Thursday, December 31, 2015

Book Review: "Sharpe Shooter" by Lisa B. Thomas

About the Author

Born and raised in Texas, Lisa Thomas always knew she wanted to be a writer. Finally, after thirty-
three years as a high school Journalism and English teacher, she released her first novel and hasn't slowed down. She also has a writing guide for creative non-fiction. Lisa lives a quiet life with her husband and peekapoo. Besides writing, she enjoys her grandchildren, photography, traveling, and antiquing (buying and selling old junk). Visit her website:

About the Book

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 Maycroft 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. 

If you like a clean, cozy mystery, buy Sharpe Shooter today! 

*Sharpe Shooter is loosely based on a true story. Matthew is the main character’s second cousin, although she refers to him as her “uncle.”  

My Review

Sharpe Shooter is the first book in the Maycroft Mystery Series. Deanna Sharpe, at first, appears to be an ordinary person with great instincts. In the beginning of the story Deanna has just lost her job, and she decides it's the perfect time she pursue her dream of becoming an investigative reporter rather than teach journalism, however, there isn't a position open at her hometown newspaper.Then her uncle's murdered body is found. He had been missing for fifty years and all leads appear to be a dead end. Her great aunt, the victim's mother, asks her to find out what happened to him and she agrees.

Deanna is smart and funny. Sharpe Shooter is an easy read and the characters are well-drawn and multi-dimensional. I loved the location descriptions. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to delving into the next book in the series, Sharpe Edge.

Purchase Sharpe Shooter!

Next Eight books and short stories on my review list are:
Mercy's Prince (He Who Finds Mercy, #1) by Katy Huth Jones (22% read)
Legend of the Walking Dead by Joy Nwosu Lo-Bamijoko

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