by Barb, briefly back in Maine
It’s extremely gratifying to authors when on publication of one book, the most common question they get is, “When is the next one?” Gratifying and a little stressful, since it takes longer to write a book than to read one.
But, I’m happy to announce that Maine Clambake Mystery number twelve, Torn Asunder, will be released on April 23, 2024. The book has been up for pre-order on the retail sites for a while and some people have already found it. I was waiting for the ebook to be up and available (and my turn on the blog) to announce it.
Here’s the cover.
And here’s the blurb.
In Barbara Ross’ award-winning series featuring sleuth Julia Snowden and her family’s coastal Maine clambake business, Morrow Island is a perfect spot for a wedding—and a Snowden Family Clambake. Julia Snowden is busy organizing both—until a mysterious wedding crasher drops dead amid the festivities . . .
Julia’s best friend and business partner, Zoey, is about to marry her policeman boyfriend. Of course, a gorgeous white wedding dress shouldn’t be within fifty yards of a plate of buttery lobster—so that treat is reserved for the rehearsal dinner. Julia is a little worried about the timing, though, as she works around a predicted storm.
When a guest falls to the floor dead, it turns out that no one seems to know who he is, despite the fact that he’s been actively mingling and handing out business cards. And when an injection mark is spotted on his neck, it’s clear this wasn’t caused by a shellfish allergy. Now, as the weather deteriorates and a small group is stranded on the island with the body—and the killer—Julia starts interrogating staff, family members, and Zoey’s artist friends to find out who turned the clambake into a crime scene . .
Hidden Beneath for 99 Cents
If you’re behind in the series, the ebook of the eleventh Maine Clambake Mystery, Hidden Beneath, is on sale for just 99 cents on popular retail sites, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo. The ebook went on sale yesterday and I don’t know how long the sale will last, so act now.
Readers: How do you react to the cover, title, description and pub date for Torn Asunder? Bring it on, good or bad!