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.
Deena didn't plan to leave her job as a high school teacher, but begins to think about journalism as an option. Unfortunately, with no experience it's hard to get a job at the local newspaper. She has the unexpected opportunity to try to get closure for Aunt Cora and write an investigative piece when her Matthew Meade's body is identified. He was murdered 50 years ago and Deena sorts through papers and contacts people he knew back then. A man, Leon Galt, thinks he knows the answer and he doesn't want any interference...
Thomas weaves a delightful story with associated twists of family members, old friends, and letters from Matthew's military service. Add to the mix conspiracy theories and the grassy knoll along with Galt's determination that Deena not find anything that will prove his story wrong. This was an enjoyable clean read. I can't wait to read the rest of the series.
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