Where's Hansel and Gretel's Gingerbread House?: A Gabby Grimm Fairy Tale Mystery #2

Where's Hansel and Gretel's Gingerbread House?: A Gabby Grimm Fairy Tale Mystery #2

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by Sara M. Barton
     
 

Deputy Gabby Grimm, a girl with a gun...A desperate plea for help from Cousin Annette takes Gabby to NYC just before Christmas, to unofficially hunt for a missing co-worker at Frist and Company.

The opinionated widow, still not used to life without Paul, a true prince of a husband, isn't having much luck with finding a new guy. It’s been one

Overview

Deputy Gabby Grimm, a girl with a gun...A desperate plea for help from Cousin Annette takes Gabby to NYC just before Christmas, to unofficially hunt for a missing co-worker at Frist and Company.

The opinionated widow, still not used to life without Paul, a true prince of a husband, isn't having much luck with finding a new guy. It’s been one embarrassment after another, especially after a jealous wife went ballistic on her in front of her co-workers. Annette’s latest office romance? It’s a complete disaster -- the guy has disappeared without a trace. Is he a con man who took a powder on purpose, leaving Annette with egg on her face, or did something more sinister happen?

As if that’s not bad enough, Annette's terrified she leaked confidential information to a company competitor -- there will be legal hell to pay if her employers find out. When things get ugly fast, it's up to the experienced deputy from Latimer Falls, Vermont to rescue the bossy damsel in distress, but first Gabby has to sort things out. What is so special about the scale model of the condo development that Annette crafted out of gingerbread? It’s just a Christmas decoration, isn’t it?

Her plan to bring Annette to Black Forest Farm for safekeeping goes awry as the FBI, hot on their heels, closes in. The feds want to make a mob case involving possible fraud and dangerous construction practices, so they pin a bull’s eye on Annette, hoping to get her to roll over. Unbeknownst to Annette and the deputy, the FBI had an inside man on the job. Now they’re squeezing him to produce results for the DOJ, but he’s got it bad for Annette, and that ain’t necessarily good. Can Gabby help her cousin navigate her way out of this mess, or is Annette going to find herself behind bars for the holidays? When the heart of the ugly construction fraud surfaces, how far will the real bad guy go to protect his vile scheme? Is he willing to sacrifice Annette to get what he wants?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940045237741
Publisher:
Sara M. Barton
Publication date:
11/28/2012
Series:
A Gabby Grimm Fairy Tale Mystery , #2
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
54,095
File size:
230 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Sara M. Barton is the author of several fast-paced mystery and thriller series featuring lively characters, including the feisty, funny innkeeper and amateur sleuth, "Miz Scarlet"; the gutsy, good-hearted Deputy Gabby Grimm; artist/decorator Sydney Stansfield (wife of FBI gent Henry Hartman), and the former "Marigold Flowers", event planner, whose life in the WitSec program was anything but ordinary.

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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Where's Hansel and Gretel's Gingerbread House?: A Gabby Grimm Fairy Tale Mystery #2 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First mystery I have read by Burton. It was pretty good. Decent length and editing. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once again Sara Barton's work coninues to improve book by book. Deputy Gabby Grimm comes to the aid of her cousin who unwittenly gets involved in an illegal real estate scheme that could prove deadly! TOP NOTCH THRILLER.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
See what a VERY WELL MADE gingerbread house has to do with this story
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
4 STARS The second tale of Gabby Grimm is good, some action,drama,crime solving, but what I like best of her stories is the characters and how they act together and work together. I really like Gabby and how she cares and wants to help those around her. Wish I could have had her more with Sam. Gabby at the begining is chasing a suspect across a snowy roof top and slides off. Her being sore and full of bruises takes off to go see her cousin that asks for help. Her cousin is involved with the mob and FBI and her boyfriend has gone missing after she gave him private work papers. This is a shorter story or novela that I got for free on Smashwords right now. You should give Sara Barton books a try. I like them so far. I believe this is number 5 I have read in the last few days. Published: Nov. 28, 2012 Words: 36688 (approximate)ISBN: 9781301825486
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Very enjoyable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wierd