The Week that Boiled Over

by Barb, currently in Boston, but soon to be in Maine. Yay!

Boiled Over front coverWho wouldn’t love an entire week dedicated to celebrating their book? Thank you, thank you to my Wicked Cozys.

It’s been a busy time for Boiled Over.

Blog posts: Here are some blog posts I’ve done about Boiled Over.

Here’s one from this blog last summer about the research I did for the book into wild blueberries

This one from Maine Crime Writers is about the history I created for my fictional town of Busman’s Harbor.

EB Davis interviewed me about Boiled Over on Writers Who Kill. She is a terrific interviewer. Her questions always make me think.

camp beans
camp beans

And this recipe from Boiled Over appeared on Mystery Lovers’ Kitchen.

Reviews: There have been some terrific reviews. Click on the links to read the full text

☆☆☆☆½  With quick pacing and plenty of red herrings, Ross leads readers on a thrilling ride to track down a killer.

RT Book Reviews, May 2014

Boasting an eclectic cast of characters, engaging dialogue and a wonderful Maine setting, this was a delectably appetizing whodunit that left me wanting more.

Dru’s Book Musings, May 2014

Ross has served us a great mystery with a perfect amount of humor and romance.

Escape with Dollycas, May 2014

Barbara Ross’s Maine Clambake series provides both great characters and a small town mystery that is intricate enough to keep even the best armchair detective guessing., May 2014

The book was well researched with Maine history and the story told was suspenseful and kept me reading to the very end. In spite of the notes I took to carefully keep track of the characters so I could write this review, I must admit that I missed the solution to the mystery!

Bee Bag Lady, May 2014

…she has given the reader a more detailed view of the residents of Busman’s Harbour. Between these two books I feel like I know these characters better and I absolutely can’t wait to set foot back there again and dive into whatever mystery Julia Snowden has to solve next!

Cozy Mystery Book Reviews, May 2014

This one will definitely catch you and reel you in…

Community Bookstop, April 2014

Experiencing an authentic Maine clambake just like the ones described in this series is definitely on my bucket list…minus the dead bodies, of course.

Melissa’s Mochas, Mysteries and Meows, April 2014


Appearances: I’m making appearances all spring and summer in support of Boiled Over–some with fellow Wicked Cozys.

Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 1:00 pm

With Edith Maxwell and Liz Mugavero at Nevins Memorial Library

May 15, 2014

I post from the point of view of my character restauranteur Gus Farnham on Dru’s Book Musings.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 7:00 pm

With fellow short story authors Michele Albion, John Bubar and Sharon Daynard at RiverRun Bookstore

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 6:30 pm

With Gary Braver for a panel discussion,“Using What You Know (and What You’d Like to Know)” to Write A Mystery” at the Worcester Public Library

Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 6:00 pm

“The Second Book Challenge” with Edith Maxwell and Liz Mugavero at Bestsellers Cafe

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 6:30 pm

With author Lea Wait at South Portland Public Library

More appearances are on my website here.

I’d love to see you at any of these events!

I have really enjoyed this special week. Now its back to “book jail” to finish Musseled Out.

Maine Clambake Mysteries



3 Thoughts

  1. Looking forward to your appearance on Dru’s blog. Also looking forward to getting Clammed Up off my t-b-r list and reading it!

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