Murder of the Cat's Meow (Mass Market)

A Scumble River Mystery

By Denise Swanson

Berkley, 9780451237811, 272pp.

Publication Date: September 4, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Library Binding, Large Print (12/1/2012)

List Price: 7.99*
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New York Times Bestselling Scumble River Series

When ex–Vegas showgirl and local business owner Bunny Reid starts an online dating service called Cupid’s Cat’s Meow, out-of-town visitors flock to her bowling alley for the speed dating and cat show events that she hosts to bring in extra cash. Bunny’s scheme sounds harmless enough, but school psychologist Skye Denison knows all too well that an influx of strangers in Scumble River always spells trouble….

Meanwhile, Skye is convinced that her house is haunted and is afraid her fiancé, police chief Wally Boyd, won’t move in until the ghost moves out. But ghost-hunting takes a back seat when Skye is called to the bowling alley, where a riled up contestant is choking a cat show judge for insulting his feline. Skye breaks up the scuffle, but the next morning the judge’s dead body is found, strangled with a cat toy. Now Skye must solve this purrplexing mystery—and show a devious killer that her sleuthing skills are the cat’s meow.

About the Author

Denise Swanson is the author of the Devereaux’s Dime Store mystery series, which launched in March 2012 with Little Shop of Homicide, and the New York Times bestselling Scumble River mystery series. She lives in Illinois with her husband, classical composer David Stybr, and their cool black cat, Boomerang

Praise For Murder of the Cat's Meow: A Scumble River Mystery

“I enjoy every minute of every book of this series.” —#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Charlaine Harris

“Endearing…quirky…a delight.”—Chicago Tribune

“A trip to Scumble River is like visiting with old friends.”—The Mystery Reader

“Swanson is a born storyteller.”—CrimeSpree Magazine