****Nominated for an Agatha Award for Best Contemporary Novel!
****Nominated for the RT Book Reviews, Reviewer’s Choice Best Book Award for 2013–Amateur Sleuth!
Note: Barbara’s story “Bread Baby” was also nominated for a 2013 Agatha. Read the story and get the lowdown here.
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…
“I heartily recommend that you pick up this book and devour it…” Mystery Scene Magazine, November 2013
“Clammed Up is a terrific start to what promises to be a top-notch series, with a cast of characters I look forward to knowing better.” Suspense Magazine, September 2013
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?
The townspeople want to pin the murder of the RV park owner on Cabe Stone, a new employee of the Snowden Family Clambake Company–who bolted from the crime scene and disappeared.
Julia knows having another murder associated with her family’s business is a recipe for disaster . . . but who is the killer? Cooking up a proper investigation doesn’t leave much time for the rest of Julia’s life, and this is one killer who’ll do anything to stop her from digging up clues . . .