The Skeleton Stuffs a Stocking A Family Skeleton Mystery (#6)
by Leigh Perry
Sid is back with a murder that’s sure to send a chill up your spine in Leigh Perry’s newest festive mystery.
Dr. Georgia Thackery is back at home with her parents after finding a new adjunct position at Bostock College. Everyone is excited for their first family Christmas with nothing to hide. Why? Because Georgia’s daughter Madison is now in the know about Sid, their walking, talking family skeleton. But their Christmas cheer is interrupted when the Thackery’s dog Byron goes missing on a cold December night. When he’s finally found, he has a femur clutched between his jaws, and Georgia and Madison race to apologize to Sid for letting the dog gnaw on him yet again. Except all of Sid’s bones are present and accounted for. This bone is from somebody else, and when they trace Byron’s trail to an overgrown lot nearby, they find the rest of the skeleton. It’s the normal kind, not moving or telling jokes, and when the police come to take charge, they’re sure it was murder. And one of Georgia’s adjunct friends could be implicated. With tensions stirring at the college and everyone hiding a secret or two, Sid and Georgia must uncover the truth before the ghost of a Christmas past strikes again.
The Skeleton Stuffs a Stocking is the sixth in the Family Skeleton Mystery Series. This is my first book from this author, and boy am I glad I read this book. Now that I have completed this book I just have to go back and read the previous five books.
The characters are quirky and delightful. I was hooked from the beginning and to think my favorite character is a talking, dancing skeleton. Sid is one guest I would welcome into my home anytime.
Once I started the book I was not able to put it down until the very end. It hooks you from the beginning when their dog Byron finds a bone and Madison and her mother Georgia think it belongs to Sid. Sid, the funny skeleton that sits down on the couch and puts his arms around Madison and Georgia.
So, when the rest of the bones are located and deemed to have been in the ground for eight years Georgia and Sid are drawn into solving the case.
I was provided this book free of charge in exchange for my honest opinion.
So I definitely recommend you purchase this novel, you will not be disappointed.
I give this book a 5 star ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️