Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Lisa B. Thomas & Sharpe Pain (Summer Snoops Unleashed)

Posted July 25, 2019 by meezcarrie in Author Interview, contemporary, cozy mystery, giveaway, Lisa B. Thomas, mystery/suspense / 11 Comments

As part of the Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour for the Summer Snoops Unleashed Collection, I’m delighted to welcome Lisa B. Thomas to the blog to chat about her story Sharpe Pain: A Corpse in the Cabin!

SERIES: Summer Snoops Unleashed: 14 Furr-ocious Mysteries and Cozy Crimes
Cozy Mystery
RELEASE DATE: July 23, 2019
PAGES: 1341

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visit the tour page to meet all the authors & read the first chapter of each story!

Hi Carrie and everyone! Thank you for having me on your blog today. For those who might not know me, I write clean, cozy mysteries. I call them “Mysteries with Heart and Humor.”

I know all cozies are a little different, but I try to infuse my stories with realistic characters and situations without getting too serious. There’s enough depressing stuff going on in the world already. I read to escape all that, and I think my readers appreciate knowing my stories won’t bring them down.

Currently I have three series: Maycroft Mysteries, with a 60-something, happily married sleuth; Killer Shots Mysteries, with a 20-something, snarky protagonist; and Beachside Books, co-written with Paula Lester. This series is paranormal, but it is sweeter and more like Bewitched! than some of the current series out there. I hope you will check these out.

Summer Snoops Unleashed is a box set I am in with 13 other incredible authors. We put this set together to help animal charities. The charities are featured on our website if you’d like to learn more about them. This set is near and dear to my heart because it came at a time when my own sweet pet—our nearly 17-year-old Pekeapoo named Kiki—was beginning to have serious health issues. It was heartbreaking.

Kiki was my best friend for so many years. Not long after we began putting this box set together, she passed away. I feel so fortunate to have been surrounded by all these fellow pet loving author friends during this time of grief. Happily, a month later, Maddie, a 5-year-old Pekingese came into our lives. She’s a rescue and the perfect addition to our family (even though she likes to stand on tables!).

Pet care is expensive, and luckily my husband and I have the resources to care for our pets. But not everyone is able to pay those expensive vet bills. That’s why we are donating the preoreder earnings from this set to charity. We want more animals to live long, healthy lives.

The book I’ve included in the set is call Sharpe Pain: A Corpse in the Cabin. My main character Deena Sharpe and her husband are on a getaway from their small Texas town to beautiful Lake Tahoe. Needless to say, things do not go as planned, and there’s a dead body on board. A stowaway poodle even gets in on the mystery!

I hope you will preorder Summer Snoops Unleashed. Every penny helps.

Thanks again Carrie for having me. I hope we can all stay in touch. You can visit my website at to learn more about me and Summer Snoops Unleashed. Hugs everyone!  -Lisa

thank you so much, Lisa! it’s lovely to meet you 🙂

Born and raised in Texas, I always knew I wanted to be a writer. Finally, after thirty-three years as a high school journalism and English teacher, I released my first novel. Having grown up reading Trixie Belden, Nancy Drew, and Agatha Christie, I was drawn to the mystery genre.

I write clean, classic whodunnits with realistic characters and situations. It’s probably because my first book was based on a true-life murder mystery from my own family. That book, Sharpe Shooter, led to the Maycroft Mysteries. I also write Killer Shots Mysteries and the Beachside Bookshop Magical Cozy Mysteries (co-written with Paula Lester.) I call my books “Mysteries with Heart & Humor,” and that’s just what you’ll get.

When not writing, I enjoy my grown husband and dog, my children, grandchildren, grandpets, photography, traveling, and antiquing (aka. buying and selling used junk).

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11 responses to “Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Lisa B. Thomas & Sharpe Pain (Summer Snoops Unleashed)

  1. Rachel Taylor

    My furry friend would be a horse if horses were furry. Otherwise, out would be a cat (but I’m slightly allergic to cats.) I don’t really like dogs that much. I guess all I’m left with are rabbits.

  2. Thanks so much for sharing about our Summer Snoops Unleashed box set. We’re delighted to have your support and hope your readers have great fun reading the stories! xx

  3. Debra Branigan

    What a great collection. I can’t wait to wade into this collaboration. Thank you.

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