Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The Skeleton Makes A Friend by Leigh Perry-Great Escapes Tour-Giveaway/Review

The Skeleton Makes a Friend (A Family Skeleton Mystery)
Diversion Books (November 6, 2018)
Paperback: 280 pages
ISBN-10: 1635764440
ISBN-13: 978-1635764444
Digital ASIN: B07GT39K2X

About the book 
Georgia Thackery is feeling pretty good about her summer job teaching at prestigious Overfeld College, and she’s renting a rustic cabin right by a lake for herself, her daughter, Madison, and her best friend, Sid the Skeleton. Together again, the trio are enjoying the quiet when a teenager named Jen shows up looking for her friend. Georgia doesn’t recognize the name, but she learns that the person Jen was looking for is actually Sid.
Sid reveals that he and Jen are part of a regular online gaming group that formed locally, and one of their members has gone missing. Sid admits that he might have bragged about his investigative prowess, enough so that Jen wants him to find their missing player. Given that Sid doesn’t have many friends offline—none, really, unless you count the Thackery family—Georgia agrees to help him search. They manage to discreetly enlist Jen, who lives in town, and follow the clues to… a dead buddy.
Now they’ve got a killer on their hands. Probing the life of Sid’s friend, they realize a lot is wrong both on campus and in the seemingly quaint town, and someone doesn’t want them looking deeper.
And others are saying 
The Skeleton Makes a Friend is a humorous cozy mystery with delightful characters. Sid is one of those characters that you cannot help but love. He is a skeleton with a quirky personality and a zest for life.
~The Avid Reader
I love the inclusion of a paranormal element, and author Leigh Perry has demonstrated real creativity in creating an ambulatory, active, talking, will-power operating, texting, online gaming, online researching, skeleton. Yes, I kid you not. This is not the plastic skeleton you see at Halloween, nor the real type in Medical School Anatomy Labs. Sid is for real, and nearly perfect.
~Mallory Heart’s Cozies
Georgia, Sid, and Madison are all fantastic, and I loved spending time with them . . . And they help drive a great plot.
~Carstairs Considers…
Ms. Perry has written a delightful mystery starring two of my all-time favorite characters . . . Woo Hoo! I am excited to add this book to my Best Reads of 2018 list.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book
Plot twists and secrets galore!
~Laura’s Interests
And I thought 
What a fun, friendly and quirky skeleton.  This was my 
first opportunity to meet Sid and the others.  I feared I would be disappointed that I haven't read any of the previous books.  And I was.  That is how good this one was is. 

Stepping in at book 5 only made me want to read the previous 4. 
I have a long Christmas list now. 

It was a little different getting into a skeleton that talked.  He takes himself apart and put himself back together and was is more tech.
savey than I am. And even has his own lock picks.   

All the characters are fun and draw you into the story.  

 This is one that drew me in when I saw the cover and then once 
opening it and turning the pages I found I was smitten.  

I am looking forward to more in this series.  The charming Sid makes this series delightful.  If you enjoy a good cozy mystery check this one out. 

I received a complimentary copy.
My review will appear on retail sites and Good Reads.  

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  1. Thank you for being part of the book tour for "The Skeleton Makes A Friend" by Leigh Perry. Adorable cover! I can't wait for the opportunity to read this great sounding book from my TBR list.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. Thanks for your kind words! (This is Leigh -- or rather, Leigh is my pen name.)

    And Trixie Belden is awesome! I wanted to hang out with her and Honey!

  3. This is definitely a series I should be reading. Sounds like a fun read.