Turning the Tide, which has recently been nominated for an Agatha Award for Best Historical Mystery.
I know thee has not heard from me in quite some time. I have been terribly occupied with this year's presidential election. My dear friend Bertie Winslow persuaded me to become involved with the Woman Suffrage Association of Amesbury and their protest on Election Day.
I was delighted that my mother traveled from Lawrence to join the fight, and astonished that Elizabeth Cady Stanton herself came to support us.
But when the group's leader was murdered, it was as far from from a delight as I could imagine, especially since it was I who encountered her body. Finding who did the dastardly deed was not easy, and I myself was the subject of an attack. I blessedly survived, although it was not without consequence. But police detective Kevin Donovan and I did prevail and live to tell the tale.
Friend Edith wishes me to ask thee what your most memorable Election Day was, whether it was the first time thee registered thy vote or another particularly remarkable experience at the polls. I might add that thee is extraordinarily blessed to have this privilege, one not available to me. She will happily send one of thee a copy of the book, the third in the series, so please include thy email address (whatever that might signify).
She also wants me to tell thee that Charity's Burden, book #4, will be out in April and can be pre-ordered.
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 lives north of Boston with her beau and two cats, and blogs here and with the other Wicked Authors. You can find her on Facebook, twitter, Instagram, and at her web site, edithmaxwell.com.