Tag Archives: Karen Cantwell

Citizen Insane by Karen Cantwell

Citizen Insane by Karen Cantwell is the second book in the “Barbara Marr” murder mystery series. Publisher: Books on the Green, June 2011

If you think PTA meetings are boring, then you haven’t attended one in Barbara Marr’s neighborhood, where MURDER is on the agenda. Always one to stumble into trouble, Barb learns the hard way that a seemingly innocent yearbook scandal is actually part of a more sinister and deadly plot. Join soccer mom and movie lover Barbara Marr in this second laugh-out-loud, chaotic mystery, where high-profile crime and suburban living collide in an unexpected fashion.

What a hilarious and riotous read! All she wanted was her husband back home but instead we are taken on a very funny, side-splitting and amusing caper in the life of Barbara Marr. This cleverly-written, fast-paced and light-hearted mystery is full of laugh-out-loud moments, especially when Barbara is pulled into action. I’m looking forward to the next fun-filled adventure with Barbara and the gang in this entertaining and fun-tastic series.

The Chronicles of Marr-nia by Karen Cantwell

The Chronicles of Marr-nia by Karen Cantwell. Publisher: Karen Cantwell, October 2010

Four funny and touching short stories featuring soccer mom and movie lover, Barbara Marr who made her debut appearance in the hilarious murder mystery, Take the Monkeys and Run. Also, just for fun, the author has included two BONUS shorts with different themes. All-in-all – a collection sure to entertain.

This was another hilarious romp with Barbara Marr and her wacky enjoyment of life as she sees it. The Barbara Marr short stories are wonderful and will leave you smiling.

Take the Monkeys and Run by Karen Cantwell

Take the Monkeys and Run by Karen Cantwell is the first book in the new “Barbara Marr” murder mystery series. Publisher: Karen Cantwell, June 2010

Film lover Barbara Marr is a typical suburban mom living the typical suburban life in her sleepy little town of Rustic Woods, Virginia. Typical, that is until she sets out to find the missing link between a bizarre monkey sighting in her yard and the bone chilling middle-of-the-night fright fest at the strangely vacant house next door. When Barb talks her two friends into some seemingly innocent Charlie’s Angels-like sleuthing, they stumble upon way more than they bargained for and uncover a piece of neighborhood history that certain people would kill to keep on the cutting room floor.

Enter sexy PI Colt Baron, Barb’s ex-boyfriend who would love to be cast as new leading man, filling the role just vacated by her recently estranged husband, Howard. When Colt flies in from out of town to help Barb, events careen out of control and suddenly this mini-van driving mother of three becomes a major player in a treacherous and potentially deadly FBI undercover operation. It’s up to her now. With little time to spare, she and she alone, must summon the inner strength necessary to become a true action heroine and save the lives of those she loves. The question is can she get them out alive before the credits roll?

Oh my gosh, from the first page to the last, this book will tickle your funny bone as we watch Barbara Marr live out scenes from movies. When she accidentally stumbles upon a crime scene, her curiosity gets the best of her and dragging her two friends with her set out to solve the mystery of the empty house next door. Along the way Barbara gets involved with some interesting characters. The situations that Barbara gets into will have you rolling on the floor as she discovers that things are not as the appear. This fast-paced and action-filled story was a fun book to read. I hope we get to see more of Barbara Marr and friends.

*new-to-me author