Murder on the Sugarland Express (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries, #6)
Verity Long is overdue for a little R&R (rest and romance) with her boyfriend Ellis, and a vintage train trip through the Tennessee mountains seems like just the ticket. The Sugarland Express carries history and nostalgia in every compartment, and Verity is determined to enjoy it—without ghostly interference. But the ghosts have other plans…On a dark, desolate night nearly a century ago, the train was stranded in the mountains and a young woman was found stabbed to death in her locked compartment. The murder was never solved, and a ghostly Belgian detective is still pursuing the case from the grave. To Verity’s dismay, all of the ghostly suspects are back. And when history repeats itself and a new murder mirrors the old, it’s up to Verity and her friends to discover which of the passengers—dead or alive—could be behind the murders before the killer strikes again.

Murder on the Sugarland Express (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries, #6) Details

TitleMurder on the Sugarland Express (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries, #6)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseNov 25th, 2017
PublisherMoose Island Books
ISBN-139781939661456
Rating
GenreFantasy, Paranormal, Mystery, Cozy Mystery, Ghosts, Romance, Paranormal Romance

Murder on the Sugarland Express (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries, #6) Review

  • Anita
    January 1, 1970
    Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.Can you imagine Murder on the Orient Express Southern Ghost Hunter Style? No? I had a tough time grasping that too because although there are several plot similarities, there are a whole lot more differences. But, the plot is a real kick and a bang up mystery, too and two. You get two mysteries to solve in this book, one a ghostly murder and the other a very real live one. Grea Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.Can you imagine Murder on the Orient Express Southern Ghost Hunter Style? No? I had a tough time grasping that too because although there are several plot similarities, there are a whole lot more differences. But, the plot is a real kick and a bang up mystery, too and two. You get two mysteries to solve in this book, one a ghostly murder and the other a very real live one. Great book and a unique plot merging the ghostly realm with the real world.Verity Long and boytoy, Ellis are longing for some away time from all the ghostly shenanigans and goings on that make up Verity's life in Sugarland, TN. Ellis manages to score the last compartment on the maiden run of The Sugarland Express train through the Tennessee mountains. The train is as authentic as possible, but with very modern amenities, of course. It also comes with a tragic murder and disastrous end for the "ghost" train.80 years ago the train was stranded and a young woman was stabbed to death in her locked compartment. The murder was never solved. Those ghosts are back and the whole thing is played out again. Also back is a ghostly Belgian detective and he thinks Frankie is a cop too.When the stabbing plays out again, in real life, Verity and Ellis are stuck on The Sugarland Express with both a ghostly and an all to real murderer. It's time for ghost Frankie and his girlfriend Molly to lend a hand to the living and help solve both cases before Verity ends up as a ghost too.
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  • Marta Cox
    January 1, 1970
    Well with the latest version of the classic Agatha Christie novel being brought back to the big screen I'm hardly surprised that this author has been inspired to pen her own train murder mystery. As you would expect it's quite a doozy too with not only a ghostly murder to solve but one happening here and now in real time ! Poor Verity just wanted some quality time with her boyfriend Ellis and this historical train journey seemed just the ticket ! Trouble is there are people onboard who Verity is Well with the latest version of the classic Agatha Christie novel being brought back to the big screen I'm hardly surprised that this author has been inspired to pen her own train murder mystery. As you would expect it's quite a doozy too with not only a ghostly murder to solve but one happening here and now in real time ! Poor Verity just wanted some quality time with her boyfriend Ellis and this historical train journey seemed just the ticket ! Trouble is there are people onboard who Verity is only too well acquainted with not to mention the ghosts that are haunting the train . Ok I don't wish to give too much away but long time fans of this series will know that Verity is dating her ex's older brother . Which obviously causes issues but even more disturbing is the way Ellis's mother has really had the knives out for Verity . Here we just might start to see the dynamics change but to say more would ruin the fun.What I can say is the effervescent Frankie and his new ( and very sweet ) girlfriend make their presence known which adds to the fun and lets face it chaos! I loved that Verity got swept along with all the ghostly goings on but it was the nefarious goings on in real time that really made this story hurtle along . Yes there's mystery but most of all it's a fun fast paced story that had surprises and an ending to make the most jaded reader smile This voluntary take is of a copy I requested from Netgalley and my thoughts and comments are honest and I believe fair
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  • Sophia
    January 1, 1970
    In a fun tribute to Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, the author places her lovable heroine, Verity Long, irascible gangster ghost hero, Frankie, and Verity's stalwart boyfriend Ellis on a restored old steam train on which an unsolved murder occurred many years before.I enjoyed how Verity has really come into her own when it comes to the existence of ghosts and her talent for solving crimes, ghostly or otherwise. She's grown confident and independent though still a softy for helpin In a fun tribute to Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, the author places her lovable heroine, Verity Long, irascible gangster ghost hero, Frankie, and Verity's stalwart boyfriend Ellis on a restored old steam train on which an unsolved murder occurred many years before.I enjoyed how Verity has really come into her own when it comes to the existence of ghosts and her talent for solving crimes, ghostly or otherwise. She's grown confident and independent though still a softy for helping others. And, in this installment, she and Ellis prove that they are a solid couple when his brother who is also her ex was attempting to stir up trouble for them and Frankie is up to his antics that disrupt the couple's vacation. Adults in a relationship acting mature? Oh yes!The mystery had echoes of the famous Christie story, but only so far as the murder happened on an isolated old train with all the suspects trapped together, no obvious motive, and a locked door mystery. Most of the story was just a great Southern Ghost Hunter adventure with some good twists to keep the reader guessing. How could I resist a mystery set on an elegant steam train journey through the mountains?All in all, this latest installment of the series was a delight from cover to cover that was a light and easy read that I quickly devoured. Paranormal cozy mystery fans should not miss this series.I rec'd this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Madison Warner Fairbanks
    January 1, 1970
    Murder on the Sugarland Express by Angie Fox6th Book in the Southern Ghost Hunter mystery series. Can be read as a stand alone. The Sugarland Express train has been renovated and it’s maiden voyage seems to be a repeat of the past. Stopped unexpectedly in the mountains, Wi-Fi equipment destroyed, no cell reception and a murder in Compartment 9 leads Verity, Ellis and Frankie on a mystery solving path.A fun mystery that’s solved on two levels, past and present. Twist and turns. Solve a mystery in Murder on the Sugarland Express by Angie Fox6th Book in the Southern Ghost Hunter mystery series. Can be read as a stand alone. The Sugarland Express train has been renovated and it’s maiden voyage seems to be a repeat of the past. Stopped unexpectedly in the mountains, Wi-Fi equipment destroyed, no cell reception and a murder in Compartment 9 leads Verity, Ellis and Frankie on a mystery solving path.A fun mystery that’s solved on two levels, past and present. Twist and turns. Solve a mystery in the past, then work the one in the present. A bit of danger for Verity. Again. Entertaining. 🚂
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  • Donna
    January 1, 1970
    Verity Long is back and she can’t help but get embroiled in a mystery even on a train. Verity and Ellis need to get away from it all so they plan a romantic getaway aboard the Sugarland Express. Gangster ghost Frankie cons his way aboard with his latest flame Molly. You would think they would be safe from mystery but they manage to get involved in not one but two mysteries. Each will captivate your attention and keep you guessing. This is a fantastic addition to the series.
