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Ghost hunter 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.

©2017 Angie Fox (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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What happened to the murderer!?!

4 Stars. Murder on the Sugarland Express is book 6 in the Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries series. This is a cozy mystery told in 1st person POV for main character Verity Long.

The series is about a woman named Verity who unknowingly cleans out a man named Frankie's ashes from an old vase looking jar into her rosebushes and it traps his ghost on her property allowing him to only leave when Verity takes his urn off the property. The ghost, Frankie, shows himself to her and so begins her ability to see ghosts.

In this book, Verity and Ellis decide to get away for a few days alone and take a trip on the maiden voyage of the new Surgarland Express, a train that is modelled almost exactly after a train that ran 100 years prior...a train that plunged from the tracks into the river killing everyone on board. Prior to that tragedy though, there was a murder on board and now, it seems history is repeating itself. There is a murder in the exact same cabin and the murder almost identical to the murder on the last train ride. In addition to this, Verity and Ellis board the train and find out that not only is Ellis' mom Virginia on board, but his brother Beau is too and Beau is purposely making life difficult for his ex-fiance Verity.

The past couple books, Frankie started to get on my nerves and now Frankie is absolutely on my last nerve! I'm hoping for some character growth where he is concerned.

I really liked Murder on the Sugarland Express, however, I can't be the only person who noticed a big huge hole in the story. My HUGE issue is that we don't find out what happens to the murderer in the story. What ends up happening with that person. They basically disappear after a ghost helps Verity while the murderer is trying to finish her off and the murderer is not a ghost so the whole disappearing thing is not possible. Something happened, so what was it!?! Because of this, I am giving 4 stars instead of 5.

I started to get a bit bored with this series because it's not as much fun when there aren't clues along the way for me to solve and it is just a bunch of random stuff happening up until the big reveal at the end. I do love the skunk Lucy and love that she has a full name: Lucille Desiree Long. So cute. I also love the relationship between Verity and Ellis. I am no longer binging the series but listening with a book or two from other authors in between and it is working out fine. I start to wonder what is happening and find myself getting back to the series fairly quickly.

I'm not sure if I would enjoy reading this book as much as I enjoyed listening to it. The narrator really injects a lot of emotion into her reading and she really sells the suspense and fear. She did a really good job. Her voices were distinct and clear and her pronunciation was good.

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Loved it

I really enjoy the Southern Ghost Hunter series. I loved the way the narrator brought the characters to life. It was easy to tell who was speaking. The story itself was interesting. There was a ghost mystery and a human one which kept you wondering until the end.

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Entertaining

This is an entertaining and light cozy mystery. The plot is interesting and the characters engaging. I like Verity Long's character and how she is so optimistic. She and Ellis make a good couple and I enjoy the way they work together and the way he has excepted her peculiarities.

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Great Plot and Story, but Far Fetched

Binged it, it was so good. Reached a little, but still a great great plot.

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Another fun listen!

I'm really enjoying this series and this book was another fast-paced, mind-boggling mystery. It passed my litmus test. If I can't figure out who the bad guy is until the last half of the book, it's a good story. Somehow Angie Fox turns murder and mayhem into entertainment that holds my attention from beginning to end. Enough details to give the reader clues without a lot of gore. Also, a visit with my favorite character, Lucy the skunk!

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Excellent!

This plot in this book has plenty of entertaining twists and turns. The storyline never slows down and Tavia Gilbert's narration was superb. Very enjoyable!

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Love these stories and I love the narrator!

This series is my guilty pleasure and I thoroughly enjoy Tavia’s voice. I recommend to anyone looking for a fun murder mystery series with charming characters and an amazing narrator. The way she is able to act out the different characters using unique voices, makes me forget she is just one person. Love love love!

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Best One Yet!

so much action kept me on the edge of my seat! Looking forward to the next one

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Another great paranormal mystery!

Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries, Book 6
By: Angie Fox
Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
Another great mystery with both ghost characters and human characters. (Lucy stayed with family this book.)
This was suppose to be a romantic get-a-away on a train but it turned into a murder mystery train and a reenactment of the fatal journey of the original train ride. (With some of the same ghosts!)
Good mystery, suspense, and that touch of romance.
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Like all the books in this Series but the narorator træls Way to much i get stressed by her

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  • Flora
  • 01-23-20

Another Runaway Success!

I bought Murder on the Sugarland Express for my Kindle and added the narration. I love Ms Fox's writing style; I find her books easy to read and like the way she weaves all the elements of her stories together; the mystery, the strained relationship between Verity and the rest of the townsfolk of Sugarland who are loyal to the Wydell family and, of course, the ghosts and their issues. As a narrated book, again I was impressed with Tavia Gilbert's performance; loving the pace at which she read the story and her tonal adjustments for the dialogue.

I don't think that you need to read any of the previous books in this series to enjoy this one as Ms Fox weaves any relevant information into this story beautifully. I would also like to confirm that, as with all of the books in this series, the murder mystery aspect in this story is concluded by the end of the book, so no nasty cliffhangers. Woop!Woop!

Murder on the Sugarland Express has everything that I look for in a great story; I laughed, I dried, I was on the edge of my seat, in short, I was gripped! I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys cozy mysteries with a paranormal focus but you can read my full review on my WordPress blog, Flora's Musings...

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  • AthenaNI
  • 10-28-18

A fun easy listen.

I don't write spoilers in my reviews so I'm just going to say this was up to the author's usual standard. It is a fun, light hearted read perfect for listening to whilst deep cleaning in preparation for guests.