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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...

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Armed and Outrageous (An Agnes Barton Senior Sleuths Mystery, #1)

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Overview

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 are shaken up when Agnes' former boss and secret crush comes to Tadium. Before long, the lady sleuths have more on their hands to content with as goons roll into town and bullets begin to fly.

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Editorial Reviews

N.A. Cornelius
I must confess, this book had me laughing out loud in places where I wasn't supposed to. In the park, a couple got up from the bench where I was sitting and moved. Then I had two things to laugh at. . .


I digress . . .


This is a wonderful book! The two ladies, Agnes Barton and Eleanor Mason are supposed to be . . . . ehem. . . . elderly or older sleuths, but they certainly didn't act like it! When it came cracking what was considered a major crime wave in their c
Mel Piff
As mysteries go, this is probably not your grandmother's "cozy," but it may be your grandmother! Agnes Barton, a 72 year-old widow, is sometimes down, but never out. She's got a hot car and a hotter wardrobe, and an insatiable desire for...justice. While there have been other elderly female sleuths - Agatha Christie's Miss Marple comes immediately to mind - I doubt there have been the likes of Agnes Barton and her side-kick Eleanor Mason. Not content to sip tea and eat a crumpet or two, Agnes is
Karen Vance Hammond
Superb! ---Action packed humor leaps off every page. You will laugh until your sides hurt. Author Madison Johns, Armed and Outrageous is a wittingly funny tale of two elderly best friends Agnes and Eleanor who in a quant Michigan town investigate the whereabouts of a missing woman. Are they smarter than the authorities are? Can they pull this off while bickering over dentures, arthritis, and varicose veins? This is a story you do not want to pass up. It is fantastic--- Diabolic entertaining at i
Dan Amsden
I really enjoyed this book. You said it took you 4 years to write, well it was a great story, not many writers can keep my attention, but you did, keep up the good work and shift into high gear and write more.

I would recommend it to anyone who likes Janet Evanovich, Sue Grafton, Debbie Macomber, Joanne Fluke, Danelle Helget and my very favorite female author Linda Howard
Terry Crawford Palardy
It was my privilege to proofread this book before publication.

Armed and Outrageous is a funny, warm, charming story of two mature women who have experienced life's losses but have come out stronger and wiser. Madison Johns has captured their enthusiasm, their confidence, their courage and their friendship, telling a good story while bringing the reader into the world of today's 'spunky seniors.'
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781475271096
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Pages: 278
  • Sales rank: 422,081
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Madison Johns spent most of her childhood locked inside her head. She preferred to distance herself from other children her age, and had been described as a dreamer. Even as a small child, she remembers staying awake many a night fighting dragons, whisked away to foreign lands, or meeting the man of her dreams, if only in her head.

Her caring nature led her to the healthcare field where she was employed as a nursing care assistant at a nursing home, and it was there that she was inspired to write her first cozy mystery, Armed and Outrageous.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2014

    Didn't meet expectations.

    From the advertising blurb I expected something a little less childish. Interactions of mature adults were foolish, without purpose, not particularly funny, and unrelated to the story line. Mature does not need to mean stodgy but these characters were annoyingly teen like. Basic story was predictable and also hard to believe. What kind of group would hold onto this kind of product for a year? What 70 year old woman would have that much concern about what her peers would think. Speaking as a senior citizen myself I found the portrayal of these seniors as very cliched instead of entertaining.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 29, 2013

    Title: Armed and Outrageous (Agnes Barton Mystery Book 1) Author

    Title: Armed and Outrageous (Agnes Barton Mystery Book 1)
    Author: Madison Johns
    Publisher: Outrageous Books
    Kindle Edition Published: 4-29-2012
    Pages: 262


    Agnes Barton, a young 72 year old senior citizen greets life had on with an attitude. She stumbles from the bed and promptly knocks her false teeth off the nightstand and under the bed. Retrieving them and placing the back into the denture cup and heads to the shower trying not to trip over her cat Dutchess. She wears Victoria Secret garments and vivid colors, drives a red mustang and sports a rose tattoo on her shoulder. No demure Grandma here.

    Eleanor Mason, 82, Agnes' best friend and quite a gossip leaves her a message informing her another woman has disappeared without a trace. Agnes drives to Roy Robinson's local Bait and Tackle shop to purchase a paper. The odious Roy makes a parting offensive suggestion ensuring he will never be one of your favorite characters. As Agnes reads the new article she remembers another young woman's disappearance. Someone who was not a stranger, but rather someone dear to her heart, her granddaughter, Sophie vanished while out jogging one day while visiting her grandmother the year before.

