Pecan Pies and Dead Guys

Pecan Pies and Dead Guys

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 hidi...

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  • JoAn

    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

    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 lovely and kind ghosts at the parties that assisted Verity during her investigation. However, poor Verity found herself in danger more than once which kept me gripping the edge of my seat. A quickly paced plot, descriptive writing and characters that are not only likable but lovable make this another rich paranormal cozy that is easy to read and hard to put down until the end.

    I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. All of the above opinions are my own.

  • Anita

    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 twi

    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 twisty mystery, or two, to solve, "Pecan Pies and Dead Guys" is a fun addition to this fantastic series.

    Verity Long has an otherworldly housemate she has inadvertently trapped on her property. Frankie is a 1920's era gangster who has both helped and hindered Verity in the past. You know the old saying: "When life hands you lemons, make lemonade." Well, life has handed Verity a ghost so she became a Ghost Hunter.

    Frankie has come to the notice of a long dead detective who can't find peace until he solves a case he was working when he died, and after almost 100 years the good detective is no closer to that end. Frankie and Verity bring fresh eyes and a new, but unwanted, perspective to the murder of a crooked judge. The murder took place at a weekend house party straight out of the Gatsby era with all the opulence and over the top trimmings included. The Detective has narrowed down the suspects and now it is up to Verity and Frankie to solve the case, or Frankie will be sent to ghost prison for eternity.

    In the earthly realm, Verity's boyfriend, Ellis Wydell, has his own case and Verity has been receiving mysterious pecan pies. Verity's ex-fiancée and Ellis' brother, Beau, has a new girlfriend and is having a mid-life crisis. He wants to quit the law firm and become an artist. His mother, Virginia, blames Verity and is not happy.

  • Babs

    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 h

    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 has to help a detective find out who really murdered a judge. Plus, Ellis, Verity's boyfriend has a murder on his hands and some in town don't believe in what Verity can see. Not to mention a down the road mother in law that is not a great person to her.

    Then we have Beau, Verity's ex fiancé dating a new lady in town Zoey who seems to want to cause trouble. Someone has been leaving Pecan pies on Verity's with one left killing a friend. Who can be doing all of this? An angry ghost? A person on Sugarland Tenn that hates her? I will be looking at other's in this series.

  • Mary Brown

    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

    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’s living, breathing boyfriend needs Verity’s help with a police case of his own. After a dead body is discovered near the pecan orchard, Verity gives her insights, thinking her job is done. But when mysterious pecan pies start arriving at her house, she wonders who might be thanking her… or stalking her.

    Between hard-living ghosts and sugar-laden desserts, Verity has her work cut out for her. But will she uncover the secrets behind the pecan pies and dead guys? Or has she stumbled upon a recipe for disaster?

    A warm and witty paranormal cozy mystery! (Goodreads)

    Review:

    The characters are well developed and well rounded. Anytime that I get to spend with Verity and Lucy, her pet skunk, is time well spent. Verity and Ellis make a great couple and I enjoy seeing how their relationship is growing. And Ellis’s mother is still as nasty as ever, I hope one day she gets hers.

    The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read. The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and through much of the book I felt like I was right there, watching all the ghosts in their togas, partying, and listening in on conversations. I liked the fact that there were a couple of mysteries to solve, a long ago one and a current one. There were plenty of suspects to consider and clues to sift through and were not easily solved, which is the way I like my mysteries.

    I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted paranormal cozy. I am already looking forward to Verity’s and Frankie’s next ghostly adventure.

    I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book and gave my honest opinion.

  • Judy Lewis

    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 lou

    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 loud humor, along with a few puzzling pecan pies, and you have one heck of a recipe for murder, both past and present! I adore cozy mysteries, love gripping suspense, and completely 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 one book but fortunately, I've found an author that brilliantly combines them all into one exceptional story. Angie Fox has delighted her readers yet again with Pecan Pies and Dead Guys, a full-length standalone and seventh release in the Southern Ghost Hunters Mysteries Series and I totally loved it! Fox did an outstanding job of giving readers backstory for the series as well as the characters, and this book can certainly be read as a standalone, but I highly recommend, at least, reading the first book, Southern Spirits, which will introduce you to the Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries world and most definitely enrich your reading experience.. I became a diehard Angie Fox fan five years ago after reading The Accidental Demon Slayer, the outrageously funny first release in Fox's best-selling Biker Witches Mystery Series, another fabulous collection I highly recommend, especially if you love your mystery generously laced with paranormal elements, side-splitting humor, and dreamy romance. But I digress, so let's talk about Pecan Pies and Dead Guys. The book is imaginative, unique, exciting, cute, sweet, heartwarming, and well edited. The narrative is beautifully written in the first-person with a single perspective from the heroine, Verity Long. The dialogue is smart, snappy, well executed, at times hilarious, and flows effortlessly. All the elements of this story have been well crafted and developed, but it's the large cast of instantly engaging characters who completely steal the show. They literally explode from the pages, grab your attention, engage your imagination, and completely capture your heart! Verity Long and her cast of endearing cohorts carry this entire series and have become my favorites in the cozy mystery genre. Fox skillfully combines every single one of these elements to craft a deliciously cute and delightfully entertaining whodunit filled to the brim with danger, drama, humor, ghosts, suspense, and plot twists, with even a little heartbreaking angst and heartwarming romance.

