Friday, September 1, 2017

Review: Iced Under by: Barbara Ross

Title: Iced Under
Author: Barbara Ross
Publisher: Kensington
Series: A Maine Clambake Mystery #5
Pages: 297
Format: e-book ARC
Source: NetGalley


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. To protect her mother’s inheritance, Julia must fend off a small army of feuding relatives, solve the mystery surrounding Hugh’s demise, and get back home before the next blizzard buries them all . . .

My Thoughts:

As winter is in full affect at Busman's Harbor Julia is settling down with her mother beating out various snowstorms when her mother receives a package and upon opening it finds a beautiful expensive black diamond necklace with a message for Windsholme which is a empty house on Morrow Island.  Julia and her mother can't figure out who it's from but the story takes them back to Julia's mothers childhood.  Julia wanting to help her mother finds herself traveling to Boston to figure it out.

In Boston she finds family members they didn't know they had and a long lost cousin who supposedly died in Maine.  They also find a murder mystery as their cousin died a couple of days ago, but the police are adament it was murder.  Who killed Hugh the long lost cousin and why?

This book was incredible I couldn't put it down I loved the history that was incorporated into it, and learning more about Julia's mother and relatives.  This book was so fabulous anyone who loves history with a cozy mystery will definitely love this book!  Ms. Ross is a catch of a writer and I can't wait to see what she cooks up next!
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