Thirty-Four and a Half Predicaments - Denise Grover Swank

Thirty-Four and a Half Predicaments

By Denise Grover Swank

  • Release Date: 2015-04-28
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
Score: 4.5
From 707 Ratings


Book seven in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling Rose Gardner Mystery series. 

**Includes Thirty-Four and a Half Predicaments bonus chapters

Rose Gardner hates seeing her normally flamboyant best friend Neely Kate struggle with depression. So when Rose stumbles onto a piece of evidence indicating her birth mother might have been involved in a crime, she does the one thing guaranteed to cheer Neely Kate. She convinces her friend to help her solve a mystery. Though their penchant for investigating has gotten them into plenty of pickles in the past, what can go wrong if they’re looking into a case that went cold a quarter of a century ago? But the deeper they dig, the more dirt they unearth. 

While she’s busy unraveling the past, Rose must also reprise her role as the Lady in Black as part of her ongoing agreement with the king of the Fenton County underworld. In so doing, she discovers a mysterious enemy is intent on attacking her friends, and her assistant DA boyfriend might be next on the list. 

As both situations reach a boiling point, Rose must face the possibility that certain secrets were meant to remain buried and not even her special talent can get her out of every predicament.


  • Dark and Twisty...

    By Hlgpooh
    My heart aches for Neely Kate in this novel. Rose's world has become very dark as we discover more about JR Simmons's reach into manipulating the lives of the citizens of Southern Arkansas. Rose is determined to prevail and save her friend from the depression she has sunk into after losing her babies. So far this is the darkest of the Rose Gardner novels, but it was no less riveting and I think it makes the character more believable. As Rose is no longer sheltered in her 'cocoon' she has been forced to deal with serious issues. It shows the perseverance of the heroine and demonstrates her love and devotion to her friends. Excellent installment to the Rose Gardner series.
  • Read this series

    By bengalfan78
    I have the biggest book hangover!!! I don't know if I can't wait to November to find out what happens. this book was pure awesomeness!!! it was everything you expect of a Rose Gardner book. I love Rose and Neely Kate's friendship and is one of my favorite parts of the book. To see Rose just being their for her friend as she is going through a hard time was wonderful. I think they should open up their own private detective agency if the landscaping business doesn't work! This book just brought out so much emotions and that cliffhanger had me screaming, crying and wanting to throw my kindle. I can't wait to read more and to see how this whole JR solution will get resolved
  • Just keeps getting better!!!

    By Dagmabbit
    Love this series! Denise this the best. I haven't lost interest in this series since page 1 of book 1. I hope more books keep coming.
  • Wonderful

    By Hushpuppy53
    I think Rose Gardner is my favorite book character EVER!!! You can't help but get sucked into everything she does and gets into!!!!
  • Impressive

    By Sierra82614
    I am impressed with each novel and the authors ability to keep it interesting without dragging on. I can't wait to read the next installment!
  • Beautiful

    By @lxeah
  • Rose Gardner Series

    By Cand94
    This is by far one of the best series I have ever read. Each book keeps getting better and better. I have no idea what I am going to do for two months while I wait for the next book. I hope this series goes on for a long time. Absolutely love this series!
  • I couldn't put it down

    By Davenport stories
    From laying in bed at night till the son started sneaking its way in. I was captivated throughout the whole book. I have been a follower since the beginning and this book finaly started serving answers I craved since the beginning. The characters are to die for. The story plot through all the books keep you engaged. I can not wait for the next one.
  • November is too far away!

    By Cader waster
    Best one so far! Cannot wait until November!

    By Ana bermude
    This is the best series of books I have EVER read in my entire life. I would love to see these characters come to life in a TV show. I can not stop reading and I will not stop reading. Denise Grover Swank is a genius and I would recommend this series to everyone I know 10 times over.