Death at the Drive In by Angie Fox

April 10th, 2024 Kimberly Guest Post, Review 14 Comments

10th Apr

Sophia Rose is here with the thirteenth novel in the Southern Ghost Hunter paranormal cozy series. cozy up with a cup of coffee and see why Sophia loved Death in the Drive-In by Angie Fox.

Death at the Drive In by Angie Fox
Death at the Drive-In
by Angie Fox
Series: Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #13
Genres: Cozy Mystery
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For ghost hunter Verity Long, 'helping out a friend' can mean anything from passing the peas to solving a homicide. This time, it involves digging into a cold case that's been on ice since poodle skirts twirled and Elvis's hips shook the nation.

In 1956, Kitty Cunningham disappeared on the way to the Starlite Drive-In. Now the first real evidence of foul play is coming to light in the ghostly realm—and it links directly to a modern crime. Only a sleuth with one foot in the past can solve the mystery and make things right.

Armed with her wits and flanked by a wise-cracking gangster ghost, Verity explores the hidden side of 1950s Sugarland—from the haunting echoes of the abandoned drive-in to the dusty secrets of a long-forgotten mob vault. As she stirs spirits and secrets alike, she finds some corners of Sugarland’s history are darker and more dangerous than she ever imagined. Can Verity bring the truth to light, or will she be the next one to suffer death at the drive-in?

Sophia Rose’s Review

A missing girl from 1956 is at the heart of the ghostly uproar that descends on Verity and Frankie in this latest supernatural case to crack bringing to light the dark side of Verity’s sweet Sugarland.  This is an auto-buy series and I can’t help bouncing with excitement for the latest Southern Ghost Hunter mystery.

After their recent case was solved, Verity is taking some quiet time to prep her pet skunk Lucy for the annual pet obstacle course race and her ghostly gangster detecting partner, Frankie, is busy making shine in a rickety still out by the apple trees for his ghostly sweetheart.  Situation normal.  Until it isn’t.

Suddenly Frankie’s gal, Molly is possessed by another spirit and the clock is ticking on cracking the case to give the spirit peace so she’ll move on before eating up all of Molly’s ghostly energy.  The case takes them to the old drive in, a no tell motel, and an Irish gang’s pub that had their heyday back in the fifties.  Frankie is a gangster on a mission even if he has to take down the Irish gang and drag Verity into deadly danger to do it.

Death at the Drive In leaped out of the gate with good action and kept me riveted through the twists and turns to the end.  I love how this book had some great action scenes and suspense even while keeping up the great partnership fun of Verity and Frankie with their opposite approach to solving the case- sweet, small-town girl vs a gangster ghost still with a streak of larceny.  The dialogue and Frankie’s antics is quite humorous between the two of them.  And, then there was that great moment when Verity ends up with a stunner human back-up partner none other than her long-time nemesis when her cop boyfriend is busy elsewhere.

I’m still of the opinion, thirteen books in, that Southern Ghost Hunter is one of the best paranormal cozy mystery series out there and not to be missed by those who love the genre.


About Angie Fox

Angie Fox

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Angie Fox writes sweet, fun, action-packed mysteries. Her characters are clever and fearless, but in real life, Angie is afraid of basements, bees, and going up stairs when it is dark behind her. Let’s face it. Angie wouldn’t last five minutes in one of her books.

Angie is best known for her SOUTHERN SPIRITS™ mysteries, and for her ACCIDENTAL DEMON SLAYER books.

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About Sophia Rose

Sophia Rose

Sophia is a quiet though curious gal who dabbles in cooking, book reviewing, and gardening. Encouraged and supported by an incredible man and loving family. A Northern Californian transplant to the Great Lakes Region of the US. Lover of Jane Austen, Baseball, Cats, Scooby Doo, and Chocolate.

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14 Responses to “Death at the Drive In by Angie Fox”

  1. Katherine

    I love the ghost hunting part and the fact that it involves a missing persons case. Super curious about the obstacle course involving the skunk too!

    • Sophia Rose

      Yes, these are a fun blend of ghostly hauntings associated with past or present murder cases and local smalltown stuff like the pet obstacle race for her skunk- who is a cutie.