New Release Mondays: Edith Maxwell & Maddie Day

Today we have one very prolific author joining us for New Release Mondays. Welcome Edith Maxwell, aka Maddie Day, aka Tace Baker.

Book Title: When the Grits Hit the Fan (written as Maddie Day)

Book Genre: Cozy foodie

Release Date: March 28

Synopsis: When chef-carpenter Robbie Jordan and a friend go snowshoeing one morning in scenic South Lick, Indiana, and find a body frozen under the ice, police suspect her friend, who’d had a public tiff with the victim. To prove her friend’s innocence, Robbie absorbs local gossip about the victim’s past and slow-cooks her own ideas on the homicide—even if that means stirring up terrible danger for herself along the way . . .

Book Title: Called to Justice (written as Edith Maxwell)

Book Genre: Historical

Release Date: April 8

Synopsis: 1888 Quaker midwife Rose Carroll is enjoying Independence Day when a mill girl is killed. After a former slave is accused, Rose delves into the crime, convinced of the man’s innocence. A mill manager, an Irish immigrant, and the victim’s boyfriend come under suspicion. Rose delivers babies and hears secrets– only to be threatened by the murderer, with three lives at stake. Can she rescue herself, a baby, and her elderly midwifery teacher in time?

Book Title: Mulch Ado About Murder (written as Edith Maxwell)

Book Genre: Cozy foodie

Release Date: May 30

Synopsis: When a hydroponic farmer is found dead clutching rosary beads, organic farmer Cam Flaherty has a new murder to solve. There’s no shortage of suspects, including the dead woman’s embittered ex‑husband, the Other Man, and Cam’s own mother. Lucky for Cam, her father turns out to have a knack for sleuthing—not to mention dealing with chickens. Will he and Cam be able to clear her mom’s name before the killer strikes again?

About the author: Agatha-nominated and national best-selling author Edith Maxwell writes the Quaker Midwife Mysteries and the Local Foods Mysteries; as Maddie Day she writes the Country Store Mysteries and Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries. She also writes award-winning short crime fiction and has stories in the 2016 Bouchercon anthology and the 2017 Malice Domestic anthology. Maxwell writes, cooks, and lives north of Boston with her beau and three cats, and blogs at, at Killer Characters, and with the Midnight Ink authors. Find her on Facebook, twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and at

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5 responses to “New Release Mondays: Edith Maxwell & Maddie Day

  1. Kristina Stanley

    She is. Something to strive for!

  2. Thanks, Sheri! I treat my writing as a full-time job and am at my desk in my home office by 7 every morning but Sunday. Pen names were required by publishers for one reason or another, but Edith Maxwell is the name I was given when I was born.

    Thanks so much, Kristina!

    And Judy, for hosting me in the first place.

  3. Judy Penz Sheluk

    She’s a force, isn’t she Sheri and Kristina!

  4. eightpawswriting

    Wow! What a fun post. Now I know more about you! How in the world do you write so many books? And why did you use different names? Here are enough questions for another post. Thanks for sharing- Edith and Judy!

  5. Kristina Stanley

    Edith, Congratulations on your new release and all your other successes!

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