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Sweet Masterpiece: The First Samantha Sweet Mystery [NOOK Book]

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Praise for Connie Shelton's books:

"Another winner!" The Book Report

"Shelton continues to combine suspenseful storytelling with sensitive portrayals of complex family relationships." –Booklist

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Sweet Masterpiece: The First Samantha Sweet Mystery

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Overview

Praise for Connie Shelton's books:

"Another winner!" The Book Report

"Shelton continues to combine suspenseful storytelling with sensitive portrayals of complex family relationships." –Booklist

New mystery series from bestselling author Connie Shelton! Samantha Sweet breaks into houses for a living but she's really a baker with a magical touch.

In this first book in the series,Sam finds an unmarked grave at one of her properties and calls the authorities. A small mural in the abandoned house provides clues--add a fortune in artwork, a bogus will, and a wooden box that gives Sam powers she never dreamed she possessed and it's a dynamic paranormal mystery.

Add a dash of romance, as the deputy who keeps getting called out to investigate the mysterious happenings at Sam's properties becomes increasingly attracted to her. Together they find themselves tracking a killer.

“A good bet.” —Booklist

“A delightfully complex mystery.” (4 stars)
—Romantic Times

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

  • BN ID: 2940012243959
  • Publisher: Secret Staircase Books
  • Publication date: 8/27/2010
  • Series: Samantha Sweet Mysteries , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 242
  • Sales rank: 99,684
  • File size: 146 KB

Meet the Author

Connie Shelton is the bestselling author of two ongoing mystery series--the Charlie Parker mysteries set in Albuquerque, NM, and now the Samantha Sweet series which takes place in Taos. Connie has also taught writing courses since 2001. She and her husband live in New Mexico.
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  • Posted October 3, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    Samantha Sweet is a wonderful main character in this sweet cozy

    Samantha Sweet is a wonderful main character in this sweet cozy mystery series. Most people will easily relate
    to her - a single mom working multiple jobs while dreaming of her own business. I didn't expect to find such a
    normal character in a book with a paranormal story line. This book provides a lot of interesting background
    about Sam's many jobs - including cake baking, how the government rehabs abandoned houses to put them
    back on the market, and how long lost art is valued and authenticated. The paranormal story involves a magical
    box with powers that affect Sam. This will require the reader to dispel everyday logic. The author uses the box to
    give Sam information she needs to solve the book's mystery. You'll have to sit and read the book for any more
    plot information. This reviewer is not a spoiler! Enjoy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2013

    Good book and Author

    This is the first book I've read from this Authors series. I will be reading more and would recommend it to my friends.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2013

    Very fun

    Well written, easy to read and entertaining. Couldn't put it down and kept me guessing. I love the magic box.......can't wait to see how it fits into Sam's life.

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  • Posted May 30, 2012

    This book wasn't at all what I expected but I LOVED it. This sto

    This book wasn't at all what I expected but I LOVED it. This story provides a good introduction to the characters and a strong set up for the series and offers an interesting plot. The touch of magic with more than a touch of romance balanced the action well. I like the strong lead characters. I appreciated that Connie Shelton provides a believable reason for Sam’s involvement in the mystery. I read all four books almost without pausing and I am anxious for more.

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  • Posted May 1, 2012

    Should have read this long ago

    Samantha (Sam) Sweet has a dream. That is to have her own Sweets business. For now, she does specialty cakes , cookies & cupcakes, while supplementing her income with breaking into homes for the USDA. Yup, that’s right. She goes into abandoned and repossessed homes, and cleans & fixes them up to be resold. Her worst nightmare is going into a home of a hoarder and having tons of paper fall on her. And this is the week of her worst nightmare, times 2. First she goes into a home to find an old woman, on her deathbead. Before she dies, though, she gives Sam a “special box”. This is the good part of the nightmare. Then she goes to another home and discovers an unmarked grave in the back yard. Throw in some romance, a mystery, and you have the makings of a good book.

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    Posted January 3, 2014

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