Monday 22 February 2016

Fogged Inn (A Maine Clambake Mystery #4) by Barbara Ross

Special.... 2 reviews for Fogged Inn.......
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 on earth dining at the restaurant bar, so naturally Julia finds herself at the center of the ensuing investigation. Lost in the November fog, however, is who’d want to kill the unidentified stranger—and why. It might have something to do with a suspicious group of retirees and a decades-old tragedy to which they’re all connected. One thing’s for sure: Julia’s going to make solving this mystery her early bird special… (Summary via Goodreads)

WOW !!  Barbara Ross does it yet again with her latest book, Fogged Inn.  This is the 4th book in her Maine Clambake Mystery series and I have to say they just keep getting better.

Wth every new book in this series you get to know Julia, her friends and family more and fall in love with them all over again.    You see the relationship between Julia and Chris grow, you meet a group of older residents that are thrown together one night at the restaurant that Julia and Chris have opened for the long cold winter months, and of course, there is a dead body in the walk-in cooler.

As  you read this book you will be amazed at how Barbara Ross keeps you on the edge of your seat turning the pages faster and faster.  Also the way she links things and brings it full circle is mind blowing !!

I love Busman's Harbor.  I never want to leave it.  When reading these books, I feel like I am a resident and a friend of the family... be it a silent friend because they never listen to me.   Ross is very good at opening the reader's imagination......  Once you read these books, I promise you that you will never want to leave either.

I also LOVE how at the end of the book, there are recipes that came up in the story and Ross writes a little about the recipes telling you how Chris makes the dish..... like he is REAL....  

Reviewed by Missi S.

I love how Fogged Inn book four of A Maine Clambake Mystery starts. It gets you prepared for the cold winter that is fast approaching Busman's Harbor, Maine. You have a chilly night, icy fog, and a lobster stew on at Gus Too which Julia and Chris her boyfriend run at night for the dinner crowd. But this night is different. Guests are sparse because of the bad weather except for four older couples who came in to eat and use their gift certificates before they expired. And they don't seem to know each other which is weird because it is such a small town. Or do they???

The next morning Julia and Chris wake up to Gus, their landlord yelling up the stairs about a dead guy in the walk in freezer! No one knows who the dead guy is and to boot there had been an accident the night before that shut down Main Street. Also, they can't find the second driver? Are these events connected or is it just coincidence? Julia has caught herself in the middle of another mystery that she must solve before someone else ends up in a deep freeze. But little does she know that the events that just took place may have opened up old wounds and a tragedy long ago that some want to stay buried.

This book will have you on the edge of your seat with all the twists and turns as well as hungry. The recipes in the back of the book are to die for, no pun intended of course. 

I am looking forward to the next book in A Maine Clambake mystery.

Reviewed by Penny

1 comment:

  1. This is a fabulous series if you want to get swept away and go on a vacation to Maine each time you open the book. I am finishing up book 3 of the series and can't wait to buy Fogged Inn soon!