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Just because she can see the dead doesn’t mean Verity Long wants to spend her days hunting ghosts. Instead, she’s over the moon to land a marketing job at the local bank… until she finds her new boss dead in the vault. Even her ghost friend, Frankie, knows that's no way to start a career. Relieved to let the police take charge, Verity steps aside, bound and determined to Just because she can see the dead doesn’t mean Verity Long wants to spend her days hunting ghosts. Instead, she’s over the moon to land a marketing job at the local bank… until she finds her new boss dead in the vault. Even her ghost friend, Frankie, knows that's no way to start a career. Relieved to let the police take charge, Verity steps aside, bound and determined to keep her ghost sightings to herself. But when she learns the main suspect in the murder is a very crooked, very dead mobster, Verity knows it's up to her to solve the case. She teams up with her ghostly gangster buddy Frankie, as well as the irresistible and charming Ellis, as the three of them search haunted mob hideouts, hidden passageways, and historic cemeteries for the facts behind the heist of the century — and a modern-day motive for murder. Too bad uncovering the truth could very well make Verity the next victim...


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Just because she can see the dead doesn’t mean Verity Long wants to spend her days hunting ghosts. Instead, she’s over the moon to land a marketing job at the local bank… until she finds her new boss dead in the vault. Even her ghost friend, Frankie, knows that's no way to start a career. Relieved to let the police take charge, Verity steps aside, bound and determined to Just because she can see the dead doesn’t mean Verity Long wants to spend her days hunting ghosts. Instead, she’s over the moon to land a marketing job at the local bank… until she finds her new boss dead in the vault. Even her ghost friend, Frankie, knows that's no way to start a career. Relieved to let the police take charge, Verity steps aside, bound and determined to keep her ghost sightings to herself. But when she learns the main suspect in the murder is a very crooked, very dead mobster, Verity knows it's up to her to solve the case. She teams up with her ghostly gangster buddy Frankie, as well as the irresistible and charming Ellis, as the three of them search haunted mob hideouts, hidden passageways, and historic cemeteries for the facts behind the heist of the century — and a modern-day motive for murder. Too bad uncovering the truth could very well make Verity the next victim...

30 review for The Haunted Heist

  1. 4 out of 5

    Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin

    I won this in a GoodReads FirstReads giveway. I was surprised when I got the book and it was autographed, with some postcards of the authors other books, a note from the author and a writing pen. I collected writing pens so that was an added bonus! I had fun with this book. It was a rather comedic murder mystery with ghosts. Fun gangster ghosts! Verity is a cool character. She can see ghosts and an old gangster ghost from back in the day lives with her. Verity has a SKUNK for a pet which is too c I won this in a GoodReads FirstReads giveway. I was surprised when I got the book and it was autographed, with some postcards of the authors other books, a note from the author and a writing pen. I collected writing pens so that was an added bonus! I had fun with this book. It was a rather comedic murder mystery with ghosts. Fun gangster ghosts! Verity is a cool character. She can see ghosts and an old gangster ghost from back in the day lives with her. Verity has a SKUNK for a pet which is too cool. Her name is Lucy (that's my dogs name) and little Lucy acts like a dog. How cute is that. Also, Verity goes around town in a 1978 avocado-green cadillac. What better way to cruise around with your gangster ghost friend! Verity is an artist of sorts and she goes to get a job at the local bank because she has known the manager/owner for many years. But just like Verity's luck, he is killed not long after she gets to the bank. Now Verity and Frankie (ghost) are on the case. I'd seen it happen. And although I'd never experienced it, I'd seen ghosts on television leap into a living body. I stiffened. It had felt ice cold in the vault, and Carla had been freezing as she stood over Reggie. "What if Carla was possessed?" "Ew. Yuck." He stared at me as if I'd gone off my rocker. "I ain't never heard of a ghost doing that. Do you realize how slimy you living feel?" "I'll take your word for it." Frankie and I had touched once by accident and the results hadn't been at all pleasant. It felt like walking around in someone else's wet, cold underwear. That's a lovely thought right? Anyway, the book is a lot of fun. There are shoot-outs with gangster ghosts. Yep, that's what I said, gangster ghosts, a sweet love connection brewing between Verity and Ellis (a cop who knows about Verity seeing and talking to ghosts), and secrets revealed. It's not a long book so if you want a funny little mystery with ghosts, here's your book. I enjoyed it. MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List

