The Case of the Bouncing Grandma [NOOK Book]

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Reduced to watching new neighbors move in as a form of amusement, Glory Harper is stuck in a wheelchair with a broken leg, bored and itching for excitement. She just doesn?t expect it to come in the form of a foot dangling from the end of a carpet as it?s carried into her new neighbor?s house. Just when she thinks she?s finally gotten someone to take her seriously, Glory realizes Detective Rick Spencer, a Harrison Ford look-alike, appears more interested in her than in her story. The more Glory learns about her ...
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Overview

Reduced to watching new neighbors move in as a form of amusement, Glory Harper is stuck in a wheelchair with a broken leg, bored and itching for excitement. She just doesn’t expect it to come in the form of a foot dangling from the end of a carpet as it’s carried into her new neighbor’s house. Just when she thinks she’s finally gotten someone to take her seriously, Glory realizes Detective Rick Spencer, a Harrison Ford look-alike, appears more interested in her than in her story. The more Glory learns about her new neighbors, the more she realizes she’s stumbled onto something bigger than just a murder case. But by now she’s made enough enemies to put herself and her family in real danger. While she’s following what seems to be the obvious path to the culprits, the real criminals are closing in.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012136817
  • Publisher: Sheaf House Publishers, LLC
  • Publication date: 1/12/2011
  • Series: A Bouncing Grandma Mystery , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 103,757
  • File size: 311 KB

Meet the Author

Mother of two grown daughters and grandmother of three, A. K. Arenz has been writing since she was a child. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Arenz won the ACFW Carol Award for book 2 of the series, The Case of the Mystified M.D. She lives in Missouri with her husband and two Himalayan cats.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2012

    Just ok

    This book started out slow, picked up a bit towards the end only slightly. I was disappointed with it because all the reviews I read were really good but, I strongly disagree. It was just barely ok. The characters were not believable and at times rather irritating. Characters should have been developed more. I found it hard to even like them, especially Glory, she actually got on my nerves. I don't think i'll be reading any more books by this author.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2008

    A whole lot of fun

    This is a fun and entertaining read. First time author A. K. Arenz creates colorful characters with a splash of humor. The well-drawn plot begins on page one and paces pleasingly throughout the book. Protagonist Glory Harper is every kid's dream for a grandmother--she's fun loving, resourceful and mischievous. And she bounces right off a skateboard into a murder mystery that has moved into her neighborhood. Glory may have a broken leg, but that doesn't keep her from jumping headlong into cracking the case. Eventually her entire family gets involved in solving the crime. Supporting characters add interest to the unfolding mystery. Elements of suspense and romance provide a fresh perspective in each chapter, and the climax reveals a sophisticated Whodunit turn of events. The Case of the Bouncing Grandma is a fun, easy read with lots of depth. It's published by Sheaf House, which is synonymous with graphic readability. The font and type size are excellent for lowlight reading.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2008

    One to Watch

    Glory Harper is a character you will never forget. There is no doubt part of her will remind you of a friend or family member, or perhaps, yourself. The Case of the Bouncing Grandma is a quick and thoroughly delightful read. A. K. Arenz is one to watch in the future!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2008

    A Page-turner for Cozy Mystery Lovers

    A.K. Arenz's debut novel is an engaging cozy mystery with all the right elements--a quirky heroine, a possible love interest, and an odd assortment of supporting characters and suspects. Arenz has crafted a fine cozy with lovable characters that will keep you turning the pages.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2008

    Animated

    Protagonist Glory Harper is every kid¿s dream for a grandmother¿she¿s fun loving, resourceful and mischievous. And she bounces right off a skateboard into a murder mystery that has moved into her neighborhood. Glory may have a broken leg, but that doesn¿t keep her from jumping headlong into cracking the case, despite her nay saying sister. Eventually her entire family gets involved in solving the crime. The Case of the Bouncing Grandma is a fun, easy read with lots of depth. On top of that, it¿s published by Sheaf House, which is synonymous for graphic readability. The font and type size are excellent for lowlight reading. What¿s not to enjoy?

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2008

    I Love Lucy Meets Murder She Wrote

    Ms. Arenz has written a lively and entertaining mystery. Glory Harper is a charming and funny combination of Lucille Ball and Jessica Fletcher. A foot in a carpet? From chapter one this book moves in a quick entertaining manner and introduces a great collection of interesting characters. With a hunky Harrison Ford lookalike for a hero this is definitely a book worth reading!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2008

    Grandmas Have Lots of Fun

    THE CASE OF THE BOUNCING GRANDMA By A. K. Arenz Reviewed by Marion Kelley Bullock Glory Harper, stuck in a wheelchair with a broken leg, after a skateboarding accident, is bored¿ itching for excitement. So when she claims she sees a foot dangling from the back of a carpet, as it¿s being carried into her new neighbor¿s house next door, who¿s to believe her? Her sister and her daughter think she imagined it. But what about handsome Detective Rick Spencer? Is he taking her suspicions seriously, or is it simply her he¿s interested in? You¿ll enjoy Glory¿s antics in The Case of the Bouncing Grandma.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2008

