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

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

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by Sara M. Barton
     
 

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The second book in the popular Scarlet Wilson Mystery Series....A pleasant night in Bay Head, New Jersey turns dangerous as Scarlet Wilson heads for home after a delightful weekend at the beach 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

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The second book in the popular Scarlet Wilson Mystery Series....A pleasant night in Bay Head, New Jersey turns dangerous as Scarlet Wilson heads for home after a delightful weekend at the beach 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 Jenny Mulroney, a cancer orphan. The wicked stepfather has chased the teenager out of the home she shared with her mother and onto the road. Traumatized, 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 the quaint village of 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. But Jenny's been dishonest about the events that triggered the brutal attack by a crazed killer. Now she's put everyone at the Four Acorns Inn in peril.

When uncut diamonds stolen in a heist turn up encased in lavender glycerin soap, 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 amateur sleuth is hot on the trail, determined to solve the mystery. (Novella

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940045266178
Publisher:
Sara M. Barton
Publication date:
09/02/2013
Series:
A Scarlet Wilson Mystery , #2
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
23,232
File size:
237 KB

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Meet the Author

Sara M. Barton is the author of several fast-paced mystery series, featuring lively characters, lots of action, and enough laughs to keep readers amused. "Miz Scarlet" (Scarlet Wilson Mystery series) is a teacher-turned-innkeeper who throws herself into danger with a feisty determination to make things right. Her knack for finding trouble and her quick, often sarcastic, retorts often gets her into hot water. Relying on childhood cohorts "Captain Peacock" and "Colonel Grey Poupon" to help her follow the clues, she refuses to quit a case until she knows what really happened. That stubborn streak of hers could just get her killed. It’s a good thing she has the elderly “Googins girls” to look out for her, especially when the old sibling rivalry rears its ugly head, and she and brother Bur go at it like a cat and dog. Deputy Gabriella Grimm (Gabby Grimm Fairy Tale Mystery series) is the only female member of the eight-person Latimer Falls Sheriff’s Department in rural Vermont, where there are more cows, goats, and chickens than people. The good-hearted, quick-thinking peace officer has her hands full when terrorists, organized criminals, and other bad guys wreak havoc with the peaceful village, but luckily she can count on some unexpected help from the handsome military man, Sam Hogan, and some good friends on the Vermont State Police SWAT team. FBI Special Agent Henry Hartman (Off-the-Books Mystery series) is not your typical fed. He's an expert undercover man. His wife, Sydney Stansfield, an artist and interior decorator, often winds up as his bewildered sidekick, dragged into crises that result from his often dangerous investigations. Lucky for them they can call on the hilarious and creative Hartman Ladies -- Henry's adopted grandmother, great-aunt, mother, and aunt -- for backup. Sara M. Barton is also known as The Practical Caregiver, offering helpful tips, information, and education for families providing care to a loved one on The Practical Caregiver Guides website and her Practical Caregiver blogs. She is the author of "The Practical Caregiver's Essential Guide: How to Help Someone You Love" and a short, free guide for caregivers providing end-of-life care called "The Practical Caregiver's Guide to Home Hospice", available at most digital retailers.

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Miz Scarlet and the Vanishing Visitor (A Scarlet Wilson Mystery) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story has everything---mystery-- romance--stolen gems hidden in an unlikely place--& even a teenager who lost her Mom to cancer.. It's all put together very well & can keep you on the edge tell you finally figure out everything
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Took a couple pages to get into the story, but found it pretty good overall. Needs a little more proofreading.
xstitchfan More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too sappy
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book.
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Loved it
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Marple-like. Fast read.
Anonymous 26 days ago
Heartwarming characters. Good interaction with b each other. Nice twists. Wish it was longer to on develope more depth.
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Decent story and characters are likeable, but the dialogue is very corny.
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Enjoyed this book!
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