  2. 4 out of 5

    Wanda

    Halloween Bingo 2021 This series by Angie Fox is kind of like cotton candy--there's not a whole lot there, bit it's sweet and fun. Verity, the main character, can see some ghosts and has accidentally trapped a ghostly gangster on her property. Frankie is most unhappy about this—how is he supposed to swill booze, play cards, hit on dames, and shoot his dead buddies while he's confined to the home of a broke goodie-two-shoes like Verity? That's not Verity's only issue. She's broke because she c Halloween Bingo 2021 This series by Angie Fox is kind of like cotton candy--there's not a whole lot there, bit it's sweet and fun. Verity, the main character, can see some ghosts and has accidentally trapped a ghostly gangster on her property. Frankie is most unhappy about this—how is he supposed to swill booze, play cards, hit on dames, and shoot his dead buddies while he's confined to the home of a broke goodie-two-shoes like Verity? That's not Verity's only issue. She's broke because she called off her wedding to a cheating man from a prominent family of the tiny town of Sugarland. Her almost ex-mother-in-law has influence and is gunning for our girl. Could things be more complicated? You bet! Verity is now dating her ex's brother, a handsome police officer. He's a contrast to his sleazy sibling and Verity would like to quit sneaking around, but she just doesn't need additional animosity. Two issues hit at the same time. Ellis is ready to go public and Frankie is ready for freedom and neither of them are inclined to wait or be cautious. Verity has a line on a good job when her potential employer is shot dead right after her job interview. If she can depend on Ellis and cajole Frankie, they can maybe solve this murder! I spent my own money on this book and I'm not disappointed that I did. I'd rate it on the lower end of the four star rating (maybe 3.7 stars?) but I did really enjoy it, fluffy as it is.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Ian

    I kind of feel that this book deserves 5 Stars for no other reason than I'm at book three and I still love it. No great surprises. Most readers will guess whodunit and I imagine quite a few will figure out how as well. It doesn't really matter, it's great fun, I genuinely like the characters and I want to read more of them. So 4 Stars for the book and a bonus star because the series still catches my attention. I kind of feel that this book deserves 5 Stars for no other reason than I'm at book three and I still love it. No great surprises. Most readers will guess whodunit and I imagine quite a few will figure out how as well. It doesn't really matter, it's great fun, I genuinely like the characters and I want to read more of them. So 4 Stars for the book and a bonus star because the series still catches my attention.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Carole (Carole's Random Life)

    This review can also be found at https://carolesrandomlife.com/ Oh, this was fun! I have really been enjoying the Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries series so I was eager to listen to this installment. It was really easy to slip back into Verity’s world and I could wait to go along as she worked to solve another mystery with her ghostly companion, Frankie. From beginning to end, I was completely entertained by this delightful cozy mystery. When Verity gets the chance to work with the local bank, she This review can also be found at https://carolesrandomlife.com/ Oh, this was fun! I have really been enjoying the Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries series so I was eager to listen to this installment. It was really easy to slip back into Verity’s world and I could wait to go along as she worked to solve another mystery with her ghostly companion, Frankie. From beginning to end, I was completely entertained by this delightful cozy mystery. When Verity gets the chance to work with the local bank, she is excited about the opportunity until the man giving her the job ends up dead in the bank’s vault during their first meeting. When she figures out that a ghost may have some involvement, she knows that she needs to look into the case. The mystery kept me guessing and there were some developments that will impact future books in the series. Tavia Gilbert is one of my favorite narrators and I think that she does a fantastic job with this series. I love the voices that she uses for Verity, Frankie, Ellis, and all of the other characters. I think that she is able to add a lot of emotion to her reading which really helps to bring the story to life. I am sure that her narration added to my overall enjoyment of this book. I would definitely recommend this book to others. I really like all of the characters in this series and think that the paranormal element is very well done. I cannot wait to check out more of Verity’s adventures!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Montzalee Wittmann

    The Haunted Heist By: Angie Fox Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert This is such a funny and fun series. I find myself giggling off and on! In this one, the bank is robbed when she is there, and of course so is the ghost Frankie. Frankie finds his long lost friend. It is a very interesting and crazy story that has plenty of twists and crazy ghosts! I love this series! The narrator is so fabulous! She makes the funny parts funnier and and scary parts...funnier!!! LOL, because they usually are meant to be! Lis The Haunted Heist By: Angie Fox Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert This is such a funny and fun series. I find myself giggling off and on! In this one, the bank is robbed when she is there, and of course so is the ghost Frankie. Frankie finds his long lost friend. It is a very interesting and crazy story that has plenty of twists and crazy ghosts! I love this series! The narrator is so fabulous! She makes the funny parts funnier and and scary parts...funnier!!! LOL, because they usually are meant to be! Listen to this series in order!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Marta Cox

