Darling Investigations

2 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 811 ratings

Deadly Summer Publisher's Summary

New York Times bestselling author Denise Grover Swank gives a former TV star one more shot at fame - and it proves to be a killer comeback...

Ten years ago, Summer Butler was television's most popular teenage sleuth. Since then, she's hit - what gossip sites just love to call - the gutter. Nearly bankrupt, betrayed, estranged from her greedy mother, and just about unemployable, she's coaxed into that desperate haven for has-beens: reality TV.

Winging it as a faux PI, she'll solve off-the-cuff mysteries in her hometown of Sweet Briar, Alabama. For added drama, there's police chief Luke Montgomery, inconveniently Summer's first and only love.

It's when Summer stumbles upon a very real corpse that Darling Investigations takes an unexpected twist. The growing list of suspects is a big draw to viewers, but the reality is that Summer doesn't know whom she can trust. Someone has written this killer new scene especially for her, and unless Summer gives the role everything she's got, it could be her last...

©2018 Denise Grover Swank (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Show More Show Less
  • Book 1

    • Deadly Summer

    • Darling Investigations, Book 1
    • By: Denise Grover Swank
    • Narrated by: Megan Tusing
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 550
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 497
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 499

    Ten years ago, Summer Butler was television's most popular teenage sleuth. Since then, she's hit - what gossip sites just love to call - the gutter. Nearly bankrupt, betrayed, estranged from her greedy mother, and just about unemployable, she's coaxed into that desperate haven for has-beens: reality TV.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Meh..typical "modern" cozy

    • By Constance Jenkins on 05-04-18

    Regular price: $16.09

  • Book 2

    • Blazing Summer

    • Darling Investigations, Book 2
    • By: Denise Grover Swank
    • Narrated by: Megan Tusing
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 261
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 239
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238

    Summer Butler had no idea that Darling Investigations would be such a smash. But ratings don’t lie - fans love watching the former star solve real-life crimes in her hometown. With the first season wrapped, the reality-show PI is feeling the pressure to make the next one an even bigger success. It seems the town is harboring an arsonist, and all the smoldering signs point to the same culprit: her cousin Dixie.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Original and engaging story!

    • By Fabiola Solbes on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $16.09