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Skye Denison and the rest of Scumble River is celebrating its bicentennial in style - with reenactments, a bingo tent, and a coal-tossing contest. Best of all, the guest of honor is the town founder's great-great-grandnephew, Gabriel Scumble. But his visit turns out to be short-lived when he is found dead. The murder weapon: a pickax. Meanwhile, Skye's ex-fiancée is back in town. But is he here simply to create turmoil in her love life...or does he have a connection to Gabriel's death?
©2003 Denise Swanson Stybr (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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2 out of 5 stars
By soap123 on 07-15-13

What happended to the cozy mystery

I really enjoy Denise Swanson mysteries usually, but not this one. The point of these types of mysteries is a little escapism. This novel had to many unpleasant situations. The entire mystery is based around 3 boys attacking a young girl. Also the actual murder victim is hardly mentioned or investigated. Almost the whole book deals with the delinquent boys. Yuk not fun and very unpleasant.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Karen K on 03-05-14

Another Good Cozy

I almost didn't read Murder of a Snake in the Grass because I had read a review that said this wasn't a cozy mystery and full of unpleasantness. I have to disagree with that. I found this one to actually be lighter than many others. There is a lot of lighthearted silliness which goes on in relation to Skye and her several love interests. There are some delinquent boys but they really don't get a whole lot of screen time, just enough to remind us that school psychologist is a bad job. I don't want to give anything away but Skye finally settles on one guy by the end of the book. We finally get the backstory on Skye's failed engagement. I found the performance of Skye's ex to be sort of tedious, but I can't speak to whether the accent was accurate. I suspect accents are just not the narrator's top skill. Basically this was good and in line with the rest of the series.

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