Newsflash: My short crime fiction, “Just Desserts for Johnny,” (read it for free at the link) was nominated for an Agatha award for best short story. I’m delighted and honored! Voting takes place by registered attenders at the Malice Domestic conference in Bethesda, Maryland, on May 1 and 2.

And Bluffing is Murder is one of only thirteen finalists for this year’s Silver Falchion Award for Best Romantic Suspense Novel. My fellow nominees included the fabulous Hank Phillippi Ryan, and, gulp, Janet Evanovich!

FARMEDANDDANGEROUSI’m Amazon best-selling author Edith Maxwell, and I write the Local Foods Mysteries series from Kensington Publishing. Farmed and Dangerous will be out in late May.

Quirky characters, lots of organic farming tips, and a well-developed mystery make this Cam’s best outing yet.“- Kirkus Reviews

As Edith Maxwell, I write the historical Quaker Midwife Mysteries, too, and I’m really excited about these books. Delivering the Truth will be out from Midnight Ink in 2016.

FlippedcoverI’m also Maddie Day, and I write the Country Stores Mysteries, also from Kensington. Flipped for Murder will release in November, 2015.Coverdraft

And just to keep things interesting, I’m Tace Baker, as well, writing the Lauren Rousseau Mysteries from Barking Rain Press. Bluffing is Murder came out in November, 2014.


As Edith Maxwell I also write Agatha-nominated and award-winning short crime fiction.

Welcome to my world of cozy and traditional mysteries. I hope you’ll visit my group blog, where I post with five other New England cozy mystery author-friends every week day over at WickedCozyAuthors.com. My latest author newsletter is here.

The banner on this site is a horizontal slice of a gorgeous oil painting by the Boston area artist Jackie Knight titled “Edith’s World.” My dear friend, author Jennifer J. Yanco, commissioned it for a milestone birthday I celebrated recently (well, two years ago).