Muddled Through–Maine Clambake Mystery #10

Mud season takes on a whole new meaning in the coastal town of Busman’s Harbor, Maine, when local business owners sling dirt at one another in a heated feud over a proposed pedestrian mall. Vandalism is one thing, but murder means Julia Snowden of the Snowden Family Clambake steps in to clean up the case . . .

Available now in mass market paperback, ebook, and audiobook. Large print coming in July 2023.

When Julia spots police cars in front of Lupine Design, she races over. Her sister Livvie works there as a potter. Livvie is unharmed but surrounded by smashed up pottery. The police find the owner Zoey Butterfield digging clay by a nearby bay, but she has no idea who would target her store. Zoey is a vocal advocate for turning four blocks of Main Street into a pedestrian mall on summer weekends. Other shop owners, including her next-door neighbor, are vehemently opposed. Could a small-town fight provoke such destruction? When a murder follows the break-in, it’s up to Julia to dig through the secrets and lies to uncover the truth . . .

Ross has always put together delightful “cozy” mysteries with timely plots, colorful characters, excitement and suspense. And this one is a hit.

Kennebec Journal, October 14, 2022

“Muddled Through” is an excellent addition to one of today’s finest cozy series. Ross involves readers from the opening sentence to the satisfying, heart-stopping conclusion. Highly recommended.

Suspense Magazine, Fall 2022

This is one of those series that was so good from the first book, and just gets better and better with each new book!

Cozy Mystery Bookshop, June 2022

With strong characters, unique settings, and tightly plotted mysteries, Ms. Ross continues to be a fan favorite.

Cinnamon and Sugar and a Little Bit of Murder, June 24, 2022

Readers will LOVE this series !!!  The town of Busman’s Harbor is one you will want to visit regularly. 

Cozy Mystery Book Reviews, July 12, 2022

Julia is by far one of my favorite culinary cozy heroines—feeling more like a fully realized person than a fictional character—as she deals with the emotional fallout not only from her personal life but also from her bullish persistence in getting to the truth…

Criminal Element, July 6, 2022

Secret, lies, twists, turns, all had the pages rapidly turning… had me creeping right up to the edge of my seat.

Escape with Dollycas, July 13, 2022

A new book in Barbara Ross’s Maine Clambake Mystery series is always a reason to celebrate. 

Carstairs Considers, June 28, 2022

Blog Posts about Muddled Through

Maine Clambake #10, Title, Release Date, Cover Reveal

Wicked Authors, October 11, 2021

Barbara Ross | Twenty Questions: Muddled Through

Fresh Fiction, June 17, 2022

Cardamom Pecan Pie

Cinnamon and Sugar and a Little Bit of Murder, June 24, 2022

Barbara Ross’s MUDDLED THROUGH: Miss Rumphius and Lupines

Jungle Red Writers, June 30, 2022

Is it a Maine town meeting, or a crapstorm?

Rogue Women Writers, July 3, 2022

Cooking the Books: Muddled Through by Barbara Ross

Criminal Element, July 6, 2022

The Potters of Muddled Through

Wicked Authors, July 11, 2022

Interview with Julia Snowden from MUDDLED THROUGH

Between the Chapters Book Club, July 15, 2022

Muddled Through By Barbara Ross: Review/Giveaway/Interview

Kings River Life, July 23, 2022