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    • 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 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 63

    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

    • Dead in the Water

    • By: Denise Swanson
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    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

    • 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 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    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 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 223
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200

    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

    • 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 216
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201

    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 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 530
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 466
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 467

    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 Sheila A. Sherwin on 07-14-13

    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 217
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194

    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 Snake in the Grass

    • A Scumble River Mystery
    • By: Denise Swanson
    • Narrated by: Christine Leto
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201

    Skye Denison and the rest of Scumble River is celebrating its bicentennial in style - with reenactments, a bingo tent, and a coal-tossing contest. Best of all, the guest of honor is the town founder's great-great-grandnephew, Gabriel Scumble. But his visit turns out to be short-lived when he is found dead. The murder weapon: a pickax. Meanwhile, Skye's ex-fiancée is back in town. But is he here simply to create turmoil in her love life...or does he have a connection to Gabriel's death?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • What happended to the cozy mystery

    • By soap123 on 07-15-13

    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 208
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189

    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 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 235
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212

    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 Cranky Catnapper

    • A Scumble River Mystery, Book 19
    • By: Denise Swanson
    • Narrated by: Christine Leto
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161

    With her morning sickness finally abated, Skye Denison-Boyd is ready to pounce on the pertinent problems she faces as Scumble River Elementary School's psychologist. After trying almost every trick in the book to aid a handful of socially awkward fourth grade boys, Skye opts for the innovative approach of pet therapy with the assistance of the local vet, a Siberian husky, and a Maine coon cat. Unfortunately, the first session only breeds disaster and draws the ire of cantankerous school board member Palmer Lynch.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not her best

    • By MaryAnn on 12-06-16

    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 245
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Introduction to Denise Swanson’s Books

    • By Kayla on 04-05-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Nickled-and-Dimed to Death

    • A Devereaux’s Dime Store Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Denise Swanson
    • Narrated by: Maia Guest
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 202

    Devereaux Sinclair loves running her old-fashioned store in her small Missouri hometown. If only murder didn’t keep landing on her doorstep.… Dev’s five-and-dime may be doing well, but her love life is in turmoil. She’s torn between Deputy U.S. Marshal Jake Del Vecchio, who is on an undercover assignment, and her ex-beau Noah Underwood, the local doctor from a high-society family. So she welcomes the distraction when Elise Whitmore offers her a deal on antique chocolate molds that would be perfect for her Easter gift baskets. But do the molds actually belong to Elise’s soon-to-be ex-husband?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • an ok book

    • By BeckyT on 03-22-15

    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 189
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172

    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 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 323
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 286
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 283

    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 on 09-10-14

    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 302
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 251
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248

    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 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 236
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212

    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 Sweet Old Lady

    • A Scumble River Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Denise Swanson
    • Narrated by: Christine Leto
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 309
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 278
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 278

    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

    • 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 200
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182

    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

    • Dead Between the Lines

    • By: Denise Swanson
    • Narrated by: Maia Guest
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 167
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 148

    Opening an old-fashioned five-and-dime shop in her small Missouri hometown has been a great change for Devereaux “Dev” Sinclair. But when she hosts a reading group there, she learns that bad writing can mean life or death. To keep her new business in the black, Dev opens up her shop to local clubs. But in the first meeting of the Stepping Out Book Club, the speaker storms out after members attack his poetry’s sexism and scorn for small towns.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My first visit to Dev's Dime Store. Loved it.

    • By IAN on 04-10-17

    Regular price: $19.95

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