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Cape Cod bicycle shop owner Mackenzie "Mac" Almeida and her book club must find a crafty killer in this charming new series from the Agatha-nominated author of the Country Store Mystery series! A Cape Cod shop owner and her book club must find a crafty killer in this charming new series from the Agatha-nominated author of the Country Store Mystery series. Summer is busy seas Cape Cod bicycle shop owner Mackenzie "Mac" Almeida and her book club must find a crafty killer in this charming new series from the Agatha-nominated author of the Country Store Mystery series! A Cape Cod shop owner and her book club must find a crafty killer in this charming new series from the Agatha-nominated author of the Country Store Mystery series. Summer is busy season for Mackenzie "Mac" Almeida's bicycle shop, nestled in the quaint, seaside hamlet of Westham, Massachusetts. She's expecting an influx of tourists at Mac's Bikes; instead she discovers the body of Jake Lacey. Mac can't imagine anyone stabbing the down-on-his-luck handyman. However, the authorities seem to think Mac is a strong suspect after she was spotted arguing with Jake just hours before his death. Mac knows she didn't do it, but she does recognize the weapon--her brother Derrick's fishing knife. Mac's only experience with murder investigations is limited to the cozy mysteries she reads with her local book group, the Cozy Capers. So to clear her name--and maybe her brother's too--Mac will have to summon help from her Cozy Capers co-investigators and a library's worth of detectives' tips and tricks. 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...


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Cape Cod bicycle shop owner Mackenzie "Mac" Almeida and her book club must find a crafty killer in this charming new series from the Agatha-nominated author of the Country Store Mystery series! A Cape Cod shop owner and her book club must find a crafty killer in this charming new series from the Agatha-nominated author of the Country Store Mystery series. Summer is busy seas Cape Cod bicycle shop owner Mackenzie "Mac" Almeida and her book club must find a crafty killer in this charming new series from the Agatha-nominated author of the Country Store Mystery series! A Cape Cod shop owner and her book club must find a crafty killer in this charming new series from the Agatha-nominated author of the Country Store Mystery series. Summer is busy season for Mackenzie "Mac" Almeida's bicycle shop, nestled in the quaint, seaside hamlet of Westham, Massachusetts. She's expecting an influx of tourists at Mac's Bikes; instead she discovers the body of Jake Lacey. Mac can't imagine anyone stabbing the down-on-his-luck handyman. However, the authorities seem to think Mac is a strong suspect after she was spotted arguing with Jake just hours before his death. Mac knows she didn't do it, but she does recognize the weapon--her brother Derrick's fishing knife. Mac's only experience with murder investigations is limited to the cozy mysteries she reads with her local book group, the Cozy Capers. So to clear her name--and maybe her brother's too--Mac will have to summon help from her Cozy Capers co-investigators and a library's worth of detectives' tips and tricks. 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...

30 review for Murder on Cape Cod

  1. 5 out of 5

    Diana | Book of Secrets

    Westham, Massachusetts, is a delightful tourist town on Cape Cod, and home to bike shop owner Macenzie "Mac" Almeida. After book club one foggy evening, Mac stumbles across a dead body very near her home. Unfortunately evidence found at the scene makes her brother a prime suspect. The pressure is on Mac to clear her brother's name without interfering in the official investigation. I enjoyed this first book in the Cozy Capers Book Group Mystery. The Cape Cod setting was lovely, and the wonderful Westham, Massachusetts, is a delightful tourist town on Cape Cod, and home to bike shop owner Macenzie "Mac" Almeida. After book club one foggy evening, Mac stumbles across a dead body very near her home. Unfortunately evidence found at the scene makes her brother a prime suspect. The pressure is on Mac to clear her brother's name without interfering in the official investigation. I enjoyed this first book in the Cozy Capers Book Group Mystery. The Cape Cod setting was lovely, and the wonderful descriptions made me want to visit. Mac was a relatable, no nonsense protagonist, and I loved that she lived in a cozy tiny home! The murder mystery was not an easy one to figure out. Mac's book group didn't play a big role in solving the murder, but I felt like we got a solid introduction to all the members. I'm looking forward to the next Cozy Capers mystery! ♥

