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Murder on Cape Cod

(Cozy Capers Book Group Mystery #1)

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  972 ratings  ·  154 reviews
A Cape Cod shop owner and her book club must find a crafty killer in this charming new series from the Agatha-nominated author of the Country Store Mystery series.

Mackenzie Almeida's only experience with murder investigations is limited to the cozy mysteries she reads on Cape Cod with her local book group, the Cozy Capers. But when both she and her brother become suspects
Mass Market Paperback, Barnes and Noble Exclusive (until 12/31/19), 307 pages
Published December 18th 2018 by Kensington Publishing
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Diana • Book of Secrets
May 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery-cozy, mystery
Westham, Massachusetts, is a delightful tourist town on Cape Cod, and home to bike shop owner Macenzie "Mac" Almeida. After book club one foggy evening, Mac stumbles across a dead body very near her home. Unfortunately evidence found at the scene makes her brother a prime suspect. The pressure is on Mac to clear her brother's name without interfering in the official investigation.

I enjoyed this first book in the Cozy Capers Book Group Mystery. The Cape Cod setting was lovely, and the wonderful
Mark Baker
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery, 2018
Macenzie "Mac" Almeida has returned to Westham, Massachusetts, after several years away, and she is settling back into the town where she grew up. She's enjoying time with her family, her bike shop is thriving, and she enjoys her weekly meetings with the Cozy Capers, a book club that reads exclusively cozy mysteries. Returning from their meeting one night, Mac stumbles over the dead body of Jake Lacey. Jake didn't have the best reputation in town, and Mac had her own disagreement with the man ov ...more
Chatting About
Great beginning to a new cozy series set in Cape Cod. I love Seaside settings! My favorite part of the book is the Cozy Capers book group and how they read only cozies, and I was familiar with all the authors and titles mentioned having read most of them, too!

In this story, protagonist, Mac Almeida’s brother becomes a suspect in a slaying, and Mac’s innocence is also questioned. Maddie Day intro’s a strong group of characters, both as suspects and those who will be regulars in future stories. As
Elle's Book Blog
Release Date: Available NOW at Barnes&Noble. Releases December 31, 2019 on Amazon.
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Actual Rating: 4 stars

Murder on Cape Cod was released exclusively at Barnes&Noble a few months ago. It is not currently available on amazon but will be released there on December 31st. I happened upon this book at the bookstore in my area and had no idea it wouldn't be released through amazon until the end of the year! Not that I care all too much because I really enjoyed this one.

This i
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020-ebooks
I've been wanting to read this since it came out, but I guess waiting three months is a lot less than other books on my TBR have waited. I really loved that the main sleuth Mac and her bestie Gin were cozy mystery fans who loved the books as much as I do. When they found themselves in the middle of a real life mystery, they found themselves referring to their books they'd read for what to do next.

I think at one point I realized who the killer was, but it was fun reading how it played out. The s
Kay Garrett
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: want-to-read
MURDER ON CAPE COD by Maddie Day is the first book in the new series – a Cozy Capers Book Group Mystery. Maddie Day has expertly crafted the start of a series that will have you turning pages, feeling like you’re a member of the Cozy Capers book club trying to solve the whodunit and why, while enduring you to the little tourist town of Westham, Massachusetts and its residents.

