br fogged inn

ARC honest review for Kensington Books via NetGalley.

The past has a way of making itself know in the present.  And nothing stays hidden in a small town, where everyone knows your business (even before you do)…even in the small coastal town of Busman’s Harbor, Maine!

When the first line in chapter 1 is…

“Jule-YA!  There’s a dead guy in the walk-in.”

You know the book is going to hold your attention…and it did!

This was my first taste of Barbara Ross’s Maine Clambake Mysteries…but won’t be my last.  As I have now brought book 1 – Clammed Up.

With nicely developed characters and a well written plot.  It was a pleasure to read.

4 Stars****

*****

An autumn chill has settled over Busman’s Harbor, Maine, but Julia Snowden is warming up the town by offering lobster stew at the local diner. When her landlord discovers a dead body in the walk-in refrigerator, Julia must figure out who ordered up a side of murder.
 
Nothing’s colder than a corpse—especially one stashed inside a sub-zero fridge. The victim spent his last night on earth dining at the restaurant bar, so naturally Julia finds herself at the center of the ensuing investigation. Lost in the November fog, however, is who’d want to kill the unidentified stranger—and why. It might have something to do with a suspicious group of retirees and a decades-old tragedy to which they’re all connected. One thing’s for sure: Julia’s going to make solving this mystery her early bird special…

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