In High Cotton - Denise Grover Swank

In High Cotton

By Denise Grover Swank

  • Release Date: 2018-07-31
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
Score: 5
From 81 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. 


  • 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!
  • Can’t wait for the next one!

    By Smss829
    I LOVE this series and All the the Rose Ann Gardner series! You truly know how to build characters people can relate to, and fall in love with! I seriously hope you continue to grow them!
  • Amazing

    By jjettegator
    Denise has done it again. I am a fan of Neely Kate and her no nonsense attitude! There are so many ups and downs and turns of the best kind in this book. I couldn’t put it down and I can’t wait until the next one!
  • I can never get enough

    By Mauri2150
    I love this series! It’s as if you are in the story with them! Excellent writer, fabulous series!
  • A must read!! Is it November yet? 😊

    By CrazynVA
    Getting to know NK in a whole new like is unbelievable, and I love her even more for it! Plus is there ever a time where the Simmons family can’t keep looking over their shoulders? From the beginning to the end Denise keeps you on edge for what could happen next. If it isn’t the Simmons family than it’s Ms.Rose Garden herself that keeps the little town of Henryetta on its toes!
  • In high cotton

    By ms.tori
    This is a must read! So many surprises
  • Wow!

    By Amy Fullen
    This was the best Neely Kate book yet! I couldn’t stop reading it!
  • Love it! Intense!!

    By Laura-01
    Totally speechless...all I can say is, read this book, & I love Jed. Seriously!! Click to buy and begin reading. You won’t regret it. Edge of my seat reading this book.
  • Amazing!

    By Melanie_Rose94
    So i finally read and finished reading IHC last night. I have to say at least 3 things. 1). I like the fact Joe is just starting to ‘deal’ with Jed because they only have 1 thing in common, protecting NK. 2). I shouldn’t say hate but I hate Mason. He is always in someone’s business. I wonder if he gets hurt soon, I shouldn’t say that either but he needs to just lay off of Rose and NK. He’s basically starting to stalk them and that’s just wrong. 3). Kate is protective of NK in the most crazy way, I think that’s why all of this even happened with what happened to NK years ago. Wondering if Kate had to go through what NK was. I know they both lost their babies. So that’s something in common. Still trying to figure out where Kate was for 2 years when she left Little Rock. 4). I absolutely love Jed and NK together. I wonder if they will get married later on. They both help each other and so so glad they are finally happy.
  • In high cotton

    By Cris2306
    Omg this book was amazing it had so many ups and downs. I could not put the book down can’t wait for the next one