Enjoyed getting to know Mackenzie “Mac” Almeida by learning about her bicycle shop in the heart of town, its employees an
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This a great start to a new series by Maddie Day/Edith Maxwell. She has quickly become one of my go-to authors. I love the setting on Cape Cod—reading the book made me want to visit. The main character, Mac, is a small business owner with a fun group of friends and family. I highly recommend this book, and I’m looking forward to Book 2!
Jan 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Set on Cape Cod, with many local towns and landmarks, this book captures the essence of the small towns that are still on the outer cape. Mac owns the local bike shop and her boyfriend owns the local bakery. Strangers come to town and a murder ensues. There are several characters introduced including a single dad, family from Cape Verde and others for whom there's a lot of opportunity for development. While the book does not claim to be realistic with respect to places, I found the special incon ...more
Dec 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: obs
What an exciting and delightful first in series by Maddie Day! I enjoyed every minute of meeting MacKenzie "Mac" Almeida, owner of a bike shop that does rentals, repairs, and sales of accessories and clothing for the modern bicyclist. Mac has returned to Cape Cod after several years away - working in Boston, then in the Peace Corp, and another year touring, mostly south of the equator. Her brother, Derrick, and his four year old daughter Coquille "Cokey" returned shortly thereafter. Derrick work ...more
Peggy R
Murder on Cape Cod is a great start to a new series for author Maddie Day and I am looking forward to more books. Ms. Day has wonderfully descriptive writing style that allows her to create a world and craft characters that are so clear to the reader. The characters in this series are well defined for a first book in a new series. The protagonist, Mac, is a mature, no-nonsense business woman who has returned home to open her own bicycle shop. I love that she lives in a tiny house and has a parro ...more
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great start to a new series. Strongly recommend!
April Schilling
Dec 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book in the Cozy Capers Book Group mystery series and I loved it! I can just picture Mac's bicycle shop in Westham and she's such a character! I was shocked by who the killer was but, I was pretty sure who was gonna be killed. Looking forward to the next book!
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cute book! An added plus is no profanity and graphic bedroom scenes starting on page 3. This author obviously has a vocabulary and imagination that extends beyond those boundaries. Very refreshing. Will look forward to the next book in the series.
Danielle Urban
Sep 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Murder on Cape Cod by Maddie Day is an interesting cozy murder mystery. I love book book clubs and this one had a liking for murder mysteries. What the leading protagonist does not expect is for a murder to happen in her safe small-town area. Yet it does. In fact, she accidentally runs over the dead handyman in the fog. It appears he was stabbed with her brother's knife. All Mac can think about is how Jake died and why. And more importantly who would murder him...

Maddie Day created a mysterious
There are so many series that I already read and ones that I want to start reading, I'm delighted when a new series starts and I can get in on the ground floor. Maddie Day, also known as Edith Maxwell, is a prolific writer who already has multiple series she authors. So, of course, the logical move is for Maddie to start yet another wonderful series. As I have a yearning to visit Cape Cod, I was quite pleased when I heard her new series, the Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries, would be set there, ...more
Carla Johnson-Hicks
Murder on Cape Cod is a delightful start to the Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries. Mackenzie (Mac) Almeida is the owner operator of Mac's bike shop in Westham Massachusetts, and a member of the Cozy Capers Book Club. After book club, on a foggy night, Mack trips over the dead body of a man she had a disagreement with earlier in the day. There is a piece of evidence found at the scene that makes her brother the prime suspect. Mac and her friends in the book club work to clear his name. Of course, ...more
Liz Caldwell
Jan 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mackenzie Almeida is a young bicycle shop owner, with a hunky baker boyfriend, an African Grey parrot and a tiny house in quaint Westham, Mass., a tourist town on Cape Cod. Her brother, a single dad, works for her and her father is a minister at the UU church, and her mother writes astrological charts. And then there's the book club, which focuses on cozy mysteries. When Mac literally stumbles over a body on a foggy path behind her home, the book club decides they will help the local and state p ...more
Barbara Bergendorf
Murder on Cape Cod by Maddie Day is an excellent read and the first in a new series. The plot gently pulls you in and then you can't put it down. I love the characters and how they interact with each other. Can't wait to find out more about them in future books. I would recommend it to everyone.
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mystery
Murder on Cape Cod by Maddie Day was an entertaining afternoon read. I enjoyed this first book in a new cozy series. Ms. Day's descriptive writing introduced the characters and the small community in great detail. All of the characters are likable and I found myself wanting to visit Cape Cod for myself. A smoothly paced plot with a perplexing murder and very few suspects. I look forward to the next book in this series.

