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Barbara Ross

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Barbara Ross is the author of seven Maine Clambake Mysteries. The eighth, Sealed Off, will be released in December 2019. Her novellas featuring Julia Snowden are included along with stories by Leslie Meier and Lee Hollis in the anthologies Eggnog Murder, Yule Log Murder and Haunted House Murder.

Jane Darrowfield, Professional Busybody, the first book in a new mystery series, was released in June 2019.

Barbara’s books have been nominated for multiple Agatha Awards for Best Contemporary Novel and the Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction. She blogs with the Wicked Authors and the Maine Crime Writers. Barbara lives with her husband in Portland, Maine.

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Barbara Ross I am so glad you are enjoying the series! Yes, there will be at least three more books and one Christmas novella. Fogged Inn is up next, coming in…moreI am so glad you are enjoying the series! Yes, there will be at least three more books and one Christmas novella. Fogged Inn is up next, coming in February, 2016.

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Barbara Ross I just handed in the manuscript for the third Maine Clambake Mystery, Musseled Out. It will be published May 5, 2015.
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Sealed Off ARCs and a #giveaway

by Barb, in denial about the fall feeling in the air in Portland, ME

Advance Reader Copies have arrived for Sealed Off, the eighth Maine Clambake Mystery.

I know there are a few of you out there who do not want to wait until December 31, for Julia’s next mystery, even if it means putting up with a few extra typos and glitches. If you are such a person, leave a comment on this blog and three of...

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“Try as often as you can to give tribute to your friends, to stay in contact, to be at their momentous occasions. Drive across the country and go into debt to go to their weddings, fly across the country and be with them when their parents pass away. You cannot make any new old friends.”
Barbara Ross, Fogged Inn

“the screen door, Morgan began barking from down in Bud’s yard. The black lab was so loud Bunnie had to shout through her sniffles. “Don’t let Reggie bother you, Julia. He’s trying to protect me. He wants me to be happy in my new life. To fit in.” She stared toward Bud’s yard in exasperation. “That damn dog.” “Bunnie, do yourself two favors. Tell the cops about your connection to Stevie before they find it. And then take a plate of”
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Zoë Sharp Hi Barb. Thank you so much for Friending me. I love the title of your book - DEATH OF AN AMBITIOUS WOMAN. What's next for you?

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