  2. 5 out of 5

    Mark Baker

    Macenzie "Mac" Almeida has returned to Westham, Massachusetts, after several years away, and she is settling back into the town where she grew up. She's enjoying time with her family, her bike shop is thriving, and she enjoys her weekly meetings with the Cozy Capers, a book club that reads exclusively cozy mysteries. Returning from their meeting one night, Mac stumbles over the dead body of Jake Lacey. Jake didn't have the best reputation in town, and Mac had her own disagreement with the man ov Macenzie "Mac" Almeida has returned to Westham, Massachusetts, after several years away, and she is settling back into the town where she grew up. She's enjoying time with her family, her bike shop is thriving, and she enjoys her weekly meetings with the Cozy Capers, a book club that reads exclusively cozy mysteries. Returning from their meeting one night, Mac stumbles over the dead body of Jake Lacey. Jake didn't have the best reputation in town, and Mac had her own disagreement with the man over a repair he had been hired to do for her. Worse yet, she recognizes the knife as one her brother owns. With the rest of the Cozy Capers jumping in to try to help solve the crime, will they succeed? Ever since this series has been announced, I've been looking forward to it, and the debut didn't disappoint. I always love vacation destination settings, and this one is fun; now I want to visit Cape Cod. Plus, what cozy mystery fan isn't going to want to read about a club that loves the same sub-genre we do? We are introduced to a large selection of series regulars here, and it took some work to keep them all straight, but I'm sure that will get easier as the series goes along and the various supporting characters get enough page time. The suspects don't have the same issue, and it is easy to remember their motives. There are several secrets and potential motives for murder, but by the time Mac figures things out, everything is clear to us and her. While this isn't a traditional culinary cozy, Mac's boyfriend owns a bakery in town, and we get several recipes at the end of the book. NOTE: I received an ARC of this book. Read my full review at Carstairs Considers.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Chatting About

    Great beginning to a new cozy series set in Cape Cod. I love Seaside settings! My favorite part of the book is the Cozy Capers book group and how they read only cozies, and I was familiar with all the authors and titles mentioned having read most of them, too! In this story, protagonist, Mac Almeida’s brother becomes a suspect in a slaying, and Mac’s innocence is also questioned. Maddie Day intro’s a strong group of characters, both as suspects and those who will be regulars in future stories. As Great beginning to a new cozy series set in Cape Cod. I love Seaside settings! My favorite part of the book is the Cozy Capers book group and how they read only cozies, and I was familiar with all the authors and titles mentioned having read most of them, too! In this story, protagonist, Mac Almeida’s brother becomes a suspect in a slaying, and Mac’s innocence is also questioned. Maddie Day intro’s a strong group of characters, both as suspects and those who will be regulars in future stories. As the Mystery builds in intensity, I was surprised by who the killer was and really enjoyed the story!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Elle's Book Blog

    Release Date: Available NOW at Barnes&Noble. Releases December 31, 2019 on Amazon. Genre: Cozy Mystery Actual Rating: 4 stars Murder on Cape Cod was released exclusively at Barnes&Noble a few months ago. It is not currently available on amazon but will be released there on December 31st. I happened upon this book at the bookstore in my area and had no idea it wouldn't be released through amazon until the end of the year! Not that I care all too much because I really enjoyed this one. This i Release Date: Available NOW at Barnes&Noble. Releases December 31, 2019 on Amazon. Genre: Cozy Mystery Actual Rating: 4 stars Murder on Cape Cod was released exclusively at Barnes&Noble a few months ago. It is not currently available on amazon but will be released there on December 31st. I happened upon this book at the bookstore in my area and had no idea it wouldn't be released through amazon until the end of the year! Not that I care all too much because I really enjoyed this one. This is the first book in a new series by Maddie Day. It features a heroine who is a cozy mystery lover herself (she actually takes part in a cozy mystery book club), and therefore will resonate with fans of the genre. Maddie Day peppered some popular mysteries throughout the book which I found really cool while reading (I may have added a few to my own list!). As the title states, this book takes place on Cape Cod. Being a Massachusetts resident, I absolutely loved this. I have spent many summers down on the cape and I felt like I was right back there with these sweet characters. In this one, the heroine is doing a little sleuthing (with the help of other book club members) when a resident handyman is found dead on the path towards her house. Seeing as the murder weapon appeared to be her BROTHERS knife, he's the prime suspect. She of course knows he didn't do it and will stop at nothing to clear his name! Maddie Day does a wonderful job with this new series and I have to say that I am really excited to see where she takes it next! If you are a cozy mystery reader you won't want to miss this one!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Tari

    I've been wanting to read this since it came out, but I guess waiting three months is a lot less than other books on my TBR have waited. I really loved that the main sleuth Mac and her bestie Gin were cozy mystery fans who loved the books as much as I do. When they found themselves in the middle of a real life mystery, they found themselves referring to their books they'd read for what to do next. I think at one point I realized who the killer was, but it was fun reading how it played out. The s I've been wanting to read this since it came out, but I guess waiting three months is a lot less than other books on my TBR have waited. I really loved that the main sleuth Mac and her bestie Gin were cozy mystery fans who loved the books as much as I do. When they found themselves in the middle of a real life mystery, they found themselves referring to their books they'd read for what to do next. I think at one point I realized who the killer was, but it was fun reading how it played out. The showdown was a really good one and very resourceful too, just like in the cozies that Mac loved. And they hadn't needed a knight in armor to come in to save them, as Mac had mentioned about one of her favorite series that the sleuth always saved herself. I really loved this book and now I can move on to the next one that I have as a paperback ARC and be happy that I already know the characters. (And I have it preordered as well.)

