Murder on the Sugarland Express

Murder on the Sugarland Express Summary

From New York Times bestselling author Angie Fox

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.

What Reviewers are saying…

5 Stars!  “This is very likely Angie Fox's best book to date, and I devoured it in one fast sitting.” 

5 Stars!  “I love all the components of this story but it's the characters that completely steal the show.”

5 Stars!  “This was 2 murder mysteries for the price of one. Loved it as I do all of Angie Fox's novels.”

5 Stars!  “Just when you think you’ve got it figured out the twist comes in and throws you right off the trail. I loved this story so much.”

Rating: Clean and Wholesome

Paranormal Cozy Mystery Romance (with a cute pet skunk!)

Book Reviews


Murder on the Sugarland Express4 star

Great read. Funny surely a different type of murder mystery.45


A different cozy novel5 star

Silly, funny and other worldly, a fun read.55


I enjoyed it!5 star

Another hit! I couldn’t wait to find out who’d done it! Cannot wait to read the rest of the series.55


Murder on the Sugarland Express3 star

It was an interesting read but the heroine was boring. She had no backbone and Ellis should have ditched her when she brought Frankie along on their get away trip. I wasn’t impressed. Thanks g35


4 stars4 star

Really fun!45


Cute4 star

This is a cute series. A little shallow and predictable but enjoyable... more fun than a Nancy Drew. Entirely easy to read. This book wasn’t my fav but it was still a nice quick read with lovable characters.45

math wizard

Conclusions5 star

I really enjoy the excellent story! Being an Agatha Christie fan the title is a play on her Murder on the Orient Express. The difference is in this book is two somewhat related murders get solved. We have action, mystery , humor and romance. Verify and Ellis trip has lots of side stories but you will enjoy it!55

Joan T Mueller

Murder, Mayhem and Ghosts5 star

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.55


Great mystery and great author!5 star

Another fantastic Angie Fox book! This time Verity and Ellis are taking a romantic vacation on the rehabbed Sugarland Express. They planned on leaving everyone (alive and dead) in Sugarland, but of course things never work out the way they plan. This is a fantastic trapped on a train mystery with perfect timing of being released so close to the theatrical release of Murder on the Orient Express. It’s obvious the author was influenced by Agatha Christie, but the mystery and the characters are all Ms. Fox’s! Highly recommended!55


Great cozy paranormal mystery series!5 star

This is the sixth book in the Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries series. Verity is ready to get away on a small trip with Ellis without any ghosts. But, of course, she can’t say no to Frankie when he wants to go. And, Frankie isn’t the only ghost on the train. Long ago, there was a murder on the same trip, and all of the ghosts are back. When a murder happens on Verity’s trip in almost the same way as the ghostly murder, Verity has two crimes to solve. But will she solve them before the killer strikes again? I really can’t say enough good things about this book and series. Ms. Fox is a wonderful storyteller, and this book is spectacular. Her characters just come alive on the page, and you are right there with everyone, feeling and seeing the whole plot. I just love that the characters feel so real. And, the mysteries in this one are just so interesting, I couldn’t wait to see whodunit for both of them! I can’t say too much, but something happened at the end that made me cheer. I can’t wait to see what happens now in future books! If you are a fan of this series, you will love this one as it’s the best one so far. If you haven’t started the series, you can start with this one, but I’d start at the beginning to get all the subtle nuances. Highly recommend! Thanks to the author for the e-copy which I voluntarily reviewed.55

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