Hidden Beneath by Barbara Ross – #BookReview – #CozyCulinaryMysteries

A Maine Clambake Mystery Book 11 

Book Blurb:

Serving up mouthwatering shellfish, the Snowden Family Clambake has become a beloved institution in Busman’s Harbor, Maine. But when new clues rise to the surface five years after the disappearance of Julia Snowden’ s mother’s friend, the family business shifts to sleuthing . . .

Hidden Beneath by Barbara RossJulia and her mother, Jacqueline, have come to the exclusive summer colony of Chipmunk Island to attend a memorial service for Jacqueline’s old friend Ginny, who’s been officially declared dead half a decade after she went out for her daily swim in the harbor and was never seen again. But something seems fishy at the service—especially with the ladies of the Wednesday Club. As Julia and Jacqueline begin looking into Ginny’s cold case, a present-day murder stirs the pot, and mother and daughter must dive into the deep end to get to the bottom of both mysteries . . .

My Review:

One of my favorite series and the one that has me planning a trip to Bar Harbor. (I’ll be looking for lobster.) Julia lives with her sister and mother where they annually set up a clambake with hungry customers ferried in on a set schedule.

In this installment, a friend of her mother went missing five years previous and has now been declared dead. There is to be a memorial service on the small island where she lived and is said to have gone missing following her routine afternoon swim. Something goes weird, however, when Julia’s mother, who has been declared executor of the will reunites with the group.

Hidden Beneath by Barbara RossFirst, it doesn’t make sense that she was named executor as they had not been close in years. The will involves a complicated division of property and Jacqueline calls on Julia for help in going through everything and delivering what she can to the appropriate recipients.

In the meantime, there are twists and turns, the group with which Jacqueline was involved is quirky, harboring secrets, and obviously hiding clues to her friend’s disappearance as well as an earlier death deemed accidental—not. The storyline goes complicated with sub-stories.

As always, the characters come to life, the support characters both good and bad. There is a new boyfriend for which we’ll reserve judgment. It’s not the complex storyline delivered before as in Installment 9, Shucked Apart. Perhaps I missed the clambake on their Busman’s Harbor property. The mystery and suspense weren’t quite as strong this time.

Still, it’s a lovely series, entertaining, fun and fast read and I’m always looking for the next one.

I received a complimentary review copy of this book from the author and publisher through @NetGalley that in no way influenced this review. These are my honest thoughts.

Rosepoint Rating: Four point Five Stars Four point Five Stars

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Book Details:

Genre: Cozy Culinary Mysteries, Cozy Culinary Mystery, Amateur Sleuth Mysteries
Publisher: Kensington Books
ASIN: B0BGYV3W33
Print Length: 230 pages
Publication Date: June 27, 2023
Source: Publisher and NetGalley

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Barbara Ross-authorThe Author: Barbara Ross is the author of the Maine Clambake Mysteries and the Jane Darrowfield Mysteries. Her books have been nominated for multiple Agatha Awards for Best Contemporary Novel and have won the Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction. She lives in Portland, Maine. Readers can visit her website at http://www.barbararossauthor.com

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Hidden Beneath by Barbara Ross – #BookReview – #CozyCulinaryMysteries”

  1. Great review, Virginia. I also love this series and find that when they are set out of Busman’s Harbor I don’t enjoy them as much, but they are still good.

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