  6. 4 out of 5

    Kay Garrett

    MURDER ON CAPE COD by Maddie Day is the first book in the new series – a Cozy Capers Book Group Mystery. Maddie Day has expertly crafted the start of a series that will have you turning pages, feeling like you’re a member of the Cozy Capers book club trying to solve the whodunit and why, while enduring you to the little tourist town of Westham, Massachusetts and its residents. Enjoyed getting to know Mackenzie “Mac” Almeida by learning about her bicycle shop in the heart of town, its employees an MURDER ON CAPE COD by Maddie Day is the first book in the new series – a Cozy Capers Book Group Mystery. Maddie Day has expertly crafted the start of a series that will have you turning pages, feeling like you’re a member of the Cozy Capers book club trying to solve the whodunit and why, while enduring you to the little tourist town of Westham, Massachusetts and its residents. Enjoyed getting to know Mackenzie “Mac” Almeida by learning about her bicycle shop in the heart of town, its employees and her quirky family. You will fall in love with Belle, Mac’s African Gray parrot as well as her boyfriend, Tim. Mac finds Jake Lacey’s body on a foggy night while returning to her tiny home behind her bike shop from a book club meeting. After seeing her brother’s very distinct fish knife sticking out of his body, she knows she has to find a way to prove that Derrick didn’t kill Jack. Mac turns to the Cozy Capers to help find out who murdered Jake. Their list of suspects is long and finding answers to their questions hard, but they are a dedicated and hard working group of mystery solvers each with his or her own strengths to add to the mixture. After being warned by Detective Lincoln Haskins to leave the investigation to the authorities, Mac makes sure to turn over clues or evidence to the police. She also finds that investigating a murder can be dangerous to ones health after finding a threatening note on her door and being almost run down by a motorcycle. MURDER ON CAPE COD is a must read if you love cozy mysteries. It’s a very well written, engaging book that will have you looking forward to the second book in this series just as much as I am. I highly recommend this book! Can’t wait to revisit Westham again to see what my new friends are up to next. I received an ARC copy of MURDER OON CAPE COD. This in no way is reflected in or the reason for my review. The opinions expressed in my review are entirely my own.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Christi

    This a great start to a new series by Maddie Day/Edith Maxwell. She has quickly become one of my go-to authors. I love the setting on Cape Cod—reading the book made me want to visit. The main character, Mac, is a small business owner with a fun group of friends and family. I highly recommend this book, and I’m looking forward to Book 2!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

    Set on Cape Cod, with many local towns and landmarks, this book captures the essence of the small towns that are still on the outer cape. Mac owns the local bike shop and her boyfriend owns the local bakery. Strangers come to town and a murder ensues. There are several characters introduced including a single dad, family from Cape Verde and others for whom there's a lot of opportunity for development. While the book does not claim to be realistic with respect to places, I found the special incon Set on Cape Cod, with many local towns and landmarks, this book captures the essence of the small towns that are still on the outer cape. Mac owns the local bike shop and her boyfriend owns the local bakery. Strangers come to town and a murder ensues. There are several characters introduced including a single dad, family from Cape Verde and others for whom there's a lot of opportunity for development. While the book does not claim to be realistic with respect to places, I found the special inconsistencies a bit jarring. If Westham (loosely Eastham on the outer cape?) is on the outer cape, why drive the entire length of the Cape to go to the hospital passing at least one other on the way.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Josie

    Cute book! An added plus is no profanity and graphic bedroom scenes starting on page 3. This author obviously has a vocabulary and imagination that extends beyond those boundaries. Very refreshing. Will look forward to the next book in the series.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jeanie

