WorldCat Identities

Swanson, Denise

Overview
Works: 86 works in 447 publications in 2 languages and 21,606 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 )

89 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 6,372 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 )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 1,126 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 1,033 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 twenty-five-to-life
Murder of the cat's meow by Denise Swanson( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 918 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 897 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 )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 879 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 )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined 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 a needled knitter by Denise Swanson( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 798 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 an open book by Denise Swanson( Book )

16 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 793 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 765 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 )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 712 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
Dead in the water by Denise Swanson( Book )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 705 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 small-town honey : a Scumble River mystery by Denise Swanson( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Thai and held by 702 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 herhometown of Scumble River, where she finds plenty of mystery and romantic intrigue
Lions and tigers and murder, oh my by Denise Swanson( Book )

8 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 629 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
Tart of darkness by Denise Swanson( Book )

9 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 568 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 creped suzette : a Scumble river mystery by Denise Swanson( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 485 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
Murder of a chocolate-covered cherry by Denise Swanson( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 483 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 cranky catnapper by Denise Swanson( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 398 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
Murder of a sweet old lady : a Scumble River mystery by Denise Swanson( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 357 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 stacked librarian : a Scumble River mystery by Denise Swanson( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There's no place like Scumble River at Christmastime, and this year, school psychologist Skye Denison has twice as much to celebrate -- and to do. In addition to the usual holiday frenzy, Skye's wedding to police chief Wally Boyd is less than a week away -- that is, if the groom isn't too busy working to attend. The town's sexy new librarian, Yvonne Osborn, has just been murdered, and the list of suspects is piling up faster than late fees on an overdue book. Yvonne's strict sense of right and wrong annoyed some townspeople and infuriated others. Did her high standards lead to her death? Skye is distracted by worries about what havoc the crazy Dooziers will wreak on her wedding day and whether she'll fit into her dress. But Skye can't afford to leave any page unturned because unless she works quickly to expose the scheming killer, her happy ending may be put on permanent hold
 
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Alternative Names
Stybr, Denise Swanson

Languages
English (297)

Thai (1)