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  • Bec
    January 1, 1970
    Loved this mystery. Verity and Ellis are great characters. Angie Fox is a brilliant author who writes amazing stories. Recommend to all.
  • Judy Lewis
    January 1, 1970
    ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTFUL !!!Title: Murder on the Sugarland ExpressSeries: Southern Ghost Hunters MysteriesDesignation: Book 6 of Series, Full-Length Standalone, NO CliffhangerAuthor: Angie FoxReading Platform: Kindle EditionMy Rating: FIVE DELICIOUSLY CUTE STARS*****I adore cozy mysteries, love gripping suspense, and completely addicted to anything supernatural but throw in a little sweet romance and I'm totally smitten! Unfortunately, it's often difficult to find all four elements in one book but ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTFUL !!!Title: Murder on the Sugarland ExpressSeries: Southern Ghost Hunters MysteriesDesignation: Book 6 of Series, Full-Length Standalone, NO CliffhangerAuthor: Angie FoxReading Platform: Kindle EditionMy Rating: FIVE DELICIOUSLY CUTE STARS*****I adore cozy mysteries, love gripping suspense, and completely addicted to anything supernatural but throw in a little sweet romance and I'm totally smitten! Unfortunately, it's often difficult to find all four elements in one book but fortunately, I've found an author that brilliantly combines them all into one exceptional story. Angie Fox has delighted her readers yet again with Murder on the Sugarland Express, a full-length standalone and sixth release in the Southern Ghost Hunters Mysteries Series and I totally loved it! Move over, Agatha Christie! Murder on the Sugarland Express is a hit! Although this book can be read as a standalone, I highly recommend at least reading the first book of the series, Southern Spirits, which will give you the premise and backstory for all the releases in the collection. I became a diehard Angie Fox fan several years ago after reading The Accidental Demon Slayer, the outrageously funny first release in Fox's best-selling Biker Witches Mystery Series, another fabulous collection I highly recommend, especially if you love your mystery generously laced with side-splitting humor. But I digress, let's talk about Murder on the Sugarland Express. The book is imaginative, unique, exciting, cute, sweet, heartwarming, well crafted and well edited with a beautiful, eye-catching cover. The narrative is exceptionally well written in the first person from the perspective of the heroine, Verity Long. The dialogue is smart, snappy, well executed, at times hilarious, and flows effortlessly. I love all the components of this story but it's the characters that completely steal the show. They literally explode from the pages, grab your attention, come to life in your imagination, and completely capture your heart! They are fascinating, captivating, realistic, engaging, relatable and humorous. Fox skillfully combines these elements to craft a deliciously cute and delightfully entertaining whodunit filled to the brim with danger, drama, humor, ghosts, suspense, plot twists, and even a little heartbreaking angst and heartwarming romance.Did I like this book? No, I LOVED it! It's my new favorite! Yeah, yeah, I know I say the same thing after every book in this series but I just can't help myself. lol.. I adore the Southern Ghost Hunters World and the fictional town of Sugarland, Tennessee as well as the vividly depicted characters Fox has created for this series. Verity Long is an absolute delight and Ellis Wydell is one hunk of burning love! lol... And never fear, Verity's gangster ghost Frankie from the flapper era is around to cause all kinds of trouble and Lucy, the pet skunk, is ever present for a little heartwarming comic relief. And the supporting characters in this little story just completely captured my heart! I giggled, snorted, snuffled and sniffed through the entire story. Would I recommend it? You bet and I am, for ages twelve to a hundred and twelve! Will I read this author again? Absolutely! Just as soon as she releases her next book! Was I entertained? Completely and totally entertained! Fabulous entertainment and an awesome read!Premise: Although the last year has been difficult for Verity Long, it has also been surprisingly busy for the beautiful former aspiring graphic designer from Sugarland Tennessee. Unfortunately, the one thing it hasn't been is profitable. Despite successfully solving several murders, life continues to be difficult. Verity is still short on funds and desperately trying to hang on to the home she inherited from her grandmother. She lost absolutely everything after breaking off her engagement last year with her lying, cheating, now ex-fiance Beau Wydell, youngest and favored son of wealthy, influential town aristocrat Virginia Wydell. Her graphic design services had been in demand until her almost mother-in-law used her influence to ruin her and her business. Had it been left up to the vengeful Virginia Wydell, Verity would have been tarred, feathered, and run out of town on a rail. Now it seems no one in Sugarland needs her services so she's embarked on a new career and a whole new business...as a ghost hunter. Yup, she's officially out of the closet and has been for months, or rather since her interview with Ovis Dupree, guest investigative reporter from the local newspaper, The Sugarland Gazette. And that's not the only change in her life. Her kinda-sorta-maybe, once hush-hush and on-the-sly boyfriend Deputy Sheriff Ellis Wydell is now her very public main squeeze! And yes, Ellis and Beau are related - they're brothers! Huh? Oh yes, brothers! As you can imagine, the news was not well received by Virginia or Beau Wydell. And let's not forget her sweet little pet skunk Lucy and her very dead, black and white gangster ghost housemate, Franklin Rudolph Winkelmann aka Frankie the German. Yup, I said ghost. Frankie became trapped on Verity's property when she unknowingly dumped the ashes from his urn onto the roots of her rose bush. Oh no! But in her defense, she had no idea what they were and what would happen. So until she can figure out a way to free Frankie, she's stuck with the not-so-nice wise guy criminal from the flapper era who has turned her backyard shed into a speakeasy and hideout for him and his ghost gang cronies. Verity is barely scraping by with very little food and even less money. But on the bright side, she does have her pet skunk, Lucy, a hot hunky boyfriend, and, on occasion, Frankie does actually lend her, albeit begrudgingly, some of his power so she can see all those otherworldly things that go bump in the night. But things are looking up. At least, she still has her grandma's home and she's even managed to solve a few cases. Now, if she could manage to find a job that actually pays cash, everything would be perfect. Careful what you wish for, Verity!The world turns, life goes on, and southern-bell, super-sleuth Verity Long finds herself still without sufficient funds and always in need of a job. Thankfully, or maybe not, the universe seems to have her on speed dial, because every time she turns around a dead body turns up and Verity finds herself neck deep in another whodunit. But if there's one thing Verity does well, it's solving mysteries. With plenty of help from her spiritual cohorts of the ghostly plane and her new beau, Verity has become quite well known as Sugarland's very own ghost hunter extraordinaire. No, not that Beau, lying, cheating Beau Wydell... her new sweetie, Deputy Sheriff Ellis Wydell, Beau's older brother. Nothing like keeping it in the family! Unfortunately, Virginia Wydell, Sugarland's