Monday, September 1, 2014

LET'S GET COZY! THE SKELETON TAKES A BOW: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY


GIVEAWAY ENDED
THE SKELETON
TAKES A BOW
A Family Skeleton Mystery
BY LEIGH PERRY

ABOUT THE BOOK:
And the best performance as a skull goes to…

After years of hiding in the Thackery family house, Sid the skeleton is delighted to finally have his moment in the spotlight. He’s starring in a high school production of Hamlet. Well, not so much starring in as being a prop. At least part of him has a part—he’s using his head to play Yorick of “Alas, poor Yorick” fame. Every day, Georgia Thackery’s daughter, Madison, who’s also in the play, brings in his skull, and every night, she takes him home...

Until one night when he’s accidentally left at school—and hears the sounds of someone being murdered. But the next day, there’s no body and no one seems to be missing.

Sid is not a numbskull—he knows what he heard. Georgia thinks he imagined it—until a week later when a body is found. Now Georgia and Sid will both need to keep their heads as they stick their necks out and play sleuth to catch the conscience of a killer…

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Leigh Perry is the psuedoname for Toni L. P. Kelner, who is the author of eleven mystery novels: eight Laura Fleming mysteries and three “Where are they now?” mysteries. Both series are available as audio books and e-books. Kelner is also the author of numerous short stories, and co-edits bestselling urban fantasy anthologies with Charlaine Harris. Their most recent are Games Creatures Play and Dead But Not Forgotten. Kelner has won the Agatha Award and an RT BookClub Lifetime Achievement Award, and has been nominated multiple times for the Anthony, the Macavity, and the Derringer. 

Writing as Leigh Perry, she recently debuted the Family Skeleton series for Berkley Prime Crime, with THE SKELETON TAKES A BOW being her second book in the series now out. Leigh Perry was born in Pensacola, FL and grew up in Gulf Breeze, FL and Charlotte, NC. She currently is living in Malden, MA. She is married to Stephen Paul Kelner, Jr. and they have two daughters, Maggie and Valerie, as well as two guinea pigs names Clara and Spot.

SOME OTHER BOOKS BY LEIGH PERRY/TONI L. P. KELNER:
                      
                                                                                              
 GIVEAWAY
THANKS TO KAYLEIGH AND THE GOOD FOLKS
AT BERKLEY PRIME CRIME AND PENGUIN BOOKS,
I HAVE ONE COPY OF
THE SKELETON TAKES A BOW,
TO GIVE AWAY TO A LUCKY READER
 
--U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY 
--NO P. O. BOXES
---INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
IN CASE YOU WIN!
--ALL COMMENTS MUST BE SEPARATE TO
 

COUNT AS MORE THAN ONE!

 
HOW TO ENTER:
+1 ENTRY: COMMENT ON WHAT YOU READ ABOVE ABOUT THE SKELETON TAKES A BOW THAT MADE YOU WANT TO WIN THIS BOOK, AND DON'T FORGET YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS

+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG AND/OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND COME BACK HERE AND LEAVE ME YOUR LINK

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU FIND INTERESTING AT LEIGH PERRY'S WEBSITE HERE 

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON ONE WAY YOU FOLLOW MY BLOG. IF YOU FOLLOW MORE THAN ONE WAY, YOU CAN COMMENT SEPARATELY AND EACH WILL COUNT AS AN ENTRY

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON A CURRENT GIVEAWAY THAT YOU HAVE ENTERED ON MY BLOG. IF YOU ENTERED MORE THAN ONE, YOU MAY COMMENT SEPARATELY FOR EACH TO RECEIVE MORE ENTRIES
GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, SEPTEMBER 14
  GOOD LUCK!

173 comments:

Karen B said...

"Sid is not a numbskull"... Sounds like a fun read to me!
kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

Karen B said...

RSS follower.
kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

Karen B said...

Email follower.
kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

Karen B said...

FB follower.
kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

Karen B said...

