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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway for Steamed Open by Barbara Ross

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)  
ISBN-10: 1496717945  
ISBN-13: 978-1496717948  
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 Author

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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*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.

Welcome back to Busman's Harbor and the Snowden Family Clambake which is going full throttle as this book is right in the middle of the season for them. Julia finds herself involved in a murder investigation yet again after a longtime member of their community passes away and her heir ends up being found murdered. It was just Julia's luck that it happened directly after she went to try to talk some sense into the man after he put up a fence that blocked access to the beach. What follows is some great sleuthing that reveals some intriguing details that I would have never thought of. This is an extremely well written cozy mystery that will draw you in so well that you will wish you could go on the clambake too since it sounds so yummy as well as fun. Absolutely perfect for fans of the genre. I really liked it so I give it 4/5 stars.

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1 comment:

  1. I've only read the first in the series, but it was really good. Love the characters! I need to catch up a little before I let myself read the latest lol