Skeleton in the Family by Leigh Perry

In Books by Dodde4 Comments

My daughter, husband, and I all loved this book and I want to share it with you. I was hooked from the first line:

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“If I’d ever had reason to consider the notion, I’d have been willing to bet that if I walked into a room that held a dead body, the body would be the first thing I noticed. As it turned out, it wasn’t even close.

“… I hadn’t gone looking for a corpse. Or rather, I hadn’t gone looking for a whole one. I’d just wanted an arm bone, an ulna to be precise. Since said ulna had last been seen in the possession of a fluffy red dog with a creamy white tummy, my attention was initially all for that dog…

“Sid!” I called out. “I found the dog.”

“Finally!” he replied, clattering down the hall. We were trying to be at least semi-stealthy, but Sid can’t help rattling when he walks.”

And this is how we meet Georgia and Sid. She is an adjunct English professor and he is, well, let’s let her tell it:

“I know that every family has secrets. From friends I’ve heard whispered tales of ancestral bootleggers, draft dodgers, illegitimate offspring, and even more colorful characters. But somehow my family hit the jackpot. Our skeleton in the closet is literally a skeleton. A skeleton name Sid, who refuses to stay in the closet. He walks, he talks, and he makes bad bone jokes.”

They have been best friends since she was 6 and their new hobby? Solving murders!

The premise was enough to make me pick up the book, but Perry’s characters and easy flow kept me engaged for the whole 6 book Family Skeleton Mystery Series. And still I want more!!! I hope you come join me in the Bone Zone. (Insert joke here.)


DoddeAll my life I was a Pagan and didn't know it. Now I follow an Eclectic path full of discovery. Here I get to learn all sorts of amazing things with fantastic people. Lucky me!


  1. Thanks so much for your review of A Skeleton in the Family. I grew up in Charlotte, so it’s particularly nifty when a fellow North Carolinian enjoys my work.

    Stay safe!

    Leigh Perry

    1. Dodde Author

      Now I am even gushier about you and your fabulous books❤️ Thanks for your comment 🙂

      And if you are ever in the neighborhood, come sit a spell!

      All my best to you and your loved ones!

  2. Wow this looks awesome! I will check it out. And thanks for the library tip Dorothy 🙂

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