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A personal Thank You to all my readers who make this little statistic possible. Having fun with my writing, and connecting with readers--that's what being a mystery writer means to me. And I LOVE what I do!

It began in 1985 when I started writing my first novel, without much clue how to go about it. Two years and 500 pages later, when I finally typed 'The End,' I felt a huge rush of excitement. That book took third place in the Southwest Writers competition and began making the rounds of publishers. I simply started writing my second, and then my third books.

After publishing ten of my Charlie Parker mysteries, I decided to branch out with a second series and I created the character of Samantha Sweet. One of the ways in which I earned a little extra pocket money during my high school years was to bake and decorate cakes--hence, a career for Samantha based on my own experiences.

In 2009 I switched publishers and was off on a new adventure, seeing all of my books made available for Kindle and the other ebook devices that were just beginning to take off in the book world. It's been an exciting time in publishing and I'm loving the new formats and the ability to personally connect with readers all over the world ...

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Sweet Masterpiece: A Sweet’s Sweets Bakery Mystery (Samantha Sweet Mysteries Book 1)
by Connie Shelton
"Connie Shelton gets better with every book she writes." --The Midwest Book Review USA Today bestselling author Connie Shelton introduces her most delightful cozy mystery series yet--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....
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Deadly Gamble: A Girl and Her Dog Cozy Mystery (Charlie Parker Mystery Book 1)
by Connie Shelton
Praise for USA Today bestselling author, Connie Shelton, and her first novel: "An impressive debut mystery!" -- Albuquerque Journal "Charlie is slick, appealing and nobody's fool--just what readers want in an amateur sleuth." -- Booklist "This is a dandy. Don't miss it!" -- Book Talk In this debut almost-cozy mystery series novel...
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Sweet Hearts: A Sweet’s Sweets Bakery Mystery (Samantha Sweet Mysteries Book 4)
by Connie Shelton
Praise for USA Today bestselling author Connie Shelton's previous books: "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 Will there be Valentine wedding bells for Samantha Sweet and Beau Cardwell?...
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Bitter Sweet: A Sweet’s Sweets Bakery Mystery (Samantha Sweet Mysteries Book 5)
by Connie Shelton
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 In this fifth installment in the Samantha Sweet mystery series, it’s the height of the wedding...
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Sweet Holidays: A Sweet’s Sweets Bakery Mystery (Samantha Sweet Mysteries Book 3)
by Connie Shelton
Praise for USA Today bestseller Connie Shelton's previous mysteries: "Connie Shelton gets better with every book she writes." -- Midwest Book Review "Shelton again has done a superb job in bringing New Mexico to life." -- Albuquerque Journal In this third book in the Samantha Sweet cozy mystery series, it's Christmas and a...
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Sweets, Begorra: A Sweet’s Sweets Bakery Mystery (Samantha Sweet Mysteries Book 7)
by Connie Shelton
Praise for USA Today bestselling author Connie Shelton's previous mysteries: “Connie Shelton gets better with every book she writes.” –The Midwest Book Review “Once again Connie Shelton has given “us readers” another great book. Both of Connie’s series are a must read.” —Amazon online reviewer, 5 stars "Shelton...
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Sweet's Sweets: A Sweet’s Sweets Bakery Mystery (Samantha Sweet Mysteries Book 2)
by Connie Shelton
"Connie Shelton has another winner," -- The Book Report Samantha Sweet is about to realize her dream of opening her pastry shop, Sweet's Sweets, in picturesque Taos, New Mexico. Juggling the crazy amount of work to get her new business off the ground, with her old job of breaking into houses, she's got her hands full. When a...
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Holidays Can Be Murder: A Charlie Parker Christmas Mystery (Charlie Parker Mystery)
by Connie Shelton
From USA Today bestselling author Connie Shelton a light, charming holiday mystery novella, complete with lots of special Southwestern Christmas traditions. Bonus: two of the recipes featured in the story. It's a New Mexico Christmas. The lights are strung, the luminarias are set along the sidewalks. Treats are abundant and Charlie...
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Vacations Can Be Murder: A Girl and Her Dog Cozy Mystery (Charlie Parker Mystery Book 2)
by Connie Shelton
Second installment in this USA Today bestselling author's cozy mystery series. Charlotte "Charlie" Parker's last case ( Deadly Gamble ) left her tired and emotionally drained. She books a vacation trip to the beautiful garden island of Kauai. In her own words, "Vacations mean different thing to different people. There's the planning...
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Obsessions Can Be Murder: A Girl and Her Dog Cozy Mystery (Charlie Parker Mystery Book 10)
by Connie Shelton
"Connie Shelton gets better with every book she writes." -- The Midwest Book Review "Charlie is slick, appealing and nobody's fool--just what readers want in an amateur sleuth." -- Booklist Charlie, Drake and their dog Rusty want a little time away from it all. A cozy cabin, good books, a little fishing at the lake. It's what...
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Balloons Can Be Murder: A Girl and Her Dog Cozy Mystery (Charlie Parker Mystery Book 9)
by Connie Shelton
"Connie Shelton gets better with every book she writes." --The Midwest Book Review USA Today bestseller Connie Shelton puts her own real-life experience to work in this, the ninth Charlie Parker mystery. Three days before the start of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, balloon pilot Rachael Fairfield walks into the offices of...