    This is the third book about Verity and her ghostly side kick Frankie. There's a tiny part of me that feels sorry for Frankie as there he was free and living his afterlife anywhere he wanted when boom, he gets 'captured' by Verity and now they are stuck with each other. It's not Verity's fault and she really is trying to help Frankie go free but there's no denying that with Frankie around life has many ups and downs . Speaking of downs Verity still has the problem of a vindictive 'nearly' mother This is the third book about Verity and her ghostly side kick Frankie. There's a tiny part of me that feels sorry for Frankie as there he was free and living his afterlife anywhere he wanted when boom, he gets 'captured' by Verity and now they are stuck with each other. It's not Verity's fault and she really is trying to help Frankie go free but there's no denying that with Frankie around life has many ups and downs . Speaking of downs Verity still has the problem of a vindictive 'nearly' mother in law to cope with and that scheming manipulative female ( yep I'm thinking an entirely different word!) has made sure Verity is penniless and unemployed. Now luckily she gets offered a job at the bank but finding her new boss dead in the banks vault kind of puts the kibosh on that! It's ok Verity will step back and let the police do their thing but when Frankie starts believing a long dead mobster is guilty of the crime it's time for this intrepid duo to start investigating . Well this kept me wondering just who committed the murder and why . I love trying to unravel a mystery and this author certainly set up a good one here. It's the characters that help drive this story though and whether it's a cute skunk or a grumpy and most definitely non PC ghost it's most definitely a fun read. If romance is what you seek then it's on the back burner but fear not there's a very persistent officer who appears to have a back bone , hurrah! I was thoroughly entertained and freely admit it's Frankie and all the mayhem he causes that has me laughing the most. Mystery, danger and ghosts what a quirky read. I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review

  7. 4 out of 5

    Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)

    The third book in the Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries series. I devour this in one day. I love the characters. Verity just can't catch a break. We end up having a murder at the bank. Virgina Widel is a piece of work. She's mean to Verity. Frankie is a hoot. I love the gangster ghost. He adds humor. Ellis is back too. The romance is a side note to the mystery. I thought it was someone, but it turned out to be someone else who did the murder. The audio is fantastic. FRTC Rated: 4 Stars The third book in the Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries series. I devour this in one day. I love the characters. Verity just can't catch a break. We end up having a murder at the bank. Virgina Widel is a piece of work. She's mean to Verity. Frankie is a hoot. I love the gangster ghost. He adds humor. Ellis is back too. The romance is a side note to the mystery. I thought it was someone, but it turned out to be someone else who did the murder. The audio is fantastic. FRTC Rated: 4 Stars

  8. 5 out of 5

    Jeanne Adamek

    This series is great, and this book is a wonderful addition. The series has something... something that pulls me in with each and every story and doesn't let me go until I have finished the book. I thoroughly recommend this. The Haunted Heist could be read as a stand alone, but come on, who would only want to read ONE book in this series...? This series is great, and this book is a wonderful addition. The series has something... something that pulls me in with each and every story and doesn't let me go until I have finished the book. I thoroughly recommend this. The Haunted Heist could be read as a stand alone, but come on, who would only want to read ONE book in this series...?

  9. 4 out of 5

    Jasmin Jace

    Another wonderful and exciting ride with Verity, Ellis and Frankie. :)

  10. 4 out of 5

    Anastasia

    The Haunted Heist by Angie Fox is the 3rd book in the Southern Ghost Hunter Mystery series. Ghost Hunter Verity Long lands a marketing job at the local bank but her new employer is murdered in the bank vault before she is able to start. The murder has the signature of a long dead gangster and Verity enlists the help of her gangster ghost Frankie to help the investigation. I enjoyed this book very much and I love that Verity and Ellis have become a couple, although I wish that Verity would stand The Haunted Heist by Angie Fox is the 3rd book in the Southern Ghost Hunter Mystery series. Ghost Hunter Verity Long lands a marketing job at the local bank but her new employer is murdered in the bank vault before she is able to start. The murder has the signature of a long dead gangster and Verity enlists the help of her gangster ghost Frankie to help the investigation. I enjoyed this book very much and I love that Verity and Ellis have become a couple, although I wish that Verity would stand up for herself more with Ellis' mother. Overall a very entertaining book with Verity coming out with her ghost seeing abilities at the end and it will be interesting to see how this changes things for her.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Meigan

