It’s only a week until the end of the Maine clambaking season when a worker with the Snowden Family Clambake is found dead under a wood pile. Julia is running the clambake and also directing the renovation of the old family mansion, vacant since 1929, on Morrow Island. When the contractors find a hidden room complete with a diary from 1898, Julia decides to investigate both mysteries in Sealed Off.
The addition of a historic mystery in Sealed Off makes it a compelling read. Both mysteries are intriguing and well-written. There are plenty of suspects and red herrings to sort out. It also contains five recipes cooked by characters in the book for:
- Greek Style Lamb Chops Sous Vide (which means sealed off like the title)
- Halibut Pizzaiola
- Slow Cooker Cioppino
- Olga’s Brownies (which sound deliciously homemade)
- Ma’s Pot Roast
Sealed Off is the eighth book in the Maine Clambake Mystery series. However, it can be read as a standalone. It is recommended for the realistic characters, timeliness of its plot, and the well-researched historic topics. 4 stars!
Thanks to Kensington Books and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.