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Book two in the New York Times best selling Rose Gardner Investigation series. 

Book two in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Rose Gardner Investigations series.

Rose Gardner is trying to build a new normal. One that leaves the Fenton County crime world—including James “Skeeter” Malcom, the current king—behind. Her best friend and roommate is a big part of that effort, but Neely Kate is busy building her own life anew. She disappeared for a few days, scaring the spit out of Rose—which is why Rose finds it impossible to deny her when she suggests they look for a missing parrot. Only this time Neely Kate isn’t interested in the reward money; she’s set them up to work with a cranky private investigator known as Kermit the Hermit. Rose sees it for what it is: another bid for them to become private investigators.

If nothing else, it’s a good distraction…until one of James’s nemeses, Buck Reynolds, comes calling for help. James’s brother has gone missing, and Wagner is number one on the crime king’s suspect list. Only, according to him, he’s innocent. 

Rose had promised herself she was through with the crime world, but she wants to see his James’s brother safe. Besides, can she really say no when she might be the only one who can keep order in the county?  

Reading order:

Family Jewels (Rose Gardner Investigations #1)

Trailer Trash (Neely Kate Mystery #1)

For the Birds (Rose Gardner Investigations #2)

In High Cotton (Neely Kate Mystery #2)

Mysteries & Thrillers
July 11
Denise Swank

Customer Reviews

Jehsicka ,


Rose and Neely Kate have done it again!! And my my James and Jed! Denise I am so addicted to your books I reread them all the time and I never get bored. I hope Rose and Neely Kate books never go away!

Cris2306 ,

For the birds

Rose has done it again. I love her in this book so strong and amazing

TyNelson24 ,

Hell In A Handbasket

I couldn't put this book down. I love Rose and Neely Kate! They just kept getting into things one right after the other! I was a little surprised over the ending but oh it's going to get juicier in Up Chute Creek. Can't wait to read it! I don't want the Rose Gardner Investigations to end. They are so exciting and can't wait to see what happens next!!!
Best series of books I have ever read!

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