Thursday, May 8, 2014

First in a New Series- Clammed Up

It's Thursday and we have another great first to share. Clammed Up by Barbara Ross!

Isn't this a great cover..

Clammed Up

Book Description

 September 3, 2013
Summer has come to Busman's Harbor, Maine, and tourists are lining up for a taste of authentic New England seafood, courtesy of the Snowden Family Clambake Company. But there's something sinister on the boil this season. A killer has crashed a wedding party, adding mystery to the menu at the worst possible moment. . .

Julia Snowden returned to her hometown to rescue her family's struggling clambake business--not to solve crimes. But that was before a catered wedding on picturesque Morrow Island turned into a reception for murder. When the best man's corpse is found hanging from the grand staircase in the Snowden family mansion, Julia must put the chowder pot on the back burner and join the search for the killer. And with suspicion falling on her old crush, Chris Durand, the recipe for saving her business and salvaging her love life might be one and the same. . .

Includes Traditional Maine Clambake Recipes!

here is what others are saying:
"A tasty whodunnit with a real Maine twist." --Sarah Graves, author of A Bat in the Belfry

"If you haven't been on a Maine clambake, Barbara Ross's book is the next best thing...except for the murder."--Sheila Connolly, New York Times bestselling author of Buried in a Bog

More Advance Praise For Clammed Up!

"If you like seafood and salty air, you'll love Clammed Up. A tasty tale that will have readers clamoring for second helpings." --Leslie Meier, author of Easter Bunny Murder

"Take lobster, clams, and an ear of corn. Add one murder. Fold in a complex heroine, an assortment of colorful suspects, and a plot with lots of twists and turns. Heat up on an island off the coast of Maine. The result? Clammed Up contains just the right amounts of all the best ingredients to provide mystery readers with a tasty treat." --Kaitlyn Dunnett, author of Vampires, Bones, and Treacle Scones.

Have you enjoyed this book as much as I have? Are you eagerly waiting the next one? Tell us what you loved about this book!


  1. I loved this book! I love the setting, great characters, and all the food sounded so delicious! I have the second book, I won a signed copy from the author! I will be reading it soon

  2. I loved it. I just started reading her second, Boiled Over and know I will thoroughly enjoy it as well.

  3. I went to Maine a few years back. The cover remains me of one of the day trips we made. Going on the TBR list.

  4. I really enjoyed the book, too. The second one is on it's way to me, and I can't wait to read it.


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