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Murder of a Wedding Belle: A Scumble River Mystery | [Denise Swanson]

Murder of a Wedding Belle: A Scumble River Mystery

School psychologist Skye Denison reluctantly agrees to act as maid of honor in her California cousin's over-the-top platinum-style wedding - and is also expected to assist the control-freak wedding planner. But when Skye discovers the planner dead, just one week before the big event, Skye is suddenly working double-duty.
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Publisher's Summary

School psychologist Skye Denison reluctantly agrees to act as maid of honor in her California cousin's over-the-top platinum-style wedding - and is also expected to assist the control-freak wedding planner. But when Skye discovers the planner dead, just one week before the big event, Skye is suddenly working double-duty. While overseeing every nuptial detail, she's also helping the police find out who hated the bridal consultant enough to kill her.

Can Skye get her cousin to the church on time - and save herself from a killer who may actually be on the guest list?

©2010 Denise Swanson Stybr (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"The best traditional mystery series being written today." (CrimeSpree magazine)
"I enjoy every minute of every book of this series." (Charlaine Harris)

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    deanna EMERYVILLE, CA, United States 02-09-13
    deanna EMERYVILLE, CA, United States 02-09-13 Member Since 2007

    Cozy Mystery Addict!

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    "One of my favorite in the Scumble River Series"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Murder of a Wedding Belle to be better than the print version?

    I would not wish wedding planning on anyone especially for Skye's cousin Belle. As always Scumble River is full of great characters and I feel like I know them.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dana J. Robinson Independence, KS USA 05-05-12
    Dana J. Robinson Independence, KS USA 05-05-12 Member Since 2007

    Sunny1776

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    "Not That Impressed"
    What was most disappointing about Denise Swanson???s story?

    Story was ok but the rudeness of everyone Skye talks to gets on my nerves.


    What about Christine Leto???s performance did you like?

    She was fine.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bonnie Cape Coral, FL, United States 01-23-11
    Bonnie Cape Coral, FL, United States 01-23-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Love love the series"

    Can't wait for the next one. Guess I will have to read the earlier ones, really enjoy it. Great characters, keeps the interest, funny moments, narrator is good.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Daisy Houston, TX, United States 06-12-13
    Daisy Houston, TX, United States 06-12-13
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    "Another great hit"

    Skye Dennison is great in this book. There is so much going on but I never got lost. This is one of the best in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kay Stonewall, OK, United States 02-04-13
    Kay Stonewall, OK, United States 02-04-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Cute little mystery"

    Good performance, good story. Exactly what I expected from this type of book Enjoyed it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Paula Raymond Terrace, Australia 01-29-13
    Paula Raymond Terrace, Australia 01-29-13
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    "Light Hearted Entertainment"

    An entertaining murder mystery not requiring a huge effort to enjoy. Light hearted plot that involves some zany characters

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Doreen Detroit, MI, United States 01-29-13
    Doreen Detroit, MI, United States 01-29-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Miserable"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I don't know who would enjoy this book. Somebody may tolerate it but NOT enjoy it


    Has Murder of a Wedding Belle turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    This book was my worst book purchase. It was very boring and didn't hold my interest. I stopped midway through as I couldn't invest any more time hoping the storyline would improve.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Judith Mcintyre 01-25-13
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    "Light and amusing"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes, a good listen on holiday. I didn't mind pausing it to do other things.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I liked the characters in the rough end of town, the trailer town wedding was funny.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Christine Leto?

    Yes.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy St Charles, MO, United States 10-15-12
    Nancy St Charles, MO, United States 10-15-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Nice Listen"

    I've always enjoyed this series. This book, though not the best in the bunch, was very enjoyable.

    The mystery was good. I didn't guess who did it until the very end. I'm not really able to relate to the door-mat mentality of our heroine when it comes to her family though.

    The narrator, as always, was excellent. She gives Ms. Swanson's sardonic humor the perfect emphasis.

    I enjoyed the book, and will continue with the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Denise HOUSTON, TX, United States 05-23-12
    Denise HOUSTON, TX, United States 05-23-12 Member Since 2010

    Book Guru

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    "Overall OK"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The setting! There are a few writers that I come upon that I really like their work and want to read more but when they are all set in little one horse towns where everyone knows one another; it loses variety and then starts to become stale with a lot to be desired. And with a murder in each one they would be the murder capital of the US.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Denise Swanson? Why or why not?

    Yes but I seriously doubt if I will ever pay for another one. The small town setting is not a draw for me.


    What does Christine Leto bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Nothing


    Could you see Murder of a Wedding Belle being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Heck No, BORING!


    Any additional comments?

    none

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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