The Skeleton in the Closet (Southern Ghost Hunter Series #2)

The Skeleton in the Closet (Southern Ghost Hunter Series #2)

by Angie Fox

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The Skeleton in the Closet (Southern Ghost Hunter Series #2) by Angie Fox

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939661470
Publisher: Moose Island Books, LLC
Publication date: 11/18/2017
Series: Southern Ghost Hunter Series , #2
Pages: 250
Sales rank: 815,295
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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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The Skeleton in the Closet 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 74 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What more could you ask for? How about a cute pet skunk? This was a great, light summer read. I love a good sex scene in my romance, but I didn't miss it at all. I love the characters and found myself laughing outloud. I just finished this 2nd book in the series and I've ordered the 3rd. My 12 year old daughter & I started reading this one outloud to eachother during downtime at our summer yardsale. Don't tell her I finished without her! The romance is about the level of a Hallmark Channel movie with plenty of southern charm. I found the main character to be a strong role model for young women. She stands up for what is right and protects the ones she loves . She is brave and independent. Bottom line is this is a well written, funny, mystery with a romance & ghosts. The ghost scenes are intense enough to be believable, but not "keep you up at night" scary. I highly recommend this series for anyone 12 to 112 looking for a fun summer read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read the whole series in a few days
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ancient Fox is always a fun read and Verity is no exception! If you love fun paranormal mysteries tgen this book series is for you!
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Anonymous 11 months ago
Looking forward to the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have really enjoyed the first two books in this series. I’m looking forward to starting the third!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the first two. Bookies. Just getting started on the 3rd. These books made it hard to put down. Angie Fox is great. Read her book so, you like them. Happy ? Reading ?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A light hearted mystery complete with clean romance and smart-ass ghosts. Enjoyed this story as much as the first. A bit humorous. Will definitely read more of this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy really fun reading. I will read the whole series. On to # 3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love how related Verity is. Great how fast I can move through the story and how easy it takes me away.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's amazing. So sad I finished it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was great to read. It was greatly written, and was something that anyone reaing it could enjoy without worry a PG rating. The end line I didnt see coming. The author is good at keeping her readers in suspense. I have every intention of reading this book again as soon as i get the next novel so it will be like the continuing of the set. Thank you Angie for a really cool read. Teresa
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series has great characters, humor, danger, and suspense. And you won't suspect "who done it" until the end. Start with Book 1. It's free. But be warned . . . you won't want to stop!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Verity and Frankie make a great team, even if one of them is a ghost. This series has it all. Humor, suspense, love and a pet skunk. I'll be reading the rest of the series as soon as they are available.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Angie Fox takes the reader into a wonderful Southern town, Sugerland, with her spunky main character, Levity Long who has accidentally gotten attached to a local ghost, Frankie. With his colorful past as a gangster, Frankie takes on a new role to help Levity solve ghostly and present day mysteries. This time they are drawn into a celebration of the town's past historical Civil War battle that leaves a canon ball lodged in the wall of the historical library. Ms. Fox has created a fun read full of excitement and humor bring in the flavor of living amongst ghosts and present day in Tennessee.
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Great reads.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters and story are engaging. I can't wait to read more from the series!
ajenkins979 More than 1 year ago
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
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Tangen More than 1 year ago
Fun and a mystery which has murder and attempted murder, angry ghosts, bored ghosts, kidnapping, and a whole lot more. Suspense and tension enough to keep the reader interested, but not real enough to trigger PTSD. Add in a pet skunk, a pestering ex, an attractive deputy, and a town celebration, and good writing, and you have a good read.
