Monday, May 26, 2014

Agnes Barton rises

Eleanor and I have been holed in a cabin in East Tawas. Our last adventure was finding Bigfoot, and ever since, we've been hounded by the press wanting the skinny on the "real" story. I told them of course that they'll just have to buy the book Bigfoot in Tawas as it has the full account. 

Anyway, we've been kept quite contained of late and without one crime to investigate. Sigh, okay so it hasn't been a full month that our latest adventure was out there for the public to digest, but both El and I are itching for another adventure. That is if Madison ever gets around to giving us something juicy to do. One thing I do know is that Agnes Barton will rise again and when she does, you'll be taken my complete surprise. 

Long live our senior sleuth adventures!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Bigfoot in Tawas now available

I've taken cozy mystery where it's never gone before!
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Bigfoot in Tawas is now live on AmazonBarnes and Noble, and Kobo.
As my loyal readers it's $.99 thru 4/29/14 Take advantage of the introductory price before it goes away! If you're on my newsletter list you have a chance at prizes by replying to the email. Please check you spam folder to make sure you don't miss an opportunity to win!

Bigfoot in Tawas
Agnes and Eleanor embark on their most challenging case to date, finding Bigfoot!
Agnes isn’t sure what to say when Billy Matlin, hires her to find Bigfoot, and it doesn’t help that Eleanor is hiding in the car. Who is she to say that Bigfoot isn’t real, and lord knows she sure could use a paying gig. Armed with a baggie full of brown hair, Agnes and Eleanor march into the sheriff’s department, but Sheriff Peterson is reluctant to test the hair. Outright refusing to use county resources for a DNA analysis.

Before long, the Department of Natural Resources and the United States Fish and Game Service also both refuse to test the hair. Suggesting that the only way they would investigate is if an endangered species is involved. Never one to be told no, Agnes does the only thing she thinks will get them to change their minds by planting evidence in the form of a road killed Bald Eagle on Billy’s property.

East Tawas is not only overrun with Bigfoot sightings, but it would seem just about everyone they question claims to have seen something mysterious in the woods. When big game hunters roll into town, and with the DNR and U.S. Fish and Game fighting over the brown hair, not to mention a reality show offering up a ten million dollar prize to whoever finds Bigfoot, it’s up to Agnes and Eleanor to find out the truth, which is further complicated when Billy Matlin mysteriously disappears.
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Friday, April 11, 2014

Coming Soon ~ Bigfoot in Tawas

Bigfoot in Tawas is the sixth book in the Agnes Barton Senior Sleuths Mystery Series.

Coming late April.

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Agnes and Eleanor embark on their most challenging case to date … finding Bigfoot!

Agnes isn’t sure what to say when Billy Matlin hires her to find Bigfoot, and it doesn’t help that Eleanor is hiding in the car. Who is she to say that Bigfoot isn’t real? And, lord knows, she sure could use a paying gig. Armed with a baggie full of brown hair, Agnes and Eleanor march into the sheriff’s department, but Sheriff Peterson is reluctant to test the hair, outright refusing to use county resources for a DNA analysis.

Before long, the Department of Natural Resources and the United States Fish and Game Service also both refuse to test the hair, suggesting that the only way they would investigate is if an endangered species is involved. Never one to be told no, Agnes does the only thing she thinks will get them to change their minds by planting evidence in the form of a road-killed Bald Eagle on Billy’s property.

East Tawas is not only overrun with Bigfoot sightings, but it would seem just about everyone they question claims to have seen something mysterious in the woods. When big game hunters roll into town, and with the DNR and U.S. Fish and Game fighting over the brown hair, not to mention a reality show offering up a ten million dollar prize to whoever finds Bigfoot, it’s up to Agnes and Eleanor to find out the truth, which is further complicated when Billy Matlin mysteriously disappears.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

New Release Target of Death

I have another new release to announce and this time around it's the first in a brand new series. Target of Death, A Cajun Cooking Mystery. Once again it's cozy mystery and it featured one of my actual readers as a main character. That was a hoot on many levels. This is also my strongest female leads yet. She's a kick butt type of a girl, but with someone who competes in archery tournaments you should expect no less. Introductory price $.99 thru March 3, 2014 as a way to thank my readers.



When Tammy Rodrigue, known as Louisiana Sassy on the archery circuit, rolled into Bear Paw, Michigan, for the archery competition, Tournament of Trouble, she never expected to be considered a suspect in a murder investigation. Sure, the victim was killed via an arrow through his heart with the same white and pink fletches (feathers) like Tammy uses, but she had just come to town. Not only that, but she was just pulled out of a ditch by a mysterious man wearing a ski mask. Most women might be frightened, but not Tammy. She’s tough as nails and not about to be intimidated by anyone, not even the local archery hot shot, Daniel Adams, who turned out to be the man under the mask.

Tammy and her tag-along friend, Dixie, slid their way into town amidst a snowstorm and took shelter at the local restaurant, Hidden Pass, run by a kind senior citizen, Margarita Hickey, who offers them a place to stay. As it were, Margarita was down on her luck and her business had gone on hard times. She’s impressed when Tammy spices up the chili she ordered with her own brand of spices that she always carries with her. It’s then that a plan is hatched, and Tammy and Dixie devise a way to help Margarita by creating Cajun recipes that Margarita could serve during the winter festival.


As Tammy and Dixie begin to poke into Sheriff Simon Price’s murder investigation, they discover there are more secrets in this town than what’s hiding out in the Bayou back home. Margarita, not one to be left out in the cold, tags along, too. The victim, Clayton Percy, has cheated on his wife and has been flashing cash all over town, but nobody seems to know why. Or are they keeping it a secret? Will Tammy and Dixie be able to solve this mystery in time before the Tournament of Trouble, or will Tammy finally miss her mark?

Available at:
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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Agnes Barton/Kimberly Steele Cozy Mystery Series


Book one of the Agnes Barton/Kimberly Steele Cozy Mystery series is now available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Kobo.

Kimberly Steele had barely recovered from her wedding reception the day before, and now, she’s just discovered the body of her husband’s former girlfriend, Clare Barnett, someone whom she had argued with hours ago at a photo shoot for the Pretty and Hip perfume line. It’s no wonder she was the prime suspect, at least in the eyes of Deputy Danworth.

Jeremy Preston wasn’t about to allow his new wife, Kimberly, to be railroaded, although he was upset that Kimberly had pushed Clare into Lake Huron right before Clare’s death, or so Clare said. He hired Agnes Barton, a senior-aged sleuth, from East Tawas, who had a high success rate of crime solving, never expecting that his pregnant wife would begin to traipse around with Agnes and her partner, Eleanor Mason, as they dug into the background of Clare that led all the way to Hollywood.


Agnes and Eleanor were rooming at Mrs. Barry’s house during the case, the same beer-toting senior and mother of Sheriff Clay Barry who not long ago ran for sheriff in East Tawas, much to the chagrin of Agnes and Eleanor. But this time around Mrs. Barry had changed her tune and gave them the use of her car.

Now available on the following sites.
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