The Skeleton Takes a Bow (Family Skeleton Mystery #2)

The Skeleton Takes a Bow (Family Skeleton Mystery #2) And The Best Performance As A Skull Goes To After Years Of Hiding In The Thackery Family House, Sid The Skeleton Is Delighted To Finally Have His Moment In The Spotlight He S Starring In A High School Production Of Hamlet Well, Not So Much Starring In As Being A Prop At Least Part Of Him Has A Part He S Using His Head To Play Yorick Of Alas, Poor Yorick Fame Every Day, Georgia Thackery S Daughter, Madison, Who S Also In The Play, Brings In His Skull, And Every Night, She Takes Him HomeUntil One Night When He S Accidentally Left At School And Hears The Sounds Of Someone Being Murdered But The Next Day, There S No Body And No One Seems To Be MissingSid Is Not A Numbskull He Knows What He Heard Georgia Thinks He Imagined It Until A Week Later When A Body Is Found Now Georgia And Sid Will Both Need To Keep Their Heads As They Stick Their Necks Out And Play Sleuth To Catch The Conscience Of A Killer

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  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • The Skeleton Takes a Bow (Family Skeleton Mystery #2)
  • Leigh Perry
  • English
  • 22 July 2018
  • 9780425255834

10 thoughts on “The Skeleton Takes a Bow (Family Skeleton Mystery #2)

  1. says:

    4 stars to Leigh Perry s The Skeleton Takes a Bow, the second in her Family Skeleton cozy mystery series With autumn beginning last week, I decided to focus my next few weeks on books with Halloween or Thanksgiving themes, beautiful fall scenery and the quaint, mysterious New England small town appeal After also having a chance to connect with the author via social media, I moved up this book on my list and happily dived in over the weekend Due to a little confusion surrounding the reveal at the end, I d rate it somewhere between a 3.5 and a 4 but let s not focus on decimal points let s get into the review Story Sid is a skeleton who although murdered in human form many years ago is somehow still alive with an ability to walk and talk He s lived with Georgia for about 30 years since she was around 5 years old, and only her parents, her sister and her daughter know about Sid Sid and Madison Georgia s daughter take roles in her high school s upcoming Hamlet production which allows for Sid to sit out in the theatre without any concern When he accidentally overhears a murder being committed, he enlists Georgia and Madison to find the killer before he strikes again Georgia takes on a part time SAP instructor role at the high school, in addition to her full time role as an adjunct English professor at the local college, which both serve to help her meet potential suspects and determine possible motivations Using the themes and plots from the Hamlet play, Georgia, Deborah her sister , Madison and Sid draw out the killer but soon find one of their own in grave danger In the end, the murderer is revealed and all goes back to normal as it should in a cozy mystery Strengths One of the signs of a good author is an ability to push readers through their disbelief at some aspect of the plot and still enjoy the story this is exactly what happens with a walking and talking skeleton in this book While on the edge of fantasy as I don t personally know of any real life skeletons who act like Sid , I never stop and think this couldn t happen Sid is so well written that he integrates into the plot and setting, and has relationships with other characters to the point of not recalling he isn t actually alive He s likely to be everyone s favorite character given his humor and lot in life When the writer can make that happen, the book is off to a good start.The setting and characters are really growing on me I find the college atmosphere and the family life dramas very comfy and readable There are characters who annoy me in a good way and there are characters I feel like I already know in person The series is worth investing in given the possibilities of future stories, characters and drama You ll find a few connections to different characters that make you feel part of the book, not just someone watching from afar Weaknesses The pacing in this mystery is generally good but the ending was slightly off Throughout the story, you ll encounter several potential suspects and a few good red herrings When you finally learn who the murderer s are, you play a waiting game to figure out was it really two people or was one of them just caught up in a situation not fully understanding what was happening good suspense however, when the scene moves from the outing at the Hamlet play to the danger at the cabin, it happens offscreen due to the book s narration I wasn t certain how the murderer s got from this is bad, we have to take this person out to which person actually wanted to kill the victim s to one of the suspects winking at Georgia over the whole situation I think it could have been clearly depicted so that you had a better sense of how both of the suspects fit into the overall actions It would be tightly woven and an easy 4 in my scale Final Thoughts If you like the cozy, and you want something a little different than the norm, this is a fantastic read Start with the first book and then read this one they take about 3 to 5 hours depending on your readying style If you haven t read a lot of cozies, and you re not looking for something with a little offbeat humor, then this isn t for you I liked it a lot I m hopeful for two big things in the series future direction 1 Let s meet Georgia s parents Who wouldn t be curious about two 60ish college professors who are on sabbatical for a year to work on other things who just accepted the walking and talking skeleton in their 2 young daughter s lives, who seem to be highly respected They ve got to be kooky, loving and funny and 2 Let s learn about Sid While the first book covered who he was when he was fully alive, as a reader suspending my alarm over this fantasy component, I would like to know if he is the only skeleton out there, how is it he is still able to walk and talk, will he ever interact with other people or his own family, etc I think there s to this piece of the story and I hope the author goes there About Me For those new to me or my reviews here s the scoop I read A LOT I 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  2. says:

