Wednesday, July 29, 2009
MURDER OF A ROYAL PAIN by Denise Swanson (Obsidian)
I've been reading the Scumble River mysteries since Denise began writing them, and I truly believe this is my favorite. School psychologist Skye Denison has to face her own fears when she's compelled to take part in a Halloween fund-raiser. Turns out her fears are justified when she stumbles over a body. Discovering the murderer is complicated by pushy moms battling for their daughters' being prom queen, an ingratiating new social worker, and Skye's love life—which is more complicated than usual.
If you're not already a Scumble River fan, I suggest you check out this Agatha-nominated series, beginning with Royal Pain. New readers won't miss a step—every character is introduced completely enough for you to read without question.