In High Cotton - Denise Grover Swank

In High Cotton

By Denise Grover Swank

  • Release Date: 2018-07-31
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 324 Ratings)


Second book in the USA Today bestselling Neely Kate Mystery series, a spinoff from the Rose Gardner Investigation series. 

**NOTE: The release date has been moved from February, 2018 to July 31, 2018. 

Neely Kate’s life is finally coming together. She’s living and working with her best friend, Rose. Her newly discovered brother, Joe, has decided he’s done hiding that she’s his sister, and her new boyfriend, Jed, is everything she could have dreamed of and more. 

Only things aren’t going as well as she’d hoped. 

Neely Kate is still keeping secrets from Rose. Joe wants to introduce her as his sister at a high society dinner even though she doesn’t know the difference between a soup and a dessert spoon.  And Jed is spending more and more time away from her and won’t tell he what he’s up to. She’s worried he’s changed his mind about them, not that she’s surprised—can you build a relationship on digging up a body together?  

Now someone’s calling Neely Kate about her Ardmore secrets, and her sister Kate might be locked up on a psych ward, but she has a few surprises of her own. Neely Kate can’t help wondering if it’s time to come clean about her past with the people she loves. 

The dead body that turns up in her basement might be the kick in the pants she needs. Because the truth will set you free, or if you’re Neely Kate, land you in hot water. 


  • Fantastic!

    By Sweetsballer
    I cannot say enough about how much I love this storyline and view from this characters side. She has so many aspects and hearing her story just fills gaps! It truly is another great addition to this Rose Gardner series!
  • Better and better

    By stooooooooopppppppp wnicknames
    The Rose Gardner series and Neely Kate series gets better and better with every book. I’m reading a book a day and still cannot get enough! Even when my eyes hurt I push through because the suspense and mystery is so intriguing. I recommend these books to everyone. They’re addictive. Don’t start reading them if you have anything important to do, I can pretty much guarantee you won’t get to it.
  • In high Cotten

    By Cris2306
    Another favorite I feel like I have a personal relationship with Neely Kate. Can’t wait for the next one
  • High cotton -perfect name

    By haele520
    Neely kate is my favorite character! I love how strong she is amidst her insecurities. I can’t get enough of her. Can’t wait to read the next book!
  • Once again AMAZING!

    By Hushpuppy53
    As always Denise does not disappoint! I am so happy she put Jed and Neely Kate together as a happy couple! I absolutely love them together and can’t get enough of them. This had everything suspense, love, crime and so much more! I HIGHLY recommend all of Denise’s books she is a remarkable writer who never disappoints.
  • Boring

    By twoyummykids
    This is by far the least interesting of Denise Grover Swank’s books. It is repetitive and slow. The characters are poorly developed in this book, and the story line is thin. I do not recommend this book.
  • WOW! Neely Kate and Jed…total WOW!

    By Coloradogal
    I love this series...the Rose Gardner and Neely Kate series...they are tied together in a story line. This book focuses on Neely Kate, and loving this character I was glad to see Denise Grover Swank focus on her. One thing I love about these books is the characters grow as people...well, at least most of them do. This book is a mystery as well as a romance...and I love her boyfriend Jed...and the focus on him in this book. I recommend this book and the entire series. You really need to read the entire series in order --- otherwise it will not make a lot of sense. But this series is so worth the money and the time. I cannot recommend this book or this series too much!
  • Stop reading this and go buy this book now!

    By Macey_27
    Denise Swank Grover is an amazing author. Who writes amazing stories time after time and this book is no different. Amazing!
  • Oh My Stars and Guarders

    By JessKnitts
    Denise Grover Swank had done it again! Made me excited for the next book! I love these Neely Kate storys
  • Loved “In High Cotton”

    By Dasiesoo
    Congratulations on such a moving romantic mystery. I couldn’t wait to read it and now I can’t wait to read “Up Shute Creek”. I’m addicted to Neely Kate and Rose Gardner adventures!