Image of Clammed Up (A Maine Clambake Mystery)


Image of Clammed Up (A Maine Clambake Mystery)

This first installment in a new series is a real treat. The action starts early and continues as Julia hunts down clues and deals with the dynamics involved with saving the family business. The story flows effortlessly, and the setting is a character on its own as Maine and its inhabitants give readers a taste of East Coast life

Julia Snowden leaves her lucrative career in New York to return to Busman’s Harbor, Maine, and help save her family’s business. Guests are transported to Morrow Island, owned by Julia’s family, to enjoy an authentic Maine clambake. On the island sits a time-worn 27-room mansion called Windsholme. Hosting a bridal party at the island, Julia enters the mansion and finds the best man hanging from the ceiling. Questions swirl around the young man’s murder as Julia tries to figure out who had access to the island, what the relationship was between the best man and the bride and whether a young man who vanished years earlier has returned and committed murder. Saving the clambake may be harder than Julia thought, especially when a killer is keeping them closed for the season. (KENSINGTON, Sep., 384 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed by: 
Sandra Martin