Buckhead Dead + Giveaway

Title:  Buckhead Dead
Series: Skye Southerland Cozy Mystery Series, Book 1
Author: Deborah Malone
Publisher:  Lamp Post Inc.,
Release Date:  November 4, 2015
Genre: Mystery & Suspense


Skye Southerland and Honey Truelove have just finished an interior design job for Sylvia Landmark, one of Buckhead's most eccentric characters, and their designs are to die for. After a celebration at Sylvia's home where they reveal the new décor, including a desk with a possible link to the pirate Blackbeard, Sylvia turns up dead, leaving the ladies wondering if this desk is worth more than they bargained for. Skye and Honey are now suspects in the murder of a woman who had few friends, and plenty of possible enemies. In an attempt to clear their names, Skye, Honey, and Honey's loveable cousin Ginger embark on a journey to find the real killer, figure out the history behind the desk, and clear their names before they end up going to jail, or even worse, becoming the next victims! With plenty of warnings from Skye's husband Mitch, and the ruggedly handsome Detective Montaine assigned to Sylvia's case, these girls still manage to get right in the middle of the investigation, while having time to enjoy all that Georgia has to offer.



Buckhead Dead by Deborah Malone starts right off with the news of a murder of a wealthy client of Skye and Honey. With some comical moments, and definitely quirky characters, you'll find yourself wondering about them. Skye, Honey and Ginger seems to complement each other in personality and skills, which also seems too perfect in reality and only possible in fiction. Though it gives for great scenes, I don't understand how three perfectly grown females can get into that much trouble?! I mean it's funny, sure, but I kept shaking my head most of the time.

The mystery itself provides for a plot, but it's really the characters that shine throughout the story. And with that, you might find yourself easily figuring out who and what, but the antics of Sky, Honey and Ginger will give you more to think about than the murder itself.

Being a designer myself, I'd love to see how the "interior design" aspect played more of a role.  It really didn't but provide a catalyst for the mystery part of the story.  Will I continue on with another Skye Southerland Cozy Mystery, I'm on the fence, even though I find it entertaining. It just doesn't click with me as I had hoped.

NOTE:  I received a complimentary copy of this book through CelebrateLit Publicity Tours for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. For my review policy, please see my Disclosure page.





Deborah Malone's first novel Death in Dahlonega, finaled in the American Christian Fiction Writer's Category Five writing contest! Deborah was also nominated for 2011 and 2012 Georgia Author of the Year in Novel category. She has worked as a freelance writer and photographer, for the historic magazine Georgia Backroads since 2001. She has had many article and photographs published, and her writing is featured in Tales of the Rails, edited by Olin Jackson, as well as the "Christian Communicator." She is a member of the Georgia Writer's Association, Christian Author's Guild, Advanced Writer's and Speaker's Association and the American Christian Fiction Writers.

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