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Friday, April 7, 2017

Called To Justice Book Tour Interview + Giveaway

Called to Justice by Edith Maxwell

Called to Justice (A Quaker Midwife Mystery) Cozy Mystery 2nd in Series Midnight Ink (April 8, 2017) Paperback: 312 pages ISBN-13: 978-0738750323 Kindle ASIN: B01FOR0YRW
Quaker midwife Rose Carroll is enjoying the 1888 Independence Day evening fireworks with her beau when a teenaged Quaker mill girl is found shot dead. After a former slave and fellow Quaker is accused of the murder, Rose delves into the crime, convinced of the man’s innocence. An ill-mannered mill manager, an Irish immigrant, and the victim’s young boyfriend come under suspicion even as Rose’s future with her handsome doctor suitor becomes unsure. Rose continues to deliver babies and listen to secrets, finally figuring out one criminal – only to be threatened by the murderer, with three lives at stake. Can she rescue herself, a baby, and her elderly midwifery teacher in time?
Praise for Delivering the Truth by Edith Maxwell (Book 1 in this series) Ms. Maxwell weaves a sturdy cloth from the stories of the various characters in Delivering the Truth. ~Back Porchervations I enjoyed every minute of this book... ~Shelley's Book Case This was a very entertaining read. I really enjoy reading Edith Maxwell's writing as it flows so well. ~Melina's Book Blog ...a different type of historical cozy...I enjoyed reading a book where the protagonist is a midwife and of the Quaker faith... ~Storeybook Reviews Rose is a smart character and the history of the story is done well. ~A Chick Who Reads The author takes us into Rose's life, making us feel as though we are right there with her in every situation. The mystery is well-developed and leaves the reader guessing right to the end. ~Book Babble


What inspired you to write Called To Justice? I was inspired by the rich history in my town, by walking to worship at the same Quaker Meetinghouse that has been standing (and open and occupied by Friends) since 1851, and by my imagination creating a cast of fictional characters to go along with the history. Many of the buildings in the series are still standing in Amesbury, where I reside, and many of the businesses mentioned were operating and thriving in the late 1880s. Rose and her family live in the house I live in now.

What was your favorite part to write about in the story? I love working with midwifery and childbirth again. A few decades ago I taught prepared childbirth classes to couples in my living room, and worked doing labor support (as a doula) for some of the couples and for friends. Pregnancy, labor, and birth are such special, miraculous processes even while being completely normal and universal. I like that I can bring some of those details into my stories, seen through Rose's eyes.

Which character do you have more in common with? I guess Rose, although she's a good deal taller and younger than I am. But she's independent, curious, hardworking, and kind, all traits I like to think I share with her.

One good reason why we should read Called To Justice? If you like a good page-turner, a bit of suspense, a continuing romance, and a dose of accurate history in your fiction, Called to Justice is the book for you.

Do you have any new projects coming up and if so can you tell us about it? Turning the Tide, book #3 in the Quaker Midwife Mysteries, is in production, and will release a year from now. It's set during presidential election week of 1888 and features women suffrage activists - as well as murder. Midnight Ink has offered me at least two additional  books in the series, so I am delighted that Rose, Whittier, Kevin and their stories will continue until 2020 and possibly beyond. I also write several contemporary mystery series for another publisher, including two series under the name Maddie Day. Read about all my novels and short stories at

Maxwell ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Agatha-nominated and Amazon best-selling author Edith Maxwell writes the Quaker Midwife Mysteries and the Local Foods Mysteries, the Country Store Mysteries (as Maddie Day), and the Lauren Rousseau Mysteries (as Tace Baker), as well as award-winning short crime fiction. Maxwell lives north of Boston with her beau and three cats, and blogs with the other Wicked Cozy Authors. You can find her on Facebook, twitter, Pinterest, and at   Purchase Links: Amazon  B&N a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tour Participants April 5 – Community Bookstop – REVIEW   April 5 – My Journey Back – REVIEW April 6 – Bibliophile Reviews -  REVIEW, INTERVIEW April 6 – The Book's the Thing - REVIEW, GUEST POST April 7 – Shelley's Book Case – REVIEW April 7 – Books,Dreams,Life – INTERVIEW April 8 – Texas Book-aholic – REVIEW April 8 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews - REVIEW, INTERVIEW April 9 – The Power of Words - REVIEW April 9 – Cozy Up With Kathy - REVIEW, GUEST POST April 10 – Melina's Book Blog – REVIEW April 10 – View from the Birdhouse – SPOTLIGHT April 11 – Rainy Day Reviews – REVIEW April 11 – Island Confidential – GUEST POST April 12 – Book Babble – REVIEW April 12 – Queen of All She Reads – REVIEW   April 13 – Because I said so -- and other adventures in Parenting – REVIEW April 13 – A Blue Million Books – INTERVIEW April 14 – Leigh Anderson Romance – REVIEW April 14 – Author Annette Drake's blog – SPOTLIGHT April 15 – StoreyBook Reviews - GUEST POST April 15 – deal sharing aunt – INTERVIEW April 16 – Brooke Blogs - REVIEW, GUEST POST April 16 – A Holland Reads – SPOTLIGHT

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  1. Really enjoyed the description of the book. I like reading historical fiction and mysteries. The Quakers and midwives make an interesting storyline.

  2. Really enjoyed the description of the book. I like reading historical fiction and mysteries. The Quakers and midwives make an interesting storyline.