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Edith Maxwell is President of the New England chapter of Sisters in Crime and a long-time member of the Society of Friends. She is the author of the Local Foods Mysteries and writes the Country Store Mysteries under the pseudonym Maddie Day.


A 2016 Agatha Award Finalist for Best Historical Novel

A 2017 IPPY Award Silver Medalist for Mystery/Cozy/Noir

[A] smart new series from the prolific Maxwell.--Booklist

First of hopefully many more to come, I believe that everyone will definitely enjoy this stand-out book.--Suspense Magazine

Maxwell...introduces a series heroine whose struggles with the tenets of her Quaker faith make her strong and appealing. The author also imparts authentic historical detail to depict life in a 19th century New England factory town.--Library Journal

A highly competent mystery.--Kirkus Reviews

Rose Carroll is a richly crafted and appealing sleuth. A terrific historical read.--Rhys Bowen, New York Times bestselling author

The historical setting is redolent and delicious, the townspeople engaging, and the plot a proper puzzle, but it's Rose Carroll--midwife, Quaker, sleuth--who captivates in this irresistible series debut.--Catriona McPherson, award-winning author of the Dandy Gilver series

Maxwell introduces a fascinating new heroine with her Quaker midwife Rose Carroll.--Victoria Thompson, bestselling author of Murder on St. Nicolas Ave

[Rose's] strong personality combined with the author's distinctive voice and vivid writing style transported me instantly to another time and place.--Kathy Lynn Emerson, Malice Domestic 2014 Guest of Honor and author of How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries, Murder in the Queen's Wardrobe, and the Diana Spaulding 1888 Mysteries

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