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