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Dog Gone Ghost

(Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #4.5)

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  988 ratings  ·  160 reviews
Who let the dogs...and cats...out?

Verity Long’s new ghost hunting career has gone to the dogs, literally. A spirit is releasing animals from their cages at the Sugarland Animal Rescue Center. It's an unusual haunting that gets even more bizarre when she uncovers a new clue in a case of a missing child. Verity vows to reunite the lost boy with his family. And when she
Kindle Edition, 53 pages
Published January 24th 2017 by Moose Island Books
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Bobby Underwood
Feb 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This may be the best of the Verity Long short stories which supplement Angie Fox's Southern Ghost Hunter series. It begins in Sugarland, Tennessee with Verity attempting to train her pet skunk, Lucy — and yes, I do know how frivolous and ridiculous that sounds — without much assistance from live-in ghost, Frankie, the lovable former prohibition-era gangster who lends her his energy so she can see ghosts, and — not often enough for Frankie — turn a buck.

Bree, who works at the Sugarland Animal
So I really love these little novellas that go with this series. They are great little additions and ramp up the emotional level a lot higher than the other books in the series. Verity is up to her usual “do-gooder” status in this one and drags Frankie along kicking and screaming as usual. I liked the fact the ghost in this one wasn’t from the historical time of Sugarland but was rather a more recent inductee to the ghost world. The story just comes down the tale of a boy and his dog and is ...more
Wendy Keel
OMG. First I LOVE this series. I'm not normally a fan of first person stories, but I love Verity and this series so much I forget it's written in first person. Fans of mysteries with a touch of romance, and great characters need to read these books. With DOG GONE GHOST we get a quick, easy, sweet read. No Ellis in this one, which I was sad about, but you do get a story that will touch your heart. It's really fast read, one setting read to be honest, but the story is so well written you won't ...more
Misty vassar stockton
i always love reading about verity and frankie and even littlte lucy. This story brought alot of tears to my eyes . It take you through alot of emotions. I loved it. It a short story. So how do i tell you about without give it away? Well bree has a ghost problem and needs help .verity has to make frankie help her. Lucy get to go this time and get leash trained. Frankie and verity find parker. That all Im saying... love it .love it
Judy Lewis
Feb 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Title: Dog Gone Ghost
Series: Southern Ghost Hunters Mysteries
Designation: Book 4.5 of Series, Standalone Novella(50 pages), NO Cliffhanger
Author: Angie Fox
Reading Platform: Kindle Edition
I adore cozy mysteries, love gripping suspense and totally addicted to anything supernatural but throw in a little sweet romance and I'm totally smitten! Unfortunately, it's often difficult to find all four elements in
5 Stars. Dog Gone Ghost is book 4.5 in the Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries series. This is a cozy mystery told in 1st person POV for main character Verity Long. This book is a quick read/listen at only 53 pages or 1 hour and 10 minutes.

The series is about a woman named Verity who unknowingly cleans out a man named Frankie's ashes from an old vase looking jar into her rosebushes and it traps his ghost on her property allowing him to only leave when Verity takes his urn off the property. The
Ghostly goings on are causing consternation at the Sugarland Animal Shelter. Verity accepts the case and finds herself in the middle of a 10 year old mystery about a boy and his dog.
Visionary Druid
Jan 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Verity Long is Sugarland’s only resident Ghost Investigator. She agrees to explore the strange nighttime happenings at Sugarland Animal Rescue Center. Her ghostly partner’s easy compliance bothers Verity. As she inspects the grounds, she discovers the ghost of a nine-year-old boy is responsible for releasing the animals from their pens. Verity offers to help the ghost boy search for his faithful pet dog. Will Verity find the missing Dog without any mishaps? Or will she fall victim to another ...more
Apr 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoy the tweeny novellas nearly as much as I do the full-size novels in the series. They have a different feel to them- a more heartwarming touch for the ghostly case, but no less developed or lacking.

