Alibis and Amethysts A Crystal Shop Mystery #1 review ½ E-book, or Kindle E-pub

Alibis and Amethysts A Crystal Shop Mystery #1

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Er best friend Sierra who owns Cravings a new local bakeryBut when the two friends discover the stone cold body of a rival baker in Sierra’s backyard that dream turns into a petrifying nightmare With the police eager to pin the murder on the tw. What happens when a baker and owner of a crystal shop find a dead body in the baker's backyard They become suspects especially as the victim was another baker Add in a not a cat and you get an interesting tale The plot was a little convoluted and there was a major issue that wasn't resolved that left it with fewer stars

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O women Jaye and Sierra are forced to investigate on their own Sedona is known as a place of powerful psychic energy and the friends will have to contend with some unexpected forces to catch a hardened killer and make their innocence crystal clea. Very interesting story Jaye Saylor is an expert on crystals and gemstones She relocated to Sedona AZ after her best friend Sierra opened up a bakery there Jaye is accused of stealing a ring from a local jeweler; then a dead body of one of Sierra's competitor's is found in Sierra's back yard They both know they are not the guilty ones so along with a new friend Daniel they start investigating other people to see if they can figure out who Peggy's murderer is especially with the local police acting like they don't care I was surprised to discover who the killer was at the end Great story

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Jaye Saylor is living her dream as the proud owner of Crystal Clear a crystal and gemstone shop in the Red Rock area of Sedona Arizona a Mecca for tourists and new age enthusiasts And since tourists need sweets Jaye gets to share her dream with h. This is a fun book for cozy lovers as well as paranormal cozy lovers There are no witches or shifters but the not a cat is strange enough to keep the paranormal fans interestedIt is a story of murder in a tourist community and the shop keepers themselves have that small town feelReading through the book I was giving it a full 5 star thumbs up for than three uarters of the bookIt lost me with dog hair Now you would think that I than many others would appreciate dog hair in a story but it really did not fit the caliber of the rest of this mysteryI liked the characters the descriptions of the settings the inclusion of Daniel's family and the snippets of information about crystals and gems I liked the misdirections and motives of many syspects Overall I enjoyed the book but the dog hair was a disappointement for meThat said I have a feeling Sierra and Jaye will find themselves in trouble again and I will gladly pick up the next book and read about it Stage Mum proud owner of Crystal Clear a crystal and gemstone shop in the Red Rock area of Sedona Arizona a Mecca for tourists and new age enthusiasts And since tourists need sweets Jaye gets to share her dream with h. This is a fun book for cozy lovers as well as A Faint Cold Fear (Grant County, paranormal cozy lovers There are no witches or shifters but the not a cat is strange enough to keep the Sweet Mandarin paranormal fans interestedIt is a story of murder in a tourist community and the shop keepers themselves have that small town feelReading through the book I was giving it a full 5 star thumbs up for than three uarters of the bookIt lost me with dog hair Now you would think that I than many others would appreciate dog hair in a story but it really did not fit the caliber of the rest of this mysteryI liked the characters the descriptions of the settings the inclusion of Daniel's family and the snippets of information about crystals and gems I liked the misdirections and motives of many syspects Overall I enjoyed the book but the dog hair was a disappointement for meThat said I have a feeling Sierra and Jaye will find themselves in trouble again and I will gladly Sweet Mandarin: The Courageous True Story of Three Generations of Chinese Women and their Journey from East to West pick up the next book and read about it


10 thoughts on “Alibis and Amethysts A Crystal Shop Mystery #1

  1. says:

