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A Skeleton in the Family: A Family Skeleton Mystery, Book 1 | [Leigh Perry]

A Skeleton in the Family: A Family Skeleton Mystery, Book 1

Moving back into her parents' house with her teenage daughter had not been Georgia Thackery's Plan A. But when she got a job at the local college, it seemed the sensible thing to do. So she settled in and began reconnecting with old friends. Including Sid. Sid is the Thackery family's skeleton. He's lived in the house as long as Georgia can remember, although no one, including Sid, knows exactly where he came from and how he came to be a skeleton.
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Publisher's Summary

Most families have skeletons in their closets

Moving back into her parents' house with her teenage daughter had not been Georgia Thackery's Plan A. But when she got a job at the local college, it seemed the sensible thing to do. So she settled in and began reconnecting with old friends.

Including Sid. Sid is the Thackery family's skeleton. He's lived in the house as long as Georgia can remember, although no one, including Sid, knows exactly where he came from and how he came to be a skeleton.

Sid walks, he talks, he makes bad jokes, he tries to keep Georgia's dog from considering him a snack. And he manages to persuade Georgia to let him leave the house. But when she takes him to an anime convention disguised as a skeleton, of course he sees a woman who triggers memories of his past.

Now he is determined to find out how he died with Georgia's help. But their investigation may uncover a killer who's still alive and well and bad to the bone.

First in a new mystery series!

©2013 Toni L. P. Kelner (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    A reader in Southborough Southborough, MA USA 10-02-13
    A reader in Southborough Southborough, MA USA 10-02-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Stimulating mystery with a wise-cracking skeleton"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Georgia Thackery. She's independent, witty, and strong. She loves her daughter and her best friend, Sid, and would do anything to help them.


    Any additional comments?

    Very good depiction of academia and all its politics. Very good banter between Sid and Georgia.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Craig SANTEE, CA, United States 05-11-14
    Craig SANTEE, CA, United States 05-11-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Fun for all ages"
    If you could sum up A Skeleton in the Family in three words, what would they be?

    Just plan fun.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sid, a very likable skelton


    What does Katina Kalin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Characters' personallities


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed the entire time I listened


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to many, many sequels.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Linda 03-09-14
    Linda 03-09-14 Member Since 2012

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    "A Fantasy Mystery"

    Sometimes I am in the mood for a "cosy" style mystery. A mystery that has an intriguing plot, likable characters, an interesting setting, a bit of humor, and moves along at a relaxed, steady pace. For me this was that kind of book.

    In order to enjoy this book you will need to be able to suspend your disbelief to accept a skeleton who walks, talks, and loses a few bones when he's feeling down, You must also accept that this skeleton (whose name is Sid) has been part of a family for over 30 years.

    Main character Georgia Thackery is a college professor, daughter of two college professors. I know almost nothing about the academic world, so this aspect of the story was interesting to me.

    Narrator Katina Kalin is excellent. I was never confused about which character was speaking. And I was never distracted by extreme character "voices".

    This is a book you can listen to while driving, doing chores, going to sleep, or just relaxing. I found the book to be very entertaining. I look forward to reading more books in this series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    lynda 10-02-14
    lynda 10-02-14
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    "Fun Listen"

    This was a fun book to listen to and I am going to get the next one as well

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    eclectic_pet New Caney, TX, United States 08-11-14
    eclectic_pet New Caney, TX, United States 08-11-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Unexpectedly witty!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The cover caught my attention, the story kept it. I laughed out loud as I drove to and from work.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sid was funny with his 'bad' bone jokes. As the story progressed, I wanted to know more about him.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    A real skeleton in the closet!


    Any additional comments?

    Awaiting the next book in the series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Meghan CANTON, GA, United States 06-08-14
    Meghan CANTON, GA, United States 06-08-14 Member Since 2012

    As a mom of young children I like to listen while I do laundry or dishes etc. Audio books give me the chance to read (listen) more!

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    "I could not finish this one."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone more willing to suspend belief for a corny talking skeleton. If the talking skeleton were more creative or had more depth, this could have potential. As is it was lackluster.


    What was most disappointing about Leigh Perry’s story?

    The main character was nice but just silly at home with her best friend the skeleton. (?!)


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Katina Kalin?

    Possibly someone who could lend a darker/ sinister hint and make some of the silly more palatable.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment. I thought the description had potential.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah Studio City, CA, United States 03-02-14
    Sarah Studio City, CA, United States 03-02-14 Member Since 2007
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    "Do you think the author was/is an adjunct prof?"
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    A bit heavy on the travails of being an adjunct professor. Gets pretty repetitive and after a certain point adds very little to the story.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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