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Barbara Ross

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Barbara Ross is the author of the Maine Clambake Mysteries and the Jane Darrowfield Mysteries. Her books have been nominated for multiple Agatha Awards for Best Contemporary Novel and have won the Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction. Barbara's Maine Clambake novellas are included along with stories by Leslie Meier and Lee Hollis in three holiday anthologies from Kensington Publishing. Barbara and her husband live in Portland, Maine. Readers can visit her website at Maine Clambake Mysteries.

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Another long (slightly less strange) trip

by Barb, posting from Portland, Maine for the first time in 2021

My husband and I just completed our annual 1800 mile drive from Key West, Florida home to Maine. I posted about this trip last year. Driving in the beginning of the pandemic, when we knew next to nothing about the novel coronavirus–how it spread or how to treat it–was harrowing.

Since we make the same trip at the same time every ye

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I am so sorry I missed this question! Jane Darrowfield and the Madwoman Next Door is exclusive in print at Barnes and Noble. It will be available from Amazon and other retailers later this year.
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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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