Up Shute Creek - Denise Grover Swank

Up Shute Creek

By Denise Grover Swank

  • Release Date: 2018-11-06
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
5 Score: 5 (From 752 Ratings)


Book four in the New York Times bestselling Rose Gardner Investigations series. 
Rose Gardner feels like she’s up a creek without a paddle. Her sister is dying, her secret boyfriend, James Malcolm, is struggling to protect the county underworld from an upstart drug dealer, and her ex has moved back to town with a bee in his bonnet and a mission to root out corruption in the county. To make matters worse, Neely Kate is in dire straits too—the past she’s spent years trying to forget has finally caught up to her, with horrific fallout. They’re in the thick of danger, and everyone’s quick to tell them they’d do best to hunker down and keep to themselves.
But mysteries have a way of finding Rose and Neely Kate. A mother contacts them about finding her missing teenage daughter the same day they find a different young woman stranded by the side of the road. They know they should turn down the case, just as they should ignore the signs that the woman with the broken down car is running from something, but for Rose and Neely Kate, curiosity will always have a stronger call than danger. 
Reading order:
Family Jewels (Rose Gardner Investigations #1) 
Trailer Trash (Neely Kate Mystery #1)
For the Birds (Rose #2)
Hell in a Handbasket (Rose #3)
In High Cotton (Neely Kate #2) 
Up Shute Creek (Rose #4)
Untitled (Neely Kate #3)--Late Spring


  • Up Shute creek

    By Cris2306
    Omg absolute favorite couldn’t put the book down. This has to be my favorite rose book other than the first 28 1/2 wishes
  • Love Rose and a her friends

    By Coloradogal
    I love Denise Grover Swank’s Rose Gardner series. This is no exception. She creates wonderful characters and exciting story plots. I totally recommend this book and the entire series. Also the Nellie Kate series. Do check the reading order because these books are a series.
  • Rose super fan!

    By c.edens
    I’ve been on the Rose bandwagon for quite some time. I’ve read every book over and over and there hasn’t been a single one to disappoint me yet. The rollercoaster that we go on during every book keeps me coming back for more!! I love every bit of chaos that Rose and NK bring our way. 10/10 recommend!!!
  • Amazing as always!

    By Hushpuppy53
    Once again Denise has me wanting more! This book has many twists and turns and keeps you on the edge! I’ve been team skeeter for a long time now, even more so now. Now it is time for the usual book hangover till the next one comes out.
  • Couldn’t put them down!

    By 11steph11a11seidel11
    I happened to stumble upon these series about a year ago and I have devoured every book and have preordered and counted down the days until the next one came out. These are BY FAR the best, most intriguing, leave you wanting more series (or book in general) I have ever read! I just couldn’t put them down! And y’all, I don’t usually even enjoy reading. But these had me up into the wee hours of the night just trying to get to the next chapter! Start from the very beginning 28 and a half reasons why and you won’t regret it!
  • One of the best yet!

    By ByFelicia
    This latest installment in the series blew my mind. Everything I hoped for Rose is coming to pass but at what cost? Neely Kate and Jed just may find their HEA finally. Joe is slowly but surely becoming the man we all knew he had it in him to be. Excellent writing and another amazing story by Denise Grover Swank.
  • Wonderful

    By Voicewing
    I don’t know how she does it over and over. A lot of authors who turn out multiple books, you can tell they are just filling space. Denise’s books are top shelf, full #100 EVERY SINGLE BOOK. Every single one has a complex plot that literally makes me bite my nails off, and I haven’t been a nail biter since junior high. Sooooo goood!!!
  • Amazing writer

    By Betty Foley
    The books about Rose and Neely Kate keep you on the edge of you seat. When you come to the end, you feel empty and wanting more. Denise is an amazing author. You really feel like the characters are your personal friends. Looking forward to Dirty Money.
  • Denise never disappoints!

    By Lelamh
    So many emotions all throughout this book!
  • Here We Go Again!

    By RaniJones81
    Rose and Neely Kate do not disappoint! Try as I might to stretch these books out, by the end I am loosing sleep because I simply cannot put the book down! The twists and turns this book took were amazing and I cannot wait for the next installment of shenanigans for these ladies!