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Dead in the Water

A Cozy Mystery

Published: September 2017
SKU: 9781492648321

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New York Times bestselling author Denise Swanson returns to the beloved town of Scumble River and its quirky townsfolk with Dead in the Water. First in a newly revamped cozy mystery series, Dead in the Water is a gripping mystery that won't let you go until you've turned the last page.

A twister, a kidnapping, and a murder—oh my! Scumble River may never be the same.

Welcome back to Scumble River!

  • Perfect for fans of Kate Carlisle and Ellery Adams
  • For readers of cozy mysteries and small-town cozy fiction

For school psychologist Skye Denison, there's certainly no place like home. When a violent tornado shakes up the small river town, she can't see how the community will ever recover—especially since town councilman Zeke Lyons appears to have perished in the twister.

But things get even worse for Skye when her police chief husband, Wally, disappears in the midst of investigating Zeke's death. Did Zeke really die in the storm, or was he the victim of an un-welcome murder? And could Wally be next on the criminal's hit list? As evidence arises pointing to foul play, Skye will have to jump into this seemingly dead-end investigation to save her husband and her town.

Product Details

  • Mass Paperback
  • Case Count: 48
  • Series: Welcome Back to Scumble River , Book 1
"Based on this delightful entry, this cozy series should have a long, bright future." — Publishers Weekly
"Denise Swanson is one of my favorite cozy mystery authors and DEAD IN THE WATER is yet another hit from her. I love that Denise Swanson has remained true to the heart of the Scumble River characters and atmosphere in her reboot of the series. If you love quirky characters combined with a darned good cozy mystery, then don't hesitate to give DEAD IN THE WATER a try. You won't regret it!" — Fresh Fiction
"Always an enjoyable series, this is a timely tale considering all the storms and disasters the south and northwest have faced recently. It's a good mystery and a great example of how people work together when trouble hits a whole town. " — Mysteryrat's Maze - Kings River Life Magazine
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