Southern Spirits (Southern Ghost Hunter Series #1)

Southern Spirits (Southern Ghost Hunter Series #1)

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by Angie Fox
     
 

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When out of work graphic designer Verity Long accidentally traps a ghost on her property, she's saddled with more than a supernatural sidekick-she gains the ability see spirits. It leads to an offer she can't refuse from the town's bad boy, the brother of her ex and the last man she should ever partner with.

Ellis Wyatt is in possession of a stunning historic

Overview

When out of work graphic designer Verity Long accidentally traps a ghost on her property, she's saddled with more than a supernatural sidekick-she gains the ability see spirits. It leads to an offer she can't refuse from the town's bad boy, the brother of her ex and the last man she should ever partner with.

Ellis Wyatt is in possession of a stunning historic property haunted by some of Sugarland Tennessee's finest former citizens. Only some of them are growing restless-and destructive. He hires Verity to put an end to the disturbances. But soon, Verity learns there's more to the mysterious estate than floating specters, secret passageways, and hidden rooms.

There's a modern day mystery afoot, one that hinges on a decades-old murder. Verity isn't above questioning the living, or the dead. But can she discover the truth before the killer finds her?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781939661210
Publisher:
Angie Fox
Publication date:
01/13/2015
Series:
Southern Ghost Hunter Series , #1
Pages:
268
Sales rank:
241,677
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.61(d)

Meet the Author

New York Times bestselling author Angie Fox writes sweet, fun, action-packed mysteries.

Her characters are clever and fearless, but in real life, Angie is afraid of basements, bees, going up stairs when it's all dark behind her, and (her friends have way too much fun with this one) puppets.

Angie lives in St. Louis, with her football-addicted husband, two kids, and Moxie the dog.

