Southern Ghost Hunter Series: 5th Anniversary Special Edition

Southern Ghost Hunter Series: 5th Anniversary Special Edition

by Angie Fox

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New York Times bestseller Angie Fox celebrates 5 years of the Southern Ghost Hunter series with a limited edition boxed set of the first three stories in the series, along with never-before-seen additional content, including deleted scenes, original art, an inside look at the characters, and a behind-the-scenes peek at how the series came together.

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Southern Spirits
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.

A Ghostly Gift
Verity Long doesn't want to see ghosts, and she'd rather not let anyone know her little secret, either. But when a restless spirit stirs up trouble in her friend's resale shop, Verity and her very new, very dead gangster friend team up to learn what is really happening.

The Skeleton in the Closet
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.

What reviewers are saying...
5 Stars! "I fell in love with this series from the first book!"
5 Stars! "I could not put it down (ended up reading all night long midnight till 3am)."
5 Stars! "I loved the heroine because she is gutsy and quirky, definitely not a wilting flower, and I am super excited about where her story is going."


*This edition contains never-before-seen material and will be available for a limited time.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940162797234
Publisher: Moose Island Books
Publication date: 01/16/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 27,113
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today 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, and going up stairs when it is dark behind her. Let’s face it. Angie wouldn’t last five minutes in one of her books.

Angie is best known for her SOUTHERN SPIRITS™ mysteries, and for her ACCIDENTAL DEMON SLAYER books. Visit her at www.angiefox.com.

