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The Right to Bear Charms

September 2022!
Denise Swanson: The Right to Bear Charms


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The second in Denise's new
"Forever Charmed" mystery series.

September 2022

Who says murder can't be stylish?

The whole idea of even owning a business, let alone one that had an out-of-the-ordinary sideline like producing charms for those in need, is still new to LEXIE RAVENSCRAFT. A few months ago, out of the blue, she'd received a letter informing her that she had inherited her great-aunt Pandora Ravenscraft's estate.

Unfortunately, she'd soon discovered that her old life had been one big lie and the picture of herself as a wealthy heiress was about as far from reality as her name.

Turns out, she wasn't Lexie Green, she was Alexandra Ravenscraft. And if that wasn't enough to blow her mind, she was the Ravenscraft Shield. An entity that wielded magical powers to be used for the benefit of the citizens of Echo Springs, her new hometown.

Although Lexie is beginning to settle into her new role, there is still a lot she doesn't understand. While she's aware that having supernatural skills is apparently the norm in the community, it's considered impolite, or maybe even dangerous, to ask what type of abilities her fellow Echo Springians possessed.

Which is why rescuing her mother from the Wizard of Washington, figuring out how said Wizard ended up dead, and keeping Echo Springs from the dark magic is so difficult.

Mass Market $9.99
ISBN 978-0-9861017-9-3
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Forever Charmed Mysteries
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Forever Charmed Mysteries Denise Swanson: Chef-to-Go Mysteries
 - Book 1 - A Call to Charms Denise Swanson: Chef-to-Go Mysteries
 - Book 2 - The Right to Bear Charms

Chef-to-Go Mysteries
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Chef-to-Go Mysteries Denise Swanson: Chef-to-Go Mysteries
 - Book 1 - Tart of Darkness Denise Swanson: Chef-to-Go Mysteries
 - Book 2 - Leave No Scone Unturned Denise Swanson: Chef-to-Go Mysteries
 - Book 3 - Winner Cake All

Scumble River Mysteries
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Scumble River Mysteries Denise Swanson: Scumble River Mysteries
 - Book 1 - Murder of a Small-Town Honey Denise Swanson: Scumble River Mysteries
 - Book 2 - Murder of a Sweet Old Lady Denise Swanson: Scumble River Mysteries
 - Book 3 - Murder of a Sleeping Beauty Denise Swanson: Scumble River Mysteries
 - Book 4 - Murder of a Snake in the Grass Denise Swanson: Scumble River Mysteries
 - Book 5 - Murder of a Barbie and Ken Denise Swanson: Scumble River Mysteries
 - Book 6 - Murder of a Pink Elephant Denise Swanson: Scumble River Mysteries
 - Book 7 - Murder of a Smart Cookie Denise Swanson: Scumble River Mysteries
 - Book 8 - Murder of a Real Bad Boy Denise Swanson: Scumble River Mysteries
 - Book 9 - Murder of a Botoxed Blonde Denise Swanson: Scumble River Mysteries
 - Book 10 - Murder of a Chocolate-Covered Cherry Denise Swanson: Scumble River Mysteries
 - Book 11 - Murder of a Royal Pain Denise Swanson: Scumble River Mysteries
 - Book 12 - Murder of a Wedding Belle Denise Swanson: Scumble River Mysteries
 - Book 13 - Murder of a Bookstore Babe Denise Swanson: Scumble River Mysteries
 - Book 14 - Murder of a Creped Suzette Denise Swanson: Scumble River Mysteries
 - Book 15 - Murder of the Cat's Meow Denise Swanson: Scumble River Mysteries
 - Book 16 - Murder of a Stacked Librarian Denise Swanson: Scumble River Mysteries
 - Book 17 - Murder of a Needled Knitter Denise Swanson: Scumble River Mysteries
 - Book 18 - Murder of an Open Book Denise Swanson: Scumble River Mysteries
 - Book 19 - Murder of an Cranky Catnapper Denise Swanson: Welcome Back to Scumble River
 - Book 20 - Dead in the Water Denise Swanson: Welcome Back to Scumble River
 - Book 21 - Die Me a River Denise Swanson: Welcome Back to Scumble River
 - Book 22 - Come Homicide or High Water Denise Swanson: Welcome Back to Scumble River
 - Book 23 - Body Over Troubled Waters

Devereaux's Dime Store Mysteries
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Devereaux's Dime Store Mysteries Denise Swanson: Devereaux's Dime Store Mysteries
 - Book 1 - Little Shop of Homicide Denise Swanson: Devereaux's Dime Store Mysteries
 - Book 2 - Nickeled-and-Dimed to Death Denise Swanson: Devereaux's Dime Store Mysteries
 - Book 3 - Dead Between the Lines Denise Swanson: Devereaux's Dime Store Mysteries
 - Book 4 - Dying for a Cupcake Denise Swanson: Devereaux's Dime Store Mysteries
 - Book 5 - Between a Book and a Hard Place Denise Swanson: Devereaux's Dime Store Mysteries
 - Book 6 - Lions and Tigers and Murder, Oh My Denise Swanson: Devereaux's Dime Store Mysteries
 - Book 7 - Fly Me to the Tomb

Short Story, June 2001
"Not a Monster of a Chance"
from the anthology
   And the Dying is Easy   
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Novella, February 2005:
"Dead Blondes Tell No Tales"
from the anthology
Drop-Dead Blonde
(e-book only):
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Short Story, May 2015:
A Finger in Every Lie
(e-book only):
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Short Story, October 2015:
All I Want for Christmas
is You...Dead

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Music: Scumble River Legend, a Ballad for Small Orchestra by David Stybr (1 minute, © 2001)

How many book series have their own signature music? It's quirky, but so is Scumble River, Illinois.

An apt description of the hard work in the writing process, be it a novel or a symphony:
— Czech-born Austrian composer Gustav Mahler on his Symphony No. 3 in D Minor, 25 July 1896 —
     "It is as if a swimmer would have a giant distance to cover to the other side: in the beginning is absolutely no sight of the end, always water, water, which never seems to become less. And in the middle, how far and unreachable the goal still seems to us! But finally it approaches nearer and nearer, until at the conclusion the floods rapidly diminish and with a few strokes it's done!"

     [Original German: "Es ist, wie wenn ein Schwimmer eine Riesenstrecke bis ans andere Ufer zurückzulegen hätte: im Anfang ist gar kein Absehen auf das Ende, immer Wasser, Wasser, das gar nicht weniger zu werden scheint. Und in der Mitte, wie weit und unerreichbar dünkt uns noch das Ziel! Aber endlich rückt es näher und näher, zum Schluß mindern sich rapid die Fluten und mit ein paar Schlägen ist's getan!"]

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