    Angie Fox continues to delight me with this incredibly charming ghostly mystery series. In this installment, Verity Long once again finds herself at the center of a murder, this time involving a prominent businessman in Sugarland. The murder delivers several personal blows for Verity --not only was she familiar and friendly with the victim, but his death also takes away the only real job offer she's had for quite some time. Looks like Verity will have to remain stuck in ramen and thrift stores f Angie Fox continues to delight me with this incredibly charming ghostly mystery series. In this installment, Verity Long once again finds herself at the center of a murder, this time involving a prominent businessman in Sugarland. The murder delivers several personal blows for Verity --not only was she familiar and friendly with the victim, but his death also takes away the only real job offer she's had for quite some time. Looks like Verity will have to remain stuck in ramen and thrift stores for a little longer. In the immediate aftermath of the murder, it would seem that somehow, someway, there's ghostly involvement. Lucky for Verity, she's got Frankie to help her out. On the unlucky side of the coin, pointing out that ghosts may be involved puts Verity at risk for looking even more like a basket-case to the town of Sugarland, a town full of people who already snub their noses at her thanks to her bitter and vindictive almost mother-in-law. As with the previous installments of this series, The Haunted Heist contains all the elements I love about this series -- humor, ghosts, fun mysteries, and a little bit of romance. Albeit a slow-simmering romance, but at least it's there. The only thing I wasn't expecting was the turmoil involving Frankie. Normally fun-loving and a go-with-the-flow kind of guy...or ghost, rather... Frankie is starting to realize that the afterlife he'd imagined isn't quite the afterlife he's living. I suppose un-living is more appropriate. Being stuck in Verity's rose bush is really cramping his style and as a former gangster used to action and adventure, Verity's house and lifestyle are as far removed as possible from what he's used to. I never thought I feel bad for him, but hey. Even dead gangsters with holes between their eyes have feelings, too :) All told, The Haunted Heist was a super fun third installment in Angie Fox's Southern Ghost Hunter series. I absolutely recommend this series for mystery lovers who like a little ghostly action, a little dash of romance, and a whole lot of fun. Really looking forward to the next installment, which can't come soon enough. **eARC received via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion. **Cliterary Genius 2016 A-Z book challenge, letter H.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Theresa

    4 Stars... Another quick, fast paced, fun read in this ghostly mystery series... Verity and Ellis find themselves smack dab in the middle of another murder case with a gangster twist... With hilarious one liners, moments of true southern sweetness, and some intense ghostly encounters, this book brings the levity and mystery that readers love in this genre.... Looking forward to more adventures with this quirky cast of characters:)

  13. 4 out of 5

    Sophia

    For Verity and Frankie's latest ghostly murder mystery outing, we're headed to the vault of a bank being tunneled into by a gangster ghost, to a speak easy out on Ellis's property, and a ghostly graveyard hunting down a spooky assassin. When the bullets start flying, Verity is hard-pressed to keep from joining Frankie in the afterlife. The Haunted Heist is book three in the Southern Ghost Hunter series. In a pinch, it could be read/listened to out of order, but there are story threads that are on For Verity and Frankie's latest ghostly murder mystery outing, we're headed to the vault of a bank being tunneled into by a gangster ghost, to a speak easy out on Ellis's property, and a ghostly graveyard hunting down a spooky assassin. When the bullets start flying, Verity is hard-pressed to keep from joining Frankie in the afterlife. The Haunted Heist is book three in the Southern Ghost Hunter series. In a pinch, it could be read/listened to out of order, but there are story threads that are ongoing throughout the series. The story opens with Verity getting offered the chance to pitch her graphic design work to the new head of the Sugarland bank and her best friend's uncle now back in town. Frankie also has work for her to find his favorite gun because he thinks burying his gun with his funeral urn will free his ghost to haunt wherever he pleases. In the meantime, Verity placates Frankie with a trip to the bank- gangsters do love visiting banks right? The trip to the bank doesn't end up quite as Verity imagined. No job designing a logo, but now the chance to solve Reggie's murder because it really looks like a notorious gangster ghost has figured out a way to snuff out the living. Verity has been struggling with what to do with the feelings she shares with Ellis, knowing her ex-fiance's mother will not make it easy for Verity to have a relationship with her middle son. Ellis believes it will work and has had enough of her hesitation. Meanwhile, the pair are working hard to solve a murder that begins with figuring out why. I had a great time with this third installment. Frankie getting back with his gangster buddies and their dolls was a hoot. I liked seeing Verity and Ellis come to a decision finally. I do have to say I wasn't as into the mystery as all the rest of the story elements. Not that it was bad, just didn't hold me interest like the others in the series. Tavia Gilbert was as divine as ever working her narration magic with Verity and the other series characters. The added ghostly gangsters and their molls were well acted, too. All in all, I continue to enjoy this blend of paranormal with cozy mystery and highly recommend it to others.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Nadia

