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Stowed Away

(Maine Clambake Mystery #6)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  903 ratings  ·  152 reviews
It’s June in Busman’s Harbor, Maine, and Julia Snowden and her family are working hard to get their authentic Maine clambake business ready for summer. Preparations must be put on hold, however, when a mysterious yacht drops anchor in the harbor—and delivers an unexpected dose of murder . . .

When Julia’s old prep school rival Wyatt Jayne invites her to dinner on board her
Paperback, 280 pages
Published December 26th 2017 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
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Linda 📚
Faithful readers of the Maine Clambake Mysteries are going to LOVE this sixth addition to the series! It’s June in Busman’s Harbor, Maine where the Snowden Family Clambake on Morrow Island is readying to open for summer season. Julia Snowden’s mother is deliberating on restoring the old family mansion, Windsholme. Architect Wyatt Jayne is arriving to look it over and estimate the costs to renovate. A yacht belonging to billionaire recluse, Geoffrey Bower has anchored in the marina. What happens ...more
Dec 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2017
Dollycas’s Thoughts

Summer in Busman’s Harbor means a lot of work for the Snowden Family. Preparations for the summer clambakes are underway and a decision needs to be made about Windsholme, the home on Morrow Island that been empty since the 1920’s and that suffered additional damage in last summer’s fire. Do they update and renovate, restore the historic home to its glory or do they tear it down? Everyone has their own opinions but the decision is up to Julia’s mom. After her financial windfall
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This series keeps getting better with each book. In the sixth book, we find Julia Showden and her family back in Busman Harbor getting ready to open the family business on the island. A high school classmate indicates Julia and friends aboard the yacht of a recluse billionaire for dinner. The next night the friend needs help she has found the billionaire dead on the yacht. Be sure to allow yourself plenty of time to read it in sitting. The twists and turns will keep reading until the end. There ...more
Summer clambakes are about to start in
Busman’s Harbor, Maine. Julie Snowden plus
her family are busy with their preparations for
their summer season.
But before the season gets underway, a lot of
other distractions are occurring.
There is a mega yacht anchored while being
The family’s good friend and investor in their
clambake business has brought Wyatt Jayne,
an architecture and landscape designer to
Morrow Island regarding renovation of the
burned and empty since 1920’s Windsholme.
Then Ju
Jun 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another very good addition to this mystery series.
Jessica Robbins
Jan 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
*I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.

What a great addition to this series! Since this is book six I am highly invested in the Snowden family by this point enjoying all of their ups, downs, and inner moments. This time Julia is asked to look into the murder of a billionaire at the request of Quentin though none of the family are suspects. I think she just can't help herself by this point so she agrees. What follows is a fascin
Carla Johnson-Hicks
Feb 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have really enjoyed all the books in this series, and Barbara Ross has penned another winner. I loved that this book went back to Busman's Harbor, Maine. It’s June and the Snowden Family Clambake on Morrow Island is getting ready to open for summer season. When Julia's mother got her share of the sale of an antique piece of jewllery, she is considering either renovation or restoring Windsholme, the family home that is on the island. Quentin Tupper brings in Architect Wyatt Jayne to look it ove ...more
Sue Em
Jan 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Solid well-written mystery with interesting characters.

Julia Snowden and her family are getting ready to open the family's Maine clambake business for the summer. The fire last summer in the mansion on the island left them with the decision whether to rebuild or the tear it down. As they consider their options, the suspicious death aboard a mega yacht in the harbor embroils Julia in the investigation.

Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an h
Sep 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It's like visiting old friends every time I pick up a book in the Maine Clambake series. I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this, the 6th book in the series. I'm so addicted to Julia and the rest of the clambake clan! An eccentric yacht owner, a childhood acquaintance, a "there one moment, gone the next" diamond ring all converge to complicate Julia's life a week before the clambake opens for the seasons. This book is due out in January, 2018-make it a priority for the new year!
Lea Wait
Jan 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Not everything (or every person) is as it seems in this suspenseful 6th book in Barbara Ross' Maine Clambake Mystery series. A "mean girl" from Julia's past appears in town, her billionaire boyfriend is murdered, a diamond is missing .... and that's just the beginning. Those who love learning about the lives of the rich and famous will relish the details about the yacht ... and everyone will love this view of the different faces of Mainers. Recommended!
Jennie Shook
Jan 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another fun Clambake mystery with several twists! I seriously start to get depressed when I'm getting close to the end of these books. I just want to stay in Maine with the Snowden family for months!
Jul 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another season starts in Busman's Harbor Maine for the Snowden Family Clambake business and that means all hands on deck. Julia's mother is reflecting on her childhood spent on Morrow Island and decides to consult an architect to give her an estimate for reconstruction of the home which had been destroyed by fire. Julia runs into an old high school "friend" while on the docks and Susan invites them to dinner on her boyfriend's mysterious yacht. They enjoy a sumptuous meal and all seem fine that ...more
Nov 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Stowed Away is the sixth book in the A Maine Clambake Mystery series.

