Sharon Love Cook lives on the coast of New England and writes from a studio overlooking Gloucester's harbor. Her stories and books often have a seacoast setting. With an MFA in Writing, she's a member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America. An art school grad, she illustrated the covers of her mystery, A Nose for Hanky Panky, and story collection: The Legend of Judgment Rock.
The Legend of Judgment Rock and Other Mystery Storiesby Sharon Love Cook
A greatblend of mystery, murder and ghostliness taking place within the picturesquelandscape of the New England coast. Included in the story collection is "The Ghost of Winthrop Hall," the true story of Endicott College's "pink lady" who roams the Beverly oceanside campus. Many of these mystery stories have appeared before in print. This is the first time they've been collected in one volume.
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I loved this author's first mystery A Nose for Hanky Panky and couldn't wait for another. Ms Love Cook doesn't disappoint in this superb collection. Here we see the origins for Granite Cove, the "sleepy seafaring village" in a couple of her stories. As a matter of fact, I first read "A Marriage Made in Heaven" in the magazine Over My Dead Body. I liked it so much I visited the author's web site and ordered her mystery, Nose for Hanky Panky from Mainly Murder Press (a coincidence as I grew up in CT near the publisher's town). The stories are startling, scary and sometimes humorous. You won't be bored, let me tell you. Now I'm waiting for her next book. April S. Newberry
For a Louisiana English teacher served a steady diet of southern writers, I am reminded by Sharon Cook's fiction that the first American literary renaissance occurred in New England. Her Legend of Judgment Rock and other Mystery Stories contains all the elements of good fiction, regardless of region. The title story has it all: suspenseful plotting; sharply drawn, believable characters; and a mysterious, ghostly atmosphere, set against the rugged New England coast. Following A Nose for Hanky Panky, The Legend of Judgement Rock proves that Sharon Cook is on a roll! Dr. John Pleasant, Jr., LSU-Shreveport
Some of these short stories are older ones. Some are newer.There are mysteries, suspense, paranormal and a few other genres thrown in which made a pleasing combination of fiction. All were very well edited. I almost quit reading after the first story, Justice Rock, which is an urban legend. I am not a big fan of short stories or urban legends, but I enjoyed the other stories for the most part. There are 260 pages to this book. The storirs are nice clean reads and suitable for young people as well as adults. AD
This is an excellent collection of stories. One is especially haunting and at the same time, heart warming. It is "Bluefish Weather." According to the copy, it was originally published in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, one of my favorites. The author vividly de describes the New England seacoast to the point I felt nostalgic, having spent my college years on Massachusett's coast. I loved every one of these stories.
Stories were way too predictable!