Murder of a Cranky Catnapper

Murder of a Cranky Catnapper

by Denise Swanson

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In this delightful Scumble River Mystery, a school psychologist has her hands full after a school board sourpuss meets a bitter end...
With her morning sickness finally abated, Skye Denison-Boyd is ready to pounce on the pertinent problems she faces as Scumble River Elementary School’s psychologist. After trying almost every trick in the book to aid a handful of socially awkward fourth grade boys, Skye opts for the innovative approach of pet therapy with the assistance of the local vet, a Siberian husky, and a Maine coon cat.
Unfortunately, the first session only breeds disaster and draws the ire of cantankerous school board member Palmer Lynch. But Skye’s worry over the episode changes to dread after Lynch is found dead in his home with the therapy cat hidden in his garage. With a clowder of questions unleashed, Skye finds herself dealing with a killer who isn’t pussyfooting around...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451472120
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/06/2016
Series: Scumble River Series , #19
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 182,840
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Denise Swanson is the New York Times bestselling author of the Scumble River mystery series and the Devereaux’s Dime Store mystery series. She worked as a school psychologist for twenty-two years before quitting to write full-time. She lives in Illinois with her husband, classical composer David Stybr.

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Murder of a Cranky Catnapper 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Denise’s books.
The_Brats More than 1 year ago
Skye is about half way through her pregnancy and is finally getting over her morning sickness. With the school year nearing an end, Skye elects to try a session of Pet Therapy with her "special" students. Unfortunately, the session does not start off very well and Skye runs into a very unpleasant member of the School Board, Palmer Lynch. Lynch is running against Uncle Charlie for the position of School Board President. About a week later, chaos broke out when the American Legion Lodge was broken into, the cat from the Pet Therapy session was kidnapped, and Palmer Lynch was found dead. Are the crimes connected? If so, what is the connection? Who killed Lynch and why? Will Skye and Wally be able to unravel this tangled mess and solve the mysteries? While this story is well written and keeps you guessing until the end, it has more romance and more intimate scenes than most of the Scumble River series.
LisaKsBooksReviews More than 1 year ago
They say cats have nine lives. Well, big deal kitties! Author Denise Swanson has given her Scumble River series 19! We all know cozy mysteries mostly take place in quaint, small towns that just happen to have a worrying number of murders. While Scumble River is indeed a small town, when I read about it I feel it has a bit of a Harper Valley PTA feel to it (Wow, that really shows my age), rather than a Hallmark movie sort of place. This makes for a fun and different sort of feel. MURDER OF A CRANKY CATNAPPER does not let Denise Swanson fans down. With the same crafty, cunning writing of the other books in this series, as well as her Devereaux’s Dime Store Mysteries, author Swanson takes readers on an exciting reading ride through the pages as we help lead character Skye Denison-Boyd look for answers in the death of school a board member. Pick up a copy of MURDER OF A CRANKY CATNAPPER, stretch out in the sun, and paw your way through this purrfectly wonderful mystery.