Friday, January 4, 2019

Murder on Cape Cod, A Wine Spritzer & A Giveaway


Need a hint of summer to get you through the winter? Maddie Day (the nome de plume of Author Edith Maxwell) has the perfect solution with her cozy mystery novel, Murder on Cape Cod and A Summer Wine Spritzer. Don't forget to comment on the post because Edith will pick one lucky winner at random to receive a free signed copy of the book (US residents only).  I can feel the heat of the sun already.

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.
Cape Cod, with its iconic beaches, inland ponds, and tourist towns, is a favorite with visitors. But the flat sandy soil is also prime cranberry-growing terrain. I included this refreshing light cranberry spritzer in Murder on Cape Cod, a favorite of Mac’s to enjoy while relaxing at home.

Cape Cod Wine Spritzer 
Adjust proportions up or down depending on sweetness and degree of alcohol you like in your spritzer.

Ingredients
6 ounces Pinot Grigio 
4 ounces cranberry juice (I used an all-juice cranberry-apple mix but you can also use cranberry juice cocktail)
1 tablespoon Grenadine syrup
1/4 lime, squeezed
Lime seltzer

Directions
Combine ingredients in large bowl wine glass. Add ice cubes and top up with seltzer. Easy to adjust up or down on the juice and Grenadine to make it more or less sweet, and the seltzer to dilute it.
Murder on Cape Cod is available exclusively in paperback from Barnes & Noble for the first year, then it will be re-released on all platforms and formats. I’m happy to send one commenter here a signed copy of the book!
Bio:

Agatha- and Macavity-nominated Edith Maxwell writes the Quaker Midwife Mysteries, the Local Foods Mysteries, and award-winning short crime fiction. As Maddie Day she writes the Country Store Mysteries and the Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries. Maxwell lives north of Boston with her beau and two elderly cats, and gardens and cooks when she isn’t killing people on the page or wasting time on Facebook. Please find her there, at edithmaxwell.com, on Instagram, and at the Wicked Authors blog and at killercharacters.com.

41 comments:

  1. Who doesn't love a little summer? Thank you for a great post and a great giveaway.

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  2. Hi! I would love to read this book! :)

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  3. Would love to win this book, the Cape is one of my favorite places and murder is always so much fun lol

    debbiec1313(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  4. The drink sounds delicious and the book quite good.
    browninggloria@hotmail.com

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  5. Both the drink and the book sound like a perfect getaway from snow and cold temperatures.

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  6. I’m not much of a drinker but I like Maddie Day’s books

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  7. The book sounds fascinating and interests me greatly. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. A splash of summer drink and a book perfect for winter reading!
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
    Maryann

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  9. The setting and book are appealing as is the drink. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  10. We all need a little summer to get us through the long winter! This sounds like a great new series that I would love to read. Thanks for the contest!
    Mary
    mlduffer(at)att(dot)net

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  11. Love the book,just as I thought I would. Love the strong women characters. Hope we see much more of Abo!!
    Julie

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  12. Taylor R. WilliamsJanuary 4, 2019 at 9:08 AM

    Love her books - thanks for the contest - trwilliams 69 at msn dot com

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  13. Oh my, that drink sounds really good. I love these types of mysteries based in tourist towns This sounds like a fun one.

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  14. I would love to sip on this delicious sounding drink while reading this book! craig-kelley70(at)att(dot)net

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  15. If I drank this sounds good but the book sounds even better

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  16. The spritzer sounds tasty & the book sounds fun. Thanks for the giveaway!
    turtle6422 at gmail dot com

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  17. Thank you for the opportunity. The drink sounds delicious and the book is on my TBR list.
    robsnest60 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. Robin, you are our lucky winner! Please check your email.

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  18. Thanks for the chance to win. The drink sounds wonderful and the book is one I'm anxious to read. ljbonkoski@yahoo.com

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  19. I've never been to The Cape, so reading about the destination in books gives a great visual feeling. I would love to win your book. Thinks for the spritzer recipe. Happy New Year.

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  20. I am so excited about this series! Thank you for giving away a copy of this.

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  21. Now's the time to go to the Cape. Nice and quiet.

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  22. I've been thinking lately about a cocktail with cranberry juice. In the Cynthia Riggs books they often have cranberry juice and rum, which doesn't seem just right to me. I so want to read this book. I just know it will be terrific! jmpurcel at hotmail dot net.

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  23. I am so done with winter. This book sounds fun. ckmbeg (at) gmail (dot) com

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  24. I love cranberry drinks and I love Cape Cod. I taught in so. Yarmouth before moving to Pepperell. I hope to return to Cape Cod....sooner rather than later.

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  25. Thanks! The spritzer sounds yummy! And the book sound fun also!

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  26. The book sounds good, the spritzer sounds yummy.

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  27. Sounds delicious needed to think about summer. The book sounds even better. Thank you for the chance. Donakutska7@gmail.com

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  28. Thank you for the wine spritzer recipe and the opportunity to win a copy of Murder on Cape Cod. lnchudej@yahoo.com

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  29. Thanks for the recipe. I’d love to read this book. Legallyblonde1961@yahoo.com

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  30. Yum...the book sounds wonderful. Thank you for the chance.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  31. Hi that wine sounds delish thanks for the chance
    Clemmie.Jackson@yahoo.com

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  32. I would be thrilled at the chance to win this book. Thanks for your great generosity. lindamay4852@yahoo.com

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  33. Drink sounds great. I bet the book is better!

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  34. A wonderful "spritz" of summer and an amazing book! Thanks so much for the chance to win this great giveaway!!

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  35. After a crazy busy Christmas and day SEVEN of the flu I believe a good book and a glass or two �� of spritzer is just what the doctor ordered.!
    Love Maddie Day books ❣️

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  36. This giveaway is now closed. The winner will be announced in the next day or so. Thank you everyone, and good luck.

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  37. Robin Whitaker is our lucky winner! Maddie Day and I wish we had a copy for everyone.

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  38. I am going to have to add that drink on Pinbterest so I will remember it. Sounds good! The book sounds even better!
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