    It s too bad Sid is fictional I think I have a crush on a skeleton DKudos to the author for a unique, interesting cozy mystery Leigh Perry actually makes a skeleton somehow seem believable, lol

  3. says:

    This second book in the series was just as fun and enjoyable as the first The plot moves quickly and had me engaged from the beginning I love the family dynamics between Georgia, Madison, Deborah, and Sid Each one brings something different to the stories and I enjoy how Deborah is coming around where Sid is concerned The author does a wonderful job of humanizing Sid so that he seems almost human even though you know he is a skeleton The mystery is woven nicely into the story and while I did guess the motive for the murders, I was surprised at the identity of the killers This is a wonderfully entertaining series and I am off to request the next book from the library I can t wait to see what trouble Georiga and Sid can find in the next book.

  4. says:

    Review coming soon.

  5. says:

    These books are silly, but fun Sid the skeleton is totally over the top, but you ll get than a few laughs from this one

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  7. says:

    I love this series so far, the heroine is terrific, her daughter is smart and geeky and Sid is perfect as Yorick view spoiler It was terrific the way the author weaved the murder accusation by Sid as Yorick into the play, just as Hamlet did Also the warmer colder trick was well thought out, when every other mystery would use some tech trick, like tracking a phone ect hide spoiler

  8. says:

    If you have not yet read this series you need to add it to your to be read pile While yes this is a paranormal cozy it doesn t read like one, in fact Sid, the Skeleton feels like such a real person He is so much then just a skeleton who walks and talks He is a best friend and protector along with being a member of the family He is funny and intuitive, curious and helpful In this book Skeleton Takes A Bow, Sid is even an actor There is no one quite like Sid, which makes him even endearing This is a family centered mystery series and in Skeleton Takes A Bow the mystery is very well written Tugs at the heart strings a bit, gives you the warm and cozy feeling at the end and feels quite plausible given the circumstances I think this is a brilliant series that started with Leigh Perry and Berkley but is moving to another publisher in October 2017 with A Skeleton Paints A Picture

  9. says:

    Skeleton takes a bow finds adjunct professor Georgia Thackery even further immersed in the hell that is known as academia When skeleton Sid overhears a murder at Madison s high school, Georgia enters the ego stroking world of high school politics The connections she makes, however, aren t all politicalsome are serendipidous and lead her down a dangerous path and towards a murderer I love how Georgia is able to navigate in this cutthroat scholarly world, including dealing with the sharks that are the SAT parents Raising her teen daughter, while simultaneously tending to Sid s increasing need to be in the world, gives Georgia a level of compassion and perspective that makes her easy to relate to I look forward to murderous fun and academic backstabbing in the next book.

  10. says:

    This book was amusing in that what I feel is the most important character is Sid the skeleton It seemed to me that the beginning was slow starting but then picked up speed in the story line The idea of a skeleton as a sleuth and family member with Georgia Tucker, an adjunct professor and her daughter Madison, a high school student made this trio a treat.

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