Nogged Off–Maine Clambake Mystery #4.5


Barbara Ross’s novella, “Nogged Off,” from Eggnog Murder, is now available as a standalone ebook.

‘Twas the week before Christmas, and Julia Snowden’s escape from New York has just hit a snag. Fresh off accidentally poisoning half her colleagues with her “Killer Eggnog,” Julia’s would-be subletter, Imogen Geinkes, is now jobless and homeless—leading Julia to invite the young woman home for the holidays in Maine. But when they unload the rental truck in Busman’s Harbor, they find something that wasn’t on anyone’s packing list: the body of Imogen’s former boyfriend.

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…a creepily convincing tale of tinsel-decked, cookie-scented psychopathology.

Publishers Weekly, (Starred Review) September 2016

…a ride that at times was just plain crazy and so much fun to read.

Escape with Dollycas, October 2016

…you are going to love this mini addition to the series.

Lisa Ks Book Reviews, November 2016

NOGGED OFF is a mix of holiday cheer, a harrowing investigation, and human drama.

Fresh Fiction, October 2019

I love this series, and I enjoyed getting to visit Julia at Christmas.

Carstairs Considers, October 2019

…an entertaining short story that displays home, hearth, and family amidst a strange murder scene that Author Barbara Ross neatly wraps up in a clever ending.

Chatting about Cozies, November 2019

…chaotic and ultimately deadly…

Kirkus, August, 2016

Blog Posts about Nogged Off

Writing Novellas–Introducing Eggnog Murder

Wicked Cozy Authors, October 2016

Introducing Eggnog Murder and Christmas Traditions

Maine Crime Writers, November 2016

Eggnog Murder–The Real Story Behind the Story

Wicked Cozy Authors, November 2016

Seasonal Spirit: Barbara Ross on ‘Eggnog Murder’ (Q&A)

johnbvaleri, December 2016

The Real Eggnog Murder

Maine Crime Writers, December 2016

Q&A: Barb Ross, NOGGED OFF

Writing Crime, September 2019

An Interview with Barbara Ross by E. B. Davis

Writers Who Kill, November 2019