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Coming April 2018!
Denise Swanson: Tart of Darkness

Tart of Darkness

The first Chef-to-Go Mystery
featuring Danielle Sloan cooks up intrigue!

April 2018 from Sourcebooks

Right when Dani thinks she's hit a dead-end in her career, she unexpectedly inherits an enormous old house in a quaint college town. This gives her the perfect opportunity to pursue her true passion — cooking!

So Dani opens Chef-to-Go, preparing delicious, ready-made meals for hungry students attending the nearby university, as well as providing personal chef services and catering events for the local community. To help support her new business, she opens her home to a few students, renting them rooms and becoming almost like a big sister figure in their lives.

But just as Dani is relishing her sweet new life, the friend of one of her boarders is murdered, and Dani becomes one of the primary suspects! She'll have to scramble to clear her name and save her business before the killer reappears — perhaps to silence the new chef forever.

The first book in a brand-new series by New York Times bestselling author Denise Swanson, Tart of Darkness is a gripping mystery that won't let you go until you've turned the last page.

Sourcebooks $7.99
ISBN 978-1-4926-4839-0

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Devereaux's Dime Store Mysteries
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Devereaux's Dime Store Mysteries Denise Swanson: Devereaux's Dime Store Mysteries
 - Book 1 - Little Shop of Homicide Denise Swanson: Devereaux's Dime Store Mysteries
 - Book 2 - Nickeled-and-Dimed to Death Denise Swanson: Devereaux's Dime Store Mysteries
 - Book 3 - Dead Between the Lines Denise Swanson: Devereaux's Dime Store Mysteries
 - Book 4 - Dying for a Cupcake Denise Swanson: Devereaux's Dime Store Mysteries
 - Book 5 - Between a Book and a Hard Place Denise Swanson: Devereaux's Dime Store Mysteries
 - Book 6 - Lions and Tigers and Murder, Oh My

Scumble River Mysteries
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 - Book 1 - Murder of a Small-Town Honey Denise Swanson: Scumble River Mysteries
 - Book 2 - Murder of a Sweet Old Lady Denise Swanson: Scumble River Mysteries
 - Book 3 - Murder of a Sleeping Beauty Denise Swanson: Scumble River Mysteries
 - Book 4 - Murder of a Snake in the Grass Denise Swanson: Scumble River Mysteries
 - Book 5 - Murder of a Barbie and Ken Denise Swanson: Scumble River Mysteries
 - Book 6 - Murder of a Pink Elephant Denise Swanson: Scumble River Mysteries
 - Book 7 - Murder of a Smart Cookie Denise Swanson: Scumble River Mysteries
 - Book 8 - Murder of a Real Bad Boy Denise Swanson: Scumble River Mysteries
 - Book 9 - Murder of a Botoxed Blonde Denise Swanson: Scumble River Mysteries
 - Book 10 - Murder of a Chocolate-Covered Cherry Denise Swanson: Scumble River Mysteries
 - Book 11 - Murder of a Royal Pain Denise Swanson: Scumble River Mysteries
 - Book 12 - Murder of a Wedding Belle Denise Swanson: Scumble River Mysteries
 - Book 13 - Murder of a Bookstore Babe Denise Swanson: Scumble River Mysteries
 - Book 14 - Murder of a Creped Suzette Denise Swanson: Scumble River Mysteries
 - Book 15 - Murder of the Cat's Meow Denise Swanson: Scumble River Mysteries
 - Book 16 - Murder of a Stacked Librarian Denise Swanson: Scumble River Mysteries
 - Book 17 - Murder of a Needled Knitter Denise Swanson: Scumble River Mysteries
 - Book 18 - Murder of an Open Book Denise Swanson: Scumble River Mysteries
 - Book 19 - Murder of an Cranky Catnapper Denise Swanson: Welcome Back to Scumble River
 - Book 1 - Dead in the Water

Short Story, June 2001
"Not a Monster of a Chance"
from the anthology
   And the Dying is Easy   
(e-book only): Amazon
Novella, February 2005:
"Dead Blondes Tell No Tales"
from the anthology
Drop-Dead Blonde
(e-book only):
Amazon * Barnes & Noble
Short Story, May 2015:
A Finger in Every Lie
(e-book only):
Amazon * Kobo
Barnes & Noble
Short Story, October 2015:
All I Want for Christmas
is You...Dead

(e-book only):
Amazon * Kobo
Barnes & Noble

Many now available or coming on
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Chicago Tribune

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Music: Scumble River Legend, a Ballad for Small Orchestra by David Stybr (1 minute, © 2001)

How many book series have their own signature music? It's quirky, but so is Scumble River, Illinois.

An apt description of the hard work in the writing process, be it a novel or a symphony:
— Czech-born Austrian composer Gustav Mahler on his Symphony No. 3 in D Minor, 25 July 1896 —
     "It is as if a swimmer would have a giant distance to cover to the other side: in the beginning is absolutely no sight of the end, always water, water, which never seems to become less. And in the middle, how far and unreachable the goal still seems to us! But finally it approaches nearer and nearer, until at the conclusion the floods rapidly diminish and with a few strokes it's done!"

     [Original German: "Es ist, wie wenn ein Schwimmer eine Riesenstrecke bis ans andere Ufer zurückzulegen hätte: im Anfang ist gar kein Absehen auf das Ende, immer Wasser, Wasser, das gar nicht weniger zu werden scheint. Und in der Mitte, wie weit und unerreichbar dünkt uns noch das Ziel! Aber endlich rückt es näher und näher, zum Schluß mindern sich rapid die Fluten und mit ein paar Schlägen ist's getan!"]

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