Citizen Insane

Citizen Insane Book in the bestselling Barbara Marr Murder Mystery Series Book Take the Monkeys and Run is Free in the Kindle Store If you think PTA meetings are boring then you haven t attended one in Barbara

  • Title: Citizen Insane
  • Author: Karen Cantwell
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 386
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Book 2 in the bestselling Barbara Marr Murder Mystery Series Book 1, Take the Monkeys and Run is Free in the Kindle Store 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 partBook 2 in the bestselling Barbara Marr Murder Mystery Series Book 1, Take the Monkeys and Run is Free in the Kindle Store 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 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 Books in the series Take the Monkeys and Run 1 , Citizen Insane 2 , Silenced by the Yams 3 , and Saturday Night Cleaver 4

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    1. This is hilarious suburban fiction. Karen Cantwell kept me laughing out loud through the whole thing.This is book two in the Barbara Marr series, and just when things had calmed down after Take the Monkeys and Run, life goes crazy again for Barbara and her friends Roz and Peggy. Life for these suburban housewives is always anything but normal. Sure, there's the usual PTA and yearbook committee stuff, getting the kids off the bus, but for Barbara and her neighbors, there's also Mafia hit men, bul [...]

    2. CITIZEN INSANE is another delightfully funny story of soccer mom, Barbara Marr. All Barb wants is a Sweet Tangerine Spice Ultra-Ultimate Pedicure at her favorite spa, La Voila Day Spa. She just wants to relax a bit. Things have been rough since we last met Barbara in "Take the Monkeys and Run." Her handsome FBI husband, Howard, still hasn't moved back into their house and now Barb sees him with a blonde floozy (her words) at a local Italian eatery, Fiorenza's. Has she made another terrible mista [...]

    3. I came to this book cold, without having read the beginning of the series, and I LOVED it.Barbara Marr is the wife of a movie-style FBI officer. She's also a dedicated soccer mom and perhaps the most hilarious amateur sleuth in literature. When her annoyingly beautiful neighbor shows up turning in demented circles on her front lawn, Barbara knows she's in for trouble -- and she's right. Within pages, Barbara is entangled in a top secret FBI investigation; a local yearbook scandal; a ruthless ban [...]

    4. Now, I understand why my mom never went to PTA meetings. Love Barbara Marr - wish she was my neighbor as long as I wasn't the next victim.

    5. Solid 4I like Barb and her neighborhood is definitely not boring. A funny story, even the dangerous parts are more calamitous than scary.

    6. In this sequel to TAKE THE MONKEYS AND RUN, suburban soccer mom and wanna-be online film reviewer Barbara Marr is merely seeking a nice relaxing foot massage at a day spa. She and her good friend and neighbor, Roz, are supposed to go to one together and be pampered. However, a slightly crazy dizzy weird woman named Bunny (yes, really!) shows up in her yard. And she's turning around in circles, muttering to herself.Now, on top of throwing a kink into Barbara's plans to hit the spa, it doesn't hel [...]

    7. From Lilac Wolf and Stuff:The cover, just like her previous novel, is colorful and quirky. If I saw this as a paperback it would catch my attention. Looks like it is just an e-book right now. But on the bright side it's only $2.99 and worth every penny!Can you read this if you haven't read Take the Monkeys and Run? Yes! There isn't really much that happened in the first one that she doesn't cover in this one. Like her husband isn't living at home and she explains that with finding out he's an FB [...]

    8. It’s never a dull moment for movie blogger and mom Barbara Marr. Just as she’s ready to enjoy a pedicure with her friends…not just any pedicure, but a Sweet Tangerine Spice Ultra-Ultimate Pedicure, one of her neighbors is acting crazy on her front lawn screaming about killing rabbits. Not to mention that Barbara is sure this nut is having an affair with her George Clooney look-alike FBI agent husband.When another neighbor is nearly killed, Barbara knows there’s something ominous going on [...]