leading citizen, town matriarch, and mother of the Wydell brothers, is not pleased and seeks retribution against Verity at every opportunity. But Verity is a true southern belle with a spine of steel, one who refuses to allow anything to get in her way. But Verity and her handsome boyfriend Ellis need a break from the constant ghostly chaos, town gossip, and let's not forget all the family interference, especially after Virginia Wydell turns Ellis's small pre-opening gathering of family and friends for his new restaurant/bar, Southern Spirits, into a red carpet event covered by none other than our favorite reporter from the Sugarland Gazette, Ovis Dupree. And Ellis has just the ticket - quite literally! Ellis has arranged a romantic three-day weekend getaway on the maiden trip of the newly restored Sugarland Express. There'll be lots of canoodling for Verity and Ellis - but no ghosts, no Frankie, no dead bodies, no cases to solve, no Beau and Virginia Wydell, and NO interruptions! Just pure blissful alone time for her and Ellis. Not! Unfortunately, Verity caves when Frankie plays the guilt card and reluctantly agrees to allow him and his new ghostly girlfriend Molly to tag along. Oh my! What could go wrong? A lot, actually... maybe, lots of ghosts, an old mystery, a dead body, an ex-fiance, and his mother! Oh no! What's a southern ghost hunter to do? Take the high road, be the charming southern lady her grandmother taught her to be, solve the case, and bless your little heart! All aboard the Sugarland Express and buckle up, it's gonna be a wildly entertaining ride!
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  • Mary Brown
    January 1, 1970
    Murder On The Sugarland ExpressSouthern Ghost Hunter Mysteries, Book #6Angie Fox5 StarsSynopsis:Verity Long is overdue for a little R&R (rest and romance) with her boyfriend Ellis, and a vintage train trip through the Tennessee mountains seems like just the ticket. The Sugarland Express carries history and nostalgia in every compartment, and Verity is determined to enjoy it—without ghostly interference. But the ghosts have other plans…On a dark, desolate night nearly a century ago, the train Murder On The Sugarland ExpressSouthern Ghost Hunter Mysteries, Book #6Angie Fox5 StarsSynopsis:Verity Long is overdue for a little R&R (rest and romance) with her boyfriend Ellis, and a vintage train trip through the Tennessee mountains seems like just the ticket. The Sugarland Express carries history and nostalgia in every compartment, and Verity is determined to enjoy it—without ghostly interference. But the ghosts have other plans…On a dark, desolate night nearly a century ago, the train was stranded in the mountains and a young woman was found stabbed to death in her locked compartment. The murder was never solved, and a ghostly Belgian detective is still pursuing the case from the grave. To Verity’s dismay, all of the ghostly suspects are back. And when history repeats itself and a new murder mirrors the old, it’s up to Verity and her friends to discover which of the passengers—dead or alive—could be behind the murders before the killer strikes again. (Goodreads)Review:The characters are well rounded and well developed. Verity is a strong, knowledgeable and committed woman. She also has a resident ghost, Frankie, that she has to deal with all the time. He tries her patience on a daily basis. When her and her boyfriend, Ellis, decide to go one a maiden trip of the newly opened Sugarland Express, they plan on having a relaxing, enjoyable getaway. But when unexpected guests shows up on the train, and dead bodies begin piling up, their relaxing getaway gets derailed. I enjoyed getting to see other sides of Virginia, Verity's almost mother-in-law and her ex-fiance, Beau. They seemed to make some headway to becoming nicer people and being a little kinder to Verity, but we will see if it lasts. I am sad that Lucy, Verity's per skunk, was not in the book more. I love reading about her.The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read. The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and through much of the book I felt like I was right there watching all of the action taking place. There are two mysteries to solve, the present day murder and the the ghostly murder from years past. I enjoyed having both mysteries to try to figure out and I was not sure who the culprits were until it was revealed at the end.I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted ghostly cozy. I have read the whole series and it is a great one. Do yourself a favor and check this book, and series, out.I received a complimentary advance copy of this book and chose voluntarily to leave this honest review.
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  • Kristina
    January 1, 1970
    Murder on the Sugarland Express by Angie Fox is the sixth installment in The Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries. Verity Long feels the need to escape Sugarland, Tennessee after an incident with her ex-fiancé, Beau Wydell at the soft opening of Southern Spirits. Ellis Wydell, Verity’s boyfriend, books them on a trip on the Sugarland Express. Verity is hoping for a break from mysteries and ghosts while on the trip. Unfortunately, Frankie (her resident ghost) believes it will be the perfect romantic g Murder on the Sugarland Express by Angie Fox is the sixth installment in The Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries. Verity Long feels the need to escape Sugarland, Tennessee after an incident with her ex-fiancé, Beau Wydell at the soft opening of Southern Spirits. Ellis Wydell, Verity’s boyfriend, books them on a trip on the Sugarland Express. Verity is hoping for a break from mysteries and ghosts while on the trip. Unfortunately, Frankie (her resident ghost) believes it will be the perfect romantic getaway for himself and his girl, Molly. Verity soon learns that the train has a dark history attached to it (and some unwelcome guests in the cabin next door). As the bell rings on the Sugarland Express, the old ghosts are being called back. The original train experienced a murder before a bridge collapsed and plunged the train into the icy river. Inspector De Clercq (a ghostly detective) is intent on solving the original crime. It is soon apparent that the Sugarland Express is following in the original trains footsteps (so to speak). A woman is found murdered in compartment 9 in the exact same spot as the original murder. Verity, Ellis and some unlikely allies set out to catch two killers—one past and one present. Will the train make it back to Sugarland or will it suffer a similar fate to its predecessor? Murder on the Sugarland Express can be read alone. I found the story to be well-written, have a decent pace and enjoyable to read. I did find, though, there to be some repetition of details (and a couple of slow spots). A little fine tuning would not go amiss. Murder on the Sugarland Express has humor, intrigue, romance, ghosts, a cute skunk, and plenty of action. I loved the descriptions of the train (I found out something I never knew about the caboose). What mystery lover would not love to take a ride on a replica of a vintage train (especially one with ghosts and a mystery)? The mysteries were engaging with great details. I especially liked two clues on the vintage (1929) murder. I had hoped that the mysteries would be more challenging. It would delightful to finally see growth in Virginia and Beau Wydell (it’s about time). Whether it sticks or not remains to be seen. Readers will be entertained with Frankie’s hijinks. At the end of the book we get a hint of what to come in the next book.
