Agnes Barton Senior Sleuth Mysteries Box Set, cozy mystery, books 1 - 3 [NOOK Book]

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Armed and Outrageous
Agnes Barton is not your typical senior citizen living in Tadium, MI, on the shores of Lake Huron. She drives a red hot Mustang, shops at Victoria's Secret, rankles local police officials, and has a knack for sticking ...
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Agnes Barton Senior Sleuth Mysteries Box Set, cozy mystery, books 1 - 3

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Overview

Agnes Barton mysteries books 1 - 3. For the price of one book you get TWO FREE! Limited Time: $2.99

Armed and Outrageous
Agnes Barton is not your typical senior citizen living in Tadium, MI, on the shores of Lake Huron. She drives a red hot Mustang, shops at Victoria's Secret, rankles local police officials, and has a knack for sticking her nose where it doesn't belong.

What does a murder that happened forty-three years ago have to do with missing tourist Jennifer Martin? Agnes makes it her personal mission to find out, and she's not letting the fact she's seventy-two get in the way. Butting heads with Sheriff Clem Peterson is something she's accustomed to, but lately Clem seems to be acting even more strange, making Agnes wonder what he may be hiding ala the Martin disappearance.

Agnes’ partner in crime, Eleanor Mason tags along, Watson to her Holmes.
Together, they unearth clues. If only Eleanor would behave, as although lovable, she has a knack for getting into trouble by tangling with her rival, Dorothy Alton, or flirting with anyone—male or female—and gossiping! She's incorrigible, but she does carry a Pink Lady revolver in her purse, one that has proved useful at times.

Life for Agnes and Eleanor is shaken up when Agnes' former boss and secret crush comes to Tadium. Before long, the lady sleuths have more on their hands to contend with as goons roll into town and bullets begin to fly.
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Grannies, Guns and Ghosts
Senior snoop, Agnes Barton, has taken up residence in a Winnebago at a campground in East Tawas, Michigan. It’s not the ideal place for a woman of seventy-two to live, but she’s making do. She had planned to start a detective agency with partner in crime, Eleanor Mason, but a snag with the license has them free wheeling it, not that it matters because they are the ones folks call when dead bodies turn up.

A frantic phone call has Agnes and Eleanor racing to the scene of yet another crime scene. Herman Butler has fallen to his death from a third story window, and the widow, Betty Lou, is beside herself with either grief or competing for the Oscars, and it’s up to Agnes and Eleanor to unravel the mystery, which gets more interesting when a ghost is listed as a possible suspect.

This time around, Agnes and Sheriff Peterson can agree, the widow is nuts, but wait, a few days later the ghost ship, Erie Board of Trades, was spotted off the shores of Lake Huron. Ghost hunters, G.A.S.P., hightail it into town, and East Tawas is overrun with ghost sightings.

Agnes and Eleanor must sort fact from fantasy before another body is found or a curse is realized.

Senior Snoops
True to his words, Sheriff Clem Peterson sends Agnes Barton and Eleanor Mason packing to Florida via a Cessna, but things go haywire when during a fuel stop, two men shoot the pilot. Agnes springs into action slamming the door just as shots are fired while Frank Alton jumps into the cockpit flying them out of there.

When they land in Florida, they’re asked tough questions by Putner and Palmer from Homeland Security. They keep asking if they found a packet on board the plane, a packet that Agnes has tucked in her purse, but they never mention what’s in the packet. She decides to hold onto it; after all it contains twenty-five thousand in cash.

Sheriff Calvin Peterson, Sheriff Clem Peterson’s brother, picks them up from the airport in Florida, but tells them the bad news. His brother Clem made arrangements for them to stay at Sunny Brooke Retirement Village and work as the hired help to pay for their room and board. They go unwillingly, but discover in town that two maids have disappeared at Sunny Brooke.

It’s a race against the clock; will Agnes and Eleanor solve the case of the missing maids and finally figure out what happened to their pilot before they also show up on a milk jug?

Also by Madison Johns
Pretty and Pregnant (Kimberly Steele novella).
Coffin Tales Season of Death (YA short story collection).
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148574064
  • Publisher: Madison Johns
  • Publication date: 10/2/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 3,546
  • File size: 958 KB

Meet the Author

Madison Johns burst onto the writing scene in 2012 and writes quirky books featuring a zany cast of characters, writing in both the mystery and romance genre.

She’s best known for her Agnes Barton senior sleuth mystery series featuring Agnes’ larger than life sidekick, Eleanor Mason. The series depicts two elderly ladies digging up clues with enough laugh aloud antics to make James Bond blush.

Madison Johns is a member of Sisters in Crime.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    great and fun characters

    I truly enjoy the ladies in these books. Agnes et al are smart, independent, and gutsy women. I love that. It is nice to have woman of a certain age represented in this manner.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2013

    Off with a bang

    This was a quick & fun start to this senior snoop series. The characters roll from one predicament to another...proving not all seniors are sedentary. A little light romance thrown in makes the reading more fun

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2014

    While I hoped to enjoy reading a book with women of a certain ag

    While I hoped to enjoy reading a book with women of a certain age as the protagonists and pretty good plots,
    I did not enjoy the poor use of English.  Were these books (particularly the third) edited?   Were the books
    written or spoken to a computer voice "translation" program?  That might explain the ridiculous homonyms
    but not the many grammatical mistakes and lack of knowledge of prepositions and their objects.  The errors
    made a chore out of reading for me.  I only hope the later books in the series, which I may read, are treated with more care.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2014

    I was so disappointed-I will not read a book that uses Gods name

    I was so disappointed-I will not read a book that uses Gods name in vain which the first book in the box set did-erased it from my nook



    2 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2014

    Outstanding

    By page 18 of the first book I was calling my 74 year old mom telling she had to get these books. She loved them as much as I did. Keep up the good work on these books by letting everybody know that just because a person gets older it does not mean they stop living! God bless you for showing us younger people that seniors Rule!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2014

    Directory, map, ect.

