Thursday, May 8, 2014
Boiled Over by Barbara Ross (A Maine Clambake Mystery #2)
For Julia Snowden, the Founder's Day summer celebration in Busman's Harbor, Maine, means helping her family's clambake company to prepare an authentic taste of New England seafood. Any Mainer will tell you that a real clambake needs wood for the fire . . . so why is there a foot sticking out of the oven?
The townspeople want to pin the murder of the RV park owner on Cabe Stone, a new employee of the Snowden Family Clambake Company--who bolted from the crime scene and disappeared. Julia knows having another murder associated with her family's business is a recipe for disaster . . . but who is the killer? Cooking up a proper investigation doesn't leave much time for the rest of Julia's life, and this is one killer who'll do anything to stop her from digging up clues . . .
Includes Traditional Maine Clambake Recipes!
Praise for Clammed Up
"Will leave readers clamoring for second helpings." --Leslie Meier
Series: A Maine Clambake Mystery
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Kensington (May 6, 2014)
My Review: Boiled Over by Barbara Ross (A Maine Clambake Mystery #2)
I enjoyed reading this cozy mystery. It has charming characters, lovely setting, keeps you guessing right to the end to who did what.
learned some new things along the way. It also leaves you wanting to come back and see what happens next with these characters.
There are recipes that are at the end of the story so easy to find if you later decide to try them.
The setting is Busman's Harbor, Maine. It is a small tourist, fishing area on the coast. It is their founder day celebration.
Julia Snowden has been working on the committee and also runs her family's business of Clambake. They are planning a clambake right on the pier. They built a contraption for the clambake. They are ready for it and they find a dead body in the fire. There employee runs away before the cops can come.
Julia does not believe that their young employee Cabe Stone did it. She is determined to find out what really happened and help find Cabe too.
I wish I could know more about Julia and her boyfriend Chris relationship. Probably shared more in the first book of the series. It does stand alone but I would like to read it.
I was wrong on my guesses who the killer was and why. So I did enjoy the mystery. looking back it makes sense. Lots of suspects and motives for different people being the killer.
I would read more books by Barbara Ross based on Boiled Over.
I was given this ebook to read and agreed to give honest review of it by Netgalley and Kensington.