Sandra Carey Cody




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Sandra Carey Cody

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St. Louis, MO, The United States
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I grew up in the Midwest (the St. Louis area), surrounded by a family who loved stories, whether from a book or told on the back porch. I've lived in various cities in different parts of the country, but wherever I've gone, books have been the bridge to new worlds and new friends.

I write the Jennie Connors/Riverview Manor mystery series: PUT OUT THE LIGHT, CONSIDER THE LILLY, BY WHOSE HAND, LEFT AT OZ, and LETHAL JOURNAL. These books are set in a retirement community where the residents are whip-smart, lively, and just bored enough to welcome the chance to help Activities Director Jennie Connors solve the occasional murder.

LOVE AND NOT DESTROY is a mystery set in a small town, so picture-perfect, you'd swear it was designed by Walt Disney
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Sandra Carey Cody The idea for the book I'm working on now came from a question I had when I finished a previous book. That book, Love and Not Destroy, was intended to…moreThe idea for the book I'm working on now came from a question I had when I finished a previous book. That book, Love and Not Destroy, was intended to be a standalone. I wrote it, then went back to the series I write, but Love and Not Destroy wouldn't leave me alone. It is the story of a young woman who was abandoned as an infant. At the end of the book, she learns who her biological parents are. I had answered the question I posed in the beginning, but now I wondered how she would relate to those parents, especially the mother - and how the two mothers (biological and adoptive) would relate to each other. In the writing, the current book has taken a turn I didn't plan, but what I've just said describes the original idea.(less)
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Left at Oz

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Love and Not Destroy

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Put Out the Light

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Consider the Lilly

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By Whose Hand (The Jenny Co...

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A Perfect Wedding

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More Than Words Can Say

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Beyond the Fairy Light

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Kris Neri Thanks for adding this mystery & paranormal author, Sandy. We've liked some of the same books, so I'm looking forward to reading your reviews. All the best for your writing.

Kris Neri
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Sandra Beth wrote: "Hi Sandy,
Thanks for sending a friend request to this fellow mystery author on Goodreads!"


Thanks for accepting. I'm always glad to connect with other authors. I'm familiar with your name because of SinC and Guppies (where I have to admit I mostly lurk).


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Beth Hi Sandy,
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