Thursday, November 3, 2016

Get Ready for Cozy Capers!

By Mac Almeida, a brand-new blogger for Maddie Day's brand-new series, the Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries.


Mackenzie Almeida, here. I've been bugging my author, Maddie Day (also known as Edith Maxwell), to announce this news and I finally convinced her. I get to star in my own mystery series from Kensington Publishing!

It's true. I run Mac's Bikes, a bicycle repair and rental shop in Westham on Cape Cod, but I also host a weekly book group called the Cozy Capers. All we read is cozy mysteries. And yeah, we read a book a week. Don't you?

Almost all the shopkeepers in town belong to the Capers, as well as the librarian, the outgoing chief of police, and and a few others. We try to prepare some of the recipes in the books, when they include them, and we meet in the private lighthouse my half-brother Hayden lives in as caretaker.

Westham is a typical small town on the Cape - flooded with tourists for half the year, and struggling to get by the other half.  I'm pretty active with the food bank and soup kitchen in town, both of which are run out of my dad's UU church. Those help with that "other half" issue, but they don't solve the problem of locals not being able to afford the rent or losing their income all winter.

But we're creative here in our beautiful corner of the world, and things were looking up - until a man was murdered directly in back of my tiny house. When it looked like Hayden might have been involved, I had no choice but to jump in and do what I could to clear his name. Wouldn't you do the same for family?

We're not sure when the first book will come out - probably early in 2018. Watch for more news from Maddie/Edith when she gets it, and for more posts here from me and others in Westham.

Readers: In the meantime, tell us your favorite thing about Cape Cod. And if you haven't visited there yet, what's the first thing you'd like to do or see when you get there?


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 Vice-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.






31 comments:

  1. I've never been to Cape Cod but it's on my travel bucket list. The first thing I would do is go to the beach!

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  2. Congrats to Edith! Wonderful news! I have a cousin with a beautiful spot in Provincetown. He has offered to let us go up and use it anytime we want. Sounds like the perfect spring trip after the horrible winter that's about to begin!

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    1. Thanks, Bec. I need a cousin like that!

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  3. Can't wait to read this new series.

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  4. Mac, it is great to 'meet' you! Can't wait to learn more as we patiently wait for the eventual release! I love all the fresh seafood available to eat on Cape Cod.

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  5. This is great congrats can't wait to read

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  6. I love the beaches. They are so varied.

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  7. Great news, Mac! Looking forward to meeting the Cozy Capers in 2018! I have not yet been to Cape Cod ...would enjoy the beaches, the sights and hopefully great seafood!

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  8. I really would love to see one of those lighthouses. Really get up close and find out their history.

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  9. Great news! As you know I grew up on Cape Cod and everything about it is wonderful!

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    1. Thanks, Kim. I actually did not know that! What part? I might have to bug you for information now and then. ;^)

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  10. Congratulations, Edith! I'm so excited about your new series and look forward to reading it! I've never been to Cape Cod so will have to live vicariously through your books :)

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  11. Wonder, wonderful news, Edith! As for Cape Cod--I've not been. I want to though.

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  13. Have calm chowder, of course!

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  14. Second try :Have CLAM chowder (NOT "calm").

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  15. Your new series sounds like a winner, and Westham a wonderful setting. How are we going to be able to wait for 2018? Congratulations!

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  16. Sounds delightful. Can't wait to get to know you and your town better!

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  17. The beach is the beach. No boardwalks or other man made structure.

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  18. It's very nice to meet you, Mac. I am excited to start reading about your town and the mysteries. I've never been to your area but it is on my retirement travel list. When I get there, I'm headed for the beach.

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  19. I am very excited about this new series.

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  20. Congratulations, Mac and Edith! This is great news and sounds like a fun new series!

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  21. I've never been, but I think I would want to soak up the whole atmosphere.

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  22. I haven't been there yet but I would like to see the ocean and eat seafood. Sounds like another great series!

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  23. I haven't been to Cape Cod, but it's on my list of places to visit.

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  24. I haven't been to Cape Cod but I love water in motion so the first thing I want to see is the water. If it happen to be from a a picnic table or a seafood place, that would be even better. Thanks for sharing your exciting news; I look forward to getting to know you, Mac.

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  25. Oh I cant wait to read this series. Reading cozies is definitely something I can relate to. I have never been to Cape Cod, but it does sound interesting. Maybe one day. Congrats!!

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  26. Congratulations, Edith! You're writing another series! Wow!

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  27. I remember when my mom and dad visited Cape Cod. They called me from the tip of the Cape and held out the phone so I could hear the wind and the water! So happy for your new series. I'll preorder as soon as it's available!

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  28. Thanks so much for the congrats, everybody! I really appreciate it. You can be sure I'll let you know when the first book becomes available.

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