From New York Times bestselling author Angie Fox
Sometimes Verity Long would like to forget that she lives with the ghost of a 1920s gangster. But the reluctant housemates must once again work together when a dead detective blackmails Frankie into helping him solve a Great Gatsby-era cold case. Before she can say “bathtub gin,” Verity is dragged straight into a raging, otherworldly house party. Worse, every guest is hiding something.
Meanwhile, Ellis Wydell, Verity’s living, breathing boyfriend needs Verity’s help with a police case of his own. After a dead body is discovered near the pecan orchard, Verity gives her insights, thinking her job is done. But when mysterious pecan pies start arriving at her house, she wonders who might be thanking her…or stalking her.
Between hard-living ghosts and sugar-laden desserts, Verity has her work cut out for her. But will she uncover the secrets behind the pecan pies and dead guys? Or has she stumbled upon a recipe for disaster?
What Reviewers are saying…
5 Stars! “I could not put this down.”
5 Stars! “The setting was in a fabulous mansion with glamorous characters, the story was complex, and as usual Verity and Frankie were up to their ears in suspects.”
5 Stars! “I had such a difficult time holding back the tears. It hit me to the core and felt like I was sitting there witnessing it all myself instead of reading about it. I went back and re-read the ending over and over!”
5 Stars! “One of the best series I've ever read.”
Rating: Clean and Wholesome
Paranormal Cozy Mystery Romance (with a cute pet skunk!)
Still yet to write one that I hate
This book, cute, funny a bit, engrossing- kept me reading and at full attention.
Angie Fox is quickly becoming a writer I love to read inbetween my horror books.
Fantastic Murder Mystery
Who knew that the afterlife could influence the lives of so many of the people who live in this little community. The series started with Southern Spirits where Verity discovers that her fiancé is cheating on the eve of her wedding. Verity quickly finds herself out of work and penniless due to the maneuvering of her ex’s mother. All the books in this quirky series follow the adventures of Frankie, a gangster ghost; Lucy, the skunk; and Verity, our unique sleuth and problem solver. This new book in the series opens with an unresolved problem from the previous book, Murder on the Sugarland Express. Verity and Frankie must help a long dead Police Detective solve a case or else the consequences could be dire not only for Frankie but for his new love, Molly, his cadre of fellow gangster ghosts, and for Verity’s home. The previous book had seen a halt in the war between Verity and her ex fiancé’s mother but Beau is now showing signs of breaking away from his mothers influence. This leads to the mother believing that Verity is corrupting Beau. The dramatic relationship challenges that erupt based on the plot developments as the characters struggle through unexplained murder, poisoning, and police intimidation. These layers of complexity are in each and every book of this series with this book providing more depth and details to characters and community. I enjoyed this book especially the expansion of Beau. I received an ARC. I would highly recommend this book.
A little too slow
I really wanted to love this book. It’s been my least favorite so far. I’d love to read more with Ellis and Verity as a couple. He was barely in this book.