Edith Maxwell


Edith Maxwell writes the Quaker Midwife Mysteries and award-winning short crime fiction. As Maddie Day she writes the Country Store Mysteries and the Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries. Maxwell, with twenty novels in print and four more completed, has been nominated for an Agatha Award six times. She lives north of Boston with her beau and an elderly cat, and gardens and cooks when she isn’t killing people on the page or wasting time on Facebook. Please find her at edithmaxwell.com, on Instagram, at the Wicked Authors blog, and at Killer Characters. 

Meet Edith when the Wickeds go on tour, October 4-6: 


Other appearances:

Jabberwocky Books, Newburyport, MA Oct 6, 7 pm

Country Bookseller, Wolfeboro, NH Oct 7, 4-6 pm

White Birch Books, Conway, NH Oct 8 2 pm

Boston Book Festival, Boston, MA Oct 19 11 am

New England Crime Bake, Woburn, MA Nov 8-10

Judge Thee Not: No stranger to judgmental attitudes in her small town, 1880s Quaker midwife, Rose Carroll, is nonetheless stunned when society matron Mayme Settle publicly snubs Rose’s good friend, Bertie, for her nontraditional ways. When Mrs. Settle is later found murdered—and a supposed witness insists Bertie was spotted near the scene of the crime—the police blame her. Rose is certain her friend is innocent, and she enlists the help of a blind pregnant client—who’s endured her own share of prejudice—to help her sift through the clues. As the two uncover a slew of suspects tied to financial intrigues, illicit love, and an age-old grudge over perceived wrongs, circumstantial evidence looms large in small minds, and Rose fears her friend will soon become the victim of a grave injustice—or worse. 

Kathleen Valenti


Kathleen Valenti, author of the Maggie O’Malley Mysteries, joins me to talk about As Directed, the third book in the series from Henery Press. We discuss poison, the pharmaceutical industry, research, and invent a new genre, the cozy thriller.

Find Kathleen at:




Find her books at:

https://www.henerypress.com/author-valenti-kathleen  and wherever fine books are sold.

L.A. Chandlar Live at Killer Nashville


Infused with historical fact, figures, and culture, L.A. Chandlar’s third Art Deco Mystery, The Pearl Dagger, brings the 1930s to life as Lane Sanders helps her boss, Mayor Fiorello La Guardia, fight organized crime on both sides of the Atlantic.

Find out more about Agatha- and Silver Falchion-nominated, bestselling author, L.A. Chandlar at http://www.lachandlar.com. And check out her red shoe collection at




Follow her on Twitter at @LAChandlar

Alison von Rosenvinge/D.A. Bartley


Alison von Rosenvinge, author (as D.A. Bartley) of the Abish Taylor Mysteries from Crooked Lane, joins me in the Cozy Corner. We discuss how an empty house leads to a compelling murder mystery that examines the consequences of a community’s refusal to disavow violent doctrine, whether it’s harder to come up with a blog post or a way to murder someone, and what Kellye Garrett, Richie Narvaez, and Lee Child have in common. Tune in and find out what fields (yes, plural) Alison holds doctoral degrees in and what the D in her pen name stands for.

Don’t miss Alison at the first meeting of the NYC/Tristate Chapter of Sisters in Crime: Bold Voices Expanding Horizons in Crime Fiction with Cate Holahan, Richie Narvaez, Laura Joh Rowland, and Catherine Maiorisi on Thursday, September 19th (moderated by Alison von Rosenvinge, President of NYC Chapter of SinC). The meet-and-greet starts at 6:00 pm Eastern, and the panel starts promptly at 6:30 pm at the Jefferson Market Public Library, 425 6th Avenue.  



Twitter: @DA_Bartley



Abby Vandiver


Abby Vandiver, author of the Romaine Wilder Mysteries (Henery Press), joins me in the Cozy Corner to talk about funeral homes, folk magic, heritage, and ice cream–and a murder or two.

P.S. Today (August 7) is Abby’s birthday. Tune in and wish her a happy one!