News: Delivering the Truth has been nominated for an Agatha Award for Best Historical Mystery. It was also awarded the Independent Publisher Book Awards Silver Medal for Mystery/Cozy/Noir. And “The Mayor and the Midwife” has been nominated for an Agatha for Best Short Story. I am honored and thrilled. Read the short story here.

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I’m Agatha-nominated and national best-selling author Edith Maxwell, aka Maddie Day, and I write four mystery series, with nine published books, three to release in 2017, and many more under contract. I’m currently working on my fifteenth novel and I couldn’t be happier.

As Maddie Day I write the wildly popular Country Store Mysteries, from Kensington Publishing. When the Grits Hit the Fan releases at the end of March, including in audio.

As Edith Maxwell, I write the historical Quaker Midwife MysteriesCalled to Justice releases from Midnight Ink in April, 2017.  We went on an historical book launch walking tour last spring – and you can take the tour yourself on YouTube!

Also as Edith I write the Local Foods Mysteries series, also from Kensington. Mulch Ado About Murder will be out in May, the fifth in this popular series set on an organic farm. Enter to win an ARC before May 11.

And Maddie Day has a signed three-book contract with Kensington Publishing for a new cozy foodie mystery series! The Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries will debut with Murder on Cape Cod. Mackenzie Almeida runs a bicycle repair and rental shop in a fictional Cape Cod village, and also hosts a weekly cozy mystery book group.


And just to keep things interesting, I have written under the name Tace Baker, as well, with the Lauren Rousseau Mysteries from Barking Rain Press.

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

Welcome to my world of cozy and historical 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. We were featured in the Boston Globe this spring! 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 of mine.