Publisher Description

The first book the USA Today bestselling Magnolia Steele Mystery series by New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Denise Grover Swank. 

Ten years ago, Magnolia Steele fled Franklin, Tennessee after an incident that left her with hazy memories and a horror of the place where she had been born and bred. Though her abrupt departure destroyed most of her treasured relationships, she vowed never to return . . . until she has no choice. When Magnolia’s breakout acting role in a Broadway musical ends in disgrace, there’s only one place she can go. She finds herself on her momma’s porch, suitcase in hand.


Drama follows Magnolia around like a long lost friend. She reluctantly agrees to help her momma’s catering company at a party for a country music star, only to find herself face-to-face with a sleazy music agent from her past. After a very public spat, Magnolia not only finds him dead but herself center stage in the police’s investigation. Now she must scramble to prove her innocence, relying on the help of acquaintances old and new.


But the longer Magnolia stays in Franklin, the more she remembers about the big bad incident that chased her away. The past might not be finished with her yet, and what she doesn’t remember could be her biggest danger.

Mysteries & Thrillers
March 15
Denise Swank

Customer Reviews

Waughtal ,


I love the Rose series and as I waited for more books to come out. I have this series a try. It took my awhile to get into it and now I can’t put it down!

gmc9202 ,


I decided to give this series a try after falling in love with the rose gardner series. It’s no where near as good and the romance in the story is so poorly written with absolutely no build up. I haven’t gotten attached to the characters yet but I’m going to give book 2 a try because I am curious to get answers to some of the mystery in book 1.

speed reader 71 ,

Magnolia Steele Series Book 1

This book is So good!! Hooked me from the very first chapter! I can visualize everything as I read it and could really see this as a movie or TV movie!! Get the sample and begin it’ll end up buying it once you reach the end of the sample!! Can’t wait to read more of this series! Happy reader, here!

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