    What an exciting and delightful first in series by Maddie Day! I enjoyed every minute of meeting MacKenzie "Mac" Almeida, owner of a bike shop that does rentals, repairs, and sales of accessories and clothing for the modern bicyclist. Mac has returned to Cape Cod after several years away - working in Boston, then in the Peace Corp, and another year touring, mostly south of the equator. Her brother, Derrick, and his four year old daughter Coquille "Cokey" returned shortly thereafter. Derrick work What an exciting and delightful first in series by Maddie Day! I enjoyed every minute of meeting MacKenzie "Mac" Almeida, owner of a bike shop that does rentals, repairs, and sales of accessories and clothing for the modern bicyclist. Mac has returned to Cape Cod after several years away - working in Boston, then in the Peace Corp, and another year touring, mostly south of the equator. Her brother, Derrick, and his four year old daughter Coquille "Cokey" returned shortly thereafter. Derrick works for Mac on the sales and rental side, and a woman named Orlean does repairs. Mac can fill in either position as needed. The Cozy Capers Book Group meets weekly in the lighthouse where Derrick is a caretaker, an. d this week is no different, despite the heavy fog rolling in. Just outside of her yard, Mac tripped over something she didn't see in the fog. A body. Jake Lacey was dead, and Mac had a small disagreement with him at the soup kitchen, where she volunteered, just hours earlier. Jake had claimed that he was coming into some easy money that evening, but nobody seemed to know what was up with the down on his luck handiman. They parted without animosity, but you know how small town people talk. The book club wants to see if they can solve the mystery, but Mac isn't interested. She wants to run her business and spend time with her family and Tim, her boyfriend. Even though her brother seems to have gone missing, not even going to work. Even though Orlean was late without warning. Derrick has secrets that he isn't willing to share, and the dragon has come back to torment him again. Their father isn't willing to divulge Derrick's secrets, so she will await Derrick's return. In the meantime, Mac and one of her close friends was almost run over by a cyclist on the path they normally walk every morning. She is trying to stay the least involved, but seems to be the target of whoever killed Jake. There are strangers in town who seem to have known him - a young woman who has looked weepy since he died, a businessman from Providence. Mac just happens to be at the right place at the right time to learn more about Jake. I really enjoyed this very well-written mystery! It is a beautiful start to the series. From the suspense and 3-D characters to the fear from threats and...threats to the amazing descriptions of birds, birdsongs, flora and fauna, it is a perfect read for the discerning cozy mystery reader. I like Mac and probably her father or brother the best. Or all three. The wisdom and grace with which the author writes about Derrick and his challenges are so much appreciated by this reader, especially the dragon. I did not know who the bad guy/ gal might be, had briefly but not seriously considered the person as I couldn't think of a good motive (who says motives have to be good?). I highly recommend this fabulous first in series; this is a series worth following!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Peggy R

    Murder on Cape Cod is a great start to a new series for author Maddie Day and I am looking forward to more books. Ms. Day has wonderfully descriptive writing style that allows her to create a world and craft characters that are so clear to the reader. The characters in this series are well defined for a first book in a new series. The protagonist, Mac, is a mature, no-nonsense business woman who has returned home to open her own bicycle shop. I love that she lives in a tiny house and has a parro Murder on Cape Cod is a great start to a new series for author Maddie Day and I am looking forward to more books. Ms. Day has wonderfully descriptive writing style that allows her to create a world and craft characters that are so clear to the reader. The characters in this series are well defined for a first book in a new series. The protagonist, Mac, is a mature, no-nonsense business woman who has returned home to open her own bicycle shop. I love that she lives in a tiny house and has a parrot who is quite vocal. She is surrounded by family and her cozy mystery book club all of whom a interesting, quirky and each bring something to the story. In this first book, I think the reader gets to know Mac's family better than the book club just because of the nature of the mystery. As the series progresses, I feel that the book club characters will become just as well known to the reader. The mystery starts within the first five pages of the book and is carried throughout the story. I thought the pace of the book was spot on with no lulls, just clues, secrets and possible motives laid out for the reader's considerations. The only criticism I had was that the reveal felt a bit rushed, like the killer's motive was not fully explored. All in all, this was a great start to a new series. It has everything we come to expect from Ms. Day - descriptive writing that allows the reader to become surrounded in an engaging story with a charming setting and well written characters. I will definitely be back for more.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Patty

    Great start to a new series. Strongly recommend!

  13. 5 out of 5

    April Schilling

    This is the first book in the Cozy Capers Book Group mystery series and I loved it! I can just picture Mac's bicycle shop in Westham and she's such a character! I was shocked by who the killer was but, I was pretty sure who was gonna be killed. Looking forward to the next book! This is the first book in the Cozy Capers Book Group mystery series and I loved it! I can just picture Mac's bicycle shop in Westham and she's such a character! I was shocked by who the killer was but, I was pretty sure who was gonna be killed. Looking forward to the next book!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Danielle Urban

