Miz Scarlet and the Holiday Houseguests (A Scarlet Wilson Mystery #3)

      Sara M. Barton
Miz Scarlet and the Holiday Houseguests (A Scarlet Wilson Mystery #3)

How is an overworked homicide investigator supposed to find a killer when she's so distracted by her own family problems? As things heat up at work, little things start to suggest that Larry's got something bigger than bickering parents to worry about. Secrets from her past begin to creep in, putting everyone in danger. Who can she trust when the chips are down? It's time to turn to Miz Scarlet!The third book in the popular Scarlet Wilson Mystery Series....The time-honored Red Sox versus Yankees rivalry...bitter, divorced parents who can't stop bickering...a challenging teenage daughter who questions everything her mother tells her....These are the least of overworked homicide investigator Laurencia Rivera's troubles when she's stalked during an important case.A teenager turns up dead in the woods, brutally murdered, and it looks like it might be politically motivated....the short-handed homicide team can't seem to get a handle on the case...things just keep going wrong....Is someone trying to intimidate Laurencia Rivera and her investigators, to protect the killer and prevent him from being caught?Better known as Larry, the gutsy, romance-challenged Connecticut state trooper is desperate to avoid World War III when her parents announce they are both coming for the holidays. She thinks that renting a room for her father at the Four Acorns Inn will solve the problem, but it just makes everything worse. -- Larry's mother is offended that her ex-husband, a Boston Red Sox assistant coach, gets all the pampering; she's determined to kick up a fuss. When Mama's unhappy, everyone is going to hear about it!Sometimes the only thing for a good friend to do at a time like this is to offer respite from a quickly unraveling family life by stepping in and taking charge of the care and feeding of the entire Rivera family. Scarlet Wilson, innkeeper at the Four Acorns Inn and amateur sleuth, is the perfect person for the task. If only she stuck to guest services...."Miz Scarlet" may not have Larry's professional cop training, but that doesn't stop her from going head to head with a killer bent on revenge! Her boyfriend, Kenny Tolliver, happens to be a public safety expert and he's got some tricks up his sleeve. But it's Larry's former partner, Max, who rallies the troops with an amazing effort to rescue the uncooperative damsel in distress....What will a guy in love do to save the woman he adores? Can love save the day?Before the Rivera visit to the Four Acorns Inn ends, not only will a killer be sent packing, everyone will learn the shocking reason for the bitter divorce of "The Spitball King" and the "Queen of Clean", and the mystery will finally be solved as to how the granddaughter of a Red Sox assistant coach came to be named after a famous Yankee center fielder. (Novella)

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

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

When Latimer Falls Deputy Sheriff Gabby Grimm receives a call for help from cousin Annette in NYC just before Christmas, she rushes off to uncover the mystery of the Gingerbread house and the missing co-worker. Things get ugly fast. It's up to her to rescue the bossy damsel in distress and bring her to Black Forest Farm for safekeeping, the FBI hot on their heels as they try to make a mob case.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?

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

      Sara M. Barton
Miz Scarlet and the Vanishing Visitor (A Scarlet Wilson Mystery)

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 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 you?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

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