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    • Die Me a River

    • The Welcome Back to Scumble River Series, Book 2
    • By: Denise Swanson
    • Narrated by: Christine Leto
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    School psychologist Skye Denison-Boyd had hoped that her maternity leave would be at least a little relaxing, but when she and her husband, Wally, meet with the priest to discuss their newborn twins' christening, an explosion at the nearby bowling alley rocks the rectory. And although the business was closed at the time of the blast, there's a body inside. As police chief, Wally is inevitably drawn into the investigation, which seems to indicate that foul play is afoot again in Scumble River, and Skye can't help but do a bit of her own sleuthing.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ghost help

    • By Debra Newby on 10-31-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Dead in the Water

    • Welcome Back to Scumble River, Book 1
    • By: Denise Swanson
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 201
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 179
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 181

    A twister, a kidnapping, and a murder - oh my! Scumble River may never be the same. For school psychologist Skye Denison, there's certainly no place like home. When a violent tornado devastates her small hometown of Scumble River, she can't see how the community will ever recover - especially since town councilman Zeke Lyons appears to have perished in the twister. But things get even worse for Skye when her police chief husband, Wally, disappears in the midst of investigating Zeke's death, and evidence arises pointing to foul play. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • BRING BACK THE VOICE OF SCUMBLE RIVER!

    • By Sandy on 02-15-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Tart of Darkness

    • The Chef-to-Go Mysteries, Book 1
    • By: Denise Swanson
    • Narrated by: Melissa Moran
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 143

    Dani unexpectedly inherits an enormous old house in a quaint college town and pursues her true passion - cooking! She opens Chef-to-Go, preparing delicious, ready-made meals for hungry students as well as providing personal chef services. To help support her new business, she opens her home to a few students, renting them rooms and becoming almost like a big sister figure in their lives. But just as Dani is relishing her sweet new life, the friend of one of her boarders is murdered, and Dani becomes one of the primary suspects!

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too similar to her Dime Store series

    • By Amanda L on 04-16-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Murder of a Small-Town Honey

    • A Scumble River Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Denise Swanson
    • Narrated by: Christine Leto
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 555
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 488
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 489

    When Skye Denison left Scumble River years ago, she swore she'd never return. But after a bout with her boyfriend and credit card rejection, she's back to home sweet - homicide....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A fun cozy series

    • By Sassy1980 on 07-14-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Murder of a Real Bad Boy

    • A Scumble River Mystery, Book 8
    • By: Denise Swanson
    • Narrated by: Christine Leto
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182

    Still recovering from breaking up with her boyfriend and alienating half the people in town, Skye Denison has sworn off men - but she hires sexy contractor Beau Hamilton to renovate the old house she inherited. After all, who can ignore his qualifications? Golden hair, bronzed chest, muscular thighs - he’s just too good to be true. Sure enough, he has a reputation for conning the ladies. But before the not so nave Skye can fire the hunk, he turns up dead.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Liked it - But not my favorite

    • By Karen K on 11-18-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Murder of the Cat's Meow

    • A Scumble River Mystery, Book 15
    • By: Denise Swanson
    • Narrated by: Christine Leto
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 245
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219

    When ex–Vegas showgirl and local business owner Bunny Reid starts an online dating service called Cupid’s Cat’s Meow, out-of-town visitors flock to her bowling alley for the speed dating and cat show events that she hosts to bring in extra cash. Bunny’s scheme sounds harmless enough, but school psychologist Skye Denison knows all too well that an influx of strangers in Scumble River always spells trouble….

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Another good mystery

    • By Laurie on 10-29-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Murder of a Wedding Belle

    • A Scumble River Mystery
    • By: Denise Swanson
    • Narrated by: Christine Leto
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 313
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 260
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my favorite in the Scumble River Series

    • By deanna on 02-09-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Murder of an Open Book

    • By: Denise Swanson
    • Narrated by: Christine Leto
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207

    Her honeymoon may have been less than relaxing, but Skye Boyd née Denison is still high on marital bliss with her new husband, Wally. The fact that their family is about to get bigger is even more exciting, even if Skye is dealing with morning sickness - and trying to hide the news from her ever-meddling mother, May. But Skye quickly comes crashing down from cloud nine when the body of one of her coworkers, science teacher and volleyball coach Blair Hucksford, is found in the school swimming pool.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 5 Stars

    • By Beatrice on 12-21-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Murder of a Sweet Old Lady

    • A Scumble River Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Denise Swanson
    • Narrated by: Christine Leto
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 323
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 290
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 290

    When she left Scumble River years ago, school psychologist Skye Denison thought she’d never be back. But after a run of bad luck in the big city, she has a new appreciation for the down-home charm of small-town life - and decides to start over in the town where she started out… When Skye’s beloved grandmother is found dead in her bed, the family consensus is natural causes. Still, Skye insists on an autopsy - an examination that proves the sweet old lady was, in fact, murdered! But who could have done the deadly deed?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good small town cozy

    • By Karen K on 10-30-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Lions and Tigers and Murder, Oh My

    • A Devereaux's Dime Store Mystery, Book 6
    • By: Denise Swanson
    • Narrated by: Maia Guest
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87

    Opening up a dime store in her hometown of Shadow Bend, Missouri, Devereaux "Dev" Sinclair thought she'd left the wilds of city life behind her. But she's about to discover that even rural life can be beastly. Handsome private investigator Jake Del Vecchio has rented the office space on the second floor above Devereaux's dime store, and Dev now finds herself embroiled in his first case, which involves Gabriella Winston, the missing wife of wealthy philanthropist Elliot Winston.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-27-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Murder of a Sleeping Beauty

