Friday, November 3, 2017

Sajit Goes AWOL

Turner Rao here, from Maddie Day's Country Store Mysteries. And my author's giving away an advance copy of Biscuits and Slashed Browns, her next book in the series to a lucky commenter here today.

Here's the 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?

When you live on a family maple farm in southern Indiana like I do, you're used to March being super busy. Add to that a father immersed in tree science - specifically the science of sugar maples - and it gets even more intense.

When my dad, Sajit, who was born in India, pushed a man further than he should have, I learned what intense really was. But wait. You don't know who I am at all. Let me introduce myself.

Robbie Jordan was awesome enough to hire me to help her and Danna out at Pans 'N Pancakes, Robbie's Country Store restaurant. I was a recent graduate of Indiana University, and all I've ever wanted to do was be a chef. Dad? He thought I should become a lawyer or a doctor, like my sister is studying to be. My mom's a Hoosier from around here, though, and she kind of talked my father down so I could take this job.

But when this, like, obnoxious researcher dude got himself killed, Dad disappeared. It looked really bad for him. And then...

My bad. Maddie Day says I can't tell you any more about the story! But I'm supposed to ask you a question or three. Okay. What's your favorite kind of cat (mine is obviously tuxedo cat Birdy)? What's your favorite food to put under maple syrup? And what do you think of curried food? I make a mean curried chick pea dish, but not everybody likes those spices.

Make sure you code in your email address with your comment - and then check back tomorrow to see if you won a copy of Biscuits and Slashed Browns. And if you didn't, you can always pre-order it. Me, I have some secret-ingredient biscuit dough to mix up.

Macavity- and Agatha-nominated Edith Maxwell writes the Quaker Midwife Mysteries, the Local Foods Mysteries, and award-winning short crime fiction. As Maddie Day she creates the Country Store Mysteries and the Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries.

Maxwell is President of Sisters in Crime New England. She lives north of Boston with her beau and three cats, and blogs here, with the other Wicked Cozy Authors, and with the Midnight Ink Writers. You can find her on Facebook, twitter, Pinterest, and at her web site, edithmaxwell.com.

61 comments:

  1. I love this title! Two things I really enjoy are biscuits and hash brown casserole.

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  2. Love the cover! Have added this to my TBR list and can't wait to read it. brichardson0056(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  3. Loved her other books. I have all of them on my to be read or preordered lists. Can't wait to read this one. Will be another 5 star book I am sure. Love the title. marycadahia@charter.net

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  4. I love buttery pancakes or waffles with maple syrup. I don't think I've had any curried food.
    Thanks so much for the chance! I'd love to read this book.
    jackielizn (at) Gmail (dot) com

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  5. Hi Turner. My favorite cats are tortoiseshell cats. I love to put maple syrup on my oatmeal. The family secret curried chicken recipe was just handed down to me and it is the best. Don’t let Jordan Work you too hard! . Millhills@aol.com

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  6. I love syrup over my bacon but I'm not sure if that is strange or not. I'm allergic to cats but I do have a rescue Chihuahua named Madison. As for curried food, I don't believe I've ever had any. Thank you for the chance! This is one of my favorite series! smmolloy1105@yahoo.com

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  7. I love the cover and the title. Looking forward to reading more.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  8. Pancakes, waffles or French toast under my maple syrup. Sorry, not a cat lover - love my Shadow (a miniature rat terrier), haven't had curry food before so I can't say if I love it or hate it. Shadowmylove1@yahoo.com

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  9. I like buttered pancakes or waffles under my maple syrup! This looks really good! Legallyblonde1961 at yahoo dot com. Ty!

