Cover Reveal – Biscuits and Slashed Browns

Edith, with some delightful news, and a giveaway!

I have, that is, Maddie Day has, a cover for Book Four in the Country Store Mysteries. The book is called Biscuits and Slashed Browns, and it takes place during maple sap season in Brown County, Indiana. The book releases January 30, 2018. It is, of course, available for preorder wherever books are sold, and preorders really help the author. I’m giving away an apron and a signed cover flat to one lucky commenter today (US aprononly)!

Here’s the cover blurb:

For country-store owner Robbie Jordan, the National Maple Syrup Festival is a sweet escape from late-winter in South Lick, Indiana—until murder saps the life out of the celebration . . .

As Robbie arranges a breakfast-themed cook-off at Pans ‘N Pancakes, visitors pour into Brown County for the annual maple extravaganza. Unfortunately, that includes Professor Connolly, a know-it-all academic from Boston who makes enemies everywhere he goes—and this time, bad manners prove deadly. Soon after clashing with several scientists at a maple tree panel, the professor is found dead outside a sugar shack, stabbed to death by a local restaurateur’s knife. When an innocent woman gets dragged into the investigation and a biologist mysteriously disappears, Robbie drops her winning maple biscuits to search for answers. But can she help police crack the case before another victim is caught in a sticky situation with a killer?

So, without further ado, I present the cover:

Biscuits and Slashed Browns

Don’t you love it? We have the bottles of syrup, the sugaring-off shack, the sap buckets, pancakes, biscuits, a little March snow left on the ground, even the slashing knife.

And on the bench sits Robbie’s cat Birdy. For those of you who didn’t hear, this Birdy is modeled on my real-life cat Birdy, and he died on June 6, just a few weeks ago. I miss him terribly, and am comforted that he’ll live on in this series.

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

Readers: To win one of my Edith Maxwell/Maddie Day aprons–which I save for extra-special giveaways–and a signed cover flat, tell me in the comments section what’s your favorite thing to eat using maple syrup. Pancakes? Maple sugar candy? A mapletini? Oatmeal? Maple bars? Dish, gang.


122 Thoughts

  1. Love the new cover! My favorite thing with maple syrup is waffles and sausage. I love the taste of the sausage when it gets into the syrup!

  2. I love Maple Bars, my grandmother used to make them. She had a wood cook stove and have never tasted any that were as good as hers!

  3. Maple syrup poured over new fallen snow. Love the cover. Looking forward to the latest in the series.

  4. I love to eat maple syrup on pancakes. I love this series a lot and Your next book is on my to read list.

  5. I love the new cover! My favorite is pancakes drenched in maple syrup! Thanks for the chance.

  6. I guess I’m a traditionalist. I love pancakes with tons of syrup, but what I love more is when the syrup spread onto my sausages! I love that sweet / savory combination. I love the cover and the name of the next book.

  7. love the cover. Hate to tell you but I have never liked maple syrup. I loved Karo and molasses

  8. I’ve loved Brach’s Maple Nut Goodies for years! Thx for the great series!

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