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Edith Maxwell

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Pasadena, The United States



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Edith Maxwell is an Agatha-nominated and national bestselling mystery author who writes the Local Foods Foods Mysteries. Book five, MULCH ADO ABOUT MURDER, releases in 2017. Edith once owned and operated the smallest certified-organic farm in Essex County, Massachusetts.

Maxwell also writes the historical Quaker Midwife Mysteries. DELIVERING THE TRUTH, featuring a Quaker midwife sleuth in 1888, released in 2016 and is nominated for an Agatha Award for Best Historical Mystery. Her story, "The Mayor and the Midwife," is the second Rose Carroll story to be nominated for an Agatha Award for Best Short Story. CALLED TO JUSTICE releases in 2017.

As Maddie Day, Edith writes the Country Store Mysteries set in southern Indiana. WHEN THE GRITS HIT THE

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Edith Maxwell My rule is, "butt in the chair, fingers on the keyboard." Something always emerges. And when even that doesn't work, I go for a long walk with my…moreMy rule is, "butt in the chair, fingers on the keyboard." Something always emerges. And when even that doesn't work, I go for a long walk with my phone in my pocket. I talk to myself, asking, "What's next?" When inspiration inevitably strikes, I dictate the ideas into a notes app so I don't lose them. Also - deadlines are great motivators!(less)
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A Tine to Live, A Tine to Die 'Til Dirt Do Us Part Farmed and Dangerous Murder Most Fowl Mulch Ado About Murder
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Death Over Easy by Maddie Day
"This was my first introduction to the Country Store Mystery series and Robbie Jordan and doggone it, I’m as happy as a pig in mud!

Robbie Jordan runs the local breakfast and lunch spot, Pans ’N Pancakes in town and has just begun renting out the r..." Read more of this review »
Death Over Easy by Maddie Day
"The fifth County Store Mystery is a great addition to the series!

Pans 'N Pancakes is busier than ever; Robbie Jordan now has three rooms to let above her store and with the Bluegrass Festival in full swing, she has no vacancies. In addition, her f..." Read more of this review »
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Judy Penz Sheluk nails it with this intriguing Marketville mystery that, as the title says, stitches together an investigation into the past with people's lives in the present - including that of protagonist Callie Barnstable, herself. Her new missin ...more
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"Robbie is enjoying running her diner and has finally opened her upstairs bed and breakfast for guests of the bluegrass festival along with her father and step- mother. But a murder of one of the musicians has put a damper on their visit. Robbie on..." Read more of this review »
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Herriman gives us a beautifully crafted and suspenseful start to a new historical series with Searcher of the Dead. Widowed herbalist Bess Ellyott is a smart, caring protagonist with a troubled past. Constable Kit Hardwoode admires her bravery and in ...more
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Wow. Shari Randall nails it in this debut cozy mystery! Her amateur sleuth, Allie, a ballet dancer recovering from an ankle injury, is smart, brave, and graceful as she untangles the identity of a murderer and more than one vandal to clear her belove ...more
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