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Bitter Sweet: The Fifth Samantha Sweet Mystery [NOOK Book]


Praise for Connie Shelton’s previous mystery series:

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Bitter Sweet: The Fifth Samantha Sweet Mystery

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Praise for Connie Shelton’s previous mystery series:

“Connie Shelton gets better with every book she writes.” —The Midwest Book Review

“Shelton again has done a superb job in bringing New Mexico to life.”—Albuquerque Journal

“Shelton can only expand her fan base with this solid effort.” —Publisher’s Weekly

“Connie Shelton has another winner!” –The Book Report

Bitter Sweet:
In this fifth installment in the Samantha Sweet mystery series, it’s the height of the wedding season at Sweet’s Sweets and Sam has all she can do to stay ahead of the rush of bakery orders. Plus, her side job—breaking into houses—isn’t allowing much summer time off either. Not to mention that her mother is pressuring Sam and Beau to set their wedding date.

When Sam encounters two older women who then die suddenly, it appears that there may be a serial killer on the loose. Sam and Beau are shocked to consider that Beau’s own mother may have been an earlier victim of someone who operates by preying on the women’s trusting natures. As they begin to investigate, a number of suspects emerge and it looks like someone is out to keep Sam quiet.

A murder mystery with touches of the paranormal and the romantic suspense element which continues to draw readers to this unique female detective.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015130676
  • Publisher: Secret Staircase Books
  • Publication date: 9/5/2012
  • Series: The Samantha Sweet Mysteries , #5
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 278
  • Sales rank: 187,394
  • File size: 169 KB

Meet the Author

Connie Shelton is the author of the bestselling Charlie Parker mysteries and the Samantha Sweet mystery series. She has taught writing—both fiction and nonfiction—and is the creator of the Novel In A Weekend™ writing course. She lives in northern New Mexico.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2013

    Loved it

    All of her bakery books are enjoyable. Mysteries are clever, storirs flow very well and make sure you have some snacks available because all the cookies, cakes, etc. she makes are mouthwatering. Looking foreward to her next book.

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  • Posted September 16, 2012

    Connie Shelton has another winner with a Sweet twist! As the wed

    Connie Shelton has another winner with a Sweet twist!
    As the wedding date between Sam and Beau is set, a new or old fan of Connie's will be pleased with yet another triumph book in the Samantha Sweet series. An overbearing mother, a threat to her life and livelihood, and an unscrupulous minister sets the plot in this exciting turn of events.
    i was riveted as the bridal season was upon Sam setting even more stress to a successful business as she discovers through her other job, the unexpected deaths of elderly women who had recently married younger men suddenly.

    if you are looking for a fun read with suspense, excitement and edge of your seat wonderment, this newest Samantha Sweet mystery is for you! Congratulations, Connie on a superb effort and thank you.

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  • Posted September 11, 2012

    Another outstanding story for Connie Shelton and Samantha Sweet.

    Another outstanding story for Connie Shelton and Samantha Sweet.

    Samantha Sweet's job as a bakery owner keeps her busy enough for two people, but she is still committed to the government contract to clear out and maintain foreclosed homes that kept a roof over her head before her bakery took off. With 18 months to go, she doesn't know how she will keep up with the second job especially since it keeps leading her to murder.

    Her fiance Beau is now officially sheriff and together they tackle a case of older women in good health suddenly dying of nature causes to the financial benefit of the new husbands. Humor, warmth, and a busy bakery keep the serious topic of the story from becoming too heavy.. The resolution seems a little sudden but has enough basis to carry it.

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