Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries

by Maddie Day

Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries

Edith Maxwell writes this series as Maddie Day.

In the Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries, Mac (Mackenzie) Almeida runs a bicycle repair and rental shop in the fictional Cape Cod village of Westham, and also hosts a weekly cozy mystery book group. The gang discusses the latest fictional murder – and sometimes a real one, too. Find questions for your own book club here: Murder on Cape Cod Book Club Questions.

Murder at the Lobstah Shack

In Murder at the Lobstah Shack, when murder turns out to be the special of the day at her friend’s seafood restaurant, bicycle shop owner Mackenzie “Mac” Almeida and her fellow book club sleuths have to net a killer . . .

Tulia Peters’ Lobstah Shack offers locals and tourists in Westham, Massachusetts, some of Cape Cod’s most amazing cuisine. But when the body of Annette DiCicero is discovered in the kitchen’s walk-in freezer—with a custom-made claw-handled lobster pick lodged in her neck—spoiled appetites are the least of Tulia’s worries. After a heated public argument with Annette, Tulia is a person of interest in the homicide investigation. To clear Tulia’s name, Mac and the Cozy Capers Book Group snoop into Annette’s personal life. Between her temperamental husband, his shady business partner, and two women tied to Annette’s past life as “Miss New Bedford”, several suspects and multiple motives emerge. And they’re getting crabby about Mac intruding on their affairs. . .

It released on all platforms and formats in November 2021.

Murder on Cape Cod

Murder on Cape Cod, the series debut, is available in all formats.

It’s just after Memorial Day in Westham, Massachusetts. Business is still a little slow, but that doesn’t stop the weekly Cozy Capers book group from starting their summer reading list. As bicycle mechanic Mackenzie (Mac) Almeida walks home afterwards, she finds a body on the path behind her house. When it turns out to be murder, and her own half-brother is a prime suspect, Mac has to assemble more parts than a bike derailleur to find the real killer. 


Murder at the Taffy Shop

In Murder at the Taffy Shop, Cape Cod bicycle shop owner Mackenzie “Mac” Almeida and her mystery book club find a certain accusation of murder quite the stretch. Mac’s friend Gin has found herself in a sticky situation. After wealthy genealogist Beverly Ruchart is found dead outside Gin’s taffy shop, the candy maker becomes a person of interest. When it’s revealed that Beverly was poisoned the night Gin brought a box of taffy to a dinner party at Beverly’s house, she’s bumped to the top of the suspects list. It’s up to Mac and her Cozy Capers crime solvers to unwrap this real-life mystery. But this time they might have bitten off more than they can chew . . .

The book released in 2020, in a Barnes & Noble paperback exclusive for one year. It released on all platforms and formats in March 2021.

Recipes from Maddie’s Cozy Capers Book Group series

Murder in a Cape Cottage


Murder at the Lobstah Shack

Maddie shared the recipe for an Apple Cidertini on Mystery Lovers Kitchen.

Cinnamon, Sugar, and a Little Bit of Murder made Apple Spice Muffins.

Criminal Element presented the Lobster Quiche recipe.


Murder on Cape Cod

Criminal Element trialed the Seared Scallops recipe

Cinnamon & Sugar and a Little Bit of Murder made the Cranberry Orange Bread

Maddie presented the Cranberry Wine Spritzer for Mystery Playground’s Drinks with Reads feature.

Murder at the Taffy Shop

Maddie shared the recipe for Parmesan Polenta Disks on Mystery Lovers Kitchen.

Cinnamon, Sugar, and a Little Bit of Murder made Tim’s Bear Claws.

Maddie shared her Pineapple Rum Cooler recipe on Drinks with Reads.


Reviews of Maddie Day’s Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries:

A fantastic start. Any cozy [fan] will be glad to snuggle in and meet these delightful new characters.

Carstairs Considers

Twists and turns … kept me guessing … a truly clever reveal

Kim Davis

Cinnamon, Sugar, & a Little Bit of Murder

Appealing and clever… colorful cast of characters (which include a feisty parrot named Belle), the ambient Cape Cod setting, and the overriding sense of community that connects the two…will beckon to every mystery lover.

John Valeri

Criminal Element

A huge round of applause…writing is crisp…multi-layered plot features a cast of characters both diverse and perfectly suited … interesting plotlines cleverly intertwine…a solid page-turner.

Nightstand Book Reviews