh take on life. Robbie is as different from Cam (in Edith’s Local Foods series) as grits are from Boston baked beans and folks, not Flipped for Murder2many people can pull that off.

Edith: You guys are darlings! Thank you SO much for these congratulations, and for all the other stuff you do behind the scenes, each and every one of you, to help make my author career a possibility. I love you each – and each of our blog readers here, too. So I’ll give away a copy of FLIPPED to a commenter today!

Readers: Who has been to Indiana, or the Midwest generally? What’s your favorite part, and least favorite? And if you haven’t, do you have any more than a vague idea the difference between Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio? (Edith sure didn’t before she moved there!)

27 Thoughts

  1. Congratulations, Edith. I’m still trying to figure out how anyone can write four series. I haven’t seen any pictures of your with your head on backwards and your eyes crossed so I guess it must be doable. Good luck with the series. Your main character was quite unexpected.

  2. You and I are sharing a book birthday today, Edith! I love it that Robbie is both a cook and a carpenter–wonderful devices for this and future adventures!

  3. Congratulations on your new release! Indiana and the midwest are underutilized in our mysteries, so you’ve got fertile ground to work with. My husband’s from Indiana, and my sister lives in Owensboro, Kentucky, on the Ohio River, so she often shops in Evansville IN.

  4. Born and raised in Iowa, I’ve only been to Illinois and that was when I was much younger. Not big fan of the snow and ice of winter but Spring and Fall are my favorite.
    Love the sound of this book and can’t wait to read it.

  5. Not much of a traveler but have traveled the world thru books. Maine has been on my bucket list but never thought much about the Mid West.I been hearing about this book and put it on my wish list Looking forward to the Quaker Midwife book too.

  6. I can’t wait to read this! And I have to say I’m very excited about the sleuths name…Robbie was my late grandmother’s name. 🙂 And to answer the question , I’ve only been through Ohio.

  7. I’ve been to Ohio, and Kentucky just below Ohio, but that’s it as far as the Midwest goes. I’d love to be able to explore that part of the country more in person. Until then, this series is a great way to do it in fiction.

    I got to read an ARC of this book, and it is wonderful. Pick it up and read it. You’ll love it!

  8. Congrats on your new book. I’m from and live on the East Coast, but I went to college for a year in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I loved it but hated the cold!

  9. Congratulations! Sounds like a lot of fun. Is South Lick down the street from French Bend? I looked at grad schools in Indiana and Ohio and ended up a Buckeye–good thing since I met my wife there!

    1. Thanks, Jim! South Lick is fictional, but I’ll confess I did visit French Lick when I was writing it. Haven’t been to South Bend yet. ;^)

  10. Happy Book Birthday. I am disappointed that more of you haven’t been to the Midwest. 🙁 I was born in Northern Illinois and moved to the suburbs of St Louis Missouri. The Midwest may sound like a boring place to live, but it really is a wonderful place for raising a family. I have been to all 50 states and each area of the country has its own charms.

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