WorldCat Identities

Swanson, Denise

Overview
Works: 55 works in 326 publications in 2 languages and 19,252 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Musical fiction  Christmas stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3619.W36, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Denise Swanson
Murder of a stacked librarian : a Scumble River mystery by Denise Swanson( Book )

136 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 10,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

School psychologist Skye Denison Boyd opts for pet therapy to aid a handful of socially awkward fourth grade boys with the assistance of the local vet, a Siberian husky, and a Maine coon. When school board member Palmer Lynch is found dead in his home with the therapy cat hidden in his garage, Skye finds herself dealing with a killer
Little shop of homicide : a Devereaux's dime store mystery by Denise Swanson( Book )

15 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dev Sinclair is the happy new owner of an old-fashioned shop in her small Missouri town. But if she doesn't focus on finding the killer of her ex's fiance, this five-and-dime owner may find herself serving 25-to-life
Nickeled-and-dimed to death by Denise Swanson( Book )

13 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dev's five-and-dime may be doing well, but her love life is in turmoil. She's torn between Deputy U.S. Marshal Jake Del Vecchio, who is on an undercover assignment, and her ex-beau Noah Underwood, the local doctor from a high-society family. So she welcomes the distraction when Elise Whitmore offers her a great deal on antique chocolate molds that would be perfect for her Easter gift baskets. But do the molds actually belong to Elise's soon-to-be ex-husband? In buying them, has Dev committed a felony? When Elise is found shot to death, the mystery deepens-and Dev's good friend Boone, who discovered the body, is taken into custody. With the help of her best buds, Dev must clear Boone's name and find the real killer. Good thing that when it comes to amateur sleuths, they broke the mold with Dev Sinclair."--Page 4 of cover
Murder of a royal pain by Denise Swanson( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When school psychologist Skye Denison stumbles over the body of pushy "Promfest" chairperson Annette Paine during a Halloween fundraiser, it looks like a clear-cut case of promicide. Annette was not the only prom mom desperate to see her daughter crowned queen. But she was also wearing the same witch costume as Skye, so which witch was the intended victim?
Dead between the lines by Denise Swanson( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To keep her new business in the black, Dev opens up her shop to local clubs. But in the first meeting of the Stepping Out Book Club, the speaker storms out after members attack his poetry's sexism and scorn for small towns. Later that night, the poet's body is found outside Dev's store. Dev can't afford for the murder to close her down, so she does a little stepping out of her own to investigate, with help from her two sexy suitors, Dr. Noah Underwood and Deputy U.S. Marshal Jake Del Vecchio. But when the killer threatens Dev, they will have to use every trick in the book to solve the case before she becomes the final chapter in this murder mystery
Murder of an open book by Denise Swanson( Book )

