Mama Does Time
A Mace Bauer MysteryBook - 2008
"Who knew that a who-dun-it would not only keep you guessing--but have you laughing! Deborah Sharp is the new Edna Buchanan."--Hoda Kotb, co-anchor of NBC's Todayshow
Meet Mama: a true Southern woman with impeccable manners, sherbet-colored pantsuits, and four prior husbands, able to serve sweet tea and sidestep alligator attacks with equal aplomb. Mama's antics--especially her penchant for finding trouble -- drive her daughters Mace, Maddie, and Marty to distraction.
One night, while settling in to look for ex-beaus on COPS, Mace gets a frantic call from her mother. This time, the trouble is real: Mama found a body in the trunk of her turquoise convertible and the police think she's the killer. It doesn't help that the handsome detective assigned to the case seems determined to prove Mama's guilt or that the cowboy who broke Mace's heart shows up at the local Booze & 'n' Breeze in the midst of the investigation. Before their mama lands in prison--just like an embarrassing lyric from a country-western song--Mace and her sisters must find the real culprit.
TV APPEARANCESNBC's TodayShow from November 4, 2008 Mayor's Book Talk" from January 14, 2009 NBC6 "South Florida Today" from July 17, 2009 NBC's TodayShow from August 4, 2009
"Mama Does Timeis a humorous, touching reflection on familial love and politics."--Mystery Scene Magazine
"With a strong, funny heroine, colorful characters, and a look at a part of Florida the tourists rarely see, Deborah Sharp has an engaging new series. Make sure Mama Does Timedoes time on your bookshelf."--Elaine Viets, author of Clubbed to Death: a Dead-End Job Mystery
"Not since the late Anne George has there been such laugh-out-loud Southern fried fun. Deborah Sharp's Mama Does Timeis a hilarious page turner with crisp and intelligent writing."--Sue Ann Jaffarian, author of the Odelia Grey Mystery series
"Deborah Sharp's witty way with words makes Mama Does Timeas much fun as a down-home visit with your quirky Florida cousins."--Nancy Martin, author of the Blackbird Sisters Mysteries
"Colorful characters and a segment of Florida seldom seen by tourists evoke a Southern Sisters feeling in this very well written Southern fried epic...A winner."--BookBitch.com
"The author's surname--Sharp--is an apt adjective to describe her writing. Her characters crackle off the page."--Cozy Library
"Deborah Sharp has an eye for character...She's funny, perceptive, and entertaining. What more can a cozy reader ask for?"--Reviewing the Evidence
"Newcomer Deborah Sharp will knock your socks off with this clever cozy mystery."--Fresh Fiction