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The snow is deep in Maine's Busman's Harbor and the mighty rivers are covered in ice. Snowden Family Clambake Company proprietor Julia Snowden and her mother, Jacqueline, are hunkered down for the winter when a mysterious package arrives - heating up February with an unexpected case of murder . . . Inside the mystery package is an enormous black diamond necklace that once belonged to Julia's great-grandmother and disappeared in the 1920s. Who could have sent it - and why? Julia's search for clues takes her on a perilous journey through her mother's troubled family history, from a squabble over the family fortune in "frozen water" to the recent unexplained death of Jacqueline's long-lost cousin Hugh - who'd been missing and presumed drowned for more than forty years.



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Barbara Ross

Barbara Ross is the author of the Maine Clambake Mysteries--Clammed Up, Boiled Over, Musseled Out, Fogged Inn, and Iced Under. Stowed Away, the sixth Maine Clambake Mystery will be published on December 26, 2017. You can visit her website at http://www.maineclambakemysteries.com

Barbara's books have been nominated for multiple Agatha Awards for Best Contemporary Novel, and RT Books Reviewer's Choice Awards, as well as the Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction.

Her holiday novella featuring amateur sleuth Julia Snowden was published along with novellas by Leslie Meier and Lee Hollis in Eggnog Murder from Kensington Books in October 2016.

Barbara 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.

In the summer, Barbara writes on the big front porch of the former Seafarer Inn at the head of the harbor in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.



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