Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Cozy Capers on the Case, plus #GIVEAWAY

Gin Malloy, here, from Maddie Day's Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries.

Hi, gang. I understand you all like cozy mysteries, too! That's wicked awesome. Mac Almeida and I are members of the Cozy Capers book group here in Westham on Cape Cod, and all we read are cozies, one a week, in fact.

The book group members are shop owners or other luminaries in town. I run Salty Taffy's candy shop. Mac has Mac's Bikes. Zane owns the distillery and liquor store. But we also have our head librarian, a retired chief of police, the town clerk, and Mac's brother.

I'll tell you, I never expected to get involved in solving a real mystery! Things got pretty dicey after Mac literally stumbled over Jake's body one foggy night on her way home from book group.  Well, you can read the blurb:

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 in a murder, Mac summons help from her Cozy Capers co-investigators and a library's worth of tips and tricks. This is one mystery where Mac is hoping for anything but a surprise ending...

So Maddie Day says she has a stack of advance copies of Murder on Cape Cod and wants to give away not one but two here today. Cool, huh? So readers, what have you stumbled over lately? Was it good or bad? Be sure to leave your email address so Maddie can contact you. The book releases in a Barnes & Noble paperback exclusive December 18 (and on all platforms a year later).

News Flash: Random.org chose Mary Preston and Jeannie Beck. Congratulations, ladies! Please check your email. I wish I had a copy for everyone who shared their stumbles. ;^)

Maddie Day creates the Country Store Mysteries and the Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries. As Edith Maxwell, this Macavity- and Agatha-nominated author writes the Quaker Midwife Mysteries, the Local Foods Mysteries, and award-winning short crime fiction.

Maxwell is President of Sisters in Crime New England. She lives north of Boston with her beau and two cats, and blogs here and with the other Wicked Cozy Authors. You can find her on Facebook, twitter, Pinterest, and at her web site, edithmaxwell.com.

46 comments:

  1. Thank goodness I have not stumbled over any bodies, but I have been stumbling over mess after mess in my house! Need to get busy cleaning!
    Wendy
    clarksrfun at gmail dot com

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  2. I keep stumbling over the cat. Yesterday I stepped on her tail & fell into the refrigerator. She makes life interesting.
    bookworm dot walters at gmail dot com

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  3. Yesterday, I stumbled over a great deal that I know a friend will love and a couple of new to me authors that I can't wait to read...dianetelford at hotmail dot com

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  4. I did stumble over a body once, when I was on my way to school. It was in a ditch. They never told me if he was drunk or dead. I have always wondered about it.
    Anyway, that's my stumbling adventure!
    Love all of your books!
    debprice60@gmail.com

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  5. I have not stumbled over anything lately but my little grandsons tumbled over me.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  6. There is a stray kitten that we did a capture and release and now he is my best bud and comes running whenever he hears my voice. He won't let me get a step without him inbetween my feet. I haven't fallen yet but it's just a matter of time. pgenest57(at)aol(dot)com

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  7. Congratulations on your release; I am soooo anxious to read your book as I've lived on The Cape and love to read about places I've lived or visited especially when they are books that a favorite author writes.
    Stumbling and tripping on stone or brick walkways are a very frequent problem for me. All uneven surfaces trip me. I need to have a knee and hip replaced and I can barely lift my right leg/foot up enough to clear any edges of this type of walkway. I swear people think I've had too much wine or something but this is how it is. ๐Ÿ˜I use a cane and still trip and glad that I have a rollator for other "trips" as it keeps me from doing a face dive! Once a klutz, always a klutz I guess. It just got worse with the arthritis! I laugh at myself when it happens and that should count for something, right? ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
    Thank you,
    Cynthua

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  8. I don't tend to stumble over anything very often - was fun reading the comments of everyone else though - I do tend to kick off my shoes, forget that I left them in my way and then stumble over them occasionally. Would love to read "Murder on Cape Cod". Love the cover. Jeannie jbeck2929@roadrunner.com

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  9. The only thing I ever stumble over are toys that are left laying in the floor all over the house. I've learned that's just life with young kids though. I clean up the toys and 10 minutes later they are back on the floor. acate9(at)utk(dot)edu

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  10. Haven't stumbled over any human bodies but I routinely stumble over cat bodies (don't worry, they're still alive)
    Thanks for the chance to win

    Becky Prazak
    rjprazak6@gmail.com

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  11. I found a frog on a walk last week
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  12. Thankfully I haven't stumbled over any bodies or anything to make me trip since I seem to be able to fall well enough without tripping. :( I did stumble onto some very interesting family history though. I inherited tons of stuff from our families past after the passing of my parents who had inherited from their parents and so on. When we moved to the Ozark Mountains last year, we downsized and disposed of a lot of this "stuff" that had no significance to us other than it belonged to someone. What we felt was important and needed more time to go through than when moving was put in boxes to go through slowly and thoroughly so as not to toss something of significance. Among one of those boxes, I found a newspaper article about the passing of my great, great grandmother. It stated that she was born in Izard County. Now Izard County is adjacent to Stone County where I live. In fact, the county line is just outside the city limits on the other side of town from where we live. Also what is now Stone County use to be Izard County. The piece of property we owned had been in that one family for years and was homesteaded at the same time frame as this ancestor of mine. Makes one think - did my relative and this property owner know each other? Could they have been friends or adjoining property owners? Then it made me think about how we hadn't moved to a new place but rather maybe I was returning to my ancestors stomping grounds. It makes our move and living here all the more special to me. We had always loved it here but maybe it was just a part of me calling me back.

    Love Maddie Day books!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  13. Love the into.