    Did I like this book? No, I LOVED it! It's my new favorite! Yeah, yeah, I know I say the same thing after every book in this series but I just can't help myself. lol.. I adore the Southern Ghost Hunters World and the fictional town of Sugarland, Tennessee as well as the vividly depicted characters Fox has created for this series. Verity Long is an absolute delight and Ellis Wydell is one hunk of burning love! lol... And never fear, Verity's gangster ghost Frankie Winkelmann, aka Frankie the German, from the flapper era is around to cause all kinds of trouble and Lucy, the pet skunk, is ever present for a little heartwarming comic relief. And the supporting characters in this cozy mystery completely stole my heart! I giggled, snorted, snuffled and sniffed through the entire story. Would I recommend it? You bet and I am, for ages twelve to a hundred and twelve! Angie Fox is a master of her craft and never fails to deliver a wonderfully layered whodunit of thrills, chills, and kills, expertly infusing events from both past and present to create a mystery within a mystery. Will I read this author again? Absolutely! Just as soon as she releases her next book! Was I entertained? Completely and totally entertained! Fabulous entertainment and an awesome read!

    Premise: Although the last year has been difficult for Verity Long, it has also been surprisingly busy for the beautiful former aspiring graphic designer from Sugarland Tennessee. Unfortunately, the one thing it hasn't been is profitable. Despite successfully solving several murders, life continues to be difficult. Verity is still very short on funds and desperately trying to hang on to the home she inherited from her grandmother. She lost absolutely everything after breaking off her engagement last year with her lying, cheating, now ex-fiance Beau Wydell, youngest and favorite son of wealthy, influential town aristocrat Virginia Wydell. Her graphic design services had been in demand until her almost mother-in-law used her influence to ruin her and her business. Had it been left up to the vengeful Virginia Wydell, Verity would have been tarred, feathered, and run out of town on a rail. Now it seems no one in Sugarland needs her services so she's embarked on a new career and a whole new business...as a ghost hunter. Yup, she's officially out of the closet and has been for months, or rather since her interview with Ovis Dupree, the geriatric guest investigative reporter from the local newspaper, The Sugarland Gazette. And that's not the only change in her life. Her kinda-sorta-maybe, once hush-hush, and on-the-sly boyfriend Deputy Sheriff Ellis Wydell is now her very public main squeeze! And yes, Ellis and Beau are related - they're brothers! Huh? Oh yes, brothers! As you can imagine, the news was not well received by Virginia or Beau Wydell. And let's not forget her sweet little pet skunk Lucy and her very dead, black and white gangster ghost housemate, Franklin Rudolph Winkelmann aka Frankie the German. Yup, I said ghost. Frankie became trapped on Verity's property when she unknowingly dumped the ashes from his urn onto the roots of her rose bush. Oh no! But in her defense, she had no idea what they were and what would happen. So until she can figure out a way to free Frankie, she's stuck with the not-so-nice wise guy criminal from the flapper era who has turned her backyard shed into a speakeasy and hideout for him and his ghost gang cronies. Verity is barely scraping by but on the bright side, she does still have her pet skunk, Lucy, a hot hunky boyfriend, her grandmother's houseand on occasion, Frankie does actually lend her, albeit begrudgingly, some of his power so she can see all those otherworldly things that go bump in the night. But things are looking up. At least, she's managed to solve a few cases. Now, if she could convince everyone to accept her new abilities and recent career change, she may be able to win over the citizens of Sugarland and make a real go of her ghost hunting business. Careful what you wish for, Verity; you could become a target yourself!

