Miz Scarlet and the Vanishing Visitor

Miz Scarlet and the Vanishing Visitor

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A pleasant night in Bay Head, NJ, unexpectedly turns dangerous as Scarlet Wilson heads for home after a delightful weekend at the Jersey Shore 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 newly-orphaned Jenny Mulroney, the teenager who cared for her mother through her now-finished battle with cancer. The wicked stepfather has chased the girl out of her home and onto the road. Frightened and fending off unsavory characters with her wits, 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 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. Ready to start college with Miz Scarlet's help, busy earning her keep at the inn, Jenny's been less than honest about what happened before that crazed killer attacked. Now she's putting everyone in peril. What does all this have to do with a bar of organic soap said to have healing powers? When uncut diamonds stolen in a heist turn up encased in lavender glycerine, 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 sleuth is hot on the trail, determined to solve the mystery. (Novella)show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 340 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 19mm | 499g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large Print
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508662509
  • 9781508662501

About Sara M Barton

Sara M. Barton is the author of several cozy mystery novels and novellas, which are light-hearted "whodunits," along with some spy thrillers with a much darker edge. The Scarlet Wilson Mysteries are her most popular. Laced with humor and good-natured camaraderie from a regular cast of characters, "Miz Scarlet" and the gang tackle crimes in the fictional village of Cheswick, Connecticut. The Four Acorns Inn was once a private home, but now is a small bed and breakfast, where Scarlet and her teenage assistant, Jenny Mulroney, pamper guests. Reunited with her high school heartthrob, Kenny Tolliver, after a few decades, the feisty, funny innkeeper is still trying to figure out this love thing as she slides into middle age with the brakes on. Unfortunately, she has a knack for finding trouble at the drop of a hat, and once she finds it, she rarely lets it go until the problems are sorted out. Among the other series she's written are the Gabby Grimm Fairy Tale Mysteries, featuring gutsy, goodhearted Latimer Falls, Vermont Deputy Gabby Grimm; the Off-the-Books Mysteries, featuring FBI Agent Henry Hartman, his wife, Sydney, and the Hartman ladies; and the Roaring Kill Mysteries, featuring former protected witness "Marigold Flowers," author and TV producer Jefferson Cornwall, and his mother Liz, better known as mystery writer Lisbeth Causley. In addition, Sara M. Barton provides family caregiver education as The Practical Caregiver. She blogs about hospice, cancer, and other caregiver issues; she also provides free caregiver education at The Practical Caregiver Guides website.show more

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142 ratings
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