Sara M. Barton
Sara M. Barton is the author of several fast-paced mystery and thriller series, featuring lively characters and lots of action. "Miz Scarlet" (Scarlet Wilson Mystery series) is a teacher-turned-innkeeper, who throws herself into danger with a feisty determination to make things right, relying on cohorts like "Captain Peacock" and "Colonel Grey Poupon" to help her solve the clues. Deputy Gabby Grimm (Gabby Grimm Fairy Tale Mystery series) protects the citizens of Latimer Falls, where there are more cows, goats, and chickens than people, and she has her hands full when terrorists, organized criminals, and other bad guys wreak havoc with the peaceful village of Latimer Falls, Vermont. Sydney Stansfield (Off-the-Books Mystery series), an artist and interior decorator, is the sidekick of FBI Special Agent Henry Hartman, and she is often dragged into crises that result from his investigations. Bea Jones, a former bookstore manager, is the beleaguered wife of Benedick, a CIA officer forced into early retirement, and they bicker their way through a myriad of intelligence situations of Shakespearean proportions, even as they run their Vermont bed and breakfast, hosting a variety of spies, operatives, and even a couple of war refugees.
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
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)
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.
What Evil Lurks in Monet's Pond: A
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By Sara M. Barton
Published: December 19, 2012.
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
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By Sara M. Barton
Published: December 11, 2012.
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).
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!
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!
Bossa Nova with a Belligerent Bear: A Dance with Danger Mystery #4
Dori found out the hard way the man who spent six months romancing her is a scoundrel, a liar, and a thief. With her house remortgaged, her 401K missing, and her bank accounts drained, she is forced to turn to ex-husband Robert "Bosco" Baer, a forensic accountant, for help. Things go from bad to worse as she finds her job endangered as well. Someone has set out to destroy Dori, but who? And why?
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
By Sara M. Barton
Published: April 11, 2012.
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.
The Deadly Secret of Dr. Arcanum Lock's Evolutionary Spirit Project: A Bodacious Baby Boomer Escapade #2
By Sara M. Barton
Published: February 5, 2012.
What happened at Dr. Arcanum Lock's camp for child psychics back in 1965? What was the Evolutionary Spirit Project? Were they really taught to channel spirits, or was something else, something far more dangerous and sinister going on? What does it have to do with national security today? Spies, lies, and bad guys are out to get Gillian Goodwin and her friends, unless she can unravel the mystery.
It Will Be Our Little Secret: A Bodacious Baby Boomer Escapade #3
By Sara M. Barton
Published: January 16, 2012.
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.
The Inscrutable Case of the Nobbled Netsuke: A Practical Caregiver Caper #3
On a trip to a Japanese exhibit at the maritime museum, faithful caregiver Muriel and wheelchair-bound Fred never expect to catch a heist in progress. When little clues start adding up, they're on-the-spot witnesses to the criminal plot. Their wise-cracking sidekicks, Jerry and Lila, complicate everything. Will the foursome succeed in solving the crime? Only if they can pull their act together....
Murder at the Mountain Vale Inn: A Practical Caregiver Caper #5
Two women arrive at an idyllic mountain resort in search of a relaxing weekend. Mary has finished her second battle with cancer and just wants to have a little fun with her best friend from childhood, her loyal and dedicated caregiver through the rigors of cancer treatment. The last thing they expect is to be dragged into a murderous plot that threatens to drag them underwater with the victim.
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