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Memories Can Be Murder: A Girl and Her Dog Cozy Mystery (Charlie Parker Mystery Book 5)
by Connie Shelton
Charlie Parker has no idea, when she begins organizing storage space for her fiance's move-in, that simply moving boxes in the attic will throw her back in time to the events leading up to her parents' fatal plane crash. Drake will arrive in a few days and, with the help of her sidekick hound, Charlie is making room to combine their two...
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Honeymoons Can Be Murder: A Girl and Her Dog Cozy Mystery (Charlie Parker Mystery Book 6)
by Connie Shelton
Praise for USA Today bestseller Connie Shelton: "Charlie is...just what readers want in an amateur sleuth." -- Booklist "Tension is fast paced..." -- Bookwatch "A well written by-the-book who done it that will enthrall purists." -- Midwest Book Review Charlie and Drake begin the snowy winter with plans for a Christmas...
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Charlie Parker Mysteries Boxed Set (Books 1-4): The Girl and Her Dog Cozy Mysteries (Charlie Parker New Mexico Mystery...
by Connie Shelton
Bundled set of the first four titles in the Charlie Parker cozy mystery series by USA Today bestselling author Connie Shelton. Praise for the Charlie Parker mysteries: “Charlie is just what readers want.” –Booklist “Charlie is a fabulous amateur sleuth.” –Midwest Book Review "Connie Shelton gets better with every book she...
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Partnerships Can Be Murder: A Girl and Her Dog Cozy Mystery (Charlie Parker Mystery Book 3)
by Connie Shelton
USA Today bestselling author Connie Shelton brings the third installment in her popular pet-sleuthing mystery series. Charlie Parker returns from her Hawaiian vacation to find her older brother Ron involved with a much younger woman. The more Charlie sees of cute Vicky, the more she realizes how deceitful Ron’s new love is. Is it...
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Competition Can Be Murder: A Girl and Her Dog Cozy Mystery (Charlie Parker Mystery Book 8)
by Connie Shelton
Praise for USA Today bestseller Connie Shelton and the Charlie Parker mysteries: "Connie Shelton gets better with every book she writes." --The Midwest Book Review "Charlie is slick, appealing, and nobody's fool. Just what readers want in an amateur sleuth." --Booklist Charlie and Drake are spending a few months in Scotland...
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Small Towns Can Be Murder: A Girl and Her Dog Cozy Mystery (Charlie Parker Mystery Book 4)
by Connie Shelton
"Another delicious read for the beach!" -- The Pilot, Southern Pines, NC "Connie Shelton gets better with every book she writes." --The Midwest Book Review Tucked into the mountains and valleys of northern New Mexico are the hidden towns, little enclaves of history and tradition--and secrets. It is to one of these towns, Valle...
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Phantoms Can Be Murder: A Girl and Her Dog Cozy Mystery (Charlie Parker Mystery Book 13)
by Connie Shelton
It’s almost Halloween when Albuquerque accountant Charlie Parker receives an enigmatic letter from her namesake aunt she has never met in England. Charlie is off on a quick trip to England, and soon she’s seeing ghosts in the medieval Suffolk town of Bury St. Edmunds. But it isn’t only slightly-eccentric Aunt Louisa’s beliefs in...
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Reunions Can Be Murder: A Girl and Her Dog Cozy Mystery (Charlie Parker Mystery Book 7)
by Connie Shelton
Praise for USA Today bestseller Connie Shelton's previous mystery books: "Charlie is slick, appealing, and nobody's fool--just what readers want in an amateur sleuth." --Booklist "Connie Shelton gets better with every book she writes." --The Midwest Book Review "...Shelton's engaging story, likable heroine, and comfortable prose...
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Gossip Can Be Murder: A Girl and Her Dog Cozy Mystery (Charlie Parker Mystery Book 11)
by Connie Shelton
Praise for USA Today bestselling author Connie Shelton and the Charlie Parker mysteries: “Fans of Southwestern mysteries will find that Shelton's engaging story, likable heroine, and comfortable prose make this a good choice.” – Library Journal "Charlie is slick, appealing and nobody's fool." -- Booklist Charlie is invited to a...
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Stardom Can Be Murder: A Girl and Her Dog Cozy Mystery (Charlie Parker Mystery Book 12)
by Connie Shelton
USA Today bestselling author Connie Shelton brings her most edge-of-seat Charlie Parker mystery to date. It’s a terrible case of mistaken identity when a gang of bank robbers think that Charlie is a famous movie star. Disappointed with their take from the bank, they decide that a hefty ransom will be their ticket to riches. Charlie is...
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Show, Don't Tell: How to Fix the #1 Problem in Your Fiction Writing--Immediately!
by Connie Shelton
What's the #1 comment that agents, editors and writing instructors make to new writers? "You need to show, rather than tell." But what does that really mean? Most writers have only a vague clue. They get the concept but they don't know specifically what to do to their own manuscripts to make them better--to grab the attention of an...
