Welcome to our website! We are The Deadly Duo, a/k/a Bill Hopkins and Sharon Woods Hopkins. In our real lives, Bill is a retired Judge and Sharon will never retire. We kill people, and make heroes and heroines out of ordinary folks like us. In fact, some people think we are writing about ourselves. Personally, we would never do what these characters do. They take on a life of their own. We only report on what they are up to.
"Oh, I love Rhetta McCarter! She's hilarious, smart, savvy, tenacious, loving--and just the teensiest bit stubborn. (Good thing, or her hometown would be in serious trouble.) "Killerwatt" is a high-voltage, high-speed adventure--with humor, heart, and a frighteningly realistic story!"
Hank Phillippi Ryan, Anthony, Macavity and Agatha-winning author
"Feisty amateur sleuth Rhetta McCarter takes us along on a thrilling ride in her '79 Camaro as she tries to stop a terrorist plot that could mean lights out for the country...and for Rhetta! An exciting, fast-paced thriller from a promising debut author."
Sharon Potts, award-winning author of In Their Blood and Someone's Watching
Courting Murder is the first in a promising series debut by judge-turned-novelist Bill Hopkins. Lively characters, a crafty plot, and an off-the-beaten-track setting in Missouri make for a good read. The protagonist--plagued by allergies, illness, and a cantankerous nature--is a humorous departure from the typical macho-man mystery hero. I've got my eye on Courting Murder's Judge Rosswell Carew. --Deborah Sharp, author of the Mace Bauer Mysteries
Bill Hopkins' insider knowledge of life behind the bench shines through in this debut mystery. His unexpected hero takes readers on a twisting ride full of snappy dialogue, murder, and mayhem. --Jess Lourey, author of the Lefty-nominated Murder-by-Month Mysteries
The verdict is in: Courting Murder is a winner! In his entertaining debut mystery, Bill Hopkins transports us to Bollinger County, Missouri, where Judge Rosswell Carew and a cast of colorful characters track down missing bodies, drug dealers, and murderers using their wits and a few extra-large dollops of homespun charm. A fun read! --Alan Orloff, Agatha Award-nominated author of Diamonds for the Dead and the Last Laff Mystery series