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  10. I love this series and I have all your books and I'm looking forward to reading this one when it comes out. I love the title of this new book Too. Thank for this chance. lilcleo61@yahoo.com

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  11. I can't wait to read this book. Love the series. Thank you. its_me_mel@hotmail.com

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  12. Great post! My favorite cat is ANY... but most especially rescues. Whole grain pancakes are da bomb diggity under Maple syrup 🥞 I Looooooove curried dishes- yum! Have a great day :)
    Cheers~
    Kelly Braun
    Gaelicark(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. This is one of my favorite series.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  14. I am allergic to cats so I don’t have any. If I did, I would have a calico cat. I love pancakes under my maple syrup. I’m not really a curry fan. I love the series and can’t wait for the new book. Thanks for the chance! cking78503(at)aol(dot)com.

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  15. I love this title. pgenest57(at)aol(dot)com

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  16. I have owned rescued cats which were all wonderful. French toast with syrup is my favorite treat. Curried chicken is delectable. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. Hmm favourite cat type - any that snuggle up! I've never had Maple Syrup (I don't think we use it much over here in the UK) oh and I love curry! My favourite is a chickpea and potato curry - yum! dragonsteeluk@gmail.com (oh and I already pre-ordered the book lol)

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  18. When I was young we had a cat named Smokey. I enjoy maple syrup with pancakes. Curried salmon is delectable with spinach. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  19. I love this series. I can't wait to read this one. I love pancakes under maple syrup and I have never had anything curried.
    kpowers784@yahoo.com

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  20. Sure hope Canadians can win too... ?
    miss-taken@live.com

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  21. I love all cats, but I admit to being partial to red Abyssinians.
    Pancakes are great with maple syrup, but I just found a recipe for a bourbon sour sweetened with maple syrup. It is wonderful!
    I love curries and cook quite a few.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  22. I'm partial to little grey tabbies. bobwiesmann (at) gmail (dot) com

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  23. Book looks to be a great read. I love any type of cat. Have had several different breeds over the past 60 years. But my most often picked rescues have been tuxedo and Siamese cats. My favorite food to put maple syrup on is our French Toast Casserole. My favorite maple syrup is shipped each year from the grower in Wisconsin. Organic, etc. Our favorite curried dish is chicken and rice. Della at deepotter (at) peoplepc (dot) com

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  24. My favorite kind of cat is a Ragdoll, I love maple syrup on pancakes of waffles and think curry is delicious! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  26. My favorite cat is a tabby. I love to have french toast under the maple syrup. I love love love curry. In my cupboard I have at least 5 jars of curry powder. Thank you for the chance. Lamonicaks at gmail dot com

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  27. Great post, looking forward to the new book! My favorite kind of cat is calico. I like those little maple sugar candies that are shaped like maple leaves--they always make me think of my grandmother. I do like curry--we add it to all kinds of things! Thanks for the chance to win!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. I love all cats---it's hard to choose just one. Waffles are super with maple syrup. Curry powder is something I like to use, but the hubby doesn't like, so there is just one little jar in my cupboard.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  29. I have two cats and two kittens. I have no clue what kind they are. I just know that I love them to pieces. Pancakes and maple syrup definitely go together. As for your curry food question, I don't like it. I tried something once from this Indian restaurant and my mouth did not like it. It was extremely too hot for me. It was great getting the chance to meet you briefly. I'm looking forward to reading Biscuits and Slashed Browns.
    kvmatlock (at) gmail (dot) com

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  30. Any kitty. Waffles. Curried very infrequently.
    cjreynolds52(at)comcast(dot)net

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  31. I like calico cats. Pancakes and French toast with maple syrup are delicious! I have too many stomach issues to try curry.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
    Maryann

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    1. Maryann, you are the randomly selected winner! Please check your email, and congratulations.

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  32. I love all cats but Maine Coon and tabbies are my favorites.

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  33. Hash brown Casserole yum...please enter me.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  34. Would love to read this Hope to win.

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  36. What's your favorite kind of cat (mine is obviously tuxedo cat Birdy)? What's your favorite food to put under maple syrup? And what do you think of curried food? correction: kckendler at gmail dot com

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  37. I have read the other books in the series and would love a chance to read this one. centraleast2 a t gmail dot com

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    1. Also I love my tabby and tortie cats, pancakes are great with maple syrup and not a fan of spicy foods.

