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The Skeleton Stuffs a Stocking

(Family Skeleton Mystery #6)

4.51  ·  Rating details ·  325 ratings  ·  103 reviews
Sid is back with a murder that’s sure to send a chill down your spine in Leigh Perry’s festive new mystery.

Dr. Georgia Thackery is back at home with her parents after finding a new adjunct position at Bostock College. Everyone is excited for their first family Christmas with nothing to hide. Why? Because Georgia’s daughter Madison is now in the know about Sid, their walkin
Paperback, 280 pages
Published October 15th 2019 by Diversion Books (first published September 24th 2019)
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The Skeleton Stuffs a Stocking is the 6th book in the 'Family Skeleton' mystery series and was written in 2019 by Leigh Perry. I've previously read and reviewed all the books in the series, and this one is definitely my favorite thus far. It seems each newly published tale is better than the last one. Before you read them, you need to know a few things to truly embrace the series.

Georgia is ~40ish adjunct English professor in New England. Her parents are both full-time professors at a different
Sep 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Georgia is an adjunct English professor with a secret. She has a skeleton in her closet....literally. Her buddy Sid is a skeleton. He walks. He talks. He gets into mischief. And he's been her best friend since childhood. Georgia keeps her bony best buddy a secret from everyone outside her family. Other people might be more than a bit freaked out by a living skeleton, no matter how sweet and funny he is.

It's the holiday season and Georgia's family has gathered for Christmas Things are great....u
Mark Baker
Sep 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019, mystery
When Dr. Georgia Thackery’s dog, Byron, gets out one afternoon, and when she and her daughter Madison find him again, he is clutching a bone. Naturally, the two assume it is part of Sid, and they race home to apologize to their friend. However, all of Sid’s bones are present and accounted for, so they get the police involved. It turns out that Byron has found part of a normal skeleton (you know, not walking and talking), and the police are able to determine that the skeleton was murdered. The po ...more
Nancy Bradford
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a great book. I know I have not read all the books in this series but this is great. Loved it.
Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2019
Dollycas’s Thoughts

We meet many wonderful characters in most of the books we read, and in cozy mysteries, we meet their canine, feline and bovine friends too. But hands down Sid is my favorite character of all. This smart, savvy, witty, wonderful skeleton stole my heart back in book #1 – A Skeleton in the Family. Sid is a walking – talking – dancing skeleton that is Dr. Georgia Thackery’s best friend. Sid’s phalanges fly over the computer keyboard in his attic room, where he does his research to
Dawn Michelle
When I first saw that there was [hallelujah] was going to be another Sid book, I was so excited I immediately texted my friend [who also reads and loves Sid and who's daughter is the one who shoved these at us and said "WE need to read these NOW"] and while I was doing that, I found that [at first] these were only going to be in paperback and so the texting became crying which was relieved by her telling me that she would read the whole book to me so I wouldn't have to miss out on Sid and Co.

Peggy R
This is my favorite book in the series to date. This series has everything I look for when reading and continuing with a cozy mystery series. The characters are rich, well developed and very likable. Georgia and Sid had a terrific relationship that continues to grow as her life and the people in it expand. The dialogue has plenty of wit and humor and a steady pace that kept me turning pages. This is a holiday story and both Sid and Georgia get a wonderful holiday gift. I like how the author has ...more
Jan 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
4 ½ stars
I’m not sure why but I’d always assumed that Charles was gay, but we find out (view spoiler)

It’s impossible for me to dislike a book that makes reference to Twisted Sister - Deck the Halls

and has dialog like

His eye sockets got as big as an anime character’s. “I am a total bonehead. I never thought of that.” He jumped up and clattered to his desk. “I’m on it!”

This is fast becoming my favorite series of b
Update! Here's my full review: https://bookishrealmreviews.blogspot....

I received this book for review but all thoughts all my own.

