Sunday Book Review: Death In Dahlonega by Deborah Malone
Posted by elainemcooper on August 12, 2012
Posted by Elaine Marie Cooper
You never know what adventure might ensue when you’re a writer. But budding journalist Trixie Montgomery never envisioned a simple magazine assignment to a small town festival to lead to a murder—and her best friend Dee Dee is now the prime suspect.
Trixie, a forty-something divorcee still hurting from her ex-husband’s betrayal, is trying to start over in life. Her widowed best friend has agreed to come along on this trip to Dahlonega in the mountains of Georgia.
The friends are complete opposites in personality but their friendship was strengthened when both women found themselves alone; they have become each other’s lifeline to recovery from grief and loneliness.
Now that Dee Dee is in serious danger of ending up in jail, Trixie is determined to find out who the real perpetrator is. Her unofficial investigation leads her to a bevy of interesting characters who are possible suspects. Some of them are downright dangerous.
Death In Dahlonega is a cozy mystery that concentrates on personalities and crime-solving rather than blood and gore—a relief for this reader who shies away from anything graphic.
Author Deborah Malone has a lovely style of writing that helps you capture settings and envision the characters with ease. The book length is only 129 pages—a quick and entertaining read.
Death in Dahlonega was a fun mystery that was like visiting an adult Nancy Drew and her girlfriend, George. Always have fond memories of those gals!
Author Bio: Deborah Malone’s first novel Death in Dahlonega, finaled in the AmericanChristian Fiction Writer’s Category Five writing contest! Deborah was also nominated for 2012 Georgia Author of the Year in First Novel category. She has worked as a freelance writer and photographer, for the historic magazine “Georgia Backroads.” She has had many articles and photographs published, and her writing is featured in “Tales of the Rails,” edited by Olin Jackson. She is a member of the Georgia Writer’s Association. As a current member of the American Christian Fiction Writer she has established a blog where she reviews Christian Fiction.
Death in Dahlonega is available at Amazon.com in both paperback and kindle.
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