Local author EDITH MAXWELL writing as MADDIE DAY presents her latest mystery “Murder Uncorked”

On Oct 27th at 7pm Jabberwocky will host a book launch party for Murder Uncorked by Maddie Day, known locally as Edith Maxwell.

Set in the wine country North of San Francisco, this complex, twisty cozy is as entertaining as it is brilliant.  As the manager of a Wine Bar,  Cece Barton's first Alexander Valley harvest is a whirlwind of activity. Her twin sister, Allie Halstead, who owns a nearby Victorian bed & breakfast, is accustomed to the hustle and bustle of peak tourist season. But Cece barely has a moment to enjoy her new home in between worrying about her estranged college-age daughter, juggling her responsibilities at the bar, and navigating the sticky politics of the local wine association. Just when it seems things can't grow any more intense, the town is rocked by a murder within the wine community ... and Cece is identified as a possible suspect! With her reputation and her livelihood on the line--and the Sonoma County deputy sheriff breathing down her neck--Cece has no choice but to open up her own murder investigation. Tensions are already high in the valley, as a massive wildfire creeps toward the area, threatening homes, vineyards, and the vital tourist trade. And now, with a murderer on the loose, and Cece's sleuthing exposing the valley's bitterest old rivalries and secret new alliances, the town feels ready to pop! But with her sister’s help, Cece is determined to catch the killer and clear her name before everything she's worked so hard for goes up in flames.  As we said above, twisty and complex and absolutely marvelous!

 “Murder Uncorked is cozy mystery perfection. Cece Barton is a wonderful protagonist; smart, intrepid, and compassionate. Maddie Day's writing is so vivid that I can envision the rolling hills of California's Wine Country and taste the delectable vintages that Cece pours at Vino y Vida Wine Bar. And the plot is full of unexpected twists and turns. A toast to a wonderful new series uncorked by a master of mystery." -- Ellen Byron, USA Today bestselling author of the Cajun County mysteries

“Cece Barton's wine glass is definitely half-full in Maddie Day's series debut, Murder Uncorked. Day's genius is to pair a plotty puzzle of a murder mystery with a richly detailed small-town setting, like the perfect platter of bar snacks and the perfect pour. Cheers!" -- Catriona McPherson, award-winning author of the Last Ditch Motel mysteries

Maddie Day is the Agatha Award-winning author of the Cozy Capers Book Club Mysteries, the Country Store Mysteries, the CeCe Barton Mysteries, and the Local Foods Mysteries, as well as other series and short crime fiction written under the name Edith Maxwell. A member of Mystery Writers of America and a proud lifetime member of Sisters in Crime, she is a regular contributor at Mystery Lovers' Kitchen and belongs to the Wicked Authors, a group of bestselling authors who blog at WickedAuthors.com. Day lives with her beau and their cat Martin in Amesbury where we all know her as Edith Maxwell.


Event date: 
Friday, October 27, 2023 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
Jabberwocky Books
at the Tannery, 50 Water St.
Newburyport, MA 01950
Murder Uncorked (A Cece Barton Mystery #1) By Maddie Day Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496742308
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Kensington Cozies - October 24th, 2023