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  • JoAn
    January 1, 1970
    Murder on the Sugarland Express by Angie Fox is the sixth book in her Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries series and was a totally captivating read for me.Verity and Ellis decide to take a romantic vacation together to get away from Ellis' family and Verity's ghost, Frankie. They both need a break and a vintage train trip sounds like the perfect escape for both of them. Until it's not. Once again chaos, murder and Ellis' family are all there for them to deal with again.A plot that grabbed me from th Murder on the Sugarland Express by Angie Fox is the sixth book in her Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries series and was a totally captivating read for me.Verity and Ellis decide to take a romantic vacation together to get away from Ellis' family and Verity's ghost, Frankie. They both need a break and a vintage train trip sounds like the perfect escape for both of them. Until it's not. Once again chaos, murder and Ellis' family are all there for them to deal with again.A plot that grabbed me from the first chapter and sped along keeping me glued to the pages. Ms. Fox provided not one but two murder mysteries for Verity and Ellis to solve as well as dealing with his mother, Virginia, and his brother, Beau. Laughter, ghostly hijinks, a little romance, secrets and murder made this a perfect paranormal cozy read. Ms. Fox also left a clue as to what to expect in the next book which only makes me anxious to get my hands on it. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. All of the above opinions are my own.
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  • Kelly
    January 1, 1970
    Verity's at it again! This time while she's supposed to be on vacation. You know how it goes, though. When a lady can see ghosts, she gets drawn into some pretty wacky scenarios.Plus, people keep trying to kill her. But hey! That happens to the best of us, right?I'm going to take a second here to point out that Verity might be somewhat cursed (for lack of a better word) by Frankie's ghost and her ability to interact with the spirit world, but poor Ellis has to put up with his spoiled younger bro Verity's at it again! This time while she's supposed to be on vacation. You know how it goes, though. When a lady can see ghosts, she gets drawn into some pretty wacky scenarios.Plus, people keep trying to kill her. But hey! That happens to the best of us, right?I'm going to take a second here to point out that Verity might be somewhat cursed (for lack of a better word) by Frankie's ghost and her ability to interact with the spirit world, but poor Ellis has to put up with his spoiled younger brother CONSTANTLY trying to get back together with his woman. While Ellis's mother is (somewhat) getting better when it comes to his and Verity's relationship, Beau is just the world's biggest jerkface. The guy seriously needs to find a hobby because his obsession with getting Verity back is NOT COOL, MAN. NOT COOL AT ALL.The mystery of what happened on the train all those years ago is intriguing. The parallel mystery in the present is just as exciting. Death! Murder! Mayhem! And so many secrets. Everyone has a few, right? And Verity and Ellis have to ferret them out before anyone else ends up dead.I like this series. It makes me grin and I have the biggest soft spot for how quick Ellis is to trust Verity and the crazy things she ends up in the middle of.-Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal
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  • Michele Porter
    January 1, 1970
    I enjoyed this continuation of the series very much. However, you can read as a stand alone if you haven't read the earlier books. The author does a nice job of catching you up and filling you in without making you feel like you are reading the first books over again. True to series fashion the book was a fun and enjoyable read. I really liked how the characters and their relationships continue to evolve.I especially like the way the author doesn't insert unneeded drama into the relationship bet I enjoyed this continuation of the series very much. However, you can read as a stand alone if you haven't read the earlier books. The author does a nice job of catching you up and filling you in without making you feel like you are reading the first books over again. True to series fashion the book was a fun and enjoyable read. I really liked how the characters and their relationships continue to evolve.I especially like the way the author doesn't insert unneeded drama into the relationship between the two main characters. You know what I mean...some authors think they have to keep the relationships interesting by adding drama such as fights, break-ups and misunderstandings due to lack of normal communication. I find it a cheap ploy and really like that it has not been done here. Bottom line, if you are looking for a fun, quick read in this genre you can't go wrong with anything written by Angie Fox.
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  • Peggy Mongrue
    January 1, 1970
    Murder on the Sugarland Express is the sixth book in the Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries series. Miss Fox does it yet again.The series keeps getting better and better. How can it go wrong? The main character (Verity Long) sees and talks to ghosts. Her boyfriend (Ellis) believes and understands her. A dead Gangster (Frankie) is attached to Verity and can "transfer his power to her". The dead Gangster has a girlfriend (Molly). And they're all on vacation on an "inaugural" train trip. Combine these Murder on the Sugarland Express is the sixth book in the Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries series. Miss Fox does it yet again.The series keeps getting better and better. How can it go wrong? The main character (Verity Long) sees and talks to ghosts. Her boyfriend (Ellis) believes and understands her. A dead Gangster (Frankie) is attached to Verity and can "transfer his power to her". The dead Gangster has a girlfriend (Molly). And they're all on vacation on an "inaugural" train trip. Combine these characters with an ex-fiance, an almost mother-in-law who is potentially a future mother-in-law, some ghosts from a train trip that previously plunged into a river, and murder (ghostly and otherwise). There's romance, fun, snarky characters, mystery and a cute little Skunk named Lucy.Can't wait for the next book.
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  • Stephanie Villere
    January 1, 1970
    This is Murder On The Sugarland Express, book six of the Southern Ghost Hunters Mystery Series written by Angie Fox. Yay! We get another trip into the lives of Verity Long and her ghostly gangster spectral Frankie! Oh how I’ve missed these two characters. You can’t help but love Verity! She can see ghosts, at least she can see her home haunter Frankie. The trouble that these two get into is legendary and very exciting and suspenseful. I want to request many many more stories in this series!! Onc This is Murder On The Sugarland Express, book six of the Southern Ghost Hunters Mystery Series written by Angie Fox. Yay! We get another trip into the lives of Verity Long and her ghostly gangster spectral Frankie! Oh how I’ve missed these two characters. You can’t help but love Verity! She can see ghosts, at least she can see her home haunter Frankie. The trouble that these two get into is legendary and very exciting and suspenseful. I want to request many many more stories in this series!! Once you start reading them, I promise that you will feel the same! Come meet my friends! I received an advance readers copy and chose voluntarily to leave this review.
