Steamed Open (A Maine Clambake Mystery) by Barbara Ross
About the Book
Steamed Open (A Maine Clambake Mystery) Cozy Mystery
7th in Series
Kensington (December 18, 2018)
Digital ASIN: B07BV3RCDG
It’s summertime in Busman’s Harbor, Maine, and the clamming is easy—or it was until a mysterious new neighbor blocks access to the beach, cutting off the Snowden Family Clambake’s supply. Julia Snowden is just one of many townspeople angered by Bartholomew Frick’s decision. But which one of them was angry enough to kill?
Beachcombers, lighthouse buffs, and clammers are outraged after Frick puts up a gate in front of his newly inherited mansion. When Julia urges him to reconsider, she’s the last to see him alive—except the person who stabs him in the neck with a clam rake. As she pores through a long list of suspects, Julia meets disgruntled employees, rival heirs, and a pair of tourists determined to visit every lighthouse in America. They all have secrets, and Julia will have to work fast to expose the guilty party—or see this season’s clam harvest dry up for good.
About the AuthorBarbara Ross is the author of the Maine Clambake Mysteries. The first book in the series, Clammed Up was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best Contemporary Novel, the RT Book Reviews, Reviewer’s Choice Best Book Award for Amateur Sleuth and was a finalist for the Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction. She is co-editor/co-publisher of Level Best Books, which produces anthologies of crime stories by New England authors. She writes at her home overlooking the harbor in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Barbara blogs with the Wicked Cozy Authors and Maine Crime Writers. Readers can visit her website at MaineClambakeMysteries.com.
Steamed Open by Barbara Ross
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
One of my favourite aspects of cozy mysteries is being an armchair traveler. While reading, I learn about local customs and color, geography, climate, foods, and all sorts of aspects of a particular location. I also devour any history included. I enjoy reading about Maine and have for decades, so it was pure delight to read Barbara Ross' STEAMED OPEN, with its likable characters (and a few not so, of course), a murder with far too many possible suspects, beautiful antique homes, and of course, Clambakes. STEAMED OPEN is Maine Clambake Mystery #7, a series I definitely want to delve into.
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