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Murder of a Sweet Old Lady (Scumble River Series #2)
     

Murder of a Sweet Old Lady (Scumble River Series #2)

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by Denise Swanson
 

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When she left Scumble River years ago, school psychologist Skye Denison thought she’d never be back. But after a run of bad luck in the big city, she has a new appreciation for the down-home charm of small-town life--and decides to start over in the town where she started out…

When Skye’s beloved grandmother is found dead in her bed, the family

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When she left Scumble River years ago, school psychologist Skye Denison thought she’d never be back. But after a run of bad luck in the big city, she has a new appreciation for the down-home charm of small-town life--and decides to start over in the town where she started out…

When Skye’s beloved grandmother is found dead in her bed, the family consensus is natural causes. Still, Skye insists on an autopsy--an examination that proves the sweet old lady was, in fact, murdered! But who could have done the deadly deed? Skye is determined to find out, though her snooping doesn’t sit well with the relatives. Family tensions can mean only one thing: family secrets. And when a series of hooligan attacks on Skye’s property leads to an outright physical assault, Skye has to wonder if by exposing the rotten roots of her family tree, she’s one step closer to exposing the killer…

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451202727
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/10/2001
Series:
Scumble River Series , #2
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
341,091
Product dimensions:
4.27(w) x 6.78(h) x 0.76(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 Sweet Old Lady (Scumble River Series #2) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
BuriedUnderBooks More than 1 year ago
Poor Skye Denison. Her life just keeps getting more and more entangled in the little hometown she’d like to escape for a second time and now she’s involved in another murder, this one of someone very dear to her. Some of Skye’s family resents her snooping and the rest of her family can’t keep their noses out of her business. Her job as school psychologist has all kinds of students, parents and school officials riled up at her and her love life is, well, unsettling to say the least. She’s even managed to miff the local survivalists. Oh, yes, and now Bingo the cat has moved in. Will the local cops ever take Skye seriously? Will her mom get over her snit? Is the killer after Skye or is it a low-life parent with a grudge? Where is the missing caregiver? Why do some of her relatives look at Skye as if they just smelled something peculiar? And will she still have a boyfriend when all is said and done? Denise Swanson has followed up Murder of a Small-Town Honey with a story that is every bit as delightful as the first in the series, a true cozy that is charmingly entertaining while having a well-developed mystery plot and plenty of red herrings. Ms. Swanson‘s characters are nicely defined—I could visualize every one of them, good and bad—and Skye herself is so likable because her life is just as messed up as yours and mine. Murder of a Sweet Old Lady firmly entrenches Denise Swanson on my list of favorite mystery authors.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have really enjoyed the first 2 books in the Scumble River series but when I went back to get the next few books to read I found out that they are not all available in Nook format. You can get books 1, 2, & 3 but then it skips book 4. Book 5 is available but then books 6 & 7 aren't. The series goes all the way up to number 13. This is very aggravating because if I like a series then I want to read all of the books in that series.
SandsIA More than 1 year ago
THIS BOOK IS SO GOOD I DIDN'T WANT TO PUT IT DOWN. I AM STILL READING HER BOOKS AND THEY REALLY KEEP MY INTEREST. GREAT STORY LINE AND WONDERFUL THAT A HERIONE IS PLUS SIZE!!!!
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An enjoyable fun mystery. I'm looking forward to reading the next one!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the second in the Scumble River series, and I enjoyed it just as much as Murder of a Small Town Honey. The mystery of who killed Grandma and why keeps the reader guessing until the very end.