    Map~<br>Result 1-Directory, map, ect.<br>Result 2-6*-Camp<b>Result 7-Medicene den<br>Result 11-Warriors den<br>Result 14-Leaders den<br>Result 15 onward-Forest with river running through it<p>Directory~<br>LightClan territory is at 'agnes' all results (mostly first 30 results)<br>Biographies are at 'biography of light' all results<p>Rules~<br>1. Be polite, so no ooc** fighting, bullying, ect. You can cause trouble ic***<br>2. If there is a fight, no godmodding<br>3. We are a realistic Clan so no powers, no weird pelts. Ask about eyes, idk yet.<br>4. Have fun! This isn't meant to be so restrictive as much as outline so basic common sense things. Talk to the leader if you want to do a large Clanwide plot please.<p>
    Thanks and let's keep this a camp open for everyone!<br>~&Delta<_>usk&sect<_>tar<p>*other results for camp include, but not limited to, results 8-10, 12, 13, 18, 21, 22, and 26<br>
    **ooc=out of character, so not rp talk<br>
    ***ic=in character, so rp talk

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2014

    Comfy read

    what can I say - I'm old and these 2 ladies are too....I understand!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2014

    don't waste your money.

    I usually love "cozy mysteries", but the first I read was not well written, and rambled way too much. I never even bothered to finish it. The second seemed a bit better, but I haven't finished it either. Too bad. It seemed such a good buy. I guess you get what you pay for!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2014

    Love it

    oh my, all my friends who love a good laugh and a mystery needs to read these , they are hilarious . I love them and looking forward to reading more of these elderly mystery sleuths.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2014

    Good premise but poor execution. I bought this set because the c

    Good premise but poor execution.
    I bought this set because the concept was intriguing. The first book was very roughly written, but often an author takes a little while to find the characters' voices. The second book was no better and by the third book I was firmly convinced that the author has had no formal education in English usage or dialogue. The author's grammatical usage is terrible. This person cannot seem to write a simple declarative sentence correctly, let alone a paragraph. These books were truly painful to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2014

    Good read, Believable characters.

    I really enjoyed the first book, Armed and Outrageous. It's a book I would put in my Quick Read & Light Escape, Comedy plus Mystery area. Agnes, the main character, is likable and gutsy. Her sidekick, Eleanor, meant to be a free-thinker who says whatever is on her mind, whenever, comes across less believable for me (and I also spent time working with the elderly, as the author did). The rest of the characters are hit & miss, as are a few points in the plot. But as a light read, the first book was fun and I liked it. The second book, Grannies, Guns, & Ghosts, wasn't as good as the first. The plot twists seemed too much, and finally, some of the antagonism between characters just wore thin! I started the third book, Senior Snoops, but have yet to finish it. If you like light, comedic mysteries, with our often over-looked senior citizens in the starring roles, these books may be for you. They have problems, but if, like me, you're usually not too picky about that to get a light, escape read, try these books.

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  • Posted May 9, 2014

    Love the stories.

    Check it out! Found the older women funny!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2014

    Pretty good to read

    It reminded me of my grandmother and her friends, and all the trouble they could cause. The low points are poor grammar, poor word usage, and atrocious editing. Wow. I wonder if the printed books are edited as poorly.

    Some of the phrasing is over used and a better editor would have made this series more believable and funny. There is nothing a little better proof reading would not fix.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2014

    Amusing, easy read

    I have only read the 1st book, but it was very good. I liked the unpredictability of the plot. I just hate to read a mystery and be able to figure it out before the end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2014

    A time filler

    I was expecting a book filled with Senior stories---not a book by someone who only 'thinks' it is about Seniors. Speaking as a Senior, it is impossible to imagine myself doing almost ANY of the things the writer writes about. Some of the dialogue could be true, most of it is what a younger person thinks we say and talk about. If you want 'fluff' to read, go to Janet Evanovich, she is funny in a little more 'age' acceptable way. This trio of stories just does not ring true.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2014

    Loved these books.

    I absolutely loved these stories. I laughed so hard a times that I had tears running down my face. Hard to believe since these are mysteries. Had a hard time putting them down. Would highly recommend them to any one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2014

    Good

    I like mysteries and this was good, I didn't like the raw language of their sexual encounters. Would have been excellent but for that.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2014

    Fun series

    I enjoyed the series, havjing the older people envolved in life, not just being couch potatoes.

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  • Posted May 2, 2014

    recommend but with a caveat.

    funny, however dialogue needs to be more like how senior women speak.
    The senior women aren't representative of seniors.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2014

    Edit and proof

    Could eventually be good if the someone could do a lot of editing.

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