Little Shop of Homicide

Little Shop of Homicide 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 fianc e this five and dime owner may find herself s

  • Title: Little Shop of Homicide
  • Author: Denise Swanson
  • ISBN: 9780451236180
  • Page: 144
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • 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 fianc e, this five and dime owner may find herself serving twenty five to life

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    1. Denise Swanson

      Denise Swanson lives in rural Illinois with her husband, classical composer David Stybr After 22 years as a practicing school psychologist, she s happiest sitting in her scree porch reading However, when the weather turns too cold, she s willing to leave the Midwest to cruise the sunny Caribbean Denise is an animal lover, but her home is currently furless, since her kitty of 20 years passed away in August of 2016 Instead, she enjoys watching the wildlife out her office window.


    1. A few years ago on a lazy Sunday afternoon I was watching some strange sport which involved horses and what appeared to be a dead animald I think at some stage all the players started shooting at each other. As I was sitting there I had what I thought at the time was a Eureka moment. I really love sushi and I really love sandwiches, so that being the case why not combine them? Wandering into the kitchen I discovered I had all the ingredients I needed cucumber, half an avocado, rice, a few packs [...]

    2. Devereaux Sinclair makes a few life-changing decisions. She quits her city job, after a huge scandal rocks her company, moves back to her small hometown in Missouri, Shadow Bend, and buys an old fashioned five-and-dime store. Dev is quite happy until her ex-boyfriend’s fiancé, Joelle, turns up dead. The murder weapon just happens to be items Dev used in a gift basket that Joelle purchased, making Dev the number one suspect.With her father already serving time in prison, Dev has no desire to j [...]

    3. I very much enjoyed this first-in-series!It is hard to imagine someone bringing back the 5 and dime shop of the 60's (or earlier). Yet if anyone can, Dev is the one, who returns to her hometown only to find there is more to running it than she thought.cially when she finds herself as a murder suspect.The characters are developed as much as necessary for their roles, and I enjoy Dev, especially when she begins to investigate to keep herself out of jail. She is funny, and brighter than many blonds [...]

    4. I like her Scumble River Mystery series. I give most books three, some four, and rarely five stars. That series has been getting three and four starts. Given that, I tried this new series. Let me make this simple: way too much "romance." Scumble series has some, but not too much (usually), this one was romance centric with some mystery. Thus, I did not like it.She took an interesting approach to the mystery thread (at least in concept). Rather than emphasis finding the murderer, she emphasized p [...]

    5. I love this series. I've been reading the authors scumble river series since the first book and love it. I was almost afraid to start this new series in case I didn't like it. I should not have been worried. Fantastic book b a fantastic author.

    6. First in a new cozy mystery series. It was okayI little too heavy on the sexual innuendo for my liking. Most cozy mysteries I have read are not so risque. If I wanted sensual I would have opted for a Harlequin romance. I may read others in the seriest certain though.

    7. I loved this book! It had me laughing and I had no idea who dunnit till the very end! Can't wait for more in the series!!

    8. Welcome to Devereaux’s Dime Store and Gift Baskets complete with a 3 stool soda fountain and a glass candy case. The best thing Dev ever did was quit the rat race, move home and buy this store.Today she is rethinking her big decision as Kansas City Detective Woods arrives before the store is even open to accuse her of murdering her ex-boyfriend’s fiancée Joelle Ayers. Just because some items from a gift basket she created were used as murder weapons didn’t mean she had anything to do with [...]

    9. A Little Shop Of Homicide is the first in a new series of A Devereaux's Dime Store Mystery.I loved this little cozy mystery with a little romance mixed in with it. Denise has started a good new series with this book . Devereaux Sinclair left her city job and bought an old Five and Dime store out in her hometown in Shadow Bend, Missouri, Devereaux Dime store and Gift Baskets. She makes up some special baskets upon request. She also has the old fashion soda fountain and candy case. She is happy to [...]

    10. When Devereaux Sinclair quits her high paying job in the city and returns to her hometown, she opens an old-fashioned dime store. She supplements this with a gift basket business that seems to be her main source of income. Unfortunately it's one of her gift baskets that get her embroiled in a murder mystery since her fingerprints were at the crime scene. A Kansas City cop who got burned in a ponzi scheme involving Devereaux's previous boss, has her in his sights and is brutally harassing her as [...]

    11. Set in a small town in Missouri, Devereaux Sinclair has opened up a five-and-dime store that sells custom gift baskets for any occasion. Dev left her six figure job to move back to her hometown and take care of her aging grandmother; however her life turns upside down when the local detective storms into her store and accusing her of murdering her ex-boyfriend’s fiancé, Joelle. The murder weapon? Special items from one of Dev’s fancy gift baskets. As Dev turns to her friends and family for [...]

    12. Devereaux, who is the new owner of a small-town gift basket/dime store and whose family and business histories have had brushes with the law, tries (along with the help of her two best friends and a possible love interest) to clear her name in the murder of her ex-boyfriend’s fiancée. This is the first in a new series. The mystery itself was okay, and it was certainly a very quick and easy read. I’ll be honest, though: I didn’t like any of the characters (especially the best friends) near [...]

    13. I have an odd quibble with this author's works which is probably totally invalid, but it is annoying that the main characters always drive a stupid car. In this one the woman keeps a totally impractical sports car. In the Scumble River series Skye Denison drives a car from the 1950s despite it being 2012 because her loved ones fixed it up for her. She drives from school to school constantly and is always encountering crime, so it's hard to believe she wouldn't want something a lot easier to care [...]

