From the Writing Mind of Crime-namic Deadly Duo -Sharon Woods-Hopkins & Bill Hopkins

Meet the Crime-namic/Deadly-Duo Sharon Woods-Hopkins and her (for better or worse) side kick Bill Hopkins. In their hands… a crime easily turns deadly.

Bill Hopkins

Ladies 1st: About the Author

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 fourth book in the series, KILLERGROUND is now available. Visit her at
and follow her on Twitter@sharonwhopkins and on Facebook!
This is my absolute favorite quote from a reader who left a review for Killertrust
Daring Characters…Review– First off, I loved the fact that the book’s setting was in Cape Girardeau. I also liked Rhetta and her husband because they seemed like they were on the same wave length. I would say that Rhetta is definitely a daring character and someone that I would enjoy hanging out with. Highly recommend it!
This Author & book continues to receive 5 Star Reviews….
Reviewed Killerground by Sharon Woods-Hopkins
With only the best of intentions she has stumbled into a murder mystery
April 19, 2015   Rhetta has done it again! With only the best of intentions she has stumbled into a murder mystery. Thank goodness for her husband, and crew of friends who help her solve the crimes, just in time to save lives. Excellent read

Courting Murder...When Judge Rosswell Carew makes the gruesome discovery of two corpses on a river bank in the Missouri Ozarks, he’s plunged into a storm of deadly secrets that threaten both him and his fiancee, Tina Parkmore. Unsatisfied with the way the authorities are conducting the investigation, Rosswell, who’s always nurtured a secret desire to be a detective, teams up with an ex-con, Ollie Groton, to solve the case before the killer can murder again. Rosswell uncovers a maze of crimes so tangled that he must fight his way to a solution or die trying.

River Mourn…Judge Rosswell Carew’s fiancée is still missing. Because her last call to him came from a payphone in Sainte Genevieve, Carew arranges to hold court there so he can pursue his search for her. When he witnesses someone who resembles Tina tossed from a riverboat ferry, he’s plunged into a nightmare world he never knew existed. Rosswell is astounded when he discovers that what he saw and the fate of Tina are intertwined. Unable to convince the local authorities that something deadly is going on, Rosswell teams up with his faithful research assistant Ollie Groton to discover the truth. The excitement never lets up until the last page.

Bill Hopkins blends high stakes with hi-jinks in this harrowing adventure set above the mighty Mississippi, as quirky Judge Rosswell Carew tracks a criminal with a deadly, and personal, agenda….
Leslie Budewitz, Agatha-winning author of Books, Crooks & Counselors: How to Write Accurately About Criminal Law & Courtroom ProcedureBill Hopkins has transplanted Judge Rosswell Carew and his “research assistant” Ollie to river country …. A fun read filled with intrigue, hidden passages, and people who seem to live forever.  Allan E. Ansorge, author of Bay Harbour and Victor Verie mysteries.

Bloody Earth... After he witnesses the prosecutor tumble to his death on the steps of the courthouse in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Judge Rosswell Carew immediately suspects his archenemy Nathaniel Dahlbert of murder. None of the authorities believe Rosswell because of his troublesome background. When he teams up with his reluctant “research assistant” Ollie Groton, unknown hiding places, untold secrets, and unsolved crimes push Rosswell to the brink. If he can’t convince the cops who the murderer is, his own life, along with the lives of his family and friends, may also come to a grisly end.

About the Author

Bill Hopkins has been writing fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and plays for over fifty years. He is a member of The Dramatists Guild of America, Inc., the Missouri Writers’ Guild, Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, Southeast Missouri Writers’ Guild, and the Horror Writers Association. Bill, a member of the Missouri and Colorado bars, has served as a prosecuting attorney, administrative law judge, and an associate circuit judge. He’s a graduate of the University of Missouri, University of Denver School of Law, and lives in Marble, Hill, Missouri, with his wife, Sharon.

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