The Skeleton Paints a Picture
A Family Skeleton Mystery (#4)
by Leigh Perry
Pub Date 10 Oct 2017
Sid is back!
Adjunct English professor Georgia Thackery has a new job teaching at Falstone Art and Design University, known as FAD to its students and faculty. It's lonely isolated in a borrowed bungalow during a winter of record-breaking snow, until, that is, she receives a package with the body of her best friend, Sid. Sid is a walking, talking skeleton who has lived with the Thackery family since Georgia was six. She’s used to the oddities of having an ambulatory bag of bones as a best friend, but for him to mail himself to her is unusual, even for Sid. It turns out that Sid, who normally lives with Georgia's extremely busy parents, was lonely, too.
The two of them make plans for a cozy semester: reading, watching movies, Georgia grading papers and doing research while Sid games and works on homework for his online class. It might have worked out that way if Sid hadn’t gone out wandering the first night and spotted a crashed car. When they go to investigate, they find the driver, apparently dead from the crash.
Initially police think it’s an accident, so Georgia and Sid think that’s the end of it--until Georgia finds out the body she found hit closer to home than she’d realized...
"Dr. Georgia Thackery is smart, resourceful, and determined to be a great single mom to her teenager. Georgia is normal in every respect--except that her best friend happens to be a skeleton named Sid. You'll love the adventures of this unexpected mystery-solving duo." --Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Adjunct English professor Georgia Thackery makes a charming debut in A Skeleton in the Family. Georgia is fiercely loyal to her best friend, Sid, an actual skeleton who is somehow still ‘alive.’ When Sid sees someone he remembers from his past life--who later turns up dead--Georgia finds herself trying to put together the pieces of Sid’s past as she works to hunt down a killer. Amateur sleuth Georgia, and her sidekick, Sid, are just plain fun!” --Sofie Kelly, New York Times bestselling author of Faux Paw
“No bones about it, Leigh Perry hooked me right from the beginning. An unusual premise, quirky characters and smart, dry humor season this well-told mystery that kept me guessing until the very end. It's too bad Perry's sleuth is fictional--I'd invite Georgia over for dinner in a heartbeat.” --Bailey Cates, New York Times bestselling author of Magic and Macaroons
"A delightful cozy with a skeleton who will tickle your funny bone." --Paige Shelton, New York Times bestselling author of If Onions Could Spring Leeks