Pecan Pies and Dead Guys (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #7)

Pecan Pies and Dead Guys (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #7)

by Angie Fox

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Sometimes Verity Long would like to forget that she lives with the ghost of a 1920s gangster. But the reluctant housemates must once again work together when a dead detective blackmails Frankie into helping him solve a Great Gatsby-era cold case. Before she can say "bathtub gin," Verity is dragged straight into a raging, otherworldly house party. Worse, every guest is hiding something.

Meanwhile, Ellis Wydell, Verity's living, breathing boyfriend needs Verity's help with a police case of his own. After a dead body is discovered near the pecan orchard, Verity gives her insights, thinking her job is done. But when mysterious pecan pies start arriving at her house, she wonders who might be thanking her... or stalking her.

Between hard-living ghosts and sugar-laden desserts, Verity has her work cut out for her. But will she uncover the secrets behind the pecan pies and dead guys? Or has she stumbled upon a recipe for disaster?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940162085157
Publisher: Moose Island Books
Publication date: 09/18/2018
Series: Southern Ghost Hunter Series , #7
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 3,187
File size: 686 KB

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Angie Fox writes sweet, fun, action-packed mysteries. Her characters are clever and fearless, but in real life, Angie is afraid of basements, bees, and going up stairs when it is dark behind her. Let’s face it. Angie wouldn’t last five minutes in one of her books.

Angie is best known for her SOUTHERN SPIRITS™ mysteries, and for her ACCIDENTAL DEMON SLAYER books. Visit her at

