Sunday, December 9, 2012

I'm Important Too

Madison Johns
I’m Eleanor Mason and while I do help out Agnes Barton with a little investigating, I’m important. I mean who else would keep the old girl on track. If not for me we would be knitting blankets for the residents at the nursing home, not that it would be a bad thing, but Agnes hid all my knitting needles.

If not for me Agnes would never have hooked up with her former boss and secret crush Andrew Hart. You might call me a bit of a matchmaker. I’m also the muscles of the operation, sort of like her bodyguard. I have been known as quite the scrapper, but what with Agnes getting into trouble, she needs me.

If you asked me how I changed during our case I’d have to say that I did what any friend would do... I guess you’ll have to read Armed and Outrageous to find out what happens.
As a child, Madison Johns preferred to distance herself from other children her age, and had been described as a dreamer. Even as a small child, she remembers staying awake many a night fighting dragons, whisked away to foreign lands, or meeting the man of her dreams.

She was a voracious reader of historical romance in her teen years and has always wished to one day journey to England, France, Ireland, and Scotland.

The writing bug bit her at the age of 44 and she pounded out three books since that time. As the publishing climate changed she took a risk and decided to self publish, first a collection of two horror short stories geared for YA, Coffin Tales Season of Death.

Madison's caring nature had led her to work in the healthcare field, where she was employed as a nursing care assistant at a nursing home, and it was there that she was inspired to write her first mystery, Armed and Outrageous, introducing amateur detective Agnes Barton. The book depicts two elderly ladies digging up clues with enough laugh out loud antics to make James Bond blush. During a free run on Amazon, Armed and Outrageous went to the coveted position of number one and afterward, had ranked on the top ten paid books for humor list.

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Armed and Outrageous

Senior sleuth — Grandma Mazur meets Murder She Wrote — cozy mystery.

Agnes Barton is not your typical senior citizen living in Tadium, MI, on the shores of Lake Huron. She drives a red hot Mustang, shops at Victoria's Secret, rankles local police officials, and has a knack for sticking her nose where it doesn't belong.

What does a murder that happened forty-three years ago have to do with missing tourist Jennifer Martin? Agnes makes it her personal mission to find out, and she's not letting the fact she's seventy-two get in the way. Butting heads with Sheriff Clem Peterson is something she's accustomed to, but lately Clem seems to be acting even more strange, making Agnes wonder what he may be hiding ala the Martin disappearance.

Agnes’ partner in crime, Eleanor Mason tags along, Watson to her Holmes.
Together, they unearth clues. If only Eleanor would behave, as although lovable, she has a knack for getting into trouble by tangling with her rival, Dorothy Alton, or flirting with anyone—male or female—and gossiping! She's incorrigible, but she does carry a Pink Lady revolver in her purse, one that has proved useful at times.

Life for Agnes and Eleanor is shaken up when Agnes' former boss and secret crush comes to Tadium. Before long, the lady sleuths have more on their hands to contend with as goons roll into town and bullets begin to fly.

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  1. Madison,
    I'm glad you could be with us today. Welcome!

  2. Great meeting Eleanor Mason(Watson!) Agnes is lucky to have such a friend. Fun post.


    1. Eleanor is a notorious line stealer. Thanks!

  3. I love the fact that you wrote a book about seniors that has adult content. This was a fun post, Madison.

  4. Must admit every time I see your name have to chuckle over your treatment of seniors. How about a few more of those oldies but goodies?

  5. Eleanor, you're a sleuth after my own heart. I love humor in my mysteries as well as a little romance, especially when it concerns seniors.

  6. I'm hooked. I've read enough of your posts now to know I have to read this book.
    Marja McGraw

  7. Was so nice to hear about Eleanor. She makes a great Watson to Agnes's Sherlock.

  8. Wendy took the words right out of my mouth!