Sweet S Sweets

Author: Connie Shelton
Publisher: Secret Staircase Books
ISBN: 9781945422171
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Samantha Sweet is about to realize her dream of opening her pastry shop, Sweet's Sweets. Juggling the mounds of work to get her new business off the ground with her old job of breaking into houses, she's swamped. When a blood-soaked garment is found among the discards at one of her properties Sam finds herself pulled into a pair of mysteries.

Sweet Masterpiece

Author: Connie Shelton
Publisher: Secret Staircase Books, an imprint of Columbine Publishing Group
ISBN: 145241419X
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USA Today bestselling author Connie Shelton introduces her most delightful cozy mystery series yet—with a little romance, a little magic and a lot of chocolate! When she's not baking her delectable pastries Samantha Sweet breaks into houses for a living, and sometimes the things she discovers lead to trouble. When she finds an unmarked grave on a property in a remote spot in Taos County, New Mexico, Sam calls in the authorities. A small mural painted inside a closet in the abandoned house provides clues and Sam is caught up in an investigation with the good-looking Deputy Beau Cardwell. A fortune in artwork, a bogus will, and a wooden box that seems to give Sam powers she never dreamed she possessed— it all adds up to a dynamic paranormal romantic mystery. Then, there is all that chocolate! Sam's real goal in life is to use her elegant baking skills to open her own pastry shop, Sweet's Sweets. She's gaining quite the reputation as a baker with a magical touch, but a few obstacles stand in her way. Her grown daughter shows up on her doorstep—jobless and homeless; her bank account is at an all-time low; and trying to work from the tiny cramped kitchen in her home is becoming impossible. Somehow, Sam copes and she finds that her dreams might just have a chance of coming true. Praise for Connie Shelton's previous mysteries: "Connie Shelton gets better with every book she writes." --The Midwest Book Review "Shelton, a major success for Intrigue, can only expand her fan base with this solid effort." -- Publisher's Weekly "Shelton continues to combine suspenseful storytelling with sensitive portrayals of complex family relationships." --Booklist "Shelton again has done a superb job in bringing New Mexico to life." -- Albuquerque Journal "Connie Shelton has another winner!" -- The Book Report Search words: free, freebie, first in series, mystery, mystery series, romantic suspense, paranormal, paranormal romance, cozy mystery, female protagonist, female sleuth, culinary mystery, mystery books cozy, mystery books cooking, bestselling mystery books free, mystery books in series, free and bargain first book in series, female sleuth cozy mystery, books set in New Mexico, paranormal romantic mystery series

Sweet Payback

Author: Connie Shelton
Publisher: Secret Staircase Books
ISBN: 9781945422232
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Revenge is often a cold dish, but in the tiny northern New Mexico town of Sembramos emotions are running decidedly hot. When Lee Rodarte and Jessie Starkey, convicted of murdering a local girl, are released from prison after serving only a few years, their convictions overturned, the town's old pain rises to the surface and tempers flare. Samantha Sweet has her hands full with Easter at her pastry shop, Sweet's Sweets, while her husband, Taos County Sheriff Beau Cardwell, is charged with keeping order among the two hundred residents of Sembramos. Topping it off, as part of her sideline job, Sam is assigned another house to break into and must drive to the huge abandoned mansion daily, right through the small war zone where payback seems to be on everyone's mind. Praise for USA Today bestseller, Connie Shelton: "Connie Shelton gets better with every book she writes."--The Midwest Book Review "Shelton, a major success for Intrigue, can only expand her fan base with this solid effort." --Publisher's Weekly "Shelton continues to combine suspenseful storytelling with sensitive portrayals of complex family relationships." --Booklist "Shelton again has done a superb job in bringing New Mexico to life." --Albuquerque Journal

Sweets Galore

Author: Connie Shelton
Publisher: Secret Staircase Books
ISBN: 9781945422218
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USA Today bestselling author Connie Shelton throws a twist into this sixth episode in her most popular cozy mystery series. Samantha Sweet and Beau Cardwell are getting ready for their September wedding in Taos, with the whole Sweet clan about to show up for the celebration. Dealing with her mother may turn out to be the least of Sam's problems when an unwelcome visitor walks into her pastry shop--Sam's old heart-throb, the charmer, Jake Calendar. Jake wants money for a Hollywood get-rich-quick scheme and he wants Sam to finance the deal. Can Sam convince him that the answer is 'no' or will he sabotage the plans for her wedding? Praise for Connie Shelton's previous mysteries: "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 continues to combine suspenseful storytelling with sensitive portrayals of complex family relationships." - Booklist "Fans of Southwestern mysteries will find that Shelton's engaging story, likable heroine, and comfortable prose make this a good choice." - Library Journal

