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Publisher's Summary

Dev Sinclair is the happy new owner of the old-fashioned shop in her small Missouri town. But if she doesn't focus on finding the killer of her ex's fiance, this five-and-dime owner may find herself serving 25 to life.
©2012 Denise Swanson Stybr (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Beatrice on 03-18-12

If you like mystery you Must read this one

I have not read a book this good in a while. Devereaux Sinclair has moved back to the small town she grew up in to help her grandmother who is sick. She gets pulled into a murder investigation when a gift basket she created is found at the murder scene. The story is realistic and fun. The characters are enjoyable. The dialogue is fun and witty. The mystery was solved at the end of the book by the author and not me. If I could give it 10 stars I would. The only thing I do not like is that I have to wait while for the next book in the series.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Brenda on 06-16-12

Definitely not what I expect from Denise Swanson!

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I don't know. I have been listening to the Scrumble River series and thought I might also enjoy this. I enjoy mysteries, but this had a lot of throbbing body parts, touches that sent shivers down someone's back, and other things that you don't usually find in a good mystery. Another reviewer was correct when she said it was 1/3 mystery and 2/3 sappy. I think Ms. Swanson may have been trying to make it sexy, but failed miserably.

Has Little Shop of Homicide turned you off from other books in this genre?

Not the cozy mystery genre, but I'm not really sure what genre this belongs to. I definitely will not check to see if there is another book in this series.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment! I enjoyed the Scrumble River series from Denise Swanson and hoped this would be as good. It seems that Denise Swanson is trying to go in a steamier direction.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Loves Reading on 04-02-14

Very Enjoyable Cosy Mystery

I really enjoyed this story. I'm a fan of romance and cosy mystery and this book combines the two. I didn't guess who the murderer was, although my list of possibles included the perp. Devereaux was a likeable main character with an interesting history. I enjoyed Jake, and Noah, Dev's ex high school sweetheart, was interesting. I imagine he will become more important in future books in the series. If you like cosy mystery with a romantic subplot, you'll definitely enjoy this one. My only reservation was the voice artist. She was quite good but could have been better. I found it a bit weird that she gave one of the female characters a deeper voice than the men.

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