Hi, Barb here.

You may have noticed my absence from the blog recently. I have been working on this:

IcedunderfrontcoverThere comes a time in a writer’s life when the book has to be the highest priority.

I haven’t heard from my editor yet if he likes it, but I do like this tale of Busman’s Harbor, Maine in the off-off-off season. Almost all of our regular cast have fled town. Julia’s hunkered down with her mother, waiting out the snow and the power outages, when a mysterious package arrives…

Iced Under, the 5th Maine Clambake Mystery, is coming December 27, 2016 and is available for pre-order on Amazon for mass market paperback and ebook. Audiobook and large print editions are coming, but I don’t have a release date for those yet.

Now I just have to help get Crime Bake registration open and do a few small projects and my daughter gets married in Portland, Maine on May 21. Then it will be back to our regularly scheduled programming!

About Barbara Ross

Barbara Ross is the author of the Maine Clambake Mysteries. Her books have been nominated for multiple Agatha Awards for Best Contemporary Novel and have won the Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction. She lives in Portland, Maine. Readers can visit her website at www.maineclambakemysteries.com
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13 Responses to Whew!

  1. Congratulations! Looks great. No better excuse for not being around.

  2. C.T. Collier says:

    Excited to hear about Iced Under!! Hope to see you at Crime Bake 🙂 –kate

  3. Julianne Spreng says:

    I love the cover. Meatloaf, tomato soup, and toasted cheese sandwich…that’ll get you through a cold winter day! Are those chocolate crinkle and gingersnap cookies? Yum!!

    Congratulations on the May wedding. It’s a beautiful month. Not too hot and lots of flowers. As the mother of the bride you have a lot on your plate. I’ll be the mother of the groom some day with considerably less pressure to make the day perfect.

    • Barb Ross says:

      Thanks, Julianne. Yes, those are ginger snaps, my grandmother’s recipe.

      My son has been married for eight years. Whenever people say, about the wedding, “You’ve been through this before,” I always say, “My daughter has more people IN her wedding, than my son had AT his wedding.”

  4. Jane says:

    Like Julianne, I love the cover; it makes me want to hunker down and eat all those comfort foods, perhaps with a good book for company.

  5. Ruth Nixon says:

    Really like the cover, that loaf meat is calling me.. Mother of the Bride sounds so special but I’ve heard that it’s a big job. Hope Bob takes some pictures to share with us.

  6. dragons3 says:

    I’ve already pre-ordered my copy of “Iced Under” and can’t wait to get it! Love the cover. That meatloaf has given me a craving for meatloaf sandwiches. The ginger snaps look luscious too. Good luck as Mother of the Bride.

  7. Kait Carson says:

    I was hoping you would do a winter one. What a great setting for a great story.

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