    I feel underwhelmed. It's not that I had unrealistically high expectations of this book, but it's a fact that Angie Fox had set a standard with the previous books in this series (you can read my reviews for Southern Spirits and The Skeleton in the Closet ) and The Haunted Heist didn't even come close to meeting it. Maybe it's the formulaic approach to the plot, in the sense that Verity once again finds herself unwillingly in the middle of a murder investigation, needs help from her ghostly I feel underwhelmed. It's not that I had unrealistically high expectations of this book, but it's a fact that Angie Fox had set a standard with the previous books in this series (you can read my reviews for Southern Spirits and The Skeleton in the Closet ) and The Haunted Heist didn't even come close to meeting it. Maybe it's the formulaic approach to the plot, in the sense that Verity once again finds herself unwillingly in the middle of a murder investigation, needs help from her ghostly friends and ends up trapped or buried or both, again. Maybe it's the fact this book brought nothing new to the series, but instead just raised questions already discussed in the books before, again. (view spoiler)[I'm talking about Ellis and Verity's relationship and Frankie's condition. (hide spoiler)] Maybe it's because Verity all of a sudden turned from a badass who deals with life head-on, into a ninny who let her ex-mother-in-law bully her and scare her off from what she wanted. I don't know. Too bad I'm not a fan of this book, but I'm still a huge fan of the series and I'm still looking forward to the next installment. Thanks to Season Publishing for providing me with a copy via NetGalley.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Jen

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Sigh, you know when you are having a rough year and start of the new year and the first few books you read for the year were good, but weren't "knock your socks off great", and that's what you really REALLY needed at the moment? And then you continue with a series that you loved and were all like "man, I hope this doesn't jump any sharks" and it renews your faith in everything? Yeah, that was this book for me. I shouldn't have doubted the author, this book didn't slump, it didn't jump any sharks Sigh, you know when you are having a rough year and start of the new year and the first few books you read for the year were good, but weren't "knock your socks off great", and that's what you really REALLY needed at the moment? And then you continue with a series that you loved and were all like "man, I hope this doesn't jump any sharks" and it renews your faith in everything? Yeah, that was this book for me. I shouldn't have doubted the author, this book didn't slump, it didn't jump any sharks and it kept right on keeping on, with a twist, so the books from here on out won't be more of the same, so no fear that each book is just a slightly different copy of the former book. I don't always agree with actions made by some of the characters, BUT those actions are in-character for them, so it doesn't draw me out of the book at all. So far, this series has been an absolute PLEASURE to read and my Boss at the store has ordered and displayed other books from different series by this author as well as this one. So we are well and truly smitten. The books have serious topics, but aren't too dark. They are just the right balance of serious and heart-pounding and light and funny, as a good cozy should be. Toss in a little bit of romance and the family drama with the love interest's family, and you have a cute read. It just needs more of Lucy the Skunk imho. ; ) Highly recommended if you like cozy mysteries or if you are looking for something light and fun to get you through a shaky start to 2021. Highly recommended that you start with the first book of this series, as you will miss character development and it would be a more enjoyable read to start from the beginning. 5, I am so glad that I picked this up and I'm moving onto the next one very soon, stars. My thanks to NetGalley and Season Publishing for an eARC copy of this book to read and review.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Meg

    4.5* Totally enjoyed it! I think the only thing that irked me was the constant irritant of her almost-ex-mother-in-law and her threats. I'd love to see that bit retired, and have all the action centered on the ghost hunting, Frankie, and the humans who support her and ground her. Already have the next in the series lined up. 4.5* Totally enjoyed it! I think the only thing that irked me was the constant irritant of her almost-ex-mother-in-law and her threats. I'd love to see that bit retired, and have all the action centered on the ghost hunting, Frankie, and the humans who support her and ground her. Already have the next in the series lined up.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Mystereity Reviews

    I know I read this one, I remember the end but apparently never marked it as done.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jillian

