The Haunted Heist (Southern Ghost Hunter Series #3)

The Haunted Heist (Southern Ghost Hunter Series #3)

by Angie Fox

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From New York Times bestselling author Angie Fox Just because she can see the dead doesn't mean Verity Long wants to spend her days hunting ghosts. Instead, she's over the moon to land a marketing job at the local bank...until she finds her boss dead in the vault. Even her ghost friend, Frankie, knows that's no way to start a career.Glad to let the police take charge, Verity steps aside, bound and determined to keep her ghost sightings to herself. But when she learns the main suspect in the murder is a very crooked, very dead mobster, Verity knows it's up to her to solve the case.She teams up with her ghostly gangster buddy Frankie, as well as the irresistible and charming Ellis, as the three of them search haunted mob hideouts, hidden passageways, and historic cemeteries for the facts behind the crime of the century-and a modern-day motive for murder. Too bad uncovering the truth could make Verity the next victim.

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ISBN-13: 9781939661357
Publisher: Angie Fox
Publication date: 03/15/2016
Series: Southern Ghost Hunter Series , #3
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 826,012
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

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The Haunted Heist 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 91 reviews.
LisaS0 More than 1 year ago
The Haunted Heist is another jewel in author Angie Fox’s crown. This book, another in the Southern Spirits series is even better than the previous books in the series, and those were wonderful! I had been anticipating this next offering in the series for months, knowing that it would be chocked full of mystery and humor. It surely was. In Verity Long’s latest adventure with her ghostly sidekick Frankie “The German” (the deceased gangster) is being unfortunately drawn into the investigation of the dead Uncle of her best friend (and local bank President). Throw into the mix Verity’s new beau Ellis (the brother of her ex-fiance) and a slew of Frankie’s old gangster chums (also deceased) and you have a story that is not only a page turner, but you will keep turning until you are finished in one sitting. With non-stop action and Angie’s classic humor, this book is a must for any Angie Fox fan. I can’t wait for the next one!
Stachia More than 1 year ago
I’m a big fan of Angie Fox’s series on the Biker Witches, but I had not read any of her Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries prior to The Haunted Heist. If, like me, you have not read the first two books, fear not! The Haunted Heist stands on its own! Verity Long, the main character, sees ghosts… well she sees a ghost who can give her the ability to temporarily see into the spirit world. Verity is attempting to get her business as a graphic designer off the ground, when her potential client is found dead in the bank vault. Unfortunately, the MO is that of a gangster who died in the early thirties! With the help of Frankie, her resident ghost, and Ellis, her almost boyfriend, Verity is on the case! She manages to solve the mystery, comfort her grieving friends and even manages to go on a real date. The Haunted Heist is a thoroughly enjoyable read and I highly recommend it! Of course now that I’ve met Verity, I have to go read books 1 and 2… I need to find out why Frankie is living in a rosebush in the middle of Verity’s living room. I’m sure there’s a perfectly reasonable explanation. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous 15 days ago
Great series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This+was+another+thrilling+adventure+with+Verity+%2C+Ellis+and+all+their+ghost+friends.++++Loved+this+book+and+series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny and good mystery too
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another fun book with plenty of twists and turns to keep you entertained
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a fun read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the fun and crazy antics
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very fun series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great installment. This series just keeps getting better!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read whole series in a few days
CarolineA More than 1 year ago
