Monday, October 17, 2016

Review: Deader Homes and Gardens by Angie Fox

Verity Long and her ghostly companion Frankie are in desperate need of money for basics and to fix up the house. Verity takes on a case concerning one of the oldest homes in town - Rock Fall mansion. Frankie is a little disgruntled at first that she took on the job without consulting him. Then he is downright scared and refuses to enter the mansion

The mansion contains several ghosts. At least one of them may be violent. And the rumored, cursed, Egyptian treasure seems to have gone missing.

Will Verity be able to put the ghosts to rest before she  becomes the next victim to the curse? Will Frankie help her or just be a hindrance? Will Ellis Wydell, her love interest and deputy sheriff, be able to keep her out of trouble? Will they find the treasure?

Frankie has his stubborn moments, but generally gives Verity what she needs if not exactly what she wants. In order to solve the mystery of where the treasure is, she must get the ghosts to settle down. Unlike in the past, the ghosts seem to be reluctant to talk to her. The mystery itself is twofold - what happened to the family that was living there plus what happened to the treasure.

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. It's a good cozy, paranormal mystery. It's well paced. There is just a touch of romance. And the mystery itself has enough twists and turns to keep you guessing until the end.

Deader Homes and Gardens by Angie Fox is #4 in the Southern Ghost Hunter Mystery series. It became available October 11, 2016.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.