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 lovable 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 is the first book in Deborah Malone's latest series, The Skye Southerland Cozy Mystery Series and it was great. I haven't had the pleasure of reading any of Deborah Malone's books but I am glad to have found a new author to read. This book is well written and researched. Deborah Malone writes with authority on: All things Georgia including the streets, restaurants, and suburbs. Also about antiques, decorating, police procedures, Martinique, and traveling. This book is a fun read that definitely kept my interest and wasn't easy to put down. I really enjoyed the characters, especially Skye, Honey, and Ginger. They are definitely a great group of friends who lift each other up, share their faith with one another to help through their struggles, and would do anything for each other. They are also HILARIOUS. I loved their interactions, they definitely are comic relief! I definitely found myself laughing in many places and holding my breath in others, wondering what will happen next. Buckhead Dead has a little bit of everything thing it including: comedy, mystery, action, and romance. This book kept me my interest from start to finish and kept me guessing until the end. I absolutely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Christian Mystery Fiction, you will not be disappointed. I cannot wait for the next books in this series!! I give this book 4 STARS.