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Barbara Ross is the author of the Maine Clambake Mysteries, Clammed Up, Boiled Over and Musseled Out. Fogged Inn will be published in 2016. See her website at http://www.maineclambakemysteries.com

Barbara is a co-editor/co-publisher at Level Best Books, which produces an award-winning anthology of crime and mystery stories by New England authors every November. "Bread Baby" in Best New England Crime Stories 2014: Stone Cold was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best Short Story. Barbara also blogs with a wonderful group of Maine mystery authors at Maine Crime Writers and with a group of writers of New England-based cozy mysteries at Wicked Cozy Authors.

Barbara and her husband own the former Seafarer Inn at the head of the harbor in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

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Clammed Up (A Maine Clambake Mystery Book 1)
Clammed Up (A Maine Clambake Mystery Book 1)
by Barbara Ross
Summer has come to Busman's Harbor, Maine, and tourists are lining up for a taste of authentic New England seafood, courtesy of the Snowden Family Clambake Company. But there's something sinister on the boil this season. A killer has crashed a wedding party, adding mystery to the menu at the worst possible moment. . .Julia Snowden...
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Steamed Open (A Maine Clambake Mystery Book 7)
Steamed Open (A Maine Clambake Mystery Book 7)
by Barbara Ross
It’s summertime in Busman’s Harbor, Maine, and the clamming is easy—or it was until a mysterious new neighbor blocks access to the beach, cutting off the Snowden Family Clambake’s supply. Julia Snowden is just one of many townspeople angered by Bartholomew Frick’s decision. But which one of them was angry enough to kill?   Beachcombers...
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Best New England Crime Stories 2012: Dead Calm
Best New England Crime Stories 2012: Dead Calm
by Barbara Ross, Mark Ammons, Katherine Fast, Leslie Wheeler
New England's most acclaimed, award-winning crime and mystery writers, along with several exciting new voices, weave twenty-seven original tales from the region's dark side.
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Best New England Crime Stories 2015: Rogue Wave
Best New England Crime Stories 2015: Rogue Wave
by Barbara Ross, Mark Ammons, Katherine Fast, Leslie Wheeler
Get swept up in this year's tsunami of twenty-nine never before seen crime stories from a bevy of New England's award-winning mystery writers joined by several of the region's most compelling new voices.From classic mysteries to dead celebrities—some light, some dark, some flat-out scary and some downright funny—Level Best Book's twelfth...
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Nogged Off (A Maine Clambake Mystery)
Nogged Off (A Maine Clambake Mystery)
by Barbara Ross
Previously published in the collection Egg Nog Murder.‘Twas the week before Christmas, and Julia Snowden’s escape from New York has just hit a snag. Fresh off accidentally poisoning half her colleagues with her “Killer Eggnog,” Julia’s would-be subletter, Imogen Geinkes, is now jobless and homeless—leading Julia to invite the young woman...
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Sealed Off (A Maine Clambake Mystery Book 8)
Sealed Off (A Maine Clambake Mystery Book 8)
by Barbara Ross
Early October is “winding down” time in Busman’s Harbor, Maine, but there’s nothing relaxing about it for Julia Snowden. Between busloads of weekend leaf peepers at the Snowden Family Clambake and a gut renovation of the old mansion on Morrow Island, she’s keeping it all together with a potentially volatile skeleton crew—until one of...
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Jane Darrowfield, Professional Busybody (A Jane Darrowfield Mystery Book 1)
Jane Darrowfield, Professional Busybody (A Jane Darrowfield Mystery Book 1)
by Barbara Ross
Jane Darrowfield is a year into her retirement, and she’s already traveled and planted a garden. She’s organized her photos, her recipes, and her spices.  The statistics suggest she has at least a few more decades ahead of her, so she better find something to do . . . JANE DARROWFIELD, PROFESSIONAL BUSYBODY After Jane helps a friend with...
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Shucked Apart (A Maine Clambake Mystery Book 9)
Shucked Apart (A Maine Clambake Mystery Book 9)
by Barbara Ross
The Snowden Family Clambake Company has a beloved reputation in Busman’s Harbor, Maine. Almost as famous is the sleuthing ability of proprietor Julia Snowden, which is why an oyster farmer seeks her out when she’s in trouble.   When Andie Greatorex is robbed of two buckets of oyster seed worth $35,000, she wonders if somebody’s trying to...