The Woodcarver S Secret

Author: Connie Shelton
Publisher: Secret Staircase Books
ISBN: 9781945422263
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Connie Shelton's bestselling Samantha Sweet mystery series begins when Samantha is given an ancient carved wooden box from a woman reputed to be a bruja, a witch. Immersed in the series, readers have wondered: Where did the box come from? When did it become magical? How does Samantha receive its powers?The history of the box begins on a summer day in 13th century Ireland when a simple Celtic woodworker takes a walk past a near-dead alder tree. Lightning strikes. With the shattered tree lying all around him, John Carver pulls himself up and decides to make the best of it--he takes the usable pieces to his workshop. From the shards of that dead tree John creates three boxes. Then the unexplained happens--shortly after handling one of them, John's touch brings his young son back from the brink of death. When the second box demonstrates an opposite tendency, toward the dark side, Carver is terrified that witch-hunters will learn of the boxes and their mystical powers. Eager to rid himself of the artifacts and desperate for money, he sells the three boxes. As they are taken by three very different buyers--a common Englishman, a worldly merchant and a bishop--John feels a foreboding about the future. From the 13th century, the boxes travel the world, eventually drawing the attention of two rival organizations, each with very different motives and methods for gaining what they want. Reminiscent of The Red Violin in scope, this historical novel follows the three boxes to the 21st century and confrontation between the two factions.The Woodcarver's Secret is the prequel and companion novel to Connie Shelton's Samantha Sweet paranormal cozy mystery series. The Midwest Book Review says: "Connie Shelton gets better with every book she writes."Praise for Connie's previous books:"... delightfully complex mystery." --Romantic Times"... always a good read..." --Southwest Book Views"...transcends the series and becomes a remarkable book in its own right." -MossRose, 5 star review

Spooky Sweet

Author: Connie Shelton
Publisher: Secret Staircase Books
ISBN: 9781945422270
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Samantha Sweet has a contract to provide her handmade chocolates for the jet-set clients of Book It Travel, and Sweet's Sweets bakery is taking on a whole new dimension. Only problem, Sam isn't ready. It's almost Halloween, her pastry shop is jam-packed--she needs more space. Will the haunted mansion across town become her new location?

Sweet Hearts

Author: Connie Shelton
Publisher: Secret Staircase Books
ISBN: 9781945422195
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Will there be Valentine wedding bells for Samantha Sweet and Sheriff Beau Cardwell? Sam's bakery, Sweet's Sweets is busier than ever this Valentine week, but chocolate-making takes second place to a new mystery. Sam meets a woman whose missing son's case seems to have been dropped by the authorities and she finds herself slightly at odds with Be

Sweet Holidays

Author: Connie Shelton
Publisher: Secret Staircase Books
ISBN: 9781945422188
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In this third book in the Samantha Sweet cozy mystery series, it's Christmas and a quirky Romanian chocolatier shows up at Sweet's Sweets, offering to create a special line of hand-dipped chocolates for Samantha's customers. With mystery and romance, Sweet Holidays takes us into the special magical world of northern New Mexico at the holidays.

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Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465533370
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Stalking Nabokov

Author: Brian Boyd
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231158572
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In this book, Brian Boyd surveys Vladimir Nabokov's life, career, and legacy; his art, science, and thought; his subtle humor and puzzle-like storytelling; his complex psychological portraits; and his inheritance from, reworking of, and affinities with Shakespeare, Pushkin, Tolstoy, and Machado de Assis. Boyd also offers new ways of reading Lolita, Pale Fire, Ada or Ardor, and the unparalleled autobiography, Speak, Memory, disclosing otherwise unknown information about the author's world. Sharing his personal reflections as he recounts the adventures, hardships, and revelations of researching Nabokov's life? oeuvre?, he cautions against using Nabokov's metaphysics as the key to unlocking all of the enigmatic author's secrets. Assessing and appreciating Nabokov as novelist, memoirist, poet, translator, scientist, and individual, Boyd helps us understand more than ever Nabokov's multifaceted genius.