15 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Her honeymoon may have been less than relaxing, but Skye Boyd née Denison is still high on marital bliss with her new husband, Wally. The fact that their family is about to get bigger is even more exciting, even if Skye is dealing with morning sickness--and trying to hide the news from her ever-meddling mother, May. But Skye quickly comes crashing down from cloud nine when the body of one of her coworkers, science teacher and volleyball coach Blair Hucksford, is found in the school swimming pool. The troublesome trainer was on the bad side of almost everyone on staff and many of the girls on her team, leaving Skye to sort through a huge roster of suspects. Now she must figure out which wronged party was mad enough to kill, and quickly--before someone else in town gets bumped off"--
Dying for a cupcake by Denise Swanson( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Returning home to Shadow Bend, Missouri where she hopes to launch her new line of cupcakes, Kizzy Cutler finds her plans derailed by the strange death of her assistant and several attempts on her own life, which makes her realize that someone is not so sweet on her return
Between a book and a hard place by Denise Swanson( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shadow Bend’s library closed years ago because of budgetary problems, so when a wealthy benefactor offers to reopen it, everyone, including Dev, is thrilled. But Dev’s excitement wanes when she realizes the mysterious donor is actually her runaway mother Yvette’s latest husband, Jett Benedict. Dev suspects that Yvette and Jett’s intentions aren’t as noble as they appear, but before she can discover what they’re really up to, Jett turns up dead--and all clues point to Yvette as the prime suspect. Even though Dev has no loyalty to Yvette, she’s in a bind. Setting the record straight could prove her mother is a killer. But doing nothing might get her mother booked for a crime she didn’t commit..."--Page [4] of cover
Murder of the cat's meow by Denise Swanson( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When ex-Vegas showgirl and local business owner Bunny Reid starts an online dating service called Cupid's Cat's Meow, out-of-town visitors flock to her bowling alley for the speed-dating and cat show events she hosts to bring in extra cash. Bunny's scheme sounds harmless enough, but school psychologist Skye Denison knows all too well that an influx of strangers in Scumble River always spells trouble"--Publisher description
Murder of a sweet old lady : a Scumble River mystery by Denise Swanson( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her beloved grandmother is found dead, the victim of foul play, school psychologist Skye Denison sets out to uncover the truth about the murder and unwittingly stirs up a hotbed of family tensions, old secrets, violence, and death
Murder of a needled knitter by Denise Swanson( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skye Denison's honeymoon cruise with her new husband, Wally Boyd, is interrupted first by the presence of Skye's mother and her knitting group, and then when Skye becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a knitting expert
Murder of a creped suzette : a Scumble river mystery by Denise Swanson( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When mega-millionaire and imitation cowboy Rex Taylor proposes building a country music theater in Scumble River, everyone's ready to do the boot-scootin' boogie except school psychologist Skye Denison. She's been asked by Suzette Neal, Rex's assistant and a rising country star, to investigate her mother's suspicious death twenty-seven years earlier. No sooner does Skye agree to help than she finds Suzette literally flattened -- and very dead. Now there are two mysterious deaths -- a mother and twenty-seven years later, her daughter. Suspicion seems to be hovering over Suzette's inner circle: Rex's jealous wife, a mysterious man in a black pickup truck, and the sizzling-hot singer Flint James, who also happens to have been Suzette's bitter rival for country-western fame. With a honky-tonk full of suspects and a tangled web of motives that stretches back two decades, Skye already knows too much. She must rise to the occasion or she could be the next one to end up flat as a crãepe suzette. (Bestseller)
Murder of the cat's meow : a Scumble River mystery by Denise Swanson( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When ex-Vegas showgirl and local business owner Bunny Reid starts an online dating service called Cupid's Cat's Meow, out-of-town visitors flock to her bowling alley for the speed dating and cat show events that she hosts to bring in extra cash. Bunny's scheme sounds harmless enough, but school psychologist Skye Denison knows all too well that an influx of strangers in Scumble River always spells trouble. Meanwhile, Skye is convinced that her house is haunted and is afraid her fiance, police chief Wally Boyd, won't move in until the ghost moves out. But ghost-hunting takes a back seat when Skye is called to the bowling alley, where a riled up contestant is choking a cat show judge for insulting his feline. Skye breaks up the scuffle, but the next morning the judge's dead body is found, strangled with a cat toy. Now Skye must solve this "purr"plexing mystery and show a devious killer that her sleuthing skills are the cat's meow
Murder of a pink elephant : a Scumble River mystery by Denise Swanson( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

School psychologist Skye Denison is submerged in a world of sex, drugs, and rock and roll when her brother Vince starts a band called Pink Elephant, which sets in motion a bizarre chain of events that leads to murder
Murder of a botoxed blonde by Denise Swanson( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder of a stacked librarian by Denise Swanson( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With her wedding fast approaching, school psychologist Skye Denison has only a week to help solve the murder of Yvonne Osborn, the town librarian, before she marries her police chief fiancé
Murder of a sleeping beauty : [a Scumble River mystery] by Denise Swanson( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder of a small-town honey by Denise Swanson( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and Thai and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fired from her job, jilted by her boyfriend, and rejected by her credit cards, school psychologist Skye Denison reluctantly returns to her hometown of Scumble River, where she finds plenty of mystery and romantic intrigue
Murder of a Cranky Catnapper by Denise Swanson( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dead blondes tell no tales by Denise Swanson( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Novella-Length Mystery? from the -- Previously published in Drop Dead Blonde. Skye's beau, Simon, asks her to keep an eye on his mischievous mother, Bunny, who is hosting at her bowling alley a Spring Break Bash that will include a talent show, trivia games, and karaoke. As Skye sets up for the event, she's stunned when a statuesque, scantily clad blonde shows up at Bunny's door--Ruby, a sex-toy shop owner who used to be a showgirl with Bunny in Las Vegas. Bunny is overjoyed to be reunited with her old friend, but barely a minute later, Ruby butts heads with the police over showing off paraphernalia from her shop. More mayhem ensues when Ruby's beloved Cadillac is vandalized and her room is set on fire
 
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Murder of a creped suzette : a Scumble river mystery
Alternative Names
Stybr, Denise Swanson

Languages
English (270)

Thai (1)

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Murder of a royal painMurder of a sweet old lady : a Scumble River mysteryMurder of a creped suzette : a Scumble river mysteryMurder of a pink elephant : a Scumble River mysteryMurder of a botoxed blondeMurder of a sleeping beauty : [a Scumble River mystery]Murder of a small-town honey