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... show more
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. . .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 might be one and the same. . .Includes Traditional Maine Clambake Recipes!"A tasty whodunnit with a real Maine twist." --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 BogMore Advance Praise For Clammed Up!"If you like seafood and salty air, you'll love Clammed Up. A tasty tale that will have 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
Publish date: September 3rd 2013
Pages no: 378
Edition language: English
Series: A Maine Clambake Mystery (#1)
This started off slow to the point where I was regretting reading this. But each chapter was short and long enough for me to continue reading. I had to warm up to Julia and the tone of the narrative because it came across as flat. But, as usual, once I got into the story and warmed to the characters...
I enjoyed this book! The mystery was great. I didn't guess the murderer, and I also didn't see the end coming. The story was strong, with some good themes about family and priorities.This book made me so hungry, so be forewarned! I would definitely recommend it.
After reading so many good reviews on this book I decided I had to read it. It started out slow, something most reviews will tell you and it’s true. The murder happens quickly, which for me is a good thing. I don’t really like it when it happens around chapter 4 or 5 so to speak. But at one point th...
This was most definitely a first-rate tale and it's hard to believe it's just the first in the series! Very well constructed mystery and one I had no clue as to who the perpetrator was. There are some great characters with some excellent potential here and I'm very much looking forward to the next...
This book started slow for me, and I was certain it wouldn't be a 4 star read. But it was well-written and something kept me from just putting it down and walking away. As I kept reading, the story built momentum, and I became more engrossed, more invested, with each chapter. The story takes place...