Sharon Woods Hopkins' Killer Mystery Series, featuring mortgage banker Rhetta McCarter and her ’79 Camaro, hits close to home. Sharon is a branch manager for a mortgage office of a Missouri bank. She also owns the original Cami, a restored ’79 Camaro like Rhetta’s.
PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 2013
While driving home from work, banker Rhetta McCarter’s quiet evening is shattered when she witnesses a fatal hit-and-run accident. Her world is soon turned upside-down when she learns the dead man, a total stranger has no identification, except her business card. Then Rhetta’s long estranged and presumed dead father leaves her a voice mail telling her that he can prove the victim was murdered. He also tells her he and the victim served together in Vietnam. But how can the caller be her father when she has his death certificate? The unknown victim is soon identified—as a soldier who died on the same day as her father in 1973! Rhetta is thrown full throttle into a deadly mystery surrounding her father and a secret trustthat has already claimed three lives. Will she be the fourth?
Sharon Woods Hopkins
Original painting by Sharon, 2008.
Inspiration for the cover of Killerfind.
SHARON WOODS HOPKINS mystery series featuring mortgage banker Rhetta McCarter and her '79 Camaro hits close to home. Sharon is a branch manager for a mortgage office of a Missouri bank. She also owns the original Cami, a restored '79 Camaro like Rhetta's.
Sharon's hobbies include painting, fishing, photography, flower gardening, and restoring muscle cars with her son, Jeff.
She is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, Thriller Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, the Southeast Missouri Writers' Guild, Heartland Writers Guild, Romance Writers of America, and the Missouri Writers' Guild. Sharon also spent 30 years as an Appaloosa Horse Club judge, where she was privileged to judge all over the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe.
Sharon lives on the family compound near Marble Hill, Missouri with her husband, Bill, next door to her son, Jeff, his wife, Wendy, and her grandson, Dylan, plus one dog, a cat, and assorted second generation Camaros.
KILLERWATT was nominated for a 2011 Lovey award for Best First Novel and placed as a finalist in the 2012 Indie Excellence Awards.
Her second book, KILLERFIND, was a finalist in the 2013 Indie Excellence Awards, and won first place in the Missouri Writers' Guild Show-me Best Book Awards in 2013.
Her third book KILLERTRUST recently placed as a finalist in the 2014 Indie Excellence Awards.
Visit Sharon at www.sharonwoodshopkins.com
Sharon and Bill (The Deadly Duo) have started a publishing company, Deadly Writes Publishing, LLC. The company publishes mysteries (broadly defined) and is looking for queries: www.deadlywritespublishing.com. The first book (besides their own) to be published will be launched on September 1, 2014. The title is FORTY & OUT, and it’s by C. L. Pauwels, a creative writing teacher in Ohio.