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A haunted church. A ghastly death. Can Verity clear up the case before she’s buried way over her head?

Verity Long would really like a day off. Between uncovering the culprit who capped her gangster ghost housemate and dodging the bomb her boyfriend just dropped on their relationship, her spiritual calling has gotten complicated. But when she steps out for a little fun at a church fundraiser, she has another mystery on her hands when a family friend plunges from the bell tower.

With her pet skunk and a spectral mobster buddy in tow, Verity charges back into the world of furious phantoms. But as she follows a shocking trail of clues through a dangerous speakeasy, a possessed movie theatre, and a spooky mob safehouse, she could end up sleeping with the ghostly fishes.

Can Verity lay everything to rest before a mysterious murderer reads her last rites?

Rating: clean and wholesome

Paranormal cozy mystery romance (with a cute pet skunk!)

©2020 Angie Fox (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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The worst thing about this book...

Is having it come to an end. Now I have to wait for the next installment!

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Entertaining!

I truly enjoyed this book. I hope Angie Fox writes more soon. Never a dull moment.
I’m a fan for sure!

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They're just fun

I discovered this series by accident. They're just good fun. Like popcorn you never intend to finish it all but you always do and sigh in disappointment when you reach in and find the last kernel in the bowl.

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Awesome Southern series

Since finding this series I have listened to all the books. The narration is really good. Since I am a Carolina Girl it warms my heart to hear the sweet Southern accents. I don't have a heavy one so I like hearing them! This one had me crying in many places. 😭 Just happy tears mostly. Can't say much because don't want to give away good story. Hopefully there will be more in this series!! MANY MORE.

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Always Awesome

I dearly love this southern series and the narrator does a fantastic job!! I can't wait to read the next in the series 🙂

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Southern Bred and Dead

This one is so great! I love the way Angie Fox fills her mysteries with humor as well as the twists and turns you often find in mystery series. She tied up several loose ends for both Frankie and Verity. Excellent audiobook skillfully narrated by Tavia Gilbert! ❤

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Amazing and exciting books

I really enjoyed this book and the narrator was wonderful. I probably should have given an review on each book but I couldn’t put them down until this one. A must listen to series. Can’t wait for the next two books.

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A great read

This is one of my favorite series. The writing pulls you into the storyline. I would recommend it to anyone.

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Loved it. We finally get to know why Frankie's brother shot him. Lots of twists and surprises in book nine of the series . I reccomend this book.

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Best Yet!!!

This is one of my favorite, go-to, don't-even-need-to-read-the-synopsis-just-shush-and-take-my-money, series, and this was the best one yet!. Tavia Gilbert does an exceptional job of voicing the characters - I can't imagine anyone else's voice for my favorite character, Frankie the German. I impatiently await the next in the series.

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A Frightenly Good Murder Mystery 👻

I love Angie Fox’s writing style. I find her books very easy to read and I like the way she weaves all the elements of her stories together. The mystery, the prejudice Verity’s ghost whispering brings out, the strained relationship between Verity and the rest of the townsfolk of Sugarland who are loyal to the Wydell family and, of course, the ghosts and their issues.

Tavia Gilberts is a wonderful voice actor.
Tavia’s performance was once again impressive. I like the pace at which she read this story and was blown away by how much energy and emotion her performance contained. She adds all the appropriate inflexions to the sad, funny or tense scenes. Tavia created many voices for all the southern folk in this story which were subtly different, meaning that I wasn’t ever confused as to who was speaking during the various conversations. Plus, each voice she created seemed to suit the characteristics of each one to perfection. Tavia’s narration increased rather than diminished my enjoyment of this story.

There’s a fantastic array of characters in this story.
I loved that the characters, both living and dead, were complex and multifaceted. All having their own stories, agendas and personalities. Some are wonderfully warm and kind-hearted while others are funny and feisty in equal measures. Plus of course, there are a few that I just love to hate. Verity’s pet skunk, Lucy, is adorable 💚 🦨 and Frankie is a fabulously incorrigible character – I loved his emotional journey through this story.

Verity is the epitome of a fantastic heroine for me.
She’s loyal, funny and has a strong sense of moral obligation to help others (dead or living). Ellis Wydell is definitely one of my book-boyfriends and a great partner to have to watch your back. I’ve enjoyed watching their relationship blossom and grow during this series, however, their relationship was really put to the test in this story.

A great mystery to sink my teeth into.
We have a couple of mysteries to solve in this story and I enjoyed the journey Angie took me on. I loved all the twists, turns, revelations and red herrings. My Miss Marple tendencies were satisfied and my little grey cells kept busy. I love it when authors can surprise me and Southern Bred and Dead did on more than a couple of occasions.

OK, for a “cosy” mystery this book has a definite “horror” feel, I mean c’mon haunted church, people!! *shiver* I did find some scenes quite frightening, there are plenty of tense moments and I think I actually held my breath on more than a few occasions – goosebumps scary! Plus, I’d like to add that I usually work out the ‘who dun it’ aspect in cosy books before the big reveal at the end. However, that wasn’t the case here; lots of second-guessing and I loved all the uncertainty!

I really loved Southern Bred and Dead, although some of the scenes were less than cosy.
It has everything that I look for in a 5-star story. Rest assured, dear reader, it’s not all bumps, jumps and scares, there are funny, light-hearted moments too. Plus, some rather moving scenes and even a bit of romance that’ll just melt your heart.

Murder, mystery, humour and a sprinkling of romance what more could a girl want!
I’d recommend Southern Bred and Dead to anyone who enjoys cosy mysteries with a paranormal focus.