*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 b**orn in Pensacola, FL and g**

**rew up in Gulf Breeze, FL and Charlotte, NC. She currently is**

**living in Malden, MA. She is m**

**arried t**

**o Stephen Paul Kelner, Jr. and they have t**

**wo daughters, Maggie and Valerie, as well as t**

**wo guinea pigs names Clara and Spot.**

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"Sid is not a numbskull"... Sounds like a fun read to me!

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This looks like a fun mystery with a skeleton involved!

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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!

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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!

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

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

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

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Loved the first one. A great Fall/Halloween read

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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.

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Sid, the skeleton, just sounds like a fun character.

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