Denise Swanson
Denise Swanson is an American novelist of cozy mystery novels. She is best known for writing the Scumble River Mysteries series. Before becoming a novelist, Denise worked as a school psychologist for 17 years. She lives in Illinois with her husband, Dave, and their cat.

Denise Swanson started her career as a published author in 2000 with the novel Murder of a Small-Town Honey. She publishes at least one novel per year. Below is a list of Denise Swanson’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Scumble River Mysteries Books


Murder of a Small-Town Honey(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Sweet Old Lady(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Sleeping Beauty(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Snake in the Grass(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Barbie and Ken(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Pink Elephant(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Smart Cookie(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Real Bad Boy(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Botoxed Blonde(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Chocolate-Covered Cherry(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Royal Pain(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Wedding Belle(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Bookstore Babe(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Creped Suzette(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of the Cat's Meow(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Stacked Librarian(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Needled Knitter(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Scumble River Mysteries Short Stories


Dead Blondes Tell No Tales(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Not a Monster of a Chance(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Devereaux Dime Store Mysteries Books


Little Shop of Homicide(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nickeled and Dimed to Death(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Between the Lines(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Drop-Dead Blonde(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: Drop-Dead Blonde also contains stories by Victoria Laurie, Nancy Martin and Elaine Viets.

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Denise Swanson Synopses: Drop Dead Blonde is a short story collection that contains the stories Slay Belles by Nancy Martin, Killer Blonde by Elaine Viets, Blindsighted by Victoria Laurie and Dead Blondes Tell No Tales by Denise Swanson. The story features the protagonist of her Scumble River Mysteries series, Skye, about a Spring Break she spends working at a bowling alley owned by her boyfriend’s mom. When the mom’s friend shows up, chaos ensues.

Little Shop of Homicide is the first Devereaux’s Dime Store book. Dev Sinclair has opened up an old-fashioned shop in her hometown in Missouri. But when her ex’s finacee is found killed, she is the no. 1 suspect. Dev must now clear her name.

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