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Southern Ghost Hunter Series: 5th Anniversary Special Edition 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Lysandra Penney 3 months ago
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Cali-Jewel 3 months ago
Highly entertaining, fun, engaging collection of emotionally thrilling adventures filled with exciting charters, witty banter, heart racing twists and thrilling turns. Really enjoyed all three of these edge of your seat adventures. Fun and thrilling stories.
Cris Bardan 3 months ago
I can't believe it's been 5 years since this story came alive! I'm so happy it did and it was so nice to make a re-read about Verity, Lucy, Ellis, and Frankie along to celebrate their 5-year anniversary. I loved to revisit how everything started and to know all those tidbits about Verity's house and the deleted scenes. It's nice to remember where everything came from and to know Angie's view of things. I have to say if you're new to the series, this is the perfect way to start! It's the beginning and it has the first two novels and one novella. A quick recap of what you can find: (1) Southern Spirits = Verity Long has lost almost everything she has, all on the hands of the mother of her awful ex-fiance and it's on the verge of losing her grandmother's house when by accident she traps a ghost on the property (Frankie) and gains a gangster sidekick that lends her the ability to see spirits. With this new supernatural power, she gets a 'job' that could help her save her house working with Ellis, brother of the nasty ex, which could mean more trouble that she wanted in the first place. (1.5) A Ghostly Gift = Verity doesn't want to see ghosts, much less to let anyone know she actually does, but when a friend has some paranormal problems at her shop she teams up with her gangster friend to help those in need. (2) The Skeleton in the Closet = Verity is helping out her sister at the library with a display when she uncovers a dead body in the middle fo the main reading room. Inadvertently she puts herself in the middle of the investigation and under the killer sights. The bonus at the very end of the book includes a floor plan of Verity's house, an image of the whole property, 5 deleted scenes, previous versions of the art cover and preview of the next book on the series!! I have to say I loved it all. It's a nice addition to my library and can't wait to know more tidbits and obviously about our beloved characters!
Tangen 3 months ago
pet skunk, ghosts, amateur-sleuth, law-enforcement, suspense, murder-investigation, verbal-humor, situational-humor This is the exception to my usual feelings about ebook or audiobook anthologies. Included are books 1, 1.5, and 2. The perfect start to the series starring Lucy the pet skunk, Verity, and Frankie the ghostly gangster. I loved them when they first came out in audio so this was a really good excuse to begin reading them again! The bonus bits are a wonderful addition, too! If you've never read anything in this series, start here and get as hooked as the rest of us! I requested and received a free ebook copy from Moose Island Books via NetGalley. Thank you!
Angaleanie 3 months ago
Three books and bonus materials, what a great anniversary present! Southern Ghost Hunter Series: 5th Anniversary Special Edition by Angie Fox is Delightful! Ms. Fox has included diagrams of Verity's home in Sugarland and some deleted scenes from the series. These first three books are a reader's introduction into the ghost hunting advenature's of Verity Long, who knows how to show her southern charm to the living and all the ghosts she encounters. The mysteries are fun and light-hearted, the ghosts range from terrifying to sweet and kind, and Verity's life is very interesting. She meets all sorts of ghostly characters, some scary and some humorous. She handles each situation with Grace and style. This anniversary edition has the first few books and lots of extras that are entertaining and enlightening. From a floor plan of Verity’s historical home, to deleted scenes and the creation of the covers, the extra content is an appealing collection that you won’t want to miss. This is the perfect anniversary addition!
jegaco 3 months ago
I am a huge fan of Angie Fox and everything she writes. I currently own all of the Southern Ghost Hunter series books and Angie Fox Southern Ghost Hunter Series: 5th Anniversary Special Edition is a must read even if you already own the books! It is a box set of her first three books in the series that introduce you to Verity and her gangster ghost Frankie with added bonuses of deleted scenes, sketches of her home (which was exactly how I saw it in my mind reading her books), rejected book covers (I love Lucy!}, insight into her characters and thought process and my favorite...a sneak peak of a little something her gangster ghost Frankie revealed about one of Sugarlands most prominent family (can't wait for this to possibly be in a future book!). I was never a fan of books in a series...most start to get stale and hum drum but Angie Fox brings entertainment with Sugarlands ghost hunter Verity, her pet skunk Lucy, gangster ghost sidekick Frankie, boyfriend Ellis and a variety of other characters to keep you captivated with romance, humor, suspence and mystery.
Linda535 3 months ago
I’ve never been one to read a book twice. However, rereading Angie Fox’s first three books in the Southern Ghost Hunter Series was a JOY. It was almost like a reunion with old friends. New ghost hunter, Verity, her ghostly sidekick, Frankie, Verity’s sweet pet skunk, Lucy and Verity’s new sweetheart, Ellis ‘where it all started’ stories. They, along with a supporting cast of very interesting heroes, villains, and everyday ‘folks’, form an exciting, mystery-packed, and entertaining story line that’s well written and none are composed by formula. Reading the extras in this edition was really icing on the cake of the most excellent Southern Ghost Hunter Series. Now I’m off to reread them all because they're so good!
ajenkins979 3 months ago