    3 Stars. The Haunted Heist is book 3 in the Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries series. This is a cozy mystery told in 1st person POV for main character Verity Long. The series is about a woman named Verity who unknowingly cleans out a man named Frankie's ashes from an old vase looking jar into her rosebushes and it traps his ghost on her property allowing him to only leave when Verity takes his urn off the property. The ghost, Frankie, shows himself to her and so begins her ability to see ghosts. In 3 Stars. The Haunted Heist is book 3 in the Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries series. This is a cozy mystery told in 1st person POV for main character Verity Long. The series is about a woman named Verity who unknowingly cleans out a man named Frankie's ashes from an old vase looking jar into her rosebushes and it traps his ghost on her property allowing him to only leave when Verity takes his urn off the property. The ghost, Frankie, shows himself to her and so begins her ability to see ghosts. In this book, Verity's best friend's Uncle is killed in the vault of the bank he owned. Verity was at the bank when it happened and saw his dead body. Verity, Frankie, and Ellis investigate the murder. I think I might be starting to get a bit bored with this series. It's not as much fun when there aren't clues along the way and it is just a bunch of stuff happening up until the big reveal at the end. I think at this point I am just enjoying the bits and pieces of Verity and Ellis forming a relationship and holding on for those details that are sprinkled throughout. Oh, I do love the skunk Lucy and love that she has a full name when she is in trouble: Lucille Desiree Long. So cute. I'm not sure if I would have enjoyed reading this book as much as I enjoyed listening to it. The narrator really injects a lot of emotion into her reading and she really sells the suspense and fear. She did a really good job. Her voices were distinct and clear and her pronunciation was good. The audio editing was off in one place in chapter 13 where you could tell that it was pieced together and a word was partially cut off. So far, I recommend this series but I don't think I will continue to binge it. I am going to try one more and take it from there.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    2.75 stars. A little bit of romance with a swoon worthy H, a little bit of spooky adventure, and a dash of mystery, this one was fun, but not as much as the previous installments. The mystery felt thin, as the story focused more on the relationships between the afterlifes. It's a sign that I should take a break from Verity Long's adventures, but I'll be back at a later date! I really need to know what happens between Verity and her man, Ellis. :) ETA: There was something that bothered me in this 2.75 stars. A little bit of romance with a swoon worthy H, a little bit of spooky adventure, and a dash of mystery, this one was fun, but not as much as the previous installments. The mystery felt thin, as the story focused more on the relationships between the afterlifes. It's a sign that I should take a break from Verity Long's adventures, but I'll be back at a later date! I really need to know what happens between Verity and her man, Ellis. :) ETA: There was something that bothered me in this book, though. (view spoiler)[Since it was public knowledge that the H's mother was instrumental in most of the bad things that happened in the last book, how is she not in prison or at the very least facing charges? I mean, the guy she was conspiring with tried to killed the MCs. (hide spoiler)]

  20. 4 out of 5

    Shauna Closen

    I received an e-arc through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I had to amend my original rating, I feel so bad! Don't get me wrong, I adored this book. Frankie is still the same sassy ass character that we adore (he's what makes this series worth reading). Ellis and Verity are slowly, and I mean slowly, figuring out their relationship, with upsets from his mother and the other town folk. Unfortunately, "The Haunted Heist" fell short of the first two. I was falling over laughing during t I received an e-arc through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I had to amend my original rating, I feel so bad! Don't get me wrong, I adored this book. Frankie is still the same sassy ass character that we adore (he's what makes this series worth reading). Ellis and Verity are slowly, and I mean slowly, figuring out their relationship, with upsets from his mother and the other town folk. Unfortunately, "The Haunted Heist" fell short of the first two. I was falling over laughing during the first two, this one, while interesting was not what I had come to know and love. Frankie was mopey in this one, instead of his witty and charming self, he wants to be free so badly, making him lose his spark. He wasn't the only one though. Verity, in the past, was strong willed and really didn't take much crap from people, but she takes it from Ellis' mom in this one, like WTF? She just let her have not that long ago. Thankfully, Ellis puts that straight, but creates problems that weren't necessary. The plot was actually pretty good, I kept trying to figure out who it was, but I was wrong, I'm sad to say. Really, though, how many times can you get buried alive? Every other book? The funniest part of this book was definitely the speak easy, the rest was meh.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Betty

    A good fantasy story. Verity Long is able to see ghosts with her ghost friend Frankie. She accepts a job from the bank president. Verity visits the bank to learn the details of her job and while there, the bank executive is shot in the vault. There are only four persons present at the time it happens. Frankie informs Verity that a ghost shot him. There is ghostly chase through most of the book. I found this chase hard believe as the details were not very accurate. Disclosure: I received a free co A good fantasy story. Verity Long is able to see ghosts with her ghost friend Frankie. She accepts a job from the bank president. Verity visits the bank to learn the details of her job and while there, the bank executive is shot in the vault. There are only four persons present at the time it happens. Frankie informs Verity that a ghost shot him. There is ghostly chase through most of the book. I found this chase hard believe as the details were not very accurate. Disclosure: I received a free copy from Season Publishing through NetGalley for an honest review. I would like to thank them for this opportunity to read and review the book. The opinions are my own.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Melindeeloo

    Cute - strange adjective for a murder mystery, I know. Author Fox has finally hit her stride with this series. This was good in audio.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Hilary (A Wytch's Book Review)

    Another brilliant page turner from Angie Fox! Verity is surprised one morning when her friend Lauralee arrives with Lauralee's Uncle Reggie, Reggie has just taken over as the local bank manager and is determined to update the bank, including the marketing materials and with that in mind he has invited Verity to be the new marketing maven.  When she arrives at the meeting it seems a foregone conclusion, things are just winding up when Reggie is called downstairs to the vault, the next thing is he Another brilliant page turner from Angie Fox! Verity is surprised one morning when her friend Lauralee arrives with Lauralee's Uncle Reggie, Reggie has just taken over as the local bank manager and is determined to update the bank, including the marketing materials and with that in mind he has invited Verity to be the new marketing maven.  When she arrives at the meeting it seems a foregone conclusion, things are just winding up when Reggie is called downstairs to the vault, the next thing is he is found dead! The only people that could have killed him are his daughter EmmaJane aka Em, the deputy bank manager Carla, the head teller or the security guard, there is just one slight problem, Reggie was killed in the manner of a gangster who should be well and truly dead and buried.  Now Verity needs to combine forces with Frankie (her resident ghost) and hopefully with Ellis Wydell (unless his mother has her way) to determine the truth behind Reggie's death (oh and if she can track down a ghostly pastor that would be helpful as well!)

