Hi. Barb here. I’m celebrating the release of Musseled Out by giving away a copy of the book to one lucky commenter.
And, Musseled Out will soon be released in audiobook format by Audible.
Here’s the blurb:
The busy summer tourist season is winding down in Busman’s Harbor, Maine, but Julia Snowden senses trouble simmering for the Snowden Family Clambake Company. Shifty David Thwing, the “Mussel King,” is sniffing around town for a new location. When Thwing is found sleeping with the fishes beneath a local lobsterman’s boat, the police quickly finger Julia’s brother-in-law Sonny as the one who cooked up the crime. Julia believes he’s innocent, but proving it won’t be easy. There’s a lot more than murder on the menu, and Julia needs to act fast. . .
The reviews have been great, which is very gratifying, considering I thought this book was trying to kill me. I handed it in a month late (something I had never done before) and there were times when I thought it would never come together. But then it did. (I think I’ve just described the writer’s life in a nutshell.)
☆☆☆☆½ The latest trip to Busman’s Harbor is a lobster pot full of secrets and deceit. This cozy series continues to stand out with its exceptional plotting, intriguing storylines and authentic detailing of the lobstering life.
RT Book Reviews, May 2015
Musseled Out, the third of Barbara Ross’ stellar Maine Clambake Mysteries, is a craftily plotted, brilliantly paced tale that gives the lie to the notion that all small-town crime is cozy. Addiction, greed, ambition, murder – Musseled Out has them all, plus a bonus lesson in lobstering and a turf war, to boot.
Crimespree Magazine, April 2015
Boasting an eclectic cast of characters, good conversation and a small town feel, this is my favorite book in the series.
Dru’s Book Musings, April 2015
Each book is getting better — and the first one was pretty darned good, so by now, the Maine Clambake series is one of the best amateur sleuth…mystery series coming out of New England.
Kingdom Books, April 2015
Of course, here at Maine Crime Writers, I’ve kept you up to date on the doings with this book right along, so it’s gratifying to see it come full cycle.
Here’s a post I did on the lobstering research.
Gone Lobstering, May 2014
And another with one of the delicious recipes in Mussled Out developed by my husband and partner in crime, Bill Carito.
Slow-Cooker Curried Fish & Butternut Squash Stew, October 2014
Here’s one from when I broke out of book jail.
When I Finish My Book I’m Going To…, July 2014
I have so many people to thank for helping me with this book, but here I’d like to thank my fellow Maine Crime Writers who have made me feel so welcome in the writing community in Maine.
If you’d like to be one of the first on your block to have your very own copy, leave a comment below and one lucky winner will receive the prize.