Julia and her family are busy getting ready to open Morrow Island for another season of authentic Maine Clam Bakes. A day of two before, everyone in Busman’s Harbor was in awe of the large private yacht of recluse billionaire Geoffrey Bower tied up at the pier. When a family friend, Quentin Tupper, stops by Julia’s mother’s house with the young lady that designed the refitting of the yacht, Julia’s heart sinks. The young lady,
Mary Brown
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Stowed Away
A Maine Clambake Mystery, Book #6
Barbara Ross
5 Stars


It’s June in Busman’s Harbor, Maine, and Julia Snowden and her family are working hard to get their authentic Maine clambake business ready for summer. Preparations must be put on hold, however, when a mysterious yacht drops anchor in the harbor—and delivers an unexpected dose of murder . . .

When Julia’s old prep school rival Wyatt Jayne invites her to dinner on board her billionaire fiancé’s decked-out yacht, Julia arrives
Mark Baker
Dec 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, 2017
It’s a week away from opening day for the Snowden Family Clambake, and Julia and the rest of her family are hard at work making sure everything is ready. But they are also discussing what to do with the ruins of Windsholme, the family mansion on the island where they host the clambake. One expert they are bring in turns out to be Julia’s prep school roommate, Wyatt Jayne. Wyatt is in town to oversee a yacht renovation, but when the owner of the yacht is found murdered, she finds herself the prim ...more
Jan 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Julia’s old rival Wyatt Jayne invites her to dinner on board her billionaire fiance’s Yacht and Julia finds the billionaire dead at the table. Julia sets out to prove that Wyatt didn’t do it and find out more about the billionaire recluse. Lots of twists and turns to the plot. the side plot of opening the family’s clambake business makes this book really interesting.
Wow! Stowed Away, the 6th Maine Clambake Mystery by cozy author Barbara Ross, had me turning pages so quickly towards the end I thought I might break the button on my Kindle! I have thoroughly enjoyed every single book in this series, but this one is just so well-written that I was on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. We join Julia Snowden and her family and friends as they prepare to welcome summer and the tourist season to Busman's Harbor, Maine. Wyatt, an old high school friend of Ju ...more
Sep 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
A former high school classmate of Julia's, Wyatt, is in town to help assess whether the Snowden family's island home can be restored. When Wyatt's boyfriend is murdered on his yacht, another friend asks for Julia's help in making sure that Wyatt is arrested for his murder. This was a solid mystery with lots of clues and character development. Julia is never my favorite person because our reactions to events are always different. However, that actually adds to why I enjoy the series. It's fun to ...more
Nov 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cooking, mystery, maine, cozy
A well-written, quick, enjoyable read! Busman's Harbor is the perfect setting for a cozy mystery: a small, quiet, seaside town in Maine where all the locals know each other and the Snowden family clambake draws visitors from all over. Julia Snowden helps run the clambake and has a history - and a knack - for sleuthing. When a newcomer is found murdered and two of her friends are potential suspects, Julia has to investigate. The plot is believable and kept me guessing until the end. Although Stow ...more
Oct 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Stowed Away is the sixth book in the Maine Clambake Mystery Series. The summer tourist season has once again begun in Busman’s Harbor, Maine, where Julia Snowden operates the family business. In this edition of a Maine Clambake series we are introduced to an eccentric billionaire and an old high school nemesis, who take center stage in this engrossing mystery. The suspects include several people Julia knows, so she feels compelled to get to the bottom of this whodunit. As a cozy mystery, Stowed ...more
Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2018
“Stowed Away” earns 5/5 Lobster Salads…Murderously Fun!

