Skye Denison-Boyd enjoys swimming in the school's pool,
even more so since the doctor suggested it might help
with her morning sickness. Skye hasn't announced the good
news to her family yet, but she and her new husband,
Wally, are excited about the prospect of a new baby.
Unfortunately, Skye has a disturbing run-in with the
science teacher/volleyball coach, Blair Hucksford. Skye
isn't the only one who finds Blair abrasive because someone is
angry enough to murder Blair. Skye, in her role as police
consultant and school psychologist, will have to work
together with her police chief husband if they are to
solve the murder.
I love visiting the town of Scumble River and its quirky
residents! MURDER OF AN OPEN BOOK is the eighteenth book
in the Scumble River Mystery series, and each and
every book is pure fun. Denise Swanson provides readers
with enough background on the town and the residents so
newcomers can jump right into the series. However, I
can't imagine why anyone wouldn't want to read each and
Skye is one of my favorite cozy mystery sleuths because I'm
partial to her role as a school psychologist. I enjoyed
seeing how Skye handled the school-wide crisis as she
worked with the county co-op social worker to address
both school and faculty needs. I'm hopeful we'll one
day have a social worker working side-by-side with Skye,
but in the meantime, I love the antics of Skye and her
best friend, Trixie. Skye's reactions to her hopelessly
incompetent principal, Homer, are absolutely priceless, and
I still laugh thinking about some of those scenes!
MURDER OF AN OPEN BOOK is another fun and engaging
installment in the Scumble River Mystery series.
Denise Swanson is a master at crafting likable but quirky
characters and putting them in the most unique
situations. MURDER OF AN OPEN BOOK takes a bit darker
turn than some of the prior books, but the trademark humor
is still evident throughout the story. Denise Swanson is
one of my favorite cozy mystery authors, and I'm already
eager to visit Scumble River yet again!
Skye quickly comes crashing down from cloud nine when the
body of one of her coworkers, science teacher and
coach Blair Hucksford, is found in the school swimming
The troublesome trainer was on the bad side of almost
everyone on staff and many of the girls on her team,
Skye to sort through a huge roster of suspects. Now she
figure out which wronged party was mad enough to kill, and
quicklyâ€”before someone else in town gets bumped off. . . .