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Publication Order of Country Store Mysteries Books

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

Publication Order of Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries Books

as Maddie Day
Murder on Cape Cod (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder at the Taffy Shop (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder at the Lobstah Shack (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder in a Cape Cottage (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder at a Cape Bookstore (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder at the Rusty Anchor (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Lauren Rousseau Books

as Tace Baker
Speaking of Murder (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bluffing is Murder (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Local Foods Mystery Books

A Tine to Live, A Tine to Die (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
'Til Dirt Do Us Part (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Farmed and Dangerous (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Most Fowl (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mulch Ado About Murder (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Quaker Midwife Mystery Books

Delivering the Truth (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Called to Justice (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Turning the Tide (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Charity's Burden (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Judge Thee Not (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Taken Too Soon (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Changing Light (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

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

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Black Cat Thrillogy #9 (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Cece Barton Mystery Books

as Maddie Day

Publication Order of Malice Domestic Books

with Mary Daheim, Nancy Atherton, Elizabeth Peters, Victoria Thompson, Sara Rosett, Sharyn McCrumb, Mary Higgins Clark, 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, Susan Moody, 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 2 (By: Mary Higgins Clark,M.D. Lake) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
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)Description / Buy at Amazon
Each book is an anthology, with the listed author credited as the editor of the book.

Publication Order of Anthologies

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

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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