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Sharpe Point

Maycroft Mystery Series, Book 4
Narrated by: Kelley Hazen
Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Sometimes in-laws are worse than outlaws.

Retired from teaching, rookie investigator Deena Sharpe wants justice for the wrongly accused. She also wants to impress her new boss. But when she trips over a dead body in the church’s haunted house, the police try to pin it on one of their clients. Can Deena defend a person she thinks may be guilty? 

To make matters worse, Deena’s mother-in-law has moved in and has plans of her own. She’s determined to teach her son’s wife how to properly cook and clean. But a clash with a nosy neighbor over the family’s dog sends everyone into a tailspin.

Now, Deena must risk her reputation to sort through the secrets and lies of small town politics. However, when clues point to the pastor, his wife, and his secretary, she is stuck in the middle of an unholy murder case.

Lisa B. Thomas’ Sharpe Point is the fourth book in the Maycroft Mystery series, a clean whodunit with plenty of snarky humor and a touch of romance. Buy it today to join in the fun.
 

©2017 Lisa B. Thomas (P)2018 Lisa B. Thomas

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Great Read

Sharpe Point (Maycroft Mystery #5) by Lisa B. Thomas was a great read. Deena Sharpe finds a dead body at the haunted house at the church's Halloween Carnival. She starts to prove a defense attorney's client did not kill the man. I enjoyed reading this book.

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Another good installment in the series...:)

This is no. 4 in the series (and the third I listened to), and it's the best installment so far:)

Deena Sharpe is the kind of character readers really like - a bit nosy (which is a good quality in a PI, right?) but also loyal, intelligent, warm, and with that spark of humor that makes her adorable even when she tries to be naughty...

This time there's a hard task ahead of her - how can she defend someone she personally thinks is guilty of the crime? But then new evidence comes to light and things stop being seemingly obvious, more suspects appear as more facts are uncovered, and finally Deena's conscience is satisfied:)

The books in the series are quite short, but the plots are logical, with enough red herrings and enough twists to keep you glued to the pages. As usual, we get a satisfactory although quite unexpected ending, but this time Ms Thomas added a cherry on the cake in the form of Deena's mother-in-law, Sylvia - I loved her character a lot:)

Narration by Ms Hazen is very good; it adds an emotional layer to the book, allowing you to relate to the feelings of the individual characters much better. I especially loved her interpretation of Sylvia - the voice given to that character just tells you everything about her and makes her sooo real in her cute annoyance (yes, it's possible to be cutely annoying:)).

Definitely a must for cozy mysteries lovers - whether you've read/listened to the other three parts or not:)

DISCLAIMER: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Great Listen!

I love this series! Lisa B Thomas has written a series that has some very endearing characters. Each book is a standalone listen, yet brings familiarity of characters and setting to the listener. I enjoy the main character of Deena so much, and found myself laughing out loud at times. Kelley Hazen is the perfect narrator for this book. She delivers the right emotions and humor flawlessly, plus has distinguished voices for the various characters. I will definitely listen to more books by this author and narrator in the future.

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  • TU
  • 09-04-18

An enjoyable story

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I thought this was a fun mystery story that was easy to listen to. The narration is well done and the characters are engaging. Although this is the fourth book in the series, and my first story in it, I was able to easily jump right in and follow the story. I didn't really feel lost at all.

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Great Mystery!

This is a great book; this is the fourth book in the Maycroft Mystery series and is written by Lisa Thomas and narrated by Kelley Hazen. Deena Sharpe is a retired teacher and is now a rookie investigator, she wants justice for the wrongly accused. When she trips over a dead body in the church’s haunted house the police try to pin it on one of her clients. She is determined to prove her client innocent and find the real killer. This is a great book with a wonderful story and well developed characters. This book will keep you listening long into the night. If you are looking for a great book, then you need to read this book. I really enjoy this narrator, she is one of my favorites. She does a fantastic job with all the voices and kept my attention until the end.