This is such a great series, so glad to have this anniversary edition. Deleted scenes are awesome, and loved more of the background information. My review of Southern Spirits (book 1): I really loved this story!! 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! My review of Ghostly Gift: A quick story to fill in the gap between books. A very quick read, but still good. None of the big mystery and suspense that is in the full length books of this series. Not much of the comedy we normally get either. Still recommend if you love the series. My review of Skeleton in the Closet (book 2): I loved this one just as much as the first book. However I think this one was way more of a mystery than book one. Frankie (the German) is still stuck at Verity's house and he is still funny. Verity just keeps finding herself in sticky situations, which make for a great book. Has: mystery, humor, of course lots of ghosts and a little bit of romance
ajenkins979 3 months ago
This is such a great series, so glad to have this anniversary edition. Deleted scenes are awesome, and loved more of the background information. My review of Southern Spirits (book 1): I really loved this story!! 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! My review of Ghostly Gift: A quick story to fill in the gap between books. A very quick read, but still good. None of the big mystery and suspense that is in the full length books of this series. Not much of the comedy we normally get either. Still recommend if you love the series. My review of Skeleton in the Closet (book 2): I loved this one just as much as the first book. However I think this one was way more of a mystery than book one. Frankie (the German) is still stuck at Verity's house and he is still funny. Verity just keeps finding herself in sticky situations, which make for a great book. Has: mystery, humor, of course lots of ghosts and a little bit of romance
jjthor 3 months ago
Love the set quick to read enjoyable with plenty of laughs nice to have the first books all together in one set well worth reading
VampyreLvr 3 months ago
I absolutely love this series! Verity, Ellis, Frankie, and Lucy are amazing! I read this series awhile ago but when I saw the anniversary set I had to have it! I love all the bonus content! We finally get a picture of Verity’s antebellum home which is awesome! I love all the author notes on my favorite characters and those deleted scenes!!! I can’t wait for the next book in the series and thank you Angie for taking me down memory lane of one of my favorite series!
Sugarskull 3 months ago
This is a series about a Southern ghost hunter named Verity. She solves mysteries with a cranky gangster ghost named Frankie. There is romance in the form of a handsome policeman, and an adorable skunk. This box set is a great way to introduce the series or for reread, which I did. This set has BONUS materials! I’ve imagined Verity’s house in my head, but to see Fox’s ideas drawn out was a huge plus. There are floor plans included and deleted scenes about Frankie, Ellis, and even Lucy. These give insight on how Fox does her writing. I really enjoyed how the book covers came about. And for the record, I would have kept Lucy on cover #1.
Krista17 3 months ago
Great Anniversary Edition with Fun Bonus Material! I just love a good special anniversary edition, don't you? And when you pair that with three fantastic tales of mystery, memorable characters, and a little dose of Southern gentility, well, how can you resist? Angie Fox has re-released the first three books of her Southern Ghost Hunters (SGH) series in a 5th Anniversary Special Edition, and just to make it really tempting, she's thrown in some extra goodies; in depth character studies, deleted scenes, and some great illustrations. One of my favorite mystery series, SGH follows Verity Long in the struggles and triumphs of putting her life back together after her almost-but-not-so-much wedding, that not only left her heartbroken, but with an adversary she'd rather not have. The first three tales lay out a solid foundation for the main characters and recurring settings of this series and set the stage nicely for the adventures to come. The bonus material is a wonderful addition as it adds so much to the understanding of the characters and the overall feel of the series. If you're a fan of Grafton's character development, Evanovich's humor, Harris' touch of the supernatural, and Gilman's clever plots, this series is for you. Fox's writing smoothly and effortlessly takes you through the book and allows you to focus on the story and not writing style, the mark of a truly gifted wordsmith. This is the perfect series for anyone who loves mysteries, and I highly recommend treating yourself or the mystery enthusiast in your life with this special edition.
KrisAnderson_TAR 3 months ago
Southern Ghost Hunter Series: 5th Anniversary Special Edition by Angie Fox features the first three novels in the series along with special bonus content. Southern Spirits, A Ghostly Gift and The Skeleton in the Closet are the three stories in this special edition. For newcomers to the series, this is your opportunity to get these three charming tales in one handy volume. For fans and neophytes alike, you will enjoy the special content which includes sketches (the layout of Verity’s house is one example). We also get a more in-depth look at the characters along with deleted scenes that feature our major players (Verity, Frankie, Ellis and Lucy). There is a juicy scene that did not make it into Southern Spirits will hopefully appear in an upcoming book. Frankie shocked Verity with some surprising information. There is a sweet deleted scene featuring the adorable Lucy. We also get a look at early book covers. I must say I liked the third rendition of Southern Spirits better than the final version. I especially appreciated the author’s insights. All three stories are delightfully entertaining. I laughed often while reading these paranormal whodunits (which is high praise from me). There is a preview of The Haunted Heist included at the end. I cannot wait for Southern Bred to come out this year. Southern Ghost Hunter Series: 5th Anniversary Special Edition has a gangster ghost, a dashing deputy, a malevolent mama, a sweet skunk, a rocky romance, and a feisty female protagonist.
finallyfifty 3 months ago
