It’s June in Busman’s Harbor, Maine, and Julia Snowden and her family are working hard to get their authentic Maine clambake business ready for summer. Preparations must be put on hold, however, when a mysterious yacht drops anchor in the harbor—and delivers an unexpected dose of murder . . .
Winner of the 2019 Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction
When Julia’s old prep school rival Wyatt Jayne invites her to dinner on board her billionaire fiancé’s decked-out yacht, Julia arrives to find a sumptuous table set for two—and the yachtsman dead in his chair. Suspicion quickly falls on Wyatt, and Julia’s quest to dredge up the truth leads her into the murky private world of a mega-rich recluse who may not have been all that he seemed . . .
…the best culinary cozy series on the market today
Criminal Element, December 2018
…a smorgasbord of delightfully engaging narrative that whets the appetite for more time with the citizens of Busman’s Harbor…
Dru’s Book Musings, December 2017
Love a good traditional mystery with a smart amateur sleuth, hot clues, red herrings, an intriguing setting, and characters you can bond with? Good! Barbara Ross is once again writing exactly for you, in her newest Maine Clambake Mystery, STOWED AWAY.
Kingdom Books, January 2018
The story is so well written and the dialogue realistic. Barbara Ross knows how to set the scene too.
Escape with Dollycas into a Good Book, December 2017
If only all cozy mysteries were this good.
The Power of Words, January 2018
…keeps the story and characters intelligent, but manages to create that cozy context readers come back for.
YA Sleuth, December 2017
…if you haven’t yet found this delightful series, you really do need to fix that today.
Carstairs Considers, December 2017
A full five star read with multiple twists.
Laura’s Interests, January 2018
There are twists and turns keeping the reader interested all the way to the end to find out ‘who dun it’.
My Reading Journey, January 2018
…Ross has a way with words and setting a scene…
The Montana Bookaholic, January 2018
…Ms. Ross never disappoints…
Any Good Book, January 2018
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