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  • ISBN-13: 9780758286871
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 5/6/2014
  • Series: Maine Clambake Series , #2
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 85,072
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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  • Posted October 2, 2014

    ¿Clams + Crime = A Murderous Concoction¿ In Ms. Ross¿s first Ma

    “Clams + Crime = A Murderous Concoction”

    In Ms. Ross’s first Maine Clambake Murder Novel, “Clammed Up”, we met Julia Snowden, who had given up her life in Manhattan and her job in Venture Capital to move back to Busman’s Harbor, Maine for one summer in order to clear up her family’s failing business. “The Snowden Family Clambake” had been started by her Father several years before. With his passing, and due to a poor business decision, the Snowden Family stood to lose it all—Marrow Island (The site of their renowned clambakes), the business, and even her Mother’s home! As if Julia didn’t have enough to contend with, her Sister, Livvie talks her into taking a seat on the upcoming “Founder’s Weekend” Committee. How can she possibly handle the Snowden Family Clambake details? Her Brother-in-law, Sonny had given her enough heartburn about providing food for that special event. She had even relented and hired a new helper to assist Sonny, an unknown but hard worker by the name of Cabe Stone. Sonny’s “Idea light bulb” came on and with Cabe’s help, had fashioned “The Claminator” so they could cook on the pier. What a clever idea that seemed to work well until the Claminator’s fire became intense—too intense especially when no grease is involved in the cooking of a clambake meal. When they lift the mesh skirting so they can hose down and dampen the canvas, a gruesome discovery appears--a charred human foot and part of a leg drop onto the pier. To add to the hysteria, tour guide Richelle Rose faints and sustains head injuries!
    Who do the foot and leg belong to? And why did Cabe Stone run away from the scene? In the midst of the fracas, acid-tongued Chairwoman Bunnie Getts gets on her high horse and starts pointing accusatory bony fingers in all directions. When the deceased is identified as local RV campsite owner Stevie Noyes, Julia decides to do some investigating on her own. Red-faced, what did she really know about Cabe Stone? And, for that matter, Stevie Noyes’ history was somewhat of a mystery as well—especially when Julia discovers things are not as copasetic as they claim to be at Camp Glooscap. We have all learned, time and time again, that people are not always what they seem. Who was the man with the camera on the balcony? Are clambake employee Pammie and Livvie both ill from the same flu, or is there skullduggery afoot? When Bunnie arrives at the clambake with Reggie Swinborne, human antennae spring into action. Did they have a hand in Stevie’s demise? Where is Cabe hiding? And why? What part, if any, does Richelle Rose play in this complex crime? What about Julia’s boyfriend, Chris? Will her Mother ever accept him? As summer is dwindling, will Julia find it in her heart to stay in Busman’s Harbor? The Author has us following multiple twists and turns and devouring clues by the page in this fast and easy cozy. She has also included some of the recipes mentioned in the storyline such as: Jacqueline’s Lobster Deviled Eggs, Livvie’s Lobster Salad and potato salad, Mrs. Gus’s Blueberry Pie, Vee’s Blueberry Pancakes, Baked Camp Beans and Camp-Style Ground Beef, “Lu’sknikn”, a round, flat quick bread that is somewhat like Irish Soda Bread, Richelle’s Tomato Salad and her famous Tuna and White Bean Salad that many of us readers will want to try. I’m looking forward to going back to Busman’s Harbor again soon—and I bet you will be too!
    Nancy Narma

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  • Posted July 16, 2014

    Julia Snowden left her high powered New York job to help her fam

    Julia Snowden left her high powered New York job to help her family keep the Snowden Family Clambake making a profit, but she still plans to return to her "real" job.  She's already helped in one murder investigation, getting her boyfriend out of trouble.  Now on the Founder's Day committee, she comes to the docks to check on the Snowden families giant Clam baking oven, just to find a human leg hanging out of the fire and her newest young employee, Cabe, running away from the scene.  Drawn into the investigation once again, Julia sets out to prove that this nice young kid, Cabe, is definitely innocent.

    I really have been enjoying this series.  I like the atmosphere and food descriptions of the Maine coast and all of it's seafood.  The cast of returning characters have really grown on me, and the situations and clues to this new mystery are done with suspense that kept me guessing, but definitely led me to the solution.  I listened to this on audio and enjoyed the narration. 


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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2014


    How many pages please ?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2014

    Great mystery set in the beautiful coast of Maind Great mystery set in the rugged coast of Makne

    The author has a clear picture of the people and setting of coastal Maine- she accuratly depicts Mainards living and working on the beautful rugged coast of Maine- The mystery keeps the reader guessing until the last page-

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  • Posted May 30, 2014

    Wow, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's the second in the seri

    Wow, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's the second in the series and we are re-introduced to many of the characters in the first and plenty of new faces. I love the development of the characters, I like that for as strong as Julia is, she has human flaws of feeling out of place and insecurities. The mystery was guessing until the end. There are stories within stories that all tie together in the end. I eagerly await the next.

