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Skeleton's Key

(Delta Crossroads Trilogy #2)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  2,735 ratings  ·  221 reviews
Cage Foster can’t catch a break. The discovery of a dusty skeleton in the antebellum home he’s caring for is bad enough. But the unearthing of two fresh bodies, buried during his tenure at Ironwood Plantation, may land Cage on Mississippi’s death row. Even worse, the one person certain of his innocence is a pushy Yankee newcomer, a woman who talks too fast and still believ ...more
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Published October 28th 2013 by misterio press (first published October 14th 2013)
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The set up
Deputy sheriff Cage Foster is coming to terms with the fact that his long-time crush will never be more than a friend when Yankee Dani Evans arrives in Roselea, Mississippi. He's also the caretaker of Ironwood Plantation, the last of the antebellum homes in town that hasn't been restored. Dani is an expert restorer and the new owner of the home. She's looking to fulfill her dream of restoring one of these historical Southern treasures and he's hoping she'll appreciate the loving care h
Jeanne Adamek
Oct 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
Skeleton Key

I will review this book as a stand- alone and then as book #2 in Delta Crossroads Series

1. As a stand-alone book:
Dani Evans never considered the possibility that her love for old historical homes would result in the discovery of human bodies and a skeleton in the home she bought in Roselea, Mississippi. She wanted to fulfill a promise to her dying mother to invest in one of the old antebellum plantation houses down south, as a specialist in historical renovation. She finds Ironwood a
Apr 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
No, this wasn’t a grownup, Southern version of Nancy Drew in The Hidden Staircase, although there were moments in this second book of Stacy Green’s Delta Crossroads Trilogy that brought back memories from one of my childhood favorites. But Skeleton’s Key is full of secrets that would have made Nancy Drew shiver with delight. This is a tale of relics and rumors – some more than a century old – speculation about hidden rooms, treasures, and perhaps even more sinister things.

Dani Evans is an expert
Cage Foster had been caretaker of Ironwood Plantation at Roselea in Mississippi for the past twelve months and had spent the time he wasn’t working as a Sheriff’s Deputy for the Adams County Police Department, cleaning, repairing and trying to bring the run-down old homestead back to its former glory. But the going was tough; the Baptist church funding the home had a tight budget, and it was almost to the point where it was too dangerous to be there. As it was, the upstairs rooms had been locked ...more
May 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A 4.5 rounded to five stars. My review will be posted on Night Owl reviews website in the near future.
Sep 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Skeleton's Key is an edge of your seat murder mystery set in historic Mississippi.

When Dani uproots her life after losing her mother to move to a quaint southern town she hopes to be greeted by warm hospitality, sweat tea and exciting finds as she restores the beautiful old plantation home she just purchased. What happens however, throws her in the path of a murderer. When bones are found in the basement of the Ironwood plantation, Dani realizes that the legends of hidden rooms and treasures ma
Valerie Cooper
Oct 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Here it is:

Amazing! While not my chosen genre of choice lately this book, along with the preceeding one, remind me of why a good murder mystery just can't be beat. Set in the South amid Antebellum plantations Skeleton's Key draws you in from the first chapter. Pair together a 'Southern Gentleman' and a 'Stubborn Yankee' and sparks are going to fly. Cage and Dani are thrown together when Cage finds skeletal remains in the basement o
Dec 02, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was an ok mystery for me. I was not blown away by this book like I wanted to be. To me, it took a long time to build up the story. I loved the part about helping to make an old historical house be beautiful again. I wish I felt more caught up in this book then I did.
Jun 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery
Yes, I finished reading this book in one day! It was that good and I couldn’t put it down! Stacy Green has done it again - written another great mystery in the Delta Crossroads Trilogy!

Let me begin by saying that Skeleton’s Key can be read as a stand-alone novel, or as part of the Delta Crossroads trilogy. There are several of the same characters here but not much back-story is needed. I will admit that this will be a much richer story if Tin God is read first.