I received a copy of this book from my local library now that it is available
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozies, have-ecopy
Wonderful beginning to a new series! It was a fun bit that Mac & the Cozy Capers are cozy readers, too. The story was excellent and really well written. There were quite a few characters to love in the book, and ones I hope will continue making appearances in future books, in particular Mac's grandmother, Abo Reba. ...more
Lisa Morin
Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Attention grabber

I'm a big fan of this author and I was excited to read this book.
The main character is very easy to like and the plot and story are well thought out.
I'm looking forward to reading more in this series.
Dawn Frazier
May 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book!
K.A. Davis
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
MURDER ON CAPE COD is the first book in the brand new Cozy Capers Book Group Mystery series by Maddie Day. This delightful book introduces us to protagonist MacKenzie “Mac” Almeida, owner of Mac’s Bikes, which caters to tourists visiting the quaint town. I admire Mac for being super handy and she not only runs her business but also does the bike repairs herself. I also enjoy the way the author portrays women succeeding in traditionally male-dominated roles in this new book. Ms. Day has created a ...more
Missi Martin (Stockwell)
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I totally knew who did it ...... no only kidding !!! I had NO idea. And that is what makes a GREAT cozy mystery and Maddie Day knows how to capture the reader from the first word on the first page until the very last word and the reader has closed the book for the last time. And she doesn't waste any time.....

In Murder on Cape Cod, the first book in her new series A Cozy Capers Book Group Mystery, you have the murder taking place immediately. By the time you have read 5 pages, you are already in
Judith von Kirchbach
I really like cozy mysteries if I am reading to relax and Maddie Day has written a really good one. The setting is fun and don't we all want to live (or at least summer) on Cape Cod? Mac is a fun character and has a great little bike rental and repair store. I loved all the characters and they are quite diverse, especially for Cape Cod. I loved her family - supportive and a good add to the book. I could so see a group of mystery lovers, a mystery book club, no less, deciding to take on some sleu ...more
Enjoyed this book. It kept me guessing who the murderer was. Liked getting to know the characters and hope they appear in another book.
Dec 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The first in a new series by Maddie Day, you will not be disappointed. Bicycle mechanic Mac Almeida hopes tourists will flock to her shop to rent bikes while vacationing on Cape Cod. The last thing she expects to find is a body. When her brother Jake is implicated, Mac uses her mystery reading skills to solve the murder.
Jan 12, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
As a big fan of Maddie Day's Country Store mystery series, I was really looking forward to the debut of her new Cozy Capers series. Set in a fictional town on the very real Cape Cod region of Massachusetts, the book features Mackenzie Almeida, a bike shop owner and member of a book club group that is devoted to the cozy mystery genre.

The catalyst for this first book in the series comes from a dead body that Mac discovers while walking home from a meeting of said book club. Having recently had a
Jul 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: cozy-mysteries
Mac has grown up in Cape Cod and after traveling for several years is back in town running the local bicycle shop. One night after coming back from her cozy mystery book club she literally trips over a body right in front of her cottage. Her fellow capers decide to solve the case and prove that Macs brother did not commit the murder. This cozy mystery had it good points but also had bad points. for me I thought that the idea of having a cozy mystery book club was a cute idea to have in a book an ...more
Margo Sue
I was so excited to receive the ARC for this book. From the first page, you were immersed in the characters lives. As you tried to figure out who murdered Jake Lacey and why, you learned the personal histories and relationships between the characters. For me, that is one of the best things. The characters had their good and bad points, flaws and strengths. I also enjoy a book when I can learn something new. The unique cultural background of these characters did just that. It is the first volume ...more
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Maddie Day is a pseudonym for Agatha-nominated mystery author Edith Maxwell.

As Maddie Day, Edith writes the Country Store Mysteries, from Kensington, set in southern Indiana. Maddie lived in the area some years ago and loves writing the adventures of Robbie Jordan, a country store owner and chef in South Lick, Indiana.

She also writes the Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries, with bike shop owner Mack

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