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Clammed Up (Maine Clambake Series #1)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2013

    Mystery that keeps you guessing

    This is a well written, engaging story that I couldn't put down. The characters are well portrayed and easy to care about. Normally I can guess the solution to a mystery pretty early in the book, but this one had so many twists and turns that I kept changing my mind about who might be the killer. Definitely recommended!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 2, 2013

    "Clams, Commitment and Crime┬┐A Heady Mix" Julia Sno


    "Clams, Commitment and Crime—A Heady Mix"

    Julia Snowden had a good job with a venture capital firm in Manhattan, when her Sister Livvie called, begging her to return to her hometown of Busman’s Harbor, Maine. The Snowden Family Clambake, a business her late Father had started, was in serious financial trouble and Julia’s family felt she was the one who could straighten things out and save, not only the business, but her Mother’s home, but also, the beloved site of the clambakes, Morrow Island. After many nights of figuring and re-financing their bank loan, the Snowden Family Clambake business was about ready to open for the busy Summer season. Their new offering, in addition to the already popular clambake/tourist attraction, was to cater large parties and weddings out on the island (much to Brother-in-law, Sonny Ramsey’s dismay). When Julia booked the wedding and reception of “Manhattanites”, Michaela Carpenter and Tony Poitras, Sonny was none too pleased. All seemed to be going smoothly on the big day until it was learned that the Best Man/Tony’s business partner, Ray Wilson, was missing. Being a jokester, the Groom wasn’t too alarmed and set out looking for him, figuring they’d catch the late boat and be on time for the wedding ceremony. Meanwhile, Julia escorted the Bride and her attendants to the island’s mansion, “Windsholme”, where they could freshen up before the “I dos”. Julia opened the massive double doors—only to discover a horrific scene—Ray Wilson’s lifeless body hanging from the staircase! The upsetting discovery not only shattered what should have been a perfect love-filled day, but also compounded the complications in saving the family business. Who would want Ray Wilson dead? And why? Was it a crime of jealousy, passion or survival? Will the hugely in debt clambake be saved? I thoroughly enjoyed Ms. Ross’s first “Maine Clambake Mystery”. The characters seem to jump off the page—especially Gus, Entienne, Gabrielle and the mysterious Mr. Q. Tupper III. Believe me, when you think you have it all figured out—the Author hands you some surprising twists and turns that will throw you off the track. She has also included some super-yummy recipes for dishes offered at the clambake as well as from her Sister Livvie’s kitchen. Cozy lovers, don’t miss the start of this new series—I’m anxiously awaiting another trip to Busman’s Harbor.
    Nancy Narma

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 23, 2014

    good read

    This was a good read with a different setting. Can't wait for more
    from this author!

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  • Posted May 9, 2014

    I loved this book. The mystery plot had enough twists that had


    I loved this book. The mystery plot had enough twists that had me guessing until the end, I was surprised when I was close to being done and I still had no idea. The characters are diverse and realistic. I love the main character Julia, she's strong, hardworking, intelligent and a little bit flawed to make her likeable. The family squabbles are believable, Sonny you want to hate but you can't quite get there. The description of Maine give you the feeling that you are there. I can't wait to get started on the next one. Warning you will get unbelievable cravings for seafood when reading this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2014

    This was a really good, inexpensive book

    Good story-

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  • Posted April 7, 2014

    Julia Snowden has returned to her small Maine town to try to sav

    Julia Snowden has returned to her small Maine town to try to save the family clambake business.  Thanks to the down economy and a few bad business moves, they have until the end of the summer or they might lose the island they host on and the house her mother lives in.

    One idea Julia has is hosting special events, and the first of those is a wedding happening the day before the official opening of the season.  However, when Julia arrives on the island with most of the wedding party, they find the best man hanging inside the old house on the island.  Now that the police has shut them down, she needs to solve the crime quickly in order to save her family's business.

    This book started out strongly with the murder happening almost right away.  However, it took Julia a little while to decide to truly start investigating.  The book was really starting to drag for me, but about a quarter of the way through, the plot really took off and I had a hard time putting it down from there.

    The characters were good as well.  They really grew on me and the book progressed, and the growth Julia showed by the end was very good.

    Not being a fish person, I wasn't expecting to be interested in the recipes in the back of the book, but there are a couple of non-fish ones that sound good to me.

    This is a good I'm glad I tried.  My patience with the slow beginning was certainly rewarded in the end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2013

    It seemed to take a long time to find out who the killer was. I

    It seemed to take a long time to find out who the killer was. I was beginning to get annoyed. I would have given it a three, however, the story line was better than the average cozy. I was also disappointed in Julia for a choice between the cop who she knew since she was young and Chris the loser. Too bad the author didn't have Julia make a good choice for a boyfriend in the end. Why is it that these career women seem to make such terrible choices for men in a lot of cozies?

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