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Murder of a Smart Cookie

Murder of a Smart Cookie, July 2005
Scumble River #7
by Denise Swanson

Signet Mystery
Featuring: Skye Denison
272 pages
ISBN: 0451215842
EAN: 9780451215840
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"Nice addition to this charming series."

Fresh Fiction Review

Murder of a Smart Cookie
Denise Swanson

Reviewed by Vicky Gilpin
Posted June 17, 2005

Mystery Amateur Sleuth

Having the summer off can be difficult for someone in the educational system, where one often needs to take jobs during the summer months as supplementary income. So finds Skye Denison, as she runs through difficult jobs all summer. One of the most torturous is helping her uncle coordinate the First Annual Route 66 Yard Sale, which seems to put the entire community on edge, pitting family against family. A natural born swindler, her uncle lets snotty television crews take over her house, okays dubious entries into the petting zoo and leaves Skye to take care of all of the troublesome messes.

Filled with the characters readers know and enjoy from previous Scumble River mysteries, the plot is easy to fall into for even the novice Denise Swanson reader.

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SUMMARY

Yard sales can bring out the worst in people. So when Scumble River school psychologist Skye Denison organizes a 100-mile yard sale, otherwise neighborly folk get downright nasty: her own mother creams a woman, and a battle of the sexes breaks out. But when her former boss is found murdered, nobody knows for sure how this cookie will crumble.


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