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Pecan Pies and Dead Guys 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy this series. What a good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I always enjoy reading this series and Pecan Pies and Dead Guys doesn't disappoint. The characters are fun and feel like people you'd be friends with in real life (well, perhaps not Virginia), and some of the scenes and writing are laugh out loud funny. I can't wait for the next book in the series and see what trouble Frankie, Verity, and even Lucy the skunk stir up next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series! I can't wait for another one. I read them all back to back and had a hard time putting them down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another good installment in the series. I hope she solves Frankies death next like it seems she going to be doing in the next book. ................................................................................................................
Anonymous 9 months ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great book with Verity and Frankie. Looking forward to the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love these books they are so relaxing, enjoyable, cute sometimes a tad funny here and there.... I think it’s worth it to anyone who starts the series it’s great!!! Now I sit and wait to read the next .... ??
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fun and touching read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So sad I finished this one so quickly. I just wanted to keep reading. Can't wait for the next one!
Anonymous 26 days ago
Angie Foxx has a way of story telling that keeps you reading long into the night. in this story Verify is drawn even deeper into Sugarland's past involving a mansion, murder, a menagerie and mystery. You will never guess who the murderers are in the past and real life. I think you will enjoy being drawn back into Sugarland.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Cute, funny & the "Who done it"! A feel good book that makes you laugh ?. The range of characters is brilliant!
Darlene491 4 months ago
I voluntarily read and reviewed a copy of this book provided by NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I don't remember where I was in September of 2018 but I somehow missed this story at my local bookstore. Pecan Pies and Dead Guys, by Angie Fox, is book 7 in the Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries series. I've enjoyed this read so much I'm now off to find the rest of the series. Pecan Pies works as a stand alone even though it's part of a series. I didn't realize that until I'd finished the book, there wasn't a need to backtrack, it was all well taken care of by the author. Our lead is Verity Long, former graphic artist turned ghost hunter. Her world has done a 180 several times over but she's still standing. She's got guts, even when she scared spitless she pushes on. I like that about her. Her current boyfriend is hot policeman Ellis Wydell. Ellis happens to be a brother of her ex-fiancée. His mother hates her, to say the least, but she and Ellis are in love and to heck with other opinions. Ellis is written as a good guy, does what he needs to do, isn't a pushover, and takes care of those he loves. A ghost named Frankie "The German" Winklemann, former mobster, is thrown into this mix as spirit guide to Verity. He's a hoot but can't move on to the light just yet. In the meantime he's got a ghost girlfriend and they go to ghost clubs, it's not a bad afterlife. The ghost hunting is scary and funny at the same time, I laughed a lot. The best line in book is "I'm here to report a suspicious pie". Don't hesitate to give Pecan Pies and Dead Guys a try. Happy reading. #NetGalley #AngieFox #PecanPiesAndDeadGuys #SouthernGhostHunterMysteries
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BizzyReader More than 1 year ago
I actually think this was my favorite books in this series I enjoyed it immensely. There was a lot of kooky happiness and all of the usual characters appeared in this volume along with some new ones. Some nice some not so nice. Beau appears to have lost his mind, and Virginia is losing hers watching him as she thinks spiral out of control to crazy town... Ellis is busy working a case deemed to be an accident, but that he’s sure is a homicide. All while our lovely heroine Verity takes on a rather large case all to help out her lovable gangster ghost Franky! Inspector Julien De Clercq, whom we met in the last book show up to say he needs a criminal to help him solve the last case he worked before dying. He tells Franky and Verity that they can work for him solving the murder of A Judge on the Historical Adair Property, or Franky will be imprisoned on Verity’s property. So really this punishment effects them both! The Murder has became a menacing vengeful poltergeists who rules the Adair property with an iron fist, leaving Verity and Franky in some trouble. Meanwhile in non-ghostly life Virginia invites Ellis and Verity to a barbecue with the sole purpose of having Ellis talk some sense into his brother Beau. Beau it appears has a new girlfriend who for the SHAME owns and works in a food truck!! She is also responsible for his drastic change into a bohemian southern artist... Of course Virginia believes it’s all Verity’s fault not the new girlfriends, so she charges Verity with the job of getting him back to work at the family law firm. Ellis isn’t as large a part in this book he’s there but he’s busy working his own case. A woman is found dead at the bottom of the quarry it’s deemed an accident but Ellis is sure she was killed. Working on that assumption he continues to work the case only the victim isn’t from Sugarland and the can find no links to help get the case moving so it stagnates all the way until the end. Leaving Franky and Verity in there own with the dower Inspector. Verity and Franky’s case was super interesting for me, I loved all the 1920’s splash. I loved getting to know all the ghosts at the Adair’s parties. I wasn’t a huge fan of the Beau’s weird story arc, or and Ellis’s case seemed like an after thought. I did thing the characters life stories moved in a positive direction so I can see a small window for a happy ending in there future. That makes me a little happy they had seemed to stagnate in past books or even back track. I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Buecherwurm161 More than 1 year ago
Love the Series. I was super excited that I got a copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for a review, which I am always happy to provide, especially since I am a huge fan of the Author and the Southern Ghost Mystery Series. I would recommend that you read the series in order, you would still be able to enjoy this book without it, but you will get a better understanding of Verity and her journey. This book was so much fun to read, it might just be my favorite book yet, it had plenty of action, ghostly and otherwise, mystery and romance and I can't wait to see what will happen next. I would love to see more interactions between Verity and Ellis, maybe even an elopement, and for her to be able to restore her home again too. Great Series and very entertaining.
TerriK6 More than 1 year ago
Another winner from Angie Fox! This is one of my all time favorite series and always makes me laugh! No spoilers here! Just pick up this book and enjoy! You will not be disappointed. You will love Verity and all of the characters.
AmyWeidenaar More than 1 year ago
Angie Fox is brilliant once again! Verity Long is a wonderful heroine I always enjoy spending time with. Sadly, I haven't read all the books in this series, but I don't mind. Never one to have spoilers, Angie Fox's books can be read in any order. I did peg the baddie right away, which didn't distract from the story at all. There was a twist that I didn't see coming. Always a nice surprise. As always, the characters are real and easy to relate to. Their relationships are honest and entertaining. I highly recommend this book. It was absolutely fabulous. Thank you to Angie Fox, Moose Island Books, and NetGalley for allowing me the opportunity to enjoy this story and share my honest thoughts and opinions with others.
finallyfifty More than 1 year ago