“June [and murder] is bustin’ out all over!” This exciting sixth book in Barbara Ross’s Maine Clambake Mystery series has made me a big fan. “Stowed Away” starts out with the delightful Julia Snowden and “friend” Chris Durand setting up Morrow Island for the summer business on which the Snowden Clambake Company relies. Several family members are returning to pitch in adding to an entertaining bunch. Quentin Tupper, a family friend, made a la
RO G'ma
Stowed Away is the sixth book in the Maine Clambake Mystery series written by Barbara Ross. Ms. Ross has written a well-plotted murder mystery with a cast of realistic, three dimensional characters. The story moves at a steady pace and has enough twists, turns, and suspects to keep the reader involved and kept me guessing until the reveal. Ms. Ross provides great character background that allows this book to be read as a standalone. I highly recommend this book for readers who enjoy a well-craft ...more
Dec 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Stowed Away by Barbara Ross is the 6th book in A Maine Clambake Mystery, and a wonderful book. Julia Snowden and her family are getting ready for the summer season and opening the Snowden Family Clambakes Company. The family is also deciding what to do with Windsholme, the family mansion. Next Julia nemesis from prep school Wyatt Jane shows up, and of course a murder. There are a lot of twists and turns in this book, which Julia is determined to solve.

Ms. Ross's books just seem to get better and
Hilary (A Wytch's Book Review)
The Summer season is on the horizon which means Morrow Island needs to be prepared for the Clambakes to come, so all hands are on deck (including for one day Chris to help with the heavy lifting), and Quentin has arranged for someone to come and look at restoring the house on Morrow Island, the problem (from Julia's point of view) is that the person (potentially) in charge of the project was one of the "mean girls" from her school days.

She manages (just) to put this aside when she gets a frantic
Diane ~Firefly~
A ship owned by a reclusive billionaire comes into port and it turns out Julia's old school rival is the owner's girlfriend as well as in charge of the retrofit as well as up for the job of restoring Windsholme (on Quentin's recommendation). Julia is not dealing well with old teenage angst.

When Wyatt is under suspicion for the death, Quentin asks Julia to help her out. Julia agrees because another old friend is also under suspicion. Chris and the family didn't seem to really be in this book much
Sep 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
The family is back to work getting ready for the new summer season for their clambake business but when a murder occurs they have to take a step back. Will Julia be able to figure out what is going on before it affects the business. Her rival from school is the main suspect, does she still have competitive feelings towards her and does she really want to help her out? Follow along with Julia as she answers the questions and more. If you love Maine or want to get to know more about it these are t ...more
Carole Jarvis
Jan 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery-cozy
Reviewed at The Power of Words:

What a great mystery to start the new year off! If only all cozy mysteries were this good. Stowed Away is #6 in the Maine Clambake series and can stand alone, but this series has me hooked and I’m eager to read the previous stories.

I love New England settings, which is what initially drew me to this story, and let me just say that Barbara Ross excels at vividly conveying the feel of Maine’s coast, making me feel as if I was actually there. And
Stanley McShane
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The sixth in the Maine Clambake Mystery series by Barbara Ross, Stowed Away features smart and perceptive Julia Snowden as protagonist and amateur sleuth. She is part of the Snowden family annual sail and clambake at their little tourist retreat on Morrow Island off of Busman's Harbor twice a day for the summer season. During the off-season, she is part owner of a diner with Quentin Tupper.

The old family mansion on the island, Windsholme, deteriorated for lack of funds and then recently suffere
Dec 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017, cozy-mysteries
Stowed Away by Barbara Ross is the sixth book in A Maine Clambake Mystery series. Julia Snowden is getting ready for another tourist season in Busman’s Harbor, Maine. Julia and her family own the Snowden Family Clambake Company. They host authentic Maine clambakes on Morrow Island. Windsholme, the old mansion on Morrow Island, suffered severe fire damage and Quentin Tupper is bringing an architect to provide an evaluation on the house. Wyatt Jane, the architect, went to prep school with Julia (J ...more
Lisa Morin
Stowed Away by Barbara Ross in an incredible story, intricately woven to leave even the most seasoned cozy mystery buff stumped.
Busman's Harbor, Maine, an idyllic town filled with residents who look after each other, are excited and curious as to why the magnificent yacht, Garbo, is moored to their dock.
Rumors has it that a reclusive billionaire is on board and the speculations are running wild.
It isn't until Julia Snowden meets Wyatt Jane, that she understands the reasons behind their arrival.
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