Author Archives: Barbara Ross

About Barbara Ross

Barbara Ross is the author of seven Maine Clambake Mysteries. The eighth one, Sealed Off, will released in December 2019. Her novellas featuring Julia Snowden are included along with stories by Leslie Meier and Lee Hollis in the anthologies Eggnog Murder, Yule Log Murder, and Haunted House Murder, which will be published in August 2019. A new mystery, Jane Darrowfield, Professional Busybody, will be released in June, 2019. You can visit Barbara's website at

Family Stories

Sorry to be posting late today. We had a little excitement last night. Stowed Away, (Maine Clambake #6, 2018) won the Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction. I was completely amazed and unprepared. It’s the first time a cozy mystery … Continue reading

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Gone cruising!

by Barb No, not that way. Get your head out of the gutter. I meant I have gone cruising the Mediterranean. If all is well, when you are reading this I will be in the Greek village of Fiskardo on … Continue reading

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A Key West Scene

by Barb, now back in Maine Time: 3:00 AM. A beautiful night in Key West. The windows are wide open. Somewhere on the front porch of one of the five townhouses in our little complex… Bang, bang, bang, bang. “Let … Continue reading

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Voice in Fiction

by Barb Ross. Last post from Key West. Traveling home to Portland soon. Voice in fiction is defined as the author’s style, the quality that makes his or her writing unique, and which conveys the author’s attitude, personality, and character … Continue reading

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The Bucket List and the …

Hi. Barb here. My husband I and recently went to lunch with another couple and the husband told this story. Last year the couple went on a small tour, a multi-day cruise up the Hudson River. One night the evening’s … Continue reading

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New Books Up for Pre-order

by Barb, who’s in Key West where it’s a chilly 63 degrees. The natives are in down vests and (even more shocking) sox! December was busy with the holidays and the release of Steamed Open on December 18. Now I’m … Continue reading

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Flatlanders Buy Christmas Tree: Film at Eleven

by Barb, at home in Portland, Maine where it’s beginning to look at lot like… We spent last Christmas at our son’s house in Virginia, so we didn’t put up a tree at home. This year I was surprised to … Continue reading

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