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.
Georgia Thackery. She's independent, witty, and strong. She loves her daughter and her best friend, Sid, and would do anything to help them.
Very good depiction of academia and all its politics. Very good banter between Sid and Georgia.
Just plan fun.
Sid, a very likable skelton
I laughed the entire time I listened
Looking forward to many, many sequels.
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.
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.
The main character was nice but just silly at home with her best friend the skeleton. (?!)
Possibly someone who could lend a darker/ sinister hint and make some of the silly more palatable.
Disappointment. I thought the description had potential.
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.
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