book cover of Tricky Sweet
Added by 18 members

Tricky Sweet

(Book 16 in the Samantha Sweet series)
A novel by

It’s Spring Break and a trio of California college kids head out, not to the beach but to the mountains of New Mexico, where they plan on a week of snowboarding, beer, and fun. But the instructions to reach their vacation rental are less than precise and it’s late and snowy when they arrive at Taos Ski Valley. They’re surprised to find an older couple in the cabin they believed to be theirs but hey, Casey Hardwick, the ringleader of the group, is not known for reading directions or getting all the facts. Maybe the place is actually a B&B. They troop inside and are shown to a bedroom.

Days later, Casey’s sister is calling the only friend she knows in Taos—Kelly Sweet—hoping to get word to her brother that their mother’s condition has worsened and she doesn’t have long to live. No one has heard from Casey, and she urgently needs to reach him. Samantha and Kelly are together when the call comes, and the mystery only deepens once they talk to Sheriff Evan Richards. Yes, the family reported the missing boys and he investigated. He found no evidence that they’d ever arrived. His theory is that the boys changed their plans at the last minute and are living it up somewhere else.

But Sam has a bad feeling about it. Without the help of law enforcement, will she and Kelly figure out how the boys disappeared? And can they find the boys and get Casey home before it’s too late to see his mother again? Their only clues seem to come from the mysterious book of runes.

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 previous mysteries:

“The best yet!! Not only was
Sweet Magic fantastic, it left me dying to see where life is headed for Samantha and her family! Heart-gripping, fast-paced, and amazing.” – J.J. 5-stars, online review

“LOVE, LOVE these books!” —5 stars, online review

“Fantastic! Impossible to put down!” – 5 stars, Amazon reader

“Shelton again has done a superb job in bringing New Mexico to life.” —
Albuquerque Journal

“Connie Shelton gets better with every book she writes.” —
The Midwest Book Review

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Visitors also looked at these books

Used availability for Connie Shelton's Tricky Sweet

About Fantastic Fiction       Information for Authors