WorldCat Identities

Swanson, Denise

Overview
Works: 82 works in 427 publications in 2 languages and 21,192 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 )

122 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and Thai and held by 8,067 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'
Murder of a botoxed blonde by Denise Swanson( Book )

48 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 2,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A health spa is the last place school psychologist Skye Denison wants to spend Thanksgiving. But when her best friend Trixie Frayne convinces her to take a complimentary weekend at the new Scumble River Spa, Skye prepares to be slathered, wrapped, and roasted--until a murder ruins the good time. Original
Little shop of homicide : a Devereaux's dime store mystery by Denise Swanson( Book )

18 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,038 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
Murder of the cat's meow by Denise Swanson( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 921 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 895 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 881 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 a royal pain by Denise Swanson( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 866 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?
Murder of an open book by Denise Swanson( Book )

16 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 782 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 )

13 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 759 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 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When five-and-dime store owner Devereaux "Dev" Sinclair's long-lost mother shows up in town and becomes the prime suspect in a murder, Dev is 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"--
Dead in the water by Denise Swanson( Book )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first book in a brand new series featuring New York Timesbestselling author Denise Swanson's beloved Scumble River setting and characters, Dead in the Water is a gripping mystery that won't let you go until you've turned the last page. A twister, a kidnapping, and a murder--oh my! Scumble River may never be the same. For school psychologist Skye Denison, there's certainly no place like home. When a violent tornado devastates her small hometown of Scumble River, she can't see how the community will ever recover--especially since town councilman Zeke Lyons appears to have perished in the twister. But things get even worse for Skye when her police chief husband, Wally, disappears in the midst of investigating Zeke's death, and evidence arises pointing to foul play. Did Zeke really die in the storm, or was he murdered? And could Wally be next on the criminal's hit list?
Murder of a botoxed blonde : a Scumble River mystery by Denise Swanson( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A health spa is the last place school psychologist Skye Denison wants to spend Thanksgiving. But when her best friend Trixie Frayne convinces her to take a complimentary weekend at the new Scumble River Spa, Skye prepares to be slathered, wrapped, and roasted--until a murder ruins the good time
Lions and tigers and murder, oh my by Denise Swanson( Book )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the wife of wealthy philanthropist Elliot Wilson goes missing after she publicly opposes his plan to open a wildlife park on the edge of town, Devereaux and her tenant, a handsome private investigator, team up to prove Elliots innocence before someone else is preyed upon
Murder of a chocolate-covered cherry by Denise Swanson( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her mother forces her to enter Grandma Sal's Soup-to-Nuts Cooking Challenge despite her lack of culinary skills, Sky Denison must decipher a complex recipe for murder when a cocky contestant meets her fate in a chocolate fountain
Murder of a needled knitter by Denise Swanson( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 447 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
Tart of darkness by Denise Swanson( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After unexpectedly inheriting a huge old house in a small college town, Dani, to fund her new personal chef business, takes in boarders, but when one of them is murdered and she becomes the prime suspect, she must serve up the real killer to clear her name and save her business
Murder of a pink elephant : a Scumble River mystery by Denise Swanson( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 211 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 creped Suzette by Denise Swanson( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plans to build a country music theater in Scumble River fall flat when a female country singer is murdered, and the motives and suspects stretch back decades
Tart of darkness by Denise Swanson( Recording )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Right when Dani thinks she's hit a dead end in her career, she unexpectedly inherits an enormous old house in a quaint college town. This gives her the perfect opportunity to pursue her true passion--cooking! But just as Dani is relishing her sweet new life, the friend of one of her boarders is murdered, and Dani becomes one of the primary suspects
Dead blondes tell no tales by Denise Swanson( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 45 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

Languages
English (321)

Thai (1)

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Murder of a botoxed blondeMurder of a royal painMurder of a botoxed blonde : a Scumble River mysteryMurder of a chocolate-covered cherryMurder of a pink elephant : a Scumble River mysteryMurder of a creped Suzette