For the Birds (Rose Gardner Investigations Series #2)

For the Birds (Rose Gardner Investigations Series #2)

by Denise Grover Swank

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Overview

Book two in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Rose Gardner Investigations series.

Rose Gardner is trying to build a new normal. One that leaves the Fenton County crime world--including James "Skeeter" Malcom, the current king--behind. Her best friend and roommate is a big part of that effort, but Neely Kate is busy building her own life anew. She disappeared for a few days, scaring the spit out of Rose--which is why Rose finds it impossible to deny her when she suggests they look for a missing parrot. Only this time Neely Kate isn't interested in the reward money; she's set them up to work with a cranky private investigator known as Kermit the Hermit. Rose sees it for what it is: another bid for them to become private investigators.

If nothing else, it's a good distraction...until one of James's nemeses, Buck Reynolds, comes calling for help. James's brother has gone missing, and Reynolds is number one on the crime king's suspect list. Only, according to him, he's innocent.

Rose had promised herself she was through with the crime world, but she wants to see his James's brother safe. Besides, can she really say no when she might be the only one who can keep order in the county?

Reading order:
Family Jewels
Trailer Trash (Neely Kate Mystery #1)
For the Birds
In High Cotton (Neely Kate Mystery #2)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157307318
Publisher: DGS
Publication date: 07/11/2017
Series: Rose Gardner Investigations Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 350
Sales rank: 33,123
File size: 972 KB

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For the Birds 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
WyoReaderAL 11 months ago
Denise not only creates amazing main characters but loyal readers find themselves in love with secondary and cameo characters just as much! Miss Mildred fans get some satisfaction while reading this book as everyone's favorite neighborhood watch lady takes a slightly larger role than in books past. As with all of Denise's books - developments read in books past are brought up again as the plot thickens and we get glimpses into the secrets of some of our favorite characters. Another great addition to my favorite book series!
brittanyh001 More than 1 year ago
For the Birds starts with another wild adventure for Rose and Neely Kate as they work to solve a case of a missing parrot, only to then stumble into the case of a missing man, James Malcom's brother, Scooter. Local crime lord Buck Reynolds is the top suspect, and Rose has to decide if she wants to step back into this crazy underground world. We also learn that Rose's new roommate Neely Kate disappears for a few days without warning, and Rose becomes increasingly worried. If you've read Trailer Trash, you will learn about Neely Kate's trip back to her hometown with companion, Jed Carlisle. The new vet and potential love interest, Levi Romano makes his debut in this book. Who will win Rose's heart and will Neely Kate come clean about her recent whereabouts?!
SamanthaLM More than 1 year ago
These books keep getting better and better!! I have been reading Rose Gardner since the very beginning of her mystery series and I have to say, this book is tied for my favorite. It amazes me how Denise can write so many books with Rose but they don’t feel repetitive or boring. There are always unexpected twists and turns and this book is no exception. For the Birds pulls you in and leaves you wanting more, a lot more in my case!! I cannot wait for the next book in the series!
Naty More than 1 year ago
Once you start one of Rose Gardner’s stories you can’t pit the book down until the end. This time Rose and Neely Kate must find a lost parrot, and turns out it must be related with Scooter Malcolm disappearance. Will Rose be able to save Scooter? Will she and Skeeter Malcolm be friends again? Amazing.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it. These books are fantastic,can't wait for the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For The Birds is your next fix for emotional torment that you'll be happy about! It's fun, fast, and not long enough for someone who doesn't want the book to end! I would recommend For The Birds, and Denise Grover Swank, to every one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Finally Rose and James get together! Now I'm sorry I have to wait months for the next installment!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved thus book
AshleeT More than 1 year ago
There are some books you read, and you wish that, in order to portray how much you enjoyed it, you could just post selfies of your reactions throughout the book. Some books are just beyond mere words, you need pictures that portray all the emotions and feelings a book can illicit. This is one such book. Maybe it is my connection to all of the characters after such a long journey with them, I am sure it has to do with the amazing writing, but either way I assure you this book is another masterpiece that Denise Grover Swank can be proud of. A great mystery, character development and always leaves you wanting more
Neek67 More than 1 year ago
When I pick up a Rose Gardner Book, I never know where she is going to lead us. What starts out as a simple lost bird investigation turns into something so much more. Rose and Neely Kate are very busy girls. They have their landscaping business to attend to with Bruce Wayne. Rose still has the nursery with Violet, and on top of all that, they have decided to do a little PI work. These two work well together and with their different connections, they get answers quicker than others seeking the same thing. Rose has a lot of sole searching in this book. She also makes up for lost time with Neely Kate. There were a few times in the book I wasn't sure what Rose was thinking, and to be honest, I am still trying to reconcile some of her actions. We get to hear from some of our favourite characters too, Joe, Maeve and even Violet is back. Miss Mildred has a part in this latest investigation, which had me giggling. I truly adore this series, and the last one for that matter, and fall into these books with a passion. Rose is one special lady indeed. *I received a copy for an honest review.
Born2Read More than 1 year ago
Just WOW! I have a book hangover that is going to last awhile. As always, with any of Denise's books, I was immediately swept into the story and couldn't put it down. It was great to be back in Henryetta with my friends (cause trust me that is what they feel like). I love how Rose has grown and become more confident of herself. She is a far cry from the naïve, timid girl we met in the beginning of the Rose Gardner Series. I went through all of the emotions while reading this book. Still processing things that happened. I'm anxious to find out how what happens next in her life. Waiting for the next book is always torture.