Pecan Pies and Dead Guys

Sometimes Verity Long would like to forget that she lives with the ghost of a 1920s gangster. But the reluctant housemates must once again work together when a dead detective blackmails Frankie into helping him solve a Great Gatsby-era cold case. Before she can say “bathtub gin,” Verity is dragged straight into a raging, otherworldly house party. Worse, every guest is hiding something.
 
Meanwhile, Ellis Wydell, Verity’s living, breathing boyfriend needs Verity’s help with a police case of his own. After a dead body is discovered near the pecan orchard, Verity gives her insights, thinking her job is done. But when mysterious pecan pies start arriving at her house, she wonders who might be thanking her… or stalking her.

Between hard-living ghosts and sugar-laden desserts, Verity has her work cut out for her. But will she uncover the secrets behind the pecan pies and dead guys? Or has she stumbled upon a recipe for disaster?

My Review

I have been wanting to check out this series. When I got the chance to pick up a copy of this book, I jumped at the chance. Although, this is the first book that I have read in this series; I felt like I had established an relationship already with Verity, Frankie, and Ellis. Ellis is the calm under pressure one out of the bunch. Verity and Frankie more jump before thinking and they are more reactive to situations as well. Thus, the reason why make good room mates.

While, I liked the characters, I found the story to be subtle. I wanted more. There was not a lot of mystery or action happening between both cases that Verity was solving. Well for most of the story but the last third of the story did pick up and wrap up the cases nicely. I didn't fall in love with this book but I do want to go back and read book one due to the fact that I enjoyed the characters.

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