The Skeleton Paints a Picture (#4)

Written as Leigh Perry

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Georgia Thackery, adjunct English professor, has a new job teaching at Falstone College of Art and Design, known as FAD to its students and faculty. Living in a borrowed bungalow during winter in the snowiest part of Massachusetts, Georgia feels her isolation weighing as heavily as the weather. Then she receives a package containing her best friend, Sid, a walking, talking skeleton who has lived with the Thackery family since Georgia was six. With Georgia working out of town, Sid was lonely too.

The two of them make plans for a cozy semester together, and it might have worked out that way if Sid hadn’t snuck out in the middle of the night to play in the snow and spotted a crashed car. When he drags Georgia out to investigate, they find the driver behind the wheel, apparently dead from the collision.

Initially, police think it’s an accident, so Georgia and Sid think that’s the end of it—until Georgia finds out the body hits closer to home than she’d realized…


“THE SKELETON PAINTS A PICTURE is the best book in the series to date.”

BOLO Books

“This was a great story and mystery, different from the last three but built on the magic and mystery solving duo I love.”

A Cup of Tea and a Cozy Mystery

“I never thought I would find the friendship between a woman and a skeleton to be so charming, moving, or enviable. The murder plot is just as complex and unpredictable, making it a winning entry in the always entertaining field of academic mysteries.”

KRL News & Reviews

“Make no bones about it, if you enjoy a good mystery, you’ll enjoy THE SKELETON PAINTS A PICTURE. This is a fun book that will leave you hoping Sid still has a very long life ahead of him.”

Carstairs Considers

“Another enjoyable book in this series! The mystery is perfectly paced, with plenty of humor, investigation and college professor drama. Sid and Georgia make a great team.”

My Interdimensional Chaos