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Halloween Party Murder
Halloween Party Murder
by Barbara Ross, Leslie Meier, Lee Hollis
Visit small-town Maine in a trio of Halloween cozy mystery tales by New York Times bestselling authors Leslie Meier, Lee Hollis, and Barbara Ross.HALLOWEEN PARTY MURDER by LESLIE MEIER Tinker’s Cove newest residents Ty and Heather Moon turn their Victorian home into a haunted house to raise funds for charity. But when Heather overdoses...
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Jane Darrowfield and the Madwoman Next Door (A Jane Darrowfield Mystery Book 2)
Jane Darrowfield and the Madwoman Next Door (A Jane Darrowfield Mystery Book 2)
by Barbara Ross
Jane Darrowfield is using her retirement years to work as a professional busybody, with most of her business coming from her West Cambridge, Massachusetts, community. This time her client is right next door . . .  JANE DARROWFIELD AND THE MADWOMAN NEXT DOOR   Megan, who’s purchased the house next to Jane’s, needs some help from her...
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Muddled Through (A Maine Clambake Mystery Book 10)
Muddled Through (A Maine Clambake Mystery Book 10)
by Barbara Ross
Mud season takes on a whole new meaning in the coastal town of Busman's Harbor, Maine, when local business owners sling dirt at one another in a heated feud over a proposed pedestrian mall. Vandalism is one thing, but murder means Julia Snowden of the Snowden Family Clambake steps in to clean up the case . . .   When Julia spots police...
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Eggnog Murder
Eggnog Murder
by Leslie Meier, Lee Hollis, Barbara Ross
With the fireplace crackling, the tree twinkling, and the carols humming, few things in life are as picture perfect as Christmas in Maine—until murder dampens the holiday spirit. It must be something in the eggnog . . .   EGGNOG MURDER by LESLIE MEIER When a gift-wrapped bottle of eggnog—allegedly from the Real Beard Santa Club—proves to...
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Haunted House Murder
Haunted House Murder
by Lee Hollis, Leslie Meier, Barbara Ross
Tricks and treats keep the Halloween spirit alive in coastal Maine. But this year the haunted house theme is getting carried a little too far . . . HAUNTED HOUSE MURDER by LESLIE MEIER Newcomers to Tinker’s Cove, Ty and Heather Moon have moved into a dilapidated house reputed to be a haven for ghosts. Now strange noises and flickering...
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Yule Log Murder
Yule Log Murder
by Lee Hollis, Leslie Meier, Barbara Ross
Fresh-baked desserts can warm even the frostiest Christmas in coastal Maine. But there’s little room for holiday cheer when murder is the new seasonal tradition . . . YULE LOG MURDER by LESLIE MEIER Lucy Stone is thrilled to be cast as an extra in a festive period film—until the set becomes a murder scene. Returning to her role as...
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Edgar Allan Cozy: Wicked Short Stories
Edgar Allan Cozy: Wicked Short Stories
by Sheila Connolly, Sherry Harris, Sadie Hartwell, Edith Maxwell, Barbara Ross
When cozy mystery writers meet Edgar Allan Poe, the result is Edgar Allan Cozy. Each story in this suspenseful new anthology is inspired by the work of Poe. "The Raven," "The Lighthouse," "MS. Found in a Bottle," "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Cask of Amontillado," and "Annabel Lee" have been updated and set in the fictional town of Raven...
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Musseled Out (A Maine Clambake Mystery Book 3)
Musseled Out (A Maine Clambake Mystery Book 3)
by Barbara Ross
The busy summer tourist season is winding down in Busman's Harbor, Maine, but Julia Snowden senses trouble simmering for the Snowden Family Clambake Company. Shifty David Thwing--the "Mussel King" of upscale seafood restaurants--is sniffing around town for a new location. But serving iffy clams turns out to be the least of his troubles....
