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Murder on Cape Cod

(Cozy Capers Book Group Mystery #1)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  133 ratings  ·  41 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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May 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
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
Feb 13, 2019 rated it liked it
I received this book through the First Reads giveaway program.

A cozy mystery set on Cape Cod, it's filled with plenty of action for those who love a fun whodunnit. Interesting characters, a beautiful setting, and fast pace make this a thriller sure to entertain. Complete with several yummy recipes at the conclusion.
Mark Baker
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, mystery
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
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!
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
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
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am a big fan of cozy mysteries, and "Murder on Cape Cod" (Cozy Capers Book Group Mystery #1) by Maddie Day is going on my favorite list of series to read. The story line was fast paced and suspenseful. I was tempted many times to go to the end to find out who the killer was, but was kept intrigued by the wonderful descriptive story line, I could not put the book down. You felt like you were on the sand dunes in the fog with the main character "Mac", when she discovered the fate of a man she u ...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.
Dawn Frazier
May 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book!
Missi 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
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
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
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.
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
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
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful first in this new cozy series. I cannot wait for the next one. Great characters and setting. Maddie Day (Edith Maxwell) is a fabulous story teller.
Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Murder on Cape Cod
Cozy Capers Book Club Mystery #1
By Maddie Day
ISBN 9781496715067
Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Jeanie


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.

Summer is busy season for Mackenzie “Mac” Almeida’s bicycle shop, nestled in the quaint, seaside hamlet of Westham, Massachusetts. She’s expecting an inf
Jan 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When bike shop owner, Mackenzie “Mac” Almeida, stumbles over handyman Jake Lacey’s body on the path behind her micro-home on Cape Cod, suspicion initially falls on her. Mac’s frustration with Jake over the low-standard job he did on her roof repair raised the eyebrows of Westham Police Chief, Victoria Laitinen. Might Mac’s dissatisfaction from the shoddy roof job be a motive for murder? Mac is not overly concerned about proving her own innocence. But how can she explain away the murder weapon th ...more
Vicky Marie
I received a free copy from a giveaway on Goodreads

A good start to a new series. I wasn't a huge fan of Flipped for Murder, Maddie Day's previous work from her first series, so I was happily surprised that I enjoyed this one more. There was equal focus on both the mystery aspect as well as the everyday goings-on of Mac's life. I liked the characters more compared to those in Flipped for Murder, as well as the setting. I will say it was a bit too meta for me. The book club focusing on cozy myster
Kathleen Chrisman
Jan 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mackenzie "Mac" Almeida owns a bike shop and a tiny house on Cape Cod. She also enjoys reading and attending her cozy mystery book club. When she finds a local man dead on the walkway near her home, Mac and her fellow cozy book club members start following all the clues they can find despite the fact that the police have warned them all to stay away and let them handle the situation. Mac and her friends need to clear one of their own no matter what the evidence says. Mac will risk her life to cl ...more
Dec 18, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
Mackenzie (Mac) Almeida likes to get together with her local book group to discuss their favorite genre, cozy mysteries. It looks like they might get a chance to investigate a real mystery when Mac trips over the dead body of Jake Lacey. And worse yet, Mac was just seen arguing with Jake just hours before his death. Cozy mystery readers won't be disappointed in this book. It has lots of action, good characters. a few twists and a little suspense. Throw in a couple recipes and you're all set for ...more
Dec 27, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The story is OK. I think the protagonist jumped to all kinds of conclusions throughout the story and after a while it was annoying. There are plenty of red herrings along the way. However, the story was not very enjoyable. The ending was very predictable. The book also had a typos in it, at least 6 to 8. I would think that a published book would have none or possible 1 or 2. This was disappointing as well.
This was a pretty fun, quick read :D. Pretty standard cozy mystery plot (that's not a knock), but the main character, Mackenzie, who runs a biking shop, was fun to follow along as she solved things, and the side characters were more vibrant and intriguing than in a lot of other series. I wouldn't mind picking up the next in the series when it comes out.
May 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great read for anyone who has ever been to Cape Cod. Love the location and characters. It takes place in and around a bike shop. There is also a book group who read only cozy mysteries. There is a murder and Mac's brother is a suspect. Mac investigates with help from her readers group.
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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