    14. Denise Swanson finally started a new series. Very good mystery even if the cast is a bit formulaic. You know protagonist with father in jail, mom run off, fiesty gramma, and several other standard cast characters. The mystery was good. The dialogue and plot were very interesting. Although the romance part was typical romance novel crossed wires. If less of the story was spent in angst over whether or not to have sec and more on they mystery it would have expected improved an already good story. [...]

    15. Little Shop of Homicide by Denise Swanson is the first book in A Devereaux's Dime Store Mystery series. Devereaux Sinclair has returned to her hometown to look after her grandmother and bought the local Dime Store, creating gift baskets as part of the business. When the fiance of her ex-boyfriend is fond killed using implements from a Valentine's Day basket created by Devereaux for her, Devereaux becomes the main suspect. I loved everything about this book. The characters were engaging and the m [...]

    16. I had read several of the Dime Store mysteries, but out of order. Each book was enjoyable, and stood on it's own as a good read. However, I decided to fill in the gaps, by starting at the beginning, and reading each story in order. I am so glad that I decided to go on this journey. This introduces Dev, her friends, and family, and provides a wonderful mystery, a touch of romance, and enough red herrings to keep me guessing till the end. This was a fun read on a cold winter day. Curl up on the so [...]

    17. I thoroughly enjoyed this book & can't wait to get my hands on the rest of the series. This is one I'll want to own every book so I can reread them. Dev , her Gran, & her BFFs Poppy & Boone are people I'd want to be friends & hang out with. The old Dime Store sounds like my kind of place. The conversations were natural & real. I love how they had snarky names for the country club ladies & the Doc. & his mom. There wasn't anything I didn't like & I look forward to [...]

    18. I started to give this book three stars but I ended up with four. I enjoyed it the more I got into the mystery. The few crude sexual comments bothered me in a cozy.

    19. 3.5 starsA fast-paced murder mystery with a hot male to make eyes at, Dev needs to solve the murder before the biased cop puts her away for it.

    20. Devereaux (“Dev”) Sinclair has moved from Kansas City 40 miles away to Shadow Bend, Missouri, population 4,028 [the residents somewhat disconcertingly called Shadow Benders], buying a local shop now called, fittingly, Devereaux’s Dime Store and Gift Baskets. Her background is also a bit disconcerting: When she was in high school, her father was involved in a DUI accident and imprisoned, her mother abandoned her, the boy who had vowed to love her for all eternity walked away, and her grandm [...]

    21. Listened/Read for Fun (Audible/Paperback)Overall Rating: 3.75Story Rating: 3.50Character Rating: 4.00Audio Rating: 3.50 (not part of the overall rating)First Thought When Finished: Dare I say that this was a steamy cozy mystery? Had a bit of a kick in the romance department *hubba hubba*Story Thoughts: Quirky, Fun, and a little outrageous is what I would call a Little Shop of Homicide. It was a fantastic afternoon read with a who-dun-it that was a little off the beaten path. It was fun, saucy, a [...]

    22. Devereaux Sinclair owns Devereaux's Dime Store and Gift Baskets, located in the small Missouri town of Shadow Bend. Dev left a job with a financial investment firm to move back to her hometown to take care of her grandmother. Unfortunately for Dev, the items from one of her gift basket creations were used to kill the fiancee of her ex-boyfriend, and now she has a cantankerous detective breathing down her neck. To make matters worse, he's got a personal vendetta against her, so putting her away f [...]

    23. Check out my other listens at Eargasms Audiobook ReviewsYeah!! Another win from my purchases on Audible!! Such a great find!! Maia Guest is a terrific narrator who really brings this story to life!! I am definitely adding her to my list of VO artist to follow! She gave me such happy ears!Now on to the story! Terrific plot that was creative and well paced. Loads of details and twist to keep you on your toes, but not so many you can't follow. The story had your attention from the very start and di [...]

    24. 2012 may just go down in history as THE year for debut novels setting up brand new series’ fiction to be introduced to the world. This fun read is Book I in what will eventually become a slew of stories titled, The Devereaux’s Dime Store Mystery series.Devereaux, commonly known as ‘Dev,’ Sinclair has purchased an old-fashioned dime store located in her hometown of Shadow Bend, Missouri. Naming it Dev’s Dime Store and Gift Baskets, she truly loves her business. Soon it is thriving and D [...]

    25. When the her grandmother's doctor tells Devereaux Sinclair that the elderly woman shouldn't live alone, Dev quits her high-stress job in the city and moves back to her hometown of Shadow Bend, Missouri (pop. 4,028). She sinks most of her savings into purchasing the local old-fashioned dime store, which she turns into Devereaux's Dime Store and Gift Baskets. She soon realizes she left her investment job at the right time, because a few months later, her former boss was arrested for running a Ponz [...]

    26. I like her other series a LOT better. I don't think this series missed too many cozy series cliches, while at the same time cultivating a decidedly non-cozy vibe. The budding relationship between the protags was totally the (cheesy romance)) 'don't you wish I could have finished these lusty scenes' routine. Seriously, if I wanted that kind of content, I'd have checked out those sorts of books. Most of the main characters showed a prodigious capacity for alcohol, some of the community reaction st [...]

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