The Candy Shop series (as Sammi Carter)

The Candy Shop Mystery series by Sammi Carter is set in Paradise, Colorado and features attorney-turned-candy maker, Abby has returned home after a bitter divorce and the loss of her law career and is trying to rebuild her life in Paradise. It’s not as easy as it sounds.

Candy Apple Dead

Abby Shaw has returned to her hometown of Paradise, Colorado–leaving behind a career in corporate law and a cheating husband–to take over her aunt’s candy shop, Divinity. But her sweet new life quickly turns sour when a fellow merchant dies in a fire. With all clues pointing to arson–and Abby’s brother as the number one … Continue reading Candy Apple Dead

Chocolate Dipped Death

There’s no use sugar-coating it—no one in Paradise can stand Savannah Horne. The former local girl is now the trophy wife of a ridiculously wealthy businessman. And she’s swept back into town just in time to enter Divinity’s Tenth Annual Confectionary Competition—and stir up trouble. But some poisoned bon-bons will guarantee that Savannah won’t make … Continue reading Chocolate Dipped Death

Peppermint Twisted

Paradise’s local artists are up in arms when wealthy Felicity Asbury names herself director of the annual Arts Festival. But she soon gets her just desserts. Abby finds Felicity dead in Divinity’s parking lot—an awl lodged in her chest. And when evidence points to Abby as the suspect, she must put aside her sweets-making for … Continue reading Peppermint Twisted

Goody Goody Gunshots

When Abby Shaw witnesses a stranger gunned down on the highway, she’s convinced that she’s seen a murder. The only problem is, when she returns to the scene with the police, there’s no body. Even elbow-deep in hot syrup, Abby still gets chills thinking about it, and is determined to find out the truth—yet when … Continue reading Goody Goody Gunshots

Sucker Punch

Abby’s life is sweet. She’s settling into running her candy shop, dealing with her busy-body family, and maintaining a solid-if-slow relationship with local police detective Pine Jawarski. But Abby’s smooth sailing soon turns into rocky road when a friend asks her to audition for a production with some considerably talented locals. Out of curiosity, Abby … Continue reading Sucker Punch