The Haunted Heist (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries, #3)by Angie Fox

Published March 17th 2016 by Moose Island Books

4 Stars

Synopsis: Just because she can see the dead doesn’t mean Verity Long wants to spend her days hunting ghosts. Instead, she’s over the moon to land a marketing job at the local bank…until she finds her new boss dead in the vault. Even her ghost friend, Frankie, knows that’s no way to start a career.

Relieved to let the police take charge, Verity steps aside, bound and determined to keep her ghost sightings to herself. But when she learns the main suspect in the murder is a very crooked, very dead mobster, Verity knows it’s up to her to solve the case.

She teams up with her ghostly gangster buddy Frankie, as well as the irresistible and charming Ellis, as the three of them search haunted mob hideouts, hidden passageways, and historic cemeteries for the facts behind the heist of the century—and a modern-day motive for murder.

Too bad uncovering the truth could very well make Verity the next victim…

My Review: This is another fun entry in the Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries. In this book Verity has an opportunity to work for the Sugarland Bank. She has a meeting with the new Manager, who just happens to be her best friend, Lauralee’s uncle. While at the bank waiting for her meeting, there is a murder. The bank manager is shot in the vault, but no one is seen leaving the basement. Verity enlists the help of her ghost, gangster Frankie, to investigate and find the murderer. There is a lot of fun stuff going on in the afterworld in Sugarland. They visit a speakeasy, and engage in a wild car chase through town and cornfields. Fortunately, even though Ellis, her new beau and policeman can not see the ghosts, he knows they are there and saves Verity from a ghostly death. With a showdown in the cemetery, the book comes to its conclusion. I sort of had it figured out, but not completely. This is a fun read with some twists, some romance, and loyalty amongst friends that make it a great cozy series. Now on to the next one, Deader Homes and Gardens. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.