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Tuesday, March 28, 2017


You know you're having a great book launch when your book hits the Number One slot on Barnes & Noble within hours! Kudos goes out to Edith Maxwell, a.k.a. author Maddie Day for her new cozy, When The Grits Hit The Fan.

If you're in the Boston Area, treat yourself to attending Edith's book launch event at Jabberwocky Books in Newburyport, Massachusetts on April 7 at 7:00 pm. More information below.

Want to read Edith's/Maddie's take on strong women? Edith was a guest on my blog and unfolded the timeless qualities of some of her characters. Click here!

Despite the bitter winter in South Lick, Indiana, business is still hot at Robbie Jordan’s restaurant. But when another murder rattles the small town, can Robbie defrost the motives of a cold-blooded killer?

Before she started hosting dinners for Indiana University’s Sociology Department at Pans ‘N Pancakes, Robbie never imagined scholarly meetings could be so hostile. It’s all due to Professor Charles Stilton, who seems to thrive on heated exchanges with his peers and underlings, and tensions flare one night after he disrespects Robbie’s friend, graduate student Lou. So when Robbie and Lou go snowshoeing the next morning and find the contentious academic frozen under ice, police suspect Lou might have killed him after their public tiff. To prove her friend’s innocence, Robbie is absorbing local gossip about Professor Stilton’s past and developing her own thesis on the homicide—even if that means stirring up terrible danger for herself along the way . . . 

Seriously, can a cozy mystery cover and title get any better? Buy your copy at the link above, grab your mug of tea and treat yourself!

National best-selling author Edith Maxwell is a 2017 double Agatha Award nominee for her historical mystery Delivering the Truth and her short story, “The Mayor and the Midwife.” She writes the Quaker Midwife Mysteries and the Local Foods Mysteries; as Maddie Day she writes the Country Store Mysteries and the Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries. Her award-winning short crime fiction has appeared in many juried anthologies, and she is honored to served as President of Sisters in Crime New England.

A fourth-generation Californian and former tech writer, farmer, and doula, Maxwell now writes, cooks, gardens, and wastes time as a Facebook addict north of Boston with her beau and three cats. She blogs at, Killer Characters, and with the Midnight Ink authors. Find her at and elsewhere.


Edith Maxwell

Agatha-nominated and national best-selling author

Called to Justice. Midnight Ink, 2017
When the Grits Hit the Fan. (Written as Maddie Day), Kensington Publishing, 2017
Mulch Ado About Murder. Kensington Publishing, 2017