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2014
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To make a little extra coin, Devereaux "Dev" Sinclair opens up her five-and-dime store to local clubs, but when a visiting poet's dead body is found outside her front door, she takes it upon herself to find the killer. Original. 75,000 first printing. - (Baker & Taylor)

To make a little extra money, Devereaux "Dev" Sinclair opens up her five-and-dime store to local clubs, but when a visiting poet's dead body is found outside her front door, she investigates in order to find the killer. - (Baker & Taylor)

Opening an old-fashioned five-and-dime shop in her small Missouri hometown has been a great change for Devereaux ?Dev” Sinclair. But when she hosts a reading group there, she learns that bad writing can mean life or death.

To keep her new business in the black, Dev opens up her shop to local clubs. But in the first meeting of the Stepping Out Book Club, the speaker storms out after members attack his poetry’s sexism and scorn for small towns. Later that night, the poet’s body is found outside Dev’s store.

Dev can’t afford for the murder to close her down, so she does a little stepping out of her own to investigate, with help from her two sexy suitors, Dr. Noah Underwood and Deputy U.S. Marshal Jake Del Vecchio. But when the killer threatens Dev, they will have to use every trick in the book to solve the case before she becomes the final chapter in this murder mystery.?
Includes a sneak peek at the next Scumble River Mystery!
- (Penguin Putnam)

Opening an old-fashioned five-and-dime shop in her small Missouri hometown has been a great change for Devereaux “Dev”Sinclair. But when she hosts a reading group there, she learns that bad writing can mean life or death.

To keep her new business in the black, Dev opens up her shop to local clubs. But in the first meeting of the Stepping Out Book Club, the speaker storms out after members attack his poetry’s sexism and scorn for small towns. Later that night, the poet’s body is found outside Dev’s store.

Dev can’t afford for the murder to close her down, so she does a little stepping out of her own to investigate, with help from her two sexy suitors, Dr. Noah Underwood and Deputy U.S. Marshal Jake Del Vecchio. But when the killer threatens Dev, they will have to use every trick in the book to solve the case before she becomes the final chapter in this murder mystery.…

Includes a sneak peek at the next Scumble River Mystery!

- (Random House, Inc.)

Author Biography

Denise Swanson is the author of the Devereaux’s Dime Store Mystery series, and theNew York Times bestselling Scumble River Mystery series. She lives in Illinois with her husband, classical music composer David Stybr, and their cool black cat, Boomerang. - (Penguin Putnam)

Denise Swanson is the author of the Devereaux’s Dime Store Mystery series, and theNew York Times bestselling Scumble River Mystery series. She lives in Illinois with her husband, classical music composer David Stybr, and their cool black cat, Boomerang.
- (Random House, Inc.)

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Dev ("tough chick") Sinclair—now hosting a book club—is stunned when a guest poet is killed outside her store. Three's the charm in Swanson's fresh, new series (after Nickeled-and-Dimed to Death) set in Missouri.

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