FOGGED INN by Barbara Ross Reviewed

FOGGED INN by Barbara Ross Kensington Pub Date: March 2016 It’s late autumn in Busman’s Harbor, Maine, and the Snowden Family Clambake is closed until spring. To help make ends meet during the off-season, Julia Snowden and her boyfriend, Chris Durand, are doing dinner service out of Gus’ diner. Everything is going swimmingly—until Gus opens up one morning and finds a corpse in the walk-in. Chris and Julia recognize the deceased as a customer of theirs from the previous evening, but neither of them caught the man’s name and both are certain he left before they locked up. Who is he? Who killed him? And how did his body end up in their fridge?...

MUSSELED OUT by Barbara Ross

MUSSELED OUT Barbara Ross April 28, 2015 Number 3 of the Maine Clambake series Kensington (320 pages) Julia Snowden can’t catch a break. She’s worked hard to get the Snowden Family Clambake back in the black, but their financial security won’t last long if “Mussel King” David Thwing successfully expands his empire to include Busman’s Harbor. At first, Julia’s happy to let her bullish brother-in-law battle Thwing on the Snowdens’ behalf, but then the Mussel King turns up dead, Sonny’s alibi proves full of holes, and Julia’s forced to wonder if her family is about to lose more than just their livelihood. Musseled Out, the third of...

BOILED OVER by Barbara Ross   

BOILED OVER Barbara Ross Kensington Mystery Pub Date: May 6, 2014 It’s Founder’s Weekend in Busman’s Harbor, Maine, and at Julia Snowden’s urging, the Snowden Family Clambake has set up shop on the town pier to take advantage of the increased foot traffic. The clambake looks poised to do a brisk business – until a human foot falls out of their portable fire pit just as the festivities are about to begin. Now the pier is closed, the pit is evidence, and one of their hardest working employees is wanted for questioning in relation to the crime. Can Julia solve the mystery and save the day, or will this fiasco be what finally sinks their...

5 Books that Changed My Life: John Lutz

Here are five works that in ways subtle or otherwise changed my life: Working and Thinking on the Waterfront, by Eric Hoffer. This one taught me that simple hard physical work can free the mind to roam and be creative. Made me a multi-tasker. How I made Two Million Dollars in the Stock Market, by Nicolas Darvis. This basic method of making money in the stock market worked for me on paper when I was a young man and had nothing to invest, and then later in the real market. (Though not two million dollars worth.) The Big Sleep, by Raymond Chandler. Demonstrated that the P.I. novel is literature. A Sound of Thunder, by Ray Bradbury (short...

Max is Back! – Jonathon King Oct08

Max is Back! – Jonathon King

Don’t miss meeting Jonathon King, Edgar Award winning author of the Max Freeman series, on Friday, October 15th. He’ll be at the Bouchercon 2011 booth inside the bookroom giving away free USB drives with video and a sample chapter from his new book Midnight Guardians (the fifth in the Max Freeman series). Come and get it! By the way, this year in San Francisco at Bouchercon 2010, Open Road Media will be there.If you’re not familiar with who they are, they’re a new ebook publishing company focused on bringing fans and authors closer together by using cool video and new content direct from authors. Find out more about their company here:...