I’m not sure why I put off reading The Haunted Heist for so long. I guess I just wasn’t in the mood for a cozy mystery? Regardless, I felt guilty staring at it in my NetGalley queue, so I bit the bullet and started reading. This is the third in a series and I haven’t read any of the previous books. Unfortunately for me, that meant the first chapter was full if info dumping to catch me up on what I missed in books 1 and 2. I read 99% of this book via text-to-speech (aka, listening to a semi-robotic voice read to me while I did other things, like exercise or fold laundry). Text-to-speech is great for multitasking, but I know I missed some things along the way, but it didn’t hurt the story for me. I like the main character, Verity Long. She doesn’t want to have the ghost of an old mobster hanging around, but she’s stuck with him. (I’d have to go read the first books to find out exactly why, see the paragraph above!) The ghost, Frankie, was a blast. Seriously, his questionable morals and zero filter made the book. This story revolves around Verity trying to get a job doing marketing work for the bank, but instead she finds herself at a crime scene. Sounds like this is something that happens to her fairly regularly. I loved the subplot with sexy cop Ellis—and his overbearing mother who hates her. Apparently, Verity was supposed to marry Ellis’s brother, but she left him. It sounds like their Facebook relationship status should be ‘It’s Complicated’ because it is. But they’re soooon cute together! So, basically, after a rocky start, I enjoyed this story full of southern charm and ghosts. I was never completely hooked, but as I said above, I just haven’t been in the mood for a cozy mystery, so I think that detracted from some of the enjoyment for this book. If you’re into cozy mysteries, go pick up this series. It’s a cute, quick read, and book one is currently FREE on Amazon (and maybe other retailers?) at the time of this review posting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another good installment of the series. I'm just waiting gor her love life to tale off a little more.........
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GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
This is another fun entry in the Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries. In this book Verity has an opportunity to work for the Sugarland Bank. She has a meeting with the new Manager, who just happens to be her best friend, Lauralee's uncle. While at the bank waiting for her meeting, there is a murder. The bank manager is shot in the vault, but no one is seen leaving the basement. Verity enlists the help of her ghost, gangster Frankie, to investigate and find the murderer. There is a lot of fun stuff going on in the afterworld in Sugarland. They visit a speakeasy, and engage in a wild car chase through town and cornfields. Fortunately, even though Ellis, her new beau and policeman can not see the ghosts, he knows they are there and saves Verity from a ghostly death. With a showdown in the cemetery, the book comes to its conclusion. I sort of had it figured out, but not completely. This is a fun read with some twists, some romance, and loyalty amongst friends that make it a great cozy series. Now on to the next one, Deader Homes and Gardens. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.
ajenkins979 More than 1 year ago
This book was awesome! I am so in love with this series, I hope there is more to come. I personally don't think there was as much suspense in this as the last book but it was there of course. This book had lots of action! My favorite character is still Frankie! Love his humor, even when he isn't trying. * I received my copy from Netgalley for review
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Always fun reading one of Angie books as she adds humor, mystery and paranormal into the mix!
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: The Haunted Heist - Southern Ghost Hunter Mystery 3 Author: Angie Fox Published: 3-17-2016 Publisher: Season Publishing Pages: 208 Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense Sub Genre: Cozy Mystery; Horror; Ghost; Supernatural ISBN: 9781939661357 ASIN: B019M0M40W Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley My Rating: 4 3/4 out of 5 Stars . . Still trying to recover financially from Virgina Wydell's vindictive law suit Verity Long is pleased as punch to get a marketing job at a local bank. That is until she finds her boss dead in the vault. Even though she can see and speak with ghost it does not mean she enjoys it. Determined not to get involved she leaves it to boyfriend Ellis Wydell and the other law enforcement officials to handle the case. That is until she finds out the main suspect is a dead mobster known to Frankie, her ghostly friend. Verity, Ellis and Frankie join forces to go in search of the truth. The usual places are searched, cemeteries, historical buildings and their hidden passages. Of course with Verity and Frankie involved there are interviews with the recently and not so recently dearly departed. The closer they come to the truth the closer Verity is to becoming the killer's next victim. I cannot get enough of Verity, Frankie and Ellis. Unfortunately Virginia Wydell is still as snobbish and hateful to Verity making life uncomfortable for her. I's be asking Frankie and his friends for a favor. The characters are so engaging you cannot help but become invested in them. Angie Fox always does well thought out plots touched with humor and suspense. There are clues and few twist thrown in to keep a reader involved from beginning to end. This is a series for those who enjoy a little something extra with their cozy mysteries. My rating is a 4 3/4 out of 5 stars because I thought it was darn near perfect. Loses 1/4 star because I want to meet Lucy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Angie Fox has created a humorous and lovable list of characters for her Southern Spirits series. It is a story you don't want to put down and will anxiously await the next one.
