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Iced Under
Iced Under | Barbara Ross
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The snow is deep in Maines Busmans 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 arrivesheating up February with an unexpected case of murder . . . Inside the mystery package is an enormous black diamond necklace that once belonged to Julias great-grandmother and disappeared in the 1920s. Who could have sent itand why? Julias search for clues takes her on a perilous journey through her mothers troubled family history, from a squabble over the family fortune in frozen water to the recent unexplained death of Jacquelines long-lost cousin Hughwhod been missing and presumed drowned for more than forty years. To protect her mothers inheritance, Julia must fend off a small army of feuding relatives, solve the mystery surrounding Hughs demise, and get back home before the next blizzard buries them all . . . Praise for Musseled Out This cozy series continues to stand out with its exceptional plotting, intriguing storylines, and authentic detailing of the lobstering life. RT Book Reviews
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kpowers784
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I loved the plot. We get to learn more about Julia's mom's family. It was a great read. My favorite of the series so far.

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Lea
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I didn‘t read this series in order and wish I had. It‘s such a great cast of characters. I love Julia and her sleuthing skills. I love that the main mystery is her family, finding them and tracking down answers. It was a really good mystery, I think I‘ll check out others in the series. #readwomen #cozymystery #readharderchallenge - cozy mystery

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mabell
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I was expecting a light cozy murder mystery in Maine, but this was a much deeper story. Decades old family secrets are unearthed, facilitated by reappearance of the long missing Black Widow diamond necklace.

It is a very personal story, more about the details of the family than a typical murder mystery.

batsy I enjoyed this one, too! 12mo
mabell @batsy Have you read any of her books? I LOVE Maine, which is what drew me to this one 😊 12mo
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batsy
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Needed some light reading after The Story of a Brief Marriage. Got this via NetGalley and it fit the bill for a #palatecleanser. This was cosy and pleasant; interesting enough for a mystery, with a warm but not cheesy happy ending and well-developed characters. There's also some delicious food involved and recipes at the back. I liked it well enough to consider reading the others in the Maine Clambake series the next time I need something fun.

LauraBrook I just rediscovered the first in this series in a stack yesterday! (I think I need a cozies-only bookshelf, they tend to get lost.) 3y
batsy @LauraBrook That would be a lovely shelf! I'm probably going to give the first one a try at some point. (And I'd like an extra life where I can read cozies all day with an unlimited supply of coffee and pastries.) 3y
LauraBrook @batsy Heck yes to the extra life part!!! 🤘🏼 3y
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Kwizgiver
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Part of the Maine Clambake series, outside the usual cast of characters. A good installment to the series with room for more!

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Pinkmeghan
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I finished this cute #cozymystery tonight. A series set on the Maine coast during the February nor'easters? Sign. Me. Up. I'm sure it will horrify @mrsmarch that I read this one (book 5) before any others in the series, but what can I say? It called to me. Also #blamemrbook 😂

MrBook Yaaaay!!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 I'm so happy you've read a #TBRtemptation. It brings a tear of joy to my eye ☺️. 3y
Thedrunkstrawberry I'm always looking for a good cozy mystery series. I can't wait to check this one out!!! 3y
mrsmarch I am suitably horrified, altho 2 of my most favorite series I started mid-stream and had to go back and start over -- Amelia and Brother Cadfael. I'm actually more horrified you read it DURING A NOREASTER. 3y
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Pinkmeghan Thanks @MrBook I'll be returning this to the library today so any other Littens in my library loan network will have their #tbrtemptation chance! 😂 3y
Pinkmeghan @Thedrunkstrawberry this one was cute! And you could tell that the author knew the area they were writing about which I always think is a plus! 3y
Pinkmeghan @mrsmarch ha I knew you would be! 😂 it was actually pretty good, and you can tell the author is a Mainer, no off the wall generalizations about New Englanders or crazy geography. 3y
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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Pinkmeghan
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No no, don't worry, I've got plenty of room. 🙄

cathysaid Kind of them to let you live there. 3y
mrsmarch *squints* Is that Angel? And.....tolerating Rosie? 3y
Pinkmeghan Ha I agree @cathysaid It's their house I just live here 😂 3y
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Pinkmeghan @mrsmarch yes to both, they usually don't mind each other these days unless Rosie gets a bit sassy with Angel. 3y
mrsmarch @Pinkmeghan Don't sass Angel, Rosie, you won't win. 3y
Pinkmeghan @mrsmarch one of these days, she'll get that memo. 😂 3y
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Pinkmeghan
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This is an accurate depiction of me and my husband. Substitute "Meghan" for "Steph" and then it's ?

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Pinkmeghan
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Part of it certainly could be that a cozy about a Maine Clambake company set in the winter is like catnip to a New Englandah, but all 7 copies being out at once? I #blameMrBook #nowiwait

MrBook 😂😂😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻!!! Oh nooo! Make that hold! 😉👍🏻 3y
Pinkmeghan @MrBook I'm the 8th hold! 🤣 3y
Pinkmeghan Also @mrsmarch I draw your attention to the attached cozy. It feels like something you need to acquire. 😂 3y
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mrsmarch @Pinkmeghan This is a 5th in the series! Gotta start at the beginning if you start anywhere.... 3y
kspenmoll Thinking we all need a "cozy" right now! 3y
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MrBook
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#TBRtemptation post! (I have to say, clam and lobsterbakes are the best! 😁👌🏻!) Here's a wintry #cozymystery for you. Julia Snowden receives a mysterious package in the mail containing her great-grandmother's black diamond necklace lost since the '20s. In trying to find out who sent it, she has to fend off feuding relatives, solve her uncle's mysterious death, & avoid really bad weather. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

ReadingOver50 Love cozies ❤️ 3y
Pinkmeghan Ohhh I need to request that!!!! 3y
BeckyD This sounds good. 3y
LitsyGoesPostal 😊👍🏻 3y
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