Sara M. Barton
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."
Where to find Sara M. Barton online
Inspector Samuelson Investigates a Killing in Kauai
Aloha, paradise! Wedding planner Chrisanth Neeson, formerly known as Marigold Flowers while in witness protection, joins forces with mother and son authors, Lisbeth Causley and Jefferson Cornwall, to solve the mysterious disappearance of a cattle rancher on Kauai. An ugly divorce has deadly consequences when it spins out of control. Who's telling the truth? The wrong answer could prove deadly!
On the run from contract killers, Marigold Flowers gets help from thriller author Jefferson Cornwall, son of mystery and romantic suspense writer Lisabeth Causley. To help her fill the hours, she turns to books. She and the fictional Nora have several things in common...deceitful lovers...the Caribbean...and men who are willing to go to the ends of the earth to protect them.
Miz Scarlet and the Holiday Houseguests (A Scarlet Wilson Mystery #3)
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
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!
Henry Hartman's Fall Guy Crisis: An Off-the-Books Mystery #3
How did things change so quickly? One day, she is the brains behind Sydney Stansfield Interiors, running a successful Hilton Head decorating business, and the next, she is foster mother to an eight-month-old baby and boss to a hot-tempered handyman on parole....Syd finds herself in Charleston, SC, up to her eyeballs in intrigue when a spy ring targets the US Navy and the bad guys are women!
Miz Scarlet and the Vanishing Visitor (A Scarlet Wilson Mystery)
(5.00 from 1 review)
A terrified teenager chased by a homicidal maniac...uncut diamonds from a jewelry heist...Miz Scarlet has her hands full trying to keep Jenny Mulroney out of more trouble. The teenager is less than honest, holding back critical details of the crimes she witnessed on the Jersey Shore. Stashed away in the Four Acorns Inn in CT, Miz Scarlet and boyfriend Kenny must solve the mystery to save Jenny.
Henry Hartman's Boondoggle Crisis: An Off-the-Books Mystery, #2
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
FBI Agent Henry Hartman is big, fat liar, a master of deception, and no one knows this better than his new wife and sidekick, Sydney Stansfield, the woman he roped into working on highly classified "off-the-books" operations. On the run from the Boston mob, the couple flees. hiding out as best they can, trying to solve the dirty, little secret that has the Boyle family hiring a series of hit men.
Little Red Riding Hood and the Secret Cookie Recipe: A Gabby Grimm Fairy Tale Mystery #3
(4.50 from 6 reviews)
When Deputy Gabby Grimm asks for a cookie recipe from the sheriff's wife, his red-hoodie-clad daughter drops it off before disappearing, snatched in the woods for the Big, Bad Wolf, a ruthless gangster. An unofficial hostage rescue is launched for Little Red Riding Hood. Too many bad guys and bad secrets threaten Latimer Falls, VT, and it's up to Gabby and her team to rescue the sheriff and family
What Evil Lurks in Monet's Pond: A
(4.00 from 1 review)
Artist Maisie Carr carts her paints and easel all over the world. An unusual CIA spy, she gathers information on some pretty dangerous people. On a visit to CT, the Carr clan gets out of hand, speculating on Maisie's personal life, even as she delves into a strange local art heist. The CIA is worried it's a cover for organized criminals, Maisie shows up on WikiLeaks, and there's a killer loose.
Run for Your Life, Riley Horton!: A
(4.00 from 1 review)
Riley Horton uncovers a secret about the town of Hambleport while doing research on the Underground Railroad. The prominent citizens of the Massachusetts town, with lineage dating back to the American Revolution, have a long history of successful smuggling. When government informants disappear, the FBI wants answers, and she's in a position to help their deep cover agent find them (intro novella).
