Note: Congratulations to Traveler for being our randomly selected winner of Murder Most Fowl! Traveler, please check your email.
And thanks to all of you for stopping by - I wish I had a book to give away to each one.
Cam Flaherty here, from Edith Maxwell's Local Foods Mysteries. And boy, do I have a a great announcement. She recently showed me the cover for the next book - and I love it!
What do you think? It's so fun, with Preston trying to catch a butterfly out in the field.
In Mulch Ado About Murder, it's been a hot dry spring in Westbury, Massachusetts, where my farm is. As I wait for much-needed rain, storm clouds of mystery begin to gather. May has been anything but merry for me so far. My parents arrived unexpectedly, and my crops are in danger of withering.
But when I find Nicole Kingsbury, the owner of the new hydroponic business, dead in a vat of feeding solution - clutching a set of rosary beads - my boyfriend Detective Pete Pappas has another murder to solve. Rain might be scarce, but there's no shortage of suspects, including Nicole's ex-husband, the Other Man who ruined their marriage, and my own mother! Can you believe it? I hope Pete and I can solve this thing before the killer strikes again.
To celebrate the great new cover, Edith says she'll send a signed copy of Murder Most Fowl, book four in the series, to one commenter here. Check in tomorrow to see if you won!
And remember, Mulch Ado About Murder is available for preorder wherever books are sold. It releases at the end of May next year!
Readers: Do you buy books based on the cover?
Edith Maxwell writes the Quaker Midwife Mysteries and the Local Foods Mysteries, the Country Store Mysteries (as Maddie Day), and award-winning, Agatha-nominated short crime fiction.
Maxwell is Incoming President of Sisters in Crime New England. She lives north of Boston with her beau and three cats, and blogs here, with the other Wicked Cozy Authors, and with the Midnight Ink Writers. You can find her on Facebook, twitter, Pinterest, and at her web site, edithmaxwell.com.