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Edith/Maddie here, writing from north of Boston
I’m so excited that Murder at a Cape Bookstore releases tomorrow. It’s even more exciting that I get to share release week with both Liz (as Cate Conte) and Barb!
Congratulations to both these dear friends and brilliant authors. I’ll celebrate with a giveaway, so read down to the end.
My new book is the fifth in the Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries, so I thought I’d (briefly) run through the whole series for you.
Murder on Cape Cod introduces Mackenzie Almeida, the Cape Cod town of Westham, and the Cozy Capers book group. I really enjoyed setting up this series, discovering who the regulars would be, and designing the fictional Cape Cod town.
In Murder at the Taffy Shop, Mac’s friend and walking buddy Gin is suspected of murdering the woman she and Mac discovered dead one morning next to Salty Taffy’s, Gin’s candy shop.
I loved opening Murder at the Lobstah Shack with Mac’s friend Tulia giving a hat tip to the start of Fogged Inn, one of Barb Ross’s Maine Clambake Mysteries, which the Cozy Capers group is reading.
Murder in a Cape Cottage begins with a different kind of corpse – a ninety-year-dead skeleton bride Mac and fiancé Tim find in the wall of their cottage only five days before their own wedding.
Murder at a Cape Bookstore is the new release. I hope it doesn’t make you nervous to walk behind a tall shelving unit in your favorite indy bookstore! Here’s the official blurb:
Everyone loves a festival, though Mac has a few concerns about the Spring equinox event organized by the new Chamber of Commerce director, Wagner Lavoie. After all, March weather is unpredictable. Still, there’s plenty to enjoy, between flower-shaped candies at Salty Taffy’s, spring rolls at the Rusty Anchor, and a parade of decorated bicycles. But the festivities soon take a stormy turn. Mac glimpses conflict between Wagner and other locals during the festival, but it’s a shock when he’s found dead in the Book Nook, pinned beneath a toppled bookshelf. Mac and the rest of the Cozy Capers will have to use all their sleuthing skills to bring the killer’s story to an end.
I’ve turned in Murder in the Rusty Anchor, the sixth book in the series. As she walks to work one rainy July morning, Mac doesn’t expect to be pulled into the Rusty Anchor pub to witness a dead body behind the bar. You can believe that the Cozy Capers are pulled in to help solve the homicide of Mac’s former high school English teacher, a man who alienated almost everyone he met. The book will release at the end of June next year.
I have one more book under contract in the Cozy Capers Book group Mysteries, and it might take place in September in book time.
Readers: What would you like see happen in book seven? Do you have a favorite book or character in this series? If you aren’t caught up, share your favorite coastal location, in fiction or otherwise. I’ll send one commenter your choice of TAFFY, LOBSTAH, or the new book.