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Little Shop of Homicide (Devereaux's Dime Store Mysteries)


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ISBN13: 9780451236180
ISBN10: 0451236181
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Dev Sinclair is the happy new owner of the old-fashioned shop in her small Missouri town. But if she doesn't focus on finding the killer of her ex's fiancée, this five-and-dime owner may find herself serving twenty-five to life...

About the Author

Denise Swanson has worked as a school psychologist for 17 years. This is her second novel featuring Skye Denison and Scumble River. Her first book, Murder of a Small-Town Honey, debuted to advance praise from the Charlotte Austin Review, Meritorious Mysteries, and BookBrowser. She is currently working on the next Scumble River mystery, Murder of a Sleeping Beauty. Denise lives in Illinois with her husband, Dave, and their cool black cat, Boomerang. For more information, visit her website:

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Kaye, March 12, 2014 (view all comments by Kaye)
Devereaux Sinclair quit her job in the city and moved back to her home town in Missouri and bought the old fashioned five-and-dime. There she not only has merchandise, but an old-fashioned lunch counter/soda fountain, and puts baskets together for special occasions. However, when her ex-boyfriend's girlfriend is found murdered with a champagne bottle from the gift basket Dev had put together, she finds herself the prime suspect.

I really liked this book. The characters, Dev and her friends were very likeable, and the plot moved along nicely. I'm going to read the next book in the series.
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Dollycas, March 22, 2012 (view all comments by Dollycas)
Welcome to Devereaux’s Dime Store and Gift Baskets complete with a 3 stool soda fountain and a glass candy case. The best thing Dev ever did was quit the rat race, move home and buy this store.

Today she is rethinking her big decision as Kansas City Detective Woods arrives before the store is even open to accuse her of murdering her ex-boyfriend’s fiancée Joelle Ayers. Just because some items from a gift basket she created were used as murder weapons didn’t mean she had anything to do with the woman’s death and he surely doesn’t have enough evidence to arrest her. He makes a few threats and leaves.

Panicked Dev gets her friends Poppy and Boone to help her investigate. Then, hunky Jake Del Vecchio, a U.S. Deputy Marshall in town recovering from an injury, enters the picture. Seems his uncle and Dev’s grandmother are old friends and he has been encouraged to help her clear her name. Only one problem, this guy Jake is hot, and Dev is finding it difficult to concentrate on finding the real killer. If she is not careful to keep her mind on the tasks at hand she may find herself doing time behind bars instead of behind the counter of her five-and-dime.

Dollycas’s Thoughts
I keep breaking my own rules. I used to say I couldn’t give the first book in a new series 5 stars because it takes time for the characters to develop. However, I started this book and couldn’t put it down. The characters, while new, grabbed my heart immediately. The romantic tension was fabulous, a new twist to the typical cozy and I think it is wonderful. Plus the small town setting and the dime store evoke memories of a store from my childhood, a place I adored and drank quite a few cherry cokes.

Denise Swanson has created a marvelous debut for this new series. The mystery is top-notch, with several twists of its own. She has taken a small risk adding a bit of spice to the romance and this reader absolutely loved it. These are characters I am invested in and I can’t wait to tag along on their journeys. Bravo Sharon!!
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Swanson, Denise
Signet Book
Mystery & Detective - General
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Devereaux's Dime Store Mystery
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Grade Level:
from 12
6.78 x 4.42 x 0.77 in 0.3 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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