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An Awesome Listen

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the narrator and found it very entertaining. Life is never dull for Deena Sharpe, a retired school teacher turned investigator. Deena finds her next case by tripping over him in a haunted house. Through a series of misadventures Deena tries find out what happened to the town drunk. The suspense and humour never stop in this delightful tale set in small town Texas. Looking forward to the next book.

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Fun Listen

I enjoyed listening to this fun lighthearted mystery, a change from the dark mysteries. Deena is a retire teacher and wannabe investigator and main character who is trying to solve the murder of church custodian. At first I disliked Sylvia, Gary’s mother and Deena’s mother in law but then ended up liking her. Recommend to anyone who enjoys a fun, easy mystery with twists. I was this free review copy audiobook by Storyteller and have voluntarily left this review. Thank you

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Murder in a Church Halloween Carnival

In <strong>Sharpe Point</strong> by Lisa B. Thomas, Deena Sharpe gets embroiled in another murder case when she stumbles over a body at the haunted house at her church's Halloween carnival. Ray Brewster, the church's janitor with an unsavory reputation, lies dead. Soon, Deena's best friend's husband, Ian Davis, calls her in to his law office with a new investigative job. Though no post- mortem has been completed, a client of his in the midst of pressing harassment charges against Ray, Wendy Fairmont, is suspected of having killed the man. Then it comes out that Ray was blackmailing Wendy, a former beauty queen, now a wedding planner. The pressure from Mayor Thornhill for an arrest in time for his upcoming election forces Detective Gutmann to arrest Wendy. But even he soon suspects Wendy has been set up, so he too turns to Deena for help in finding the truth.

<strong>Sharpe Point</strong> was a fun book to listen to with enough humor and cleverness to make it highly enjoyable. I particularly liked the character of Sylvia, Deena's mother-in-law, who has always been highly critical of Deena's care of Sylvia's son, Gary. The characters in this book come alive and seem real, especially the details of how Deena wakes up unkempt, unlike the stars in movies. The plot has fun elements, with a creative ending that came as a surprise to me.

Kelley Hazen performs the audio version of <strong>Sharpe Point</strong>. Her female voices sound good, but though I have liked all her narration in previous books, several of her male voices came across as annoying. This was especially true of Deena's senior citizen neighbor, Edwin, and Charlie Abbott, son of the Reverend Abbott. However, I did appreciate her narrative parts.

I enjoyed <strong>Sharpe Point</strong>, appreciating the many fun characters and plot points. I look forward to the next book in the series and give this one five stars!

<strong>Disclaimer:</strong> I received this book for free for review purposes, but that had no effect on the content of my review.

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Such a fun series to follow

The Maycroft cozy mystery audio books narrated by Kelley Hazan mix the right amount of charm, quirk, spooky murder mystery, and well, coziness to make this a series you'll want to follow. Prime example from the opening chapter of this installation in the series... The main character bakes a cake under the strict supervision of her persnickety mother in law (a master baker) to bring to a church Halloween cake walk. Wacky events unfold (which they are want to do in Maycroft) and a large man falls dead atop the cake. As the character is explaining the situation to her husband and mother in law later that evening her mother in law questions how badly the deceased's head squished the prized cake and whether or not it (the cake) could have been salvaged. If lol moments like that don't sell you on the series than the fact that Hazan delivers these memorable lines with a fantastic array of voices should. Thank you to Ms. Thomas, Ms. Hazan, and audiobook boom for the complimentary copy of this book. I have left my unbiased review here of my own accord.

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  • A D.
  • 09-14-18

A murder mystery has never been so funny!

Be prepared for a ride. This is a murder mystery, of that there is no doubt. But the plot is also quirky and hilarious with all the idiosyncrasies of small town politics. It is, quite literally, a murder with lots of suspicious characters and a dollop of icing. Dina has her hands full between her boss, her mother-in-law, her pregnant friend, a maybe stalker, the police and, of course, the murder. Nothing is ever quite what it seems, most especially the outcome of Dina's investigation. But what do you do when the victim himself is worse than any of the suspects?

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.