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Southern Spirits 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 83 reviews.
JanisHill More than 1 year ago
Highly addictive, could barely put it down. Yes, it had my “one more chapter” going until well past 1am for the few days it took me to read it. Not so good when my alarm goes off at 6am to get the morning school run done. Thankfully it was light, easy and quick read too so that I haven’t had too many late nights. I really liked this book. So much so I’m going to see if I can get my hands on some more of Angie Fox’s series and see if they’re just as good. Why do I like it? Sarcastic, slightly smart mouthed, strong willed female main character with a little bit of light mystery and a touch of the supernatural. Need I say more? So the initial allure of it reminding me of Mary Janice Davidson paid out as it is very similar to her vampire and mermaid series (I’ve not gotten my hands on her werewolves yet). The characters were engaging, the southern setting as charming as it was meant and the storyline a nice, easy read. It wasn’t a deep and meaningful storyline, which was good as I was after something light and this fit the bill perfectly. I also liked you could have a supernatural story with a cute guy in it that didn’t automatically lead to automatic romance or pages and pages of graphical sex. I’m not a prude and there are times and places enough for romance and books riddled with graphical sex scenes… it was just nice to be able to read a light hearted supernatural book that was totally free of them too. It’s rarer and rarer to find a decent, well written book with a supernatural genre where romance, love triangles and graphical sex are shoved in it to sell it. So thank you Ms Fox for giving me this in a great book. If you’re a fan of urban fantasy/ supernatural that doesn’t take itself too seriously and a bit of cosy crime fiction – I highly recommend you check Southern Spirits out. I’m really looking forward to reading the next in the series… when I can get my hands on it. If you’re a fan of authors like Mary Janice Davidson, Katie MacAlister and even Kim Harrison – you will enjoy this book. I need to read a few more of Ms Fox’s books, but I’m pretty sure I’ll be adding her to my list of favourite authors of this genre along with these other three fantastic authors. 4 out of 5 stars. It was an enjoyable and addictive read.
ajenkins979 19 days ago
I really loved this story!! I can't wait to start on book 2! This is more than just a ghost story, or ghost hunting! This has ghost stories, a little bit of romance, sisterly bond, a pet skunk and and lots of humor. To be honest, it could get a little spooky. But definitely a great change of pace for me. This got me out of my reading funk for sure!
Anonymous 7 months ago
Please tell me if this is a childrens book bc i wanna get this for my 11 year old so plz tell me if it is appropriate and does not have anything to do with sex. Thx ~B&N EMPLOYI
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Tangen 11 months ago
Found this on BookGorilla for cheap, and it was so good that I want more of this series! Local graphic designer gets on the wrong side of local *royalty* and is now penniless, has good friends and supportive family, but has a pet skunk (?). Next, she acquires the ghost of a gangster from the Prohibition era, and attracts the unwilling attention of a local deputy who has unwillingly come to believe that a ghost is causing destruction in the former distillery he is renovating, and he wants to hire her ghost whispering services. There's lots more, including murder, attempted murder, more ghosts, and real danger from a live perp. Mystery and suspense for sure, but lots of humor and no real horror or gratuitous erotica.
CozyFan2014 More than 1 year ago
A Terrific Cozy! (Not sure why some readers "loved" the book but didn't rate it 5 stars) This book is about a young woman who, due to disturbing someone's ashes and needing a quick $20k to save her ancestral home, finds herself a reluctant ghost hunter/mystery solver. Verity, the protagonist, is a believable, likable character whose reactions to paranormal events most readers can relate to. She's also got a great sense of humor. The other characters in her world are very typical of Southern small-town folk. The reviewer who was frustrated with Verity not standing up for herself when the whole town has taken a dislike to her has clearly never lived in a small, Southern town. This is how it is, even today, and even in such "big cities" like Jackson MS or Memphis TN. This is exactly how the people interact, and "standing up to them" requires a great deal of energy/sarcasm/passive-aggression, as just telling someone off will make things 1000 times worse. That's just how it is, darlin', bless your heart! I found the interactions between Verity and her ex's brother both realistic and refreshing, with none of the bodice-ripping silliness that so many (not very talented) cozy writers add to their stories. And, now that I've mentioned bodices, I really appreciated this character dressing like a normal human being, like the rest of us. So many times a cozy writer has the character wearing 6" heels, a short skirt, "just a whisper" of lip gloss, and magical hair that can be pinned up in a second...and then later has the character running easily in those heels without a problem. The author does not dwell on the character's looks, which I'm sure many more readers than just I appreciate - especially all of us old bats over 55. I am much more interested in how the character thinks, and in the story, than how the character looks and how fashionable her clothes are. Verity has depth to her! All in all, a great read, and even had a few scary parts (this is the first cozy I have ever read that elicited that reaction from me, so I was impressed). I can't wait for the next book. Oh, and I did NOT receive a free copy for my review - I paid for my Nook book. It is worth much more than I paid for it.
Thorra More than 1 year ago
We have an excellent writer with a story line with a twist. Verity Long stands her fiancée up at the alter but he deserves it. The not mother-in-law wants restitution for an elaborate reception to the tune of $20,000. Verity ends up selling off parts of her heritage but the twist develops the day of the yard sale. The vase which is an urn has the remains of a relative of her ex. She spreads some of the ashes in her yard and now is able to see ghosts. In her pursuit to pay off the big debt the ghost helps her find some money which could pay off her reception debt. She gives the money to the rightful owner and borrows some to delay having to sell her home. The twist gets better when the savior to help paying off her debt comes in the form of her exes older brother who is the sheriff. I love the beginnng of the twist and I am ecstatic that next part of the twist lead to romance. The ghost is helpful and funny. Lucy is tiny but cute and the story is awesome!
Bonnie1800 More than 1 year ago
Wasn't sure how I'd like this book, but since Angie Fox is one of my favorite authors I knew I had to try it and I loved it. Verity Long has lost her job, most of her belongings, her jerk of an ex-fiancé, and is about to lose her house. So, she decides to take an urn, one of her last belongings, outside to dump the contents and hose it out, but she winds up trapping a ghost to her property. This isn't just any ghost though. Frankie is an old timey gangster who wears a panama hat, loves big band music, and gives Verity the ability to see ghosts. When her ex-fiance's brother (a hunky cop named Ellis) offers her enough cash to save her homestead in return for ridding his fixer upper of a restaurant of an angry ghost, she grabs her bag, Frankie's urn (that's how he travels with her), makes sure Lucy (her pet skunk) is situated at home, and rushes head first into Ellis's restaurant not expecting to find a very angry poltergeist. What happens as Verity discovers more about ghosts, that Ellis is more than just a cute cop, that Frankie is a good friend, and the real mystery surrounding Ellis's property is a whirlwind book that I couldn't put down. Can't wait to read the next book in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just finished all 3 of the Southern ghost books. Now I'm waiting for her new one in this deridd.
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Enjoyed very much. Lighthearted with a snarky voice from our heroine. Well done.
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
A cozy mystery with humour, romance, ghosts, and some plot twists that will keep you interested to the end. This is the first book in the Southern Ghost Hunter Mystery series. Verity Long recently left her fiance, Beau Wyatt, at the alter when she found out he tried to attack her sister. Because he is a member of the town's richest family, they sued her and she is now paying them back for the reception costs. She has sold everything she has and is about to put her ancestral home on the market when she meets up with Frankie, the ghost of her ex-fiance's great-uncle. The adventures begin when he tells her how she can get money to save her home and do not end until she hooks up with the younger brother, Ellis Wyatt, who is not only a town policeman, but the owner of a haunted property that is central to the story. The Colonel, a young woman named Joy and Hale Wyatt all make appearances as ghosts and help Verity and Ellis love the mystery surrounding the Carriage House and Distillery. I started this book last night and only put it down when I started to fall asleep, but finished this morning. It was a great story and I can't wait to start the second one. I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You will enjoy thetrials and antics of Verity. You will love the series. I can't wait for the next one.
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A really fun read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looking forward to the next book
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had never read anything from this author before. I will definitely be reading more in the future!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a fun, witty read. It has great characters, and a suspenseful storyline. I purchased the next novella as soon as I finished this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun, easy book to read. I really enjoyed it. Well thought out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great read. So glad I tried out this author. I love that it held my interest without any sex scenes. So clean that my 14 year old daughter could read it. Over 200 pages on my Nook Tablet. ...........................................................................................
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was excellent! I love Verity. She is a great character and I love that she wants to keep her grandmothers house. I like Ellis too. I hope the ex gets his come-uppance though. The mystery behind this has a happy ending, but it took my by surprise! I can not wait to read the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So glad I discovered this new to me author/series!