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Edith Maxwell

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Edith Maxwell is an Agatha-winning mystery author who writes the Local Foods Foods Mysteries as well as the historical Quaker Midwife Mysteries, featuring a Quaker midwife sleuth in 1888.

As Maddie Day, she writes the Country Store Mysteries set in southern Indiana, and the Cozy
Capers Book Group Mysteries.

Her short stories have appeared in twenty juried anthologies and magazines. She is active in Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.

Edith, a fourth-generation Californian, has two grown sons and lives in an antique house north of Boston with her beau, their energizer kitten, a small organic garden, and some impressive garden statuary. She worked as a software technical writer for almost two decades but now writes fiction full time
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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 phon…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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I could not put down this collection of five short stories and a novella. Leslie Budewitz, more commonly known for her prowess at the novel length, shows she's also a master of shorter form crime stories. I loved the five short pieces. I'm a fan of h ...more
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"'TIL DIRT DO US PART, the second book in author Edith Maxwell's Local Foods mystery series, presented an interesting conundrum for me even before I started reading the book.

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