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Sharpe Turn

Cozy Suburbs Mystery Series, Book 4
Narrated by: Kelley Hazen
Series: Maycroft Mysteries, Book 4
Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
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Summary

She wants to write a mystery. Instead she's embroiled in one.

When a famous author agrees to teach a writing course at the library, amateur sleuth Deena Sharpe eagerly signs up. But on the second day of class, the author's wife dies in a car crash, and the police suspect foul play. Is it a hoax to teach his students about plotting a murder mystery? Not likely.

Deena dives into the investigation when a friend is accused of the crime. With her brother's help, she must clear their friend's name and stay out of trouble with the town's newest detective. As if that weren't enough, it's her husband's birthday and her pushy mother-in-law is coming to town. What's a Southern gal to do?

Sharpe Turn is book four in the Cozy Suburbs Mystery Series by best-selling author Lisa B. Thomas. If you like a savvy sleuth and a twisty plot, this clean whodunit may be your new favorite cozy mystery. Get your copy today!

©2016 Lisa B. Thomas (P)2017 Lisa B. Thomas

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Brilliant

I just love this series. Highly recommend this audio book.
The storyline and characters are amazing.
And the narrator Kelly Hazen is suburb as always. Awesome.
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I'm Deena and I can't cook.

Since retiring from teaching, Deena Sharpe has been looking for an absorbing occupation and becoming a mystery writer could just be what she's looking for - she rather likes the idea. After all, she's a journalist, surely it can't be too different. A famous author recently moved to Maycroft and is offering weekly writing classes so she signs up. But when a friend of her brother becomes prime suspect in the murder of the author's wife, her real life sleuthing skills spring into action instead especially since there is a new detective in town.
In Agatha Christie fashion, clues are scattered along the way for the reader to try to work it out who-dun-it? and why, before Deena. Well written, and with good dialogue and character interaction, these stories just keep getting better, and with the excellent Kelley Hazen again narrating with warm gusto and great character voicings, this is a great addition to the series.
The book is completely stand alone though the development of characters re-met from previous stories increases enjoyment. My favourite of the books so far and recommended to those who enjoy fun but down to earth cozy mysteries.

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  • lynda
  • 11-12-17

A Great Listen

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the narrator and it is great. Deena Sharpe maybe pushing 60, but she's still causing trouble and having fun. She's decided to quit investigating until her brother's best friend is main suspect in a murder. Deena out to find the real murderer and deal with her visiting mother-in-law at the same time. Cozy Suburb Mystery Series have lots of suspense and humour.

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  • Jan M
  • 14-01-18

Fun Listen!

This is such a fun series and enjoyable listen. The narration fits this cozy story and the character of Deena is so cute and quirky. I find so much of the story as relatable to life. The humor is good too. I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written the review. This is a clean story and appropriate for most ages. It is a standalone listen and not a cliffhanger.

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  • Kelly watley
  • 12-12-17

Keeps getting better and better!!

The characters are well written and defined. And, as usual with the bad guys in the Cozy Suburbs Mystery Series, the bad guys have no heart at all. I can relate to the good guys in this series, but these bad guys.... I guess I just can't fathom people this bad. But, then again, I think I lead a sheltered life.

If you want a great mystery/cop story with action packed reading, this is definitely the book for you. I warn you though. Once you start with your first, you will be a fan for all of them.

I recommend this book highly.

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  • Catrina P
  • 26-04-19

Sharpe Turn

I’m really loving this humorous cozy mystery series , written by Lisa B. Thomas and narrated by Kelley Hazen.

Deena Sharpe sign up for a writing course to learn about writing murder mysteries, but when the teacher’s wife is murdered, it quickly becomes apparent that it’s not a hoax meant to improve their writing.

Step into the small town of Maycroft and enjoy the quirky, lovable characters!

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

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  • Lidia Chymkowska
  • 08-03-19

Deena as good as ever...:)

Installment no. 4 is as good as all the other books in the series:) You just can't have enough of Deena Sharpe, her crazy adventures and murder investigations that somehow just happen to find her, whether she wants them or not:)

This time Deena has to help her brother's friend to prove his innocence - and as usual before we find out who the real killer is we will discover clues, uncover secrets and suspect more than one person only to change our mind with every new piece of evidence or information Deena finds... We'll also smile a lot - Deena has a knack for getting into embarassing situations:)
The plot is really fast, dialogues funny, background characters colourful and sometimes quirky but believable, and the ending as surprising as it should be:)

Narration by Ms Hazen is also as good as in all the other books in the series. The character voices are very well done, diversified and well-matched, and the pace of her reading makes it easy to follow the story. A wonderful interpretation of the book:)

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

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  • Karen M.
  • 12-01-18

Love This Series!

When a famous author's wife is murdered, Deena once again gets pulled into the investigation. Trouble always seems to find our girl, even when she's not looking for it. Can she solve the murder mystery or will she become the next victim? More importantly, will she ever learn how to bake her husband's favorite cake? Deena has her hands full with a vindictive murderer on the loose, flying office supplies, presbyopia, her mother-in-law and other scary things.

For a retired middle-aged woman, Deena certainly manages to get into a lot of serious scrapes. How fortunate for us, the listeners! This series just keeps getting better and better and the characters have come to feel like old friends. I can't wait to see what Deena's up to next. What a fun series!

The story wouldn't be the same without Kelley Hazen as the narrator. After listening to her throughout the series, I can't imagine someone else's voice for Deena. She always gives a stellar performance and this installment was no exception. Sharpe Turn was a wonderfully entertaining listen and I would highly recommend it and the rest of the series.

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

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  • Weluvdopey
  • 22-12-17

Great Book!

This is a great book with a wonderful story and well developed characters. The story flowed very well and was very enjoyable. This book will keep you reading long into the night and you will not want to put this book down until you finish. This was such a great read and full of surprises. The narrator 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 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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  • S
  • 15-12-17

Deena gets herself into trouble again.

Deena Sharpe uses her investigative talents again, despite promising her husband she would stay out of trouble after all the predicaments she's gotten herself into in the past. She decides to try a writing class at the local library which happens to be run by famous writer Max Decker. When his wife is killed and one of her friends accused, Deena is pulled into the investigation.
The reading was good, with various voices for the different characters and the accent suited to Deena Sharpe. I found it slightly slower than I would have liked but I am generally a fast reader.

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  • April H.
  • 07-12-17

Sharpe Turn

SHARPE TURN: Cozy Suburbs Mystery Book #4
by Lisa B. Thomas

Deena Sharpe is back trying to figure out what's next for her career. This is a fun, clean, cozy mystery. There is plenty of suspense as the number of suspects grows. The characters are fun, and each one has a personality all their own. This series gets better and better with humor to keep the listener engaged; even though I figured out who the villain was about half way thru.I didn't guess the motive. I can't wait to see what will happen in the next book.


The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. Kelley Hazen gives an excellent performance as always! So much so, I'm listening again!



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  • M Stein
  • 04-12-17

BOOK 4 does it again

Good mystery, great characters, terrific comedy - the fight at the office is hilarious! I say no more - solid narration, new plot lines for the family. I loved it!

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