Henry Hartman's Holiday Crisis: An
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
FBI Agent Henry Hartman is a master of deception, and no one knows this better than Sydney Stansfield, the woman he roped into working on highly classified "off-the-books" operations. When it comes to his family and the holidays, Henry is a sentimental rogue, but he's not about to leave the job behind. Taking Syd along for the wild ride, they're in serious trouble. Will Henry ever tell the truth?
Where's Hansel and Gretel's Gingerbread House?: A Gabby Grimm Fairy Tale Mystery #2
(4.00 from 5 reviews)
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.
A Plague O' Both Your Houses: A Bard's Bed & Breakfast Mystery #2
(4.00 from 5 reviews)
The gang at the Bard’s B&B on Vermont’s Lake Champlain is back. Uncle Edward, Lorna, Bea, and Ben take on the task of providing hospice care for a former CIA chemical and biological weapons expert with a murderous streak. Ever passionate and protective, Bea works overtime to keep the guests of the Bard’s B&B alive, the bad guys at bay, her cunning husband on his toes, and the CIA behaving.
Snow White and the Hunter: A Gabby Grimm Fairy Tale Mystery #1
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
As the only female deputy in the Latimer Falls Sheriff's Department, Gabby Grimm is used to working with 7 men, but her world is turned upside down in 24 hours, starting with a kiss from a masked man. Sam Hogan shakes, rattles, and rolls into her world. When a murder, a hostage situation, and brutal terrorists threaten her idyllic Vermont village, Gabby refuses to surrender and the chase is on.
Charleston with a Clever Cougar: A Dance with Danger Mystery #6
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
Romance-challenged Cady, owner of Cady's Cakes, thinks it's time to give up on love. But then, she never expected to run into someone like Doc, the just-retired Army medic back from Afghanistan. Hardly warm and fuzzy, Doc is rough around the edges and not afraid to ask the tough questions when her teenage employee, Daisy, becomes the target of a murderous plot at the shop. Who's behind it and why?
Flat Daddy Cart Contest: Military Brats Club #3
When the Miltary Brats Club gets together to compete for the Flat Daddy Cart Contest, Monty McSorley's need to win gets him into serious hot water with his friends, Casey, Tommy, and Marcella. He thinks he's got the prize in the bag, but he's in for a big surprise. Casey's not ready to give up and give in. Even worse, Mr. Henry, the club's official adviser, expects all the kids to cooperate!
Let Slip the Dogs of War: A Bard's Bed & Breakfast Mystery #1
(3.83 from 6 reviews)
On the tranquil shores of Lake Champlain sits the Bard's B & B -- not your typical vacation spot. Run by a Shakespearean scholar and a former bookstore owner, both with roots in the intelligence community, guests are often unruly, secretive, and occasionally downright dangerous. When a Syrian rebel leader's daughters are sent for safe-keeping, it's a spy free-for-all Shakespeare would have envied.
No Hiding Behind the Potted Palms! A Dance with Danger Mystery #7
The Dance with Danger Mystery Anthology -- Volume One contains five short novellas in one discounted download. When good girls meet up with boys behaving badly, it's a Dance with Danger! These five women are up the creek without a paddle and in water way over their heads. Let's hope they all know how to swim through the dark, dangerous waters of romance and intrigue. It's a jungle out there!
Having a Killer Time, Wish You Were Here! A Practical Caregiver Caper #6
(5.00 from 1 review)
Family caregivers out of the house and into hot water!...A pair of lovers plotting a husband's demise...a hit man on a mission...a gang of thieves...a man who's life is spinning out of control...and a group determined to leak government secrets -- this is one motley crew of bad guys for the brave caregivers to face, alone or with their loved ones.
Square Dance with a Scandalous Skunk: A Dance with Danger Mystery #1
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
Suzanne Dawkins is thrilled when high school crush, Jasper Wintonberry, moves back to Glendale in this short tale. A successful house flipper, skilled at renovations, the last thing she needs is a dead body popping up at the house she wants to sell to Jasper's mother. That stinker, Kyle Hargrove, assaulted her best friend, Jane, years ago. Did he also kill the missing owner of the sweet bungalow?