    9. Citizen Insane fulfills the promise of its clever name -- it is fun and unique. Barbara Marr is the mother of three girls who encounters all kinds of trouble -- at PTA meetings, while driving to a friend's house, and dining at a restaurant. We get to help solve the source of her trouble as we read the fast-paced chapters. As a mystery buff, I appreciated the puzzle and enjoyed detecting the bad guys. However, the real strength of this book is the humor. Karen Cantwell uses moderate sarcasm, movi [...]

    10. Barbara Marr, everyone’s favorite mystery solving soccer mom, returns in this humorous sequel and Karen Cantwell did not disappoint. I always get so nervous getting into series. What if the next don’t live up to the first? What if I am disappointed or disillusioned with a character I’ve come to identify with? I loved quirky Barbara with her colorful friends and movie references. I loved that the often unbelievable circumstances were handled with sarcastic humor and self-deprecation. I didn [...]

    11. Just an average night at the PTA meeting, right? Wrong, for Barbara Marr that is the suburban soccer mom who seems to attract interesting predicaments with every move she makes. After accompanying her best friend (and PTA president) Roz to a PTA meeting to help quel some yearbook drama, Barbara and her friends are witness to their neighbor Bunny threatening to kill her former best friend, Michelle. What at first appeared to just be an expression of speech turns into possible reality after Barbar [...]

    12. Ah, part two in this wacky series is out and I am loving it.Barbara is back with her band of cohorts, or shall we say neighbors and of course the hijinks begin and nobody quite knows how they got involved. Barbara is a housewife, separated from her hot FBI hubby and she hangs with her neighbors. On the way out for a pedicure, neighbor Bunny is on her lawn, talking to herself and walking in circles. So the story begins. No spoilers here - just a quick review of my thoughts.In all honesty, the plo [...]

    13. It's almost a four star! There should really be some more distinction between stars because for me, 5 is amazing and few books get this, 4 is really really good and most books I like fall here, 3 is decent and readable, 2 is eh, and 1 is horrible. While I may not recommend this cute middle-aged-mom-kicks-butt-and-makes-actually-funny-jokes mystery to my friends, I think my mom would secretly like it. Not that I'll ever get her to stop reading her serious books and memoirs and dog memoirs to read [...]

    14. "It's like one of those towns in those ridiculous mystery books - murders every week and the same person has to solve all of the crimes" she ranted once after three glasses of wine "We've become characters in a silly mystery book"This sums up all Cozy Mystery series really, but it was a fantastic quote from this fantastic book! They are a quick read, but funny, packed with action movie quotes/scenes and a tad of romance on the side. I had lots of laughs during this book. The characters are still [...]

    15. I was mostly amused and at times confused when reading the book about the wife of a George Clooney look alike who is an FBI agent. I did not read the first book of the series but that wasn't the reason I was confused while reading it. The story was taking so many twists. the PTA and school yearbooks to a hidden murder weapon and an Italian cook that I had trouble keeping everything straight. Glad I kept reading because everything did get connected by the end of the book and there is even a wonde [...]

    16. This book is much like the first Barbara Marr mystery. Fortunately it focuses less on her relationship with her husband, as that was just getting a little obnoxious. However, it seems like the author reuses parts of the first book when re-introducing the characters in this one. I get that authors have to make sure that people who didn't read the first book know who the characters are, but should really come up with new ways to say the same things. Janet Evanovich is great at it when she talks ab [...]

    17. Dove right into this without realizing it was actually #2 in a series. I was doing an exploration into random books on my kindle as I couldn't decide what to read next. This book sucked me right in. Fun and simple writing style much like Janet E. There's nothing like shutting off the brain and letting yourself get immersed into this type of novel!Great characters I wouldn't mind revisiting again. Suppose I should go back to read #1, the Monkeys, but I kinda like the idea of moving on to the Yams [...]

    18. If there isn't another book after this I'm going to have to hunt the author down and chain her to a chair and force her to continue writing books. She ends this book with a "The End---Or is it?" How cruel is that?This is a funny series with well drawn, believable characters and you just know if they were real they would be among your best friends.An amusing and briskly moving story line keeps you glued to the page and makes this a fairly quick read. The mystery was such that I just didn't see th [...]