    Murder on Cape Cod by Maddie Day is an interesting cozy murder mystery. I love book book clubs and this one had a liking for murder mysteries. What the leading protagonist does not expect is for a murder to happen in her safe small-town area. Yet it does. In fact, she accidentally runs over the dead handyman in the fog. It appears he was stabbed with her brother's knife. All Mac can think about is how Jake died and why. And more importantly who would murder him... Maddie Day created a mysterious Murder on Cape Cod by Maddie Day is an interesting cozy murder mystery. I love book book clubs and this one had a liking for murder mysteries. What the leading protagonist does not expect is for a murder to happen in her safe small-town area. Yet it does. In fact, she accidentally runs over the dead handyman in the fog. It appears he was stabbed with her brother's knife. All Mac can think about is how Jake died and why. And more importantly who would murder him... Maddie Day created a mysterious murder mystery with a lot of humor. I couldn't help from laughing especially, when Mac's parrot wants a kiss from her boyfriend. It was a perfect blend of action, humor, and danger. The characters made this story come to life. The chief of police and Mac seem to have a history that makes communicating not so much fun. But it was interesting to follow them. Overall, I highly recommend this novel to all. I cannot wait to read the next mystery in this series.  I received this copy from the publisher. This is my voluntary review.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    Wonderful beginning to a new series! It was a fun bit that Mac & the Cozy Capers are cozy readers, too. The story was excellent and really well written. There were quite a few characters to love in the book, and ones I hope will continue making appearances in future books, in particular Mac's grandmother, Abo Reba. Wonderful beginning to a new series! It was a fun bit that Mac & the Cozy Capers are cozy readers, too. The story was excellent and really well written. There were quite a few characters to love in the book, and ones I hope will continue making appearances in future books, in particular Mac's grandmother, Abo Reba.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Kathy

    There are so many series that I already read and ones that I want to start reading, I'm delighted when a new series starts and I can get in on the ground floor. Maddie Day, also known as Edith Maxwell, is a prolific writer who already has multiple series she authors. So, of course, the logical move is for Maddie to start yet another wonderful series. As I have a yearning to visit Cape Cod, I was quite pleased when I heard her new series, the Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries, would be set there, There are so many series that I already read and ones that I want to start reading, I'm delighted when a new series starts and I can get in on the ground floor. Maddie Day, also known as Edith Maxwell, is a prolific writer who already has multiple series she authors. So, of course, the logical move is for Maddie to start yet another wonderful series. As I have a yearning to visit Cape Cod, I was quite pleased when I heard her new series, the Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries, would be set there, and I knew I had to catch this book as hot off the presses as I could. As I anticipated, I loved the Cape Cod world seen in the small town of Westham, Massachusetts. Small local shops with a sense of real community amongst the people living there was just what I had hoped to find and did. Mac's Bikes with Mackenzie “Mac” Almeida at its helm provides a great base for the main character. We get to see Mac as an independent woman who knows how to take her skills and carve out a successful niche in an area where tourists drive the economy. Hers is a busy enterprise, and she has a good eye for hiring the right fit for jobs in it. This ability to get to the core of a person will both help her and endanger her when there's murder in the fresh, salt air. After some years away, Mac Almeida returned to Westham to settle down and live in the comfort of her family and old friends. She is now esconced into the area with her own business, a charming house behind the business, an African Grey parrott, the delectable owner of the local bakery as her boyfriend, and a cozy mystery book club she enjoys. Her parents are minutes away and her brother works in her bicycle shop. So, life is working out well for Mac in her chosen path. And, then another path, the one that runs beside her little house, throws her a curve ball. Mac is making her way home from a meeting of the Cozy Capers Book Club in a dense fog when she stumbles upon the body of local handyman Jake Lacey, only feet away from her home sweet home. It's not until the police arrive that Mac realizes just how bad the situation is, as turning the body over reveals a knife sticking out of the victim. And, the knife isn't just any old murder weapon. It is a custom-made knife that looks exactly like Mac's brother's fishing knife. Mac keeps that bit of information to herself for the time being. When word gets out, which is quickly in a small community like Westham, about Jake Lacey's murder, the Cozy Capers Book Club members are both horrified and fascinated that a real murder mystery has presented itself, and that they have the inside track with Mac having found the body. Although Detective Lincoln Haskins has warned Mac to leave the investigation to the police, Mac feels that the knife is going to direct that investigation toward her brother Derrick, so she turns to the Cozy Capers to gather information and sift through clues and suspects. There's no shortage of suspects to consider, as several new faces have shown up in town before or on the day of the murder. But, Detective Haskins isn't the only one who doesn't want the Cozy Capers sticking their noses in where they don't belong. The killer is all too aware of Mac's interest in and poking around the clues, and Mac is putting herself in a danger that fictional scenarios don't prepare her for. It looks like Maddie Day has yet another hit series in the making. Mac is a great new character, with many interesting aspects to her life, the least of which isn't her adorable pet Belle, the African Grey parrott, asking for kisses and cuddling in boyfriend Tim's lap. This first book is a good introduction to Mac's family, too. Her brother Derrick and his four-year-old daughter Cokey have an intriguing back story that readers are given access to. Mac's father is a minister in the community and a seemingly well-balanced source of peace and wisdom. Mom is a free spirit who has found purpose in her life by reading people's astological charts. And, Abo Reba, Mac's grandmother is a force all her own. Rounding out the regulars are members of the Cozy Capers, Mac's employees, and Mac's boyfriend, Baker Tim, all unique cogs in the wheels that keep this charming seaside town running. I already feel like Westham is a place I want to visit over and over again.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Carla Johnson-Hicks

