Skye Denison Boyd is on maternity leave but that doesn't stop her from
helping her intern cope with their troublesome and difficult principal.
Meanwhile, she and her husband, Wally, haven't yet decided on names
for the twins and the christening is approaching. A meeting to discuss
the christening is interrupted by a loud boom and now Skye finds
herself embroiled in yet another mystery in her role as the consulting
psychologist to the police department (and wife to the police chief).
Was the explosion directed towards the bowling lanes and their
gambling machines or was the intended target the dead body found
inside the bowling alley?
DIE ME A RIVER is the second
book in the¬†Welcome Back to
Scumble River series that reboots Denise Swanson's
phenomenal¬†Scumble River Mystery¬†series. I love Scumble River with all
its quirkiness! Whether it's the Doozier clan or Bunny and her
shenanigans or some other craziness Denise Swanson cooks up for us,
every trip to Scumble River leaves me feeling like I've spent time with
friends, albeit some who are more than a bit eccentric.
One of the things I love most about Denise Swanson's writing is her
authenticity. She was a school psychologist in the past and her
knowledge of the field of education shows in her books. I couldn't help
but give a squeal of joy for her use of the McKinney-Vento Homeless
Education Assistance Act, never mind watching Skye advocate for a
student under that law.
Denise Swanson always writes an entertaining story and DIE ME A RIVER is yet another prime
example. I've been a longtime fan of Skye Denison and I love seeing her
become a mother while continuing to juggle her other duties. Cozy
mystery fans who haven't sampled the¬†Welcome Back to Scumble River¬†series would do well to
give DIE ME A RIVER a try. I'm
already looking forward to my next visit in Scumble River!
In Scumble River, Skye investigates a suspicious
death at the local bowling alley. And with a murderer on the
loose, there‚Äôs no time to spare‚Ä¶
Skye Denison-Boyd and her husband, Wally, are meeting with
their priest to finalize the arrangements for their twins'
baptism when a loud blast rocks the rectory. Seconds later,
they discover that there has been an explosion at the town
bowling alley. Although the bowling alley was closed at the
time, there's a dead body inside, soon identified as Paige
Myler. Paige was a representative for a huge
property/casualty insurance company that many Scumble
Riverites are suing in the wake of a recent tornado.
Even with two newborns to care for, Skye can't help herself
from looking more closely into the suspicious death‚ÄĒand what
she finds is much more sinister than she ever imagined.