    19. This series is simply one of the funniest ones out there for murders or cozy murders. Ms. Cantwell has a sense of 'style' of writing that makes me remember her titles and watch excitedly for the next edition out.Barbara Marr, a married mother of three just does not have an average life at all. She tries, but fate is plain against her. Trying to repair her marriage, she steps right into her FBI agent-husband's case. Added to the fact that the husband looks like George Clooney and jealousy rears i [...]

    20. Barb’s neighbors are acting weird, and a scandal has occurred with the elementary school’s yearbook. Barb gets sucked into the mystery full-force all while trying to grapple with her failing marriage to an FBI agent. I’ve found as I get older that I no longer am easily impressed by a book. But, I loved this story! The action took place almost immediately and was fast-paced! Characters were likable and entertaining. I could barely put it down. Yes, some of it was predictable, but some of it [...]

    21. It was good! I was afraid it wouldn't be since I absolutely loved Take the Monkeys and Run, but I wasn't disappointed at all. After I got passed the "sleepy, safe, Rustic woods" description and realized this is fiction, I excitedly went along for the ride. Total page turner. Barb is totally likeable, unlike her husband, who completely had me annoyed. I would recommend he be written with a few more reedemable qualities and I'd like to see how his job fits in with their life in future novels. Over [...]

    22. The story was cute and the characters were cute but the writing was terrible. Barbara (the main) character is a movie buff but instead of allowing the reader to pick up on the references they are force fed to you. Written for the lowest common dominator. However it was a nice quick read and a cute little diversion to some of the other longer more involved reads. It was a great little book for the Book Club to start the year reading.

    23. Barbara Marr is a mini van soccer mom with an FBI husband that looks like a movie star. Barbara seems to get herself in the middle of a mystery without trying and this book is no different. With the help of her crazy friends she gets messed up in some yearbook mishap that turns out to be a lot more than it seems. She slowly finds out that people she knows are not who they seem to be. This is a really fun book with a lot of laughs and a good mystery!

    24. I had forgotten how much fun Karen Cantwell's books were to read! I had read Take the Monkeys and Run last year and quickly picked up more of her books. Then they got lost in my TBR pile. I needed a light quick read and came across this book I hadn't read. This is absolutely delightful read. I love the quirky humor and suspenseful plot keeps you reading. I can't wait to see what kind of trouble Barb finds next.

    25. #2 in the Barbara Barr Murder Mystery.Well, Barbara is at it again. This time a PTA meetings gets out of hand and leads to murder.As I have stated previously, I like the Barbara Barr mysteries. The author has done a very good job of balancing the characters and the scenes feel like a real suburban. These books read fairly quickly, and everything gets solved nicely in the end. Not a bad way to spend an evening.Three stars.

    26. Another hoot from Cantwell. I loved visiting the ladies of Rustic Woods, VA once more. I do hope that next time around we will find Barbara and Howard happily together though. I realized separating them gives Cantwell more chances for Barbara to poke around and get herself into trouble, but I'm sure she can work around having him a full-time presence in their marriage once more. I'd love to see them get into trouble together for a change.

    27. First, let me mention that I won this book in a First-Reads giveaway. Thank you!!! It was a quick, easy read and I absolutely loved the main character Barbara Marr. She was witty and fun! I was quickly grasped by her, yet I wasn't with the story line. I had a hard time envisioning the action scenes and The story seemed like something you'd see in a cartoon. I would have liked to see Barb in a different role. I really loved the character, but the storyline didn't fit.

    28. fast, fun chick bookIf you think PTA meetings are boring, then you havent attended one in Barbara Marrs 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.

    29. I've noticed that Barbara has the same eye twitch that Stephanie Plum gets when she's stressed. That came across to me as the author copying Janet Evanovich (not necessarily intentionally). But it was only a small thing and otherwise, this is a well written, highly amusing series. Don't let the fact that it's self published put you off, it really is worth reading if you like funny, cozy mysteries. Can't wait to see more from this author, whether it's the Barbara Marr series or something new.

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