The action starts early in the second Maine Clambake Mystery. With quick pacing and plenty of red herrings, Ross leads readers on a thrilling ride to track down a killer. Many of the residents of Busman’s Harbor are not who they appear to be, and uncovering their secrets along with Julia is great fun. Enjoy the salt air, good seafood and the slew of suspects as the search for the truth ends in a nail-biting car chase. Recipes included!
Tourist season is starting for the Snowden Family Clambake Company, and Julia and her family are taking part in the Founder’s Day celebrations, which she helped organize. The only event she didn’t plan on was finding a foot sticking out of her family’s claminator, nor did she anticipate her young employee hightailing it away from the crime scene. Now Cabe Stone is the No. 1 suspect, but Julia knows the young man is innocent. How can she prove it when Cabe has disappeared? (KENSINGTON, May, 304 pp., $7.99)