The Mint Julep Murders by Angie Fox
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
These books are always so enjoyable. There’s a bit of mystery, a bit of scariness, and a lot of heart.
Verity is still getting established as a local ghost hunter, but is also trying to solve the mystery behind her ghostly companion’s afterlife. Frankie, a deceased, morally questionable type of guy, won’t get free until he addresses whatever unfinished business he has. It’s a little unclear what his unfinished business might be, but that doesn’t stop Verity from jumping all in. While she ultimately gets things done, her methods are a little bit flawed. In this case, they end up at a haunted house (complete with marketing materials) to visit a ghost world prison. The prison is also coupled with a mental institution so we get all the creep factor of both types of ghostly worlds.
What starts out relatively straightforward – visit the mobster to get more information about Frankie’s death – ends up becoming a scene out of a horror movie. There’s haunted torture rooms, killer ghosts, and even some scientific ghost hunters that crop up along the way. Verity’s boyfriend is put to the test both physically and mentally along the way on this one. I am so invested in their relationship, Verity’s friendship with Frankie, and the well-being of all the ghosts in the house, that I had a hard time putting this book down.
These mysteries always throw me and this was no different. I couldn’t solve it until the end, right along with Verity. If you like a little scare in your mystery, this installment will be perfect for you. Warning: This book contains very little adorable skunk time. Maybe next book!
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