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Steamed open / Barbara Ross.

By: Ross, Barbara, 1953-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Ross, Barbara, Maine clambake mystery: 7.Publisher: New York, New York : Kensington Books, [2019]Copyright date: ©2019Description: 265 pages ; 18 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781496717948; 1496717945.Subject(s): Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction | Maine -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction.DDC classification: 813.6 Summary: 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, lighthouse buffs, and clammers are outraged after Frick puts up a gate in front of his newly inherited mansion. When Julia urges him to reconsider, she's the last to see him alive--except the person who stabs him in the neck with a clam rake. As she pores through a long list of suspects, Julia meets disgruntled employees, rival heirs, and a pair of tourists determined to visit every lighthouse in America. They all have secrets, and Julia will have to work fast to expose the guilty party--or see this season's clam harvest dry up for good.
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Beachcombers, lighthouse buffs, and clammers are outraged after Frick puts up a gate in front of his newly inherited mansion. When Julia urges him to reconsider, she's the last to see him alive-except the person who stabs him in the neck with a clam rake. As she pores through a long list of suspects, Julia meets disgruntled employees, rival heirs, and a pair of tourists determined to visit every lighthouse in America. They all have secrets, and Julia will have to work fast to expose the guilty party-or see this season's clam harvest dry up for good.

Praise for Iced Under

"Ross knows her Maine coast and her snowstorms. Both provide an atmospheric backdrop for a cozy that . . . picks up its pace when its focus returns to the living and the newly dead."
- Kirkus Reviews

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, lighthouse buffs, and clammers are outraged after Frick puts up a gate in front of his newly inherited mansion. When Julia urges him to reconsider, she's the last to see him alive--except the person who stabs him in the neck with a clam rake. As she pores through a long list of suspects, Julia meets disgruntled employees, rival heirs, and a pair of tourists determined to visit every lighthouse in America. They all have secrets, and Julia will have to work fast to expose the guilty party--or see this season's clam harvest dry up for good.

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Kirkus Book Review

A Maine harbor town and clamming community is rocked by a new resident bent on upholding private property over community interests.Bartholomew Frick, the grandnephew of beloved and recently deceased Busman's Harbor elder Lou Herrickson, has inherited not just the Herrickson House, but also the surrounding beachfront land on Herrickson Point. The newbie hardly ingratiates himself when he makes a literal boatload of townspeople wait aboard the Jacquie II while he moves his flashy new sports car off the town pier in search of a legal parking spot before climbing aboard for a memorial to his aunt. Local clammers in the community-focused little town are aghast when Bartholomew erects a fence to make the formerly public beach private. It's been traditional for them to dig at the beach, and Lou would never have wanted to keep people out. Though she's not a clammer herself, Julia Snowden's family clambake will be at risk if she can't get her hands on a bivalve supply, so she goes to the mansion to talk some sense into Bartholomew. After an unproductive exchange, Julia isn't sure about her next steps. Luckily, she doesn't have long to ponder before the police alert her that Bartholomew's been killed. While his departure may solve the clam supply problem, Julia was on the scene too recently to the murder for police to rule her out as a suspect, though they've tangled with her enough in the past to fear that she may decide to "help" with the investigation (Stowed Away, 2017, etc.). Julia's indeed too curious not to nose around, particularly because Lou's longtime live-in help, Ida Fischer, is likely to be accused, and Julia's certain that Ida's innocent, though she'll have to find the real murderer to convince the police.Sure to appeal to readers who treasure the Maine coast, Ross' latest continues the lives and minor dramas of her fictionalized version of Boothbay Harbor with amiable characters and minimal fuss. Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.