Panic Button (Button Box Mystery Series #3)

Panic Button (Button Box Mystery Series #3)

by Kylie Logan

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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 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.

Includes tips on antique button collecting!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425251836
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/31/2012
Series: Button Box Mystery Series , #3
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 285,531
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Kylie Logan is the national bestselling author of The League of Literary Ladies Mysteries, the Button Box Mysteries, the Chili Cook-Off Mysteries, and the Ethnic Eats Mysteries.

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Panic Button 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
chefdt More than 1 year ago
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.
Rosiecat More than 1 year ago
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!
LindyMom More than 1 year ago
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!
BookAddictGM More than 1 year ago
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.
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glTX More than 1 year ago
Right ratio of mystery & humor in all of series.
lkschetter More than 1 year ago
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. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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Dollycas More than 1 year ago
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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