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Barbara Ross

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Barbara Ross is the author of seven Maine Clambake Mysteries. The latest, Steamed Open, was released in December 2018. Her novellas featuring Julia Snowden are included along with stories by Leslie Meier and Lee Hollis in the anthologies Eggnog Murder and Yule Log Murder.

Barbara’s books have been nominated for multiple Agatha Awards for Best Contemporary Novel and the Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction.

Barbara blogs with the Wicked Authors and the Maine Crime Writers. She 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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Time, time, time…

by Barb. Last post from Key West.

Time, time, time, see what’s become of me
While I looked around for my possibilities
I was so hard to please

A Hazy Shade of Winter, Paul Simon, 1968

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Readers, I have built myself a time conundrum. (Not nearly so fun as a time machine.)

The first five books in the Maine Clambake Mysteries take place in perfect order, with only a matter of months betwee...

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Clammed Up Boiled Over Musseled Out Fogged Inn Iced Under Stowed Away Steamed Open
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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”
Barbara Ross, Boiled Over


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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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