Murder of a Royal Pain by Denise Swanson is the 11th book in the Scumble River mystery series. Publisher: Signet, April 2009

When school psychologist Skye Denison stumbles over the body of pushy promfest chairperson Annette Paine during a Halloween fund-raiser, it looks like a clear-cut case of promicide. Annette was not the only prom mom desperate to see her daughter crowned queen — and her skirt-chasing hubby is no prince either.

Skye’s anxious to investigate, but she keeps getting sidetracked by the overeager new social worker at school and also by her beau’s emotional distance. Still, one question haunts her: Since Annette Paine was wearing a witch costume identical to Skye’s, which witch was the intended victim? Will Skye realize too late that finding this killer is a matter of her own life and death?

I enjoyed this book.  It was good to revisit the people of Scumble River and the mystery was interesting even though I suspected identity theft was a result of the villan’s action.  My rating: 3.5 stars

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