GFC follower.
kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

Karen B said...

Networked blogs follower.
kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

Karen B said...

+5 September FB bonus entry #1.
kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

Karen B said...

+5 September FB bonus entry #2.
kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

Karen B said...

+5 September FB bonus entry #3.
kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

Karen B said...

+5 September FB bonus entry #4.
kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

Karen B said...

+5 September FB bonus entry #5.
kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

Karen B said...

Entered THE WEDDING SOUP MURDER.
kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

Karen B said...

Entered DEATH IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES.
kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

Karen B said...

Entered NIGHTMARES CAN BE MURDER.
kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

Margie said...

This sounds like a really funny cozy, very original. Thanks for the giveaway.
mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

rubynreba said...

This looks like a fun mystery with a skeleton involved!
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rubynreba said...

email subscriber
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rubynreba said...

GFC Follower
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rubynreba said...

+5 September facebook
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rubynreba said...

+5 September facebook 2
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rubynreba said...

+5 September facebook 3
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rubynreba said...

+5 September facebook 4
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rubynreba said...

+5 September facebook 5
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rubynreba said...

Entered The Wedding Soup Murder
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rubynreba said...

Entered The Girls of August
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rubynreba said...

Entered Death is Like a Box of Chocolates
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rubynreba said...

Entered Nightmares Can Be Murder
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rubynreba said...

Entered The Sweet Spot
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

Carol N Wong said...

LOL, think I would like to read this book. Back in the 1950s, my father was an intern and we had a skeleton for his study. I had no idea that it was from a human! I thought it was a toy. Well I was about three or four then!

CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

Carol N Wong said...

I tweeted: http://t.co/m8i9ScGiJv

Carol N Wong said...

I read about which TV shows inspired the author to write about a walking and talking skeleton. One that she is probably too young to remember was a great comedy: Topper!

CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

Katreader said...

I love the fact that Sid has a part in a play! Plus, I love Shakespeare.

cozyupwithkathy @ gmail dot com

Carol N Wong said...

I follow with an e-mail subscription.
CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

Carol N Wong said...

I follow with Facebook.
CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

Carol N Wong said...

I follow with a RSS feed on my Yahoo page.
CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

Carol N Wong said...

I follow with Google Friends Connect.
CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

Carol N Wong said...

I follow with Networked Blogs
CarolNWong(at)aol(dot) com

Carol N Wong said...

I follow with Twitter.
CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

Carol N Wong said...

I follow with Bloglovin’
CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

Carol N Wong said...

I entered for " The Girls of August".

CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

Carol N Wong said...

I entered for "Death is Like a Box of Chocolates".

CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

Carol N Wong said...

I entered for 'Small Blessings".

CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

Carol N Wong said...

I entered for "Nightmares Can Be Murder".

CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

Carol N Wong said...

I entered for "Mambo In Chinatown",

CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

Carol N Wong said...

I entered for "Mean Streak:,

CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

Carol N Wong said...

I entered for "The Sweet Spot".

CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

Carol N Wong said...

+5 September FB Bonus Entry #1

CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

Carol N Wong said...

+5 September FB Bonus Entry #2

CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

Carol N Wong said...

+5 September FB Bonus Entry #3

CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

Carol N Wong said...

+5 September FB Bonus Entry #4

CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

Carol N Wong said...

+5 September FB Bonus Entry #5

CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

traveler said...

Intriguing. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

E-mail subscriber. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

Entered Wedding Soup Murders. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

Entered The Girls of August. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

Entered Death is like a box of chocolates. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

Entered Small Blessings. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

Entered Nightmares can be murder. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

Entered Mambo in Chinatown. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

Entered Mean Streak. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

Entered Sweet Spot. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

The author has written many mysteries.saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Heather Hirsch said...

Follow the blog by email Heather dot Hirsch at gmail

Patricia said...

