Scumble River Mysteries by Denise Swanson
The Scumble River Mysteries is a series of cozy mystery novels by American author Denise Swanson. The protagonist is a school psychologist named Skye Denison, who has run into a stretch of bad luck in the big city and has been forced to move home to the small town of Scumble River, Illinois.

Denise Swanson began her Scumble River Mysteries series in 2000 with the novel Murder of a Small-Town Honey. A new novel is published each year in the series. Below is a list of Denise Swanson’s Scumble River Mystery books in order of when they were originally published (which is the same as their chronological order):

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 Novellas


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

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Scumble River Mysteries Synopses: In Murder of a Small-Town Honey, following a breakup and credit issues, Sky Denison has been forced to return to her hometown of Scumble River, Illinois. But on the bright side, she’s got a new job already – amateur sleuth. The book is the first book in the Scumble River Mysteries by Denise Swanson.

In Murder of a Sweet Old Lady (book 2 of the series), Skye’s grandmother is found dead. The family thinks it’s natural causes, but Skye wants an autopsy. It turns out that she was murdered, but who could have done it? Skye has to find out for herself, but the family doesn’t appreciate her snooping.

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