Barbara Ross

Barbara Ross is the author of the Maine Clambake Mysteries, Clammed Up, Boiled Over, Musseled Out, Fogged Inn and Iced Under. Clammed Up was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best Contemporary Novel and was a finalist for the Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction.

Barbara blogs with a wonderful group of Maine mystery authors at Maine Crime Writers and with a group of writers of New England-based cozy mysteries at Wicked Cozy Authors.

In the summer, Barbara writes on the big front porch of the former Seafarer Inn at the head of the harbor in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. When they aren’t in Boothbay, she and her husband live in Somerville, MA.

Publications:

The Death of an Ambitious Woman - "Classic, classy and absolutely first class. Police Chief Ruth Murphy is genuinely wonderful-achingly honest and brilliantly believable. There's a memorable cast of characters in a small town taut with tension and secrets. In her fast-paced, timely and original mystery, Barbara Ross has written a gem of a debut."-Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha Award-winning author of PRIME TIME 

Five Star/Gale/Cengage - 2010-08-18

Thin Ice: Crime Stories by New England Writers - “…twenty-five of the most cleverly written and thought-provoking crime stories ever assembled in one collection,” Brenda Scott, Manchester Examiner “…the editors of this anthology have poured their energy into selecting the very best from the New England area, and they have succeeded, brilliantly.” Christine Zibas, Reviewing the EvidenceWhether it’. . .

Level Best Books - 2010-11-12

Best New England Crime Stories 2012: Dead Calm - “… the most original New England crime stories I’ve ever had the pleasure to read.” ~ Brenda Scott, Manchester Contemporary Literature Examiner, Examiner.com ~ “…each story in this collection is guaranteed to make readers smile by its sheer cleverness alone.” Christine Zibas. reviewingtheevidence.com New England’s most acclaimed, awar. . .

Level Best Books - 2011-11-11

Best New England Crime Stories 2013: Blood Moon - Noir and nuanced   Hideous and hilarious       Happy, sad, and barking mad-Anything can happend under a Blood MoonLevel Best Books' tenth anthology presents thirty-one tales from New England's dark side written by the region's most acclaimed, award-winning authors, plus several exciting new voices.  

Level Best Books - 2012-11-09

Clammed Up - Summer has come to Busman's Harbor, Maine and tourists are lining up for a taste of authentic New England seafood, courtesy of the Snowden Family Clambake Company. But there's something sinister on the boil this season. A killer has crashed a wedding party, adding mystery to the menu at the worst possible moment..."Deliciously atmospheric, delightfully suspenseful, divine!"—Sarah G. . .

Kensington - 2013-09-03

Best New England Crime Stories 2014: Stone Cold - From a small town in Maine To a posh marina in Connecticut From a grungy pool hall in Fall River To a quaint fishing village on Cape Cod– The heart of New England crime is STONE COLD Stone Cold presents twenty-eight delicious crime stories from a bevy of award-winning New England mystery writers along with several exciting new voices. Drop dead funny or stone cold deadly, the inventive and. . .

Level Best Books - 2013-11-08

Boiled Over - For Julia Snowden, the Founder's Day summer celebration in Busman's Harbor, Maine, means helping her family's clambake company to prepare an authentic taste of New England seafood. Any Mainer will tell you that a real clambake needs wood for the fire . . . so why is there a foot sticking out of the oven?The townspeople want to pin the murder of the RV park owner on Cabe Stone, a new employee . . .

Kensington Publishing - 2014-05-06

Musseled Out - The busy summer tourist season is winding down in Busman's Harbor, Maine, but Julia Snowden senses trouble simmering for the Snowden Family Clambake Company. Shifty David Thwing--the "Mussel King" of upscale seafood restaurants--is sniffing around town for a new location. But serving iffy clams turns out to be the least of his troubles. . .When Thwing is found sleeping with the fi. . .

Kensington Books - 2015-04-28

Fogged Inn - 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 . . .

Kensington - 2016-02-23

Iced Under, Maine Clambake Mystery #5 - The snow is deep in Maine’s Busman’s Harbor and the mighty rivers are covered in ice. Snowden Family Clambake Company proprietor Julia Snowden and her mother, Jacqueline, are hunkered down for the winter when a mysterious package arrives—heating up February with an unexpected case of murder . . .   Inside the mystery package is an enormous black diamond necklace t. . .

Kensington - 2017-12-26