Nominated for the RT Book Reviews, Reviewer’s Choice Best Book Award for 2013–Amateur Sleuth!
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…
“Deliciously atmospheric, delightfully suspenseful, divine!”—Sarah Graves, author of A Bat in the Belfry
“If you haven’t been on a Maine clambake, Barbara Ross’s book is the next best thing…except for the murder.”—Sheila Connolly, New York Times bestselling author of Buried in a Bog
“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.
“☆☆☆☆½ This first installment in a new series is a real treat. The story flows effortlessly, and the setting is a character on its own…” RT Book Reviews, September 2013.
Julia Snowden returned to her hometown to rescue her family’s struggling clambake business–not to solve crimes. But that was before a catered wedding on picturesque Morrow Island turned into a reception for murder. When the best man’s corpse is found hanging from the grand staircase in the Snowden family mansion, Julia must put the chowder pot on the back burner and join the search for the killer. And with suspicion falling on her old crush Chris Durand, the recipe for saving her business and salvaging her love life may be one and the same…
Includes traditional Maine Clambake Recipes
“Clammed Up will leave readers clamoring for second helpings.”
–Leslie Meier, author of Easter Bunny Murder
“Take lobster, clams, and an ear of corn. Add one murder. Fold in a complex heroine, an assortment of colorful suspects, and a plot with lots of twists and turns. Heat up on an island off the coast of Maine. The result? Clammed Up contains just the right amounts of all the best ingredients to provide mystery readers with a tasty treat.”
–Kaitlyn Dunnett, author of Vampires, Bones and Treacle Scones
First in a new series from Kensington
Clammed Up–the details
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Kensington (September 3, 2013)