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Publication Order of Country Store Mysteries Books

as Maddie Day
Flipped for Murder (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grilled for Murder (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When the Grits Hit the Fan (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Biscuits and Slashed Browns (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Over Easy (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Strangled Eggs and Ham (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas Cocoa and a Corpse (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nacho Average Murder (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Candy Slain Murder (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Grater Crime (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Batter Off Dead (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scarfed Down (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Four Leaf Cleaver (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deep Fried Death (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries Books

as Maddie Day
Murder on Cape Cod (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder at the Taffy Shop (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder at the Lobstah Shack (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder in a Cape Cottage (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder at a Cape Bookstore (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder at the Rusty Anchor (2024)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Lauren Rousseau Books

as Tace Baker
Speaking of Murder (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bluffing is Murder (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of A Local Foods Mystery Books

A Tine to Live, A Tine to Die (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
'Til Dirt Do Us Part (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Farmed and Dangerous (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder Most Fowl (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mulch Ado About Murder (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Quaker Midwife Mystery Books

Delivering the Truth (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Called to Justice (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Turning the Tide (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Charity's Burden (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Judge Thee Not (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Taken Too Soon (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Changing Light (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Reduction in Force (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Yatsuhashi for Lance (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fire in Carriagetown (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Just Desserts for Johnny (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Idea for Murder (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Importance of Blood (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Questionable Death (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mayor and the Midwife (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Black Cat Thrillogy #9 (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Cece Barton Mystery Books

as Maddie Day
Murder Uncorked (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Malice Domestic Books

with Mary Daheim, Nancy Atherton, Elizabeth Peters, Victoria Thompson, Sara Rosett, Sharyn McCrumb, Mary Higgins Clark, Margaret Maron, Taylor McCafferty, Charlotte Elkins, Aaron Elkins, Barbara Paul, Joan Hess, Parnell Hall, Harriette Sackler, Jan Burke, Audrey Peterson, P.M. Carlson, Elizabeth Foxwell, Charlotte MacLeod, Wendy Hornsby, Joyce Christmas, Josh Pachter, Rochelle Krich, Susan Moody, Teri Holbrook, Stephen D. Rogers, Marcia Adair, Laura Brennan, Verena Rose, Elizabeth Perona, Shawn Reilly Simmons, Kate Willett, Ruth McCarty, Ang Pompano, Leslie Budewitz, Terry Shames, Christine Trent, Nancy Cole Silverman, Debra H. Goldstein, Cynthia Kuhn, Lynne Ewing, Barbara Paul, Lisa Preston, Marni Graff, Gabriel Valjan, Stacy Woodson, Kristin Kisska, Rita Owen, JoanLong, Richard Cass, Rosemary McCracken, Ellen Larson, L.D. Masterson, Adele Polomski, Mark Thielman, Sharon Lynn, M.A. Monnin
Malice Domestic 1 (By: Elizabeth Peters,Sharyn McCrumb,Charlotte Elkins,Aaron Elkins,Barbara Paul,D.R. Meredith,Joan Hess,Audrey Peterson,P.M. Carlson,Charlotte MacLeod,Barbara Paul) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Malice Domestic 2 (By: Mary Higgins Clark,M.D. Lake) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Malice Domestic 14 (With: Victoria Thompson,Sara Rosett,Parnell Hall,Harriette Sackler,Josh Pachter,Stephen D. Rogers,Marcia Adair,Laura Brennan,Verena Rose,Elizabeth Perona,Shawn Reilly Simmons,Kate Willett,Ruth McCarty,Ang Pompano,Leslie Budewitz,Terry Shames,Christine Trent,Nancy Cole Silverman,Debra H. Goldstein,Cynthia Kuhn,Lynne Ewing,Lisa Preston,Marni Graff,Gabriel Valjan,Stacy Woodson,Kristin Kisska,Rita Owen,JoanLong,Richard Cass,Rosemary McCracken,Ellen Larson,L.D. Masterson,Adele Polomski,Mark Thielman,Sharon Lynn,M.A. Monnin) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Each book is an anthology, with the listed author credited as the editor of the book.

Publication Order of Anthologies

Fish Nets(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Writes of Passage(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
History and Mystery, Oh My!(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead in Good Company(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Edgar Allan Cozy(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood on the Bayou: Bouchercon Anthology 2016(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Malice Domestic 14(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Laid Plans(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas Cocoa Murder(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Beat of Black Wings(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bloodroot: Best New England Crime Stories(2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly Nightshade: Best New England Crime Stories 2022(2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas Mittens Murder(2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Edith Maxwell is one of the Amazon bestselling and Agatha Award nominated American author who likes to write her novels based on the mystery and thriller genres. She is particularly popular for writing down the successful books in the Local Foods Mysteries as well as the Quaker Midwife Mysteries. Author Maxwell also writes a few other mystery series such as the Country Store Mysteries and the Lauren Rousseau Mysteries. But, she writes these two mystery series under different pen names of Maddie Day and Tace Baker respectively. Other than the mystery novels, author Maxwell has written a few award winning short stories about crime fiction. As of today, she lives in the northern region of Boston along with her husband and 3 cats. She is often seen blogging along with other prominent authors, all of whom together form the group called as the Wicked Cozy Authors. Author Maxwell was born in Pasadena, The United States. She says that she wanted to be a writer ever since she was a small child. Before going to become a full time writer, author Maxwell used to earn her living by working as a technical documentation writer for a software company. She was also indulged in writing essays and features as a freelance journalist. Some other works in which author Maxwell was busy before being a novelist included editing medical texts, producing a few published articles as well as doctoring dissertation in the linguistics field.

