Hell in a Handbasket - Denise Grover Swank

Hell in a Handbasket

By Denise Grover Swank

  • Release Date: 2018-04-17
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
Score: 4.5
From 545 Ratings


Book three in the New York Times Bestselling Rose Gardner Investigations series.

They say the road to hell is paved in good intentions, and Rose Gardner can’t shake the notion she’s headed there in a handbasket. She feels responsible for the death of a woman she tried—and failed—to save with her visions, and though she intends to do the “right” thing and tell James Malcolm she can’t possibly accept his offer of a relationship, she hasn’t yet mustered the strength. Worst of all, her sister is terminally ill, and there isn’t a thing she can do to save her.

When a new case falls into Rose’s lap, she eagerly shifts her attention to someone else’s problems—except it’s Henryetta, and every person, and problem, is somehow connected. The case will bring her back into contact with James, whom she still hasn’t answered, and force her to confront her past in other unexpected ways.
Meanwhile, Rose and Neely Kate find themselves playing host to an unlikely house guest. Helping the stranger may require them to become more entangled with the crime world, something Rose knows she should avoid. She and Neely Kate have the very best of intentions, but are those intentions ushering them down a path they can’t easily leave?


  • Cannot get enough

    By Tinasb
    I cannot get enough of this series!
  • One of My favorites!

    By Dcsmom12
    This book is amazing, as is the rest of the series! I loved this book so much I cried at the end! I can’t wait for the next one!
  • Another great book

    By Silly girl61
    I haven’t been disappointed by any of this authors books. She keeps me longing for more and waiting to read the next book.
  • Absolutly love Rose & James

    By Jazzforshort
    Love all series with Rose
  • In High Cotton

    By KatieM215
    I love the Rose Gardener Series! Denise Grover Swank does a wonderful job of describing characters, scenes and feelings. I find myself re-reading parts that bring emotional connection. I can’t wait to read the next!
  • I hope they never stop.

    By LRN01
    I’ve read these novels for years, and never tire of them. I am SO elated the book went how I desperately wanted it to go this time. I’m So invested in these characters, I legitimately hope this continues to carry on for many more years. The way Denise writes the characters and each novel.. she is just brilliant. Never a dull moment. Thank you for writing such an amazing series.
  • Hell in Handbasket

    By sweetpea520
    I’ve enjoyed every book written about Rose and Neeley Kate. I know Rose is where she needed to be. Nov. can’t get here soon enough. I’m ready for the next book!!
  • Rose is Bad*** and so is her story

    By Mscakes93
    I’m begging you if you haven’t read any of these books get on it!! You will not be disappointed. Denise has done it again. Rose and Neely Kate (my favorite!!) are solving mysteries and becoming PIs. Rose is having some trouble in the love department but hopefully it works it’s self out. Just read the books people.
  • Not a modern day Fairytale

    By 😊♥️😊
    I enjoyed reading this second book in her series because I could relate to her main characters. They aren’t perfect, they have flaws which makes them real. I enjoy a good romance and a fantasy, but woven in the murder plot are characters that make up the romantic fantasy! Their lives intertwine with each other... they all have secrets, but they respect each other’s privacy. These people could be my friends, my reality! Rarely do I interact with the characters, but I find myself doing that with the characters in this story. Thank you for writing so real!
  • Hell in a Handbasket

    By Kari128
    Loved this book!!!!! Especially the two main characters, Rose and James. Looking forward to the next book in the series!