Cage Foster, an intriguing characte
Cage Foster did not imagine what he would find as he went around getting ready for the 'Yankee'. Things are going to get hot in Mississippi, and I'm not talking about the weather, I am talking about, family, honor, heritage,murder, secrets and getting even. Roselea, is once again the setting for the second book in Stacys Delta series and she has done an amazing job of putting together a tale that has all the ingredients to keep readers glued to the book. The expected again is the unexpected and ...more
Sep 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Skeleton's Key was everything you could want in a Southern mystery; plantations, the black/white conflicts, family secrets, the summer heat and of course sweet tea. (I don't really think it's all that sweet. This book started out with me trying to bring back images of Tin God (loved that book by the way) and tie them into the characters in Skeleton's Key. Once I got that settled I really got involved in the lives of Dani, Cage, Jaymee and Ironwood. The climax was a shock and I never even saw it ...more
Monty Bates
Jul 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I loved this book. No other way to say it. Having been born and raised in Mississippi, I laughed my butt off at some of the parts about the heat and humidity! Hahaha It's a great mystery and suspenseful story too! I recommend this to all my friends.
Oct 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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What an absolutely charming story! This is the second story in the Delta Crossroads series but it can definitely be read as a stand alone. But, the first book in this series is also great. I recommend reading them both because it’s worth it. Wonderful writing and the flow of this book works so well, it sucks you in so quickly you find yourself turning page after page until you’re finish before you know it. Talk about a t
Oct 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love the way that Green plays with her writing style to create the perfect aura for a scene. The pace and flow of this story changes minutely to match the emotions and actions of the current scene. Green’s well crafted descriptions also paint the town for her audience while also allowing them the opportunity to use their imagination. This story is suspenseful as well as romantic. Green brings together a very well written, cohesive story that you won’t be able to put down.

This novel is complet
Feb 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Stacy Green’s Skeleton’s Key may be second in a series, but it stands alone as a pleasing southern romantic mystery. The scenery’s evocatively described. Southern heat oppresses. Beautiful houses enthrall. Smooth writing offers a taste of skilled storytelling. And the characters have enjoyably different points of view, from Southern gentleman Cage to Yankee Dani. Luckily they have an equal desire to do right by the old house they’re restoring, and by its dead. Meanwhile an enjoyable romance, nic ...more
Sep 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the second installment of the Delta Crossroads Series and Stacy did not disappoint.

I will say I have been waiting for this story, Cage had stolen a bit of my heart in Tin God and I am here to say that he stole my whole heart in Skeleton's Key.

Ms. Green is an author who knows how to use words! Yes, all authors use words, put them in sentence form, paragraph form and in a few pages begin a story, they don't however always use the right words and make the story believable. Stacy Green makes
Jo Ann Reinhold
Sep 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Dani is a {GASP} Yankee newly transplanted to a small Mississippi town determined to bring the antebellum house she has just purchased back to life. It was her and her mothers dream and now with her mother gone she is more determined thank ever, that is until two bodies are discovered in the basement and the cop/groundskeeper comes under suspicion. Dani has only known him a short time but is sure he is innocent and wants to help. Cage can't believe that the people in his town would suspect him, ...more
Oct 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the Delta Crossroads Series. This book follows Cage, who we met in Tin God. He has been the caretaker of Ironwood and now the house has been sold. We follow the story of Dani, the new owner and the problems that arise after she takes ownership and her interest in Cage. Ms Green makes you envision the house as you are reading it with her great attention to details, and really get to know the characters as well. Along with a big twist at the end of the story! I enjoyed t ...more
Sep 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow!!!! She's done it again. Skeleton's Key is a very good romantic suspense book with exciting, come-to-life characters. The story was very well told with descriptive words to make me feel like I was right there with the characters. Surprising who-done-it ending, this book is sure to keep you engaged from the first page to the last. ...more
Sara Freitag
Nov 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book. Yet again I didn't see the who done it coming! This book was so good! Loved the characters! Loved the story ! Loved it. ...more
Sep 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Another amazing story! I'll write a review soon... ...more
Linda Sharp
Jul 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An intriguing mystery with a love triangle but a very surprising ending. Northern girls moves south after caring for her dying mother and fulfills their dream of buying and restoring an antebellum plantation home. Upon evaluating and inspection of the home a Skelton and two bodies are discovered buried in the cellar. This is one if mysteries as to the why and who. The other mystery is is there really a secret room filled with secrets? I enjoyed reading this book and recommend it.
Sherry Herndon
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book!

