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Dead in the Water

(2017)
(The first book in the Welcome Back to Scumble River series)
A novel by

 
 
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.

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Praise for this book

"Rejoice, Scumble River fans! Skye and Wally and the whole gang are back-and Denise Swanson proves once again that she is among the top writers of the genre. With more twists and turns than a tornado-a real tornado!-Dead in the Water is fast-paced and fun, with a smart, savvy protagonist, some truly sinister villains, a suspenseful plot, and a delightfully satisfying ending. I can't wait to visit Scumble River again!" - Kate Carlisle

"It's a pleasure for Swanson's readers to welcome back her Scumble River characters, even though she throws them into danger from the first chapter to the last. A tornado, a corpse and a kidnapping make life in Scumble River challenging for Skye Denison-Boyd as she awaits the birth of her first child, but fans of Swanson's series know she can handle it all. Swanson's strongly drawn characters and vivid descriptions make this welcome return of her Scumble River series a pleasure to read." - Sheila Connolly


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Used availability for Denise Swanson's Dead in the Water

Hardback Editions

February 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Dead in the Water (Welcome Back to Scumble River)
Author(s): Denise Swanson
ISBN: 1-4328-4535-7 / 978-1-4328-4535-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

August 2017 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Dead in the Water (Welcome Back to Scumble River)
Author(s): Denise Swanson
ISBN: 1-4926-4832-9 / 978-1-4926-4832-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

January 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Dead in the Water (Welcome Back to Scumble River Series, Book 1)
Author(s): Denise Swanson
ISBN: 1-5385-1837-6 / 978-1-5385-1837-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Dead in the Water: Library Edition (Welcome Back to Scumble River)
Author(s): Denise Swanson
ISBN: 1-5385-1836-8 / 978-1-5385-1836-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2018 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Dead in the Water (Welcome Back to Scumble River Series, Book 1)
Author(s): Denise Swanson
ISBN: 1-5385-1838-4 / 978-1-5385-1838-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Dead in the Water: Welcome Back to Scumble River, Book 1
Author(s): Denise Swanson
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   


January 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Dead in the Water: Welcome Back to Scumble River, Book 1
Author(s): Denise Swanson
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon AU   


January 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Dead in the Water: Welcome Back to Scumble River, Book 1
Author(s): Denise Swanson
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


January 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Dead in the Water: Welcome Back to Scumble River, Book 1
Author(s): Denise Swanson
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dead in the Water (Welcome Back to Scumble River Book 1)
Author(s): Denise Swanson
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU