When a deputy identifies the man's body 50 years after his disappearance, the family turns to their niece, Deena Sharpe, to uncover the truth about his murder. She's a burned-out high school teacher who soon discovers that a mysterious author is about to implicate her dead uncle in his latest conspiracy theory. 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. Along the way, she discovers some truths about life and about herself. From antique shopping to car chases to ghosts in the night, life in the suburbs just got a lot more complicated.
©2015 Lisa B. Thomas (P)2016 Lisa B. Thomas
Thank God for books of all kinds and ears to hear
This is one of the better cozy mysteries I've ever listened to. It's clever and intelligent, suspenseful and intriguing. If it had a better humor element, it would have been top notch. But it was great just the way it is, too. I just really value humor. The wit that is represented is quite good, just not enough of it in my opinion. The relationships between the characters are fantastic and I'm always a little relieved when the romance angle is not foremost. Already happily married is a welcome breath of fresh air!
The narrator was quite good. This book was very professional and I feel lucky to have obtained it free in exchange for this honest review.
In the middle somewhere.
The main character, Deena, was smart though she seemed quite timid at the start.
This was an enjoyable, easy going mystery to listen to and I couldn't guess the murderer till quite far in the book. Keeps you guessing.
The reading was good, with enough variations in her voice to feel the different characters.
This is a great book; this is the first book in the Cozy Suburbs Mystery series and is written by Lisa Thomas and narrated by Madeline Mrozek. Deena Sharpe is a burned out high school teacher. When a deputy identifies a man’s body 50 years after his disappearance her family asks Deena to put her sleuthing skills to the test to find out what really happened.
The narrator Madeline Mrozek did a wonderful job with this book. She did a great job with the different voices of each character in this book. It was very easy to listen to in one sitting and I didn’t want to stop listening until the end.
If you are looking for a great book with well-developed characters then you need to listen to this book. I am looking forward to listening to the next book by this author and narrator.
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This is the first book of Lisa B Thomas that I have read, but it won't be the last!
Not always a fan of cozy mysteries, this on could change my mind with twists, turns and a conspiracy theory, this kept my attention to the end. The characters were fun, well developed and were like someone you know.
I also like the narration of Madeline Mrozek. She has an easy listening voice adding character and interest to each person in the book. I look forward to hearing her again, especially for the other books in this series.
The highest praise I can give a book is that I will listen to again, Sharpe Shooter falls into that category, I had that much fun listening to it!
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A lover of cozy mysteries, contemporary romance and getting lost in the world of audiobooks
One of my favorite mystery series I own on Audible is also narrated by Madeline, so I was really excited to listen to this new series! The narration of Deana, Russell & all the townsfolk were done really well & it was easy to discern each of the characters from one another.
This mystery is a cold case that gets revived when the body of Matthew is officially found and identified. I like cold case mysteries because they always have a historical story line & in this case a really cool second running plot about JFK. The story had depth but it felt realistic. The characters are multi dimensional & have plenty of room to grow through the books in the series. I hope more will be out soon! I received this book in exchange for my honest review
Madeline Mrozek is an excellent narrator. Listening to her is like sitting in your living room and having her tell you a story. So, anything she narrates is worth your time. Additionally, this book is well written and has a good story line, well worth your time. "I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Blast."
I love listening to Psychological Thrillers , and Suspenseful or Action Novels..
I truly enjoyed this cozy mystery.. easy to follow and great narration.. highly recommended.. for mystery fans
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I rate on how mush I enjoyed a book, I am not a book critic.
Yes. Realistic, clever, intelligent, light murder mystery that kept me hooked.
The heroine Deena,was no cliche. Older, happy with who she is, sharp, someone I liked and could associate with.
I enjoyed her lively voice. Fresh and interesting.
Yes. It was not a mind blowing 'Hitchcock" type mystery, but I it kept me interested to the end.
I would listen to more stories by this authors. It is a good example of 'clean and simple, done well' v.s. 'over the top, done badly'. "This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."
Good suspense with lots of clues and twists, character development is very well done. See publisher's blurb for hints, no spoilers here. I really enjoyed this fine mystery and hope to read more from this author.
I was lucky to have been able to obtain an audio of this book and feel that Ms. Mrozek truly enhanced the author's work with her pleasant vocal range and voice interpretation of each character.
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This is book 1 in the Maycroft Mystery Series. Deena has left her teaching position at the high school and now needs to solve a mystery that implicates her family in a major crime. As she searchs family records, interviews people from the past and an author that writes conspiracy theory books she makes discoveries about family and herself as well. There are many twists and turns and even a question that leaves the listener wondering, scratching their head and going............hummm.....................! Bring on book 2.
The narration was well done.The characters were well portrayed.
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