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  • Sandee
    January 1, 1970
    I am always sad when I finish one of the Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries. I get so caught up in the stories it is disappointing to drop back into the real world. Murder on the Sugarland Express delivers everything I expected. Ghosts and murder and secrets. There were two things missing from this one though. Lucy and the scares. The ghosts in this story, while interesting and varied, just weren't scary. And I missed Lucy. She may not be a main character but this little skunk has stolen my heart. I am always sad when I finish one of the Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries. I get so caught up in the stories it is disappointing to drop back into the real world. Murder on the Sugarland Express delivers everything I expected. Ghosts and murder and secrets. There were two things missing from this one though. Lucy and the scares. The ghosts in this story, while interesting and varied, just weren't scary. And I missed Lucy. She may not be a main character but this little skunk has stolen my heart. Otherwise, I have no complaints and I can hardly wait for the next book in this series!
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  • Lysandra Penney
    January 1, 1970
    I cannot express how much I love this series! It's quirky, funny, romantic, and adventurous. And this book is no exception to the rule. Angie Fox has an amazing talent for character development and storytelling that makes this book a compelling, can't-put-it-down read that drives a need for more. Ellis is the perfect southern gentleman, Frankie is just the right amount of sass and spunk for a sidekick (even if he can be a jerk sometimes) Virginia is a love-to-hate "almost mother-in-law" who driv I cannot express how much I love this series! It's quirky, funny, romantic, and adventurous. And this book is no exception to the rule. Angie Fox has an amazing talent for character development and storytelling that makes this book a compelling, can't-put-it-down read that drives a need for more. Ellis is the perfect southern gentleman, Frankie is just the right amount of sass and spunk for a sidekick (even if he can be a jerk sometimes) Virginia is a love-to-hate "almost mother-in-law" who drives Verity crazy, Beau is the slightly creepy ex-boyfriend everyone has experience with. I highly recommend this series and this book to anyone willing to listen to me ramble about how amazing Angie Fox is!
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  • Kim
    January 1, 1970
    Angie Fox has done it again. I loved this book I read it in an afternoon. For fans of Verity and Ellis you will love it. Believe it or not even Beau and his mother are a little nicer. Not enough of Lucy the skunk but kind of hard to take a skunk on vacation.Frankie the gangster ghost has a new squeeze and they tag along with Verity and Ellis on their “getaway vacation “. Frankie tries to pretend he doesn’t know they want to get away from hm.There are two murders to solve. One current and one tha Angie Fox has done it again. I loved this book I read it in an afternoon. For fans of Verity and Ellis you will love it. Believe it or not even Beau and his mother are a little nicer. Not enough of Lucy the skunk but kind of hard to take a skunk on vacation.Frankie the gangster ghost has a new squeeze and they tag along with Verity and Ellis on their “getaway vacation “. Frankie tries to pretend he doesn’t know they want to get away from hm.There are two murders to solve. One current and one that happened on the original Sugarland Express in 1929.This is a fun, cozy mystery I am sure you will enjoy.Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for the advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Maranda
    January 1, 1970
    Verity rides the Orient Express Angie Fox style!! When Verity and Ellis try (And I mean try and do not succeed) to get away on a much needed romantic excursion it results in murder. Frankie the mobster ghost and his new squeeze tag along and lend a hand in a train ride murder that mirrors one that reflects itself from the past. Never enough Lucy but still love Fox's world of romance, crime drama, and ghosts. "A copy of this book was provided by Moose Island Books via NetGalley with no requiremen Verity rides the Orient Express Angie Fox style!! When Verity and Ellis try (And I mean try and do not succeed) to get away on a much needed romantic excursion it results in murder. Frankie the mobster ghost and his new squeeze tag along and lend a hand in a train ride murder that mirrors one that reflects itself from the past. Never enough Lucy but still love Fox's world of romance, crime drama, and ghosts. "A copy of this book was provided by Moose Island Books via NetGalley with no requirements for a review. Comments here are my honest opinion." Easy, Quick read which I am not sure if it would be a stand-alone since I have been reading from the start.
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  • Hsu Lee
    January 1, 1970
    ARC - I voluntarily offered to review this book with no obligations and my opinions are honest!This was supposed to be a romantic getaway.Now Verity + Ellis are trapped on the train w/ his mother, his brother, and the murderer.They have to solve the murder, before another passenger is murderIt is similar to "Murder on the Orient Express" by Agatha Christie.Of course, Frankie is there trying to woo Molly w/ a romantic gateway as well.I loved storytelling + the characters!
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  • Nikita Gordyn
    January 1, 1970
    Murder on the Sugarland Express by Angie FoxSouthern Ghost Hunter – Book 6ASIN: B077PKJN8NParanormal, Action/Adventure RomanceMoose Island Bookshttp://angiefox.com/Reviewed by NikitaAll Ellis Wydell wanted was an intimate, soft opening for his new restaurant, to introduce friends and family to his new business, but he forgot to take into consideration one thing, his mother. Verity Long, ghost hunter extraordinaire, had a really bad feeling about the night Ellis chose for his opening. First, this Murder on the Sugarland Express by Angie FoxSouthern Ghost Hunter – Book 6ASIN: B077PKJN8NParanormal, Action/Adventure RomanceMoose Island Bookshttp://angiefox.com/Reviewed by NikitaAll Ellis Wydell wanted was an intimate, soft opening for his new restaurant, to introduce friends and family to his new business, but he forgot to take into consideration one thing, his mother. Verity Long, ghost hunter extraordinaire, had a really bad feeling about the night Ellis chose for his opening. First, this night was the one year anniversary of what would have been her wedding to Ellis' brother. Second, both her ex, and her almost and potentially-still-in-the-future-but-OMG-it's-too-soon-to-go-there mother-in-law, Virginia, were going to be there. Third, Frankie, her resident ghost, talked her into dragging both him and his ghost-girlfriend to the opening. Although after their not-so-wonderful entrance at the restaurant, everything went rather smoothly, neither Ellis or Verity was happy the next morning. The article that ended up in the newspaper was centered on the rumor that Verity's engagement to Ellis' brother was back on--it wasn't--and casserole toting neighbors congratulating her for it was just the icing on that crap cake. After seeing an advertisement for the maiden voyage of the Sugarland Express vintage train, Verity and Ellis found the escape they were craving. Days of just the two of them on a luxury train journey sounded like just what they needed. The Sugarland Express was lost on its first maiden voyage in 1929 due to a faulty bridge, and this maiden voyage of the new and improved vintage train was looking to end in disaster as well. As past meets present, event for event, including the murder of a young woman in compartment 9, Verity and Ellis, with the unlikely partnership of Virginia, are racing the clock to solve both murders and vandalism before disaster strikes again. Murder on the Sugarland Express is the sixth installment in the Southern Ghost Hunter series, and one of the best, in my opinion. Angie Fox has done a wonderful job of keeping the action and suspense very well paced and keeping whodunit well disguised for both murders, right until the end. I really loved seeing Ellis’ and Verity’s relationship going forward, their tie getting stronger as time goes by despite the bumps—craters—along the road of their relationship. I highly recommend Murder on the Sugarland Express to readers that love adventure, mystery, fun and happy endings.
