Maine Clambake Mystery #09: Shucked Apart

Maine Clambake Mystery #09: Shucked Apart
Barbara Ross
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In the ninth installment of the award-winning Maine Clambake Mystery series, Julia Snowden and the Snowden Family Clambake Company return for another case of mystery and murder in Maine--this time, Julia must uncover the murderer of an oyster farmer. When oyster farmer Andie Greatorex is robbed of a bucket of oyster seed worth $35,000, she comes to Julia Snowden for help. Who wants to sink Andie' s successful business? Is it a rival oyster farmer, an ex-employee, a neighbor who objects to the oyster cages floating on the beautiful Damariscotta River, a lobsterman who feels pushed out by the farm leases, or someone from Andie' s personal life? Then Andie turns up dead, floating by her dock in the SCUBA gear she wears when harvesting her oysters. Julia' s head start puts her in a perfect position to help her friends in the Maine State police major crimes unit with the investigation. But can Julia make sure the right suspect gets sent up the river before she ends up in a watery grave?
Barbara Ross is the award-winning author of the Maine Clambake Mysteries and the Jane Darrowfield Mysteries. The first book in the series, Clammed Up, and the fourth book in the series, Fogged Inn, were nominated for an Agatha Award for Best Contemporary Novel. Stowed Away, the sixth Maine Clambake Mystery, won the 2019 Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction. She is co-editor/co-publisher of Level Best Books, which produces anthologies of crime stories by New England authors. She lives with her husband in Portland, Maine. Readers can visit her Website at MaineClambakeMysteries. com.