In this delightful Scumble River Mystery, a school psychologist has her hands full after a school board sourpuss meets a bitter end... With her morning sickness finally abated, Skye Denison-Boyd is ready to pounce on the pertinent problems she faces as Scumble River Elementary School’s psychologist. After trying almost every trick in the book to aid a handful of socially awkward fourth grade boys, Skye opts for the innovative approach of pet therapy with the assistance of the local vet, a Siberian husky, and a Maine coon cat.
Unfortunately, the first session only breeds disaster and draws the ire of cantankerous school board member Palmer Lynch. But Skye’s worry over the episode changes to dread after Lynch is found dead in his home with the therapy cat hidden in his garage. With a clowder of questions unleashed, Skye finds herself dealing with a killer who isn’t pussyfooting around...
About the Author
Denise Swanson is the New York Times bestselling author of the Scumble River mystery series and the Devereaux’s Dime Store mystery series. She worked as a school psychologist for twenty-two years before quitting to write full-time. She lives in Illinois with her husband, classical composer David Stybr.
Praise for the New York Times Bestselling Scumble River Mysteries
“I enjoy every minute of every book of this series.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris
“The quintessential amateur sleuth: bright, curious, and more than a little nervy.”—Agatha Award–winning, national bestselling author Earlene Fowler
“Humor continues to be the strongest aspect of this long-running series, although it runs neck-and-neck with the smoldering romantic relationship between Skye and Wally.”—Kings River Life Magazine “[A] master of the small-town mystery.”—Crimespree Magazine “Swanson shows once again why she’s one of my favorite cozy mystery authors.”—Fresh Fiction