Cozy fans, I have something pretty special to tell you about today! I found a series that has a character so unique I have no doubt it is one-of-a-kind. That book is The Skeleton Haunts a House by Leigh Perry which is also the third part in the Family Skeleton Mystery series.
From the back of the book:
Sid the Skeleton bones up on clues to solve a Haunted House homicide in this mystery from the author of The Skeleton Takes a Bow…
What holiday could bring more warmth to a skeleton’s chest cavity than Halloween? And when you’re a living skeleton who’s not supposed to be seen outside the house, it’s a welcome chance to get some fresh air and rub bony elbows with people. That’s why Sid doesn’t mind wearing a full-body dog suit and going as Scooby-Doo along with Georgia Thackery’s Velma to the Halloween Howl.
Sid can’t wait to go through the Haunted House—but he gets rattled for real when a genuine dead body is discovered. Trapped inside as the police quickly seal off the crime scene, Sid makes no bones about dropping the dog suit and posing as an actual skeleton. This murder is a skull-scratcher, but as long as Sid is on the inside, he might as well case the joint to figure out who used the cover of darkness to commit the perfect crime…
First, a skeleton! A walking, talking, thinking, mystery-solving skeleton. Need I say more? I mean seriously how cool is that? Sid is probably one of neatest sleuths I have ever come across. As you might imagine from that alone, this story is full of humor and charm. The banter between Georgia and Sid is hilarious. In fact, all of the characters are fun and make the story hop along at a beautiful pace.
I absolutely loved the carnival setting, at this time of year and all of the festivities it brings is my favorite. It was easy to imagine I was right there with them in the thick of things. While this is filled with humor, there is a mystery and it is handled beautifully. I loved that Georgia and Sid were real about solving it, they didn't just pull it out of the air, they actually made mistakes and fumbled through things like anyone might.
I need to go back and read the first two parts, because I really enjoyed this one so much and I can't wait to see how this great family and Sid got to the point where I walked in on them in this part. If you are looking for a new series I can eagerly recommend you give this one a look!
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