    • A Scumble River Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Denise Swanson
    • Narrated by: Christine Leto
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 254
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234

    When school psychologist Skye Denison investigates the death of a popular teenager who was cast as Sleeping Beauty in the school play, she uncovers some shocking revelations about prominent Scumble River citizens. And even ever-optimistic Skye knows that in this case, finding the killer won't end this tale happily-end-after....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A page Turner on to the next Scumble River Mystery

    • By LuvBks on 08-13-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Murder of a Smart Cookie

    • A Scumble River Mystery, Book 7
    • By: Denise Swanson
    • Narrated by: Christine Leto
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199

    Yard sales can bring out the worst in people. So when Scumble River school psychologist Skye Denison organizes a 100-mile yard sale, otherwise neighborly folk get downright nasty: her own mother creams a woman, and a battle of the sexes breaks out. But when her former boss is found murdered, nobody knows for sure how this cookie will crumble.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mother

    • By Veronica R. Barrett on 03-31-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Murder of a Stacked Librarian

    • A Scumble River Mystery, Book 16
    • By: Denise Swanson
    • Narrated by: Christine Leto
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 332
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 294
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 291

    There’s no place like Scumble River at Christmastime, and this year, school psychologist Skye Denison has twice as much to celebrate - and to do. In addition to the usual holiday frenzy, Skye’s wedding to police chief Wally Boyd is less than a week away - that is, if the groom isn’t too busy working to attend. The town’s sexy new librarian, Yvonne Osborn, has just been murdered, and the list of suspects is piling up faster than late fees on an overdue book.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • "Guns 'n Poses" is the health club.

    • By Carolle Robinson on 09-10-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Murder of a Botoxed Blonde

    • A Scumble River Mystery
    • By: Denise Swanson
    • Narrated by: Christine Leto
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 338
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 256

    A health spa complete with tofu turkey and "Dress for Sexcess" lectures is the last place school psychologist Skye Denison wants to spend Thanksgiving. But when her best friend Trixie Frayne convinces her to take a complimentary weekend at the new Scumble River Spa, Skye accepts her fate and prepares to be slathered, wrapped, and roasted - until a murder ruins the good time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A new spa means a new murder in Scrumble River

    • By Beatrice on 04-26-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Between a Book and a Hard Place

    • A Devereaux's Dime Store Mystery, Book 5
    • By: Denise Swanson
    • Narrated by: Maia Guest
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 111

    Shadow Bend's library closed years ago because of budgetary problems, so when a wealthy benefactor offers to reopen it, everyone, including Dev, is thrilled. But Dev's excitement wanes when she realizes the mysterious donor is actually her runaway mother Yvette's latest husband, Jett Benedict. Dev suspects that Yvette and Jett's intentions aren't as noble as they appear, but before she can discover what they're really up to, Jett turns up dead - and all clues point to Yvette as the prime suspect.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pretty Good

    • By Beatrice on 09-17-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Murder of a Bookstore Babe

    • A Scumble River Mystery
    • By: Denise Swanson
    • Narrated by: Christine Leto
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 341
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 290
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 295

    While school psychologist Skye Denison eagerly anticipates the grand opening of a new bookstore called Tales Dropping off some books at Tales & Treats, many of Scumble River's most outspoken citizens want to shut down the owners before they even open - and one is angry enough to commit murder....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • funny and twisting plot

    • By cynthia on 11-13-11

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Murder of a Barbie and Ken

    • A Scumble River Mystery, Book 5
    • By: Denise Swanson
    • Narrated by: Christine Leto
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203

    In search of a social life in Scumble River, Skye Denison has recently joined the GUMBettes - the ladies auxiliary of the men's Grand Union of the Mighty Bulls. Now she and her boyfriend Simon hobnob with the upwardly mobile professionals in town. But when a seemingly perfect couple is murdered, Skye discovers that success doesn't equal survival....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • MURDER OF A BARBIE AND KEN

    • By Ajayi ooreoluwa on 03-17-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Murder of a Creped Suzette

    • A Scumble River Mystery, Book 14
    • By: Denise Swanson
    • Narrated by: Christine Leto
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 245
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221

    When megamillionaire and imitation cowboy Rex Taylor proposes building a country music theater in Scumble River, everyone’s ready to do the boot-scootin’ boogie except school psychologist Skye Denison. She’s been asked by Suzette Neal, Rex’s assistant and a rising country star, to investigate her mother’s suspicious death twenty-seven years earlier. No sooner does Skye agree to help than she finds Suzette literally flattened — and very dead.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome Read

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-07-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Murder of a Pink Elephant

    • A Scumble River Mystery, Book 6
    • By: Denise Swanson
    • Narrated by: Christine Leto
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191

    When Skye Denison's brother forms a band called Pink Elephant, the town goes wild-maybe too wild. First, a groupie turns stalker, seducing the band members one by one. Then, one of the Pink Elephants winds up murdered. Who's to blame? Everyone seems to think it's the drummer - and now Skye has to clear her brother's name.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mayor!!!

    • By Angelbaby on 06-22-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Murder of a Needled Knitter

    • A Scumble River Mystery, Book 17
    • By: Denise Swanson
    • Narrated by: Christine Leto
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 230
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206

    School psychologist Skye Denison has been waiting forever for her happily-ever-after with police chief Wally Boyd. But her bliss threatens to unravel on the very first day of their luxurious honeymoon cruise, when Skye becomes convinced that she has glimpsed her mother on board! Surely even momzilla May wouldn't have manipulated Wally into booking the same trip that her knitting group is taking...or would she?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Murderous Honeymoon

    • By Beatrice on 02-01-15

    Regular price: $19.95

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