Name: Barbara Ross
Twitter: @barbross
Book: The Death of an Ambitious Woman, released August 18, 2010
Five Star/Gale/Cengage Learning ISBN-13: 978-1-59414-898-9
Bio: The Death of an Ambitious Woman is Barbara Ross’ first novel. Her short stories, “New Derby, New Year’s Eve” (which features the same characters as the novel) and “Winter Rental”, have appeared in anthologies of New England crime stories published by Level Best Books. “Winter Rental” won an honorable mention for the Al Blanchard Award sponsored by the New England chapters of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.
Barbara and her husband divide their time between Somerville, Massachusetts and Boothbay Harbor, Maine. She is the editor of She Dunnit! the newsletter of the New England Sisters in Crime.
Barb is also one of the editors of Level Best Books @levelbestbooks


About J.A. Hennrikus/Julianne Holmes

J.A. (Julie) Hennrikus wears two hats. With her arts administrator hat, she is the Executive Director of StageSource and teaches as adjunct faculty at Emerson College. Wearing her other hat, she is a mystery writer. Her short stories have been published by Level Best Books: “Tag, You’re Dead” in THIN ICE, “Her Wish” in DEAD CALM, and “The Pendulum Swings, Until It Doesn’t” in BLOOD MOON. She publishes the Clock Shop Mystery Series under the name Julianne Holmes. JUST KILLING TIME, the first in the series, was published in Oct 2015 and was nominated for a BEST FIRST NOVEL Agatha award. CLOCK AND DAGGER will be released in August 2016. She is a social media fan, and tweets under @JulieHennrikus. She is an avid theater goer and a member of Red Sox nation. Her website is, and she blogs with,, and Write to Live/Live to Write (
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