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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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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 Feb…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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Maine Clambake #9 Cover Reveal

by Barb, writing from Portland, Maine

Hi all. I’m here today to reveal the cover for Maine Clambake Mystery #9, Shucked Apart. It’s due out February 23, 2021.

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As you can probably tell, this is the book about oyster farming–with a dead body, of course. Here’s the description.

The Snowden Family Clambake Company has a beloved reputation in Busman’s Harbor, Maine. Almost as famous

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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.”
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“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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