Panic Button (Button Box Mystery Series #3)

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Josie Giancola, owner of the Button Box shop, knows her buttons. But when she comes into contact with a rare charm string, she never imagines it will lead to murder…

Josie is approached at her shop to appraise a very rare item—a complete charm string. In Victorian times, girls strung buttons on long strings to make the charms. Once the string reached 1,000 buttons—no two alike—the legend was that the owner would meet her beloved.

But the owner ...

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Overview

Josie Giancola, owner of the Button Box shop, knows her buttons. But when she comes into contact with a rare charm string, she never imagines it will lead to murder…

Josie is approached at her shop to appraise a very rare item—a complete charm string. In Victorian times, girls strung buttons on long strings to make the charms. Once the string reached 1,000 buttons—no two alike—the legend was that the owner would meet her beloved.

But the owner of this charm string is not looking for love—she’s desperate to donate the piece to a museum and be rid of it. She believes the string is far from charmed—it’s cursed. When Josie finds the woman strangled with the charm string, she doesn’t know whether the curse is real…but the killer certainly is.

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Praise for Button Holed:

“Absolutely terrific! I love it, and can't wait for the next installment in the series.”—New York Times bestselling author Diane Mott Davidson

“This is the opening act of an engaging amateur sleuth mystery series, and if this book is any indication, readers have a special and original new series to enjoy...with an entertaining plot and a strong cast led by a woman who refuses to be Button Holed.” —The Mystery Gazette

“[A] unique and fun adventure…fast-paced…a very different and very fun cozy series.” —AnnArbor.com
 
“This mystery was fun to read while still educating me about buttons. I also enjoyed Josie’s character—she’s fun, funny, and sharp…It was also nice to see someone embrace their ‘button nerd’ side.”—Fresh Fiction

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425251836
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/31/2012
  • Series: Button Box Mystery Series , #3
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 301,529
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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  • Posted January 1, 2013

    Panic Button is the third book in the A Button Box Mystery serie

    Panic Button is the third book in the A Button Box Mystery series by Kylie Logan.

    Josie Giancola, owner of The Button Box, has been contacted by Angela Morningside to give her an appraisal on a Charm String. Angela has inherited it from a great Aunt, who has recently passed. Angela feels that the charm string is cursed. Both her great aunt and she have had small kitchen fires, an attempted break in at her house and a major argument with her boyfriend, Larry. When Angela returns to pick up the charm string she is late and appears to be quite agitated. Shortly after she leaves, Josie leaves for the evening starts on a walk and finds Angela straggled, with murder weapon being the charm string. Josie may not believe in curses, but this certainly gives her food for thought. A charm string is comprised of 1,000 buttons, but the police have only been able to collect 999 of the buttons. Since Josie had taken picture of all the buttons she knows which is missing, but doesn't understand the significance of the button.

    So with the blessing of her good friend Nev, a Chicago police detective assigned to the case, they head for Advent, IL to attend the wake and funeral for Angela. After a couple visits to Advent, Josie is looking at Susan, the curator of museum that was going to get the charm string. She had been dating Larry before Angela. Larry, the boyfriend, who seems to have something to hide. Marci, who is starting her own museum and who was originally offered the charm string. And Charles, Angela's cousin, who received nothing from the aunt estate.

    A very enjoyable and well laid out story. I had to change my opinion more than once on who the murderer was.

    I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 27, 2013

    Awesome!

    A must read if you are a mystery buff or fan of Kylie Logan's books. In the Button series, so far I think I like this the best! Fast moving with lots of twists and turns. Loved it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 25, 2013

    Loved it!

    I love beads. I love buttons. I love books, and read at least three per week, and have for years. Sometimes I just need to read something a bit less heavy, and Kylie Logan is a lovely storyteller, with a sense of humor and a gentleness in the telling. These books would be considered "cozies." I read the first -- waited patiently for the second -- and not so patiently for this, the third. More please!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 18, 2013

    A Must Read for the Button Collector

    As a button collector, I find Kylie Logan's button series highly entertaining. Panic Button concentrates on a charm string and educates, amuses, and keeps you wondering who-done it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 1, 2014

    Goood read

    Right ratio of mystery & humor in all of series.

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  • Posted January 16, 2014

    I love this series and happy when new ones come out. Anxious to

    I love this series and happy when new ones come out. Anxious to read next one in the series! Hope there are many more books in this series. Happy these books are available on my Nook. I usually surprised by who is the murderer. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2013

    TWILIGHTCLAN MED CAT CONTEST!

    &Delta Tell me , Smokeystar , why you should get the job as Med cat.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2013

    A FUN READ!

    Who knew buttons could be so interesting??? If you are looking for a light murder mystery Agatha Christie style I recommend Kylie Logan-- Button Box series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2013

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    I found this book to be a smooth read. It was light and entertaining. The fault I found with it was that Josie was trying too hard to be Angela Fletcher. To me this was annoying and led me too dislike the Josie who is the main character. Probably will not read any other books of this series.

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  • Posted January 17, 2013

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    Josie Giancola, owner of the Button Box shop, knows her buttons.

    Josie Giancola, owner of the Button Box shop, knows her buttons. But when she comes into contact with a rare charm string, she never imagines it will lead to murder…




    In Victorian times, girls would string buttons, no two alike, in long chains to make charms. When the string reached 1000 buttons the legend was that the owner would meet the love of her life. A customer of Josie’s is not looking for love. She inherited a charm string and she will do anything to get rid of it. She believes the string is cursed. She has decided to donate it to a local museum as soon as Josie can appraise its value. Unfortunately before she can deliver it to the museum the owner is found strangled with the charming string of buttons. Josie doesn’t know if the curse is real but there is a real killer on the loose.



     




    My favorite in this series so far!!! I have to be careful because I don’t want to give anything away but the history of the small town Ardent Lake was so interesting and plays a major role in this story. I really enjoy books that take us a few steps back into the past even for fictional places.  As a reader I become more engaged in the setting and characters. The charm string history was intriguing as well. Manna for button lovers.




    Josie’s ex Kaz was mostly absent in this installment. I did miss his antics a bit, but the character that stole my heart this time was Stan. He has helped out Josie is the store before but after Josie is almost mugged outside her store Nev and Stan feel she needs a little protection and Stan steps up to stay with her at the store. While Josie is a little miffed that they think she needs a babysitter she realizes it’s nice to have someone around. They are very comfortable around each other and have each other’s back. A wonderful friendship.




    Nev and Josie’s relationship continues to grow. Some of the residents of Ardent Lake are a little more than peculiar and by the end of the story LaSalle makes a new friend.




    Kylie Logan strings words together to create a masterful mystery that is a pure pleasure to read.

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