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  • Posted May 19, 2014

    Past Boils Over in a Present Day Murder In addition to helping

    Past Boils Over in a Present Day Murder

    In addition to helping run the family's clambake business, Julia Snowden has gotten roped into being on the planning committee for the first annual Founder's Day Weekend in Busman's Harbor.  However, the weekend gets off to a sour start when a human foot is found sticking out of the fire that Julia's brother and an employee, Cabe Stone, have been using to warm up the meal they were planning to serve to the tourists.

    Cabe flees the scene almost as soon as the body is discovered, so naturally the police focus on him.  Meanwhile, Julia figures out the victim owned the local RV park and served on the committee with her.  He seemed like a nice man, but Julia soon learns the victim wasn't who he appeared to be.  Was that why he was killed?

    I enjoyed spending time with Julia and her family in the first book, and it was so nice to visit them again.  These are real people you can't help but love.  The new characters are just as sharply drawn.  The plot started out quickly and continued to keep me entertained with several good twists and surprises.  Even though I guessed a few things, I was still surprised by the ending.

    And yes, there are recipes in the back of the book.  I'm not a fish person, but the non-sea food recipes sound delicious.

    My only complaint about the book is that the next one isn't out yet.  I can't wait to find out what happens to the characters from here.

    NOTE: I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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  • Posted May 12, 2014

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    Dollycas¿s Thoughts Barbara Ross has cooked us up another fin

    Dollycas’s Thoughts

    Barbara Ross has cooked us up another fine mystery in Boiled Over. In this follow-up to Clammed Up Julia is still trying to make sure the Snowden Family Clambakes are back on the right track. She thinks serving their food sat the Founder’s Day celebration will be the perfect way to advertise and put a little more money in the business account. Of course she didn’t plan for the dead body.

    Ross introduces us to some new characters who are not all who they seem to be. This leads the reader on quite an adventure. We even learn about the true founder of Busman’s Harbor and how the town got its name. We also traveled with Julia through a good bit of Maine tracking down clues.

    Julia is not only trying to save the family business, she is at a crossroads of her life. Does she want to go back to New York City? Or stay in Maine with her family and a very important man in her life? Did she wait too long to share her true feelings?

    Ross has served us a great mystery with a perfect amount of humor and romance. She has given us rich characters that continue to evolve and a nice little cliffhanger to bring us back for more when Musseled Out hits shelves in 2015.

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  • Posted May 8, 2014

    4 STARS I enjoyed reading this cozy mystery. It has charming

    4 STARS

    I enjoyed reading this cozy mystery. It has charming characters, lovely setting, keeps you guessing right to the end to who did what.
    learned some new things along the way. It also leaves you wanting to come back and see what happens next with these characters.

    There are recipes that are at the end of the story so easy to find if you later decide to try them.

    The setting is Busman's Harbor, Maine. It is a small tourist, fishing area on the coast. It is their founder day celebration.

    Julia Snowden has been working on the committee and also runs her family's business of Clambake. They are planning a clambake right on the pier. They built a contraption for the clambake. They are ready for it and they find a dead body in the fire. There employee runs away before the cops can come.

    Julia does not believe that their young employee Cabe Stone did it. She is determined to find out what really happened and help find Cabe too.

    I wish I could know more about Julia and her boyfriend Chris relationship. Probably shared more in the first book of the series. It does stand alone but I would like to read it.

    I was wrong on my guesses who the killer was and why. So I did enjoy the mystery. looking back it makes sense. Lots of suspects and motives for different people being the killer.

    I would read more books by Barbara Ross based on Boiled Over.

    I was given this ebook to read and agreed to give honest review of it by Netgalley and Kensington.

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  • Posted April 24, 2014

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    In Boiled Over Julia Snowden is preparing for the Founder's Day

    In Boiled Over Julia Snowden is preparing for the Founder's Day celebration when the worst thing possible turns up.  A body under the wood in the fire.  With that new employee Cabe Stone has disappeared, running away quickly.  Julia believes in her heart that Cabe is innocent, but isn't sure why he's running.  She is determined to find out what is going on and how Cabe plays to all this?

    There was so much about this book I enjoyed the fact that it takes place in small town Maine on the water was a great treat for me.  I love ocean side books something about small towns and oceans just draws me in.  Also meeting all the people Julia interacts with was also fun.  I also enjoyed watching Julia grow relationship wise realizing what she wants just hoping it's not to late with Chris the man whose taken her heart.

    As for the murder that seems to head in one direction which is Cabe the newcomer to the island.  Where did Cabe come from?  What is his story?  Julia is determined to find out what his story is so she can help keep him out of jail.  And the victim how many people wanted to snuff him out?  Was it a previous enemy or someone new?  It was fabulous with all the twists and turns this book had.  This one will definitely catch you and reel you in wanting to solve it as much as Julia does!

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    Posted September 29, 2014

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