Magnolia Steele

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 307 ratings

Center Stage Publisher's Summary

Ten years ago Magnolia Steele fled Franklin, Tennessee, after an incident that left her with hazy memories and a horror of the place where she had been born and bred. Though her abrupt departure destroyed most of her treasured relationships, she vowed never to return...until she has no choice. When Magnolia's breakout acting role in a Broadway musical ends in disgrace, there's only one place she can go. She finds herself on her momma's porch, suitcase in hand.

Drama follows Magnolia around like a long-lost friend. She reluctantly agrees to help her momma's catering company at a party for a country music star, only to find herself face-to-face with a sleazy music agent from her past. After a very public spat, Magnolia finds not only him dead but herself center stage in the police's investigation. Now she must scramble to prove her innocence, relying on the help of acquaintances old and new.

But the longer Magnolia stays in Franklin, the more she remembers about the big bad incident that chased her away. The past might not be finished with her yet, and what she doesn't remember could be her biggest danger.

©2016 Denise Grover Swank (P)2016 Tantor
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  • Book 1

    • Center Stage

    • Magnolia Steele Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Denise Grover Swank
    • Narrated by: Elise Arsenault
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    Ten years ago, Magnolia Steele fled Franklin, Tennessee, after an incident that left her with hazy memories and a horror of the place where she had been born and bred. Though her abrupt departure destroyed most of her treasured relationships, she vowed never to return...until she has no choice. When Magnolia's breakout acting role in a Broadway musical ends in disgrace, there's only one place she can go. She finds herself on her momma's porch, suitcase in hand.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Slow story initially, wish book was a bit longer

    • By Syed S. Hossain on 02-07-17

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 2

    • Act Two

    • Magnolia Steele Mystery Series, Book 2
    • By: Denise Grover Swank
    • Narrated by: Rachel Dulude
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    For as long as Magnolia Steele can remember, the past has had its hooks in her. Her time as a Broadway actress in New York City was an escape that ended in public humiliation, but now that she's back home in Franklin, Tennessee, she's feeling the grip of the two incidents that stole her innocence. The first was the disappearance of her father when she was a teen, who left home for a meeting and never came back. The other incident...well, her memories have returned, but it's best left where it belongs - in the past.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved It!

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-17-17

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 3

    • Call Back

    • Magnolia Steele Mystery Series, Book 3
    • By: Denise Grover Swank
    • Narrated by: Rachel Dulude
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    When Magnolia Steele started digging into her father's disappearance, she had no idea she'd find so much dirt. The secrets she unearthed have changed the official story of what happened to him. Everyone other than her now believes that he embezzled from a client with the help of several accomplices, one of whom got greedy and killed the rest, but Magnolia's convinced there's more to it. She finds plenty of conflicting evidence, including startling links between several recent deaths and her father's past.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rollercoaster!!

    • By Laura on 04-30-17

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 4

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