Sealed Off ARCs and a #giveaway

by Barb, in denial about the fall feeling in the air in Portland, ME

Attention: Winners have been chosen and notified. Check your email boxes! Thanks to all who commented.

Advance Reader Copies have arrived for Sealed Off, the eighth Maine Clambake Mystery.

I know there are a few of you out there who do not want to wait until December 31, for Julia’s next mystery, even if it means putting up with a few extra typos and glitches. If you are such a person, leave a comment on this blog and three of you will receive an ARC.

Sealed Off cover

Here’s the blurb.

Early October is “winding down” time in Busman’s Harbor, Maine, but there’s nothing relaxing about it for Julia Snowden. Between busloads of weekend leaf peepers at the Snowden Family Clambake and a gut renovation of the old mansion on Morrow Island, she’s keeping it all together with a potentially volatile skeleton crew—until one of them turns up dead under the firewood.

When the Russian demo team clearing out the mansion discovers a room that’s been sealed off for decades, Julia’s baffled as to its purpose and what secrets it might have held. Tensions are already simmering with the crew, but when one of the workers is found murdered, things come to a boil. With the discovery of another body—and a mysterious diary with Cyrillic text in the hidden room—the pressure’s on Julia to dig up a real killer fast. But she’ll have to sort through a pile of suspects, including ex-spouses, a spurned lover, and a recently released prisoner, to fish out one clammed-up killer.

I really enjoyed writing this tale of a sealed up room at the ruined mansion Windsholme. And there’s a murder Julia must investigate, of course!

What do you think? Does it sound intriguing? Leave a comment or just say “hi” to be entered in the giveaway.

132 Thoughts

  1. I have loved all of these books. Julia is one of my favorite characters. I would be thrilled to receive an advance copy.

      1. Barabara I have read all of your delightful wonderful books. I would love to win a copy. I have given reviews on a few of your books on goodreads and our library.

  2. This sounds like a great addition to the series! Being in the UK I don’t think I can get the ARC so good luck to the rest of you 😀

  3. The discovery of a secret room does sound like fun! And congratulations on the eighth clambake mystery!

  4. I’ve been eagerly waiting for a renovation of the mansion, so this book is what I’ve been looking for. And secret rooms are always fun and intriguing.

  5. I love this series! I want to live in Busman’s Harbor and meet all of the characters. I enjoy when a book/series makes me feel like that.

  6. Love Maine, spent summers as
    a preteen/teen there.
    Would love to win an ARC of your new release!

  7. The mystery the sealed up room holds has me intrigued. I need to know more. Thanks for the chance!

  8. would love to win one!!I talked to the moore’s one visit about why they did not carry your book in thier giftshoppe, .

  9. Knowing it will be a good read, I don’t mind typos or glitches. Have a good day!

  10. Hi Gang. Way too many comments today to respond to individually, but know that I have read them all and everyone who wanted to be entered in the giveaway is entered.

  11. Sounds like a great addition to this wonderful series! I love the cover!! Thanks for the chance to read the ARC.

  12. I have wanted to try this series, and this sealed room mystery sounds like a perfect way to start!
    browninggloria(at)hotmail(dot) com

  13. Love her books and my library doesn’t have this one, so sure would love to win.

  14. I love this series and can’t wait for Sully and Julia to finally get together. Glad that the mansion is getting renovated finally. I love historic buildings, mysteries, secret rooms, and retired as an English teacher so would love to read early and help proofread.

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