    Looking forward to this series.
    kckendler at gmail dot com

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  14. I come close to stumbling on a daily basis when I walk my two cockers. GloryBee tends to zigzag in front of me while Mercy trots along my left side.
    Thank you for the giveaway. This sounds like another wonderful series to explore!
    bskts4unme@hotmail.com

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  15. I usually just stumble over my own two feet or the random dog/cat in my house. My ability to make a stumble look like a comedy routine is infamous with my family lol. Congrats on the new book and have fun readin all the comments. pagfaery@gmail.com

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  16. At my age the only thing I'm likely to stumble over are my own feet. Although if I did trip over a body, I'd have loads of helpers in solving what happened. SIL is NYPD Officer, D.S. #2 is connected to Homeland. Oh I also have 5 liars..... I mean lawyers in the family, a retired Appellate Court Justice and SIL's uncle is a sitting State Supreme Court Justice. LOTS OF HELP!!!

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  17. Unfortunately we found one of our feral cats that had been hit by a car and was left on the tree lawn. So sad watching the other litter mates search for him. My fingers are crossed I am chosen to win one of the ARCs by Edith Maxwell. I love her Midwife series and would love to be able to become acquainted with this series. robeader53(at)yahoo.com

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  18. Sometimes I stumble when I walk but that is rare as I do not need an injury. Congratulations on the release. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. Most often I stumble over a tree root in my parents' driveway. I'm excited to read this new series. Thank you for the chance to win. Dmskrug3 at hotmail dot com

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  20. Taylor R. WilliamsOctober 3, 2018 at 11:20 AM

    my own two feet - trwilliams 69 at msn dot com

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  21. I recently stumbled across a family vacation photo from decades ago taken at a lovely cottage on the beach in Truro on the Cape. mlarkin at rmrgroup dot com

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  22. I'm delighted that lately I've been stumbling over our furbabies because I'm retired & loving being at home reading cozies, working in the yard & going on the occasional shopping trip to Walmart. lnchudej@yahoo.com

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  23. I stumbled over the corner of the dishwasher. It was really bad. Let's just say lots of blood a trip to the emergency room, a tetanus shot and lots of stitches were involved.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
    Maryann

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  24. I stumbled over nothing - and ended up on the ground. It didn't go too badly, I was able to get back up, but a few weeks later, my knee still hurts! Thanks for a chance to win! ljbonkoski@yahoo.com

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  25. I stumble over air-- I have ME and fall a lot. Legallyblonde1961@yahoo.com

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  26. I stumbled over my neighbor's puppy.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  27. I definitely stumbled on something, but I have a sore, bruised toe. It was probably trying to avoid one of the cats, you would think I would remember since I have a really purple toe.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. I stumble over my cats on a regular basis. They are always under my feet. sewwild@aol.com

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  29. Stepped in a hole in yard while taking my dog out and sprained my ankle!

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  30. Have stumbled over my kitty a few times. Lucky for her she didn't get hurt. She should still have several of her 9 lives left. nettiem(at)toledotel(dot)com

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  31. Usually one of my kitties. They like to slowly walk ahead of me instead of following. What can I say? They are cats, unless they are stumbled over or hungry. Looking forward to starting a new series๐Ÿ˜Š!
    jeaniedannheim(at)ymail(dot)com

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  32. I stumbled over my aunt, she thought it would be funny to scare me when I came around the corner. I almost wet my pants and almost killed her. I thought she learned her lesson, but she thought it was so funny that she did it again the next day. I didn't stumble the 2nd time thank goodness. Looking forward to Murder on Cape Cod! konecny7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. Thank you for the giveaway. The cover looks so mysterious. Today I stumbled over my dog she decided to get up as I was going to lift my foot over her so she didn't have to get up. No one was hurt. But, I had a full cup of coffee in my hand. I was walking into my sewing room. Took me about 45 minutes to clean the spilled coffee up, as it went under my sewing table. Just splashed in unbelievable places as the cup bounced on the floor. Georgia queenvictoria50 (at) aol (dot) com

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  34. I foster Kittens and I trip over them constantly.it' a good day when no new bruises!!!
    Oneponychick66@hotmail.com

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  35. I usually stumble over my own feet, even floors, grass blades, you name it. Tonight my mom stumbled over Tyler my dog. She blamed me, lol. Congrats on the new book. Thanks for the chance to win. kayt18 (at) comcast (dot) net

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  36. Generally I find myself stumbling over my one dog, who gets in the way when I am trying to put dinner on the table. My husband insist on feeding him table scraps while we eat, so the dog hangs around then and had very bad manners. Kuzlin (at) aol(dot)com

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  37. I do tend to stumble over my own feet. Nothing too drastic though.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  38. My latest stumble was over my husband's work boots. Why they were left in the middle of the room, not under the chair I don't know. cheers (at) marjimmanor (dot) com

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  39. Sounds interesting! Thanks for the chance. Maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  40. I am most likely to stumble over a cat and I see from the comment section that I am not alone lol
    Donah42 at aol dot com

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  41. Random.org chose Mary Preston and Jeannie Beck. Congratulations, ladies! Please check your email. I wish I had a copy for everyone who shared their stumbles. ;^)

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  42. I live out West but love the east coast. Lived in New Jersey for a few years my Mom was from Andover Mass. I have been to Cape Cod and love it. I know I would enjoy this book. Usersns8800@aol.com

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  43. I am forever stumbling over our 140 lb Bull Mastiff / Boxer mix. He lies where I have to climb over him which makes it hard to leave my room at night to take my little dog outside.
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  44. I'm always stumbling over my crazy dog---he loves to be as close to me as possible.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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