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Book Review: Nickeled-and-Dimed- to Death by Denise Swanson

Updated on November 7, 2014
Second installment in the dime store mysteries
Second installment in the dime store mysteries

Easter Evil

With Easter right around the corner, it's time to check in on Devereaux Sinclair and her dime store as she's busy putting together special baskets of goodies and figuring out who would shoot Elise Whitmore.

As Dev is getting ready to close the store on a Saturday afternoon, Elise rushes in to sell Dev some antique chocolate molds. After looking up their value, Dev knows she has to have them since she'll more than make her money back on them. But, could she have just committed a felony by purchasing the molds? They legally belong to Elise's estranged husband and he has no idea that she's selling them.

Thus begins the second installment in Devereaux's Dime Store Mysteries. In this installment, Nickled-and-Dimed to Death by Denise Swanson, Dev's best friend, lawyer Boone St. Onge is the prime suspect.

Dev hears about his arrest while attending a fundraiser with former beau Noah Underwood. She accepted his invitation at the spur of the moment since her new love interest, U.S. marshal Jake Del Vecchio is still working undercover in St. Louis. Plus, Noah has set up a meeting for Dev to possibly make baskets for a real estate investor welcoming new occupants. Dev's not going to turn down the money and this is why she's going out with Noah. Noah, however, wants terribly to rekindle the flames from their past.

With Boone in jail, Poppy and Dev start to figure out who killed Elise. They know Boone was going to escort her to a gallery opening in Kansas City and since he was at the scene of the crime, Poppy's father suspects that he was the one who did the shooting.

After a night at the jail, the girls enlist Noah to help and when Jake pops up, he says he'll help as best as he can. Having gone years without a suitor, Dev now has two men who are lusting after her. With her romantic life in turmoil she doesn't know who she loves and the community is rooting for her and Noah.

The problems with romance!

Swanson has hit another grand slam with this installment. The characters are well written and there's never a dull moment in this page turner. Swanson takes you for a ride and just when you think you have it figured out, she takes you into another direction. This is an author who truly cares about her characters and knows when to dangle the proverbial carrot in front of the reader.

You'll have a great time with Dev and find it very hard to put the book down.


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