    Jaye Saylor is living her dream Owner of a crystal and gemstone store Crystal Clear in Sedona Arizona side by side the Red rock area where tourists flock to make use of the area and the gemstones powers Along with her BFF Sierra who owns the local bakery life is pretty good Until a bakery rival of Sierra is found dead in Sierra's backyard and all evidence points to Jaye and Sierra and it's up to them along with their friend Daniel and a creature a not a cat to prove their innocence I was completely fascinated in the world Sharon Pape created with Alibis and Amethysts with the use of geology vortexes a dash of paranormal with added legends of the Navajo Sharon Pape blended it all so well Jaye not only investigates the death of Peggy Sierra’s bakery competitor she meets a strange creature a not a cat Raffles who loves taking things and replacing them with other things and maybe not be of this plane Jaye had a hard life so she's very protective of her friend Sierra and vice versa Added to the three musketeers is Daniel a Navajo who maybe the love interest to Jayne who was a cutie in his interactions with Jayne helping her with information about Raffles from his grandmother and mother and working with the girls to figure out who the true killer is All play off one another very well and do have good heads on their shoulders that they don't run into trouble to much The characters were a real joy to read about each bring something to the story that helps move not only the story along but in picking up clues Jaye and Sierra both played it safe throughout until the end where they made a dumb move in confronting the murderer on their home turf Thankfully the third in the group Daniel knew it was a bad and thought ahead The story was fast paced with the paranormal twists that didn't overshadow but enhanced the story Even the clues were clever tie ins that it took me awhile to figure out whodunit This was very well done start to this new series


  2. says:

    I was not too thrilled with this book although it did keep my interest until the end It was probably a 35 star rating I was not impressed with the not a cat animal that somehow found it's way into Jaye's apartment and decided to stayJaye and Sierra are just back to Sierra's house after having dinner at their favorite restaurant in Sedona Az when Jaye decides to walk Sierra's dog Frosty in the yard She is shocked when they find the body of Sierra's biggest rival in the bakery business in the small town that they liveThe police are called since the police realize that Sierra and Peggy have been rivals for a long time Jaye and Sierra are the top people of interest on their listJaye and Sierra and Jaye's friend David take the rest of the book trying to find the killer The book is well written and as I said it kept my interest until the end It was well worth the time to read it


  3. says:

    This is a fun book for cozy lovers as well as paranormal cozy lovers There are no witches or shifters but the not a cat is strange enough to keep the paranormal fans interestedIt is a story of murder in a tourist community and the shop keepers themselves have that small town feelReading through the book I was giving it a full 5 star thumbs up for than three uarters of the bookIt lost me with dog hair Now you would think that I than many others would appreciate dog hair in a story but it really did not fit the caliber of the rest of this mysteryI liked the characters the descriptions of the settings the inclusion of Daniel's family and the snippets of information about crystals and gems I liked the misdirections and motives of many syspects Overall I enjoyed the book but the dog hair was a disappointement for meThat said I have a feeling Sierra and Jaye will find themselves in trouble again and I will gladly pick up the next book and read about it


  4. says:

    What happens when a baker and owner of a crystal shop find a dead body in the baker's backyard? They become suspects especially as the victim was another baker Add in a not a cat and you get an interesting tale The plot was a little convoluted and there was a major issue that wasn't resolved that left it with fewer stars


  5. says:

    review on gottawritenetworkwordpresscomAlibis and AmethystsA Crystal Shop MysteryBy Sharon PapeIntermix BooksPenuin GroupEbook kindleLife had changed in a heartbeat for Jaye Saylor She was content teaching Earth Science to students in Middle School until her best friend Sierra decided to open a bakery in Sedona AZ Jaye packs her bags and moves to the artist inspiring townNow her life revolves around her little crystal and gemstone shop and Sierra was living up to her own challenge with her bakery After dinner at Finnegan’s Jaye is told not persuaded to go back to Sierra’s to taste her new Linzer Tortes No sooner do they settle in Sierra’s home and let her dog out in the backyard do they start hearing him bark He was barking for a reason he found a body that of the former Peggy Krueger Sierra’s only bakery competition in town Call it fate but now they’re officially named “people of interest” Though Jaye is determined to arrive at the truth That means she Sierra and Native American friend David have to become amateur sleuths Then in walks a new mysterious creature A strange but interesting animal has adopted Jaye and takes refuge in her apartment It’s so unlike any living creature that it can’t be classified Jaye is definitely attached to her but she is a bit of a distraction when working on the case She looks something like a cat but that’s where the similarities endWhat I love about cozy mysteries are average people placed in the greatest challenge of their lives Someone’s life is always on the line It’s their intuitive investigation that solves the case Jaye knows about geology Sierra knows about baking and people and David has family and tribal connections Together they formulate a plan and examine any clue that crosses their path Alibis and Amethysts has characters you care about Their personalities are realistic their attitudes experiences and participation in the storyline keep your attention I love that Arizona was the setting and Native American life was featured I know this added to my interest I’m not sure I would have had the little unclassified creature playing such a big role in the mystery I would have preferred a longer path to the truth with a few twists and turns but there were enough suspects to make you wonder who killed Peggy I loved the characters and would hope to read about them in the future I recommend the book to anyone who enjoys light cozies vs hard hitting murder mysteriesFour cute creatures out of fiveDenise FleischerGottawritenetworkwordpresscomOctober 6 2013


