Scared Off- Maine Clambake Mystery #9.5

Barbara Ross returns to glorious Maine with a spooky but fun Julia Snowden mystery set during Halloween season.

The novella, Scared Off, is available as a standalone ebook. For print copies, see Halloween Party Murder.

Three teenage girls having a sleepover on Halloween night get spooked when high schoolers crash the house for a party. But no one expected to find a crasher like Mrs. Zelisko, the elderly third floor tenant, dead in the backyard—dressed in a sheet like a ghost. With her niece traumatized, Julia Snowden must uncover who among the uninvited guests was responsible for devising such a murderous trick . . ..

…my favorite novella in the collection.  I enjoyed getting to spend some time with the characters, and I loved how the mystery unfolded.

Carstairs Considers, August 31, 2021

Barbara Ross always gives us solid characters that cleverly enhance her atmospheric cozies. Scared Off is a tasty Halloween morsel not to be overlooked this holiday season!.

Wonder Woman Sixty, September 23, 2021

“The final story is from my favorite cozy author, Barbara Ross, who provides us with another excellent installment of her Maine Clambake Mystery series.”

Criminal Element, September 15, 2021

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