lp hauntsARC review for Penguin/Berkley Books via Netgalley.

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…

3rd book in the Family Skeleton series.  Where Dr Georgia Thackery, Sid the skeleton and the rest of the Thackery clan have to find a murderer in a haunted house.

I love following the adventures of Georgia and Sid.  These books are a fun read and set in a small university town of Pennycross.

Expected publication: October 6th 2015 by Berkley.  Just in time for Halloween!

5 stars*****

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