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The Skeleton in the Closet

(Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #2)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  2,979 ratings  ·  426 reviews
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
Paperback, 250 pages
Published August 26th 2015 by Angie Fox
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Montzalee Wittmann
May 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Skeleton in the Closet
Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries, Book 2
By: Angie Fox
Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
This book is even better than the first! She still has Frankie the mob ghost hanging out helping her, reluctantly at times. Now she has experienced more ghosts and I about speed myself laughing at her when she meets her in the haunted house last book, well she is beasties with her now! Someone is trying to kill her and the sheriff, and the old lady that owns the haunted house. Great mystery,

This is like literally me, just instead of the newspapers imagine an e-book reader and instead of Charlotte, imagine me jumping up and down, flailing in glee as I'm finishing The Skeleton in the Closet.
(I'm sensing a theme here.)

In this newest sequel to The Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries series, we follow Verity as she tries to solve a murder and simultaneously expose a century-and-a-half long cover up, confronts her past, makes new friends and more than once almost joins her ghost friends on
Marta Cox
Aug 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, my-reviews
I finally got around to reading this author's work and I'm loving her Demon Slayer series so simply couldn't resist trying this her Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries. It's still written with a light, deft touch but the emphasis is definitely on solving a mystery.
Verity sees ghosts and actually has one living with her! Not so surprising given that she lives in an historic old town but Frankie is perhaps not everyone's idea of a house guest as he's a former gangster and perhaps the most grumpy
Cute and quirky paranormal mysteries are like the Christian Rock of the literary world. If you can't cut it in the pop charts, just add a little Jesus and you'll have a willing market lining up to buy your record.

They really are a dime a dozen and I usually start them blinded by the sparkling lights of the synopsis and end up finishing them with the realization that the synopsis was the best part.

But there are some shining lights. A few authors who make it all worth while, and Angie Fox is one
Verity Long can see ghosts which is one of the reasons why she finds herself in trouble more often than not. She has the help of Frankie the ghost who is helping her discover who is behind the death of a volunteer who was helping with the reenactment of the cannon ball in the library wall. Verity has enough on her plate right now but with her ex wanting to reconnect, her not quite relationship with his brother Ellis Wydell and her penchant for being in the wrong place at the wrong time she has ...more
Aug 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Skeleton in the Closet by Angie Fox is (technically) the second book in the Southern Ghost Hunter series. Verity Long discovered that she has the ability to see ghosts. But that is not what she wants to do for a living. Verity is an artist and has started a graphic design business. She is hoping to get work as soon as the townspeople forget about the wedding fiasco (which was really not Verity’s fault). The town is getting ready to celebrate the annual Cannonball in the Wall Festival. They ...more
I was so happy to be back in Verity's world. Angie Fox has a another winner with The Skeleton in the Closet which is the second book in the Southern Ghost Hunter series. If you are looking for a funny, suspense-filled, paranormal romance that you will have a hard time putting down, then this is the book for you.

Verity is still adjusting to her status as social pariah and her new abilities as a Ghost Whisperer. It doesn't help that the Matriarch of the Social Elite, who just happens to be her
Jasmin Jace
May 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yet another amazing installment from this series. :)
Verity and her ghostly sidekick, Frankie, are at it again. Book two of this series finds Verity and Ellis still in the beginning stages of their relationship and still keeping it undercover. Verity continues to struggle making ends meet and dealing with the way Ellis's mother vilified her to the community after she left Ellis's brother at the alter. In fact, things actually get even worse between Verity and her infamous not quite mother in law when her ex, Beau, lands back in town and resumes ...more
Aug 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Skeleton in the Closet is a tale filled with history, murder, politics, romance and plain goofiness. Verity Long can see ghosts especially with the help of ghostly mobster sidekick Frankie. When Darla is killed in the library late at night and Verity’s sister is arrested. Verity will brave every ghost in town to find out the truth. With the help of sexy deputy sheriff, Ellis Wydell Verity will find out secrets that shake the very foundation of her little town. Long held beliefs will be ...more
Brooke Showalter (Brooke Blogs)
The Skeleton in the Closet is the second book in the Southern Ghost Hunter Mystery Series by Angie Fox. There is a full length book and a novella previously written in this series. I love Verity! This book is a super fun, paranormal cozy mystery. I was laughing out loud at times. Fox has a wonderful writing style that quickly pulls you in and makes you really want to dive into the world she has created. The mystery is skillfully woven - I was swiftly turning pages, wanting to solve the mystery ...more
Linda Quick
Jun 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just love this series - it has it all - a mystery with lots of ghosts and a hint of romance. Add in a great story, and you've got a wonderful book. Verity can see ghosts, well, mostly one ghost, Frankie, but he helps her see other ghosts. Ellis, her former fiance's brother, can't see them, but believes her and has experienced a poltergeist with her. Ellis is also a cop and helps Verity try to solve a murder. If you love paranormal mystery with a touch of humor and romance, you will love this ...more
May 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fun read!

Certainly more characters in here, name ghosts, hah!:)
She was able to see more ghost without help from Frankie and her sweet character made those ghosts like her, lol.

It's good and not too spooky ghost stories.
If there is one thing I dislike, Verity attitude toward her almost mother in law.
She need more backbone against her or she end up look like pathetic little woman! Ah well.

Ellis too, come on man!

I love Frankie, Josephine and Matthew:)
Mar 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kobo
The cast of ghosts expands.
Having enjoyed the blend of fun and flirty southern small town charm mixed with a paranormal mystery that began this series, I've continued on for more ghostly adventures with the Southern gal, Verity Long and her irascible ghost pal gangster, Frankie.

