Review – Deader Homes and Gardens & Dog Gone Ghost

Posted September 6, 2021 by Carole in Reviews / 9 Comments

Review – Deader Homes and Gardens & Dog Gone GhostDeader Homes and Gardens by Angie Fox
Narrator: Tavia Gilbert
Series: Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #4
Published by Audible Studios on January 24, 2017
Genres: Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy
Length: 6 hours 43 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
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From New York Times bestselling author Angie Fox

Southern belle Verity Long is back in business—as a ghost hunter. Now all she has to do is visit the town's creepiest mansion and exorcise a family of vengeful spirits. Piece of cake. After all, ghosts love her and need her...that is until she meets the ghosts of Rock Fall mansion. They'll do anything to keep their murderous secrets hidden within the cliff-side fortress—even if that means getting rid of one meddling ghost hunter.

With the entire town skeptical and scrutinizing her every move, Verity struggles to uncover the century-old mystery behind the house. And when she stumbles upon a very fresh, very dead body, she realizes there’s more to it than she ever imagined. With the help of her sexy cop boyfriend, Ellis, and her ghostly gangster sidekick, Frankie, she braves the overgrown gardens, the desolate family cemetery, and the haunted mansion that have been locked away for generations. But can Verity unearth the truth before she's the next one buried on the deadly grounds?

This was another great installment in the series. I have had a lot of fun tagging along with Verity and Frankie as they set things right in the world. In this installment, Verity gets the chance to actually get paid for the things that she has been doing ever since Frankie came into her life. The only catch is that she has to help find whatever treasure might be hiding inside a house that has more than its share of ghosts, and some of them are not happy.

I really had a great time with this book. I really liked the fact that Verity isn’t hiding her skills any longer. There were some unexpected twists in this book which added to the overall appeal. There was a time or two that I was really worried about Verity. I liked seeing how the relationship between Verity and Ellis is developing and I think that his character adds a lot to the story. Frankie added some lighter moments and I love how his personality offsets Verity’s almost perfectly.

Tavia Gilbert did a fantastic job with the narration of this series once again. I love how she is able to add so much life to each of the characters that play a role in the story. Over the years she has become one of my favorite narrators and I know that her narration added to my enjoyment of this story. I would highly recommend this series to others. It is such a fun cozy series with a perfectly balanced paranormal element. I cannot wait to listen to more of this series.

Review – Deader Homes and Gardens & Dog Gone GhostDog Gone Ghost by Angie Fox
Series: Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #4.5
Published by Audible Studios on May 22, 2018
Genres: Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy
Length: 1 hour 10 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Audible Plus
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From New York Times bestselling author Angie Fox

Who let the dogs...and cats...out?

Verity Long’s new ghost hunting career has gone to the dogs, literally. A spirit is releasing animals from their cages at the Sugarland Animal Rescue Center. It's an unusual haunting that gets even more bizarre when she uncovers a new clue in a case of a missing child. Verity vows to reunite the lost boy with his family. And when she does, Verity just might answer the age-old question: Do all dogs go to heaven?

This story packs quite the punch into just a little over an hour. After finishing the previous installment in the series, I wasn’t quite ready to move on to something else so when I saw that there was a short story available I started listening right away. I really liked this story and thought that it reminded me of the show, Ghost Whisperer, more than any of the previous installments.

Verity is asked to look into a possible haunting at the local animal shelter. The cages keep opening on their own and the shelter needs to figure out what is going on. Verity is surprised to find a little boy opening the cages who she remembers as being missing. She helps him find his lost dog and get the closure that both he and his family need. It really was a touching story and I felt so bad for him and his family after learning what happened to him.

Tavia Gilbert once again does a great job with the narration. The time that I spent listening to this audiobook flew by quickly because I was so absorbed in the story. I am convinced that the best way to experience this series is through audio. I would highly recommend this series to fans of paranormal cozy mysteries. I hope to read more of this entertaining series soon.

About Angie Fox

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.

9 responses to “Review – Deader Homes and Gardens & Dog Gone Ghost

  1. I love this series and especially when Tavia Gilbert narrating. Deader Homes and Gardens was the first book I tried in the series before I went back for book one.

  2. I have this series on my TBR. I love ghost-y books and every review I’ve read of pretty much every book in this series so far looks so fun!