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At the start of the book, it is shown that Samantha earns her living by working as a legal caretaker. However, some crazy things seem to be happening in her life recently. During one of her caretaker jobs, Samantha finds a dying woman who insists her to take a wooden box.
She does not realize that the woman was a witch until some strange things begin to happen in her life. When she visits another property for break-in, Samantha discovers an unnamed grave and calls the authorities to investigate. Samantha also finds a false will which points towards fraud. The deputy who was investigating the case seems attracted towards Samantha Sweet.
She too seems excited with this new opportunity of romance in her life. In between all this, she finds it difficult to keep up with the orders at her shop. All in all, the story appears to be a delightful and romantic mystery. It was released by the Smashwords in At the beginning of the story, Samantha Sweet is shown working very hard to run her shop. But, her profession as a legal caretaker always comes in her way to keep things going.
Samantha is asked to visit a new property and take care of the things over there as per her contract with USDA. When Samantha reaches the place, she feels overwhelmed with the new place. Shortly after, she finds a blood soaked garment among the things collected from the property and decides to call the police to investigate.
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Deputy Sheriff Beau Cardwell arrives at the scene, but looks a little under pressure. Samantha is joined by Beau Cardwell as the two begin to look for other clues and evidences. They discover that the blood-soaked coat is just a small part of a more complicated situation. As Samantha cannot get anywhere close to solving the puzzle, she decides to take the help of the magical box once again.
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Endorsed by Lee Child himself, this is a fantastic book series and is the best recommendation I can give for any fans of Reacher. More details. Any authors or characters we're missing that we should add? Let us know - we're continually adding new authors and characters daily. No way this could be a good thing. She should call , she thought, even as she reached out to the first closed bedroom door and turned the knob. The smell of illness and old-person emanated from the room as soon as the door opened. Sam held her breath for a moment. The place was so dim she had a hard time finding the source of the sound.
A wooden bed took up most of the space, while a high dresser on the far wall and a nightstand cluttered with bottles, drinking glasses and wadded tissues filled the rest of the space. Crumpled blankets created waves on the surface of the bed and it took her a moment to realize that a tiny, shriveled woman lay under them. The toothless mouth opened and a sound emerged, something like a piece of cellophane being crushed and then ripped. The old woman wiped at her forehead and made some more throat-clearing noises.
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Finally, words emerged. Can I do something for you? Sam reached for one of the water glasses on the nightstand but the clawlike hand waved her away. Sam leaned in a little closer, and the woman cleared her throat noisily. She jammed a tissue at the scrawny fingers and stepped back.
When the woman spoke again her voice was noticeably stronger. The birdlike woman raised up on one elbow and her tiny eyes lost their blurry look for a moment. I know. You are to possess the secret.
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Sam went over to the dresser, stooped clumsily, and fumbled at the cheap brass handles, pulling it open. It seemed to be stuffed full of cloth—bedding, knitted items and such. Sam glanced up at the sick woman. She lay against the pillow, eyes closed, breathing shallowly through her mouth. Sam dug through the fabric, feeling for anything that might be the box she wanted. In the back left corner she felt a hard surface and pulled at it. It was about the size of a cigar box, with a crude metal clasp and a lumpy, carved surface.
From somewhere deep inside, the ancient woman called up the strength to raise her head again. The box has. It holds. Okay, just rest. She rushed outside. In her fifty-two years, Sam had never been alone with someone recently deceased and standing by the bed gave her the willies.
Well, I just dialed and—. Fine, fine.
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She heard papers rustling, as if he were looking in the procedures manual for an answer. What could this be listed under—discovery of dead body on premises? Sweet, it will be all right. Just wait there until the authorities arrive.
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Sam paced the front porch, unable to make herself go back into the house with the dead woman. The lean guy who unfolded himself out of the SUV walked over to her. Deputy Sheriff Beau Cardwell. There was definite Southern in the accent and the way he said her name made it sound like an invitation to dance a waltz.
The last guy she knew named Beau was way back in her teen years in Texas, but that was a whole other story involving a girl with lusty hormones and a football player whose kiss would send any good girl off the deep end. She firmly shut that image out of her head. At the back of the ambulance, two EMTs snapped on latex gloves and yanked out a gurney, which they wheeled toward the house.
The mortgage on the house was government guaranteed and was in foreclosure, Sam told the deputy. Bertha Martinez. She lived alone. He scratched notes as he talked. He may have been the one who talked her into signing a mortgage to get some cash out of the property. Place has been in her family for a couple hundred years. She refused to go to a care home when her neighbors recommended it. Last five years or so she used to chase me off. Met me on the porch with a shotgun a couple times.
A real sad thing. Local stories ran wild. Some say she was a witch, some just held that she was crazy. Got old and sick but never would see a doctor. Just wanted to be left alone, I guess. USDA sends me to clean out abandoned places so they can be sold. The M. Natural causes, old age, he said. Albuquerque OMI will confirm that and issue the death certificate at the morgue. He got into his vehicle and drove away.
So, what should I do? Sam asked Deputy Cardwell. Ordinarily, the owners have taken away whatever they want and I just clean the place up. Can it wait a day or two? Make one more run at finding the grandson.
Maybe you could come back on Thursday? Sure, no problem. She hoped following that bit of protocol would satisfy Delbert Crow. She retrieved her tool kit from the kitchen, found a house key in a dish near the front door and, after verifying that it worked in the lock, placed it in a lockbox and went out to her red Silverado. The day was still young—not quite noon. Sam drove through town, past Wal-Mart and the movie theater and turned right on Kit Carson Road, at the plaza. Zigzagged a couple of blocks south and east to her little lane.
Her house felt cool under the shade of the huge cottonwoods that grew everywhere in this part of Taos. A brush taken to her hair only made the graying, short layers stick out in all directions with static electricity. Giving up on that, she went to the kitchen and made a quick sandwich from leftover ham and decided she could still earn a little money today, even though one of her jobs was on hold.
This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue? Upload Sign In Join. Save For Later. Create a List. Summary USA Today bestselling author Connie Shelton introduces her most delightful cozy mystery series yet—with a little romance, a little magic and a lot of chocolate! Somehow, Sam copes and she finds that her dreams might just have a chance of coming true. Praise for Connie Shelton's previous mysteries: "Connie Shelton gets better with every book she writes.
Read on the Scribd mobile app Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Mystery Chapter 1 Chocolate icing shot out of the pastry bag as Samantha Sweet tested the consistency of her newest batch. She had to break into a house and she was running late. The hair on her neck rose. The thump came a tiny bit louder this time. Another moan, barely above a whisper. A thin hand fluttered upward.
Sam stepped closer to the bedside. I have. I have something for you, she said. What on earth did that mean? She fell back against her pillows, clearly tired from the effort. Quickly, girl. The bottom. You need something from the dresser. Sam turned toward it.