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  • Deadly Gamble: Charlie Parker Mystery, Book 1 | Connie Shelton

    Deadly Gamble: Charlie Parker Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Connie Shelton
    • Narrated By Lynda Evans
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (72)

    This series looks sharply at those who perceive themselves as the rich - the elite, and revolves around expensive cars, clothes and posh country clubs. Fans of Sue Grafton, J.A. Jance, and Sara Peretsky will find Shelton's female sleuth captivating. Devout in her dedication for the underdog, Charlie Parker gets drawn into perilous predicaments while sticking her neck out for friends and clients in trouble. She proves a wily opponent for the evil she discovers.

    beatrice says: "Needs work"
  • Sweet Masterpiece: Samantha Sweet Series, Book 1 | Connie Shelton

    Sweet Masterpiece: Samantha Sweet Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Connie Shelton
    • Narrated By Andrea Bates
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (178)
    Performance
    (156)
    Story
    (154)

    Samantha Sweet breaks into houses for a living - all perfectly legal as a caretaker for the USDA. But her real dream is to open her own pastry shop, 'Sweet's Sweets.' Life is a little crazy for Sam right now. At one of her break-in properties, a dying woman insists that she take a small wooden box. Sam doesn't realize that the old woman was known locally as a 'bruja,' a witch, until she begins to feel some strange effects from the box.

    Judy King says: "Picky, I know I'm Picky."
  • Sweet Holidays: Samantha Sweet Series, Book 3 | Connie Shelton

    Sweet Holidays: Samantha Sweet Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Connie Shelton
    • Narrated By Andrea Bates
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (48)

    It's Christmas and a chocolatier shows up at Sweet's Sweets, offering to create a special line of hand-dipped chocolates for Sam's customers. He says he will work for no pay, just to prove himself. But she learns that he has connections to the wooden box that seems to give Sam her mystical powers, and discovers that certain evil people will do just about anything to take it away from her.

    Annie says: "A Book for the Sweet Lovers"
  • Sweet Somethings: Samantha Sweet, Book 9 | Connie Shelton

    Sweet Somethings: Samantha Sweet, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Connie Shelton
    • Narrated By Andrea Bates
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Story
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    Two things are weighing on Samantha Sweet's mind this summer - organizing the Sweet Somethings chocolate festival and tracking down information on the mystical carved wooden box that came into her life nearly two years ago, changing her forever. At last she believes she has located the person who can give the answers.

    Susan Warren says: "Waiting for next one!!!!!"
  • Sweet's Sweets: Samantha Sweet Series, Book 2 | Connie Shelton

    Sweet's Sweets: Samantha Sweet Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Connie Shelton
    • Narrated By Andrea Bates
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (80)

    Sam is working hard to get her new pastry shop, Sweet's Sweets, open for business. Just when she's really got her hands full with that, she's assigned a new property to take care of as part of her contract with the USDA. The place is a hoarder's delight and Sam is feeling more than a little bit overwhelmed as she begins cleaning with a vengeance. When a blood-soaked garment turns up among some things Sam has dropped off at the thrift shop, Sam recommends that they call the Sheriff's office.

    Debbie says: "Muffins, Mystery, Murder"
  • Sweet Payback: Samantha Sweet Series, Book 8 | Connie Shelton

    Sweet Payback: Samantha Sweet Series, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Connie Shelton
    • Narrated By Andrea Bates
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (23)

    Revenge is often a cold dish, but in the tiny northern New Mexico town of Sembramos emotions are running decidedly hot. When two men 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 Sweet's Sweets, while her husband, Taos County Sheriff Beau Cardwell, is charged with keeping order among the two hundred residents of Sembramos.

    as says: "Love the Series, Hate This Book"
  • The Woodcarver's Secret | Connie Shelton

    The Woodcarver's Secret

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Connie Shelton
    • Narrated By Andrea Bates
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (11)
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    For John Carver, a simple Celtic woodworker, life is a struggle to feed his family. Then one summer day, as he walks past a near-dead alder tree, lightning strikes. With the shattered tree lying all around him, 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.

    Dawn says: "Very interesting"
  • Holidays Can Be Murder: Charlie Parker Mystery Series Special Edition | Connie Shelton

    Holidays Can Be Murder: Charlie Parker Mystery Series Special Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Connie Shelton
    • Narrated By Rebecca Cook
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (19)

    It’s a New Mexico Christmas. The lights are strung, the luminarias are set along the sidewalks. Treats are abundant and Charlie Parker is getting ready for her mother-in-law’s holiday visit. But there is trouble in the neighborhood and when death shows up - right next door - Charlie’s bright, festive plans suddenly take a turn for the dark.

    NYNM says: "Cloying and not really about Christmas"
  • Reunions Can Be Murder: A Charlie Parker Mystery | Connie Shelton

    Reunions Can Be Murder: A Charlie Parker Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Connie Shelton
    • Narrated By Stephanie Brush
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
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    Story
    (12)

    Octogenarian Willie McBride has gone missing, and now his obnoxious daughter is pestering Albuquerque CPA Charlie Parker to find him in time for the big family reunion. Apparently, the eccentric old man had one driving obsession: finding gold. So Charlie follows Willie's prospecting trail to the modern-day ghost town of White Oaks, site of an historic gold rush, a bitter scandal, some ugly business - and now a corpse.

    Katherine says: "No suspense, minimal arc, annoying narrator"
  • Competition Can Be Murder: Charlie Parker, Book 8 | Connie Shelton

    Competition Can Be Murder: Charlie Parker, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Connie Shelton
    • Narrated By Rebecca Cook
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Story
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    Brian Swinney needs someone to fly his aircrafts in Scotland on a lucrative contract shuttling men and equipment to the North Sea oil rigs. Helping out their friend, Charlie Parker and Drake Langston agree to the job, ignorant of the escalating battle between the outfitters that service the rigs. Taking up residence at historic Dunworthy Castle, they become acquainted with owners Robert and Sarah Dunbar. They seem to be down-to-earth ranching folk but their daughter, son-in-law, and teenage son Richie are another story.

