Featured Selection: Real Actors, Not People by Karen Musser Nortman
Karen Musser Nortman
Murder raises its dreaded head once more and we’re off on another page-turning cozy mystery.
Frannie Shoemaker and her friends go camping to get away from the real world. So they are surprised and dismayed to find their wilderness campground the production site of a new ‘reality’ show–Celebrity Campout.
Reality intrudes on their week in the form of accidents, nature, and even murder.
They handle the situation with their usual humor, compassion, and mystery solving, because . . . camping can be murder.
About Karen Musser Nortman:
Karen Musser Nortman, after previous incarnations as a secondary social studies teacher (22 years) and a test developer (18 years), returned to her childhood dream of writing a novel.
Bats and Bones, a cozy mystery, came out of numerous ’round the campfire’ discussions, making up answers to questions raised by the peephole glimpses one gets into the lives of fellow campers. Where did those people disappear for the last two days? What kinds of bones are in this fire pit? Why is that woman wearing heels to the shower house?
Karen and her husband Butch originally tent camped when their children were young and switched to a travel trailer when sleeping on the ground lost its romantic adventure. They take frequent weekend jaunts with friends to parks in Iowa and surrounding states, plus occasional longer trips.
Entertainment on these trips has ranged from geocaching and hiking/biking to barbecue contests, balloon fests, and buck skinners’ rendezvous. Frannie and Larry will no doubt check out some of these options on their future adventures.
Karen has three children and eight grandchildren. She also loves reading, gardening, and knitting, and can recite the 99 counties of Iowa in alphabetical order.
Review by Here’s my thought on that:
It’s wonderful to be back on the road with the sleuthing group as they, again, start a relaxing camping vacation! Murder raises its dreaded head once more and we’re off!
I have been to the UP and find it to be as beautiful and serene as depicted in the story!
This adventure brings twists and turns. It is entertaining and a page-turner at the same time. I’ve read all of Frannie’s adventures and can never get enough!!! When will next book be released and where will it take us? I can hardly wait to see!