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Barbara Ross is the author of Clammed Up, first in a series of Maine Clambake Mysteries.

Barbara and her husband own the former Seafarer Inn at the head of the harbor in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. From her perch on the Seafarers wide front porch, Barbaras had a chance to observe the quirks of life in a small resort town, along with the stunning harbor views.

Barbaras first mystery novel, The Death of an Ambitious Woman, was published by Five Star/Gale/Cengage in August, 2010. In her former life, Barbara was a co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of two successful start-ups in educational technology. When they arent in Boothbay, she and her husband live in Somerville, MA.

Genres: Cozy Mystery
Maine Clambake Mystery
   1. Clammed Up (2013)
   2. Boiled Over (2014)
   3. Musseled Out (2015)
   4. Fogged Inn (2016)
   5. Iced Under (2016)
   6. Stowed Away (2017)
   7. Steamed Open (2018)
   8. Sealed Off (2019)
   9. Shucked Apart (2021)
   10. Muddled Through (2022)
   Hallowed Out (2022)
   Logged On (2022)
   11. Hidden Beneath (2023)
   Scared Off (2023)
   12. Torn Asunder (2024)
   Edgar Allan Cozy (2016) (with others)
Omnibus editions
Agatha Award Best Novel nominee (2013) : Clammed Up
Agatha Award Best Contemporary Novel nominee (2016) : Fogged Inn

Barbara Ross recommends
Final Cut (2023)
(Hollywood Mystery, book 1)
Marjorie McCown
"This compellingly-readable mystery set in the Hollywood costuming industry kept me turning the pages well into the night, both to find out whodunnit and to vacuum up every fascinating piece of insider information about the inner workings of the movie industry. Heartily recommend!"
Dead on the Vine (2020)
(Finn Family Farm Mystery, book 1)
Elle Brooke White
"Buckle up for a crazy ride when Charlotte Finn inherits the family farm—and her family’s darkest secrets. Did these secrets spawn a murder? Author Elle Brook White kept me in my seat around every curve to the very last page."
My Fair Latte (2020)
(Cafe Cinema Mystery, book 1)
Vickie Fee
"An old movie theater, a want-to-go-there tourist town, designer coffee, a plucky heroine, and a murder? Sign me up for Vickie Fee's My Fair Latte and please send more!"
One Taste Too Many (2018)
(Sarah Blair Mystery, book 1)
Debra H Goldstein
"Twins, murder, and mouthwatering descriptions of delicious food. One Taste Too Many is a page-turner debut of a cozy mystery that leaves you wanting more."
Death and a Pot of Chowder (2018)
(Maine Murder Mystery, book 1)
Cornelia Kidd
"Compelling…I couldn’t put it down."
Rattlesnake Hill (2017)
(Berkshire Hilltown Mystery, book 1)
Leslie Wheeler
"Not all snakes are reptiles . . . Rattlesnake Hill is a riveting tale of past and present, innocence and evil, that kept me turning the pages far into the night."

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