Sweet Masterpiece: A Sweet’s Sweets Bakery Mystery

· Samantha Sweet Magical Cozy Mystery Series Book 1 · Secret Staircase Books, an imprint of Columbine Publishing Group
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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 whole lot of chocolate! With nearly 2 million books sold and downloaded in more than 110 countries, see what the fuss is all about!


Samantha Sweet breaks into houses for a living. But when she encounters a dying woman in one such house and a backyard grave at another, handsome deputy Beau Cardwell shows up and—well, things get complicated.

A small mural painted inside a closet in the abandoned house provides clues and Sam is caught up in Beau’s investigation. 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.


Readers are raving about these lighthearted, relaxing, well-written books—Samantha may not be young, beautiful or have the perfect body, but she is intelligent, independent, and hard working, the kind of person you feel you already know.

Praise for Connie Shelton's mysteries:


“Wow, this was an incredible book!”—5 stars on Amazon


"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

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618 reviews
Bonnie Drummond
April 29, 2017
Sweet Masterpiece book 1 in the series A Sweet's Sweets Bakery Mystery you have s different mystery in the way Connie Shelton wrote this series. The Main Character is an average older women who knows what she wants to do with the rest of her life. She wants to open a bakery shop so she works two jobs; maintaining for closer property and baking at home along with that she falls for a Handsome Deputy Sheriff and solving murders. You will love this series.
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Amanda Palmer
May 28, 2017
Quick read and I was able up pick up at any time and remenber what was going on. It seemed like not much happens in the 200+ pages but I think she used a lot of detail on what actually did happen. I say juvenile because it reads similar to a paper a young lesson would right for school; random big words thrown into little events that are very detailed. I'll be reading the rest of the series though!
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Jann Dickinson
January 27, 2016
A delightful group of characters. I am thrilled to see the primary person is NOT early 20's, too thin, and dazzlingly gorgeous. So much more real. I like Sam a lot
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About the author

Connie Shelton is the author of more than twenty-five novels, including the international bestselling Charlie Parker mysteries and the Samantha Sweet series. She has taught writing courses and was a contributor to Chicken Soup For the Writer’s Soul. She and her husband live in northern New Mexico with their two dogs. Visit her website at connieshelton.com

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