Review: Foxe Tail by Haley Walsh (Skyler Foxe Mysteries Book 1)

Gay teacher Skyler Foxe thought teaching English Lit was murder. Wait till he falls into the real thing.

Skyler Foxe is a brand new English teacher in his hometown of Redlands, CA. He loves literature, loves his students, loves his friends, especially his best friend Detective Sidney Feldman. But he doesn’t love keeping his orientation a secret, afraid of the backlash in this conservative county. But will murder thrust him into unwanted limelight? Who killed his principal’s son outside a gay dance club? And what’s the connection to James Polk High? Is the macho football coach or his mysterious and gorgeous new assistant coach involved? Can Skyler trust anyone at the high school when there seems to be conspiracies around every corner?

This story was very interesting. The mystery pulled me in from the beginning making me want to know what happened. In typical Molly fashion, I spoiled the end for myself. But it was interesting knowing who the bad guy was and seeing how Skyler tried to work the clues and where he went wrong and where he was right. Keith blew a bit too cold through the story for me to see the start of the relationship. But I also think there’s more going on than what’s shown on the surface. There were a few times I was shocked Skyler continued to sleuth when he clearly shouldn’t have been. But he grows on you and you want to see him succeed. While the main mystery of the principal’s son being murdered is solved, there are more mysteries going on. The book is left with loose ends at the finish and it’s done on purpose. I’m personally not a fan of that since I want to know what happens and have everything wrapped up. But it’s the first book in a trilogy intended to be read together as a whole. The next two books are already out so I at least don’t have to wait to read.

About Haley:
Haley Walsh tried acting, but decided the actor’s life was not for her. Instead, she became a successful graphic designer and art director in Los Angeles, her hometown. After fifteen years of burning money in the ’80s and early ’90s, she retired from the graphics industry and turned her interests toward writing. She became a freelance newspaper reporter, wrote articles for quirky magazines, published award-winning short stories, and now writes a critically acclaimed GLBT mystery series, the Skyler Foxe Mysteries. She’s lived all her life in southern California, sampling wines and chomping chocolate. Oh, and she also writes a multi-award nominated medieval mystery series under another name. Yeah, it’s a living.

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