This Anniversary Edition of the Southern Spirits Series comes after 5 years and 9 books. This compilation contains the first 3 books, Southern Spirits, A Ghostly Gift, and The Skeleton in the Closet. These books set the scene for the series as we are introduced to the main characters, setting, and story behind the adventures. Verity, a woman who left her rich fiancé at the altar due to his cheating, attempts to look forward after his mother strips her house and personal belongings of all valuables to reimburse for the non refundable wedding. Frankie is a gangster from the 1920s who has a hard exterior and a soft interior. He became a ghost at the peak of his endeavors in life. Now, in death, Verity and Frankie work toward solving a myriad of problems in Verity’s small town life and the ghostly plane. This is a very interactive and exciting mystery series with Lucy, the pet skunk, as a lighthearted contrast to the seriousness of the plot at times. This special Anniversary Edition supplies the reader with the first 3 books and plenty of exciting extra scenes not included in any of the previous released books. These scenes give the reader more insight into Frankie. Frankie reveals secrets about the Wydells. The author discusses her reasons for certain descriptions concerning Verity and why each cover was chosen. We get to see examples of different covers for some of books and some pen and ink drawings of Verity’s house. Prepare to be amazed by this Anniversary Edition. I received an ARC for review and just loved reading it for the chance to immerse myself in the stories again. When I got to the extra scenes, maps, musings by Angie, and covers, I kept reading them over and over again. It was just so good. I would highly recommend it for both new and loyal readers.
AV-Donovan_ 3 months ago
A. Donovan 5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous story. Keeps getting better. Reviewed in the United States on January 17, 2020 This is the collection of the first 3 books in this series and the get better as they go along. Book 1 Southern Spirits Not all spirits come from a bottle. Verity Long is cute, smart and just got a ghost. She just inherited the ghost of the Great-great Uncle of the man she left at the altar. The Ex-beau is patently awful but Frankie, the Gangster Ghost, is hilarious. The especially sexy Deputy Sheriff discovers Verity's new ability to see ghosts and asks her to evict the spirits destroying his property in exchange for a large sum of cash. She desperately needs the money to save her family home, so she and Frankie go on a dangerous ghost hunt. The very funny Frankie the Gangster Ghost is overconfident and snarky. The tasty deputy is also handsome and confident and Verity just wants to save her home by any means possible. Things go bump in the night and not all of them are the ghosts. Book 2 A Ghostly Gift (novella) This is truly a lovely romance. Verity is back when her sister asks her to help a friend. Julie's store has always been haunted but now they are causing damage to the wares. Of course, there is a ghost in distress and Verity is there to help. A lovelorn soldier and a lost engagement ring are the basis for a heartfelt love story. I wanted more from Frankie, the gangster ghost, but he did provide some old-time chivalry and a little snark. Book 3 The Skeleton in the Closet The beautiful ghost hunter is back trying to find the killer of a seemingly harmless library volunteer. Verity must also deal with the truly wicked almost-mother-in-law and the slimy and selfish almost husband. All this while hiding a flirty relationship with the deputy from Madam Wicked and Mr. Slimy. Then there are the ghosts A frightening poltergeist, a jilted bride, a lonely Yankee soldier and a squad of Confederate soldiers and their eternal poker game. And Frankie, my favorite gangster ghost, is always there to help and make me laugh. Added Special Features Oh My! these are so worth the story. Cute drawings, and "A Closer Look..." at our favorite characters. But the deleted scenes -- why were they deleted? They are a fantastic expansion on the characters and well worth reading.
Anonymous 3 months ago
The Southern Ghost Hunter Series: 5th Anniversary Special Edition contains the first three books in the Southern Ghost Hunter Series by Angie Fox. Starting with Southern Spirits we are introduced to our heroine Verity Long, her sweet pet skunk Lucy, and all of the other interesting residents of Sugarland, Tennessee. Verity becomes the unwitting town ghost hunter when she accidentally traps the ghost of old time gangster, Frankie the German, on her property. From that moment on she is connected to the spirit world and the beauty and danger that entails. Southern Spirits, A Ghostly Gift, and The Skeleton in the Closet each have their own fun story to tell and I was very pleased to get to re-read each of them in this special edition set. I especially loved all of the additional content that is included. The art work is beautiful and it was interesting to see the progression from first draft cover to finished product. The deleted scenes were great, too. I really hope we see some of that Wydell history, and Frankie’s connection to it, mentioned in future books. If you are a fan of the Southern Ghost Hunter Series, you will appreciate this collection. If this is your first foray into the series, this is a fantastic way to start by getting the first three books all together for your reading pleasure. I’ve been a fan from the first reading of Southern Spirits and I look forward to spending more time with my friends in Sugarland for years to come.
LoriCM 3 months ago
If you have read The Southern Ghost Hunter Series, this set is a must have. If this is your first introduction to this series, it is a must have lol. First you get the first three fantastic books in this series. So you get to meet Verity, Frankie, Lucy and Ellis and discover how they came together to make up a ghost hunting team you won't soon forget. Second you get a inside look at Ms. Fox mind on how the characters come to life. Then there is the amazing drawings and deleted scenes. I have to say as a longtime fan of Ms. Fox I loved this special edition. It is as if we are all invited to Verity's birthday party but we get the presents.
SarahSmith 3 months ago
