Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Buckhead Dead by Deborah Malone

I enjoyed this cozy mystery. It has a murder to solve, a little suspense to navigate, and some delightful characters.

I like women sleuths and in this novel we have Skye and Honey. These two had done a remodel for an eccentric woman and enjoyed the celebration she threw to show off her new d├ęcor. They were stunned to find out the next day that the woman had been murdered some time in the night. There is a plethora of suspects, including Skye and Honey. They are determined to find the real murderer and clear their names. Throw in a treasure map Skye found in a desk she had loaned the odd woman and their investigations turn dangerous.

Skye and Honey are lively and adventurous women. Add Honey's cousin Ginger, an exotic dancer ready to have a new start in life, and the adventures get pretty crazy. I like how they try hard to gather evidence and interview all the suspects. Some of them are pretty odd too. It was entertaining to see how the women sort of bumbled their way through an investigation, right to the suspenseful end.

I enjoyed the setting of near Atlanta, Georgia. I enjoyed the sleuthing women. I enjoyed the mystery. It even had a little twist at the end that was fun.

I recommend this mystery to readers who like a quick novel with fun characters and a good plot. There is a hint of Christian faith that runs through the novel too.

I'm taking part in a blog tour of this book. You can find out more about the book, find links to other reviews, and read a guest post by the author here.

My rating: 4/5 stars.

Deborah Malone has worked as a freelance writer and photographer and has had many articles published. Her first novel, Death in Dahlonega, finaled in the American Christian Fiction Writer's Category Five writing contest. She was nominated for 2011 and 2012 Georgia Author of the Year in Novel category.

Lamp Post Inc, 180 pages. You can purchase a copy here.

I received a complimentary copy of this book through Celebrate Lit for the purpose of an independent and honest review.

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