Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries

Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries

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. Edith Maxwell writes this series as Maddie Day – from Kensington Publishing. Find questions for your own book club here: Murder on Cape Cod Book Club Questions.

Murder on Cape Cod

Series debutMurder on Cape Cod is part of an exclusive deal with Barnes & Noble for the first year. Kensington will re-release it on all platforms in January, 2020. Purchase the paperback now at Barnes & Noble and preorder it elsewhere 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, available now for preorder from Barnes & Noble, 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 releases in March, 2020, in a Barnes & Noble paperback exclusive for one year, to go to wide distribution in winter, 2021.

Recipes

Murder on Cape Cod RECIPES

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 RECIPES

Avocado Deviled Eggs

Mac makes these to bring to book group

Ingredients

8 hard-cooked eggs, shelled

2 ripe avocados

1 teaspoon fresh cilantro or dill, minced (Some people have a severe aversion to cilantro, so consider your diners)

3 teaspoons lime juice

1 tablespoon capers, chopped finely

Salt and pepper to taste.

Habanero or jalapeno hot sauce

Smoked paprika or chili powder

Directions

Halve eggs lengthwise and remove yolks to a bowl. Mash avocado with yolks. Add cilantro or dill, lime juice, a few drops of hot sauce, and a pinch each salt and pepper. Mix gently and season to taste. Fill egg white halves. Sprinkle smoked paprika or chili powder on top. Cover and refrigerate if you won’t be serving immediately.

Reviews of 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

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

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.