Sara M. Barton

Biography

Sara M. Barton is the author of several fast-paced mystery series, featuring lively characters, lots of action, and enough laughs to keep readers amused.

"Miz Scarlet" (Scarlet Wilson Mystery series) is a teacher-turned-innkeeper who throws herself into danger with a feisty determination to make things right. Her knack for finding trouble and her quick, often sarcastic, retorts often gets her into hot water. Relying on childhood cohorts "Captain Peacock" and "Colonel Grey Poupon" to help her follow the clues, she refuses to quit a case until she knows what really happened. That stubborn streak of hers could just get her killed. It’s a good thing she has the elderly “Googins girls” to look out for her, especially when the old sibling rivalry rears its ugly head, and she and brother Bur go at it like a cat and dog.

Deputy Gabriella Grimm (Gabby Grimm Fairy Tale Mystery series) is the only female member of the eight-person Latimer Falls Sheriff’s Department in rural Vermont, where there are more cows, goats, and chickens than people. The good-hearted, quick-thinking peace officer has her hands full when terrorists, organized criminals, and other bad guys wreak havoc with the peaceful village, but luckily she can count on some unexpected help from the handsome military man, Sam Hogan, and some good friends on the Vermont State Police SWAT team.

FBI Special Agent Henry Hartman (Off-the-Books Mystery series) is not your typical fed. He's an expert undercover man. His wife, Sydney Stansfield, an artist and interior decorator, often winds up as his bewildered sidekick, dragged into crises that result from his often dangerous investigations. Lucky for them they can call on the hilarious and creative Hartman Ladies -- Henry's adopted grandmother, great-aunt, mother, and aunt -- for backup.

Sara M. Barton is also known as The Practical Caregiver, offering helpful tips, information, and education for families providing care to a loved one on The Practical Caregiver Guides website and her Practical Caregiver blogs. She is the author of "The Practical Caregiver's Essential Guide: How to Help Someone You Love" and a short, free guide for caregivers providing end-of-life care called "The Practical Caregiver's Guide to Home Hospice", available at most digital retailers.

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Books

Miz Scarlet and the Perplexed Passenger (A Scarlet Wilson Mystery #5)
Series: A Scarlet Wilson Mystery. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,070. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
When innkeeper Scarlet Wilson accompanies her wheelchair-bound mother on a cruise to Bermuda, she expects to have a trip to remember. Boy, will she remember this one! While Scarlet loses herself in a good book on their balcony, poor Laurel witnesses the deadly plunge of a fellow passenger into the into the Atlantic Ocean. "Man overboard!” It's the start of a nightmare that may never end.
Miz Scarlet and the Bewildered Bridegroom (A Scarlet Wilson Mystery #4)
Series: A Scarlet Wilson Mystery. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,900. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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When innkeeper Scarlet Wilson is asked to host Annalee Pinault and Gunnar Magnusdotter’s nuptials at the Four Acorns Inn, she never expects it to start a war of matrimonial madness. As tensions and tempers rise, one thing becomes clear -- someone's willing to do just about anything to prevent Scarlet Wilson from hosting weddings at the Four Acorns Inn. Does that include kidnapping the bride?
Miz Scarlet and the Holiday Houseguests (A Scarlet Wilson Mystery #3)
Series: A Scarlet Wilson Mystery, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 36,060. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
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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
Series: An Off-the-Books Mystery, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 50,230. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
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 Imposing Imposter (A Scarlet Wilson Mystery #1)
Series: A Scarlet Wilson Mystery, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,110. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
A financial Ponzi-style fraud costs the Wilsons everything but the old family manse....Opening the Four Acorns Inn sounds like a good idea, except for one thing -- someone is out to ruin them anyway possible, and that includes murder.
Miz Scarlet and the Vanishing Visitor (A Scarlet Wilson Mystery)
Series: A Scarlet Wilson Mystery, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 40,360. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(5.00)
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?
Henry Hartman's Boondoggle Crisis: An Off-the-Books Mystery, #2
Series: An Off-the-Books Mystery, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,580. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
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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
Series: A Gabby Grimm Fairy Tale Mystery, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,840. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(4.50)
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
Henry Hartman's Holiday Crisis: An
Series: An Off-the-Books Mystery, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 35,730. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
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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
Series: A Gabby Grimm Fairy Tale Mystery, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 36,840. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
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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.
Snow White and the Hunter: A Gabby Grimm Fairy Tale Mystery #1
Series: A Gabby Grimm Fairy Tale Mystery, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 52,600. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
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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.
The Practical Caregiver's Guide to Home Hospice Care: How to Help Someone You Love #3
Series: Practical Caregiver Guide, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 4,920. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Medicine
Are you a caregiver for someone who needs home hospice, unsure of what your job is for your loved one at the end of life? The Practical Caregiver's Guide to Home Hospice Care will help you understand not only how to take care of your loved one, but also yourself. Make the care you provide fit the real needs of the person needing help.

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