Thursday, January 9, 2014

Author Jeff Sherratt's Final Book is Released!


Jeff Sherratt was a dear friend to me and a great storyteller. He wrote The Jimmy O’Brien Mystery Series which included The Brimstone Murders, Guilty or Else, and Detour to Murder. He raced against the clock to finish his last novel in the series, Cyanide Perfume, but time ran out before the final edits. His loving wife, Judy Sherratt, judiciously completed this novel so it remained Jeff’s work. I know many of you have been waiting for this novel to be released. It took a long time and a lot of hard work by his wife, along with the help of a few others, not the least of which was his good friend and editor, Mike Sirota.  

Anyone who ever knew Jeff would tell you what a wonderful storyteller he was. If you get a chance to pick up his book Cyanide Perfume on Kindle or in paperback on Amazon you can see for yourself. I'm sure you will enjoy it—his final words.


Jeff was a man with integrity, a great sense of humor, and a heart the size of Texas. He gave good advice, shared his knowledge with whoever would listen, and loved his family more than anything on this earth. I only knew Jeff Sherratt for a few years, but he felt like a brother to me. He was my mentor and a dear friend. He took me under his wing and led me into the world of fiction. I have him to thank for my success as a novelist.

Sometimes in life, a friend comes along just when you need him, leads you where you need to go, and watches out for you along the way.  Jeff was that friend to me—and I expect to countless others who crossed his path. 

Whenever Jeff did an event with other authors or attended their events (which he always seem to make time to do), he never failed to buy the other authors' books. Not only did he buy them, he read them, and wrote reviews. 

So if you want to return a favor he did for you, you can do that by purchasing Cyanide Perfume. And if you enjoy his last book, please go on Amazon and leave a review, or at least tell your friends about the book. Jeff would appreciate it and so would his loving wife, Judy. I know it would make her feel good to know that people cared enough to take the time to do that for him.

Rest in peace, Jeff Sherratt. May your words live on...

Teresa Burrell
Author of The Advocate Series

7 comments:

  1. And you're a good friend to him for doing as much work as you did on his final book, Tee. Thanks for sharing. I just bought it.

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    1. I could never repay him for all he did for me. I was glad to help.

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  2. We should all work to leave such a wonderful legacy. Through your efforts he's continuing to touch people. Well done, all of you.

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  3. You're a wonderful person Theresa for doing this. I'm sure Jeff's wife appreciates your help as well. I was finally able to get my husband to read your first book (we met you in Henderson, NV with your 2nd book) on the Kindle format though on a computer. We would like to read the rest of your books and we will definitely check out Jeff Sherratt 's books. I'm now currently try reading your first book on my Galaxy phone though I really prefer the book as does my husband. Thank you for being his good friend to the end.

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  4. You're a wonderful person Theresa for doing this. I'm sure Jeff's wife appreciates your help as well. I was finally able to get my husband to read your first book (we met you in Henderson, NV with your 2nd book) on the Kindle format though on a computer. We would like to read the rest of your books and we will definitely check out Jeff Sherratt 's books. I'm now currently try reading your first book on my Galaxy phone though I really prefer the book as does my husband. Thank you for being his good friend to the end.

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    1. Thank you and thanks for following our blog. I'm fine with my readers using Kindle format. It's a much cheaper way to read so I encourage it.

      I miss signing in Henderson. That was a wonderful store. Maybe I'll get back there one day.

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