  • Sweet Hearts: Samantha Sweet Series, Book 4 | Connie Shelton

    Sweet Hearts: Samantha Sweet Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Connie Shelton
    • Narrated By Andrea Bates
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (42)

    Things are crazy at the bakery, as Sam tries to replicate the magical chocolates that the quirky Romanian chocolatier introduced at Christmas-time. Meanwhile, there are lots of weddings, in addition to her own, and other pastry shop demands during this romantic holiday week. While Sam tries to keep up with it all, another mystery comes her way. Marla Fresques needs to find her missing son. The woman is dying and wants her son home to raise the daughter he left behind.

    Linda Louise says: "VERY MAGICAL STORY"
  • Honeymoons Can Be Murder: A Charlie Parker Mystery | Connie Shelton

    Honeymoons Can Be Murder: A Charlie Parker Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Connie Shelton
    • Narrated By Stephanie Brush
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
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    Story
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    Charlie and her husband begin the winter with hopes for a honeymoon in a secluded New Mexico mountain cabin. But their plans are disrupted when police locate an old pawn ticket identifying the gun used in a five year old murder. They trace the ticket back to ski instructor Elroy Romero, who work's for Charlie's husband, Drake. Elroy swears he didn't commit the crime, even though the gun has been in his possession all along. And when it turns out the murder victim was Elroy's brother, a priest, Charlie really begins to question her client's story.

    Amazon Customer says: "Irritating"
  • Small Towns Can Be Murder: Charlie Parker Mystery, Book 4 | Connie Shelton

    Small Towns Can Be Murder: Charlie Parker Mystery, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Connie Shelton
    • Narrated By Lynda Evans
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    Charlie Parker is asked to look into a controversial series of miscarriages in a small town in New Mexico that's heavily populated by Mexicans. The town has one medical clinic. Her first assumption is to look for some type of environmental problem such as pesticides but that draws a blank. Then she shifts her suspicions onto the medical industry and finds herself embroiled in politics regarding health care among minorities. It's when the dead bodies start to show up that she realizes she's onto something far bigger than she imagined and far deadlier....

    John says: "Disappointing"
  • Legends Can Be Murder: Charlie Parker Series, Book 15 | Connie Shelton

    Legends Can Be Murder: Charlie Parker Series, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Connie Shelton
    • Narrated By Rebecca Cook
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Charlie Parker and her husband Drake Langston accept a job with Gold Trail Adventures in Skagway, Alaska, flying visitors by helicopter to remote cabin sites to experience the outdoor lifestyle and seek their fortunes. It isn't long before one of the guests finds a set of bones in an old mine, remains that date back decades.

  • Bitter Sweet: Samantha Sweet Series, Book 5 | Connie Shelton

    Bitter Sweet: Samantha Sweet Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Connie Shelton
    • Narrated By Andrea Bates
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Story
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    Is there a serial killer in Taos? 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 a wedding date. When Sam encounters two older women who then die suddenly, it appears that there may be a serial killer on the loose.

  • Sweets Begorra: Samantha Sweet, 7 | Connie Shelton

    Sweets Begorra: Samantha Sweet, 7

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Connie Shelton
    • Narrated By Andrea Bates
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Samantha Sweet learns that an Irish great-uncle left her an inheritance, so she and Beau change their honeymoon plans and go to the Emerald Isle. Will the gift be something lavish and wonderful? Or is there no pot of gold waiting for Sam? Meanwhile, before Sam fully has the answers to her questions, a new mystery presents itself when a local charter boat is found adrift near the rocky Irish coast, its occupants missing. The family of the captain wants answers and when it looks like a group of Americans might be implicated, the Galway homicide detective in charge of the case enlists Beau’s help.

  • Memories Can Be Murder: A Connie Shelton Mystery, Book 5 | Connie Shelton

    Memories Can Be Murder: A Connie Shelton Mystery, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Connie Shelton
    • Narrated By Lynda Evans
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    Upon returning to her New Mexico home after visiting her fiance in Hawaii, private investigator Charlie Parker discovers that her mother and father, a scientist at Sandia Labs, were killed in a suspicious small plane crash.

  • Buried Secrets Can Be Murder: Charlie Parker, Book 14 | Connie Shelton

    Buried Secrets Can Be Murder: Charlie Parker, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Connie Shelton
    • Narrated By Rebecca Cook
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    It's Christmas in Albuquerque; Charlie and family are ready for a quiet holiday at home. But right away, her hopes fade when Charlie's brother and PI business partner, Ron, brings in two new cases, one of which made national headlines. Five years earlier, with the tide of media attention and public sentiment against her, Tali Donovan was acquitted of killing her two children and went into hiding. Now, on the anniversary of the children's disappearance, their father wants answers.

  • Sweets Galore: Samantha Sweet Series, Book 6 | Connie Shelton

    Sweets Galore: Samantha Sweet Series, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Connie Shelton
    • Narrated By Andrea Bates
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (32)

    Samantha Sweet and Beau Cardwell are getting ready for their September wedding, 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 heartthrob, 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?

  • Balloons Can Be Murder: A Charlie Parker Mystery, Book 9 | Connie Shelton

    Balloons Can Be Murder: A Charlie Parker Mystery, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Connie Shelton
    • Narrated By Rebecca Cook
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Three days before the start of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, balloon pilot Rachael Fairfield walks into the offices of RJP Investigations. She received a threatening note, which she believes came from her father, a convicted felon whom she sent to prison 15 years earlier.

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