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Pecan Pies and Dead Guys

(Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #7)

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Sometimes Verity Long would like to forget that she lives with the ghost of a 1920s gangster. But the reluctant housemates must once again work together when a dead detective blackmails Frankie into helping him solve a Great Gatsby-era cold case. Before she can say “bathtub gin,” Verity is dragged straight into a raging, otherworldly house party. Worse, every guest is ...more
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Published September 18th 2018 by Moose Island Books
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Beth
Lots of kooky, crazy and chaos while mystery solving here and in the ghost realm. I appreciated the zany and fun-filled way Fox bring her characters to life. I was more enticed by the present mystery and less intrigued by the ghost realm antics but in the end Fox melds physic sleuthing with modern day mystery solving creating an enticing book-cation.

I received this ARC copy of Pecan Pies and Dead Guys from Moose Island Books. This is my honest and voluntary review. Pecan Pies and Dead Guys is
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Anita
Aug 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery-cozy, arc
Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.

Seven is my lucky number and I'm feeling very lucky to have found such a wonderful cozy-mystery series as the Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries Series. This book can be read as a standalone, but then you would miss the ghostly adventures that lead up to this one and, believe me, the ride is a wild one and Lucky Number 7 is no different. Quirky characters, a moody ghost and a
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Madison Warner Fairbanks
Pecan Pies and Dead Guys by Ange Fox

7th in the Southern Ghost Hunter Mystery series. Includes a lot of background but reads best if at least a few of the previous have been read.
Two mysteries overlap in this book, one on the ghostly plane and the second when a pecan pie is left on Verity’s porch. Food is a normal gift in the southern town of Sugarland, but it usually comes with a note or for a reason but not so in this case.
Inspector De Clercq is back demanding help from Frankie in solving
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Marta Cox
Sep 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, my-reviews
Another cracking mystery for Verity to solve with a little help from her friends ! If you are new to this series then I actually do think this works as a stand-alone as there’s enough background information to make it interesting. Verity might be more in touch with the spirit world then most but to truly experience it she needs assistance from her resident ghost Frankie and it’s never going to be straightforward. So when Frankie actually needs her help to escape a spiritual prison Verity is ...more
Ian
This series is a complete hoot.
Book 7 and I'm still loving it.
Theresa
4.5 Stars... Thrown back into the roaring 20's, Verity and Frankie are forced into solving a century old murder or pay their own consequences... A twisted path of lies and deceit take center stage as these two sleuths battle a powerful entity to unveil the truth and right the wrongs of the past... In the present, Verity must also avoid the sights of a serial killer who has placed her as a primary target while still managing the BIG personalities of her ex fiancé and his overbearing mother, while ...more
All Things Urban Fantasy
Nov 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

PECAN PIES AND DEAD GUYS is the seventh book in the delightful cozy mystery series, Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries. This book was great to read especially after my last read was pretty heavy. While PECAN PIES AND DEAD GUYS has some pretty grizzly murders and danger; I enjoy that it's complimented with the backdrop of small town gossip chains, Southern hospitality rules, and passive aggressive cattiness. I liked the ghostly mystery Verity and Frankie
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JoAn
Aug 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Pecan Pies and Dead guys by Angie Fox was another fun filled adventure through Summerland with Verity and Frankie.
This time Verity has two mysteries to solve, attempts to reunite a mother and daughter, save her home from a Federal ghost prison and save herself from a vengeful dominant ghost and a stalker.
The story kept me turning the pages as Ms. Fox introduced readers to a new/old venue on the edge of Summerland that was known for it's extravagant parties in the past. She did meet some really
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Jeanne Adamek
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Extremely funny, this series remains consistently fantastic!
Sandee
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Delightful fun! Book 7 and Verity and Frankie are solving another mystery in the ghost realm. Add in an unidentified dead girl in the living realm, the worry that there is a serial killer in Sugarland and someone stalking Verity, well the action is non-stop. Of course Ellis and Beau and the rest of the gang all add to the fun and little Lucy keeps adding to the cute factor. Highly recommended.
Mary Brown
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Pecan Pies and Dead Guys
Southern Ghost Hunter, Book #7
Angie Fox
5 Stars

Synopsis:

Sometimes Verity Long would like to forget that she lives with the ghost of a 1920s gangster. But the reluctant housemates must once again work together when a dead detective blackmails Frankie into helping him solve a Great Gatsby-era cold case. Before she can say “bathtub gin,” Verity is dragged straight into a raging, otherworldly house party. Worse, every guest is hiding something.

