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What type of rock are you likely to find a fosil in?

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Fossils are mainly found in sedimentary rock: slate, sandstone, limestone and chalk.
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Limestone mostly, sometimes in shale and coal.
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Why are most fosils found in sedimentary rocks?

Most fossils are found in sedimentary rock because it forms in layers so it is easier for the bones or shell of an organism to get trapped between the layers and be preserved.
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What rock contain fosils?

Quite often, fossils are contained within shale rock.