Monday, February 3, 2020

Did Somebody Say Taffy?

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

Our author has a new book coming out - and it's set right at Salty Taffy's, my candy shop in Westham, on Cape Cod. Bike shop proprietor Mac Almeida and I go for a brisk walk on the rail trail every weekday morning. Boy, did we get a shock last August when we found a woman lying dead in the path between my shop and the health clinic next door.

It was even more of a shock to learn she'd been murdered - and for ME to be accused of doing it! Sure, I'd brought a box of chocolates to a dinner at her house the night before. And the victim wasn't the nicest of people. But I'd never wish death on her.

I was grateful for Mac's help, and the rest of the Cozy Capers book group members pitched in, too, to clear my name. You can read all about it in Murder at the Taffy Shop, which releases March 31 in a one-year paperback exclusive with Barnes & Noble.

And Maddie says she'll send her very last ARC to one commenter here!

Readers: What's the most ingenious way to kill someone you've read about in a cozy mystery? Share your "favorite" murder weapon.

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/Day lives north of Boston with her beau, where she cooks, gardens, and wastes time on Facebook. She blogs here and with the other Wicked Authors. You can find her on Facebook, twitter, Instagram, and at her web site, edithmaxwell.com.


27 comments:

  1. Sounds like a yummy book to read. Email: usersns8800@aol.com

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  2. My favorite murder weapon is poison.

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  3. Finding a body that has been pushed off a cliff. By the beach. I love your books. Thank you for this chance! pgenest57(at)aol(dot)com

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  4. I wish I could even think of one right now.
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  5. My favorite murder weapon is anything unusual and/or hard to detect. It has to be something that makes you think how in the world did they come up with that or I didn't know that would kill you. Especially in the storylines from other eras where there wasn't internet to google or research about what works and what doesn't and which ones don't leave a trace of evidence.

    Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of MURDER AT THE TAFFY SHOP! Definitely on my TBR list and can't wait for the opportunity to turning pages and reading about Gin Malloy adventures.
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  6. Favourite murder weapon? Well, poison, if it were done by a female. I read a clever murder done with a rock from a rock garden, that was then returned to the rock garden! It took a bit to find that single rock!
    Congratulations on the new book and thank you for the chance to win it!
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  7. An apple press. My email address is: norbert8bubba@yahoo.com

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  8. Unusual method was being shot by a ice bullets, had to hit the right spot, then it melted, gun was made by a 3D imagery printer. I'm not sure if this was in a book or show now that I think a minute on the matter. Either way it was interesting. Thank for a chance to win. Best of wishes for many sells on your new book.

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  9. Sounds like a wonderful read! I can't think of the most unusual...there are so many! Congratulations on your upcoming release! jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com

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  10. It wasn’t a cozy but I read a book where someone used an icicle so the murder weapon would melt and disappear

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  11. I kinda like the "poisoned apple" in Sleeping Beauty.
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    1. Linda, you are the winner! Congratulations, and please check your email.

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  12. Yay - looking forward to reading this, as I enjoyed “Cape Cod” very much. The most “ingenious” murder weapon I can think of was a jeroboam of champagne from one of Ngaio Marsh’s books. “Vintage Murder” I think it was.

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  13. I can't think of anything really unusual. I think some authors have used some really imaginative ways to Murder their victim.
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  14. Sounds like a good one! Thanks for a chance to win! I think poison is the most ingenious because there are so many and some are so common they are overlooked. ljbonkoski@yahoo.com

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  15. The ones I enjoy most, although not necessarily the most ingenious, are ones from Charlie Chan, back in the day, when radio was popular and/ or dumb waiters were popular. Thanks for the opportunity!
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  16. Being drowned in chocolate. In this series are you rotating the main character or will Mac be the main character of all the books? I'm just curious since Gin is featured here.

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  17. I think maybe the cheese wheel or any of the other ways victims meet their end on Midsomer Murders. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  18. Ohhhh thanks for the opportunity. Sounds like a good read.
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  19. I think I would have to say an icicle as well. I'm not sure where I read it from but I remember thinking wow, who would have ever thought of that. Thanks for the chance! acate9(at)utk(dot)edu

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  20. I love anything a little unusual. Most recently, I really liked the reveal in And Then There Were Crumbs.
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  21. I think an icicle would be a great murder weapon.

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  22. I love when they use some obscure natural herb as a murder weapon.
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  23. Excited....l love your books! Thanks for sharing! LaFonRC(at)AOL (dot)com

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  24. A frozen bullet, that melted before it was found was the most unique weapon I've read about. Thanks for the chance.
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  25. Linda Semler is the winner! Congratulations, Linda, and please check your email. Everybody else - Kensington just told me a Goodreads giveaway of twenty-five copies went live yesterday! Good luck to all. https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/303356-murder-at-the-taffy-shop

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