Clammed Up is a delightful beginning to the Maine Clambake Mystery series by Barbara Ross. From the start I was engrossed by the story and the hurdles..Show More » before protagonist Julia Snowden in her quest to save her family's clambake. I felt Julia's heartache as her troubles piled up. The reader did a superb job and the book ended with a cliffhanger of the sort that absolutely makes me want to go straight on to book 2 in the series. Highly recommended to cozy mystery readers.
Julia Snowden left her high powered New York job to help her family keep the Snowden Family Clambake making a profit, but she still plans to return to..Show More » her "real" job. She's already helped in one murder investigation, getting her boyfriend out of trouble. Now on the Founder's Day committee, she comes to the docks to check on the Snowden families giant Clam baking oven, just to find a human leg hanging out of the fire and her newest young employee, Cabe, running away from the scene. Drawn into the investigation once again, Julia sets out to prove that this nice young kid, Cabe, is definitely innocent.
I really have been enjoying this series. I like the atmosphere and food descriptions of the Maine coast and all of it's seafood. The cast of returning characters have really grown on me, and the situations and clues to this new mystery are done with suspense that kept me guessing, but definitely led me to the solution. I listened to this on audio and enjoyed the narration.