The Skeleton Haunts a House (#3)

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Sid the Skeleton bones up on clues to solve a Haunted House homicide in this mystery from the author of The Skeleton Takes a Bow…

What holiday could bring more warmth to a skeleton’s chest cavity than Halloween? And when you’re a living skeleton who’s not supposed to be seen outside the house, it’s a welcome chance to get some fresh air and rub bony elbows with people. That’s why Sid doesn’t mind wearing a full-body dog suit and going as Scooby-Doo along with Georgia Thackery’s Velma to the Halloween Howl.

Sid can’t wait to go through the Haunted House—but he gets rattled for real when a genuine dead body is discovered. Trapped inside as the police quickly seal off the crime scene, Sid makes no bones about dropping the dog suit and posing as an actual skeleton. This murder is a skull-scratcher, but as long as Sid is on the inside, he might as well case the joint to figure out who used the cover of darkness to commit the perfect crime…


"This is a smart, fun book with lots of twists and a wry humor, making it the perfect Halloween book you can read late into the night and not have nightmares from."


“This fun cozy paranormal mystery provides a unique look at the investigative process when one of the sleuths has been distilled down to bare bones—literally [...] The characters are fun and the wacky situations escalate nicely to the exciting climax.”

Night Owl Suspense

“Leigh Perry does a marvelous job utilizing the humorous aspects to full effect as there are more than a few laugh-out-loud moments. However, the sense of family togetherness is what truly makes THE SKELETON HAUNTS A HOUSE perfect [...] each and every aspect of THE SKELETON HAUNTS A HOUSE is a true delight.”

Fresh Fiction

“Sid and Georgia are an amazing duo. They complement each other very well and part of the reason why I love original and creative cozy-mysteries such as this one."

Night Owl Book Cafe

“A haunted house full of creepy gimmicks and crazy talented scare actors, murder, and a skeleton that walks, talks and solves crimes […] This is probably the most perfect Halloween cozy setup ever written.”

The Cozy Pages

“The perfect mystery to cozy up with on Halloween or any other time of the year.”

Kings River Life Magazine

“Sid and McHades Hall, the light touch of the Scooby-Doo costumes, and the carnival, are all perfect for a Halloween mystery. Actually, though, THE SKELETON HAUNTS A HOUSE, will be a treat, not a trick, any time of year.”

Lesa’s Book Critiques

"Leigh Perry is a wonderful author. Not only does she pen an awesome mystery, but she makes you forget that one of the lead characters is dead and a skeleton, even though it’s of course mentioned in the story many times. She has given a personality and a soul to a walking stack of bones and it works!”

Lisa K’s Book Reviews

“I will come right out and say it – I love Sid! The concept of a “living” skeleton as a main character should not work, but it does, delightfully so [...] THE SKELETON HAUNTS A HOUSE, and the entire Family Skeleton Mystery series for that matter, is a fun-filled, action-packed read that engrosses the reader from the first page to the last. Highly recommended!”

Open Book Society

“If you like quirky cozy mysteries, you’ve got to try the Family Skeleton series by Leigh Perry.”

Michelle’s Romantic Tangle Review

“One of the freshest and original voices in the subgenre of paranormal mystery.”

Talk Nerdy With Us

“Sid (he likes to think of himself as Sherlock Bones) and Georgia come through in the end, of course, and there’s a lot of fun (and a bit of romance) to be had along the way. Check it out.”

Bill Crider