Sid sounds like somebody (some skeleton?) I'd like to get to know. ;-)

patricia dot mariani dot esq at g mail dot com

Linda Kish said...

I want to know more about Sid. For a skeleton, he sounds pretty smart and entertaining.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

I am an email subscriber

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

I am a GFC follower

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

I am a bloglovin' follower

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

+5 September facebook

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

+5 September facebook
2
lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

+5 September facebook
3
lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

+5 September facebook
4
lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

+5 September facebook
5
lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

Entered THE WEDDING SOUP MURDER

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

Entered THE GIRLS OF AUGUST

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

Entered DEATH IS LIKE A
BOX OF CHOCOLATES

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

Entered SMALL BLESSINGS

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

Entered MEAN STREAK

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

Entered NIGHTMARES CAN BE MURDER

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

Entered SWEET SPOT

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

petite said...

Entertaining. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

Follower. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

Email subscriber. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

An author with a pen name. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

Entered Wedding Soup Murder. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

entered the girls of august. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

Entered Nightmares can be murder. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

Entered Small Blessings. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

Entered Mambo in Chinatown. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

Entered Death is like a box of chocolates. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

Entered Mean streak. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

Entered Sweet Spot. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Loved the first one. A great Fall/Halloween read
gibson@hiwaay.net

Anonymous said...

The story line seems interesting and unusual. Would love to win. janngrogan@yahoo.com

Patricia said...

Entered Lucky Us.
patricia dot mariani dot esq at g mail dot com

Karen B said...

Entered THE WOLFE WIDOW.
kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

Patricia T said...

Interesting premise

patucker54 at aol dot com

Patricia T said...

email follower



patucker54 at aol dot com

Patricia T said...

From Leigh's website...that she needs to update Skeleton Takes a Bow, on it... :)


patucker54 at aol dot com

Linda Kish said...

Entered THE WOLFE WIDOW

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

Entered DON'T TALK TO STRANGERS

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

Entered THE HURRICANE SISTERS

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Karen B said...

Entered DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE SILVER DOLLAR BUSH.
kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

Linda Kish said...

Entered THE DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE SILVER DOLLAR BUSH

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Karen B said...

Entered MURDER OF A NEEDLED KNITTER.
kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

Linda Kish said...

Entered MURDER OF A NEEDLED KNITTER

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

holdenj said...

Well, he certainly seems like a unique character. Thanks!
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

holdenj said...

email subscriber.
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

holdenj said...

gfc follower JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

holdenj said...

bloglovin
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

holdenj said...

Entered The Hurricane Sisters
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

holdenj said...

Entered The Darling Dahlias...
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

holdenj said...

Entered Mambo in Chinatown
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

holdenj said...

Entered Wedding Soup Murder
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

holdenj said...

Entered Girls of August
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

holdenj said...

Entered Death is like a box of chocolatees
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

holdenj said...

Entered Nightmares can be murder
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

Mary Brandis said...

It sounds like a delightful read with Sid the skeleton living in a family home. Also with October coming up next month Sid reminds me of Halloween which I love.
marybrandis@gmail.com

Mary Brandis said...

https://twitter.com/houdinibuddy/status/510637212870799361
marybrandis@gmail.com

Mary Brandis said...

Found out she also has written some novels and short stories under the name Toni L.P. Kelner.
marybrandis@gmail.com

Mary Brandis said...

e mail follower
marybrandis@gmail.com

Mary Brandis said...

Follow with Twitter
marybrandis@gmail.com

Mary Brandis said...

Follow on Facebook
marybrandis@gmail.com

Mary Brandis said...

I follow with GFC
marybrandis@gmail.com

Mary Brandis said...

I follow with Networked Blogs
marybrandis@gmail.com

Mary Brandis said...

+5 SEPTEMBER FACEBOOK #1
marybrandis@gmail.com

Mary Brandis said...

+5 SEPTEMBER FACEBOOK #2
marybrandis@gmail.com

Mary Brandis said...

