Edith Maxwell is a prolific writer of absorbing, wonderful mysteries. Each of her series feature strong, independent women, with true-to-life intelligent, sometimes challenging, families and an always intriguing boyfriend. The stories are layered, the characters are complex, and the mysteries are well drawn. Click on the book titles and fall into a great read.
as Edith Maxwell:
Quaker Midwife Mysteries The Agatha-nominated historical series features unconventional Quaker midwife Rose Carroll in late 1880s Amesbury, Massachusetts.
“Delivering the Truth” review here
“Called to Justice”
“Turning the Tide”
“Charity’s Burden” Agatha Award winner! Best Historical Novel 2020
“Judge Thee Not“
“Taken Too Soon“
“A Changing Light”
The Local Foods Mysteries feature novice organic farmer Cameron Flaherty and take place in the town of Westbury, Massachusetts.
“A Tine to Live, A Tine to Die” review here
“’Til Dirt Do Us Part”
“Farmed and Dangerous”
“Murder Most Fowl”
“Mulch Ado About Murder”
as Maddie Day:
The Country Store Mysteries feature Robbie Jordan and Pans ‘N Pancakes, her country store/restaurant in fictional South Lick, Indiana.
“Flipped for Murder”
“Grilled for Murder” review here
“When the Grits Hit the Fan”
“Biscuits and Slashed Browns”
“Death over Easy”
“Strangled Eggs and Ham”
“Nacho Average Murder”
“Candy Slain Murder“
“Batter Off Dead”
“Christmas Cocoa and a Corpse”
“Four Leaf Cleaver” coming in January, 2023
Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries are set on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and feature Mackenzie Almeida and her sleuthing book club members.
“Murder on Cape Cod” review here
“Murder at the Taffy Shop“
“Murder at the Lobstah Shack”
“Murder in a Cape Cottage”
as Tace Baker, now as Edith Maxwell:
The Lauren Rousseau Mysteries feature Quaker linguistics professor Lauren Rousseau, a self-reliant, multi-talented woman who finds herself involved in college politics, local Massachusetts intrigue, and bodies.
“Speaking of Murder” (new title is “Murder on the Bluffs”) review here
“Bluffing is Murder” review here
The following stories of “murderous revenge and other crimes” were originally published in anthologies or magazines. Many have been republished as standalone short stories.
“An Ominous Silence” appears in Snowbound: Best New England Crime Stories
“The Unfortunate Death of Mrs. Edna Fogg” in Malice Domestic 12: Mystery Most Historical
“Murder in the Summer Kitchen” in Murder Among Friends: Mysteries Inspired by the Life and Works of John Greenleaf Whittier.
“The Mayor and the Midwife” in Blood on the Bayou: Bouchercon Anthology 2016
“Adam and Eva,” – free read on Kings River Life Magazine.
“A Questionable Death” was originally published in the History and Mystery, Oh My! anthology and is a free read over at Kings River Life Magazine.
“Just Desserts for Johnny”
“Pickled” in That Mysterious Woman
“A Fire in Carriagetown” first appeared as “Breaking the Silence” in Best New England Crime Stories 2014: Stone Cold
“The Stonecutter,” first appeared in Fish Nets: the Second Guppy Anthology
“Reduction in Force” was first published in Thin Ice: Crime Stories by New England Writers
“Yatsuhashi for Lance” was originally published as “Obake for Lance” in Riptide: Crime Stories by New England Writers.
“An Idea for Murder,” first appeared (written as Tace Baker) in the Burning Bridges: A Renegade Fiction Anthology.
“The Importance of Blood”
“A Divination of Death” appears in Malice Domestic 13: Mystery Most Geographical.
“Sushi Lessons” appears in Malice Domestic 14: Mystery Most Edible.
“An Intolerable Intrusion” appears in Edgar Allen Cozy.
For more information about Edith and her writing life, read the Author Profile here.
Happy Reading! 🙂