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

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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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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451235008
  • Publisher: Signet
  • Publication date: 10/4/2011
  • Series: Scumble River Series , #14
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 272,603
  • Product dimensions: 4.22 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

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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  • Posted August 9, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Reading a Scumble River police procedural is always a treat

    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

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 20, 2011

    Recommend

    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.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 9, 2011

    Great read

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 15, 2014

    Great series!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2013

    Darkpelt

    Locked out of result one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2013

    I AM LOCKED OUT OF RES ONE!!!!! MOVE!!!

    EVERDAWN AND LARKSTREAM

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2013

    Blossomkit

    Why is everybody so sad?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2013

    Smudgekit

    She nudds andays i his nest((gtgtb~Smudgekit

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2013

    Opalpaw

    Opalpaw dropped off a mouse, "Get it while it's fresh," she advised. She licked Mistkit's ear, padding out into the forest.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2013

    Mistkit

    Rolled he eyes, smiling

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2013

    Patchpaw

    Brought mistkit back to the nursery

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2013

    To Darkpelt and Everdawn

    Okay, we will move soon.

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  • Posted April 19, 2013

    Great Read

    The title of this book doesn't do it justice. This is about a really heavy-handed killer!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2013

    Always Good

    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.

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  • Posted May 31, 2012

    I have been a die-hard fan of this series...

    ....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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2012

    Great modern day mystery series!

    I love reading the old time mysteries but I thoroughly enjoy this modern day series.

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    Posted December 16, 2011

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    Posted October 25, 2011

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    Posted August 28, 2014

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