+5 SEPTEMBER FACEBOOK #3
marybrandis@gmail.com

Mary Brandis said...

+5 SEPTEMBER FACEBOOK #4
marybrandis@gmail.com

Mary Brandis said...

+5 SEPTEMBER FACEBOOK #5
marybrandis@gmail.com

Mary Brandis said...

Entered for the Wedding Soup Murder
marybrandis@gmail.com

Mary Brandis said...

Entered for Death is Like a Box of Chocolates
marybrandis@gmail.com

Mary Brandis said...

Entered for Nightmares Can Be Murder
marybrandis@gmail.com

Mary Brandis said...

Entered for Sweet Spot
marybrandis@gmail.com

Sue Farrell said...

Sid, the skeleton, just sounds like a fun character.
suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

Sue Farrell said...

I am an email subscriber.
suefarrell.farrll@gmail.com

Sue Farrell said...

I follow on twitter as @Suekey12.
suefrrell.farrell@gmail.com

Sue Farrell said...

I follow on Networked Blogs as Suzan Morrow Farrell.
suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

Sue Farrell said...

I follow on GFC as Suekey.
suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

Sue Farrell said...

I follow on google+ as Sue Farrell.
suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

Sue said...

I follow on facebook as Suzan Morrow Farrell.
suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

Sue Farrell said...

I follow on facebook as Suzan Morrow
Farrell.
suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

Sue Farrell said...

I follow on BlogLovin as Sue Farrell.
suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

Sue Farrell said...

September facebook +5 bonus - #1
suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

Sue Farrell said...

September facebook +5 bonus - #2
suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

Sue Farrell said...

September facebook +5 bonus - #3
suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

Sue Farrell said...

September facebook +5 bonus - #4
suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

Sue Farrell said...

September facebook +5 bonus - #4
suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

Sue Farrell said...

September facebook +5 bonus - #5
suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

Sue Farrell said...

I entered The Wedding Soup Murder.
suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

Sue Farrell said...

I entered Death is Like a Box of Chocolates.
suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

Sue Farrell said...

I entered Nightmares Cab Be Murder.
suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

Sue Farrell said...

I entered Mean Streak.
suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

Karen B said...

Entered FAT CAT AT LARGE.
kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

cyn209 said...

another great book added to my Wish List!!

cyn209 at juno dot com

cyn209 said...

follow via Facebook...

cyn209 at juno dot com

cyn209 said...

follow via GFC...

cyn209 at juno dot com

cyn209 said...

follow via email...

cyn209 at juno dot com

cyn209 said...

entered The Wedding Soup Murder........

cyn209 at juno dot com

cyn209 said...

entered Death is Like a Box of Chocolates giveaway.......

cyn209 at juno dot com

cyn209 said...

entered Nightmares Can Be Murder giveaway........

cyn209 at juno dot com

cyn209 said...

entered The Wolfe Widow giveaway........

cyn209 at juno dot com

cyn209 said...

entered The Darling Dahlias & the Silver Bush giveaway........

cyn209 at juno dot com

cyn209 said...

entered Fat Cat At Large giveaway........

cyn209 at juno dot com

cyn209 said...

Facebook September +5 Bonus Points: #1

cyn209 at juno dot com

cyn209 said...

Facebook September +5 Bonus Points: #2

cyn209 at juno dot com

cyn209 said...

Facebook September +5 Bonus Points: #3

cyn209 at juno dot com

cyn209 said...

Facebook September +5 Bonus Points: #4

cyn209 at juno dot com

cyn209 said...

Facebook September +5 Bonus Points: #5

cyn209 at juno dot com

cyn209 said...

entered Murder of a Needled Knitter giveaway......

cyn209 at juno dot com

Linda Kish said...

Entered THE FIRST FAMILY DETAIL

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

Entered FAT CAT AT LARGE

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Sue Farrell said...

I entered The Wolfe Widow.
suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

CLICK HERE TO
SEE MY POLICY