I have been reading this series from the beginning. I first started reading the Demon Slayer series nearly 10 years ago and can't get enough of Angie Fox. I have kept up with her writing and followed her on Facebook where I had the opportunity to join her review crew about five years ago right before the Southern Ghost Hunter Series premiered. This compilation is well worth your time. It has the first book Southern Spirits, the novella A Ghostly Gift, and the second book The Skeleton in the Closet, as well as some awesome bonus material. Below are my reviews from the books in the series, but here I'm going to focus on the bonus material. There are a lot of deleted scenes, one of which might see the light of day in a future book, which I can't wait for. There are also some book rejected book covers, all of which were great, although my personal favorite had Lucy on the cover, but sine she's not really the "star" of the show, even though she steals the show every time she's in a scene I can understand why she was cut. There's a lot of great background stories from the author too. If you love this series you will love this edition. If you haven't read this series yet, you are in for a treat! Southern Spirits Review: Angie Fox writes awesomely funny paranormal romances, although I might call this one a semi-romance with a hint of romantic possibilities to come. This was a fantastic start to the series and it made me want more! Verity Long is now being haunted (sort-of) by a ghost, Frankie, a 1920s era gangster. The reason she is being haunted is because she locks Frankie to her property because she accidentally dumped his ashes into her rosebushes and then watered them down for good measure. Frankie wants to be free, but he also doesn't want to be stuck on Verity's property, especially since she is in imminent danger of losing it, due to the debt she owes her ex-fiance and his mother, for the wedding she (rightfully) called off. I can't wait to see how the rest of the series plays out! Highly recommended! A Ghostly Gift Review: This was a short-cute story to pass the time between the first book Southern Spirits and The Skeleton in the Closet (Book #2). As with the first book in this series I highly recommend it! The Skeleton in the Closet Review: Angie Fox is an amazing author that I keep coming back to again and again when I need a laugh. I loved the first book, as well as the novella in between, in this series. This is a great murder mystery with some romance, as well as a bit of well deserved karma thrown in. I can't wait to see how the rest of the series plays out! Great, quick read! Highly recommended!
ksnyder22az 3 months ago
Great Anniversary Edition Southern Spirits starts the sleuthing adventure of Verity Long and Frankie, her gangster ghost partner. A Ghostly Gift and The Skelton in the Closet get more in depth with Verity, Frankie and Ellis along with the other supporting characters. I love this series following along with the characters to solve the mystery and can’t wait for the next book. If you haven’t read the series this is the best starter set. If you have read the books – the bonus features are well worth having. I have and read this series from the start and loved discovering more about backstory and the beloved characters. Spoiler Alert - The fantastic material give insight to Verity, Frankie and Ellis, even Lucy. Love that skunk! Features included deleted scenes from the book, images of Verity’s house and property. Also includes book cover images. It was cool seeing the cover transformations of Southern Spirits before the final cover was used and the reasons behind it. Definitely worth having this collection!
Jennifer 3 months ago
This was awesome! I loved seeing the book covers that almost were and the deleted scenes were also great. They give you not only a peek into the creative process, but also a little more details that you didn't get the original books. They first 3 books in the series were great as well, I loved them just as much as when they first came out.
hyrollin 3 months ago
This special edition is a great way to get introduced to the characters in this series if you haven't read the books yet, and the bonus material at the end is awesome for those of us that have already grown to love this series! The extras at the end include drawings showing you how the author visualizes where Verity lives with her pet skunk Lucy and resident ghost, Frankie. You will also get to read a few of the deleted scenes from each of the books and find out some additional info on the main characters. Finally you will get to see some of the first original cover art created for the series and see how it changed to get to the final version. I've read all the books in this series and I can't wait for the next book but in the meantime reminiscing is making me think about rereading the series while I'm waiting!
ArizonaJo 3 months ago
Southern Ghost Hunter Series: 5th Anniversary Special Edition by Angie Fox is a real treat! I've been reading this series from the beginning and was so excited to get a copy of this boxed set. Ms. Fox has included diagrams of Verity's home in Sugarland and some deleted scenes from the series. These first three books are a reader's introduction into the ghost hunting adventures of Verity Long and Frankie, Verity's ghostly sidekick. The mysteries are well crafted, the ghosts range from terrifying to sweet and kind, and Verity's life in Sugarland which is often complicated. With deft twists, turns, ghostly characters, some scary encounters and humor, I was totally immersed in Verity's ghost adventures again. The author provided me with a copy of this book to review. This did not influence my thoughts and opinions in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.
MusicInPrint 3 months ago
This is an excellent opportunity for readers who love somewhat friendly ghosts and cute skunks to have loads of enjoyment with Angie Fox' written pages. I have been a follower of her prose for many years and was excited to get this Anniversary Edition that added so much. Deleted scenes, room diagrams, and cover stories makes this a must have. Also found out some answers to questions I had about Frankie the ghostly gangster with an ornamental bullet hole in his forehead. "A copy of this was provided by the author with no requirements for a review. Comments here are my honest opinion."
PenKay 3 months ago
I have read and reviewed every single book in this series, and I loved every one. (If you are interested in seeing my reviews, just go to each book and see my review.) Verity, Frankie, and her new boyfriend (don’t want to spoil anything) are a great team and they go on such great missions together. The author is an exceptional writer who writes books full of fun, action, and a little bit of romance. You can’t go wrong, either, with this anniversary edition which has some deleted scenes, peaks at covers that didn’t make it, and some fabulous other things. I loved taking a trip down memory lane and seeing how these books and this series came together. Highly recommend this box set! I received a complimentary copy which I voluntarily reviewed.