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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Book Review - Mama Sees Stars by Deborah Sharp

I truly enjoy a well-written and lively cozy mystery, and I particularly enjoy the down-right hilarious Mace Bauer series written by Deborah Sharp.

I had the great pleasure of reading her latest book, "Mama See Stars," recently, and I'm here to testify - this is one fun-filled, adventure packed story that is guaranteed to keep a smile on your face as you are trying to figure out who-dun-it!

About The Book:

When a film crew comes a'callin on little Himmarshee, Mace snags a job as animal wrangler. Mama is sure this cowboy flick will be her own ticket to Hollywood. The Left Coasters are out of their element: No vanilla lattes or yoga studios. Hotter outside than a Santa Ana. Mosquitoes as big as Gulfstream jets.

The locals think the film folk are nuttier than squirrels at a peanut festival. But make-believe turns to murder when Mace finds the movie's producer shot and strung up at the horse corral. Who in blue blazes DIDN'T want to kill the much-hated executive? Mama's role might be miniscule, but her head swells to superstar proportions. When evil starts stalking the cast, Mama might just become one dead diva.

I truly enjoyed this adventure with Mama, Mace and all the good folks of Himmarshee!  Deborah Sharp keeps the action moving along, and the laughs a'coming by the truckloads as she entertains her readers with a smart, well-written story that leaves you gasping for breath, both from laughter and from suspense!

About The Author:

Deborah Sharp was a reporter for USA Today for nearly two decades. Given all the stories she wrote about killer sharks, rampaging alligators, and human evil-doers, it's a wonder she leaves her house.

She traded the sad stories of the news business for the funny ''Mace Bauer Mystery'' series, set in a sweet-tea-and-barbecue slice of her native Florida. The series debuted with ''Mama Does Time'' (Midnight Ink, 2008). Mama's out of the slammer and into the saddle in ''Mama Rides Shotgun''(July 2009.) In 2010's ''Mama Gets Hitched,'' Mama ties the sacred knot of matrimony . . . for the fifth time. And in the upcoming, ''Mama Sees Stars'' (Sept. 2011), a murder might just spoil Mama's big scene.

Deborah's Florida mysteries are funny, with a soft Southern edge: Think Carl Hiaasen on estrogen.

She lives in Fort Lauderdale with her husband of more than 20 years, television reporter Kerry Sanders. No kids. No pets. They had goldfish once. Turned out badly.

Her short fiction and essays have appeared nationally,and her humorous commentaries have run on NPR. She's been on the Today Show -- more than once! She's grateful for the chance to have chatted with Al Roker and other TV stars about her wacky Mama character, and the transition she made from journalism to novels.

Be sure to check out her website at http://www.deborahsharp.com/ for more information on her books and upcoming projects!

I received a review copy of this book from the author. I was not compensated for my opinion.


Deborah Sharp said...

Thanks for the kind words about my ''Mama,'' Sharon, and for all you do to promote books and reading. Love the blog, too... got the chance this AM to click here and enjoy ''Autumn Leaves,'' one of my favorite songs ever.

Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews said...

You are more than welcome, Deborah! Keep telling those "Mama" stories!!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

This series has been on my radar for a while (and I have one of the books on my Kindle). Sounds like I need to read the first one soon and work my way to Mama Sees Stars :)

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

Sounds like a fun quirky read.