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Mama Does Time

av Deborah Sharp

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"Who knew that a who-dun-it would not only keep you guessingbut have you laughing! Deborah Sharp is the new Edna Buchanan."Hoda Kotb, co-anchor of NBC's Today show

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 anticsespecially 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 prisonjust like an embarrassing lyric from a country-western songMace and her sisters must find the real culprit.

TV APPEARANCES

  • NBC's Today Show from November 4, 2008
  • Mayor's Book Talk" from January 14, 2009
  • NBC6 "South Florida Today" from July 17, 2009
  • NBC's Today Show from August 4, 2009

Praise:

"Mama Does Time is 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 Time does 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 Time is 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 Time as 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 surnameSharpis 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

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loved it - reminded me of Stephanie Plum books by janet evanovich, which do not come out often enough for my voracious reading habits. funny, hints of romance. ( )
  Asauer72 | Jul 3, 2023 |
Free kindle download. Fun read, great characters. I can't wait to read more of this series. ( )
  cubsfan3410 | Sep 1, 2018 |
I am going to give the book a 4 because I thought it was cute, fun, quirky, and entertaining. Mace, Maddie, and Marty are a hoot and I absolutely love Mama. After I get some more books cleared off my too read shelf I am planning to read the next in the serious. Sharp does a great job of making you laugh and just when you think you know who the killer is something else comes up. ( )
  Angel.Carter | Aug 11, 2016 |
I put off reading this book for a long time because it just had way too redneck-y a vibe for me to think I'd find it enjoyable. But then I read about the author being a native Floridian (as I am) and I thought, well, I should give this a go, she should be able to do "old Florida" justice with out turning everyone into caricatures.

So I was pleased to find myself thoroughly involved in this book by about 1/3 of the way in. I had to struggle a bit to keep Marty and Maddie straight, but each character very much has their own personality and for the most part, they're colourful and likeable. Of course I love the Old Florida setting.

The plot was well done; a lot of red herrings and suspects, a lot of clues. Very strong ending.

I'll be ordering the next books in the series, and I'm hoping for some more scenes of the chemistry sort between Carlos and Mace. :) ( )
  murderbydeath | Sep 20, 2014 |
First in the Mace Bauer Mystery series, Deborah Sharp has written a good mystery with excellent characters and personalities. Mace is the middle daughter of Mama, Rosalee Devereaux. Older sister Maddie and younger sister Marty round out the family.

When Mama makes a stop at the local Dairy Queen and is in a minor accident (a young girl hits her car from behind)the fun begins. When her trunk is opened there is a dead man in it and Mama is arrested by new-to-town Detective Martinez.

Now Mace and the rest of the family have to find out who is behind the murder, why Mama's car was chosen and what other secrets are lurking in the small town of Himmarshee, Florida.

I enjoyed this a lot, Mama can play the "southern belle" but is actually practical and very protective of her three girls.

Another series I'll be following. ( )
  bookswoman | Mar 31, 2013 |
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Fiction. Mystery. HTML:

"Who knew that a who-dun-it would not only keep you guessingbut have you laughing! Deborah Sharp is the new Edna Buchanan."Hoda Kotb, co-anchor of NBC's Today show

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 anticsespecially 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 prisonjust like an embarrassing lyric from a country-western songMace and her sisters must find the real culprit.

TV APPEARANCES

NBC's Today Show from November 4, 2008 Mayor's Book Talk" from January 14, 2009 NBC6 "South Florida Today" from July 17, 2009 NBC's Today Show from August 4, 2009

Praise:

"Mama Does Time is 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 Time does 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 Time is 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 Time as 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 surnameSharpis 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

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