Sharon Woods Hopkins

Biography

Sharon Woods Hopkins' mystery series featuring mortgage banker Rhetta McCarter and her '79 Camaro hits close to home. Sharon is a former 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, Sisters in Crime, Guppies, Thriller Writers of America, the Southeast Missouri Writers' Guild, Heartland Writers, 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. She 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 two spoiled dogs, two cats, 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 in the series KILLERTRUST and fourth book KILLERGROUND are now available.

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Killerground
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,870. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
After the second mysterious death at Righteous Rewards Retreat, Rhetta McCarter re-examines her decision to help the neighboring landowner— a Native American tribe that her Foundation selected as its first project—build a museum. Avery Fielding, the enigmatic leader of the Retreat is determined to own the tribe’s land and warns Rhetta away.
Killertrust
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,970. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Rhetta McCarter is enjoying her drive home in Cami, her restored ’79 Camaro, when she witnesses a pickup truck deliberately run down an old man after he crosses the highway. He has no ID, except for one of Rhetta’s business cards. Rhetta’s estranged father complicates the tragedy by telling her he can prove the man was murdered and that she must find the murderer.
Killerwatt
Price: Free! Words: 74,150. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Banker Rhetta McCarter’s ongoing battles usually involve mortgage loans, federal lending regulations, threats of bulges on her butt, and her closet-drinking husband. But after one of her mortgage clients dies in a mysterious car accident, she stumbles upon evidence of a terrorist plot to wipe out the entire Midwest power grid. No one believes her—not the FBI, local law enforcement, or her husband.
Killerfind
Price: Free! Words: 74,490. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
When Rhetta McCarter's '79 Camaro is destroyed in a fire, her best friend and mechanic Victoria (Ricky) Lane, finds a replacement, a "barnfind" vintage Camaro in perfect condition, except for one major flaw: a body buried beneath it.

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