    Debut Author - Great Read

    Fifty-something Glory Harper is confined to a wheelchair. Because she had an accident with a skateboard. Yep, you read that right. A skateboard. While she's healing, her main occupation has been watching her new neighbors move in next door. Weird things happen, and Glory's pastime escalates to intrigue when she spots a human foot dangling from the end of a rolled up carpet being hauled into the house. But no one believes her, especially the good-looking, blue-eyed detective who investigates her report of a murder. I am so proud to be reviewing this debut novel from a very talented friend. THE CASE OF THE BOUNCING GRANDMA is one of the best cozy mysteries I've come across in a while. Glory Harper is a delightful character smart, spunky, sassy and fun, and a little too aggressive for her own good. This book is fast-paced and written with snappy dialog and well-drawn characters. A.K. Arenz is a rising star and one to watch. Highly recommended.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2008

    The Case of the Bouncing Grandma - a review

    What would it be like to be a fifty-something grandmother stuck in a wheelchair, recovering from a broken leg, while new neighbors moved in next door? For Glory Harper, it¿s boring until she spies a foot dangling from the end of a carpet the movers are unloading from the moving van. The sight shocks Glory. Her daughter, Andi, fails to believe her mother causing Glory to question her own sanity¿until the movers walk past again and grandma Glory gets a second look. Convinced of what she has seen, Glory then tries to get sister Jane to believe her. Jane¿s reaction only spurs Glory to try to prove to everyone she is correct and at least one of the members of the new family next door is a murderer. Her task proves tougher than she had ever imagined. Even the police think the over-active grandmother has banged her head one too many times. Has there been a murder? Can Glory manage to make Detective Blue Eyes understand that she isn¿t seeing things before she runs him off? Only by reading A. K. Arenz¿s The Case of the Bouncing Grandma will you learn the outcome. Ms. Arenz has written a poignant story of a widow learning to allow her heart to flower again while in the midst of solving a mystery. The relationships between Glory, her daughter Andi, her grandson Seth, and her sister Jane are handled successfully, drawing the reader deeper into the story with each turn of a page of this easy-to-read flowing style of writing. Oh, and how did Glory Harper come to be called ¿Bouncing Grandma¿¿you¿ll have to read The Case of the Bouncing Grandma for yourself to find out. I can¿t wait for book two to come out.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2008

    A Joy to Read

    I never thought reading about a fifty-something grandmother, who was stuck in a wheelchair would interest me, but boy was I wrong! Grandma (Glory Harper) is recovering from a broken leg, which puts her in a position to keep a close eye on the new neighbors moving in on her block. Getting her kicks out of 'almost' spying on their routine, she catches sight of a FOOT hanging out of a rolled carpet the movers are pulling out of the van to take into the house! Trying to tell anyone what she saw, becomes an ordeal in itself, for who is going to believe her about a FOOT! Is it her sanity that is at question? Perhaps. That is, until the movers happen by to give her another peek. After talking to her daughter she is ready to ring up 911 to get to the bottom of everything, and that is when the story really takes off! Has there been a murder? Hmmm. Try telling the police about a dangling foot! Have you ever? Will Glory convince the detective? Now that she has seen him with his razzle blue eyes, she almost gets side-tracked, but only for a moment. The important thing is to convince him she was not seeing things. This story will keep you turning the pages as you note right away, Ms. Arenz, who has written a fast paced charmer has a way with words! It isn't always easy pulling in a love life of an older woman like Glory, but this author certainly did, and did it well. A must read for readers who enjoy tongue-in-cheek mysteries that they won't want to put down till they finish. I recommend 'The Case of the Bouncing Grandma' You won't be sorry you got it!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2008

    Wonderful and fun book!

    This is a great story by a talented debut author!!! Fun and quick to read, keeps you in suspense while laughing at the same time!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2012

    Stupid, simply stupid!!!!!!!!!

    Stupid, simply stupid!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2008

    Can a Wheelchair Confined Fifty Something Grandma Really Solve a Murder?

    Glory Harper is not your typical fifty-something grandmother. Rather, she is known as the ¿bouncing¿ grandma because ¿ well- I don¿t want to give away all the secrets!. Now, Glory is confined to a wheelchair with a broken leg and bored out of her mind after trying her hand at skateboarding. No one really believes Glory¿s theory that there¿s a dead body next door, based on her observation of a foot dangling from a rolled up carpet belonging to the new neighbors as they move in. Despite skepticism from her sister, Jane, her daughter, Andi, and even the handsome blue-eyed detective who investigates her claim, Glory is determined to prove her case. Suspense deepens as the new residents of small town Tarryton appear to be tied to a crime far more elaborate than harboring a dead body. Glory obtains her evidence simply by extending Christian friendship to the new neighbors along with a little Internet surfing. Glory and her sister Jane share a deep bond as sisters and best friends. The relationship between daughter Andi and grandson Seth is presented with humor intertwined skillfully with drama and real-life emotion. The promise of a potential budding romance for Glory adds depth to her character. Throw the town scoundrel and a past national scandal into the mix and you have a book that keeps you turning the pages until the end. A. K. Arenz has done a fine job of delivering a great story in this debut novel. I look forward to more work from this talented author.

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    Posted October 28, 2012

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