Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library

Beloved Maine author brings mystery to the Library

Fri, 07/07/2023 - 9:45am

Story Location:
4 Oak Street
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
United States

    Join us on the Library lawn on Friday, July 14 at 1 p.m. for an unforgettable afternoon with popular mystery author Barbara Ross discussing her newest book “Hidden Beneath.” 

    Register to have lunch with Ms. Ross, one of the Boothbay region’s most beloved mystery authors in the Great Room of the library at noon; and at 1 p.m. all are welcome to join us on the lawn for a book talk and signing of Ross’s 11th novel in the wildly popular Maine Clambake Mystery series. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers to delve deeper into Barbara’s fascinating characters and writing. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

    Noon lunch registration is required, space is limited, register for free (bring your own lunch) or choose a specialty lunch catered by Eventide for $12. Register by Wednesday, July 12 in-person or by calling the library at 207-633-3112. No registration required for Author Talk on the lawn.

    About the author: Barbara Ross is the author of the Maine Clambake Mysteries. Her books have been nominated for multiple Agatha Awards for Best Contemporary Novel and have won the Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction. Barbara’s Maine Clambake novellas are included along with stories by Leslie Meier and Lee Hollis in holiday anthologies from Kensington Publishing. Barbara and her husband live in Portland, Maine.

    About “Hidden Beneath” - (book 11 in the Maine Clambake Mysteries) - Julia 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.

    “…a cleverly crafted, character-driven whodunit that engages readers both intellectually and emotionally. The pace is swift, the dialogue is sharp, and Ross’ artful prose evokes a strong sense of place and brings her characters to life.” - Crimespree Magazine.