Review of No Grater Crime

No Grater Crime

A Country Store Mystery, Book #9

Maddie Day

5 Stars


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.  

Includes Recipes for You to Try!  (Amazon)


The characters are well rounded and well developed.  Robbie is taking care of Pans ‘N Pancakes and finishing up plans for her wedding.  She also has to keep an eye on the new owners of an antique shop that is opening soon.  Some of her cookware has gone missing and a diner is killed after eating an omelet.  She will have to figure out what is happening before it ruins her wedding day.

The writing style flows smoothly and it defines the characters by their actions and words.  The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and the descriptions pulled me into the story and took me on a great ride.  The mystery is well plotted and there were enough clues to sift and suspects to consider.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  I cannot wait to find out what happens next.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Kensington Books, and NetGalley, which I greatly appreciate.

No Grater Crime (A Country Store Mystery Book 9) by [Maddie Day]