Who knew that the afterlife could influence the lives of so many of the people who live in this little community. The series started with Southern Spirits where Verity discovers that her fiancé is cheating on the eve of her wedding. Verity quickly finds herself out of work and penniless due to the maneuvering of her ex’s mother. All the books in this quirky series follow the adventures of Frankie, a gangster ghost; Lucy, the skunk; and Verity, our unique sleuth and problem solver. This new book in the series opens with an unresolved problem from the previous book, Murder on the Sugarland Express. Verity and Frankie must help a long dead Police Detective solve a case or else the consequences could be dire not only for Frankie but for his new love, Molly, his cadre of fellow gangster ghosts, and for Verity’s home. The previous book had seen a halt in the war between Verity and her ex fiancé’s mother but Beau is now showing signs of breaking away from his mothers influence. This leads to the mother believing that Verity is corrupting Beau. The dramatic relationship challenges that erupt based on the plot developments as the characters struggle through unexplained murder, poisoning, and police intimidation. These layers of complexity are in each and every book of this series with this book providing more depth and details to characters and community. I enjoyed this book especially the expansion of Beau. I received an ARC. I would highly recommend this book.
Hawkeye83 More than 1 year ago
In the 7th Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries book I'm reminded of the old saying, 'Don't do the crime if you can't do the time'. Well who knew that this could come back to haunt (pun intended) Frankie in the afterlife?! When a ghost detective gives Frankie the choice of ghost prison or to help solve a murder, Verity and Frankie have no choice but to help the stubborn detective. If you like a good mystery and a good laugh, you'll enjoy this story!
Sugarskull More than 1 year ago
Book #7 in The Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries. Verity must help her gangster ghost friend Frankie solve a mystery, or he will go to prison. They must attend a 3 day “Red Hot Ritz” party at the Adair Mansion set in 1928. If they fail to solve the crime, all guests and evidence will disappear until next year. And boy do the Adair’s know how to party! Many of the partygoers are zany have well kept secrets. It’s up to Verity and Frankie to discover the culprit and keep Verity out of harms way. Verity must unravel 2 mysteries in this book, keep Frankie out of jail, cuddle sweet Lucy, and give kisses to hunky Ellis. I hope in the soon to be future, Ellis proposes to verity. And did I mention Beau, Verity’s ex, going off the deep end? Virginia doing a small act of kindness? A fast read, great new characters, action and some heartwarming moments. All around great book. And who doesn’t love pie?
Krista17 More than 1 year ago
A rip-roaring time with the Southern Ghost Hunter favorites! In this most recent installment of Angie Fox’s delightful series, protagonist Verity Long continues to walk the fine line between the here and now, and the ghostly realm she moves through with the reluctant assistance of Frankie the German. This time, however, it’s Frankie who needs Verity’s help to solve a decades old murder in order to appease an old nemesis. Frankie’s world almost brings Verity’s investigating of crimes in the ghost world and in the non-ghost world to an untimely end as she puts everything on the line to expose a long dead murderer. Life in present day Sugarland proves just as dangerous, as the characters navigate difficult relationships and impossible expectations. With her cop boyfriend by her side, Verity risks life and limb to keep all of those she loves and cares for safe from threats known and unknown. This series is the perfect blend of all of my favorites genres: mystery, supernatural, with a splash of romance, and a hint of thriller. The stories are well crafted with interesting characters, complex but enjoyable plots, beautifully designed settings, and enough detail to give the reader a strong sense of the author’s vision. The books have recognizable continuity throughout the series and each one adds nicely to development of characters and back story. Fox has really hit her stride with this book. Itwas the perfect length for curling up on a rainy Sunday and losing yourself in a great story. And as always, she’s set readers up for the next installment wrapping things up with the slightest hint of what’s to come. If you like good mysteries, fun, quirky characters, great atmospheric settings, a bit of light romance, a little suspense, and an element of the paranormal, do not miss the Southern Ghost Hunter series.
LisaS0 More than 1 year ago
What do you get when you combine a dead 20’s gangster, a dead police inspector, and a 1928 unsolved murder? That’s right, a job for Verity Long. The dead police inspector who has been stalking Frankie once again needs help to solve a 90-year-old murder. So he recruits the dead gangster and Verity to assist him. Where does this investigation take place? An abandoned mansion of course. Oh, and did I mention the blow out party that has been taking place yearly for 90 years as the crime scene? Oh yeah, that too. The Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries, by Angie Fox, is the best of the series yet. It is non-stop action and excitement. This is a must-read for Angie Fox fans and followers of the Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries. But don’t take my word for it, get it and devour it yourself!
HollieR1 More than 1 year ago
This book has Verity Long and Frankie the German (gangster ghost) working together to solve a murder from long, long ago. Also a current murder that has the local police wondering not only how, but who is the dead girl in the ravine by the pecan orchard. Verity has her hands full with Lucy,her pet skunk, Ellis,her police officer boyfriend, Frankie and all that Frankie entails, her ex-fiance Beau and his current girlfriend and now someone who is leaving pecan pies for her. Full of suspense and emotions. Spooky and a happy tear or two! This book series just makes me happy! I have loved reading all 7 of them! Yes 7! Each one is a stand alone book, but reading each one is like meeting with old friends! I can hardly wait for the next one to come out! I recommend this book to everyone!!
BookaholicHo More than 1 year ago
Verity and Frankie are on another investigation set in a run down mansion. The inspector is forcing them to help with his 100 year old case or Frankie will end up in prison permanently. Much is going on with the ex, Beau, who seems to be trying to set himself onto another path...which sends Victoria on the heels of poor Verity to set him straight. All this while Ellis has a case of his own. Non stop twists and turns in book 7. This is how a story line should be! A cannot put a book down treat! Thank you, Angie for another winner! I was given this book for an honest, go and get it and see for yourself!
AnnieMarch26 More than 1 year ago
It was wonderful to see that Verity, Ellis and Frankie working together again. More of that please. I hope that Ellis calls on both Verity and Frankie more in the future because they all make such a wonderful team. I would have liked to see Verity and Frankie help Ellis more with his living mystery rather than all the time that was spent in the ghostly realm. Maybe the next case will be a cold case that Ellis asks for and receives help from Frankie. The only negative in the book was the hostility towards Verity because it is tiresome to read. We are already on book 7 in the series. It has gone on long enough. Virginia using Verity as a scapegoat is beyond ridiculous and Verity allowing herself to be treated that way shows her lack of a backbone. With each book their drama drags out in makes me lose respect for Verity. If this pettiness and vindictiveness isn't resolved in the next book, it will really be a deterrent to continuing on with the series because it sucks the joy out of the story. I don't associate with people like that in real life and I read books to be entertained. While I can understand Ellis' fellow officers feeling protective of him, they are also over the top in how disrespectful they are towards Verity. I am really hoping that the pie incident will teach them all a valueable lesson. All the scenes with Lucy were just precious. It's impossible to get enough of her. I am so relieved that she was not hurt in this story. I received a free, advance copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my unbiased review.