Author Archives: Barb Ross

About Barb Ross

Barbara Ross is the author of the Maine Clambake Mysteries: Clammed Up, Boiled Over, Musseled Out, Fogged Inn and Iced Under. Her holiday novella featuring amateur sleuth Julia Snowden was published along with novellas by Leslie Meier and Lee Hollis in Eggnog Murder from Kensington Books in October 2016. See her website at

Why Does Sherlock Holmes Smoke a Curved Pipe?

by Barb, arriving back in Maine today Why does he wear a deerstalker hat? Why does he say, “Elementary, my dear Watson?” None of these things appear in the canon. The answer is these now familiar traits either originated or … Continue reading

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Visiting Maine, and a Parade

By Barb, who is spending her Memorial Day helping her kids pack to move Happy Memorial Day, everyone! I hope you are all reading and relaxing. Today as my guest, I’m happy to have my friend Edith Maxwell, who tells … Continue reading

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The Post Where I Admit It is Possible I am Not a Genius at Everything

by Barb, happily typing this in Boothbay Harbor, Maine On Monday, I did the cover reveal for the sixth Maine Clambake Mystery, Stowed Away, over on the Wicked Cozy Authors blog. I’m very happy with the cover, which incorporates many … Continue reading

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Conferences, Conferences, Conferences

by Barb, on the train to Malice Domestic even as you read this My business partner and I used to joke that anything anyone asked us to do, we would agree to, as long as it was six months away. … Continue reading

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A Key West Literary Tour

by Barb Ross, who’s back in New England but is offering one last Key West post On Saint Patrick’s Day, Bill and I went on a Key West literary walking tour, along with author Lucy Burdette and several friends. Key … Continue reading

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