WorldCat Identities

Swanson, Denise

Works: 23 works in 265 publications in 2 languages and 18,642 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Christmas stories  Musical fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3619.W36, 813.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Denise Swanson
Murder of a stacked librarian : a Scumble River mystery by Denise Swanson( Book )

181 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and Thai and held by 12,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

School psychologist Skye Denison reluctantly agrees to act as maid of honor in her California cousin's over-the-top platinum-style wedding- and is also expected to assist the control-freak wedding planner. But when Skye discovers the planner dead, just one week before the big event, Skye is suddenly working double-duty. While overseeing every nuptial detail, she's also helping the police find out who hated the bridal consultant enough to kill her. Can Skye get her cousin to the church on time-and save herself from a killer who may actually be on the guest list?
Little shop of homicide : a Devereaux's dime store mystery by Denise Swanson( Book )

15 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dev Sinclair is the happy new owner of an old-fashioned shop in her small Missouri hometown. 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
Murder of the cat's meow by Denise Swanson( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 881 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
Nickeled-and-dimed to death by Denise Swanson( Book )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 831 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
Dead between the lines by Denise Swanson( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 790 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
Dying for a cupcake by Denise Swanson( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 617 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
Murder of an open book by Denise Swanson( Book )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 571 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"--
Between a book and a hard place by Denise Swanson( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 264 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 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

Good girl overboard by Denise Swanson( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Student body : a benefit mystery novella ; a novel( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nickeled-and-dimed to death, 2 by Denise Swanson( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Lucky girl hits the jackpot by Denise Swanson( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Smart girl swept away by Denise Swanson( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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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Alternative Names
Stybr, Denise Swanson

English (255)

Thai (1)

Murder of a sleeping beauty [a Scumble River mystery]