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  • Krista
    January 1, 1970
    Angie Fox has given us the sixth full length installment in her popular Southern Ghost Hunter series with Murder on the Sugarland Express. Take everything you love about classic British mysteries and give them a generous contemporary, paranormal twist, and you have another exciting read with Verity Long and her mismatched crew of friends, followers, and tag-alongs.This volume has Verity and hot cop boyfriend, Ellis, boarding the newly restored Sugarland train for a week of rest and relaxation an Angie Fox has given us the sixth full length installment in her popular Southern Ghost Hunter series with Murder on the Sugarland Express. Take everything you love about classic British mysteries and give them a generous contemporary, paranormal twist, and you have another exciting read with Verity Long and her mismatched crew of friends, followers, and tag-alongs.This volume has Verity and hot cop boyfriend, Ellis, boarding the newly restored Sugarland train for a week of rest and relaxation and a chance to be a normal couple without Ellis’ toxic family, their meddling hometown neighbors, or Verity’s unexpected, unwanted, and generally uncooperative sidekick, former gangster and formerly living human, Frankie the German, hanging about and causing trouble. But when Frankie wheedles his way onboard with Verity and Ellis, you know you’re in for a wild, unforgettable trip of a lifetime.Fox has carved out a bit more of this emerging genre, mixing paranormal with contemporary mysteries, using a classic setting, and throwing in a bit of well crafted romance, in both worlds. The parallels are cleverly included and make for another can’t-put-it-down tale of love and loss.These books are always delightfully character driven, and this latest offering is no exception. Fox seems to have settled quite comfortably with her heroine’s development. Not only is the relationship with Ellis growing, but we’re seeing sides of Verity that bring her closer to the surface. Escape is such an important element in reading fiction, but it’s particularly enjoyable when you have a protagonist that you can relate to, and Verity is becoming that favorite beloved character with every new work.The nod to mystery icon Agatha Christie is evident in more than just the title. There is a noticeable attention to detail that brought the piece alive. From the description of the train, to character features and clothing, you can clearly envision the settings, people, and parts to this story. As usual, the ending is fast-paced and unexpected, exactly what you want a mystery to be.This book also comes at the ideal time of year! Not only is it a great gift for the reader on your list, but it’s the perfect way to take some “me” time during the busy holiday season. Grab your coffee/tea/hot chocolate and snuggle up for a fun couple of hours with quirky characters and memorable storylines. Murder on the Sugarland Express is another hit in this entertaining series.
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  • Visionary
    January 1, 1970
    Ghost whisperer Verity Long desperately needs alone time with her hunky boyfriend, far away from over-dramatic ghosts and meddlesome family members. She jumps at the chance to accompany Ellis on a replica historical train’s maiden voyage. History, especially on the Sugarland Express, intends on repeating itself. When a ghost’s dire warning comes true, Verity must not only solve the current murder mystery but also an unresolved case. Can Verity solve the years old case on the first Sugarland Expr Ghost whisperer Verity Long desperately needs alone time with her hunky boyfriend, far away from over-dramatic ghosts and meddlesome family members. She jumps at the chance to accompany Ellis on a replica historical train’s maiden voyage. History, especially on the Sugarland Express, intends on repeating itself. When a ghost’s dire warning comes true, Verity must not only solve the current murder mystery but also an unresolved case. Can Verity solve the years old case on the first Sugarland Express? Or will she share the ghosts’ same demise?Sheriff Ellis Wydell wants to have a normal outing with his girlfriend. He invites her on a trip to escape his mother and younger brother’s insufferable interfering. Ellis understands that ghosts are drawn to Verity. When a sequence of events follows the same pattern as the one on the original Sugarland Express, he wastes no time in helping Verity. Ellis investigates the current murder while leaving the unresolved case to Verity to solve with her ghostly contacts. Can Ellis protect Verity from the real-life threat haunting Sugarland Express?I have always liked Ellis since SOUTHERN SPIRITS, book one in the series. I love how he plays a more active role in this story. Ellis is such an altruistic sweetheart, one who is unfortunately related to a conniving socialite mother and a shallow baby brother. Despite their many personality flaws, he still cares for them and wants to be a part of their lives. I adore how completely Ellis trusts Verity. But what I love the most about Ellis is his acceptance of Verity’s supernatural ability. From their past experiences together, he has learned Verity’s behavior whenever a spirit communicates with her and acts accordingly.Verity has really come a long way, growth wise, since the start of the series. She handles her dual life, the living and the ghostly realm, with such upbeat aplomb and pluck. I like how Verity is no longer afraid to mention if an instance or circumstance is ghost related. I especially adore how coordinated she and Ellis work together on whatever mysteries fall into their laps. I am glad Verity finds a measure of mutual ground with not only her ex-fiancé Beau but also with his and Ellis’s mother Virginia.MURDER ON THE SUGARLAND EXPRESS is book six in Angie Fox’s paranormal series, SOUTHERN GHOST HUNTER MYSTERIES. I love how Verity, Ellis, and Frankie have not just one mystery to solve but two, one in the living realm and the other on the ghostly plane. I also like Molly’s positive influence on our troublemaking gangster ghost Frankie.MURDER ON THE SUGARLAND EXPRESS is a fun new twist on murder mysteries with ghostly hijinks and interferences. I cannot wait to see what further mysteries are in store for our trio in the next installment.Review courtesy of Romance Junkies
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  • Tink
    January 1, 1970
    Murder on the Sugarland Express is the sixth book in Angie Fox's Southern Ghost Hunter series. Unwitting ghost hunter, Verity Long, is eager for a vacation with her deputy sheriff beau, Ellis. A little time away from the stresses of daily life in Sugarland is just what the two need, and a leisurely trip on a newly refurbished historic train seems like the perfect escape. Little do they realize the family and ghostly entanglements that will await them on their romantic weekend adventure. With her Murder on the Sugarland Express is the sixth book in Angie Fox's Southern Ghost Hunter series. Unwitting ghost hunter, Verity Long, is eager for a vacation with her deputy sheriff beau, Ellis. A little time away from the stresses of daily life in Sugarland is just what the two need, and a leisurely trip on a newly refurbished historic train seems like the perfect escape. Little do they realize the family and ghostly entanglements that will await them on their romantic weekend adventure. With her resident ghost, Frankie the German, tagging along to give his best girl, Molly, a romantic getaway, an persistent conductor from times gone by, and a former detective trying to solve a century old murder, all on board, Verity has her hands full with more spirit companionship than she desires.  Real life isn't going much better with the discovery that her ex-fiancé and ex/potential future mother-in-law are both on board to add extra torment to the trip. And, that isn't the worst of it. Not long into their journey, they're faced with a murder that is all too similar to the one which took place on the maiden voyage of the original Sugarland Express. And, the death doesn't end there. Will Verity and Ellis solve one or all of the murders, or will they succumb to the seemingly doomed journey? If they make it through they are definitely going to need a vacation from their vacation.I'm a big fan of the Southern Ghost Hunter series and this newest installment did not disappoint. The story takes us on a journey to solve not one but several murders, both past and present, and it envelopes you in a fun, funny, exciting read. I think this is my favorite in the series, so far, mostly due to seeing some very nice and unexpected growth in several of the characters. My favorite part, however, isn't the murder mysteries, the ghostly encounters, the romance, or the character growth, but the cute surprise by Lucy at the end. It's the little details that make a good book great and this is the perfect example of that. Murder on the Sugarland Express is another winner by Angie Fox and I highly recommend it. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 1/2