  24. 5 out of 5

    Angela Griffin

    Surprising Verity is such a fun character; she's been through so much but never lets it get her down. This latest mystery is another example of her mettle; it's well-written, a little sad, and it's to be hoped that her loyalty doesn't land her in trouble! Ellis is going to need to remove his blinders to be a real support for Verity. I will say I'm confused by her sudden about-face regarding her future employment because she could have said her recorded words were meant as a distraction for the k Surprising Verity is such a fun character; she's been through so much but never lets it get her down. This latest mystery is another example of her mettle; it's well-written, a little sad, and it's to be hoped that her loyalty doesn't land her in trouble! Ellis is going to need to remove his blinders to be a real support for Verity. I will say I'm confused by her sudden about-face regarding her future employment because she could have said her recorded words were meant as a distraction for the killer. I'm very interested in her future endeavors!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Alexandra

    Angie Fox writes a fun paranormal caper. Verity lives in Sugarland with her pet skunk Lucy and a resident gangster ghost Frankie. Who knew the antics of a skunk could be so adorable. While at a job interview at the local bank, her new boss is shot dead. The security camera is broken so no one knows what happened. Verity asks Frankie if he and his ghost pals saw anything. Frankie believes its the work of handsome Henry, especially when his pocket watch is found on Reggie the dead banker. Finding t Angie Fox writes a fun paranormal caper. Verity lives in Sugarland with her pet skunk Lucy and a resident gangster ghost Frankie. Who knew the antics of a skunk could be so adorable. While at a job interview at the local bank, her new boss is shot dead. The security camera is broken so no one knows what happened. Verity asks Frankie if he and his ghost pals saw anything. Frankie believes its the work of handsome Henry, especially when his pocket watch is found on Reggie the dead banker. Finding the killer will lead Verity on a wild ghost chase. Couldn't put this book down, loved all the ghosts. The author had me guessing all the way to the end how it would work out. Book highly recommended. I received an arc from net galley in exchange for an honest review.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Harold Walters

    A GoodReads GiveAway Finally, after years of trying, I won an Angie Fox novel. Yessssssss! I'm happy. As I'd hoped, the book is fun light reading. Guess what? I'm trying for some more Angie Fox books. A GoodReads GiveAway Finally, after years of trying, I won an Angie Fox novel. Yessssssss! I'm happy. As I'd hoped, the book is fun light reading. Guess what? I'm trying for some more Angie Fox books.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Melissa Storm

    A great addition to the series. I love Suds!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Visionary Druid

