The Writer's Digest judge's commentary/review is certainly fueling our creative juices as we work on Book 3, Secrets at Abbott House. Watch for it July 2015!
"MASQUERADE ON THE NET by Crystal Sharpe is a rollicking, continent-hopping thriller with a disparate cast of characters. The heroine, Dr. Sandy Troux, anthropologist as well as detective, and her cohorts Bobbi and Lizbet, have a rousing good time while being kidnapped and transported around the world.
Beginning with the theft of a valuable Faberge pendant from a Russian princess, we’re off on an adventure peopled with Russian thugs, Nigerian intellectuals, and corrupt African politicians. Financial hacking, real estate swindles, cyber scams, escapes, rescues, and close calls – even a snowmobile flight from the Sochi Olypmics – makes for a fascinating and hair-raising narrative. I found this book difficult to put down, such was the pull of its inventive genius. I often found myself smiling and laughing at a...
"...6. Arts/Performance: Linda Lombri and Virginia Cornue...Profiled in USA Today (see below)...Despite no prior experience as [fiction] writers, these two Boomers collaborate to write mystery novels. Their book series, the Sandra Troux Mysteries, inspired by the Nancy Drew novels they read as girls -- is sold on 10 websites, including Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Apple iTunes. Lombri, a marketing executive, was forced into retirement at 62 when her job was eliminated. Cornue, a cultural anthropologist, was a director of non-profit organizations. The Mystery of the Ming Connection, their first book (under the pseudonym Crystal Sharpe) was published last year, with two more scheduled for 2014." -- January 14, 2014