Edith/Maddie here, secretly pleased to have the house cleaned, restored to its non-holiday state, and quiet again, no matter how much I loved having my family home for the holidays. Read on for two special giveaways!
It’s release week for Murder on Cape Cod, Maddie Day’s first Cozy Capers Book Group Mystery. What, you ask? Didn’t that release last year? Sigh. Yes, it did, but only from Barnes & Noble and only in paperback. The exclusive arrangement was urged on me by my agent and my editor, and it has been a very nice boost to my career.
That said, so many of my devoted readers, possibly you among them, only read on Kindle or other eformats , sometimes for reasons of a disability. Or only read via audiobook. Or don’t have a B&N near them and can’t afford the shipping cost. Or are Canadian and … see previous. Or are devoted to buying only from their local non-chain bookstore. All were made to wait a year.
I’m delighted the book is now out everywhere. In ebook. On audio. Locally!
Summer is busy season for Mackenzie “Mac” Almeida’s bicycle shop, nestled in the seaside hamlet of Westham, Massachusetts. She’s expecting an influx of tourists at Mac’s Bikes; instead she discovers the body of Jake Lacey, and her brother soon becomes a suspect. Mac’s only experience with murder investigations is limited to the cozy mysteries she reads with her local book group, the Cozy Capers. To clear her brother’s name, Mac has to summon help from her book group co-investigators. For a small town, Westham is teeming with possible killers, and this is one mystery where Mac is hoping for anything but a surprise ending.
I have to tell you, I am loving writing this series. Murder at the Taffy Shop releases March 31 – in another limited, exclusive paperback release from Barnes & Noble.
I’m a third of the way through writing Murder at the Lobstah Shack. Stay tuned for how that turns out – even I don’t know!
To reward all you readers who had to wait for Murder on Cape Cod, I will send one commenter a code to listen to the audiobook, and to one lucky (and patient) Canadian reader, a gift of the book from Chapters/Indigo, which my sister in Ottawa tells me is the one big Canadian bookstore chain (or an audiobook code, if you prefer).
Readers: Do you have a favorite memory of a bicycle you rode as a child? Have you ever rented a bike and, if so, how did it go? If you haven’t had bikes in your life, tell me your favorite way to read books.