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  • RO G'ma
    January 1, 1970
    Murder on the Sugarland Express is the sixth book in Angie Fox’s Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries series. Ms. Fox has written a book with lots of laughs and an intriguing mystery that kept me guessing until the reveal. The story flowed smoothly and the characters are well developed. This book can easily be read as a standalone because the author has done an excellent job describing and explaining the main characters and their backgrounds. I recommend this book for everyone who enjoys reading para Murder on the Sugarland Express is the sixth book in Angie Fox’s Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries series. Ms. Fox has written a book with lots of laughs and an intriguing mystery that kept me guessing until the reveal. The story flowed smoothly and the characters are well developed. This book can easily be read as a standalone because the author has done an excellent job describing and explaining the main characters and their backgrounds. I recommend this book for everyone who enjoys reading paranormal cozy mysteries.Verity Long has put her unconventional and unwanted ability to see and communicate with ghosts to good use and started a ghost hunting business, but she needs the help of Frankie, the 1920’s gangster ghost she managed to ground to her property in Sugarland, Tennessee. Frankie can’t leave the property unless Verity has his urn with her. Her boyfriend, Ellis Wydell, who is the Deputy Sheriff and her ex-fiancé’s brother, continues to believe in her abilities and is supportive of her helping the ghosts who need her. After attending the soft opening of Ellis’ restaurant, Southern Spirits, Verity and Ellis decide to go on a romantic getaway and take a vintage train trip on The Sugarland Express through the Tennessee mountains. Frankie convinces Verity to take him and his new girlfriend, Molly, who he wants to impress along, and to her dismay, Ellis’ brother, Beau, and their mother, Virginia are on the train. A ghost appears and tells Verity that a century ago, the train was stranded in the mountains, and a young woman was found stabbed to death in her locked compartment and tells her she must prevent the same thing from happening again. Unfortunately, history repeats itself and Verity is determined to figure out what happened not only on the original train trip, but on this one as well.I received an Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and voluntarily reviewed it.
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  • Miki
    January 1, 1970
    This was first published on my blog " Lecture toute une Aventure" i received an Earc and voluntary choose to review it Captivating! This instalment is perhaps the best so far, good intrigue with several twists, action, suspense, tension and a good dose of humour simply perfect!!!This is one of my favourite series and i love the fact i can still be surprised! Verity is really a good character and so loyal and kind hearted now she doesn't always listen to reason but we love her for that. This tim This was first published on my blog " Lecture toute une Aventure" i received an Earc and voluntary choose to review it Captivating! This instalment is perhaps the best so far, good intrigue with several twists, action, suspense, tension and a good dose of humour simply perfect!!!This is one of my favourite series and i love the fact i can still be surprised! Verity is really a good character and so loyal and kind hearted now she doesn't always listen to reason but we love her for that. This time all happen on a train journey which mean a specific place, limited suspects and still a very complicated investigation as Verity must solve a murder in both time period 1929 and now....with the help of her boyfriends Ellis and her ghost Frankie who would prefer to woo his own girlfriend Molly......but Molly isn't that different from Verity so dear gangster is stuck playing good cop as to avoid the ghost detective on the case ( a Belgian one!^^) and impress Molly.Really all is there, the little allusion to Agatha Christie is wonderful ( i mean really when you hear "Belgian detective" you can only think of one); the characters are so well though as we discover new side of one we already know and some new one are easy to doubt, hate or love be it living ones or ghostly ones.I don't want to reveal too much but let say that Ellis and Verity's plan to have a little vacation away from everyone doesn't go as planned at all, Frankie is a lot more powerful as our heroine stay linked to the other side the majority of the trip and...Virginia still isn't on my "like" list but she sure can be pragmatic when needed.I do recommend you to read the series in order though but you won't regret it and i can't wait for book 7!
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  • Joan Mueller
    January 1, 1970
    Verity and Frankie join us again in a new and exciting adventure. This is a fast paced story with parallel realities, in-depth characters, and surprising plot twists. The intricate, layered murders engages the reader as we switch between the present day and the spirit plane during the recreation of historical railroad train journey. As the plot develops, Frankie is drawn into a greater role in the investigation. Romance figures as a key element in motivation of many of the characters for good an Verity and Frankie join us again in a new and exciting adventure. This is a fast paced story with parallel realities, in-depth characters, and surprising plot twists. The intricate, layered murders engages the reader as we switch between the present day and the spirit plane during the recreation of historical railroad train journey. As the plot develops, Frankie is drawn into a greater role in the investigation. Romance figures as a key element in motivation of many of the characters for good and bad behaviors and outcomes .When Verity realizes that the murder on the ghost plane is a predictor of murder in real life, the reader can actually feel the heaviness in the air as the anxiety rackets up between the people on the train as plot challenges occur. Unexpected collaborations bring resources to present problems and hope for better relationships. Trust develops when unexpected people turn around their prior bad actions with heroics. The mix of young and old, past and present with an attention to detail and accuracy makes this book so special to the reader who is looking for a complex mystery with a historical component. The addition of the Southern Ghosts lend a realism with that fun charm specific to the region and the era of the ghost. Suspense in all the right places had the reader clutching the chair arms while waiting to see if the characters succeeded. At other times, laughter bursts forth especially with Lucy, the pet skunk. I would highly recommend this book! I received an ARC prior to review.
