Mama Sees Stars is the fourth novel in the Mace Bauer Mystery series by Deborah Sharp. Following the pattern set by the previous volumes, the humorous story unfolds in the fictitious central Florida cattle town of Himmarshee.
A Hollywood production crew sets up camp in Himmarshee to film a historical movie featuring cowboys, horses, and cattle. Mace Bauer hires on to manage the livestock, her sisters schedule vacation time to help, and Mama takes advantage of the situation to fraternize with the actors and secure a tiny part in the film. When the movie’s executive producer is murdered—and Mace finds the body—the true personalities of the famous cast emerge. Mace swears she will do her job with the animals and not get involved in the investigation, a vow she can’t keep as events escalate around her.
Mama Sees Stars is humorous—laugh out loud funny in places—entertaining, and true to Sharp’s Florida roots. I recommend it.