Monday, June 7, 2010

41. Murder of a Royal Pain by Denise Swanson

Imagine my surprise when I discovered that I'd missed a new book by one of my favorite cozy mystery authors. While browsing at the bookstore I noticed that there was not one but two books I hadn't read in the Scumble River series. I immediately checked this one out of my local library and flew through it. I give Murder of a Royal Pain an A-.

From Amazon:
When school psychologist Skye Denison stumbles over the body of pushy “Promfest” chairperson Annette Paine during a Halloween fundraiser, it looks like a clear-cut case of promicide. Annette was not the only prom mom desperate to see her daughter crowned queen. But she was also wearing the same witch costume as Skye, so which witch was the intended victim?

I so enjoy this series. I love Skye and the attitude that she has of being happy with herself and making no excuses. Maybe because I work in schools I enjoy seeing the situations she puts herself in because of her job, but returning to Scumble River is always enjoyable. While maybe not the most suspenseful books, I always know I am in line for a pleasant way to pass an afternoon. If you haven't read any books from this series and enjoy cozies, I would highly suggest you check them out!


6 comments:

Staci said...

This sounds like a great cozy series to dive into for sure. Don't you love it when you see that you're behind and can find just what you need at the library??? I love libraries!

向花 said...

絕不要羞於承認自己不知道的事。 ..................................................

Literary Feline said...

This does sound like a fun series. I really need to read more cozies. I could use something light and fun.

宛AshleyRemley1218儒 said...

量力而為,別勉強了,Cut your coat according to your cloth...................................................

esthermelvin said...

外表往往與事實本身不符,世人卻容易被表面裝飾所欺騙了 ..................................................

stacybuckeye said...

This series is new to me, but I'm making a note of it now!