Deader Homes And Gardens
Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries, Book #4
Deader Homes and Gardens
The Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries series book 4
Southern belle Verity Long is back in business—as a ghost hunter. Now all she has to do is visit the town’s creepiest mansion and exorcise a family of vengeful spirits. Piece of cake. After all, ghosts love her and need her…that is until she meets the ghosts of Rock Fall mansion. They’ll do anything to keep their murderous secrets hidden within the cliff-side fortress—even if that means getting rid of one meddling ghost hunter.
With the entire town skeptical and scrutinizing her every move, Verity struggles to uncover the century-old mystery behind the house. And when she stumbles upon a very fresh, very dead body, she realizes there’s more to it than she ever imagined. With the help of her sexy cop boyfriend, Ellis, and her ghostly gangster sidekick, Frankie, she braves the overgrown gardens, the desolate family cemetery, and the haunted mansion that have been locked away for generations.
Can Verity unearth the truth before she’s the next one buried on the deadly grounds? (Goodreads)
Verity is a smart and brave woman and she is determined to make her ghost hunting career a success. How can she fail when she has her ghost partner, Frankie, helping her? When she gets her first client, she is excited and ready to do a good job. But when she actually sees the spooky mansion she needs to exorcise, she is no longer so confident. And when she has ghostly encounters in there, she thinks maybe it is time for a career change.
The characters are well rounded and well developed. Verity and Frankie make a good ghost hunting team, at least when they are not bickering with each other. Frankie is one cantankerous ghost but Verity can hold her own against him. I really enjoy reading about their interactions. Frankie’s ghostly friends added a lot to this story. Ellis seems to be a great boyfriend and their relationship is progressing wonderfully. And as usual, Lucy, Verity’s pet skunk, stole the show for me.
The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read. The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and through much of the book I felt like I was right there, watching all the ghostly action around me. The mystery of what happened in the haunted mansion was carried on well throughout the entire book. There was plenty of action and suspense that kept me turning pages to find out what was going to happen next.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy. If you enjoy paranormal ghostly cozies, you will want to read this entire series. This is a must read series (and author) for me.
I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. I would like to thank NetGalley and Season Publishing for the opportunity to read and review this book.
Other Books In This Series:
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 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? (Goodreads)
From New York Times bestselling author Angie Fox — a fabulously fun short story in the new Southern Ghost Hunter Mystery series
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.
They discover an age-old secret, and must learn the truth behind a mysterious disappearance…before it’s too late. (Goodreads)
From New York Times bestseller Angie Fox, the second book in the new Southern Ghost Hunter mysteries
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. (Goodreads)
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 new boss dead in the vault. Even her ghost friend, Frankie, knows that’s no way to start a career.
Relieved 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 heist of the century—and a modern-day motive for murder.
Too bad uncovering the truth could very well make Verity the next victim… (Goodreads)
About The Author:
New York Times bestselling author Angie Fox writes sweet, fun, action-packed paranormal mystery and romance. 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 Ghost Hunter mysteries and for her Accidental Demon Slayer books. She lives in St. Louis, with her football-addicted husband, two kids, and Moxie the dog.
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