Alumni Update: Sharon L. Cook ’83 Publishes Newest Book

July 14, 2016

Alumna Sharon Love Cook ’83 has published her third and latest Granite Cove Mystery, Laugh ’til You Die. She has also wrote and illustrated A Nose for Hanky Panky and A Deadly Christmas Carol.

The “sleepy fishing village” of Granite Cove is inspired by Gloucester and Rockport, where Cook grew up. She now lives in Beverly Farms. Learn more at

Excerpt: It’s midnight in Granite Cove; only the sea clams are open. Murder rocks the sleepy fishing village. Rose McNichols, reporter for the Granite Cove Gazette, moonlights as a stand-up comic at Shady Nook Retirement Home. There she meets Mabel Smithwick, former Boston socialite. The elderly woman claims she witnessed a drowning at her Hemlock Point pool last summer. However, Mabel is partial to gin and tonic and is not a credible witness. But when she turns up dead, Rose wishes she’d paid more attention. Before long, Rose herself is a target . . .

Cook’s latest publication was also feature in The Salem News

“North Shore readers should feel right at home with ‘Laugh ’til You Die,’ Sharon Cook’s new mystery. That’s because the author, who lives in Beverly and writes op-ed columns for The Salem News, uses plenty of local color in her story.”See the full feature at