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Someone Wicked: A Written Remains Anthology (The Written Remains Anthologies)
Someone Wicked: A Written Remains Anthology (The Written Remains Anthologies)
by Barbara Ross, Christine Morgan, JM Reinbold, Billie Sue Mosiman, L.L. Soares, Joseph Badal, Carson Buckingham, Shaun Meeks, Liz DeJesus, Weldon Burge
"Each story really keeps your interest. There is a little something for everyone's taste." -- Leslie A. Borghini, author of Angel Heat"This is a perfect example of a top-notch collection of mostly spectacular stories from a wide array of authors." -- Art Griswold"There is poison in the fang of the serpent, in the mouth of the fly, and in...
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Taste of Murder (Mixed mys eboxset)
Taste of Murder (Mixed mys eboxset)
by Barbara Ross, Joanne Fluke, Lee Hollis
This buffet of food-themed mysteries makes a tasty three-course meal—and introduces a trio of sleuths from Maine to Minnesota. Includes recipes! Dig into the delectable books that kicked off three different mouth-watering mystery series—now in one volume! Includes:Chocolate Chip Cookie MurderThe First Hannah Swensen Mystery with Recipes!...
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Fogged Inn (A Maine Clambake Mystery Book 4)
Fogged Inn (A Maine Clambake Mystery Book 4)
by Barbara Ross
An autumn chill has settled over Busman's Harbor, Maine, but Julia Snowden is warming up the town by offering lobster stew at the local diner. When her landlord discovers a dead body in the walk-in refrigerator, Julia must figure out who ordered up a side of murder.Nothing's colder than a corpse--especially one stashed inside a sub-zero...
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Best New England Crime Stories 2016: Red Dawn
Best New England Crime Stories 2016: Red Dawn
by Barbara Ross, Mark Ammons, Katherine Fast, Leslie Wheeler
Red Sky at Morning—Readers Take Warning!Red Dawn brings new meaning to the old sailors' adage with thirty-three brand new stories from some of New England's most acclaimed mystery writers, along with several exciting new voices.Some spine-tingling, some rib-tickling, from cons and capers to conundrums and classic whodunits and everything...
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Best New England Crime Stories 2014: Stone Cold
Best New England Crime Stories 2014: Stone Cold
by Barbara Ross, Mark Ammons, Katherine Fast, Leslie Wheeler
Stone Cold presents twenty-eight delicious crimestories from a bevy of award-winning New Englandmystery writers along with several exciting new voices.Drop dead funny or stone cold deadly, the inventive andsometimes twisted tales in Level Best Books’ eleventhanthology leave no stone unturned—a not-so-innocenttrivia game, blood-red...
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Thin Ice: Crime Stories by New England Writers (Best New England Crime Stories Book 8)
Thin Ice: Crime Stories by New England Writers (Best New England Crime Stories Book 8)
by Barbara Ross, Mark Ammons, Kat Fast, Leslie Wheeler
Whether it's hardboiled hilarity or gritty noir, suspense or sibling subterfuge, capers or cons, or even an especially abnormal pair of paranormal shoes, anything can happen when you venture on Thin Ice.New England's most acclaimed award-winning crime and mystery writers, along with several exciting new voices, weave twenty-five original...
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Best New England Crime Stories 2013: Blood Moon
Best New England Crime Stories 2013: Blood Moon
by Barbara Ross, Mark Ammons, Katherine Fast, Leslie Wheeler
Contains the Agatha and Anthony-nominated Best Short Story "Kept in the Dark" by Sheila Connolly, the Derringer-nominated stories "A Regular Story" by Peggy McFarland and "Double Wedding" by Mo Walsh and the Al Blanchard award-winning story "Out to Sea" by VR Barkowski.Level Best Books' tenth anthology presents thirty-one tales from New...
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Stowed Away (A Maine Clambake Mystery Book 6)
Stowed Away (A Maine Clambake Mystery Book 6)
by Barbara Ross
It’s June in Busman’s Harbor, Maine, and Julia Snowden and her family are working hard to get their authentic Maine clambake business ready for summer. Preparations must be put on hold, however, when a mysterious yacht drops anchor in the harbor—and delivers an unexpected dose of murder . . .   When Julia’s old prep school rival Wyatt...
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