Barbara’s Short Stories

In addition to the Maine Clambake Series, Barbara Ross has published numerous short stories.

The Short Stories

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Edgar Allan Cozy
Authors: Sheila Connolly, Edith Maxwell, Sherry Harris, Barbara Ross & Sadie Hartwell
Ebook: 55 pages
Publisher: Wicked Cozy Press (January 19, 2016)
Language: English
ASIN: B01AQ77TBY

When cozy mystery writers meet Edgar Allan Poe, the result is Edgar Allan Cozy. Each story in this suspenseful new anthology is inspired by the work of Poe. “The Raven,” “The Lighthouse,” “MS. Found in a Bottle,” “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Cask of Amontillado,” and “Annabel Lee” have been updated and set in the fictional town of Raven Harbor, Maine. Edited by Sadie Hartwell.

Red Dawn

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Edited by Mark Ammons, Katherine Fast, Barbara Ross and Leslie Wheeler
Published by Level Best Books
ISBN: 978-0-9838780-6-3
Pub. Date: November 2015
Category: Fiction/Mystery
Binding: Trade Paperback, 5.5 X 8.5
Pages: 287 Price: $15.95

Red Dawn brings new meaning to the old sailors’ adage with thirty-three brand new stories from some of New England’s most acclaimed mystery writers, along with several exciting new voices.

Red Dawn contains Barbara’s short story, “The Perfect Woman.” “Barbara Ross cleverly writes…a tale of a woman who takes extreme measures to get what she wants.” Gatehouse Media.

Stone Cold

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Edited by Mark Ammons, Katherine Fast, Barbara Ross and Leslie Wheeler
Published by Level Best Books
ISBN: 9780983878056
Pub. Date: November 2013
Category: Fiction/Mystery
Binding: Trade Paperback, 5.5 X 8.5
Pages: 257 Price: $15.95

Stone Cold presents twenty-eight delicious crime stories from a bevy of award-winning New England mystery writers along with several exciting new voices

Stone Cold contains Barbara’s Agatha-nominated story, “Bread Baby.” “Barbara Ross, one of the book’s editors, sets a high mark with her ‘Bread Baby.'” Rae Francoeur. In addition to Barbara’s story, Stone Cold contains the Derringer-winning Best Long Story, “Give Me a Dollar,” by Ray Daniel and the Derringer-nominated Best Long Stories, “Myrna!” by John Bubar and “A Dangerous Life,” by Adam Purple.

Blood Moon

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Best New England Crime Stories 2013: Blood Moon

Edited by Mark Ammons, Katherine Fast, Barbara Ross and Leslie Wheeler
Published by Level Best Books
ISBN: 9780983878025
Pub. Date: November 2012
Category: Fiction/Mystery
Binding: Trade Paperback, 5.5 X 8.5
Pages: 257 Price: $15.95

Level Best Books’ tenth anthology presents thirty-one tales from New England’s dark side, representing every kind of crime story–mysteries, thrillers, capers and cons, or a creepy walk down the paranormal garden path–the stories are as varied as the authors.

Blood Moon contains Barbara’s story, “House Calls.” In addition to “House Calls,” Blood Moon contains the Agatha-nominated Best Short Story, “Kept in the Dark” by Sheila Connolly and the Derringer-nominated Best Long Stories, “Double Wedding” by Mo Walsh and “A Regular Story” by Peggy McFarland and the Distinguished American Mystery Stories, “Driving Miss Rachel,” by Ray Daniel and “Death from a Bad Heart,” by B.B. Oak

Dead Calm

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Best New England Crime Stories 2012: Dead Calm
Edited by Mark Ammons, Katherine Fast, Barbara Ross and Leslie Wheeler
Published by Level Best Books
ISBN: 9780983878001
Pub. Date: November 2011
Category: Fiction/Mystery
Binding: Trade Paperback, 5.5 X 8.5
Pages: 302 Price: $15.95

New England’s most acclaimed, award-winning crime and mystery writers, along with several new voices, weave twenty-seven original tales from the region’s dark side

Dead Calm contains Barbara’s story, “In the Rip.”  Rae Francoeur, writing in the MetroWest Daily News, said “’In the Rip’ is full of little surprises…and ends with a big laugh.” In addition to Barbara’s story, Dead Calm contains the Derringer-nominated Best Short Stories, “Coronation” by Adam Renn Olenn and “Sisters in Black” by Mary E. Stibal, and the Distinguished American Mystery Story, “Endgame” by Woody Hanstein.

Thin Ice

Thin Ice CoverThin Ice: Crime Stories by New England Authors

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Edited by Mark Ammons, Kat Fast, Barbara Ross and Leslie Wheeler
Published by Level Best Books
ISBN: 9780970098481
Pub. Date: November 2010
Category: Fiction/Mystery
Binding: Trade Paperback, 5.5 X 8.5
Pages: 276 Price: $15.00

Whether it’s hardboiled hilarity or gritty noir, suspense or sibling subterfuge, capers or cons, or even an especially abnormal pair of paranormal shoes, anything can happen when you venture onto Thin Ice.

Thin Ice contains Barbara’s short story, “Key West” which won honorable mention for the Al Blanchard Award. In addition to Barbara’s story, this volume contains the Edgar®-nominated Best Short Story “A Good, Safe Place” by Judith Green, the Agatha-nominated Best Short Story “Size Matters” by Sheila Connolly and the Derringer-winning Best Flash Story “The Book Signing” by Kathy Chencharik

Seamoke

Seasmoke: Crime Stories by New England Writers
Edited by Kate Flora, Ruth M. McCarty and Susan Oleksiw
Published by Level Best Books
ISBN: 0-9700984-3-X
Pub. Date: November 2006
Category: Fiction/Mystery
Binding: Trade Paperback
Pages: 263 Price: $15.00

This intriguing collection includes comic misadventures, suspense-filled dramas, psychological thrillers, tales of danger and rescue, gritty detective stories, and stories of revenge and redemption.

Seasmoke contains Barbara’s story, “Winter Rental,” which won an honorable mention for the Al Blanchard Award.

Riptide

Riptide : Crime Stories by New England Writers
Edited by Skye Alexander, Kate Flora and Susan Oleksiw
Published by Level Best Books
ISBN: 0-978-0-9700984-12
Pub. Date: November 2004
Category: Fiction/Mystery
Binding: Trade Paperback, 5.5 X 8.5
Pages: xi + 246 Price: $15.00

Riptide treats readers to an array of deliciously deadly tales — hard-boiled detective stories, suspense, noir, revenge, mistaken identity and intrigue.

Riptide contains Barbara’s first published story, “New Derby, New Year’s Eve,” which introduces the characters from her novel, The Death of an Ambitious Woman.

You can download a copy of that story for free here. New Derby, New Year’s Eve

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