I looked up Deborah Malone and this lady comes highly accomplished. Along with being an American, Christian Fiction author, she's a winner of numerous awards, a freelance writer and photographer for a historic magazine. When I received Bulkhead Dead, I thought- well the name is definitely misleading- being a horror lover and all. I thought to myself, this sounds like it could be about killer fish in the backwoods of Louisiana! Nah, but the mystery and action given in this tale will slay you!
So this book is like Golden Girls meets a Down South rendition of Friends! There's a charm to the girls of Buckhead. There's Honey (married into money & widowed twice) who thrives in non-stop gossiping and flaming red lipstick application. And Ginger, the reformed exotic dancer with her... way with words and child-like behavior. Skye has her hands full!
When a client is murdered, Skye has to retrieve an item borrowed from her husband's antique warehouse from the crime scene. Both she and Honey end up becoming prime suspects in the murder instead! And to make
matters worse, there's a map, a possible treasure map, that may be authentic... but a few are looking for it and it could put the girls in danger. So they come up with their own version of super sleuths , seeking the murderer and motive. The problems are, Honey can't stop drooling over the hunky Detective who looks like Magnum P. I. or taking numbers from other eligible bachelors. THEN Ginger can't prevent the girls from falling out of overly revealing tops and too short skirts to actually help solve their case!
This book made me laugh, irked me (mostly Ginger) and brought on a mystery that was more than entertaining! And wow can these women eat! Every time they went out to question a suspect, Malone dropped the name of some famous, Georgia restaurant and what they ate. I think I gained about 10 pounds reading the book! It was also funny that Ginger used her desire to quit stripping as a handicap to annoy Skye and pull on Honey's sympathies. It could have easily become redundant, but the story always took a turn that had you either gasping or laughing- the characters were so silly!
Because the story is Christian fiction, it was loaded with clean wingding and mystery. Even the murders happened in a way that left you laughing- not even thinking someone died but 'How on earth did they escape that?' Oh and Skye prayed a lot, but mostly because Honey and Ginger were driving her insane. Grab yourself a copy of Buckhead Dead. It's not very long but will have you searching for Malone's next read. OH- and get this, there's a giveaway to win a copy! Look down below as I move on to the next read.
Ratings: 👓👓👓👓 out of 5 specs
*Steam Panicr is next.
**Book provided by Celebrate Lit Bloggers, FREE, for an honest review.
Bulkhead Dead Giveaway:
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