Published: February 23, 2021
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Source: Digital Copy from NetGalley
Available Formats: Digital, Print, and Audiobook
My Review: I have read bits and pieces of this series and have enjoyed every book. I should slap myself for not reading this series in its entirety.
This was a little different than the ones I’ve previously read as it takes place more in the neighboring town than on the clambake island. I enjoyed learning about oysters and how they start out and grow.
I cried at the ending. My heart hurts for Julia.
Recipes are included such as Banana Bread, Oyster Stuffing, and Baked Oysters.
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions expressed above are entirely my own.
NetGalley: In the ninth installment of the award-winning Maine Clambake Mystery series, Julia Snowden and the Snowden Family Clambake Company return for another case of mystery and murder in Maine–this time, Julia must uncover the murderer of an oyster farmer.
When oyster farmer Andie Greatorex is robbed of a bucket of oyster seed worth $35,000, she comes to Julia Snowden for help. Who wants to sink Andie’s successful business? Is it a rival oyster farmer, an ex-employee, a neighbor who objects to the oyster cages floating on the beautiful Damariscotta River, a lobsterman who feels pushed out by the farm leases, or someone from Andie’s personal life?
Then Andie turns up dead, floating by her dock in the SCUBA gear she wears when harvesting her oysters. Julia’s head start puts her in a perfect position to help her friends in the Maine State police major crimes unit with the investigation. But can Julia make sure the right suspect gets sent up the river before she ends up in a watery grave?