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 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.More info →
A murdered scorned wife. A prime suspect losing their mind literally and figuratively. A small town bakery owner whose generosity links her to the deceased and accused.
When Meghan is invited to cater for the wedding of one of the oldest citizens of Sandy Bay, she’s happy for the bride-to-be and the opportunity to introduce the guests to her latest creation – orange mousse! Still, she longs for the day when she can wear a white dress and walk down the aisle to marry her Prince Charming.
On the day of the wedding, everything seems perfect. The venue is glorious. The weather is beautiful. The couple are radiating love. Until… a strange woman stops the ceremony and claims to be the wife of the groom. Things take a turn for the worse when this strange woman is found dead, a day later, on the beach.
All circumstantial and factual evidence seems to point to one suspect. The police think this person did it. The people of Sandy Bay believe this person did it. The jilted bride KNOWS this person did it.
But Meghan has her doubts. If there’s one thing that living in a small town has taught her, it’s that nothing is as it first appears. Can she piece the clues that will reveal the real killer and allow a happily ever after ending?
Book 15 in the Bestselling Sandy Bay Cozy Mystery series! If you want to enjoy a light-hearted read, with an amateur female sleuth, mouth-watering culinary desserts and a gripping murder mystery with a touch of romance, then you'll love Meghan Truman and all the quirky characters in Sandy Bay.
No cliffhanger, swearing or graphic scenes!
Start reading Orange Mousse and a Fatal Truce and see how events unfold in this cozy mystery.More info →
DISCOVER 14 CLEAN & FUN BESTSELLING 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
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 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.
"I really enjoyed this and I’m looking forward to the next book in the series. Thanks for a great plot and interesting characters."
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.
"I have so enjoyed this series! Book 2 was another short fun read. The ending was a complete surprise."
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?
"Another great book in this fun series. There was a twist really early on in the book that was definitely a surprise!"
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?
"So enjoying this series! I really like the characters. "
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Running one business can be stressful. Running two is murder!
Meghan's new, yummy peach dessert range is evoking pleasant noises from her customers, including the Governor of the state. Her sense of euphoria at creating another culinary winner is cut short when when she discovers that the premises of her other business, an event barn, has been vandalised.
The rude and obnoxious behavior of an alleged expert, called in to beef up the security at The Barn, gives Meghan grief and concern. When this person is found dead on her business premises, her heart breaks for the person's loved ones.
Could this death be accidental or intentional?
Meghan finds herself at a crossroad as she has to make decisions that could have lasting consequences.
The security of her customers needs to be guaranteed...
Her long term relationship with her boyfriend has hit the rocks and seems irreparable...
Will Meghan help to find a killer still on the loose or see everything she's worked so hard to build, come crashing down?More info →
Tracy Adams had three things going for her in her just-above-average boring life namely:
1. A good job
2. A good job... that she liked
3. A good job that she liked... and that paid VERY well
When she lost her job and had to move back to the small town where she grew up, it seemed like her life had lost all purpose. Helping out at her aunt's floundering floral shop seemed like the perfect distraction before she decided what to do next.
When her aunt's competition, a nasty and egotistical know-it-all is found dead, the rumor mill in Fern Grove goes into overdrive. With an important piece of evidence linking Tracy to the scene of the crime, she becomes a person of interest in the murder investigation. This leaves her feeling vulnerable and confused.
Moving back to Fern Grove was meant to be the start of a new life but this murder mystery is fast ending what has hardly begun. Will she retain her wits and piece together the clues that will lead her to the killer?More info →
When Tracy's floral store is commissioned to supply the arrangements for two funerals, she's humbled to be entrusted with the responsibility. She reluctantly puts up with the rude behavior of an old lady who manages the affairs of one of the deceased, a well-known philanthropist in Fern Grove.
When this old lady dies at the funeral, no one suspects foul play. After all, she was old and frail. However, the subsequent murder of another close member of the family, sets alarm bells ringing.
Could both deaths be linked?
Tracy is left bewildered and enraged when handsome detective Copeland suggests that her daisy arrangement was the one piece of evidence found at both murder locations. The stakes are further raised when the fortune of the deceased is revealed. It seems almost everyone associated with the dead aristocrat is a person of interest.
Is there a killer at large disposing of anyone associated with the deceased? Can peace be restored to one of the oldest families in Fern Grove? Will Tracy ask the right questions to expose the murderer or become the killer's next victim?More info →
Helping her aunt grow her floristry business has given a new purpose to Tracy’s life. She’s delighted to be introduced to a young entrepreneur who plans to open the trendiest restaurant in the Pacific Northwest. The addition of her lily arrangement transforms a dull-looking room into a swanky functional space that has everyone responding in awe and admiration.
