Thursday, January 10, 2019

Review: Steamed Open by; Barbara Ross


Title: Steamed Open
Author: Barbara Ross
Publisher: Kensington
Series: A Maine Clambake Mystery #7
Pages: 263
Format: e-book
Source: GEBT & NetGalley

Description:

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.

My Thoughts: 

This is the seventh book in the series and it keeps getting better in this one a local woman died and her relative Bartholomew Frick has moved in and closed off the beach and angered alot of people including local clammers who have been clamming in that area for a long time.  When Julia tries to reason with him she finally sees that there is no reasoning with him.  Next thing Julia finds out that someone has killed Bartholomew she is determined to figure out who killed him and why?

This was such a great trip back to Busman's Harbor to see how Julia, Chris and everyone else in town is doing.  We also see Julia struggle with a secret Chris has kept from her and how she decides to handle it.  I loved walking around with Julia has she deals with potential suspects.  And of course the guilty party will keep you guessing until the end.

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