birdladyvm More than 1 year ago
Gang Is All Here Again For The Latest Mystery and Murder Verity And Company Are In The Middle Once Again STORY LINE: Verity Long is still trying to release ghost gangster Frankie, Ellis is still her sometimes boyfriend, Ellis' mother is still making Verity's life miserable, and Verity still doesn't have a job. Could things get any worse? Yes! Reggie Thompson, the most powerful man in Sugarland and Sugarland's banker, is murdered in the bank vault after offering Verity a graphic design job. The bank has ghosts; did the ghost kill the Reggie? What are the noises the employees have heard coming from the basement and vault area? Of course Verity is in the thick of things as usual, along with Ellis, Frankie, and an assortment of ghostly characters. Come along for another funny, action packed escapade as Verity and company solve the latest murder mystery in Sugarland. Oh, by the way, Sugarland is full of ghost; all sorts and sizes and I don't mean a few ghosts. CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, AND DEVELOPMENT: Author Angie Fox kept the suspense level high in this book as she did not reveal the identity of the culprit until the end of the book. Ms. Fox had several suspects incorporated into the story, including the resident ghosts, and I did not guess the identity correctly. What a surprise when I learned who was the villain. Author Angie Fox always adds humor and this story is very funny at times; it is full of southern wit and charm. The action in this book was fast and furious with: a shoot out between Verity, Ellis and the long dead gangsters at a speakeasy and --------well you will have to read the book. There is a surprise at the ending of the book. Ms. Foxe was in top form; it was all so exciting; the descriptions were so vivid, I could see the it all in my minds eye. Ms. Fox's plot was skillfully developed and the pacing was at the standard we have come to know and expect from her; this book is crafted in her usual skillful style of story-telling. Ms. Fox had many threads in this story and she skillfully wove all those threads together to create a relaxing fun read. I loved her look into southern small town USA as she depicts it so realistically. RECOMMENDATION: This book was crafted at Ms. Fox usual high standards of skill in story-telling; filled with laughter, mystery and murder. I enjoyed another visit with Verity, the resident ghosts, and the gang very much. I look forward to the next installment in small town Sugarland. Anyone that likes a solid well-written book will enjoy this story from the talented pen of Angie Fox. This is a standalone book. I received this book from Netgalley in return for an honest book review. Books reviews of any novel are dependent on the book review author’s opinion; book reviews on line under my name are my opinion.
faerietygers More than 1 year ago
Verity Long is at it again in Angie Fox's third installment of the Southern Ghost Hunter series. As with her other books, Fox has a great way of painting a picture and immersing her readers into Verity's world. For some reason the way that she cuddles her skunk, Lucy, makes me want to get my own skunk even though I know that would be ridiculous, and I would love to have my own Frankie, even if he is annoying at best. In this latest installment, the story begins with Verity meeting with her best friend Lauralee and Lauralee's Uncle Reggie, who has taken over Sugarland Bank. He wants to do advertising for the bank, and Verity offers up her graphic design services to him. She makes an appointment to meet Reggie at the bank. While Verity is there, Reggie is murdered in the vault, leading her on the hunt for his killer, which may or may not be a violent and very dead hitman from the 1920s. The story is full of action, and we get to learn a little bit more about Frankie when Ellis and Verity unearth a speakeasy (with Frankie’s help) directly beneath the Southern Spirits kitchen. We get to meet Frankie’s gangster friends in what is a very humorous interaction between Frankie, Verity and Ellis that ends with a ghostly car chase. We also get to meet Frankie’s best friend Suds, who has been trying to break into the bank’s vault since the 1920s via an underground tunnel. This tunnel, Suds and Frankie may help Verity get out of the inevitable bind she always seems to finds herself in. I pride myself on being a good detective when reading mystery series, and in every one of her books in I have been surprised with who ends up being the killer in the end, Haunted Heist being no different. It is a very entertaining and well-written story, with a little romance thrown in. *I was received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.