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Springtime Lily

I love reading books ever since I was a little girl! Nowadays I like to give my opinion on books I read, so I've started writing and blogging reviews. Favorites genres; Cozy Mysteries, Mysteries and Biographies.

Currently reading

Getting Old is Criminal (Gladdy Gold Mysteries)
Rita Lakin
The Body in the Library
Agatha Christie

Barbara Ross – Clammed Up

Clammed Up - Barbara  Ross

After reading so many good reviews on this book I decided I had to read it. It started out slow, something most reviews will tell you and it’s true. The murder happens quickly, which for me is a good thing. I don’t really like it when it happens around chapter 4 or 5 so to speak. But at one point the story quickly takes up and you are sucked into it. Many characters, but they are all well introduced and ties to each other also are explained throughout the book. Some in the beginning and others at the very end.


‘Clammed Up’ has a great coastal town, salty sea air feeling to it which you can relate to when reading the book. I personally love it when a writer spends as much time to paint the setting/scenery as they do to the plot. The plot itself is great, writing style is perfect, nothing too quick or too confusing! The murder is simple, but figuring out who did it is a whole different story. I had so many people in mind who could have done it. You know that moment when you think you have it all figured out? Well then bam it hits you, a plot twist and the whole idea you had is gone. This happens throughout the book. I never ever expected the murderer to be that person. I think it’s a well written mystery story that has it all. Family, memories, tension and lessons.


I love it and I can’t wait to get to Busman’s Harbor again as I will certainly read the next book!!