Monday, October 3, 2016

Mulch Ado About Murder Cover Reveal!

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.

39 comments:

  1. I grew up on a farm, so enjoy a series which has a farm setting. This is a great series...looking forward to reading this next book. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net.

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  2. Love both the cover and title for the upcoming Local Foods mystery, Edith!

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  3. Your cover is fantastic. I'm looking forward to reading this latest book in your Local Food
    Mystery series.

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  4. I admit it, a good cover will draw me in every time! I have found great new books that way. The new cover is so cute! Thanks for the giveaway too!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. A good cover will make me check out a book but Idon't buy based just on that.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  6. The cover and or title catches my eye, then I check it out more closely.
    judytucker1947@gmail.com

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  7. A cover may grab my attention but I don't purchase a book solely for that reason.
    karen(dot)kenyon(at)rogers(dot)com

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  8. Love the coveer---it would certainly make me read the blurb---and probably decide to buy the book.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  9. Love the cover! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.
    cactuspare(at)cox(dot)net

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  10. I don't always go with the cover, but it is where I start when looking. I like to read the blurbs to see what the book is about also.

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  11. An interesting cover absolutely draws me to pick up the book! I've also learned not to rely on that because I've found many series I absolutely adore with very little cover art. I love all the green on Mulch Ado About Murder and the vibrant sunset makes the perfect background. I would be drawn to this cover if I didn't already know it's a great series! Thanks for sharing and selecting a lucky winner!

    Bec
    Rlewis11797 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  12. Love Preston playing... it gives a merry nod to the titles inspiration. Can't wait to see what's in store on the farm!

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  13. I'm am always drawn to a good cover. This cover would draw me right away. Thanks for this chance to win. mommomsworld(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. I'm am always drawn to a good cover. This cover would draw me right away. Thanks for this chance to win. mommomsworld(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  15. The cover is lovely. The book would be very enjoyable. Thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  16. I admit it, a book's cover does influence me. Thanks for the chance to win. Dmskrug3 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  17. A cover is enticing and makes the book come alive. Many thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. Love the punny title. And the cover. To a certain extent a cover does play a part in whether I will read the blurb and see if I would find it interesting. But I learned decades ago that a cover can, on some occasions, not really reflect what the story is about. And the same with the blurb. On one occasion I learned to my regret that the cover and the blurb were the only good things about the book. And neither actually represented what was in the book. Less than half way through the book it went into the trash. I did not consider it worth even passing on to someone who would put up with the crap in the book. I have read books that I didn't like all that much. And I had no problem with trading them with others for a book I hoped to find more interesting. But (Sadly I don't remember it or the author) that one? No trade. It was to terrible to pass on. Even to someone who would collect the golden turkey type of material. Course that was in the late 70's. Even seen a couple of movies where the only good part was the teaser. Della at deepotter at peoplepc dot com

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  19. I do buy based on the cover and synopsis.

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  20. Covers (good & not so good) attract my attention, but they're not the reason I'll buy a book. Thanks for the chance.
    turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. I count on the cover to grab my attention. Then I use the blurb to make the final decision.
    cjreynolds52(at)comcast(dot)net

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  22. Covers can certainly get my attention.
    I must admit to being shallow--a certain type of cover screams "Not my type of story!" and I look at the book no further.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  23. Say if I'm in an airport and don't have my iPad, and am looking for a book to read, I am very cover-driven, then I go to the blurb in the back. I am a very visual person and really appreciate good covers. The Mulch Ado About Murder cover is wonderful -- it makes me smile! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  24. I was first drawn to Cozy mysteries by the covers, but now I just enjoy them as I read lots of cozy series. lkleback@hotmail.com

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  25. Happy to see this new release, really enjoy this series. And all the covers are great. I will pick up a book because of its cover but rely more on the blurb and author to make my decision. Thanks for the giveaway.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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  26. Yes super cute cover! Parkeremma2003 at yahoo dot com

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  27. Love the cover! Can't wait for the next book! I so hate that I was not able to attend Boucheron with Annette De Felice Gavigan & meet you in person. Breast cancer, treatment & recovery have kind of gotten in my way. Your books have filled many hours during my recovery! Annette brought me a signed copy of Delivering the Truth. I can't wait to read it since my great-grandmother was a midwife here in the central Louisiana in the Cane River area!

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  28. Great cover, great series. I look forward to reading this new one.
    agavigan@cox.net

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  29. Yes and no, it's the first page that gets me.

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  30. The cover is what draws me in, then the back blurb. If the cover isn't interesting, I usually pass it by. That sounds bad :(
    jmcgrath221@hotmail.com

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  31. Cute covers do attract me (such as Joanne Fluke's Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder) but I like to read an excerpt before ordering or buying a book.
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  32. Great new cover! I really have to start reading this series. Would love to read "Murder Most Fowl".
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. Great new cover! I really have to start reading this series. Would love to read "Murder Most Fowl".
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. Good cover illustration does appeal to me. Then I flip the book to read the back cover blurb and skim through some pages. If everything hits home, I buy the book :).

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  35. 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.

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  36. A book cover definitely helps determine what books I'll read. If a cover looks dark or shows violence, it goes back on the shelf immediately. I don't even bother reading the description. Cute covers tell me that I'm in for a comfortable, sometimes humorous read. In this day and age, that's what I need. An escape from what's happening in the world.

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  37. Yes, I do buy books based on their covers. I love the great covers on the series I like. That's one of the reasons I have a hard time with ebooks.

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  38. the covers actually do make a difference to me. I love your covers. I have passed up books that may have been very good. But considering I only have so much money to spend on books, I am picky because I keep most all of my books to re read. Georgia
    queenvictoria50(at) aol (dot) com

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  39. Yes, this cover does play a big part drawing me to the book. I looks like a dynamite book from a dynamite author.

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