My Musing ~ The Skeleton Haunts a House by Leigh Perry

The Skeleton Haunts A HouseThe Skeleton Haunts a House by Leigh Perry is the third book in the”Family Skeleton” mystery series. Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime, October 2015

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. . .

This was a great read. I enjoyed all facets of this entertaining story. Sid was at his best and it was fun meeting Georgia’s parents. Once again, an interesting mystery that kept me engaged from beginning to end and I liked how the story wrapped up.


  1. I wouldn’t have predicted that I’d be interested in tales of a skeleton, but I read a short story with Sid and I loved it.

  2. It takes a writer of Leigh’s (AKA Toni LP Kelner) to make me believe in a walking, talking skeleton. She does it in spades.

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