School psychologist Skye Denison has adjusted to the quirks of small-town life, begun a romantic relationship with Simon Reid, the sexy town coroner, and even made peace with her eccentric family. But with the week she's having, running away is starting to look good again...

It all begins innocently enough, with Skye and Simon seeking to expand their horizons by joining Scumble River's social club. That's how Skye ends up buying a week's worth of Instant Gourmet food at a "home products peddling party" hosted by Barbie Addison. Also club members, Barbie and her husband Ken maintain such perfect appearances and designer lifestyles, it's as if they're living in a toy-maker's dream world.

But when Skye stops by to pick up her food, she finds Barbie and Ken with big bows tied tightly around their necks—both dead, and not looking so perfect either. This time, Scumble River needs Skye's help in solving this disturbing double homicide. And soon, Skye finds herself juggling so many balls at home, at school, and around town, she's in danger of dropping some—with possibly deadly consequences.

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Murder of a Barbie and Ken
by Denise Swanson

November 1, 2003
ISBN #0451210727
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