Miz Scarlet and the Vanishing Visitor (A Scarlet Wilson Mystery) [NOOK Book]

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A pleasant night in Bay Head, NJ, unexpectedly turns dangerous as Scarlet Wilson heads for home after a delightful weekend at the Jersey Shore with boyfriend Kenny "Captain Peacock" Tolliver. A terrified teenager, chased by a homicidal maniac, clings to her car, refusing to let go of the moon roof. What do you do when a determined killer comes at the girl attached to your windshield, knife in hand? If you're Miz Scarlet, you get creative and put the pedal to the metal, even as ...

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Miz Scarlet and the Vanishing Visitor (A Scarlet Wilson Mystery)

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Overview

A pleasant night in Bay Head, NJ, unexpectedly turns dangerous as Scarlet Wilson heads for home after a delightful weekend at the Jersey Shore with boyfriend Kenny "Captain Peacock" Tolliver. A terrified teenager, chased by a homicidal maniac, clings to her car, refusing to let go of the moon roof. What do you do when a determined killer comes at the girl attached to your windshield, knife in hand? If you're Miz Scarlet, you get creative and put the pedal to the metal, even as the cars pile up in your wake.

That wild ride begins a journey of discovery for newly-orphaned Jenny Mulroney, the teenager who cared for her mother through her now-finished battle with cancer. The wicked stepfather has chased the girl out of her home and onto the road. Frightened and fending off unsavory characters with her wits, Jenny has no one to turn to and nowhere to go, until Miz Scarlet shows up and takes her home to the Four Acorns Inn, the family bed & breakfast she runs in Cheswick, CT.

While security expert Kenny delves into Jenny's secret past, searching for clues and the New Jersey State Police investigate a series of related crimes, the teenager begins to find her way again. Ready to start college with Miz Scarlet's help, busy earning her keep at the inn, Jenny's been less than honest about what happened before that crazed killer attacked. Now she's putting everyone in peril.

What does all this have to do with a bar of organic soap said to have healing powers? When uncut diamonds stolen in a heist turn up encased in lavender glycerine, it's more intrigue than Miz Scarlet can resist. With the help of the elderly "Googins girls", her brother Bur (better known as Colonel Grey Poupon), and Larry, the foxy female homicide investigator, the intrepid sleuth is hot on the trail, determined to solve the mystery. (Novella)

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045266178
  • Publisher: Sara M. Barton
  • Publication date: 9/2/2013
  • Series: A Scarlet Wilson Mystery , #2
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 7,953
  • File size: 195 KB

Meet the Author

Sara M. Barton is the author of several fast-paced mystery and thriller series, featuring lively characters and lots of action. "Miz Scarlet" (Scarlet Wilson Mystery series) is a teacher-turned-innkeeper, who throws herself into danger with a feisty determination to make things right, relying on cohorts like "Captain Peacock" and "Colonel Grey Poupon" to help her solve the clues. Deputy Gabby Grimm (Gabby Grimm Fairy Tale Mystery series) protects the citizens of Latimer Falls, where there are more cows, goats, and chickens than people, and she has her hands full when terrorists, organized criminals, and other bad guys wreak havoc with the peaceful village of Latimer Falls, Vermont. Sydney Stansfield (Off-the-Books Mystery series), an artist and interior decorator, is the sidekick of FBI Special Agent Henry Hartman, and she is often dragged into crises that result from his investigations. Bea Jones, a former bookstore manager, is the beleaguered wife of Benedick, a CIA officer forced into early retirement, and they bicker their way through a myriad of intelligence situations of Shakespearean proportions, even as they run their Vermont bed and breakfast, hosting a variety of spies, operatives, and even a couple of war refugees.The author's passion for writing fiction comes through each tale. "There is nothing sweeter than sticking characters in the hot seat and making them find their way out of the darkness. I'm fascinated by human behavior and I love to see characters grow as they go through tough times. Life is never fair, but I believe in heroes, those people who don't take no for an answer, who put the greater good ahead of 'me, me, me'. But most of all, I enjoy a good story, seasoned with action, memorable characters, unpredictable behavior, and a monkey wrench big enough to jam up the best laid plans. It's the perfect human storm."
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2013

    Well written and edited. Convoluted.

    This was a 120 page, free, well written, and edited book. Sex was implied, mildly detailed violence. No cursing. Cruelty to animals. No cursing. Very convoluted. Sometimes confusing. It was almost as if pages were missing in certain portions, but the page numbers were in sequence. The author tried very hard to be funny and the humor came across as contrived. There's alot of characters in this book and the author uses titles, first and last names, pet names, abbreviated names,and nicknames. ( even with the animals) It was hard to remember who was who. Which interupted the flow. This was a relatively fast read. The story seemed to take off in one direction, forget were it was headed, then start over again on a different path. There is an incredible amount of conversation packed into this book. It reminded me of a modern day, southern, aristocratic Beverly Hillbillies with Ellie May instead of granny as matriarch. This book did not appeal to me. I doubt if I will read anything else by this author. Humorous mystery genre. For ages 14 and up.

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    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2013

    Boring

    Too sappy

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 30, 2013

    4 STARS I enjoyed this novella bringing back some familiar char

    4 STARS

    I enjoyed this novella bringing back some familiar characters like Miz Scarlet and were loveable family and introducing some new characters that we learn more about them. Miz Scarlet and her brother are always throwing out insults back and forth that really seam like real relatives do. (especially noticed it reading the day after Thanksgiving with my family)Their is a lot of love with their family, friends and even guests of the bed and breakfast.

    Most of the story happens in Cheswick, CT. at their Four Acorns Inn. The setting sounds nice.

    The suspense is good and you are not sure who or what they were caught up in. Miz Scarlet was kept being told to leave it with the police but she could not stop trying to figure out who and why they were after Jenny.

    The one thing I don't like about a lot of Sara M Barton's novels are their covers. It is surprising how covers even on a ebook matter too me.

    My emotions were engaged into the characters. I found myself laughing, even some tears but most of the story I was smiling at the witty dialogue. Some of the characters nicknames are taken from the game Clue.

    This has lot of drama, action, mystery and even romance. It is a clean entertaining mystery novella.

    I got the ebook for free on Amazon.

    Published October 4th 2013 by Sara M. Barton at Amazon 126 pages ASIN; B00FNP9O40

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2014

    Ok

    Decent story and characters are likeable, but the dialogue is very corny.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2014

    JosieMoss

    Great book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2014

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    Loved it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2014

    Anon

    Marple-like. Fast read.

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  • Posted January 24, 2014

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    Miz Scarlet is a delightful and very human character who just h

    Miz Scarlet is a delightful and very human character who just happens to find herself in a mystery while trying to run her family's B&B. My favorite character is Scarlet's wise, empathetic mother. The entire family are fun, friendly characters you wish you could meet and spend the day with trading stories! Unfortunately, I read these books from newest to oldest and found many references to the earlier stories. So, I would recommend reading these books in publication order - Miz Scarlet and the 1. Imposing Imposter; 2. Vanishing Visitor; 3. Holiday Houseguests. The 3rd book is a wonderful choice as a December holiday mystery read. Enjoy! Joan in NJ

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2014

    Fun mystery!

    Enjoyed this book!

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