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Legends Can Be Murder: A Girl and Her Dog Cozy Mystery (Charlie Parker Mystery Book 15)
by Connie Shelton
USA Today bestselling author Connie Shelton takes her readers on a wild trip, in distance and in time, in the fifteenth installment in her original series. 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...
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Buried Secrets Can Be Murder: A Girl and Her Dog Cozy Mystery (Charlie Parker Mystery Book 14)
by Connie Shelton
It’s Christmas in Albuquerque; Charlie and her family are ready for a quiet holiday at home. But right away, her hopes for that scenario fade when Charlie’s brother and PI business partner, Ron, brings in two new cases, one of which made national headlines. Five years earlier, in a tide of media attention and despite public...
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Sweet Somethings: A Sweet’s Sweets Bakery Mystery (Samantha Sweet Mysteries Book 9)
by Connie Shelton
“Shelton again has done a superb job in bringing New Mexico to life.” — Albuquerque Journal USA Today bestselling author Connie Shelton brings a bit of magic and a whole lot of chocolate to the latest in her cozy Sweets series. Two things are weighing on Samantha Sweet’s mind this summer—organizing the Sweet Somethings...
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Sweet Payback: A Sweet’s Sweets Bakery Mystery (Samantha Sweet Mysteries Book 8)
by Connie Shelton
Praise for USA Today bestseller, Connie Shelton: "Connie Shelton gets better with every book she writes."--The Midwest Book Review New, in the Amazon #1 bestselling Samantha Sweet mystery series--Sweet Payback! Revenge is often a cold dish, but in the tiny northern New Mexico town of Sembramos emotions are running decidedly hot. When...
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The Woodcarver's Secret: Complement to the bestselling Samantha Sweet mystery series (Samantha Sweet Magical Cozy...
by Connie Shelton
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...
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Sweets Forgotten: A Sweet's Sweets Bakery Mystery (Samantha Sweet Magical Cozy Mystery Series Book 10)
by Connie Shelton
When a woman walks into Samantha Sweet’s pastry shop, claiming to have amnesia, it’s a puzzle that seems to have nothing to do with Sam’s new commission for a fantastic one-of-a-kind order of chocolates, although "Jane Doe" seems to know a lot about that. Sam calls Sheriff Beau to solve the mystery of who this stranger is and where...
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Weddings Can Be Murder: A Girl and Her Dog Cozy Mystery (Charlie Parker New Mexico Mystery Series Book 16)
by Connie Shelton
Charlie Parker's brother, Ron, is ready for the happiest day of his life when he will marry long-time girlfriend Victoria Morgan. Charlie will be matron of honor, her husband Drake the best man. But when Charlie stops by the bride's house to pick her up for the ceremony, the place is in disarray and Victoria is missing. And Ron has no...
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Daisy and Maisie and the Lost Kitten: Early reader bedtime stories with values for kids (Adventures of Daisy and Maisie...
by Connie Shelton
What readers are saying about the Daisy and Maisie adventure series for kids: “Loved the story of the two pooches on a walk in the desert. Great gift for kids - colorful illustrations and simple story that will appeal to little ones (and big ones, too!). Another solid accomplishment by this prolific writer.” – VA Editor, 5 star...
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Daisy and Maisie and The Great Lizard Hunt: Early reader bedtime stories with values for kids (Adventures of Daisy and...
by Connie Shelton
USA Today bestselling author Connie Shelton is known in the mystery genre--now she introduces her first children's book. Daisy is a big yellow puppy who loves to chase critters in the desert near their Arizona home. One day, her adventure brings a few scary surprises. In this story, spunky young Daisy learns the value of patience and of...
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Spooky Sweet: A Sweet’s Sweets Bakery Mystery (Samantha Sweet Magical Cozy Mystery Series Book 11)
by Connie Shelton
Now that Samantha Sweet has a contract to provide her special handmade chocolates for the wealthy jet-set clients of Book It Travel, 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 bursting at the seams and she needs extra employees but there is no...
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Sweets Galore: A Sweet's Sweets Bakery Mystery (Samantha Sweet Mysteries Book 6)
by Connie Shelton
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 USA Today bestselling author Connie Shelton throws a twist into this sixth episode in her most...
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Alibis Can Be Murder: A Girl and Her Dog Cozy Mystery (Charlie Parker Mysteries Book 17)
by Connie Shelton
Here’s what others are saying: “... suspenseful storytelling with sensitive portrayals of complex family relationships.” –Booklist “Shelton’s engaging story, likable heroine, and comfortable prose make this a good choice.” – Library Journal Cheating spouses, a pawned Super Bowl ring, a hundred-thousand-dollar scam....
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Diamonds Aren't Forever: Heist Ladies, Book 1 (Heist Ladies Caper Mysteries)
by Connie Shelton
A nearly flawless museum robbery, a missing million-dollar necklace, a stalled police investigation. For the victim of the crime, the situation calls for desperate measures. Penelope Fitzpatrick wasn’t born to wealth. Her grandfather fed the family by selling his small stash of gemstones smuggled from tsarist Russia when the monarchy...
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