Wednesday, April 22, 2020



Caterer River Holloway has talents beyond her to-die-for cooking. She is also known among friends and family on Shell Island as a “finder” of things. Which is why a desperate mother begs River to track down her grown son, Chili Bolz, who’s seemingly vanished.

Deputy Lance Hamlyn, a newcomer to Shell Island, has hit a dead-end in trying to locate the missing man. Familiar with River’s reputation, he attempts to team up with her, hoping that her inside track with the locals might aid his investigation. But the simple missing person case begins to boil over into something far more frightening when Chili’s mother falls victim to a brutal assault. Worse, her dying words to River seem to incriminate more than one of River’s friends in both kidnapping and, now, murder.

While Deputy Hamlyn conducts the formal criminal investigation, River uses her time between catering events to do some sleuthing of her own. Her efforts are hampered by the unexpected return of her absentee boyfriend, who has his own reasons for wanting her to stay safely in the kitchen. With the number of suspects growing longer than her food shopping list, River soon finds herself caught in an unsavory recipe for disaster. She must locate the missing Chili and discover who killed his mother before her own goose is quite literally cooked! 

Maggie Toussaint serves up a fun and captivating read in Seas the Day, the first in her Seafood Caper Mystery series! Complete with Southern recipes.

Book Details:

Title: Seas the Day

Author: Maggie Toussaint

Genre: culinary cozy mystery 

Series: A Seafood Caper Mystery

Publisher: Henery Press (April 22, 2020)

Print length: 280 pages


A few of your favorite things: highlighter pens, birds in flight, wellness, clean underwear (thanks, Mom!).
Things you need to throw out: nothing! I love all my stuff.

Things you need in order to write: quiet, morning time, caffeine, inner voices.
Things that hamper your writing: noise, interruptions, focus issues.

Things you love about writing: world building, quirky characters, getting even (in fiction) with those who’ve done bad things.
Things you hate about writing: hard to see your mistakes, throwing out scenes that go nowhere but I love, volatility in the publishing industry and associated cutbacks.

Easiest thing about being a writer: sharing my love of writing with family, friends, and fans.

Hardest thing about being a writer: owning your creative time and not letting it get frittered away doing Other Things.

Things you love about where you live: scenic natural beauty of Georgia coast, you can see for miles here, no tall buildings or crowds, no lines in the stores.
Things that make you want to move: I am far from kids and grands-would enjoy being closer; increased hurricane risk in fall.

Things you never want to run out of: tea! Chocolate! Excedrin! Automobile gas!
Things you wish you’d never bought: red onions, cumin (allergy), clothes that fit wrong.

Words that describe you: curious, creative, helping nature, loyal.
Words that describe you but you wish they didn’t: has a hard time saying no to extra activities.

Favorite music: I love classic rock, yoga music, classical music, and a lot more.
Music that make your ears bleed: for me, it’s the volume of music. Too loud and I get dizzy.

Favorite beverage: I’m sure you can guess by now—tea!

Something that gives you a pickle face: bathroom scale numbers.

Favorite smell: citrus anything.

Something that makes you hold your nose: flowers (so sad because I love to look at them).

Something you’re really good at: finishing what I start.

Something you’re really bad at: air math.

Last best thing you ate: roasted Brussels sprouts.

Last thing you regret eating: no regrets.

Things you always put in your books: a strong sense of community.

Things you never put in your books: onscreen violence.

Things to say to an author: I love your book.

Things to say to an author if you want to be fictionally killed off in their next book: I gave your book a one-star rating because I don’t read that kind of book.

Things that make you happy: family, nature, yoga, singing.

Things that drive you crazy: people who say one thing and do another.


Southern author Maggie Toussaint became a cozy mystery author after getting her feet damp in romantic suspense and dystopian fiction, with twenty fiction novels and two nonfiction novels to her credit. A three-time finalist for Georgia Author of the Year, her work won three Silver Falchions, the Readers’ Choice, and the EPIC Awards. She’s past president of Mystery Writers of America-Southeast chapter and an officer of LowCountry Sisters In Crime. She lives in coastal Georgia, where secrets, heritage, and ancient oaks cast long shadows.

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