Cover, Title, and Release Date Reveal for Maine Clambake Mystery #11

by Barb, who is off to the Berkshires later this week for some foliage viewing and other cool stuff

The news is out! Maine Clambake #11, Hidden Beneath, is up on the various retail sites. It will be published June 27, 2023, almost exactly a year after Muddled Through.

Here’s the cover.

I love it and hope you do, too. The title doesn’t show up that well on the retail sites, but all the other elements are perfect. The house beyond the curve in the boardwalk is exactly how I envisioned it. And I love that the little red lobster boat is there. It lurks in the background on most of the Maine Clambake Mystery covers and I am always happy to see it.

About the book

Serving up mouthwatering shellfish, the Snowden Family Clambake has become a beloved institution in Busman’s Harbor, Maine. But when new clues rise to the surface five years after the disappearance of Julia Snowden’ s mother’s friend, the family business shifts to sleuthing . . .

Julia and her mother, Jacqueline, have come to the exclusive summer colony of Chipmunk Island to attend a memorial service for Jacqueline’s old friend Ginny, who’s been officially declared dead half a decade after she went out for her daily swim in the harbor and was never seen again. But something seems fishy at the service—especially with the women of the Wednesday Club. As Julia and Jacqueline begin looking into Ginny’s cold case, a present-day murder stirs the pot, and mother and daughter must dive into the deep end to get to the bottom of both mysteries . . .

I’m very excited about this entry in the Maine Clambake Mystery series and I hope you love it.

You can pre-order Hidden Beneath in the usual places…

Readers: How do you react to the title and cover? Don’t hold back!

73 Thoughts

      1. Love the cover and the premise for the new book. Can’t wait to read it!!! ❤🤗❤🤗❤🤗❤🤗❤🤗❤🤗

    1. I love you and your books always wanted to come to Maine and the cover makes me want to walk right there.I envy you long in cape love your books

  1. I totally agree with Dru Ann. The title and cover look great. I can’t wait! And such a long wait! Congratulations.

  2. I agree with Dru Ann. Cover and title are great! I can’t wait! Such a long wait!

  3. Love it!!! I feel like I could walk right on to that cover and stroll that boardwalk! And that chipmunk is the cutest little mascot ever. I look forward to reading it!!

  4. LOVE IT! From the little chipmunk in the foreground to the curved path and that lovely home that I can envision sitting on the screened in back porch – it all says READ ME. Really like the title too. The only problem with it is knowing that we have to wait until the middle of next year to read it. Another reason I have to practice patients, but I can’t wait to dive into it.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  5. I like the cover, lots of good elements. I look forward to seeing ehat part the letters in the mailbox play in the story.

  6. I love the chipmunk on the mailbox! Too cute! I really enjoy a good cold case story so I’ll be looking forward to seeing what happens.

  7. I think the cover is beautiful and I like the name too. June seems so far away!

  8. Just preordered from Amazon but they have it out in June not July 2023. Love the cover!

  9. Keep ’em coming. Your writing keeps me inspired to plow on with my own book. I hope I finish my project before I run out of Clambake books to read.

  10. I’m so excited for the next book. The cover is adorable and represents the town we’ve come to love and know. Julia and her Mom are super smart! Thank you. Already purchased!

  11. CONGRATULATIONS ON “HIDDEN BENEATH”, dear Barbara! Absolutely over the top news I will share with my book club! All your books are brilliantly written! Book covers I love are full of color and there should be an animal, some quirky scenes that would be explained as we read, and series covers should have an element of consistency, like the red lobster boat in the case of your Maine Clambake Mysteries. just by looking at the cover of this new book prompted me immediately to preorder it…now the waiting time starts…:-) Luis at ole dot travel

  12. I like covers with lots of detail and color – yours are always wonderful. Your titles are always clever – I never understood the appeal of one word titles that seem to be so popular today. There’s no imagination or substance to them. Can’t wait for the new book – my favorite series of all!

  13. Love the cover for all the reasons everyone else has given. And, even tho’ I know she wasn’t named after me, I appreciate the friend’s name being Ginny. Almost nobody ever uses that name in books. Will be pre-ordering the book from my indie bookstore, Aaron’s, as soon as they open.

  14. The cover is adorable but what always impresses me is the snappy two-word titles – love them. Off to order. Congratulations!

  15. I love it! I can’t wait until June. 2023! I have read on your books by kindle so far but I love. The book covers so much I have decided to buy the physical books!! My sister and I plan to go to union Oct.19 to see you in person!!

  16. You did a great job selecting both the cover and the title! I especially love the detail on the cover! Maine Clambake is a great series to read!

  17. I LOVE IT!! It is stunning. The title is fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing. God bless you.

  18. Love both the cover and the intriguing title! Even the letters in the mailbox spark questions in the imagination. This whole series is wonderful. Can’t wait to read book 11!

  19. Love the cover and the title – the whole series, actually! But…I have to wait until June? Sigh… off to pre-order. 🙂

  20. Love it! I love this kind of artwork. I do not like the real cartoony looking covers that many use. Too long to wait though. Hope Julia’s love life gets back on track soon.

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