Wednesday, January 3, 2018


Cozy Mystery 6th in Series Setting - Maine 
Kensington (December 26, 2017) 
Mass Market Paperback 280 Pages 
ISBN-13: 978-1496700414 

It’s June in Busman’s Harbor, Maine, and Julia Snowden and her family are working hard to get their authentic Maine clambake business ready for summer. Preparations must be put on hold, however, when a mysterious yacht drops anchor in the harbor—and delivers an unexpected dose of murder . . .
When Julia’s old prep school rival Wyatt Jayne invites her to dinner on board her billionaire fiancé’s decked-out yacht, Julia arrives to find a sumptuous table set for two—and the yachtsman dead in his chair. Suspicion quickly falls on Wyatt, and Julia’s quest to dredge up the truth leads her into the murky private world of a mega-rich recluse who may not have been all that he seemed . . .

You know a book is really good when you find yourself wishing you could go back and start the series from the very beginning. A strong mystery and a solid likable cast of characters made this very enjoyable to escape into. 
The beginning of tourist season for Morrow Island and the Snowden family is always busy.
Adding to the stress and excitement is consideration about rebuilding the family mansion on the island. Everyone seems to have different opinions. 
A person from Julia's past brings an even more turbulent emotional rollercoaster into play and causes secrets about Quentin to the surface. Even if you have not read any of the previous books in this series you won't be lost. It will make you want to move them to the top of your reading list.
Relationship issues, troublesome coincidences and a mysterious billionaire all add to the mystery.

A full five star read with multiple twists.


Barbara 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
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  1. Really enjoyed the description of the book. Looking forward to reading the series.


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