The Skeleton Takes a Bow

Looking for a fun new cozy mystery series?  Then be sure to read Leigh Perry’s The Skeleton Takes a Bow.  Sid, the family talking skeleton, is finally getting his big moment in the spotlight and is starring in a local high schools production of Hamlet. Okay, so he is really just a prop in the play and it’s only his skull, but it’s a start.  Everything is going great, until he is left overnight at the high school and overhears a murder taking place.  The next day no one discovers a body.  So he and his human friend Georgia decide to do some investigating.

Perry has such a knack with the wit in her dialogue.  I find myself chuckling along with the characters.  The bone puns are just one of the things I enjoy about this series. The characters are great and I am excited to see how they continue to develop.  Everyone has a background that has been hinted at and I find myself craving to know more.  Yes this is a cozy mystery, but it still has darkness and depth to the plot.  Perry keeps her subject matter light with the aid of a talking skeleton, but some of the story is grittier.   The combination of humor and suspense really keeps you hooked from beginning to end.  This is a great series with lots of red herrings and crazy things happening.

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