Bitter Sweet: Samantha Sweet Mysteries, Book 5

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Secret Staircase Books, Jul 5, 2016 - Bakers - 278 pages

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.

Praise for USA Today bestseller Connie Shelton's previous mysteries:

"Shelton again has done a superb job in bringing New Mexico to life."--Albuquerque Journal

"Connie Shelton has another winner!" -The Book Report

"Connie Shelton gets better with every book she writes." --The Midwest Book Review

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About the author (2016)

USA Today bestselling author Connie Shelton is the author of two ongoing mystery series. In the Samantha Sweet cozy mystery books, Connie draws upon her own love of baking (and eating) pastries to bring a sweet element to the business of solving crimes for her new female sleuth. Her original series features female accountant and part-time sleuth, Charlie Parker and her loyal sidekick dog, in a series that is now sixteen books strong. Connie and her husband live in northern New Mexico with their two dogs. Visit her website at

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