The Blue Coyote: The Frannie Shoemaker Campground Mysteries (vol. 2)

The Blue Coyote: The Frannie Shoemaker Campground Mysteries (vol. 2)

by Karen Musser Nortman


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ISBN-13: 9781482722406
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/29/2013
Series: Frannie Shoemaker Campground Mysteries , #2
Pages: 234
Sales rank: 690,676
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.53(d)

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Karen Musser Nortman, after previous incarnations as a secondary social studies teacher (22 years) and a test developer (18 years), returned to her childhood dream of writing a novel. The Frannie Shoemaker Campground Mysteries came out of numerous 'round the campfire' discussions, making up answers to questions raised by the peephole glimpses one gets into the lives of fellow campers. Where did those people disappear to for the last two days? What kinds of bones are in this fire pit? Why is that woman wearing heels to the shower house?

Karen and her husband Butch originally tent camped when their children were young and switched to a travel trailer when sleeping on the ground lost its romantic adventure. They take frequent weekend jaunts with friends to parks in Iowa and surrounding states, plus occasional longer trips. Entertainment on these trips has ranged from geocaching and hiking/biking to barbecue contests, balloon fests, and buck skinners' rendezvous. Frannie and Larry will no doubt check out some of these options on their future adventures.

Karen has three children and eight grandchildren. She also loves reading, gardening, and knitting, and can recite the 99 counties of Iowa in alphabetical order.

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The Blue Coyote: The Frannie Shoemaker Campground Mysteries (vol. 2) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Title: The Blue Coyote - The Frannie Shoemaker Campground Mystries Book 2 Author: Karen Musser Nortman Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform ISBN: 13-9781482722406 E-Book ASIN: B00C37280I Published 3-28-13 Kindle Edition Pages: 242 Genre: Mystery Tags: Cozy, Camping, Suspense, Family Larry and Frannie Shoemaker, their grandchildren Joe and Sabet and lab Cuba travel with their camper home to meet up with friends at the Bluffs State Park campground. Despite a minor unplanned detour of getting lost when a road sign is turned to the wrong direction they arrive in the early afternoon. Sabet, 9, makes a new friend when she meets Tessa Barnes, 10, who is with her parents at a nearby site. She and Frannie get Jody's and Peggy's permission for Tessa to join them on a bike ride after dinner. Returning from the bathrooms Frannie sees an unknown male talking to Sorbet. When asked Sorbet tells her grandmother that he asked her name and where she was from. Bothered by the exchange Frannie decides to ensure that Sorbet and Joe are never left unattended. The next day the Shoemaker family and their friends bike the trail to the flea market; while at the children's area Frannie over hears a conversation between the same man and two others. The man who talked to Sorbet, named Don, is being admonished by his two companions to control himself before they are run off from this town too. They have no children why are they in this area she wonders? Taylor Trats a child riding through the campground annoying many with her squeaky training wheels, but none so much as Larry Shoemaker. Larry stops the young girl on one of her treks by their campsite offering to remove the training wheels for her, but ony frightens her. The next day when Taylor again makes her way towards the Shoemaker encampment once more Larry goes to stand in the road to talk to the girl again, but frightens her into running to another camper seeking help. Then Taylor disappears with out a trace, then the woman she ran to for help is missing. All eyes turn to Larry as the prime suspect. Join Lucy and the others as they search for clues to who could have taken the missing little girl, before her time runs out. The suspect list grows, shrinks and then grows even bigger. You wil enjoy this second installment of Frannie Shoemaker Campground mysteries. In case you have missed the first book in the series, Bats and Bones, you don't need to despair, it too is available and is just as enjoyable. While each is a stand alone many of the characters found in one are also found in book two. Thank you Ms. Nortman with another great read. I impatiently await the chance to read the third book.