• The Sandy Bay Cozy Mystery Series

  • Books 1-14
  • By: Amber Crewes
  • Narrated by: Elena Marino
  • Length: 27 hrs and 21 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Discover 14 clean and fun best-selling cozy mysteries by Amber Crewes to enjoy!

The Full Sandy Bay Series:

  1. Apple Pie and Trouble
  2. Brownies and Dark Shadows
  3. Cookies and Buried Secrets
  4. Donuts and Disaster
  5. Eclairs and Lethal Layers
  6. Finger Foods and Missing Legs
  7. Gingerbread and Scary Endings
  8. Hot Chocolate and Cold Bodies
  9. Ice Cream and Guilty Pleasures
  10. Jingle Bells and Deadly Smells
  11. King Cake and Grave Mistakes
  12. Lemon Tarts and Fiery Darts
  13. Muffins and Coffins
  14. Nuts and a Choking Corpse

Book one: Apple Pie and Trouble

Meghan Truman always had a dream to become a Hollywood actress. Hollywood decided she wasn’t good enough. She left Hollywood broken, but with a burning desire to start afresh in the Pacific Northwest, pursuing her second dream - opening a bakery.

She never expected that the owner of a rival establishment would be found dead and that all eyes would be focused on her as the prime suspect. As the new girl in town with a new bakery store, she’s determined to clear her name and find the murderer; otherwise, she’ll have to leave Sandy Bay penniless and pitiful and possibly the murderer’s next victim. 

Book two: Brownies and Dark Shadows 

When Sandy Bay’s crème de la crème congregate to raise money for charity, Meghan Truman is proud to have her tasty desserts the talk of the party. She’s not so proud when the wealthiest couple in Sandy Bay are discovered dead and rumors circulate around town that her brownies are the cause of this tragedy.

This murder case casts a dark shadow over Meghan’s budding romance with handsome officer Irvin, who’s disappointed that she’s once again at the center of another murder investigation. With everything to lose, Meghan must work hard to clear her name, restore broken relationships, and solve this murder mystery before everything she’s worked so hard to build comes crumbling down. 

Book three: Cookies and Buried Secrets 

When a beautiful stranger sashays into a birthday party, Meghan Truman, along with other guests, is surprised to discover her relationship to the birthday celebrant. This beautiful stranger attracts more shady characters to Sandy Bay. When one of these characters is found dead in an alley, the whole town is set on edge.

Will Meghan’s attempt to link the owner of a golden antique gun to the murder prove helpful to handsome officer Irvin’s investigation? Or, will the discovery of a buried secret lead to more murders?

Book four: Donuts and Disaster

Meghan Truman’s relationship with her assistant is severely tested when she becomes prideful over a donut recipe she’s introduced to Truly Sweet’s menu. Matters are further worsened when a distant relative of this assistant, with selfish intentions and bad manners, is found dead in the town center.

The local handyman is arrested and put in jail when several witnesses confirm they saw him having an altercation with the murdered victim. Handsome detective Irvin and Meghan believe he’s innocent, but the evidence against him is too damning to overlook.

Will Meghan’s attempt to give her assistant a second chance at restoring their relationship backfire, or will a determination not to harbor unforgiveness in her heart lead her to the true murderer?

Plus 10 more!

A light, cozy mystery series with an amateur female sleuth, mouth-watering culinary desserts, and 14 gripping murder mysteries! 

©2019 Pen-n-a-Pad Publishing (P)2020 Pen-n-a-Pad Publishing

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Wish i hadn’t wasted a credit

Really slow. Narrator was overly dramatic. Almost childlike voices chanting sing song oh no not me.

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Nice, but needs work.

Stories were somewhat predictable. Needs serious audio editing throughout. They are nice, light, cozy listens.

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Meghan offers treats and mystery

Sandy Bay Cozy Mystery Series Books 1-14 is a wonderful series by Amber Crewes. Elena Marino is outstanding as the narrator. I will say that I have read all of the books in this series and I love them. I think that I enjoy listening to the audio books as much as reading the series. Amber Crewes writes exceptional cozy mysteries that have humor, a good mystery, and enjoyable characters. Each book builds Meghan’s story and her relationship with the handsome Detective Irvin. I was excited that this book set is over half of the books in the series which is a great bargain. I enjoyed over 29 hours of great audio listening.

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Mildly entertaining

The narrator read the book like she was trying to keep the attention of small children. Some of the voices for the characters were actually painful to hear.

The author couldn’t keep ages or names straight through the series. Every book had a death at the end of chapter four. The two new characters in each book were the victim and the suspect throughout the series. Very predictable. The inconsistency in the characters were super annoying.

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Excellent

What a wonderful way to spend a few hours. Lighthearted mysteries to keep you listening. The narrator definitely makes you feel as if you’re a part of the story. Loved them all.