Edith/Maddie here, tapping out a post from north of Boston.
I’m excited to share with you the cover for the ninth Country Store Mystery! No Grater Crime releases on August 24 and is up for preorder.
What do you think? The cover Birdy is looking suspicious, and less like his real-life model, my late junior kitty. But it’s all good!
This series is so fun for me to write. I love being back in southern Indiana. It’s always interesting to come up with new breakfast and lunch specials for Robbie Jordan and her crew to offer in Pans ‘N Pancakes, her country store restaurant, recipes I share at the back of the book. It’s even a blast coming up with new ways to murder people – but only fictionally…
Here’s the blurb:
Robbie Jordan’s Pans ’N Pancakes boasts delicious eats and the best vintage cookware finds in South Lick, Indiana. And now, for a limited time, there’s a new special featured on the menu—murder!
Ever since meeting the wary owners of an antique shop opening across the street, Robbie has been scrambling to manage weird incidences plaguing her café and country store. Pricey items vanish from shelves without explanation, a fully equipped breakfast food truck starts lingering around the area each morning, and loyal diners mysteriously fall ill. When an elderly man dies after devouring an omelet packed with poisonous mushrooms, Robbie must temporarily close down Pans ’N Pancakes and search for the killer with a real zest for running her out of business—or else.
If you’ve read Candy Slain Murder, #8 in the series, you know Robbie’s boyfriend Abe proposes to her at the end. So I also got to plan a wedding for this book, which takes place in May.
If you’d like a signed copy of No Grater Crime, please preorder from my fabulous local indy bookstore, Jabberwocky Books, and put a note in their comment area about how you’d like it endorsed.
Readers: What’s your favorite non-electrified kitchen implement? I still use my mom’s sifter and biscuit cutter. Do you have any antiques you use regularly? I’ll send one commenter one of my special Author aprons!