This one was sweet. Verity convinces Frankie to help her solve the mystery of how the animal cages at the shelter are opened each night causing mayhem among the animals and volunteers. They meet and ghost and bring closure to a decade long mystery while bringing the disruptions at the shelter to
Mystereity Reviews
A short and sweet review for a short and sweet book:

This is one of my favorite cozy series and I snap them up as fast as they come out and this one was exceptional! From Lucy and her ruffled harness to a very sweet ghost boy to another one of Frankie's money making scheme, this had all the elements of a full length book condensed into a few short pages. By the end of the book, I was trying to catch the tears before they ruined my makeup. Such a sad, sweet, touching ending.

Another excellent
Plot Monster
Jul 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dog Gone Ghost by Angie Fox has 53 pages and was published in 2017 by Moose Island Books.

When the animals at a local shelter start escaping their pens each night, Verity must investigate. She soon learns that the ghost responsible is a young boy looking for his dog. Will she be able to help reunite them?

Dog Gone Ghost is a short story (#4.5) in the Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries. This novella is a quick, easy read and one that fans of this series are sure to love. It is a bit sad as the ghost
Jan 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Dog Gone Ghost by Angie Fox is the latest short story (Book 4.5) in The Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries. Verity Long is trying to teach her pet skunk, Lucy to walk outside using an adorable gingham harness and matching leash. Unfortunately, the training is not going well. It does not help that Lucy is afraid of Frankie, the resident 20s gangster ghost. Verity is trying to coax Lucy out from the woodpile when she is approached by Bree LaMont. Bree works at the Sugarland Animal Sanctuary. ...more
Dec 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A novella from the Ghost Hunter Series.

While Verity is trying to leash train her pet skunk, Lucy, a young woman from an animal shelter shows up and asks her to find out who is letting the animals out of their cages at night. She suspects it is a ghost.

Verity discovers that it was a young ghost boy looking for his dog who is letting the animals out, thinking they can help him find his dog. With the help of her own resident gangster ghost, Frankie, Verity goes to the place on the river where the
Hilary (A Wytch's Book Review)
In this Novella Verity is back trading services (in this case skunk training for ghost hunting!) much to the disgust of Frankie, her resident ghost who would like some actual money coming in! (although her first job did actually net some cash), the local animal rescue centre has suddenly got a rash of cages being opened at night and when one of the staff stayed over she saw the cages opening .... but no one there, hence the call on Verity. She discovers the culprit and the reason why the cages ...more
Nov 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Stars... A heartwarming short story in the “Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries” series... Verity and Frankie must discover the ghostly presence at the local animal shelter and protect the animals at all costs... Neither believe they will stumble across a decades old missing child mystery and the possibility of bringing peace to a family... All in a days work for the local ghost whisperer... Another sweet read in this fun and intriguing series.:)
Aug 14, 2017 rated it liked it
It was a cute short story for Verity and Frankie. It also pulls at the heart with the youngest ghost yet.
Georgina Greenwood
Slightly emotional ending. Still loved it.
Barbara Hackel
Jan 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a short between the novels mystery about Verity Long and her resident ghost, Frankie. When the local animal rescue shelter begins having unexplained activities , one of the workers decides to consult Verity, known ghost hunter. In exchange for teaching her pet skunk how to walk with a leash, Verity takes on the case. During the night, someone is releasing the cages of the dogs and they are escaping. Frankie lends her his powers, and soon Verity discovers the ghost of a 9 year old boy, ...more
Kristine (The Writer's Inkwell)
Dec 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy-mystery
Review was originally posted on The Writer's Inkwell

The novellas for this series are standout stars. This particular one has a weird placement in the series. Deader Homes and Gardens ends with a cliffhanger that picks up immediately with Sweet Tea and Spirits. Yet, this novella is considered #4.5. I’m a huge fan of continuity and this book can’t possibly be in between both books because the two books share a scene that connects them. That’s my only gripe about this novella, it’s in the wrong
Dog Gone Ghost: Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries 4.5
Chronological order recommended

In A Nutshell:A cute Verity Long short story without her police officer boyfriend Ellis. Verity the ghost hunter finds herself involved with the death of a young boy, and the devotion of boy and dog. It's a lovely little read. May even be a tear jerker.

