Greetings, fans and readers. I'm farmer Cameron's father. Ms. Maxwell says she has an advance copy of her new book to give away to one commenter by midnight Eastern Daylight Time on May 5, so be sure to stick with the post.
Cameron's mother and I came to visit recently, and boy did we get into hot water. We're both anthropology professors, and since the semester was over and we hadn't left for our summer research abroad yet, we thought we'd stop by Attic Hill Farm and say hello to our girl. Even though we specialize in cultural death customs, we certainly didn't expect to have a murder right there in Westbury!
It also didn't help matters that my dearly beloved wife had been arguing with the victim earlier in the day and had been publically protesting her new non-organic hydroponic business. But Deb would never murder anyone, so I felt obliged to help Cameron sort things out.
Well, first I tried to help on her farm, but it turned out those plants I thought were weeds were really seeds she'd planted. Oops. So I decided to stick with the chickens. Fowl the world around and I get along just fine. Then we took in the Memorial Day parade, a small town spectacle in all its glory. Too bad it was disrupted by my wife becoming involved in yet another unexplained death. I must say, our normal university life is nowhere near as exciting!
I was glad I could eventually help Cameron with some sleuthing, but our author says I'm not to tell you how it all came out. That's why you read the book.
What's your experience with small-town parades? Ever decorated your riding lawnmower and joined the fun, or even your horse? Marched with a ball team or scouting troop? Or do you prefer to watch the Macy's parade from the comfort of your own home? Remember, one commenter gets an advance copy of the book - which comes out May 30!
Edith Maxwell writes the Quaker Midwife Mysteries, the Local Foods Mysteries, and award-winning, Agatha-nominated short crime fiction. As Maddie Day she creates the Country Store Mysteries and the Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries.
Maxwell is 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.