Murder of a Sweet Old Lady: A Scumble River Mystery (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Apr 1, 2001 - Fiction - 272 pages
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When she left Scumble River years ago, school psychologist Skye Denison thought she’d never be back. But after a run of bad luck in the big city, she has a new appreciation for the down-home charm of small-town life--and decides to start over in the town where she started out…When Skye’s beloved grandmother is found dead in her bed, the family consensus is natural causes. Still, Skye insists on an autopsy--an examination that proves the sweet old lady was, in fact, murdered! But who could have done the deadly deed? Skye is determined to find out, though her snooping doesn’t sit well with the relatives. Family tensions can mean only one thing: family secrets. And when a series of hooligan attacks on Skye’s property leads to an outright physical assault, Skye has to wonder if by exposing the rotten roots of her family tree, she’s one step closer to exposing the killer…


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Review: Murder of a Sweet Old Lady (A Scumble River Mystery #2)

User Review  - Anastasia - Goodreads

Murder of a sweet old lady by Denise Swanson is the second book in A Scumble River Mystery series and is another fun read. Skye finds her grandmother has been poisoned and the killer is probably a ... Read full review

Review: Murder of a Sweet Old Lady (A Scumble River Mystery #2)

User Review  - Lori - Goodreads

I am reading these as audiobooks and they are good to listen to. I'm enjoying the story and the narrator is good. Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Denise Swanson worked as a school psychologist for more than twenty-two years. She lives in Illinois with her husband, Dave, who is a classical music composer, and their cool black cat, Boomerang. For more information, visit her website:

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