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InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: The Skeleton in the Closet - The Southern Ghost Hunter Mystery 2 Author: Angie Fox Published: 8-30-2015 Publisher: Season Publishing Pages: 251 Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense Sub Genre: Romance; Ghost Hunter; Supernatural ISBN: 9781939661272 ASIN: B00Z7X35EI Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley . . Sugarland is celebrating the Cannonball in the Wall Festival, commemoration of the Battle of Sugarland a proud moment in the town's history. The celebration kicks off with reenactment of the original battle, the two sides are lead by the two leading families, the Jacksons and the Wydells. The same Wydell family Verity nearly married into and is now dating her ex-fiancé Beau's brother Ellis, the local Deputy sheriff. Confused don't be, suffice to say Beau and his mother are snobbish jerks and Ellis is the nice sweet one. I think he is adopted, because he could not be a blood relation to the other two. On the second day of the celebration has arrived at the library at the requested 6 am to help her sister Melody set up for the catered luncheon. Finding the door to the library open the search for Darla Grace who must have stayed the night logging the last minute antique items from Virginia Wydell for the celebration. While Melody goes to finish the cataloging Verity looks over the Wydell exhibit when she spies a shoe that has fallen off the table and is partially hidden under the table curtain. Knowing how shrewish Virginia can be Verity reaches down to replace the shoe back into the display. There is only one problem. There is a foot attached to the shoe. She found Darla Grace, when suspicion falls on her sister Verity uses all help at her disposal, Ellis, friends and her resident ghost Frankie even a few new ones she meets in the library. If you have not read any of Angie Fox's The Southern Ghost Hunter Mystery series you are in for a treat. Verity and the other characters of The Skeleton in the Closet are well developed. They seem so real you will have a definite reaction to them. Some you will like, some you will hate and some you will shake your head at as you read about them. Keep an eye out for Lucy, she is a real sweetheart. The plot is interesting and with a few twist and turns you will not want to put the book down. Although this is the second in the series you will have no problem reading this book as a standalone. You are in luck though there are other books available to read when you are done with Skeleton in the Closet. a definite 5 out of 5 stars.
Thorra More than 1 year ago
Excellent mystery and romance. The title is concerning family secrets but also relates to the romance between Verity and Ellis. As you could say they are almost out of the closet. Frankie's still is stubborn but enchanting for a ghost who says he wants freedom but isn't ready to leave yet. I look forward to more of The blooming romance and the ghostly antics in future books.
birdladyvm More than 1 year ago
Vesity Long’s life has been spinning out of control since her "almost marriage" to philandering Beau Wydell, son of Sugarland, Tennessee’s most prominent and wealthy citizen, reigning queen bee, Virginia Wydell. That fiasco The Skeleton in the Closetnearly costs Verity all her worldly possessions except for her car, she calls the land yacht, and her ancestral home. Don't you just love what she calls her car? I could see it from the descriptions, a huge tank rumbling along. In book 1, Vesity solved a ghost mystery, unintentionally acquired Beau’s great Uncle and former mobster Frankie as a reluctant ghost resident in her life, and after the break up with Beau started a secret fling with Beau’s brother, Deputy Sheriff Ellis Wydell. Oh, and least we forget, Verity sees ghost, and in Sugarland there are lots of ghosts. Things are not about to calm down in Author Angie Fox’s latest creation. Ms. Fox sat Verity, Frankie, and Ellis right in the middle of ghost central once again and murder most fowl during the annual town celebration. Small town Sugarland, has a proud history during the civil war; two families warring for the most prominent place in said history, a yearly festival commemorating the bravery of the town during the battle, a documentary movie deal of said bravery, and secrets; secrets which lead to murder. There is a lot going on in this book, and Ms. Fox wove all the threads together to form a cohesive tale. Even though this was the first book of this series I have read, Ms. Fox included enough background from book 1, that I felt continuity. This is an easy book to read as you follow Verity through another ghost busting action filled tale, along with reluctant ghost buddy Frankie and new love interest, Ellis. The book is paced well and the plotting and character development was good. Ms. Fox kept the mystery under wraps until the end of the book and gradually revealed the reason for the murder, keeping the mystery at high peak. . I never guessed the identity of the murderer as Ms. Fox crafted several worthy suspects. The secrets of Sugarland are the backbone of this story, and what secrets they are, along with ghost, mysteries, murder, Verity's vulnerability, and the budding romance between Ellis and Verity. I love Ms. Fox’s sense of humor and her books are always fun to read; this one is no exception. Her talent is evident in the development of the story and characters. I recommend this book to anyone that likes a good solid ghost mystery. I received this book from the publisher and Netgalley in return for an honest book review.