This was a difficult one for me to rate because I loved the characters and the plot but the romance was not on point. I don’t think that two of the main characters could have logically fallen in love considering the circumstances so I could only give this book four stars. I lovedddd the idea that a skeleton was a main character and played such a integral role in fig
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sid and Georgia just keep getting better and better. The whole gang is together for Christmas, and they even have a few guests. The mystery in the middle of the festivities is handled with a deft hand so that a reader is genuinely engaged in the outcome and is ready to come home for a holiday celebration with all the trimmings. I hope this series continues for a very long time: it’s one of the best!
Lisa Morin
Sid is back in The Skeleton Stuffs a Stocking by Leigh Perry.
In this holiday novel, Sid and Georgia are at it again, solving a mystery that is sure to keep you guessing until the end.
This time, Georgia includes her dear friend Charles in the investigation, as well as Brownie, a potential love interest.
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for approving me to read this book.
The Kawaii Slartibartfast
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received this book from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
My wish was granted.

This book was an absolute delight. The characters are charming and believable (yes, even the ambulatory skeleton) The mystery was solid and make st importantly it was a blast to read.
Kaitlyn Dunnett
Oct 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mystery
This series just gets better and better. Highly recommended.
The Cozy Review
Sep 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Series: A Family Skeleton Mystery – Book 6
Author: Leigh Perry
Genre: Cozy Mystery/ Holiday/ Paranormal
Publisher: Diversion Books
Page Count: 280

Publishing Date: September 24, 2019

From Diversion Books comes a new holiday cozy, The Skeleton Stuffs a Stocking, the 6th in the “A Family Skeleton Mystery” cozy series by author Leigh Perry. A new murder is causing Georgia stress, and Sid does his best to come to the rescue. With holiday cheer and a great deal of entertainment. The latest book in this
The Skeleton Stuffs a Stocking by Leigh Perry is the sixth novel in A Family Skeleton Mystery series. It can be read as a standalone, but you will be missing out some fun adventures with Georgia and Sid. Georgia and the Thackery family are looking forward to a merry holiday season with Sid by their side. This will be the first Christmas they have all been together since Madison learned of Sid’s existence. Then Byron is found with a femur bone in his mouth and it is not one of Sid’s (this time). ...more
Jun 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020
This is a super cute, fun, and slightly wacky paranormal cozy mystery.

Dr. Georgia Thackery is an adjunct college professor living with her professor parents and teenage daughter. Sid lives in their attic. Sid is a literal skeleton (how he's animated no one knows), who loves online gaming, spreadsheets, and investigating murders. Clearly he can't easily wander around town any day but Halloween, but his skeleton can disassemble for convenient investigating. His skull and hand, for instance, can b
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the sixth book in the Family Skeleton series, and may be the best one yet. It's a very clever, layered mystery, and the ending really surprised me, which doesn't happen too often anymore. It's set during the Christmas season, and has a happy, feel-good atmosphere without being sappy. Georgia is living at home with her parents again after the end of the previous volume, and her interplay with friends and family is quite amusing and entertaining. ...more
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: obs, netgalley
Love, love, love this series! There is something about having a skeleton for a best friend that sounds strange to some, but it sounds purely delightful to me! Especially when this skeleton enjoys celebrating with dance parties! This cozy mystery hits the ground running from the start and doesn’t let up until the last page.

Byron, teenage Madison’s dog, accidentally gets out of the house; when Georgia comes home from work, they search for the dog. Madison finally finds him, and he comes bearing a
Heather Bennett
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Skeleton Stuffs a Stocking is a cute cozy mystery. It is well written and has great characters. I can't wait to read more by this author. ...more
Jerri Cachero
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Leigh Perry has given Sid the Skeleton fans a wonderful Christmas gift!

The Skeleton Stuffs a Stocking finds Georgia, Madison, Sid and Byron, living with her parents while she is an adjunct professor at Bostock College. When Byron finds a bone, that doesn't belong to Sid, the mystery leads to a decade old murder and may implicate Georgia's dear friend, Professor Charles Peyton, in the crime. Georgia and the crew work to solve the mystery and celebrate the Christmas season!

