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When the Grits Hit the Fan: 10/23/21

When the Grits Hit the Fan

When the Grits Hit the Fan by Maddie Day and Laural Merlington (Narrator) is the third book in the Country Store mystery series. Robbie's been supplementing her restaurant's income by hosting university dinners during the off season. After over-hearing a heated argument, Prof. Charles Stilton is found dead.

Closer to home, Maddie has an intruder. Someone has been coming into the rooms above the restaurant. The visitations seem tied to remodeling she's doing in the effort to transform the old living quarters into a bed and breakfast.

When the Grits Hit the Fan is the first volume I've listened to instead of reading it in print. Laural Merlington's performance brought the characters to life in a way my own inner voice hadn't managed to do. I think a great deal of my enjoyment of this volume stems from her work.

With the secret way into the store and the hidden treasures, I was reminded of the Kitchen Witch series by Lynn Cahoon. Maddie Day's series though doesn't feature magic or paranormal events, though. The similarities are strictly in terms of the architectural settings of the two series.

The fourth book is Biscuits and Slashed Browns (2018).

Five stars

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