Murder of a Creped Suzette (Scumble River Series #14)

Murder of a Creped Suzette (Scumble River Series #14)

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by Denise Swanson
     
 

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Plans to build a country music theater in Scumble River fall flat whena female country singer is murdered, and the motives and suspects stretch back decades.

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Plans to build a country music theater in Scumble River fall flat whena female country singer is murdered, and the motives and suspects stretch back decades.

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Psychologist Skye Denison is back (after Murder of a Bookstore Babe) investigating a cold case that heats up quickly when her client dies, too. Chock-full of country music references and humor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451235008
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/04/2011
Series:
Scumble River Series, #14
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
291,134
Product dimensions:
4.22(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.88(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

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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Murder of a Creped Suzette 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Music promoter Rex Taylor accompanied by his Country Roads company staff and some of his most popular clients descends on Scumble River. Rex wants to gain local support to build a country western music theater in town. The visitors give a free open air concert attended by most townsfolk including school psychologist and police consultant Skye Denison. She ducks into an RV to go to the bathroom and hides whens Rex and his top superstar Flint Jones come in. Aspiring C&W singer and Rex's gopher Suzette Neal is late to perform as the opening act. Rex asks Flint who refuses as he is the star attraction. Suzette finally arrives and performs. Afterward she asks Skye to investigate the suspicious death of her mother in an accident in which Suzette swears she heard a stranger's voice. Skye agrees to look into the death of the performer's mother. The shrink goes to the site where the music theater is to be built. There she finds Suzette's body under a steamroller. Teaming up with her fiancé, Police Chief Wally Boyd, they investigate the homicide of the daughter and relook the alleged accidental death of the mother. Reading a Scumble River police procedural is always a treat as the audience tries to solve a convoluted murder. Fans will want the killer caught not just for legal justice but also for karma as the victim was a nice person. With a touch of romance and a bit of family drama to round out the whodunit, Murder of a Creped Suzette is a compelling cozy. Harriet Klausner
vwqtpie More than 1 year ago
This is so far the best of the series (ok, I say that everytime) This truly is the best. It is a great read and who did it. Enjoy!
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Louida More than 1 year ago
A perfect light summer read with interesting characters. Makes one want to move to Scumble River and meet all these people. The mystery and crime is also fun to solve.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Locked out of result one.
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EVERDAWN AND LARKSTREAM
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why is everybody so sad?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She nudds andays i his nest((gtgtb~Smudgekit
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rolled he eyes, smiling
ronnyj1503 More than 1 year ago
The title of this book doesn't do it justice. This is about a really heavy-handed killer!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this one more than the last one because Skye seems to be a bit more on her game and not so "scrambled","girly", and "wimpy". This book she actually managed to keep her cell phone charged, used it to call people, and get her voicemail messages so things were moving in to the adult category as well as the 20th century. The multiple plots which are always a trademark of this author were present and there was a tricky one I never saw coming which after 14 books was pretty good. (It seems that many of the characters are beginning to grow up and mature - not just Skye). Maybe there's a new editor or someone on the book staff that pointed out the obvious shortcomings of the characters unwillingness to move forward in to any kind of modern world - Trixie's husband refusing to carry a cell phone at all - Skye unable to charge her cell phone or pick up messages from it - these just aren't believable of people who have college degrees and responsible positions in the community in this day and age. Anyway, whatever the issues were they seem to begin to be resolved. I hope so because at the heart of these books Skye and her family are wonderful mid-western people and you wished your family loved you as much as they love each other (even tho they're all a pain in the you know what). There are always multiple plots that get wrapped up at the end but of course the Wally/Skye/Simon saga drags on forever. Will Wally & Skye ever get married? Will Simon ever give up on chasing Skye even though she is engaged to Wally? Will Skye ever tell Simon to stop chasing her because she is engaged to Wally? Skye is a psychologist who is unable to set boundaries or stand up for herself and yet she is going to save every kid in the entire school district from having psychological issues in school and when they grow up. That's the only annoying part - Skye really cares about the kids and really works hard to help them but she can't say "no" to her mother and she's 35 years old. But the stories are cozy and there's no violence or inappropriate language or sex so it's easy reading and the good guys always win.
Michelle1948 More than 1 year ago
....and it does seem like things are wrapping up for the "scumble river" series. Skye is going to be marrying the hunky sheriff soon. Which is fine by me...I think this series is about done. This mystery wasn't too bad but I felt that the author was pulling stuff out of nowhere when the story was slowing down. And the ending wrapped up so quick that it felt like I was waiting for something else to happen...but it didn't. If this is your first ever in this series then it may be enjoyable. But for me....I just kept waiting for something else to happen and was left disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love reading the old time mysteries but I thoroughly enjoy this modern day series.
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GEW More than 1 year ago
Love this series and this last book, if you haven't read any of the series books I recommend you do. Light reading and sometimes very funny.
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