Meanwhile, Ellis Wydell, Verity
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Lynn Cahoon
Nov 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a fun trip to Sugarland. I loved the ghost mystery and parties. Fox never disappoints.
Judy Lewis
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
ANOTHER FABULOUS ADDITION TO THE SERIES & MY NEW FAVORITE!!!
Title: Pecan Pies and Dead Guys
Series: Southern Ghost Hunters Mysteries
Designation: Book 7 of Series, Full-Length, Standalone, NO Cliffhanger #cozymystery #sweetromance
Author: Angie Fox
My Rating: FIVE DELICIOUSLY CUTE STARS*****
Ghosts, ghosts, and more ghosts, plus throw in not one but two baffling mysteries, a generous splash of spine-tingling suspense, a heaping helping of pulse-pounding danger, a light sprinkling of laugh out
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Babs
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book in the series I have read by Angie Fox. I love cozy mysteries and I love ghosts. But never bothered to read any books like this until now. I have to say I enjoyed it.

Verity and Frankie were fun to read about. Frankie is gangster from the 1920's. He is dead and stuck on Verity's property as she put half in ashes in the soil of the rose bushes. With what is left in the Urn he can travel with Verity and she can see other ghosts.

In order for Frankie to stay out of prison he
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Niken Widyastuti
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I don’t know how she did it, but every book in the Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries series just keep getting better and better. And made me feel like the next book couldn’t come soon enough.

Although Verity officially was a professional ghost hunter, the ghost hunting job this time was not a paid job. It’s more of a turn-your-world-upside-down-if-you-don’t-succeed kind of job. Here we could see how Verity was a true friend, someone I definitely want to be best friend with. Some would say she’s so
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Janis Hill
I would like to thank Angie Fox for allowing me to be a member of her Review Crew and for sending me a free electronic ARC of this book, obligation free!

‘Pecan Pies and Dead Guys’ is the seventh book in Ms Fox’s ‘Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries’ series and does not disappoint! Okay, so yes I didn’t rate it as high as I have rated some of the other books in this series, but I will explain that later. This is just meant to be the attention grabbing paragraph to truly sell you this book. ;-)

In this
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Kristina
Sep 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Pecan Pies and Dead Guys by Angie Fox is the seventh book in The Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries. Verity Long is surprised when she receives a call from her boyfriend and deputy, Ellis Wydell. He wants her to come to a crime scene at the quarry with Frankie to see if can provide some insights. Unfortunately, Verity is unable to provide any helpful intel. Later that evening, Verity and Ellis are attending a barbeque hosted by Virginia Wydell, Ellis’s mother when Inspector Julien De Clercq catches ...more
Jennifer Ritter
Sep 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Pecan Pies and Dead Guys is the seventh book in Angie Fox’ Southern Ghost Hunters series. The story begins with Verity being torn by the needs of her boyfriend, Deputy Ellis Wydell, and her ghost, Frankie the German. Ellis calls Verity to a crime scene that he feels is a murder but may be ruled a suicide. Frankie is doing his best to hide from fellow ghost Inspector de Clercq, who is calling upon Frankie to help solve a 90 year old case or be forever imprisoned on Verity’s land. The assignment
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Trina
What a good, paranormal mystery! This was my first book in the Southern Ghost Hunters Mysteries. I usually don’t read books out of order but so many people spoke highly of this one, I decided to break my rule. I wasn’t disappointed. I thoroughly enjoyed it and plan to go back and read the others. Great likable characters, you’ll fall in love with Verity.

