Murder of a Sweet Old Lady by Denise Swanson is the second book in the Scumble River Mystery series. Our heroine in this series of cozies is Skye Denison, a public school psychologist. The murder in this series again hits close to home for Skye, this time the victim is her elderly grandmother. Skye again has personal stakes in seeing this crime solved, even if the culprit was someone in her own family.
The police chief and Skye’s boyfriend/coroner Simon are willing to give her some help on this one, seeing as it was her grandmother that was killed. What the police chief isn’t willing to give Skye, her mother can get through her job as police dispatcher.
Skye would like to take time off from her job at the schools after her grandmother’s death, but ends up still having to go in most days for emergency meetings. We again get a good look at what it’s like to be a psychologist for the public school system, in this fictional small town at least.
I enjoyed this second book in the Scumble River mysteries as much as the first. Denise Swanson has created a nice cast of characters, and captured the small town feel. I’m going to give Murder of a Sweet Old Lady, 2 bookmarks.