Frannie Shoemaker Campground Mysteries

7 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 188 ratings

Bats and Bones Publisher's Summary

Bats and Bones is a B.R.A.G Medallion Honoree. Frannie and Larry Shoemaker are retirees who enjoy weekend camping with their friends in state parks in this new cozy mystery series. They anticipate the usual hiking, campfires, good food, and interesting side trips among the bluffs of beautiful Bat Cave State Park for the long Fourth of July weekend - until a dead body turns up. Confined in the campground and surrounded by strangers, Frannie is drawn into the investigation. Frannie's persistence and curiosity helps authorities sort through the possible suspects and motives, but almost ends her new sleuth career - and her life.

©2012 Karen Musser Nortman (P)2016 Karen Musser Nortman
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  • Book 1

    • Bats and Bones

    • The Frannie Shoemaker Campground Mysteries
    • By: Karen Musser Nortman
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Roberts
    • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Frannie and Larry Shoemaker are retirees who enjoy weekend camping with their friends in state parks in this new cozy mystery series. They anticipate the usual hiking, campfires, good food, and interesting side trips among the bluffs of beautiful Bat Cave State Park for the long Fourth of July weekend - until a dead body turns up. Confined in the campground and surrounded by strangers, Frannie is drawn into the investigation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable Cozy Mystery!

    • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 07-06-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • The Blue Coyote

    • The Frannie Shoemaker Campground Mysteries, Book 2
    • By: Karen Musser Nortman
    • Narrated by: Michelle Babb
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    Frannie and Larry Shoemaker love taking their grandchildren, Sabet and Joe, camping with them. But at Bluffs State Park, Frannie finds herself worrying more than usual about their safety, and when another young girl disappears from the campground in broad daylight, her fears increase. The fun of a bike ride, a flea market, marshmallow guns, and a storyteller are quickly overshadowed. Accusations against Larry and her add to the cloud over their heads. Frannie begins to puzzle out the mystery.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Book 2

    • By med c on 05-15-17

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 3

    • Peete and Repeat

    • The Frannie Shoemaker Campground Mysteries, Book 3
    • By: Karen Musser Nortman
    • Narrated by: Michelle Babb
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    A biking and camping trip to southeastern Minnesota turns into double trouble for Frannie Shoemaker and her friends as she deals with a canoeing mishap and a couple of bodies. Strange happenings in the campground, the nearby nature learning center, and an old power plant complicate the suspect pool and Frannie tries to stay out of it - really - but what can she do? After all, she is only curious, but sometimes it isn't just cats who have trouble with that!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Book 3

    • By med c on 05-30-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • The Lady of the Lake

    • The Frannie Shoemaker Campground Mysteries, Volume 4
    • By: Karen Musser Nortman
    • Narrated by: Michelle Babb
    • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Volume 4

    • By med c on 06-09-17

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 5

    • To Cache a Killer

    • The Frannie Shoemaker Campground Mysteries, Book 5
    • By: Karen Musser Nortman
    • Narrated by: Michelle Babb
    • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Geocaching isn't supposed to be about finding dead bodies. But when retiree Frannie Shoemaker goes camping, standard definitions don't apply. A weekend in a beautiful state park in Iowa buzzes with fund-raising events, a search for ninja turtles, a bevy of suspects, and lots of great food. But are the campers in the wrong place at the wrong time once too often?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Book 5

    • By med c on 03-30-18

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 6

    • A Campy Christmas

    • A Frannie Shoemaker Campground Adventure
    • By: Karen Musser Nortman
    • Narrated by: Michelle Babb
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    A holiday novella. The Shoemakers and Ferraros plan to spend Christmas in Texas with Larry and Jane Ann's brother and then take a camping trip through the Southwest. But those plans are stopped cold when they hit a rogue ice storm in Missouri and they end up snowbound in a campground. And that's just the beginning.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Cozy Christmas Adventure

    • By Lori on 12-01-16

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 7

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