On the opening night of the restaurant, things take a sour turn when the jovial atmosphere is ruined by a rival restaurateur. Things go from bad to worse when the spouse of this rival is found dead.
Did something the deceased ate at the restaurant cause their death or something else?
The police arrest the young owner of the restaurant and make him their number one suspect. The rumor mill in Fern Grove is buzzing as the cause of the murder is discussed in every nook and corner in town.
Tracy is filled with pity and sadness as she watches this young man transform from a confident and passionate individual to a broken and bitter one.
Tracy knows how it feels to be wrongfully accused. The public court of opinion can be unforgiving in its verdict… even when the facts don’t add up. Can Tracy piece together clues that will reveal the truth and set this person free?More info →
Meghan is ready to celebrate the holiday season in style with the man of her dreams by her side. All that changes when she receives a text message. It's from her mum who discloses that her father is very sick. She needs to get back to Texas... fast.
She has mixed feelings about going home as she's not been for several years. Her trip to Texas is greeted by:
- Two murders
- Characters from her past she'd rather forget
- Family members disappointed in her recent choices
As the very fabric of her family's existence is torn apart by accusations surrounding the murders of close friends, Meghan longs for the peace and tranquility of her adopted hometown of Sandy Bay. She is an emotional wreck and is confronted with betrayals, accusations, disappointments, homesickness, sad revelations, jealous friends, and a murder investigation. Make that two murder investigations!
Some people wish Christmas could be every day. Meghan just wants this Christmas nightmare to end. Will she help to find the killer and restore the essence of this most wonderful time of the year?More info →
Meghan can't wait to get married to her Prince Charming. She's looking forward to starting life with her long-term boyfriend, handsome Detective Jack Irvin. When her friend proposes throwing a bachelorette party to celebrate her exit from Singleville, she reluctantly agrees.
What her friend didn't tell her was that the bachelorette party would take place out of town... in Las Vegas!
When an Elvis impersonator is found dead on stage after tasting Meghan's rhubarb pie, all eyes focus on her as the main suspect. Meghan is all shook up as she's confronted by suspicious minds who delight in assuming that she killed the 'King.'
With an entourage of friends who are contributing to make this the bachelorette party from hell...
And a law enforcement officer unwilling to extend her any grace...
Meghan knows she has to put aside her personal anguish and find the real killer or she'll be singing the Jailhouse Rock in an orange jumpsuit.More info →
When Tracy and her colleagues set up a challenge to raise money for a good cause, the town of Fern Grove is happy to offer their support. They never expected that it would attract the attention of some crooked characters.
When one such character, a shameless heartbreaker, is found dead, it seems the town is happy to turn a blind eye.
Tracy feels a sense of responsibility and pity towards the family of the deceased. But who killed him?
Should a person’s past determine if they’re given a fair trial in the court of public opinion?
Was his murder accidental or a calculated undertaking?
Christmas is the season of sharing and caring but did the deceased share a kiss that turned deadly?
With Christmas just around the corner…
And a murder investigation growing cold…
Will Tracy’s curiosity help to find the killer and possibly love, under the mistletoe?More info →
A murdered conman. A long list of angry suspects. A small town florist desperate to find the killer and keep her business afloat.
When Tracy agreed to offer her services at the Presidential Dog Show, she thought it would open her business to a new client base. After all, the eyes of the country would be focused on Fern Grove during the event.
She's left frustrated and disappointed when the organizer of the event refuses to pay her. Things take a turn for the worse when she discovers that this person has been found murdered.
She understands the animosity his bad dealings generated in the business community but who would have hated him enough to end his life?
Can murder ever be justified?
Are the police asking the right questions to the wrong people?
Will Tracy help to solve this murder mystery and hopefully, the fate of her business that lies in the balance?
When Meghan arrives in her small town in Texas, she's giddy with excitement at walking down the aisle and getting married to her sweetheart on her wedding day. She can just picture the day; an intimate ceremony with close family and friends, the sun shinning on her perfect day, scrumptious Texan nibbles for her guests and dancing the night away with her husband!
However, she discovers that her mom has hijacked her wedding plans and has invited every Tom, Dick, Harry and Sally in town.
Things only take a turn for the worse when the celebrity baker considered to bake her wedding cake is found dead.
The murder only serves to remind the small town of Peach Tree Grove of the recent misdemeanors of the Truman clan.
As relationships within Meghan's family begin to fray at the seams due to the mounting negative press coverage and an exposed secret that's been hidden for decades, it seems her wedding day will be cancelled.
But she can't let that happen. Not after all she's been through. Not after all she's sacrificed to get to this moment.
Meghan's big day is almost here but she'll have to wade through her fair share of heartbreak, betrayals, disappointments, hidden secrets and a gripping murder mystery before she gets to say, "I do!" She's ready to tie the knot but will a killer on the loose spoil her happily ever after fairytale?More info →