Rose Gardner Investigations

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 630 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 265

    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

    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 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Always love Rose!

    • By Mia on 01-25-19

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • 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 130
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    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
    • Another fantastic page turner

    • By Mia on 01-27-19

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 4

    • Up Shute Creek

    • Rose Gardner Investigations, Book 4
    • By: Denise Grover Swank
    • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 43

    Rose Gardner feels like she’s up a creek without a paddle. Her sister is dying, her secret boyfriend, James Malcolm, is struggling to protect the county underworld from an upstart drug dealer, and her ex has moved back to town with a bee in his bonnet and a mission to root out corruption in the county.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just keeps getting better and better!

    • By Crystal Pennington on 02-13-19

    Regular price: $24.95