Well, bless her heart! Verity Long is stuck with Frankie, the ghost of a 1920s gangster and is trying to make the best of it by becoming a paranormal investigator. Neighbors have been dropping by with casseroles and to gawk at her ever since this became public knowledge.
Now, Verity is desperately in need of funds for basics and to fix up the house where she and Frankie live. She agrees to take on a case at the oldest mansion in town, Rock Fall. Frankie is miffed at first that she agreed to it without consulting him. Then once he cases the joint, he gets scared and refuses to go inside.
The case ends up being twofold. What happened to the family that was living there – was it really a curse? And where did the Egyptian treasure go that was in the house? Her boyfriend Ellis, a deputy sheriff is anxious about her going into the home especially after she has a frightening experience there. Will Verity be able to solve the mysteries and help the ghosts to find peace? Will Frankie help her or be a hindrance? Will Ellis ever pick out curtains from among Verity’s choices?
This is a good, paranormal mystery. It’s well written, especially the characters of Verity and Frankie. The pace is good. There is just a touch of romance. I enjoyed the humor in the story. And there are enough twists and turns to keep you guessing until the end. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.
Deader Homes and Gardens by Angie Fox is #4 in the Southern Ghost Hunter Mystery series. It became available October 11, 2016.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.