Review of The Skeleton Haunts A House

The Skeleton Haunts A House

Leigh Perry

5 Stars

Synopsis:

Sid the Skeleton bones up on clues to solve a Haunted House homicide in this mystery from the author of The Skeleton Takes a Bow

24991367What holiday could bring more warmth to a skeleton’s chest cavity than Halloween? And when you’re a living skeleton who’s not supposed to be seen outside the house, it’s a welcome chance to get some fresh air and rub bony elbows with people. That’s why Sid doesn’t mind wearing a full-body dog suit and going as Scooby-Doo along with Georgia Thackery’s Velma to the Halloween Howl.

Sid can’t wait to go through the Haunted House—but he gets rattled for real when a genuine dead body is discovered. Trapped inside as the police quickly seal off the crime scene, Sid makes no bones about dropping the dog suit and posing as an actual skeleton. This murder is a skull-scratcher, but as long as Sid is on the inside, he might as well case the joint to figure out who used the cover of darkness to commit the perfect crime…   (Goodreads)

Review:

When Georgia and Sid go to a haunted house, dressed as Thelma and Scooby-Doo, they do not expect to have a real life murder mystery to solve.  But that is exactly what happens when a dead body is found inside the haunted house.  When Deborah, Georgia’s sister, asks them to solve the murder, Georgia cannot say no.  Deborah feels responsible for the death because she was in charge of the haunted house so she really wants the killer found.  

I really enjoyed reading this book.  I love paranormal cozies and this series is one of the best ones that I have read.  The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy, fun read.  The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and I could just picture Sid’s skull sticking out of a backpack or his finger crawling across the floor.  

The characters are well developed, well rounded and three dimensional.  Through much of the book I forgot that Sid was a skeleton and just thought of him as a normal man.  Then something would be said to remind me and I would find myself smiling.  You have to love Sid and all of his antics.  I think that Georgia and Sid make a great team and they are so fun to read about.

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy, and if you enjoy paranormal cozies, this book and series is a must read.  I am definitely a fan of this author.

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.  I would like to thank NetGalley and Penguin Group Berkley for the opportunity to read and review this great book.

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