Synopses & Reviews
In this fourth book in the regional bestselling and award-nominated Scumble River Mystery series set in the Midwest, school psychologist Skye Denison confronts an ex-boyfriend and investigates the murder of Gabriel Scumble, descendent of the town's original founding father.
Skye Denison and the rest of Scumble River are celebrating the town's bicentennial. When the guest of honor--a descendant of the town's founder--is murdered, Skye wonders if her former fianc's arrival in town has something to do with the man's death. Original.
After over two years, school psychologist Skye Denison is still in Scumble River trying to figure out why she s still in Scumble River. But with all the town s quirks and crimes, life there is never dull, and besides, it s home.
Scumble River is celebrating its bicentennial in style with Historical Society Reenactments, a bingo tent, Crazy Craft Race, and a coal-tossing tournament. Serving as the guest of honor is none other than the town founder s great-great-grandnephew, Gabriel Scumble. But his visit turns out to be short-lived when Skye s students, Frannie and Justin, find him dead, a pickax protruding from the chest area of his authentic buckskin costume.
Meanwhile, Skye s deceitful ex-fiance Luc St. Amant has appeared out of the blue, creating turmoil in her love life. Does the real danger lie in the possibility that Luc will drive away the men in Skye s life, or is there a more menacing connection between Luc s arrival and Gabriel Scumble s murder?"
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: www.deniseswanson.com