I received a review copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley for my honest review. Opinions expressed in this review are
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Sherri Lewis
Sep 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
*** I received an e-copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review

When an unidentified woman is found dead, Verity Long is asked to come to the site with her ghost housemate to see if they can detect anything. Shortly afterwards a pecan pie, hot from the oven, shows up on Verity's doorstep. When another one shows up on her kitchen counter while she was not at home, she has to rely on her police chief boyfriend's help to find out who is leaving these pies....and if there is
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Penny
Sep 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Even though this book is number seven, the series still feels fresh. The plot was unique, and I just love how the past and the present seem so entwined in this book to make the book an interesting read. In addition, I also love the friendship between Verity and Frankie, and I do admit to wanting Verity and Ellis to move forward in their relationship; I think it’s time they go engaged. Maybe things will finally change between Verity and Virginia if that happens. Or, at least get better. It’s time ...more
Maranda
Aug 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
BOOK 7 in the Southern Ghost Hunter Series staring Verity, Frankie, and Lucy. This trio is living on the land that Verity's family has owned for many generations. She is single so who are the other residents? Well.... Frankie is a former gangster ghost with a visual bullet hole in his head. Lucy is an adorable pet skunk that Angie Fox shares as the cute and cuddly of this series. With Frankie lending Verity his power to see the spirit world they embark on solving crimes of the past. Bad part is ...more
Whitley Birks
Aug 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Started out in the middle of the series by accident, but it was surprisingly easy to get into and an absolute quirky delight! I loved all of the characters and the wide variety of personalities on display, and the dynamic between Veritty and all of her various cohorts.

I was a little less sold on the two mysteries going on, which weren't very connected. The ghost mystery with its swinging 20s party going on every night was a delight, even if I did get duped by the red herrings (I am clearly bad
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Linda Quick
Aug 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! This is another fun story that has Verity, along with ghost sidekick Frankie, investigating a ghostly murder from years ago. I love this series and enjoy seeing how the characters have grown and developed throughout it.

Frankie is a ghostly mobster that "lends" Verity some of his power so she can see and talk with other ghosts. That "gift" puts her in the middle of a wild party that keeps repeating every year on the ghostly plain. While tuned in to this power, she tries to solve
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Amy
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Angie Fox is brilliant once again! Verity Long is a wonderful heroine I always enjoy spending time with. Sadly, I haven't read all the books in this series, but I don't mind. Never one to have spoilers, Angie Fox's books can be read in any order. I did peg the baddie right away, which didn't distract from the story at all. There was a twist that I didn't see coming. Always a nice surprise. As always, the characters are real and easy to relate to. Their relationships are honest and entertaining. ...more
Jan
Flappers and gangsters and food trucks, oh my!
Sugarland Tennessee is supposed to be a sleepy Southern town, but it is really a home to all kinds of ghostly former residents. Verity has a connection with ghosts ever since she inadvertently messed up the remains of a local gangster who now reluctantly works with her on murder cases both new and historical. This installment has one of each, but we're not talking CSI here, more like Nick and Nora Charles with no money. Most of the humor is
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SarahSmith
Sep 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another great one by Angie Fox! This series just keeps getting better and better. As usual very hard to put down! Ellis and Verity are even closer, Beau apparently has a screw loose since his Sugarland Express experience, and Virginia and Verity may have come to an understanding. Verity and Frankie make a great detective team, even if Inspector De Clercq doesn't agree with their methods. Fantastic series! Can't wait for the next one!
Cheryl
Sep 30, 2018 rated it liked it
I have been wanting to check out this series. When I got the chance to pick up a copy of this book, I jumped at the chance. Although, this is the first book that I have read in this series; I felt like I had established an relationship already with Verity, Frankie, and Ellis. Ellis is the calm under pressure one out of the bunch. Verity and Frankie more jump before thinking and they are more reactive to situations as well. Thus, the reason why make good room mates.

While, I liked the characters,
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Peggy Mongrue
Sep 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. I love all of the books in this series. Nice girl who can interact with ghosts, a handsome boyfriend, a wicked witch (future mother in law), fabulous gangster ghost, nostalgia, fun, romance and the cutest little skunk named Lucy. My favorite part was the haunted party. I do love reading about the parties from roaring twenties! A little bit of Gatsby meets Perot. I cannot wait for the next installment.
Kelly Young
Aug 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another amazing, non-stop adventure from Angie Fox!
This new installment of the Southern Ghost Hunter series is intriguing, fast paced, entertaining and full of rich new (or old, really) locations. A number of ghosts are helped by Verity and her gangster this time, and the ending is satisfying and heart warming.
As always, the book is well written and sweeps you away right until the end. I am already looking forward to the next one!
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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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