Loved reading this book. Kept my interest from beginning to end. Loved the characters and the setting is one of my favorites!! Old plantation homes.
Andrea Corley
Title: Skeleton's Key
Author: Stacy Green
Length: 313 pages
Publisher: Misterio Press
Published: October 28, 2013
Genres: Fiction; Mystery/Romantic Suspense

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Cage Foster can’t catch a break. The discovery of a dusty skeleton in the antebellum home he’s caring for is bad enough. But the unearthing of two fresh bodies, buried during his tenure at Ironwood Plantation, may land Cage on Mississippi’s death row. Even worse, the one person certain of his inn
4.5 Cage Foster, a local police officer and caretaker for the Ironwood Plantation discovers an old skeleton in the dirt floor of the cellar and contacts the new owner Dani Evans. When she arrives, noises in the night and a raccoon uncover fresh bodies. Cage quickly finds himself suspect number one. Imagine his surprise when Dani is one of the few people who believe he is innocent. The tale that unfolds was suspenseful as together they searched for clues and developed their relationship.

We met Ca
Teena in Toronto
Nov 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
After the death of her mother, Dani pursues their dream of buying and restoring a plantation and moves from Indianapolis to Mississippi when she purchases Ironwood Plantation. As a specialist in historical renovation, she luckily lands a job nearby. Cage is a local cop who had been hired to be the caretaker of the plantation ... he gets his back up when a Yankee has bought his beloved plantation.

A skeleton is discovered in the basement and days later, two fresh corpses are found nearby. Cage, as
Oct 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I will start off with I LOVE this story! Stacy Green has done an excellent job of capturing the Old South through their traditions and way of life. I can honestly say I enjoyed reading every single page! Just a few pages in, BAM! Action begins and twists and turns throughout the book. The ending was a complete surprise to me, and I wont say more about that so I dont spoil it for anyone. Usually I hate it when that happens and I found myself getting annoyed with this wrench that was thrown into t ...more
Nov 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Skeleton’s Key is an intriguing mystery that holds your interest until the very end, with romance and danger added into the mix to make this a thoroughly enjoyable book. This is the first book I have read from this author and I definitely will be picking up the next book to see how the trilogy continues.

Cage Foster is a sheriff’s deputy for Adams County and is also the caretaker for Ironwood Plantation, one of the oldest intact plantations in the area. He is living in the carriage house and clea
Marilou George
Oct 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Stacy Green brings to us yet another skillfully written, and suspense filled story that takes place in the historic town of Rosalea, Mississippi. Her descriptive depiction of the beauty and opulence of the restored plantations of the old South is a stunning background for this story.

Mourning her mother’s recent death, Dani is fulfilling both her and her mother’s dream of buying Ironwood, an old dilapidated plantation in the south to restore to its original glory. What she finds in the basement
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Stacy Green is the author of the Lucy Kendall thriller series and the Delta Crossroads mystery trilogy. ALL GOOD DEEDS (Lucy Kendall #1) won a bronze medal for mystery and thriller at the 2015 IPPY Awards. TIN GOD (Delta Crossroads #1) was runner-up for best mystery/thriller at the 2013 Kindle Book Awards.

Stacy has a love of thrillers and crime fiction, and she is always looking for the next dark

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“nasty critter. But something about Ironwood Plantation’s cellar made the hairs on the back of his neck stand at attention. And he’d already been down there once today. The cellar stunk. It reeked of mold-covered earth, stale air juiced up with God knows what dead animal carcasses, rotting wood, and” 0 likes
“Book Awards. Stacy has a love of thrillers and crime fiction, and she is always looking for the next dark and twisted novel to enjoy. She started her career in journalism before becoming a stay at home mother and rediscovering her love of writing. She lives in Iowa with her husband and daughter and their three” 0 likes
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