The Maine Clambake Mystery Series

Great news! The Maine Clambake Mystery series has been renewed by Kensington Books. That means there will be at least three more books and one holiday season novella. Next up, Fogged Inn, February 2016.

Musseled Out

Maine Clambake Mystery #3

MusseledOutFrontcoverThe busy summer tourist season is winding down in Busman’s Harbor, Maine, but Julia Snowden senses trouble brewing for the Snowden Family Clambake Company. Shifty David Thwing–the “Mussel King” of an upscale seafood restaurant chain–is sniffing around town for a new location. But serving iffy clams turns out to the the least of his troubles…

Available in mass market paperback, ebook and audiobook.

☆☆☆☆½ The latest trip to Busman’s Harbor is a lobster pot full of secrets and deceit. This cozy series continues to stand out with its exceptional plotting, intriguing storylines and authentic detailing of the lobstering life. RT Book Reviews, May 2015

…a craftily plotted, brilliantly paced tale…I devoured Musseled Out in a single greedy sitting. Crimespree Magazine, April 2015

Boasting an eclectic cast of characters, good conversation and a small town feel, this is my favorite book in the series. Dru’s Book Musings, April 2015

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Boiled Over

Maine Clambake Mystery #2

Boiled Over****Nominated for the RT Book Reviews, Reviewer’s Choice Best Book Award for 2014–Amateur Sleuth

For Julia Snowden, the Founder’s Day summer celebration in Busman’s Harbor, Maine, means helping her family’s clambake company to prepare an authentic taste of New England seafood. Any Mainer will tell you that a real clambake needs wood for the fire . . . so why is there a foot sticking out of the oven?

Available in mass market paperback, ebook, audiobook and large print format.

☆☆☆☆½  With quick pacing and plenty of red herrings, Ross leads readers on a thrilling ride to track down a killer. RT Book Reviews, May 2014

A Down-East, wicked-good winner! Suspense Magazine, June 2014

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Clammed Up

Maine Clambake Mystery #1

Clammed Up: A Maine Clambake Mystery****Nominated for an Agatha Award for Best Contemporary Novel for 2013

****Nominated for the RT Book Reviews, Reviewer’s Choice Best Book Award for 2013–Amateur Sleuth

****Finalist for the Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction

Summer has come to Busman’s Harbor, Maine and tourists are lining up for a taste of authentic New England seafood, courtesy of the Snowden Family Clambake Company. But there’s something sinister on the boil this season. A killer has crashed a wedding party, adding mystery to the menu at the worst possible moment…

Available in mass market paperback, ebook, audiobook and large print formats

“I heartily recommend that you pick up this book and devour it…” Mystery Scene Magazine, November 2013

“VERDICT This very satisfying series debut keeps a steady and confident pace from the beginning; readers can enjoy both figuring out the mystery and taking an armchair visit to coastal Maine. Recipes included.” Library Journal, September 1, 2013

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All include traditional Maine recipes