From New York Times bestseller Angie Fox, the second book in the USA Today bestselling Southern Ghost Hunter mysteries
A haunted library is no place for a girl who can see ghosts, but when Verity Long stumbles on a dead body in the middle of the main reading room, she has to believe someone…even a dead someone…must have witnessed the crime.
Her ghostly sidekick Frankie warns her to stay out of it. The very alive, very handsome deputy sheriff, Ellis Wydell, inadvertently places her directly in the middle of it. And her ex-fiancé, Ellis’s brother, is back with an agenda of his own.
Undaunted, Verity presses forward, uncovering scandalous secrets, long-forgotten ghosts, and a shocking trail of clues that places her directly in the path of a killer.
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Is is a fantastic series. Great mystery, romance, with a touch of Frankie. Love it!!!
I was given this book as an ARC to read for an honest review.
I was tired, my head hurt and I needed a reason to smile. Angie gave it to me with her latest edition to the Southern Ghost Hunter series. As if Verity didn’t have enough problems having had to sell everything but her home and car due to her ex-almost mother-in-law suing her for all of the wedding expenses now the ex-fiancée wants back in her good graces. He doesn’t know she has already moved on….with his brother. To make matters more complicated Verity and Melody stumble upon another murder. As Ellis states Verity doesn’t just attract trouble she has it on speed dial. When Ellis has no clues to figure out who committed the murder Verity makes use of her ghostly friend to find out what the other world knows. Danger comes from all realms and it looks like Verity’s nemesis could be the perpetrator. Fortunately Verity and Ellis figure things out, with Melody and Frankie’s help.
The Skeleton in the Closet was a fun read and a great addition to the Southern Ghost Hunter series.
The Ghost Hunter Mysteries keep getting better!
This series keeps getting better and better! Fox's clever writing brings her unlikely heroine, Verity Long, center stage once again. Her hometown's annual self-congratulatory celebration of their contributions to the South's cause in the War Between the States becomes the backdrop for another neighbor's untimely demise. The only "witnesses" to the crime? Ghosts that have remained at the murder scene since that tragic war.
With her recently discovered talent, allowing her to see and communicate with the dead, via a reluctant gangster who hasn't walked the earth alive since the 1920s, Verity calls on some old acquaintances, and some new ones, to help her reveal the all too alive and breathing culprit. It was great to see the return of her almost ex-brother-in-law Ellis, her sister Melody, the tragically abandoned at the altar, Josephine, crusty Frankie, who is more concerned about un-grounding himself from Verity's property than he is in solving a murder, and of course, precious Lucy, Verity's pet skunk.
As much as enjoy each story, as a whole, my very favorite thing about this series is that Verity rights the wrongs for the dead at the very end of the books. This small detail would make me love them, if I didn't already.
Another well written, nail biting, clever book, complete with Fox's perfect blend of mystery, brewing romance, history, nicely crafted plot, fascinating characters and poignant ending!