Murder of a Barbie and Ken (Scumble River Series #5)

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In search of a social life in Scumble River, Skye Denison has revently 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...

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Overview

In search of a social life in Scumble River, Skye Denison has revently 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...

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451210722
  • Publisher: Signet
  • Publication date: 11/4/2003
  • Series: Scumble River Series , #5
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 156,320
  • Product dimensions: 4.26 (w) x 6.78 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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Denise Swanson

Denise Swanson worked as a school psychologist for more than twenty-two years. She lives in Illinois with her husband, Dave, who is a classical music composer, and their cool black cat, Boomerang. For more information, visit her website: www.deniseswanson.com

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2004

    Who killed socialites Barbie & Ken and why?

    Skye Denison is a school psychologist in Scumble River. Her boyfriend Simon, the coroner and funeral home owner, has joined the local social club, Grand Union of the Mighty Bulls, and he has talked her into joining the GUMB ladies¿ auxiliary. That¿s how she met Barbie Addison. Skye attended a Instant Gourmet party at Barbie¿s and ended up buying a week¿s worth of Instant Gourmet food. Skye¿s dad gives her a ride to Barbie¿s to pick up her food. Her Bel Air doesn¿t do well in really bad weather. They find Barbie and Ken (her husband) dead. Police Chief Walter Boyd asked Skye and Simon to help him investigate their murders. Skye has assisted in the past, but usually against everyone¿s wishes. This is a new twist for Wally to ask for her help. He knows he needs people who are in GUMB to help find out information. To complicate matters more, Simon¿s mother Bunny arrived at Skye¿s house one night in a snowstorm with no where else to stay. Skye thought Simon¿s mother was dead so she is quite surprised to meet her. At least that¿s what Simon had told her! Skye¿s Uncle Charlie who runs a local motel, referred Bunny to Skye¿s for the night. One night turns into many! Bunny isn¿t the easiest person to live with either. Simon was not too happy to see his mother. Skye and Simon find themselves in many interesting situations as they assist Wally in the investigation. I love the characters and their interactions in this series. Denise has constructed such a great cast of characters. Plus Scumble River is the typical small town (if any are typical). Everyone knows everyone¿s business and there are plenty of scandals. I highly recommend this book and the whole series! It¿s great! It is a wonderful cozy mystery series.

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    Posted December 15, 2013

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    My mother baked him cookies and told him he could stay awhile. e.e

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2003

    Clever, well thought out mystery

    After she graduated high school Skye Denison couldn¿t wait to get away from her small Illinois hometown of Scumble River. The only reason she moved back was because her fiancé dumped her, she lost her job and her credit cards were maxed to the limit. The townsfolk have given her a second chance and she has made a place for herself as the school district psychologist and part-time homicide solver. She is seriously involved with Simon Reid, the town coroner and funeral director who has finally realized that if he wants Skye in his life, he has to come to terms with her investigations.<P> His resolve is severely tested when Skye goes over to Barbie¿s house to back up the merchandise she ordered at a neighborhood party and finds her hostess and her husband Ken murdered. Naturally she wants to find out who the killer is and many people, including the sheriff ask her to look for clues. Her mind is not totally on the case because Simon¿s estranged mother comes to town and maneuvers herself into Skye¿s home and life.<P> Fans of small town cozies are going to have a good time reading MURDER OF A BARBIE AND KEN. Between dealing with her boyfriend¿s mother, tracking down a killer, taking care of her students and trying to find some private time to spend with Simon, the beleaguered heroine does not have time to breathe. Denise Swanson has written a clever, well thought out mystery that is almost impossible to solve, but it is the heroine that makes the novel.<P> Harriet Klausner

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