I loved this book! Whil
Dec 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It’s Christmas time but the merriment is interrupted when the Thackery’s dog Byron goes missing. When Byron is found he has a human bone in his mouth. Georgie and Madison go to apologize to Sid for Byron taking one of his bones. Sid’s skeleton is intact, so who does the bone belong?

This is book 6 but my first book in the series. I had this series on my TBR list for a while. I have been hearing good things from my fellow cozy mystery friends. I was not disappointed. I was able to enjoy this as a
I tried really hard to put off reading this book until Christmas but just couldn't. It's one of my favorite cozy series and spending time with Sid and company was still a treat. It's the holidays and everyone is looking forward to celebrating. When their dog Byron brings home a bone and they are reassured that it's not one of Sid's they focus quickly changes to determining who it belongs to. When the remains of a young womans body are found and their is a link to one of Georgia's friends, Georgi ...more
Judy Tucker
Jul 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An interesting cozy mystery, with also has Christmas theme. The Skeleton Stuffs a Stocking has an intriguing family member that helps solve murders. You'll find this family very interesting. An enjoyable read. ...more
Jul 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really liked this new book in the series, it's better than the last one I think. The story is tight, the characters enjoyable and the investigating seamless. I liked that the storyline is intricate. The ending was a surprise as well as the "epilogue". #TheSkeletonStuffsAStocking #NetGalley ...more
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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The Skeleton Stuffs a Stocking
Family Skeleton Mystery #6
By Leigh Perry
ISBN 9781635766479
Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Jeanie


Dr. Georgia Thackery is back at home with her parents after finding a new adjunct position at Bostock College. Everyone is excited for their first family Christmas with nothing to hide. Why? Because Georgia’s daughter Madison is now in the know about Sid, their walking, talking family skeleton.

But their C
Sep 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow. I am at a loss for words for this sixth book in the Family Skeleton cozy paranormal mystery series. Before I address the reason for that, this book starts with Georgia’s dog finding a femur. And, of course, poor Georgia is drawn into yet another mystery which she finally admits she does like to solve. We see Charles in this one as one of the main characters in the mystery, and I just love him. There are also a few other characters, and I admit that I hope they all stick around as they are s ...more
Nov 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoy this fun and light hearted cozy series. This is book 6 in the Family Skeleton Mystery series and it's holiday themed. Georgia's dog comes home with a bone and she and the family assume it's Sid's. It's not and when the dog leads them back to the grave he found it the rest of the bones are there. The police want her help and between her job as adjunct professor at Bostock College and being single mom to Madison she's stretched to the limit. Also Sid is obsessed with finding the correct Ch ...more
An enjoyable mystery. I love the family and friendship dynamics in this series. It is also interesting to see into the not so glamourous academic life.

The only paranormal thing about this series is that there is a walking, thinking and talking skeleton who is a main character in the series. There are no ghosts, witches, or magic. It leads to some interesting events that both can help and hinder their investigations. So it is and isn't a paranormal mystery.

I've liked the series enough that I've
Sep 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Skeleton Stuffs a Stocking by Leigh Perry is the 4th book in A Family Skeleton Mystery series, and another great addition. I loved this book/series and Sid the skeleton makes the story, not only is he unique, but he also adds humor. Dr. Georgia Thackery is a professor who lives with her daughter, Madison. Georgia and Madison are living with her parents, while she teaches at Bostock College. When Madison's dog, Byron, finds a human bone, that does not belong to Sid, the mystery begins. I love ...more
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In this Christmas edition all my favorite characters are back with the soul purpose of making me smile... or so Leigh Perry made me feel. A fun read. I sincerely hope this won't be the last book of this series but if it is, I'll be satisfied! ...more
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