    Murder on Cape Cod is a delightful start to the Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries. Mackenzie (Mac) Almeida is the owner operator of Mac's bike shop in Westham Massachusetts, and a member of the Cozy Capers Book Club. After book club, on a foggy night, Mack trips over the dead body of a man she had a disagreement with earlier in the day. There is a piece of evidence found at the scene that makes her brother the prime suspect. Mac and her friends in the book club work to clear his name. Of course, Murder on Cape Cod is a delightful start to the Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries. Mackenzie (Mac) Almeida is the owner operator of Mac's bike shop in Westham Massachusetts, and a member of the Cozy Capers Book Club. After book club, on a foggy night, Mack trips over the dead body of a man she had a disagreement with earlier in the day. There is a piece of evidence found at the scene that makes her brother the prime suspect. Mac and her friends in the book club work to clear his name. Of course, the real murderer has other plans for Mac. I enjoyed this story a lot. There are several characters that we get to know well in this story, but many more that I hope to learn more about in future stories. Mac is a great protagonist. She is smart, observant and has enough friends that they all gather information. I liked the detective that was brought in to solve the crime, instead of the local chief who has an issue with Mac. Mac's young niece is adorable, and her observation skills help Mac and Gin solve the crime. I loved all the references to cozy mystery books and authors, many of which I read. There were also nods to various plots, such as a criminal taping their hands in front and leaving their feet loose. I chuckled at some of these. Overall, I enjoyed this introduction to a new series. I am looking forward to meeting more of the club members and having them play a more important role in subsequent books. I listened to the audiobook of this story narrated by Rachel Dulude. I have listened to other books she has narrated and she does a nice job with expression and intonation. Her pacing is good and I am able to recognize the various voices in the story. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book upon request. The rating, ideas and opinions shared are my own.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Liz Caldwell

    Mackenzie Almeida is a young bicycle shop owner, with a hunky baker boyfriend, an African Grey parrot and a tiny house in quaint Westham, Mass., a tourist town on Cape Cod. Her brother, a single dad, works for her and her father is a minister at the UU church, and her mother writes astrological charts. And then there's the book club, which focuses on cozy mysteries. When Mac literally stumbles over a body on a foggy path behind her home, the book club decides they will help the local and state p Mackenzie Almeida is a young bicycle shop owner, with a hunky baker boyfriend, an African Grey parrot and a tiny house in quaint Westham, Mass., a tourist town on Cape Cod. Her brother, a single dad, works for her and her father is a minister at the UU church, and her mother writes astrological charts. And then there's the book club, which focuses on cozy mysteries. When Mac literally stumbles over a body on a foggy path behind her home, the book club decides they will help the local and state police, and conduct their own investigation. Maddie Day has created a funny, quirky and supportive community to back up Mac. Mac's multigenerational family is at the heart, including her niece, Cokey, and her grandmother, Abo Reba, who occasionally helps out at Mac's Bike Shop. Mac is a likable, intelligent and sometimes over-stretched multitasker. I really enjoyed 'meeting' the cast of characters, and look forward to learning more about each of them. This book is a great start to this new series. I received a copy of this book as part of a Facebook giveaway.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Barbara Bergendorf

    Murder on Cape Cod by Maddie Day is an excellent read and the first in a new series. The plot gently pulls you in and then you can't put it down. I love the characters and how they interact with each other. Can't wait to find out more about them in future books. I would recommend it to everyone. Murder on Cape Cod by Maddie Day is an excellent read and the first in a new series. The plot gently pulls you in and then you can't put it down. I love the characters and how they interact with each other. Can't wait to find out more about them in future books. I would recommend it to everyone.

