Reader reviews for Masquerade on the Net
"Crystal Sharpe's second mystery, Masquerade on the Net, is once again a winner. This adventure-packed story taps into current issues and combines internet crime, family mysteries and political intrigue, not to mention strong friendships and a little romance. As the action dashes from Praireview, USA to Moscow and Sochi to the Nigerian Delta to Paris the anthropological background of the main shero adds a rich local flavor at every plot turn (whether about Romanov jewelry or the Nigerian Igbo traditions concerning the 1929 Women's Revolt and an ecologically-minded goddess). The title, "Masquerade," has many meanings as both criminals and sheroes disguise themselves briefly or permanently in the contest to out-game each other. All told, a delightful read."
~ Duryeaplace Books, Nanuet, NY
“Great mystery story unmasked. What a fun mystery romp! The story is so well thought out and the characters are brought to life so vividly. It's a page-turner you'll love. Nice touch on the appendix with the characters laid out for reference. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.”
~ Caryn Starr-Gates, Amazon reader, Fairlawn, NJ
"Is there any Boomer who did not spend part of his/her youth devouring numerous titles of 'Nancy Drew' and 'Hardy Boys' detective mysteries? In Masquerade on the Net, Crystal Sharpe has done more than produce a faithful 'homage' to the originals. Nor has she egregiously departed from the successful 'formula' that made those endearing adventures so compelling. Instead, she has deeply absorbed that style and made it her own, with a sleek, fresh, contemporary tweak. The plot of Masquerade, while always 'crystal' clear, takes many surprising and fascinating turns, causing the story to surge forward with real page turning momentum. What more could a hard-core Nancy Drew fan ask for?"
`~ William R. Trotter, novelist, historian, biographer, and winner of the 1993 Finlandia Foundation's Arts and Letters Prize, Greensboro, NC