BIG New Flash: My short crime story, “A Questionable Death,” has been nominated for an Agatha Award for Best Short Story! I’m so thrilled, and in great company with four other author pals. You can read “A Questionable Death” over at Kings River Life Magazine. Another story, “The Case of the Missing Bicycle,” is in a recent issue of the Texas Gardeners Newsletter (scroll down to read). Both feature the characters and 1888 setting of my Quaker Midwife Mysteries! And you can enter to win an advance copy of Delivering the Truth, the first book on the series on Goodreads until February 20.

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I’m Agatha-nomMurder Most Fowlinated and Amazon best-selling author Edith Maxwell, and I write the Local Foods Mysteries series from Kensington Publishing. Murder Most Fowl will be out in late May and is available for preorder!

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

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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 April, 2016. Recent praise: “The historical setting is redolent and delicious, the townspeople engaging, and the plot a proper puzzle, but it’s Rose Carroll – midwife, Quaker, sleuth – who captivates in this irresistible series debut.” – Catriona McPherson, Agatha, Anthony and Macavity winning author of the Dandy Gilver series.

FlippedcoverI’m also Maddie Day, and I write the Country Store Mysteries, also from Kensington. Flipped for Murder released in October to rave reviews.


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).