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  • Laura
    January 1, 1970
    This is a great book; this is the sixth book in the Southern Ghost Hunter Mystery Series written by Angie Fox. This book can be read as a standalone, but once you read it you will defiantly want to go back and catch up with the other book in this series. Verity Long is overdue for a little R&R (rest and romance) with her boyfriend Ellis, and a vintage train trip through the Tennessee mountains seems like just the ticket. The Sugarland Express carries history and nostalgia in every compartmen This is a great book; this is the sixth book in the Southern Ghost Hunter Mystery Series written by Angie Fox. This book can be read as a standalone, but once you read it you will defiantly want to go back and catch up with the other book in this series. Verity Long is overdue for a little R&R (rest and romance) with her boyfriend Ellis, and a vintage train trip through the Tennessee mountains seems like just the ticket. The Sugarland Express carries history and nostalgia in every compartment, and Verity is determined to enjoy it without ghostly interference. But the ghosts have other plans. On a dark, desolate night nearly a century ago, the train was stranded in the mountains and a young woman was found stabbed to death in her locked compartment. The murder was never solved, and a ghostly Belgian detective is still pursuing the case from the grave. To Verity’s dismay, all of the ghostly suspects are back. And when history repeats itself and a new murder mirrors the old, it’s up to Verity and her friends to discover which of the passengers dead or alive could be behind the murders before the killer strikes again. This is a great book with a wonderful story and well developed characters. This book will keep you reading long into the night. If you are looking for a great book, then you need to read this book. I am looking forward to reading the next book by this great author. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader’s copy of this book. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
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  • Linda
    January 1, 1970
    Murder on the Sugarland ExpressAngie Fox has created a jam-packed, wonderful, and wacky world that has the best characters. Lucy is my favorite; Verity Long’s pet skunk that wins an award in Angie’s latest book. Verity dumped her fiancé who cheated on her. Her fiancé was her current boyfriend’s brother and takes delight in still making Verity’s life miserable. Her maybe-future mother-in-law sued Verity for the canceled wedding costs. Her current boyfriend is the handsome and very sweet deputy sh Murder on the Sugarland ExpressAngie Fox has created a jam-packed, wonderful, and wacky world that has the best characters. Lucy is my favorite; Verity Long’s pet skunk that wins an award in Angie’s latest book. Verity dumped her fiancé who cheated on her. Her fiancé was her current boyfriend’s brother and takes delight in still making Verity’s life miserable. Her maybe-future mother-in-law sued Verity for the canceled wedding costs. Her current boyfriend is the handsome and very sweet deputy sheriff Ellis. It’s complicated.Verity also has a sort-of sidekick. He’s stuck living on Verity’s property after she dumped his urn of ashes in her rose garden. Frankie is the ghost of a hustling ‘30’s gangster. Verity can see him and when Frankie wants to, he can whammy her with some of his ghostly powers so she can also see other ghosts and ghostly effects. Frankie has an attitude.In this latest book, it’s so good to see that Verity is giving Frankie back a bit of attitude. She is a very nice person who wants to help almost everyone. She gets the chance this time to save an entire trainload of passengers – both past and present. The trip, which was supposed to be a getaway for Verity and Ellis is exciting, dangerous, romantic, and overall a great story that won’t disappoint. It’s clear as a standalone, but best read in order of the series. I really loved this one and I’m looking forward to more of the Southern Spirits series! They just keep getting better and better.
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  • Nicole
    January 1, 1970
    Angie Fox has done it again! I genuinely loved this installment of the Southern Ghost Hunter series. The mystery (both in the living and nonliving worlds) kept me engaged and guessing from the very beginning. We don’t see as much of Lucy but we do get to see into the Molly/Frankie relationship a bit more in this book and I love how Frankie treats Molly and when his own insecurities come into the picture. Frankie is a bit more vulnerable than I ever would have guessed. Beau is infuriating as alwa Angie Fox has done it again! I genuinely loved this installment of the Southern Ghost Hunter series. The mystery (both in the living and nonliving worlds) kept me engaged and guessing from the very beginning. We don’t see as much of Lucy but we do get to see into the Molly/Frankie relationship a bit more in this book and I love how Frankie treats Molly and when his own insecurities come into the picture. Frankie is a bit more vulnerable than I ever would have guessed. Beau is infuriating as always, but I enjoyed his part in this book since it kind of leaves some closure for that chapter of Verity’s life and gives you an idea of what Beau has been feeling when seeing Verity and Ellis together. Virginia is another story, but I also see her giving Verity a bit more credit for what she does and I can see the relationship develop to a mutual respect...at a minimum. Maybe one day she will even accept Verity into her family. All in all, I really enjoyed this book, possibly more so than Sweet Tea and Spirits. The vintage train restoration and the ghostly worlds colliding was a very interesting concept. I can’t wait for more!*I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review.
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  • Jennifer Ritter
    January 1, 1970
    Murder on the Sugarland Express is the sixth volume in Angie Fox's Southern Ghost Hunter series. In this edition, Verity Long and special fellow Ellis Wydell, Sugarland deputy and brother of her ex-fiancé Beau, have booked a last minute escape on the maiden trip of the Sugarland Express. They both are in need of a respite from everyday life.However, neither knew that this resurrected excursion was the brain child of brother Beau and mother, Virginia Wydell, who had made Verity's life miserable s Murder on the Sugarland Express is the sixth volume in Angie Fox's Southern Ghost Hunter series. In this edition, Verity Long and special fellow Ellis Wydell, Sugarland deputy and brother of her ex-fiancé Beau, have booked a last minute escape on the maiden trip of the Sugarland Express. They both are in need of a respite from everyday life.However, neither knew that this resurrected excursion was the brain child of brother Beau and mother, Virginia Wydell, who had made Verity's life miserable since the break up. All they want is a simple getaway, but thanks to Frankie the German, his girl Molly, and the ghostly conductor, that seems to be merely a dream. The train appears to be doomed to repeat the past, including the grisly murder of the lady in compartment 9, both on the earthly and ghostly planes. Thanks to Verity. Frankie, Molly, and ghostly Detective le Clerc, they are able to solve murder mysteries from two centuries. But only at Verity's peril are they are solved. Another delightful romp with,Sugarland's finest ghostly detective and her earthly counterpart. I thoroughly enjoyed this edition as I have all stories in the series. I do recommend this book.
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