Author Archives: Barbara Ross

About Barbara Ross

Barbara Ross is the author of six Maine Clambake Mysteries. The seventh, Steamed Open, will be published in December 2018. Her novella featuring Julia Snowden is included along with stories by Leslie Meier and Lee Hollis in Eggnog Murder. A second anthology, Yule Log Murder, is coming in October 2018. You can visit her website at http://www.maineclambakemysteries.com.

The Big Clean Out

By Barb, writing happily away in her study in Portland, Maine A slightly different version of this post appeared on topretirements.com along with a list of things to consider if you are hiring a company to clean out a house. … Continue reading

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It’s Too Soon to Tell

by Barb, writing away in Portland, Maine I love writing to prompts. There are many kinds of prompts: a word or phrase, a physical object, a photo or other image, or even a piece of music. Typically, when you write … Continue reading

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Salvador Dali and Me, a Body and a Mystery

by Barb, on a deadline again, (actually two) Portland, Maine A couple of weeks ago, I was in St. Petersburg, Florida for Bouchercon, the worldwide mystery conference. It was an excellent conference at an historic hotel, and of course, it’s … Continue reading

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Cruisin’

by Barb, back from Bouchercon and working away in her study Back when our condo in Portland, Maine was built, it had views of the harbor. That’s why, improbably, our living-dining-kitchen space is on the third floor. Now we have … Continue reading

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The Post Where I Tell You We’re Selling Our House in Boothbay Harbor

by Barb, happily typing away in her study in Portland, Maine Yes, it’s true. After a long, difficult decision process, Bill and I have put our house in Boothbay Harbor on the market. Our ties to to the house are … Continue reading

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My Friend, Lea Wait

by Barb, listening to the gulls outside her window and feeling wistful In normal circumstances, eulogies come after a person is gone, which has always seemed like a terrible waste to me. And because my friend Lea Wait has been … Continue reading

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A Day on Monhegan, redux

Sorry, folks. I have an August 1, deadline, so I am giving you a rerun. (Remember before streaming TV when summer was all about reruns?) This one a memory of a beautiful trip two years ago. by Barb, writing on … Continue reading

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