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. Jane Darrowfield, Professional Busybody, first in a new mystery series, was released in June, 2019. You can visit Barbara's website at

Saying Good-Bye to Maine Crime Writers

by Barb, sitting in her lovely office in her house in Portland, Maine, (something that probably wouldn’t have happened without the Maine Crime Writers) The time has come for me to say good-bye to Maine Crime Writers. It has been … Continue reading

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What’s New?

Thank you so much for asking! It’s shaping up to be a busy fall here at Maine Clambake Mysteries Central. First up, Haunted House Murder releases on August 27 . This the third in a series of holiday novella collections … Continue reading

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So You Can Go Home Again (Apparently)

Hi All. During the last year I’ve written several times about our decision to sell our house in Boothbay Harbor. See here and here. For the past decade or more, our kids have made a practice of showing up at … Continue reading

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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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