Books

Cozy Suburbs Mystery Series

Sharpe Shooter, Book 1

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Burned-out high school teacher Deena Sharpe is ready for a change. She has no idea a fifty-year-old murder case is about to turn her life upside down.

The Perry County Sheriff’s office has found a skeleton in the closet…literally. When they identify the man’s body fifty years after his disappearance, his family turns to Deena to uncover the truth about his murder.

The clock begins ticking when she discovers a mysterious writer is about to implicate the victim in his latest conspiracy theory book. She must channel her inner super-sleuth to solve the puzzle and protect her family name. With the help of her off-beat brother and others from the cozy town of Maycroft, Texas, Deena takes on a quest that leads to more questions than answers.

Sharpe Shooter is the first book in the Cozy Suburbs Mystery Series. With antique shopping, car chases, and ghosts in the night, the story will keep you guessing as you follow Deena on her quest for the truth.  Buy on Amazon  Also available as an audio book!

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Sharpe Edge, Book 2

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If Deena Sharpe had known she would soon be investigating another death, she might have skipped Christmas altogether. Buoyed by a new job and a spirit for the holidays, she carries on, blind to what the next few weeks will hold.

A Christmas party for the upper crust of the small Texas town of Maycroft turns tragic when the hostess ends up dead. Everyone assumes her death is an accident—everyone except her daughter, Estelle. She turns to Deena to help solve the mystery. A jealous friend and a mysterious heir are just two of the likely suspects.

As a school teacher turned newspaper reporter, Deena must get crafty to dig out the truth before anyone else gets hurt, including her own brother.

Sharpe Edge is the second book in the Cozy Suburbs Mystery Series. A little romance, some snarky suburban competition, and a lot of mystery will keep you turning pages in this cozy whodunit.   Buy on Amazon

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Sharpe Mind, Book 3

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Memories are worth more than money. Or are they?

Former teacher turned reporter Deena Sharpe craves more adventure than covering dull city council meetings in the small town of Maycroft, Texas. But when she follows a hunch to investigate a story lead, she finds a dead body and becomes suspect number one.

To make matters worse, a new psychic in town has residents on edge. Strange happenings multiply as quickly as the list of murder suspects, and Deena finds herself with more adventure than she had bargained for. No pedicure is too painful and no dumpster is too deep as Deena seeks to unveil the killer before anyone else gets hurt.

Sharpe Mind, Book 3 in the Cozy Suburbs Mystery series, offers readers a healthy dose of intrigue along with a generous sprinkle of humor.  Buy on Amazon

Sharpe Turn, Book 4

Can grief turn a good person into a cold-blooded killer?

All Deena Sharpe wants to do is learn how to write a good mystery. Instead, she finds herself embroiled in one. A famous author has agreed to teach a writing class in the small Texas town of Maycroft. But on the second day of class, his wife is killed in a car crash and the police suspect foul play. Is it some kind of hoax to teach his students about plotting a murder? Not likely. Before long, the list of suspects piles higher than Big Tex at the State Fair.

Deena is once again sucked into the investigation when her brother’s friend is accused of the crime. With Russell by her side, she must clear their friend’s name and stay out of trouble with Maycroft’s newest police detective. Not only that, but it’s Gary’s sixtieth birthday, and Deena’s mother-in-law is coming to town. What’s a Southern gal to do?

Fans of Agatha Christie and clean, cozy mysteries are sure to love the wit and twists of Sharpe Turn. Buy on Amazon.

Sharpe Point, Book 5

A haunted house at the church’s Halloween carnival is a likely place to trip over a body. Unfortunately, this one is dead. In her new role as investigator for a defense attorney, Deena Sharpe must prove their client is innocent. But when clues point to the pastor, his wife, and his secretary, Deena is stuck in the middle of an unholy murder case.

If you like a fast-paced, puzzling mystery, check out Sharpe Point today!

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