The Skeleton Takes a Bow (#2)

Written as Leigh Perry

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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…


“The quirky and delightful Family Skeleton series continues [...] This mystery moves effortlessly with good plotting, amusing dialogue and a suspenseful and funny ending. Georgia’s endearing family of crime solvers will have readers clamoring for the next in the series.”

RT Book Reviews

“The humor and wit are razor sharp […] The plot succeeds in connecting various threads in an unexpected but logical conclusion. Leigh Perry, the pen name of Toni Kelner, shines in this delightfully funny and unique series that blends paranormal with mystery and academic satire.”

Kings River Life Magazine

“This newest in the Family Skeleton Mystery series is absolutely terrific. Yet again, Perry has come up with a fantastic concept that has never been done […] Such a fun read […] Perry has, yet again, come up with a barrel of surprises.”

Suspense Magazine

“This is a great cozy filled with sparkling humor and lots of twists and turns […] [the] sense of family love and loyalty is pervasive throughout the story. Every cozy lover will revel in THE SKELETON TAKES A BOW.“

Criminal Element

“A light-hearted cozy style mystery with slight paranormal overtones […] [a] traditional mystery with great characters, interesting subplots and a satisfying mystery […] Leigh Perry manages to infuse her story with vast amounts of humor.”

BOLO Books