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Karen Musser Nortman
Visit her website at www.karenmussernortman.comKaren 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... show more

Visit her website at www.karenmussernortman.comKaren 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 to 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.
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jbarrett5 book reviews, etc
jbarrett5 book reviews, etc rated it 2 weeks ago
The Long, Wrong Trailer by Karen Musser Nortman This camping RV book is about a couple who buy an RV, not knowing what they are doing.They decide around Halloween to travel to a local campground and others help them in many ways.Like hearing of how everything works. Love the hidden spaces for things...
Gene
Gene rated it 3 years ago
Frannie Shoemaker and the gang are visiting Old Dam Trail State Park which happened to be near the hometown for one of the company's woman Donna Nowak. Her brief stay with her foster parents was not happy, but the place is nice (and haunted by the Lady of the Lake according to the local legend) so s...
Gene
Gene rated it 4 years ago
First of all I need to note that I would not go camping with Shoemaker couple even if I would be paid to do so: they attract crime like light attract butterflies. Having said so, I now can proceed with the plot description. Frannie Shoemaker and Co. go camping to southeastern Minnesota this time. Fr...
Gene
Gene rated it 4 years ago
Frannie and Larry Shoemaker are retired couple who went camping with their friends and relatives. They hoped for a long quiet weekend, but found themselves right in the middle of a murder investigation (they stumbled upon a dead body on a hiking trail), bad weather and other unpleasant things instea...
Gene
Gene rated it 5 years ago
First things first: I need to mention I received this book from Goodreads giveaways.Frannie and Larry Shoemaker, a retired couple went camping with their grandchildren and their friends. The trip started with them takings a wrong turn which took them to a dirt road dead-ending in a junkyard where th...
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