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Sharpe Shooter: Skeleton in the Closet

Cozy Suburbs Mysteries, Book 1
Narrated by: Kelley Hazen
Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
4 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)
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She’s strong. She’s smart. And she’s way in over her head.

Deena Sharpe knows nothing about investigating a cold-blooded murder, but when her sweet aunt asks her to find out who killed her son, that’s exactly what Deena agrees to do. Only hitch, he died 50 years earlier, although his body was just discovered in a sheriff’s forgotten evidence closet.

To make matters worse, a big-city conspiracy nut is determined to cash in on her family’s misfortune and implicate Deena’s dead cousin in the crime of the century. Can this small-town, southern woman with genteel manners outwit those who’d rather keep the truth under wraps, or will her family make front page news for all the wrong reasons?

Sharpe Shooter: Skeleton in the Closet is the first standalone whodunit in the clean and humorous Cozy Suburbs Mysteries series. If you like perplexing puzzles, quirky characters, and a mature, savvy sleuth, you’ll love Lisa B. Thomas’ mysteries with heart and humor.

Buy Sharpe Shooter today to unmask a killer and get a good chuckle along the way.

©2015 Lisa B. Thomas (P)2019 Lisa B. Thomas

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Very Enjoyable

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by narrator and really enjoyed it. I started listening to this series with the second book and really like being introduced to all the main characters. What can an out of work school teacher do to keep herself busy...Well Deena Sharpe has herself a family mystery to solve. After a 50 year old skeleton turns out to be her missing uncle, Deena is asked to find out why he was killed. With the help of her brother, Deena starts to turn everyone's world upside down. It's a great combination of suspense and humour in the sunny state to Texas. Well worth listening too.

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main character is boring.

the main character.brags to the point of being boring. couldn't make it through the first chapter

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Sharpe Shooter: Skeleton in the Closet

Deena Sharpe takes on the case of a 50 year old murder in this cozy mystery. I loved all the twists and turns that kept me guessing... right up until the end!

Kelley Hazen did a fabulous job with the narration. Her ability to voice so many different characters is amazing. I look forward to listening to her next performance!

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

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Quirky Mystery

I enjoyed listening to this fun lighthearted at times funny 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 her Uncle Matthew murdered 50 yrs. ago after skeleton was identified by DNA. Investigator reporter is trying to connect his death with conspiracy of President Kennedy’s assassination. Narrator does great with the characters. 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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Sharpe twists abound in this book!!

I really enjoyed this story, with so many twist for the motive it keeps you on your toes and listening right up until the end. I love the one liners and playful banter between the main character and her husband, it had me laughing in a few places.
Deena gets a phone call that turns her life upside down, when after 50 years her missing uncle's body is found in the evidence room at the police station. Triggering multiple conspiracies for the reason for his death. Deena and her brother start looking into the past in the hope that they can find the answers her grandmother needs to be able to rest in peace.
The narrator was easy to listen too and the time just flew by listening to the story.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 02-10-19

Sometimes the truth hurts more than it helps.

When Deena Sharpe, 59, loses her long held position as high school teacher, she quickly becomes bored with her retirement and instead decides to try her hand at journalism. After a slow start, she learns of the discovery of a skeleton in an old evidence box, labelled Jane Doe, dating back to 1964. Sent for forensics and a facial reconstruction, this very cold case has many surprises.including a connection to Deena's own family. She promises her grandmother that she will try to find out what happened.

A really fun detective story with Deena and friends digging into the past, and discovering more about the family history than was comfortable. Numerous twists in the investigation and relationship interaction set in a Texan small town with all of it's gossip and prejudices, this makes for an enjoyable, and sometimes infuriating, read. The narrator is Kelley Hazen, whose deliciously intoned voice and Texan accent is a joy to hear. Always well paced and cadenced, she reads the text with warmth and gives individual voice to each of the numerous protagonists.
This is a quick and easy read with a good story line and a cast of often colourful characters.And is the first book in a series of Maycroft Mysteries.