Flat Daddy Camping Trip: Military Brats Club #2
Casey, Monty, Tommy, and Marcella are back in this adventure of the Military Brats Club. Just as Hope Street School closes for the summer, the kids get the bad news. Tommy's dad is being transferred to another Navy base across the country, so the gang wants to give their buddy a great farewell adventure. With help from family and friends, the kids make sure to give Tommy an unforgettable send-off.
Flat Daddy Magic: Military Brats Club #1
Casey and her friends in the Military Brats Club have a big problem -- their Flat Daddies and Flat Mama are shrinking! It all started at a baseball game when a kid on a bike stole Flat Daddy Wheeler. What's going on? With the help of Mr. Henry, a retired detective, the kids get to work, trying to solve the mystery. Can Casey find her Flat Daddy, or will he keep on shrinking?
The Practical Caregiver's Guide to Caregiver Support: How to Help Yourself #4
Are you a new caregiver, unsure of what your job is? The Practical Caregiver's Guide to Caregiver Support will help you understand how to take care of yourself while you are caring for your loved one. Learn to build a resource list that enables you to provide better care without losing yourself in the process. Treat yourself like a professional and build a team to help you.
Where There's Smoke, There's Prometheus: A Bodacious Baby Boomer Escapade #1
What was so special about student Maddy Walker in 1978 that made Inner Sanctum of Atlantis psychics so determined to recruit her? Was it a plot to use her in a government-sanctioned psychic spy research program or was it part of a 50-year Soviet plan in 1950 to penetrate the U.S. government? The answer would chase Maddy through the next 3 decades of classified secrets, deep cover ops, and spies.
The Practical Caregiver's Guide to Amusing Sick Kids #5
It's hard to keep kids engaged and amused when they're stuck in bed with an illness, disease, or disorder. This helpful guide offers simple tips, advice, and fun activities to keep a bedridden child involved in play and connected to family and friends. From games to thinking challenges to play to projects, "The Practical Caregiver's Guide to Amusing Sick Kids" is a parent's go-to sanity saver.
It Will Be Our Little Secret: A Bodacious Baby Boomer Escapade #3
Baby Boomer Bren's 60-something boyfriend, Kel, wants her to spend the summer at the lake, to tutor his grandson and meet his elderly mother -- all part of a plan to move towards marrying Bren. Wild ex-wife Ellen has a history of stalking his other love interests, but she's 1000 miles away. Or is she? Dead fish and threats penned in lipstick menace the lovers. Will little secrets get Bren killed?
Who Snatched Aunt Marion?: A Practical Caregiver Caper #4
Izzy gets Cousin Phil's chilling call for help from Kabul and learns Aunt Marion is in peril. As details unfold, Izzy determines that a group of anti-government leakers thinks hers is a CIA family, thanks to young nephew Ryder's naive efforts to be a hero. They've kidnapped elderly Aunt Marion and her caregiver in a plot to identify the spies in the family. Can Izzy find them in time to save them?
The Passion Beach Psycho Strikes at Midnight: A Practical Caregiver Caper #2
Melanie Reynolds' world is turned upside down when her mother has a stroke. Trying to balance her career with her mother's needs, she figures out a way to have a working vacation in Passion Beach, a picture perfect vacation spot. But from the moment they arrive, they are baffled by a series of odd events that include fake cops, screams in the middle of the night, and even a dead body. Who's next?
Murder on the High Seas: A Practical Caregiver Caper #1
When caregiver Kate sails for Bermuda on a little R&R, she never expects to find herself drawn into a murder plot. Pestered by a man who can't take no for an answer and wooed by a man who seems too good to be true, Kate has to figure out what is real and what is not. It's not easy to be a middle-aged, baby boomer femme fatale, but the ever feisty, confident Kate does her best to solve the mystery.
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