Category Archives: Barb’s Posts

What Keeps Me Reading a Long-Running Mystery Series?

Hi. Barb here. In book jail in paradise. It’s either a blessing or a curse. I can’t make up my mind. At the end of the month, when I hand in the sixth Maine Clambake Mystery, Stowed Away, I’ll be … Continue reading

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Bikes of Key West

Hi. Barb here. Unfortunately I’m in book jail. Deadline near and far more writing road to travel. Then a proposal and a short story due after that. Like planes stacked up over an airport with a single runway open. Fortunately, … Continue reading

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The Seafarer Inn

Many of you already know that we lost my mother-in-law on January 27th. Here is her obituary in the Boothbay Register. The dedication in Fogged Inn, the fourth Maine Clambake Mystery, reads: This book is dedicated to my mother-in-law, Olga … Continue reading

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The Professional Aunt

dispatched from Key West by Barb Over Christmas, my son Rob found a book in my mother-in-law’s apartment, titled, The Professional Aunt. He brought it to me because he found it funny. We have a long tradition of auntdom in … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Thompson Ice House

Barb here. (Or rather there. I’m actually in Key West.) My latest Maine Clambake Mystery, Iced Under, explains how my protagonist, Julia Snowden’s family made their fortune in the “frozen water” trade. I had a lot of fun researching the … Continue reading

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