    Verity Long wants desperately to distance herself from the ghost whispering business and find steady-paying work. Thanks to her friend's influential uncle, she receives an offer to re-design the First Sugarland Bank's branding. During the presentation of her designs at the bank, Verity finds herself once again entangled in another murder investigation. Cleared of being a suspect, and her cushy job prospect gone, she decides to investigate the case on the ghostly angle. Frankie, her gangster ghos Verity Long wants desperately to distance herself from the ghost whispering business and find steady-paying work. Thanks to her friend's influential uncle, she receives an offer to re-design the First Sugarland Bank's branding. During the presentation of her designs at the bank, Verity finds herself once again entangled in another murder investigation. Cleared of being a suspect, and her cushy job prospect gone, she decides to investigate the case on the ghostly angle. Frankie, her gangster ghost sidekick, pressures Verity to find the whereabouts of his beloved item to free him from her property. Ellis Wydell is a sheriff for Sugarland, Tennessee, and the second son of one of the community's prominent families. On occasion, he assists Verity on some of her ghost hunting jaunts. Ellis thumbs his nose at his mother's tyrannical rule and publicizes his interest in Verity around her sycophants. He fights to convince Verity to take a chance on their budding relationship after his mother threatens her. Ellis learns, via Frankie, about the mysterious speakeasy on his property and decides to explore the place with Verity. Verity continues to grow with each new installment of the SOUTHERN GHOST HUNTER MYSTERIES series. I still love and admire her determination to make an honest living on graphic designs. Verity refuses to exploit her new ability for monetary gain; instead, she uses her gift for the good of both the living and the dead. Yes, of course, her methods lean towards the unorthodox, however, in the end, Verity does achieve what she intends to in a roundabout manner. I love the care she shows to family and friend, living and dead. I really like Verity's backbone. Despite all the roadblocks, Ellis's mother being the chief one, and the alienation from her community, she never once dwelled too deep into depression. Verity maintains a healthy optimism that pushes her forward. I love Ellis more and more with each full-length book and keenly feel the sexy sheriff's absences in the novellas. I hope after THE HAUNTED HEIST that will change. I am so happy that Ellis no longer wants to keep his intentions and feelings for Verity a secret, that he intends to make their relationship official and public knowledge. Ellis continues to prove what a sweetheart he is by helping the people that his mother deems beneath them. I love how he is unlike his mother and brother; instead, Ellis would rather make it on his own merits and talents than relying on his family's prestige. I admire the man's courage to court his family's ostracizing just to be with Verity. What I like most about Ellis is his ability to take Verity's ghost ability in stride. He may not understand it or see/hear the things she does but that does not stop Ellis from lending her a hand. THE HAUNTED HEIST is book three in Angie Fox's fun SOUTHERN GHOST HUNTER MYSTERIES series. I love that Angie Fox delves into Frankie's history, giving readers a taste of his gangster lifestyle. Verity is not the only character growing. Frankie, even as a spirit, is evolving. THE HAUNTED HEIST is a quirky, light-hearted mystery with hijinks and entertaining characters. I enjoy how each new book in this series reveals a little more about Sugarland and its inhabitance. I wonder what new Sugarland secrets Angie Fox has in store for the next book. Review Courtesy of Romance Junkies

  29. 4 out of 5

    Fangs for the Fantasy

    Verity's life hasn't been the same since she accidentally trapped her gangster ghost buddy Frankie by dumping his ashes in her rose garden. Verity seems to keep falling into trouble even though she's working really hard to get her personal business up and running and to figure out her relationship with Ellis. Verity may love Sugarland, but Sugarland isn't exactly in love with her any longer thanks to the mother of her would be boyfriend Ellis. Things look like they may finally be taking a turn f Verity's life hasn't been the same since she accidentally trapped her gangster ghost buddy Frankie by dumping his ashes in her rose garden. Verity seems to keep falling into trouble even though she's working really hard to get her personal business up and running and to figure out her relationship with Ellis. Verity may love Sugarland, but Sugarland isn't exactly in love with her any longer thanks to the mother of her would be boyfriend Ellis. Things look like they may finally be taking a turn for the better when Verity is invited to the bank to interview for a job. Unfortunately for Verity, the interview ends when the bank manger is found dead in the vault. Verity was only trying to get a new client and instead she's now tasked with figuring out who murdered the bank manager with the help of Ellis and of course her faithful ghost friend Frankie. As you can tell form the cover, The Haunted Heist is paranormal chick lit. I''m a big believer in light fluffy reading during the summer. It's the perfect book to take along on a picnic or to relax with at the beach. It is essential that you go into this book and this series with the understanding that it's simply meant to be a bit of entertainment to pass away a lazy afternoon. I couldn't help to giggle every time Frankie sought to get Verity to turn to a life of crime to end her money troubles. Even driving with Verity is enough for Frankie to suggest that she change her occupation to get away driver. Their exchanges are the best in the book, even if at times Frankie becomes irritating when he interrupts Ellis and Verity when they are canoodling. Verity, Frankie and Ellis get into a lot of trouble together and it's hilarious. I particularly loved them entering a ghostly speakeasy and the night ending with a ghostly bar fight with ghostly bullets whizzing through the air. Despite the fact that The Haunted Heist is the literary equivalent of cotton candy, the one thing Angie Fox does really well is her interrogation of class. Verity has eighty dollars in her bank account and no job to speak of, so cash is constantly a problem for her. Fox doesn't shy away from how difficult this makes life for her. Fox goes into detail about how because of her poverty, Verity has an extremely limited wardrobe and must borrow clothing from her sister. Even meals don't come easily and Verity's diet consists of cheap things like bananas and protein bars. To hide her poverty, Verity even goes without a jacket because the only one she could afford in her size at the second hand shop is hideous. Verity's life isn't about what she likes but what she can scrape together. I will however say that I love the idea of Verity driving around Sugarland in 1978 avocado green Cadillac. Read More

  30. 4 out of 5

    Christina

    Never a dull moment with Verity Long. This time a murder has occurred at the town bank in a locked vault. The weirdest part is it looks to be the work of a long dead gangster. Can a ghost kill a person? Verity is on the case with her mobster ghost friend Frankie and Officer Ellis. A fun, entertaining, easy read.

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