Steamed Open (A Maine Clambake Mystery)
by Barbara Ross
Steamed Open is an upbeat cozy mystery that will have you yearning for warm days and sandy beaches with a cool drink nearby.
~The Avid Reader
. . . 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.
~Mallory Heart’s Cozies
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.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews
Steamed Open is a complicated mystery flavored with layers of history and complex family relationships.
I loved walking around with Julia as she deals with potential suspects. And of course, the guilty party will keep you guessing until the end.
Warm and witty writing keeps you moving through the story at a steady pace that’s ideal for a quick weekend read. A couple of subplots tug at the heart, too, making this more than just a “simple” cozy mystery.
~Reading Is My SuperPower!
Another fantastic episode in the life of Julia Snowden and Busman’s Harbour, Barbara Ross has a talent for making fictional people seem very real.
~A Wytch’s Book Review Blog
This has quickly become one of my favorite series. The locale (especially in the summer) is a favorite of mine so I really like the series and the characters.
~My Reading Journeys
About the Book
Steamed Open (A Maine Clambake 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 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 MaineClambakeMysteries.com.
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