  6. says:

    This series is set Sedona Arizona and features Jaye Saylor She owns Crystal Clear a crystal and gemstone shop She feels like she is living a geologist’s dream sharing her knowledge and folklore with all the residents and tourists that come to her shopWhen a body is found in her backyard the dream uickly turns into a nightmare The police decide Jaye and her friend Sierra are ideal suspects The friends find some unusual help to catch the real killer and prove their innocenceDollycas’s ThoughtsI picked up this book and couldn’t put it down My finger was flipping through the pages on my Kindle at an amazing paceSharon Pape packs her stories with punch the main mystery and another in the subplot the keeps going into the next installment Both were marvellousShe also creates fantastic characters like friends Jaye and Sierra They had met in college Sierra shocked Jaye when she moved to Sedona but the complete surprise was Jaye following her there They soon find themselves right at home and in the middle of a murder investigationThe story is filled of the twists and turns you expect in a cozy mystery plus some surprises I absolutely loved it It is time to enter world of crystals and crime with this new cozy series


  7. says:

    Set in Sedona AZ Jaye and Sierra have been friends since college and now own their own shops in the tourist attraction town Sierra has a bakery Jaye sells crystals and such in an area known for vortexes and other paranormal activity When the owner of another bakery in town is found in Sierra's yard both women are on the short list of suspects and feel the need to protect themselves by investigating on their own Their friend Daniel a Navajo offers to help them with their investigation as well as helping Jaye figure out her new pet with the assistance of his mother and grandmotherI enjoy Sharon Pape's Portrait of Crime mysteries so I looked forward to reading this first entry of her new series I have to be honest and say that I didn't enjoy it as much although the last 14 or so pulled me in as it moved to the end I usually read a book in 1 or 2 days at the most often in one day This one took me several days as I didn't feel the pull to read one chapter that I get from other books I know the first book of a series involves setting up the characters and such so I will read the next book and see what happens


  8. says:

    Jaye follows Sierra to Sedona and opens a crystal and gemstones shop Crystal Clear Jaye is getting settled in Sedona and making friends including Daniel who gives tours Sienna who arrived in Sedona before Jaye opened a bakery with some very yummy sounding treats Jaye and Sierra who met and became friends in college are enjoying their new businesses and friends when bad luck strikes they find the body of Sierras biggest competitor in the back yard and become the prime suspectsI loved this book and the two mysteries featured I enjoyed the murder mystery and the second mystery which continues on into the next book My only complaint is that reading the series made me hungry and I wished there were recipes However that's a very minor complaint and I did love this book the characters and Sedona


  9. says:

    Very interesting story Jaye Saylor is an expert on crystals and gemstones She relocated to Sedona AZ after her best friend Sierra opened up a bakery there Jaye is accused of stealing a ring from a local jeweler; then a dead body of one of Sierra's competitor's is found in Sierra's back yard They both know they are not the guilty ones so along with a new friend Daniel they start investigating other people to see if they can figure out who Peggy's murderer is especially with the local police acting like they don't care I was surprised to discover who the killer was at the end Great story


  10. says:

    I really enjoyed this book My only problem with this book is that I don't enjoy cops made to look like they aren't looking deeper into the case and sleuths that get a little too pushy Luckily they are such likeable characters I did love the relationship between Jaye Sierra and David their friendship and their interaction was fun and believable The mystery kept me guessing with different twists and you have to love the not a cat I will read the next in the series interested to see how things develop


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