Lions And Tigers And Murder, Oh My by Denise SwansonLions And Tigers And Murder, Oh My by Denise Swanson

Lions And Tigers And Murder, Oh My

byDenise Swanson

Mass Market Paperback | July 4, 2017

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Between a Book and a Hard Place comes the latest Devereaux’s Dime Store Mystery—and it packs a bite.

Opening up a dime store in her hometown of Shadow Bend, Missouri, Devereaux “Dev” Sinclair thought she’d left the wilds of city life behind her. But she’s about to discover that even rural life can be beastly. . . 

Handsome private investigator Jake Del Vecchio has rented the office space on the second floor above Devereaux’s dime store, and Dev now finds herself embroiled in his first case, which involves Gabriella Winston, the missing wife of wealthy philanthropist Elliot Winston.

Elliot is determined to open a wildlife park on the edge of town but is facing all sorts of angry opposition—including Gabriella. After the Winstons have a bitter fight, Gabriella disappears, and their house is ransacked. The authorities are quick to claim Elliot killed his wife, but Dev’s not so sure. One thing is certain: Claws are out in Shadow Bend. . . .

Denise Swanson is the New York Times bestselling author of the Scumble River Mysteries, including Murder of a Cranky Catnapper and Murder of an Open Book, and the Devereaux’s Dime Store Mysteries, including Between a Book and a Hard Place and Dying for a Cupcake. She worked as a school psychologist for twenty-two years before quitting ...
Title:Lions And Tigers And Murder, Oh MyFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 6.75 × 4.2 × 0.78 inPublished:July 4, 2017Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0451477774

ISBN - 13:9780451477774

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sixth book in A Deveraux's Dime Store Mystery series! Lions and Tigers and Murder, Oh My by Denise Swanson is the sixth book in A Deveraux’s Dime Store Mystery series. Deveraux Sinclair lives in Shadow Bend, Missouri where she owns and runs Devereaux’s Dime Store and Gift Baskets. It is October and Deveraux is working on her Halloween display when a man comes into the store looking for Jake Del Vecchio who is renting office space above Deveraux’s store for his PI practice (and he can see more of Deveraux this way). Elliot Winston is looking for his missing wife, Gabriella. Gabriella disappeared leaving behind her wallet, cellphone, car and clothing. The police are not convinced it is a kidnapping and have referred Elliot to Jake. Elliot has heard about Deveraux’s sleuthing skills and wants to enlist her help as well. Elliot is trying to open a wildlife park on land he owns outside town and his wife (along with many townspeople) object to his venture. Then Elliot receives a ransom demand. Jake and Deveraux set out to catch the kidnapper and return Gabriella to her husband. Jake takes the case and is happy to be spending time with Deveraux. Dr. Noah Underwood, Deveraux’s other love interest, is less than thrilled. When Jake asks Deveraux to go on a weekend getaway, Deveraux knows it is time to make a choice between the two men in her life. Poppy Kincaid had another brouhaha with her father, Chief Eldridge Kincaid. It is time for the them to mend the fences, and Deveraux sets out to bring them together. She is the perfect mediator since she has a good relationship with both parties. Just another ordinary week for Deveraux Sinclair! Lions and Tigers and Murder, Oh My contains well-developed characters. Deveraux is a unique woman who has intelligence, determination, loyalty, and good family values. I thought the novel contained good writing, had a nice pace and was easy to read. This cozy mystery is lively and absorbing. While Lions and Tigers and Murder, Oh My is the sixth book in this series, it can be read alone. All the background details are mixed in with the story. I do, though, recommend each book in the series. I am rating Lions and Tigers and Murder, Oh My 4 out of 5 stars. The romance element was more prevailing in this book than in others in the series. There are dinner dates and a couple of steamy make out sessions (along with lustful thoughts). I am happy that the love triangle is finally resolved (sorry I do not want to spoil it for you)! There is some mild foul language that I wish the author had no included (it is not needed). The mystery was not challenging. Most readers will solve it long before the reveal. Lions and Tigers and Murder, Oh My has all the cozy elements that make for an engaging cozy mystery novel. There is family, humor, friends, small town charm, romance, a mystery, and good characters. The story with a cliffhanger that has me looking forward to the next A Deveraux’s Dime Story Mystery tale.
Date published: 2017-07-10

Editorial Reviews

Praise for the Devereaux’s Dime Store Mysteries“Delectable. . . with a plentiful cast of suspects, this was a fast-paced page-turner of a mystery that I couldn't put down.”—Jenn McKinlay, New York Times bestselling author of the Cupcake Bakery Mysteries “[Swanson] is masterful in her storytelling.”—RT Book Reviews“Witty one-liners keep the tone light, and the secrets...will have readers intrigued.”—Kings River Life Magazine “A must-read for fans of humorous cozy mysteries with quirky characters!”—Open Book Society