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A Captivating Short Story!

I am already a fan of Ms Fox's writing style and this short story didn't let me down. It is written with the same level of detail and care as her full novels and I loved it; I found myself on the edge of my seat with tension (and a wee bit of fear), tears trailed down my cheeks with emotion but there were enough chuckle moments to balance it all out nicely. No hunky Sheriff Ellis in this story but Lucy Verity's gorgeous pet skunk and ghostly gangster Frankie have their
Who let the dogs…and cats…out?

Verity Long’s new ghost hunting career has gone to the dogs, literally. A spirit is releasing animals from their cages at the Sugarland Animal Rescue Center.

It’s an unusual haunting that gets even more bizarre when she uncovers a new clue in a case of a missing child. Verity vows to reunite the lost boy with his family. And when she does, Verity just might answer the age-old question: Do all dogs go to heaven?

Short, sweet and an enjoyable read.

Angie Fox delivers a
Margaret Hasemann
Jun 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
A boy and his dog, and a girl and her skunk

Verity meets someone from the local animal shelter that has a ghost problem. Frankie, as usual is reluctant to go along with her investigating till he hears where it is they will be going. Then he's all for it, leaving Verity wondering just what nefarious hijinks he has in mind.
It's not a problem with the resident ghost who loves animals and has been there all along. This is a nine year old who went missing almost a decade ago. He's looking for his
Oct 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Contrary to most haunt hunter TV shows, every haunting ISN'T the work of a demon. Sometimes there is a much simpler answer and you can trust Verity Long to find it. Most of our favorite Sugarland characters show up in this story. Once again, Angie Fox hits the perfect combination of notes and turns in yet another winning story. If I was forced to find a drawback, it would be that Verify hasn't got the good sense to dress down a time or three. No wonder this silly woman has so few
May 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks, read-in-2017
Verity's back in business. This time with a ghostly pet. And a kinda sad story about a missing child. As sad as it is, Verity handles it with all the Southern charm at her fingertips.

Well, maybe not that. But she does solve a mystery and give a little peace where peace is needed. Plus, ghost dog! Who knew they would be so sweet?

We got a little Verity, a little Frankie, and a little bit of quality time spent with Verity's favorite skunk.

-Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal
Feb 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an exceptional short story! Verity is back with Lucy her Skunk friend, and Frankie her gangster ghost to help a lost boy find his way. Sugarland Animal Rescue has been having mysterious cage openings, so they enlist Verity's help to figure out what the heck is going on in the rescue center! Being an animal lover Verity of course agrees, Frankie berates her only in the end to of course get on board with the ghost hunt... This had a really sad story line however I really enjoyed it. I ...more
Jan 23, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
I have enjoyed reading all of the books in the series. This one was a bit different for me. I liked that it was a short story, so something I could read quickly. It was funny, but more on the serious side. It seems like the ghosts in this series tend to be adults who have died many, many years ago. This story departed from that pattern. To me it might have been better if the author had stayed to her previous characterization.
Aug 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very short but rather sweet short story that falls between #4 and #5 of the series. Verity meets a little boy ghost who is looking for his dog and can't find her. He refuses to go to the light without his dog. Meanwhile, his parents only know he's been missing for a long time, but have no idea what happened. Verity and Frankie help him find the dog and also patches up things between the boy and his parents.
Jan 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Omg...Ms. Fox has brought this story line to a whole new level. Be prepared to laugh and cry with this beautiful story. Dog lovers will fall in love with Verity, if they haven't already ready. This little pug steals your heart and the story. Lucy getting training???? LOL. Of course Frankie is his normal gangster self, attempting to make some deals and on the side trying to make friends with Lucy. Everyone will LOVE this book.
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love the Southern Ghost Hunters series & & Dog Gone Ghost does not disappoint. I am such a fan of Verity, Frankie, & the rest of the gang & this story is even better because it focuses on dogs! My only complaint of Dog Gone Ghost is that its too short.

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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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