Maddie Day
Mystery Author

aka Edith Maxwell


Maddie Day
Mystery Author

aka Edith Maxwell

Maddie Day is another name Edith Maxwell writes under. 

Her Country Store Mystery series has been a smashing success. Maddie Day’s more recent Cozy Capers Book Group series launched to readers excited about a series that takes place on Cape Cod. 

Candy Slain Murder

In Candy Slain Murder, Christmas cheer has sent the griddle into overdrive at Robbie Jordan’s popular country store and café. And this year, there’s a new seasonal special to feast on: murder! Read more or  BUY NOW

Nacho Average Murder

In Nacho Average Murder (June, 2020), Robbie Jordan is temporarily leaving Pans ’N Pancakes, her country store in South Lick, Indiana, to visit Santa Barbara, California—where wildfire smoke tinges the air, but a more immediate danger may lie in wait  . . .  BUY NOW

Strangled Eggs and Ham

In Strangled Eggs and Ham (June, 2019), while Robbie scrambles through breakfast orders South Lick, Indiana, tempers run as high as the sticky August heat…Read More or BUY NOW

Death Over Easy

Death Over Easy released July, 2018. Robbie is ready for the boost in business a local music festival brings but the beloved event strikes a sour note when…Read More and download book discussion questions or BUY NOW

Biscuits and Slashed Browns

Biscuits and Slashed Browns released January, 2018. For country-store owner Robbie Jordan, the National Maple Syrup Festival is a sweet escape from late-winter in South Lick, Indiana—until murder…Read More or BUY NOW

book cover - When the Grits Hit the Fan by Edith Maxwell

When The Grits Hit the Fan

When the Grits Hit the Fan released March of 2017. Despite the bitter winter business is still hot at Robbie Jordan’s restaurant. But when another murder…Read More or BUY NOW

Grilled for Murder

In Book Two, Grilled for Murder, Robbie Jordan may have had reservations about the murder victim, but she still needs to…Read More or BUY NOW

book cover - Flipped for Murder by Edith Maxwell

Flipped for Murder

The first book, Flipped for Murder (2015), in this freshly baked series, author Maddie Day lifts the lid on a small town in southern Indiana, where a newcomer is cooking up a new start–until…Read More or BUY NOW

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, 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.

Maddie Day

Maddie Day is a talented amateur chef and holds a PhD in Linguistics from Indiana University.

An Agatha-nominated and bestselling author, she is a member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America and also writes award-winning short crime fiction.

She lives with her beau in Massachusetts, where she’s currently working on her next mystery when she isn’t cooking up something delectable in the kitchen.

Reviews of Maddie Day’s Mysteries:

(reviews for individual books are on those pages)

Robbie Jordan kicks as much butt as Jack Reacher…with way better food!

Jay Roberts


You’ll flip for this mouth-watering new series… a tasty mystery with a side of scenic country charm… a delicious read. The rolling hills of southern Indiana never looked so inviting—or so dangerous.

Leslie Budewitz

Two-time Agatha Award winning author of the Food Lovers’ Village Mysteries

What a terrific debut! This deliciously clever cozy–set in a deceptively charming little town–is fresh, intelligent and delightful. A winner!

Hank Phillippi Ryan

Agatha, Anthony, Macavity, and Mary Higgins Clark award winning author

Day’s series debut provides some quirky characters and red herrings along with the … romantic interest and recipes.

Kirkus Reviews