  20. 5 out of 5

    JoAn

    Murder on Cape Cod by Maddie Day was an entertaining afternoon read. I enjoyed this first book in a new cozy series. Ms. Day's descriptive writing introduced the characters and the small community in great detail. All of the characters are likable and I found myself wanting to visit Cape Cod for myself. A smoothly paced plot with a perplexing murder and very few suspects. I look forward to the next book in this series. I received a copy of this book from my local library now that it is available Murder on Cape Cod by Maddie Day was an entertaining afternoon read. I enjoyed this first book in a new cozy series. Ms. Day's descriptive writing introduced the characters and the small community in great detail. All of the characters are likable and I found myself wanting to visit Cape Cod for myself. A smoothly paced plot with a perplexing murder and very few suspects. I look forward to the next book in this series. I received a copy of this book from my local library now that it is available on all reading platforms.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Morin

    Attention grabber I'm a big fan of this author and I was excited to read this book. The main character is very easy to like and the plot and story are well thought out. I'm looking forward to reading more in this series. Attention grabber I'm a big fan of this author and I was excited to read this book. The main character is very easy to like and the plot and story are well thought out. I'm looking forward to reading more in this series.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Dawn Frazier

    Loved this book!

  23. 5 out of 5

    K.A. Davis

    MURDER ON CAPE COD is the first book in the brand new Cozy Capers Book Group Mystery series by Maddie Day. This delightful book introduces us to protagonist MacKenzie “Mac” Almeida, owner of Mac’s Bikes, which caters to tourists visiting the quaint town. I admire Mac for being super handy and she not only runs her business but also does the bike repairs herself. I also enjoy the way the author portrays women succeeding in traditionally male-dominated roles in this new book. Ms. Day has created a MURDER ON CAPE COD is the first book in the brand new Cozy Capers Book Group Mystery series by Maddie Day. This delightful book introduces us to protagonist MacKenzie “Mac” Almeida, owner of Mac’s Bikes, which caters to tourists visiting the quaint town. I admire Mac for being super handy and she not only runs her business but also does the bike repairs herself. I also enjoy the way the author portrays women succeeding in traditionally male-dominated roles in this new book. Ms. Day has created a great cast of supporting, loveable characters for Mac. I adore her grandmother, who is ready to jump in and help Mac out, despite having a busy life. She has supportive parents and her brother, Derrick, is a single dad raising his young daughter. It’s heartwarming to see the family pull together to raise the darling little girl. Another character that steals the pages she is featured on, is Mac’s African Grey Parrot. The bird’s amazing vocabulary brings humor in each scene. When Derrick is accused of murdering a down-on-his-luck man, Mac and her cozy mystery book club comes together to help clear his name. I loved that one of the club’s members is the town’s former Chief of Police. While he doesn’t solve the crime, he does provide some guidance for the amateurs. It’s entertaining how the group relies on tips and tricks they’ve gleaned from cozy mysteries in order to investigate and follow along as they hunt for the killer. The author provide lots of books and author mentions on the pages and I found it a great way to add to my TBR list. Like a good cozy mystery, the author provides plenty of suspects that must be scrutinized and there are some emotional subplots that add to the depth of the story. The exciting conclusion brought all the threads together for an entirely satisfactory read! I was provided an advance copy with the hopes I would review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Missi Martin (Stockwell)

    I totally knew who did it ...... no only kidding !!! I had NO idea. And that is what makes a GREAT cozy mystery and Maddie Day knows how to capture the reader from the first word on the first page until the very last word and the reader has closed the book for the last time. And she doesn't waste any time..... In Murder on Cape Cod, the first book in her new series A Cozy Capers Book Group Mystery, you have the murder taking place immediately. By the time you have read 5 pages, you are already in I totally knew who did it ...... no only kidding !!! I had NO idea. And that is what makes a GREAT cozy mystery and Maddie Day knows how to capture the reader from the first word on the first page until the very last word and the reader has closed the book for the last time. And she doesn't waste any time..... In Murder on Cape Cod, the first book in her new series A Cozy Capers Book Group Mystery, you have the murder taking place immediately. By the time you have read 5 pages, you are already invested in the story. You have met the main character Mackenzie "Mac" Almeida and her book group. You have already witnessed a confrontation between Mac and Jake....the murder victim and you are ready to solve the case. Lucky for you Mac and her book group are ready also !! In Murder on Cape Cod there is so much that will appeal to you....you will love the town and all the cute shops, you will love Mac, her boyfriend Tim, her friends, family and we cannot forget her bird, Belle. You will admire Mac for being a strong independent take charge woman who will do anything for family, friends and her community. And the way Mac and her Cozy Capers Book Group take charge and investigate Jake's murder is quite inspiring.....but I, myself, will just read cozies and leave the investigating to the police. I fell in love with this new series by Maddie Day and look forward to many more great books in this series. I now have another great place to visit and amazing people to hang around with. One of the many things I love about reading books and especially books in a series....you ALWAYS have a place to go and people to hang around with.....and you don't have to pack or leave the comforts of home.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Chris Velazquez

