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  • Stalking Ground

  • A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery, Book 2
  • By: Margaret Mizushima
  • Narrated by: Nancy Wu
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 931
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 852
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 857

When Deputy Ken Brody's sweetheart goes missing in the mountains outside Timber Creek, Mattie Cobb and her K-9 partner Robo are called to search. But it's mid-October and a dark snow storm is brewing over the high country. And they're already too late. By the time they find her body, the storm has broken and the snow is coming down hard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • definitely a reread

  • By kandi hand on 10-21-16

REALLY FUN READ

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-03-18

I ENJOYED THIS BOOK. It was fun to read and I liked the characters. All caught up and waiting for more!

  • Sins of the Father

  • Rose Gardner Mysteries, Volume 9.5
  • By: Denise Grover Swank
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
  • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

As the fallout from J.R. Simmons death begins to settle, some of the victims are still dealing with the results of that deadly night. Rose mourns the changes in her life and struggles to move on. Neely Kate is devastated when Joe leaves Henryetta two weeks after his father's death and refuses to speak to her. Joe is left dealing with his father's business and the consequent FBI investigation, while he wonders where he belongs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You can’t skip this!

  • By M. & A. U. on 11-04-18

You can’t skip this!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-18

Other reviewers mentioned this was not worth the purchase and not important. I totally and whole heartedly disagree! You can’t miss this if you’re like me and read things in exact order. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear different vantage points.

  • Family Jewels

  • Rose Gardner Investigations, Book 1
  • By: Denise Grover Swank
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 260
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 243

Trouble always comes to those who court it. Rose Gardner's ability to see glimpses of the future has gotten her into hot water time and again, but so have her curiosity and her sense of daring. Those very qualities helped her defeat the most powerful man in Arkansas - a man so adept at hiding his crimes there was no way to defeat him inside of the law - but her success came at a steep personal price. Now she's throwing herself into her landscaping business, trying to live a life that's as orderly as one of her gardens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this new series!

  • By BMW on 03-08-17

Best. Series. Ever

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-18

My only mistake was listening to all of the books in under two months. Now I’m done and I’m going into Rose withdrawal! This series made me laugh and cry! I just loved the character development and the story line. I feel like out of all the book series I’ve ever read, this character grew the most! She keeps getting better and better. I’m so sick of the series with weak women that never learn, Rose is anything but weak! Love it! It will be the first series in my life that I actual go back and read again.

  • Trailer Trash

  • Neely Kate Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Denise Grover Swank
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

Companion novella to the Rose Gardner Investigation series. This series provides insight into characters in the Rose Gardner world, but is not required to listen to the series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent dive into Neely Kate's past

  • By Syed S. Hossain on 06-26-17

A must if you’re reading the Rose Gardner series.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-18

I loved this book. I didn’t think I would and read it because I am that kind of reader that has to read things in order, and it was worth the credit! It was informative and I so enjoyed learning about Neely Kate and her life. It’s worth it! Very sweet love story too.

  • For the Birds

  • Rose Gardner Investigations, Book Two
  • By: Denise Grover Swank
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

Rose Gardner is trying to build a new normal. One that leaves the Fenton County crime world - including James "Skeeter" Malcolm, the current king - behind. Her best friend and roommate is a big part of that effort, but Neely Kate is busy building her own life anew. She disappeared for a few days, scaring the spit out of Rose - which is why Rose finds it impossible to deny her when she suggests they look for a missing parrot. Only this time Neely Kate isn't interested in the reward money - she's set them up to work with a cranky private investigator.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Dianne on 11-11-18

Won’t disappoint!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-18

Everything about this series is amazing. The characters. The town. The mysteries!! I love it!! I can’t get enough of them. I’m reading all of them in record time! I may have to go back and start again.

  • Hell in a Handbasket

  • Rose Gardner Investigations, Book 3
  • By: Denise Grover Swank
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

Rose Gardner feels responsible for the death of a woman she tried - and failed - to save with her visions, and though she intends to do the “right” thing and tell James Malcolm she can’t possibly accept his offer of a relationship, she hasn’t yet mustered the strength. Worst of all, her sister is terminally ill, and there isn’t a thing she can do to save her. When a new case falls into Rose’s lap, she eagerly shifts her attention to someone else’s problems - except it’s Henryetta, and every person, and problem, is somehow connected. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No spoilers

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-06-18

One of the best series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-18

I am a huge fan of this series. I read/listened them all in under two months. Easiest series to read, loved all the characters. The mysteries and the love story. I’m going into Rose and James withdrawals!!

  • Thirty-Four and a Half Predicaments

  • Rose Gardner Mystery #7
  • By: Denise Grover Swank
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167

Rose Gardner hates seeing her normally flamboyant best friend Neely Kate struggle with depression. So when Rose stumbles onto a piece of evidence indicating her birth mother might have been involved in a crime, she does the one thing guaranteed to cheer Neely Kate. She convinces her friend to help her solve a mystery. Though their penchant for investigating has gotten them into plenty of pickles in the past, what can go wrong?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • unfinished incomplete and sisappointing

  • By Samantha I. on 11-07-18

Best series ever. Read in order!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-31-18

Love. Love and Love. I don’t know if another series I love more! The Rose Gardner series has been so much fun to read. I just wish there were more!!

  • Ripple of Secrets

  • Rose Gardner Mystery Novella, Book 6.5
  • By: Denise Grover Swank
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
  • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

After her assistant DA boyfriend's near brush with death, Rose Gardner hopes to make it through the holiday season with a minimal amount of drama. But she can't forget the promise she made to the king of the Fenton County underworld in exchange for Mason's life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great series! Don’t miss this.

  • By M. & A. U. on 10-31-18

Great series! Don’t miss this.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-31-18

Love. Love and Love. I don’t know if another series I love more! The Rose Gardner series has been so much fun to read. I just wish there were more!!

  • Thirty-Three and a Half Shenanigans

  • Rose Gardner Mysteries, Book 6
  • By: Denise Grover Swank
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167

Rose is called into action when Neely Kate's cousin goes missing and the police refuse to take it seriously. But while the authorities - Rose's ex-boyfriend, included - are certain the missing woman has run away, mounting evidence points to foul play. Rose agrees to help her friend, even if it means partaking in Neely Kate's shenanigans, including an impromptu trip to a strip club.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I can't wait to start book 7...

  • By Julia on 09-20-17

Love this series!! Read in order!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-31-18

Love. Love and Love. I don’t know if another series I love more! The Rose Gardner series has been so much fun to read. I just wish there were more!!

  • Picking up the Pieces

  • Rose Gardner, Book 5.5
  • By: Denise Grover Swank
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
  • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

While Rose might be reeling from the news that Joe's ex-girlfriend is pregnant, she's got bigger issues to deal with. One, putting her business back together - albeit with a new partner - and into two separate entities; and two, trying to keep the Fenton County Sheriff's Department from figuring out the true identity of the Lady in Black.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don’t miss!! Great series!! Read in order.

  • By M. & A. U. on 10-31-18

Don’t miss!! Great series!! Read in order.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-31-18

Love. Love and Love. I don’t know if another series I love more! The Rose Gardner series has been so much fun to read. I just wish there were more!!