    When her husband Tom, a State Trooper, died 30 years earlier of a heart attack, Agnes needed a job to support herself and help put her two children through college. The job market for women was so poor that Agnes began her own business. Cleaning the homes of others. No one notice what they said or did around her and she gathered information like a sponge. Then she went to work for the attorney Andrew Hart. Hart hired Agnes to gather information for him Agnes. She learned her detective skills from gathering the information for her friend and employer. Putting that skill to use Agnes has been looking at every disappearance as a stepping stone to finding out what happened to her granddaughter.

    Checking out the area where the latest woman disappeared Agnes and Eleanor discover blood on the grass and an athletic shoe with a chain and the missing woman's initials hanging from it. Calling the sheriff she is told to back off and that the law will handle it. Considering that they will not even consider something could have happened to the woman yet Agnes tells him to forget it and that she will be investigating herself.

    Following a hunch Agnes and Eleanor travel down a dirt path, barely wide enough for the car to travel down, they find a cabin and three young people. Asking some questions they find out that Jennifer Martin, the missing woman had been staying at the cabin and had gone off to the Quick Stop and never returned. When asked if Jennifer left anything there, one of the boys gives Agnes her backpack. Arriving back to Eleanor's home the check out the items in the backpack and discover the girl really did have a severe heart condition that required medication which she left behind and a red velvet box that held an item that surprised them.

    Next they make plans to interview the girls father who is staying at the only inn in town. An inn that is supposedly haunted by the family that was murdered there back in 1968. In fact the father is staying in the just renovated room the mother had been killed in. When she enters the dining room and spies William Martin and approaches him to question him about his daughter's disappearance. She dumbfounded to find her former boss and romantic interest Andrew Hart is there with William Martin. Offended by some of the questions Agnes asked Martin goes to the police and reports Agnes.

    Believe me if you had a Grandmother like Agnes or Eleanor you would never have a boring life. I hope I can grow up to be just like them. You will laugh so much at their antics even as you follow them as they ignore the law's orders to back off. They do what anyone would do for family. They go where angels far to tread to trace down every clue no matter where it leads. From the dark woods to the sex store hidden in the back of bikini shop, with a stop for Eleanor to indulge in an ice cream brawl with her favorite nemesis. They go toe to toe with anyone necessary to find out what happened to Jennifer in the hopes of finding answers to what happened to Sophie the year before and the three other women they know of in between. Hold your breath because you are in for a wild ride, but I promise you will enjoy every minute of it. Be warned there are a few words sparingly used that might offend some, but they are few and far between. When your finished be sure to pick up book 2, Grandmas, Guns and Ghosts.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2014

    Enjoyed.

    I really enjoyed this book. It's wonderful to read stories were older people don't give up. Reminds me of my grandparents.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2014

    FUNNY!!!!

    Agnes is hilarious!! I am looking for more books with her!! Easy and fast read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2014

    R

    I liked the book. Just purchased the next 2 in the series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2014

    Laugh out loud funny - though totally implausable!!

    Fast, fun read. Good mystery - but a 20 year old couldn't survive half of what Agnes goes through. Delightful depiction of sexual attraction in the later years, which definitely added to the laughs!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2014

    FANTASTIC

    Funny, well written, wonderful whodoneit

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 21, 2014

    I'll pass.

    Decent plot, should have been a good book. However, writing was choppy and disjointed. Character development inconsistent and sloppy. Will not read this author again.

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  • Posted November 21, 2014

    So much potential wasted

    An ideal formula for a very successful series. So many writers mistake humor for silliness and bawdiness. Let the characters be older ladies that maintain a sense of humor with decorum and you'd have a much better story line. This book portrays women of a certain age as out of control and demented. The majority are funny, curious, and responsible.could use some editing, also. Older ladies have a much better grasp of the English language.

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  • Posted September 2, 2014

    I enjoy the characters, a quick moving mystery.

    I enjoy the characters, a quick moving mystery.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2014

    Very Enjoyable

    Love, love, love these books. The ladies are a hoot when solving murders. These two characters remind me of my best friend and myself and my friend is from East Tawas so it's great to read of places I know well. The plots are so well done and the characters well developed. A great read all the was around.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2014

    JosieMoss

    Enjoyed reading this book so very much. It's funny and entertaining. Would highly recommend it to anyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2014

    Love reading cozy mysteries

    I really enjoyed these senior ladies snooping around. Lol

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2014

    A great fun read

    Loved the senior sleuths. We can also do things like the younger generation.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2014

    Enjoyable

    This a series I would follow. Gets funny and quirky as you keep going.

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  • Posted August 30, 2012

    How can I get it on my Nook?

    How can I get it on my Nook?

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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