In this installment, Verity and the rest of the town are gearing up for the big celebration and festival of the year. The town's big claim to fame was a Civil War battle fought on it's doorstep and the townspeople and the militia repelled the
Aug 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Haunted Heist - book 3 of the Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries series
By Angie Fox
Verity Long has a ghost roommate. By accident, but she’s trying to fix that.
She’s unemployed and needing a job desperately. Her best friends uncle is offering her a dream
marketing job at the local bank. It was a dream job offer until she finds her would be boss dead in the vault.
Her ghost friend Frankie thinks it could be the work of a dead mobster. The case can’t be solved by the local
Police. So Verity steps
Jeanne Adamek
Sep 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was an absolutely wonderful book! I loved the authors first book "Southern Spirits", and I would go as far to say that this story (the second in the series)was even better.

I found the characters totally believable especially the main character Verity. She is a touch naive, and has a definite touch of Southern charm, is very much an lady--but a lady one could count on, whether you were a person or a ghost. The humorous ways that Verity would go about to solve a problem kept me laughing...

Chatel Casto
Aug 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is fast becoming one of my favorite series. I absolutely love Verity, Ellis and Frankie. This was a great read and in my opinion the best so far. I really love how karma comes to play in this book but I'm not going to say what that karma was you have to read to find out. But I'm sure there will probably be repercussions in future books. I also love that I can recommend this series to people that love the paranormal books but don't want to read sex scenes. There are no sex scenes in this ...more
Mar 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*I've got this book from the NetGalley in exchange of an honest review*

It is a second book that in this series and I loved it. I just couldn't put this book down, it was that funny and entertaining. The mystery was well developed and there were few plot twists, that I didn't expected at all and, of course, I didn't have a clue what a real murderer was.
All interaction with paranormal realm only gave this book more charm. I loooved it! Great book for a cozy evening.

With The Skeleton in The Closet, Fox once again provides a fun, fast-paced mystery with some ghostly encounters.

Verity Long has managed to save her house, her late-grandma's beloved antebellum mansion that she handed down to Verity. Things are kind of looking up for the new ghost hunter of Sugarland, Tennessee. But she's still poor. She still rotates her 3 thrift-shop dresses. And she still eats ramen for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And at least she has one new ally in the form of handsome
Cindi (cheesygiraffe)
***Net Galley Review***

This is the 2nd book in the Southern Ghost Hunter series by Angie Fox. Verity Long is back along with Frankie, a mobster ghost tied to her property, Lucy, her pet skunk, and Ellis Wydell, a sheriff's deputy and kinda sorta her boyfriend.
It's that time of year for the Cannonball in the Wall Festival. Her small southern hometown celebrates it each year to mark their ancestors stopping the Yankees from burning the town down. When a volunteer and friend finds something in the
ARC provided by the Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I enjoyed the first book in this series so much that I put this series on my books-to-buy list. Lucky for me, I received an ARC from NetGalley. If you love paranormal lite, cozy mystery and humor, you will love this series. These books should be read in order, they do not read well as standalones.

Verity grounded Frankie, a 1920's era gangster, in her heirloom rose bush by washing out his ashes out of his urn. This time
Wendy Keel
Wow! I'm not usually a fan of first person stories. In fact I normally won't even try a book if I know it's first person. It's a quirk of mine. But I love Angie Fox, so I decided to try this one. And I'm glad I did. The story is engaging and quickly pulls you in, you soon forget it's first person and get feel immersed in the story itself. I loved the characters, and found you can read it without having read any of the other books. You will want to read them after this but you don't have to read ...more
Aug 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am enjoying Angie's new series. In this book we get more background on the town and we are introduced to some characters that were only mentioned in the first book. The town is celebrating the annual Cannonball in the Wall Festival. The celebration is even bigger this year with media and a documentary. The celebrations don't go as planned when a volunteer is murdered. Verity needs to use her new gifts of seeing ghosts to help Ellis solve a murder. It's amazing how far she will go to do this. ...more
Brandi Amunrud
Aug 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This story will leave you wanting more!

The Southern Ghost Hunters series has everything you could want in a book; a great story line, murder, intrigue and a budding romance.

In Skeleton in the Closet, we are pulled into Verity's life once more. With her some what reluctant sidekick, Frankie the ghost and a new love interest in Ellis Wydell, Verity is off and running to solve another murder. This time, information comes to light that will no doubt have lasting repercussions in Sugarland and in
I didn't read the first book in the series and do feel like I missed out on some of the story. Such as why there's an Ellis Wyatt in the first book by an Ellis Wydell in the second. But it was a fast read and just fun.
Verity Long is back again. Her ghostly companion Frankie is still grounded to her house (or his urn? Because he can travel with her?) She's trying to help her sister, Melody, when Melody's rather irritating volunteer is found dead, by the sisters, in the reading room of the
Jan 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and luckily had the first book on my kindle ready to read. So, I read them both in one day. They were both quick easy reads. Like the first book in this series this book it is well thought out and written. I like the character interaction and the history used to build the story. Looking forward to reading the next one.
Aug 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this story! Everything about it! But what's not to love? A southern girl who has the ability to see ghosts, A handsome Sheriff, A gangster ghost that just wants to be set free AND a murder in the town's library! All things that add up to one very good read! Can't wait to read the next "chapter" in this southern Ghost Hunter Mystery series!
Heather Chargualaf
I can say I am in love with this new series.
You know you love the book when you stay up late and finish the book in 1 sitting, for me that is.
This is a book that anyone will enjoy reading. The only problem with the book is I now have to wait till next year for the next book.
E.G. Manetti
Another fun installment of Southern Spirits. I think I like this series better than the The Accidental Demon Slayer. Ellis is nicely hunky, and sufficiently alpha without being over bearing. Verity continues to charm as does the ever cuddlesome Lucy-the-pet-skunk.
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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.

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Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries (8 books)
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