Thirty-Six and a Half Motives - Denise Grover Swank

Thirty-Six and a Half Motives

By Denise Grover Swank

  • Release Date: 2016-05-17
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
Score: 5
From 525 Ratings


New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller!

Ninth and final book in the Rose Gardner Mystery series by Denise Grover Swank. 

Rose Gardner should be celebrating the arrest of her fiercest enemy, J.R. Simmons. But problems are like weeds—pluck one and five more spring up. Rose’s boyfriend is on the verge of leaving her for good, her best friend, Neely Kate, is grappling with marriage problems, and her sister has a devastating secret. To make matters worse, she discovers J.R. Simmons has not been neutralized. His network of allies and henchman extends further than she suspected, and J.R.’s so intent on revenge, his lackeys might just destroy Fenton County to get it for him.<br>
But the girl who once spent her days alone and afraid is now a strong, independent woman with a network of her own, including Neely Kate, Skeeter Malcolm—the reigning king of the Fenton County underworld—and other loyal friends on both sides of the law. Racing against time, they must dig up J.R.'s empire by the roots, unmasking his allies and unearthing his secrets, both the behind-the-scenes manipulation he’s been orchestrating in Fenton County for decades and the dark stains of his personal life.
If Rose succeeds, she tells herself the quiet and peaceful life she once dreamed of will be at the end of the tunnel. But her quest to destroy J.R. will require her to explore the person she has become, what she wants, and what that means for her future.


  • Bravo!

    By CeCeCross
    Love the series! Can't wait to see what Rose gets it now! Well done on the series!
  • Love

    By PrincessJB0429
    I absolutely love this series. It's like the best thing ever! Such a great author! Don't stop write about Rose Gardner!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
  • On to the next chapter.

    By Grandma PNR
    Really liked the end of the first chapter of Rose's life. Can't wait to see what waits for Keely and Rose next.
  • Love love love <3

    By Merkaba_love13
    I stumbled across this series last year and with each book the story just gets better and better. This is by far my favorite series and I hope that Rose's story doesn't end anytime soon!
  • Why?!

    By Bendyk79
    I'm so sad this is the last book in this series. But wow. Did not expect it to end the way it did. Once again Denise writes another thrilling action packed book. I've loved this entire series. But this one might by my favorite.
  • I can't wait for the next book!!!!

    By amberrrlynnnn
    This book is amazing!! With reading the whole series I've been hooked and watched rose grow! Upon reading this book I could put the book down! I was way to into it to stop reading!! This is such an amazing series!! I really hope this series gets turned into a movie!! I think it be a great success!! Overall I can't wait for what will come next!!
  • Love This Series

    By Nana to B
    I have been a fan of Rose from the beginning. Unable to put the book down because I couldn't wait to see what was gonna happen next. If you haven't already read the series please do you won't regret it. I'm soooo super excited Rose lives on in yet another series. Thank you Denise for continuing Roses journey. Can't wait
  • Dark and twisty

    By Hlgpooh
    I read this book in one sitting - I couldn't put it down. Since yesterday afternoon I have been gathering my thoughts and contemplating how to write a review without spoilers. It was a roller-coaster ride of revelations, to say the least. All the loose ends from the previous books in the series have been resolved, some very unexpectedly. The last three or four chapters are really heart-stopping. It was a somewhat dark and twisty conclusion to the Rose Gardner mysteries series, and there is no typical "happily ever after" for Rose. In all honesty, it wasn't the ending I was hoping for but I am coming to accept it. It will be interesting to see what happens with the spin-off series, and how Rose continues to grow through her next adventures.
  • Fives stars!

    By Lacey5655
    I stumbled upon this book simply by trying to find a book (in the free section) that would put me to sleep. Well I found the wrong book, this series has kept me up long into the mornings. My favorite series that I have ever read. You inspire me to read more and more. ( I'll start by reading the rest of your books first.) Definitely 5 stars.
  • Thirty-Six and a Half Motives

    By Pat13579
    Love this series. Don't want to give the ending away but especially enjoyed that someone finally got what they deserved. Many twists and turns to the storyline, enjoyable read.