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 home....
Until 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 missing.
Sid 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....
©2014 Toni L.P. Kelner (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
This is the second book in the skeleton mystery stories. Very, very tongue in cheek in its concepts, but very enjoyable as a murder mystery novel.
This is just the right kind of lighthearted novel that you may wish to read if you are a murder mystery fan. It is not overly taxing but it is not by any means a simplistic tail. You will enjoy it immensely just as a relaxing read especially, if you have just finished a big novel and still wish to read but do not want to bog yourself down in A complex narratives.
I would however, advise that you read the books in order, so this is book 2, you really need to read book 1. Even though it will not be a great challenge to read them out of sequence, you will receive all the backstory if you read them in order.
Enjoyed this even more than the first book. The narration was good and the characters are really starting to flesh out (pun intended). As murder mysteries go this is fairly light hearted but covers some serious topics. I managed to figure out the murderer a lot sooner than in the first book, but it was still satisfying. Bring on book 3
another good story where sid, Georgia and Madison join forces to find a murder.
a cosy mystery where I enjoyed learning about the American educational system.
looking forward to the next in the series..
"Humerous, Relaxing "Cozy""
I liked the first book in this series enough to buy the second one when it became available on Audible.
What makes this series unique for me is that one of the main characters is a skeleton named Sid who walks, talks, and has a Facebook page, but doesn't eat or breathe. The other main characters are regular human beings who accept Sid as normal part of their lives.
The plotting of the first book seemed more intricate and enjoyable to me. Even so, I like the main characters and the humor and liked this book. If there is a third book in the series I will read it.
"Liked book 1..."
This book started out ok but got off track about the skeleton part of the story and almost became a handbook for college professors with emphasis on the subject of tenure vs not. TMI
The story was good. but I am not sure what it would take to get this narrator excited. She would be a great golf announcer. in the future, if I get any more skeleton books, I will get them on Kindle. Her voice is very pleasant but too impersonal. I don't feel the emotional ties to the characters in her performance.
Once again I am pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed this book. It has the right amount of humor, drama and action to make it a great cozy mystery. The characters are funny and engaging. The plot moves at a consistent pace with lots of plot twists. Sid is funny and the family dynamics ring true. This is a great story and a great series.
"LOVE THIS SERIES"
This series is a fun romp as seen through the eyes of a skeleton. It is cleverly written full of mystery and fun. It is not a "deep" read which is something we all need once in a while. I hope you give it a chance next time you need a lite read!
"Another great story!"
I really enjoyed this story, as well as the first one. I'm hoping there are more to come. The narrator was perfect.
"Fun and made me want to keep reading."
Yes, I would recommend it. I never thought I would read a book where one of the characters is a skeleton but it was entertaining. I liked it that the writer didn't need to make up ways that explained how a skeleton could walk and talk. Somehow she wrote it so you just accepted it. I found characters that I could like and that's always important to me.
The humor and the connection between the characters.
I realized half way in that I just accepted Sid's voice just like the human characters! The cadence of his voice was steady and perfect for who he was. All the characters were well read and appropriate. You could hear the age and gender differences and they were right on.
Funny bone friends till end!
"better then the first."
I really like the first but this was much better. I hope the third will be coming soon.
Different, they didn't have a body but had just went on Sid's word a lone.
When Sid break'the door in.
I am enjoying this series, love the concept and it makes you laugh at Sid and his predicaments. If you are looking for an easy listen this is the one
Pity there are only 2 in this series. Makes you wish you could have a "pet" skeleton.
Thoroughly enjoyed this light hearted book. Just picturing what was happening made me laugh. If you want something nice and light but gets you wondering who did it get this book.
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