    Lately, I have been wanting to delve more into cozy murder mysteries, and this one sounded interesting. Thankfully, this was a good one for going into reading more of this genre, as I greatly enjoyed the setting and the likable characters, on top of how quaint it all felt and the great descriptions of food here and there, and I also appreciated how, at the end, there are some recipes for food depicted in the book, that was such a fun touch. This book made me want to visit Cape Cod and made me hu Lately, I have been wanting to delve more into cozy murder mysteries, and this one sounded interesting. Thankfully, this was a good one for going into reading more of this genre, as I greatly enjoyed the setting and the likable characters, on top of how quaint it all felt and the great descriptions of food here and there, and I also appreciated how, at the end, there are some recipes for food depicted in the book, that was such a fun touch. This book made me want to visit Cape Cod and made me hungry to boot, on top of the already fun murder mystery. If there's a downside, it's that the concept of a book club who focus solely on cozy murder mysteries deciding to all work together to solve murders in their town is a fantastic one, but it's barely explored in this first book. Hopefully this is explored and happens more often in future books, because I quite enjoyed this and I will certainly be looking forward to reading more. This first literary visit to Cape Cod definitely won't be my last.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Carole Jarvis

    Murder on Cape Cod begins an excellent new series by Maddie Day. I'm especially drawn to books with a New England setting, and the author's descriptions are so vivid that I could feel myself there. I've visited the area in which this story is set and it is beautifully conveyed. Another strength is characterization. The story is set against the backdrop of Mac's bike shop, so very interesting and different from culinary or knitting mysteries, not that those are bad. But different is good, and noth Murder on Cape Cod begins an excellent new series by Maddie Day. I'm especially drawn to books with a New England setting, and the author's descriptions are so vivid that I could feel myself there. I've visited the area in which this story is set and it is beautifully conveyed. Another strength is characterization. The story is set against the backdrop of Mac's bike shop, so very interesting and different from culinary or knitting mysteries, not that those are bad. But different is good, and nothing fits the Cape Cod area better than bicycling. Mac herself is an appealing protagonist, smart and logical. Secondary characters are interesting - such as the Cozy Capers, a a group that reads cozy mysteries and uses some of their skills to aid in the investigation. The murder becomes personal when Mac's brother, a recovering addict, becomes a "person of interest." The mystery is well crafted, not simple to solve - at least for me. I loved the Cape Cod setting and series characters. I will enjoy getting to know them better as the series progresses. Recommended.

  27. 4 out of 5

    E

    Just finished a great cozy mystery: Murder on Cape Cod by Maddie Day. The characters are interesting and quirky. The story is about a woman, Mac, in her 30's who has left her corporate life to come back to her childhood home in Cape Cod. She lives in a tiny house with her parrot. The parrot is a really funny bird and adds a bit of humor to the story. She belongs to a book club that only read cozy mysteries and owns/runs a bicycle shop. Her fellow club members are shop owners as well. On the way Just finished a great cozy mystery: Murder on Cape Cod by Maddie Day. The characters are interesting and quirky. The story is about a woman, Mac, in her 30's who has left her corporate life to come back to her childhood home in Cape Cod. She lives in a tiny house with her parrot. The parrot is a really funny bird and adds a bit of humor to the story. She belongs to a book club that only read cozy mysteries and owns/runs a bicycle shop. Her fellow club members are shop owners as well. On the way back from a club meeting she trips over a body and recognizes who it is. She also recognizes the weapon that was used to kill the victim. The book club takes an active part in trying to solve the crime. The local police chief and the detective assigned to the case are not happy about this. Of course the club members don't take heed. The story kept me entertained form the beginning to the end.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Lori

    A mystery book club sets out to solve a murder discovered following a meeting. On a foggy evening, Mackenzie, owner of a bicycle shop in a Cape Cod tourist town, nearly tripped over the man. She recognizes the knife that stabbed the man as her brother's custom-made one. Her father pastors a church and her mother works as an astrologist--a rather unusual combination. The mystery's writing lacks cohesiveness, and its solution seems obvious. A mystery book club sets out to solve a murder discovered following a meeting. On a foggy evening, Mackenzie, owner of a bicycle shop in a Cape Cod tourist town, nearly tripped over the man. She recognizes the knife that stabbed the man as her brother's custom-made one. Her father pastors a church and her mother works as an astrologist--a rather unusual combination. The mystery's writing lacks cohesiveness, and its solution seems obvious.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Patricia

    Enjoyed this book. It kept me guessing who the murderer was. Liked getting to know the characters and hope they appear in another book.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Christine

    The first in a new series by Maddie Day, you will not be disappointed. Bicycle mechanic Mac Almeida hopes tourists will flock to her shop to rent bikes while vacationing on Cape Cod. The last thing she expects to find is a body. When her brother Jake is implicated, Mac uses her mystery reading skills to solve the murder.

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