Rose Gardner Investigations

2 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 333 ratings

Family Jewels Publisher's Summary

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.

Rose's best friend, Neely Kate, is struggling with her own losses, so when she suggests they help a local man find a missing necklace, Rose agrees. It'll give both of them a welcome distraction, and besides, it's a simple investigation. What harm could befall them? But things that should be simple rarely are. In seeking out the necklace, Rose and Neely Kate find themselves in the thick of a power struggle in the Fenton County underworld, one that could dethrone Rose's friend James Malcolm, the surprisingly moral king.

The last thing Rose should do is court more trouble, but she's not the type to step away from a friend in need - and she's also not so sure she wants an orderly life.

©2016 Denise Grover Swank (P)2017 Denise Grover Swank
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  • Book 1

    • 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 220
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 205

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Don't read if you must know back stories

    • By Bookbell on 12-06-17

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • For the Birds

    • Rose Gardner Investigations, Book Two
    • By: Denise Grover Swank
    • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106

    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
    • Read the book...and love the audible

    • By S J on 03-15-18

    Regular price: $19.95