    The world turns, life goes on, and southern bell, super-sleuth Verity Long finds herself caught up in another dangerous investigation. Thankfully, or maybe not, the universe seems to have her on speed dial with dead bodies, from both past and present, popping up at every turn. And once again, Verity finds herself neck deep in another whodunit. But if there's one thing Verity does well, it's solving mysteries. With plenty of help from her gangster ghost housemate, a menagerie of spiritual cohorts of the ghostly plane, her friends, and her steady beau, Verity has become quite well known as Sugarland's very own ghost hunter extraordinaire. No, not that Beau, the lying, cheating Beau Wydell... her now, very public, no-longer-on-the-sly sweetie, Ellis Wydell, Sugarland Police Detective and Beau's older brother. Nothing like keeping it in the family! Unfortunately, Virginia Wydell, Sugarland's leading citizen, town matriarch and mother of the Wydell brothers, continues to seek retribution against Verity at every opportunity. Verity wants nothing more than to avoid Virginia and maintain the shaky peace between them, but when Ellis calls to ask for her help, there's no way she can refuse, especially after his steadfast support for the past year. An unidentified dead girl is found at the bottom of the ravine near Wilson's quarry and Ellis's uncanny spidey-senses go on high alert, questioning the coroner's accidental death finding. Ellis needs Verity's ghostly gifts to help him solve the case. But secrets are afoot, and Verity's plate is already full with another unsolved mystery involving the dead body of a former Sugarland judge murdered in 1928 at the Adair Estate. Frankie's future depends on Verity solving the 90-year-old case for Inspector Julian De Clercq, the ghost she and Frankie met a few weeks ago while on a Sugarland Express getaway with Ellis, a trip that quickly escalated into a murder investigation and another dangerous brush with death for Verity! Yikes! Of course, there's even more Wydell family drama to further complicate an already difficult situation. But on the bright side, Beau has done some serious soul-searching after the Sugarland Express debacle and turned over a new leaf, which he credits solely to Verity's influence, much to her and Ellis' dismay. Beau's decided to make some rather unorthodox changes in his life, which his mother and family vehemently oppose. He even has another girlfriend, Zoey Lee, a brand new resident of Sugarland and owner of the town's first food truck. And folks, Beau sure does know how to pick 'em. Not! lol... And to make matters even worse, it seems Verity has made an enemy, the living kind, and pecan pies from an unknown stalker have suddenly started showing up at Verity's home. Oh my! What's a southern ghost hunter to do? Take the high road, be the gracious southern lady her grandmother taught her to be, solve the case, rescue Frankie and her home from eternal imprisonment, save the day, stay alive, make time for a little canoodling with Ellis, and bless your little heart, of course! Whew! Verity may have bitten off more than she can chew this time. Can Verity put all the pieces together and solve the case before it's too late for her and Frankie? Or will it be death by pecan pie? We'll see!

  • Sandee

    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.

  • 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

    from Moose Island Books. This is my honest and voluntary review.

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    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

    from Moose Island Books. This is my honest and voluntary review.

    is set for publication Sept. 18, 2018.

    My Rating: 4 stars

    Written by: Angie Fox

    Series: Southern Ghost Hunter

    Sequence in Series: Book 7

    Paperback: 314 pages

    Publisher: Moose Island Books, LLC

    ISBN-10: 1939661560

    ISBN-13: 978-1939661562

    Genre: Supernatural Mystery

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  • Marta Cox

    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 read

    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 ready to dive in but going back into the past with all its deadly secrets puts Verity in danger. Now you would think that’s enough for Verity to contend with but alas no as there’s a murderer hiding in Sugarland and they’ve got Verity in their sights !

    I mentioned initially that this can be read without the previous books but honestly there’s quite a journey that several supporting characters have gone through and with this story there are certainly what could be huge developments on the horizon. If I’m brutal I actually felt the mystery from the past had a lot more going for it with suspense, danger and real emotion. What didn’t quite work as well for this reader was the killer stalking Verity as I had actually worked out very easily who it was. That having been said this book had so much going for it with humour, whimsy ( who doesn’t love a cute skunk?) and absolutely bonkers ghostly goings on . I always want a touch more romance but with the sweet and slightly sad ending I can truly say this author never fails to delight.

    This voluntary take is of a copy I requested from Netgalley and my thoughts and comments are honest and I believe fair

  • 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 anot

    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 another murder at a weekend house party in 1928. Decadence rules as Frankie and Verity investigate.

    It was amusing to have a ghost point out the tiny phone room with numbers still written on the old wall and then turn around and recognize a wireless cell phone that Verity uses to take photos of the room.

    A fun mystery series. I love all the secondary characters from Melody the town librarian to Lucy the pet skunk.

    A favorite author and series. Lightweight with Southern manners.

    A teaser to the next book is included in the last pages.

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