When Maxwell made up her mind to write something on her own as a writer, she started off with news and fiction articles. The first paid published article written by author Maxwell came out when she was 9 years old. She believes that the only thing that makes her extremely happy is writing long and short novels. Being one of the established authors, Maxwell actively participates in the happenings of the Sisters in Crime group of writers. She has even served as the vice president of the New England chapter of the group. Author Maxwell is also an active member of the MWA as well as a long time member of the Friends Society. A few art stories written by her have appeared in the 50th anniversary celebration of the National Endowment. Apart from being a prolific writer of mystery novels, author Maxwell is also a well known organic farmer. This is the reason why she was able to describe the character of Cam Flaherty in the Local Foods Mystery series. She has given the description of language and tensions of the farming profession of Flaherty. Author Maxwell has lived in southern Indiana for a period of 5 years. She was very much impressed by the language and slow pace of the natives of that place. Therefore, she made the decision to set the novels of the Country Store Mystery series there. In her free time, author Maxwell used to deliver independent classes on childbirth and even worked for a few years as a doula. With the help of these activities she was able to give a perfect insight into the struggling life of the historical midwife that she has depicted in the Quaker Midwife mystery series. Currently, author Maxwell lives in Amesbury, Massachusetts, The United States. However, she is actually a 4th generation citizen of California. Maxwell is blessed with a couple of fully grown sons and a beloved husband. The whole family lives in an antique house, which comprises of three pet cats and a few specimens fine gardens statuary.

The Local Foods Mystery series written by author Edith Maxwell consists of 4 books in total, which were published between the years 20143 and 2016. The debut book of this series is titled as ‘A Time to Live, A Time to Die’. This book is set in Westbury, Massachusetts, and features the lead character in the form of Cameron Flaherty, who is described by the author as an organic farmer. As the novel starts, Cameron Flaherty is depicted as hoping to make an excellent selling during the harvest time. But, her hopes are destroyed when a killer commits a murder on her property. Due to this, her first produce of organic farming yields murder instead of crops. However, in spite of having a slow start to her first growing season, she gets a flourishing CSA because of the excellent marketing strategy of an enthusiastic volunteer from Brazil named Lucinda DaSilva. She has made a vow to eat nothing else other than the local farm produce for a year. Therefore, she helps Cameron Flaherty get a number of subscribers for her CSA. On one occasion, Cam finds that one of her employees named Mike Montgomery does not follow the practices of organic farming. Hence, she fires him. The day end like a normal day at the office except that Mike is found stabbed with a pitchfork in his neck. Cam gets suspected as the murderer, but she joins hands with Lucinda to find out who the real killer is. Her investigation shows that the locality was full of people with possible intentions of making things difficult for her. There was a competitive neighboring farmer, a Swedish chef who has turned to odd means after she rejected his love proposal, and a militia group which had some nonlocal agendas. In order to clear her name, Cam is required to dig up the secrets buried beneath the farm lands of the her organic produce.

The second book in the series is titled as ‘Till Dirt Do Us Part’. It was published in the year 2014 by the Kensington publishers. At the beginning of the novel, it is shown that Autumn has descended on the village where organic farmer Cameron Flaherty lives and she has set up a new chilly diner. Another character named Irene Burr seems to have made a number of enemies because of her wish to purchase the Town Hall of Westbury and turn it into a textile museum. Soon, she ends up being dead and a long list of suspects is prepared from the nearby farms. Even Cameron Flaherty suspects that one of the local farms might up settled an old score with Irene Burr, but she is not sure which one among them is the murderer. As the harvest of the Fall approaches, Cameron is required to sift through a number of possible killers, including the estranged son of Irene, her auto mechanic, as well as a fellow subscriber of CSA. After spending some time investigating about the murder of Irene Burr, Cameron Flaherty realizes that the closer she is getting to solve the case, the more someone is trying to cut short her harvest of the Fall season. Now, she is required to solve the murder case as soon as possible in order to prevent herself from becoming the latest victim of the deadly killer.

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One Response to “Edith Maxwell”

  1. Stephanie Rubanowice: 2 years ago

    I have read several of your books which I have enjoyed very much. I just feel bushed reading Delivering the Truth. The story was interesting but Amesbury was like being back in parts of my childhood because my grandparents lived on Whitehall Road near Lake Gardner. I remember the noon whistle and walking down to the lake edge. The most interesting aspect were the carriage factories. My grandfather moved to Amesbury to be a carpenter to finish the wooden interior of motor cars. I wondered why such a company would be in Amesbury so I guess it was the next version of the carriage companies. Unfortunately the company closed during the depression. I look forward to reading more of your books. Stephanie Rubanowice


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