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  38. Great series! My favorite kind of cat is all of them. I have an orange tabby named Jefferson and a black and white tabby named Jefferson. I like maple syrup on pancakes and bacon. I'm not a fan of curry.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. Love black cats and tuxedo cats
    Maple syrup on waffles
    Love curry!

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  41. I love all cats but orange tabbies are my favorite. Love maple syrup on pancake. However I do not like currie or spicy food. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Becky Prazak
    rjprazak6@gmail.com

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  42. Well, my favourite cat would be ours - she's mostly a Siamese cat (has the attitude but looks a bit darker than a true Siamese).

    Love curries and the naan that goes with them.

    Not so fond of maple syrup but give me pancakes under them. My daughter likes to slather her bacon with maple syrup. That is just wrong on every front.

    arlettaDOTboultonATgmailDOTcom

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  43. My favorite cat is a solid black one that weighs 32 pounds and looks like a panther. Unfortunately my Deedy passed away years ago. I love maple syrup fudge, love pouring the syrup on waffles or in hot tea. I am not a fan of curry. Thanks for the chance to win this one!! Cannot wait. kayt18 (at) comcast (dot) net

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  44. My favorite cat is also a tuxedo. She's a sweetie.
    turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. Orange cats are my favorite. Colete a librarian makes delicious curry for anomie parties. Pancakes with syrup! Donamaekutska7@gmail.com thank you

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  46. I like tabbies. I have never tried maple syrup and I make a great beef curry.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  47. So many questions. Lol. I love all kitties! I'm a French toast person! And I'm not a curry person at all! Ha! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Awilcox1182@gmail.com

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  48. No cats, hubby is allergic
    I do not put maple, or any, syrup **on** pancakes or waffles -- too soggy. But I do dip each bite into maple syrup.
    I think I would like curried food. I have only tried a a couple times, a long time ago.

    donna (dot) durnell (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

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  49. Thanks for the giveaway. This series got me at the title of the series anything with Country and food and the maple syrup. Nice meeting you Turner. I don't have any animals but I do like cats the calicos ones not picky. I love reading cozys with them in it. I like maple syrup on pancakes but I've seen some muffin recipes with maple syrup. Curry I have never tried it, unfortunately I have acid reflux and I love spicy foods but I can't handle it right now.

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  50. Whoops I forgot to post email twinsm0ther@aol.com

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  51. My favorite cats are long haired black cats - and I have two of them. I love french toast and maple syrup however I'm not a curry fan. cheers (at) MarjimManor (dot) com

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  52. Maryann is the randomly selected winner! Congratulations, Maryann. I wish I had a copy for each of you!

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  53. I am totally not a cat person but I follow this cat on Facebook named Captain Blue Chip and he's so stinkin cute!!! I think he's a Persian. I rarely eat any foods with syrup but apple pancakes would be nice now and then. I'm a fan of curry and love to go to a local restaurant called The Curry House. Not sure I'd try curried goat though LOL I've seen that on the menu! njcar22@aol.com

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  54. I love all cats!
    Pancakes!
    I have never had any curried food.

    I love the cover and the book sounds Wonderful!

    sandybar57@msn.com

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  55. Love the cover and title, not to mention I love cats!!
    Thanks for the chance

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  56. I like all kinds of cats but my orange tabby barn cat Fred is special to me. I like pancakes best under maple syrup and if I've ever had curried food, I guess I would remember it so I don't think I have lol. I *think* I've tasted a touch of curry in a rice dish once and it was ok

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  57. I like Maine coons but my sons Hamalayans are pretty cool, too.
    I like waffles, pancakes or French toast. I'm not fussy which.
    If there's not too much curry used, then it's okay. Sometimes my son uses way too much. He likes a lot of seasonings.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  58. Awesome title! Sounds like fun to read.

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