Category Archives: Barb’s Posts

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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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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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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