Monday, July 3, 2017

Lowcountry Bonfire: A Liz Talbot Mystery

Looking for a beach read? I have a new one for you! The newest installment from Susan Boyer's Liz Talbot series is out and ready for the beach bag!

If you haven't read any of her others, start out with Lowcountry Boil and move on down the list.  I have now read 3 of the series (not in order either) and it hasn't impeded my ability to read any of them.  Though, I will say I am trying to fill the holes as soon as I can via the library and amazon!

Liz Talbot is a private investigator who works with her husband Nate Andrews.  She is currently contracted through the Stella Maris Sheriff, her brother Blake, to assist in certain cases.  You also have to bend your mind a bit because her childhood friend Colleen (17 years deceased) helps them out too.  You did not misread that.  I definitely recommend this series for fans of Gretchen Archer, Janet Evanovich or Dorothea Benton Frank.

Description: Private Investigators Liz Talbot and Nate Andrews have worked their share of domestic cases. So when Tammy Sue Lyerly hires them to find out what her husband is hiding, they expect to find something looney but harmless. After all, this is the guy who claims to have been a DEA agent, a champion bull rider, and a NASCAR driver. But when he turns up dead the morning after Liz and Nate deliver the incriminating photos, Tammy is the prime suspect.

Questioning the truth of Zeke Lyerly’s tall-tales, Liz and Nate race to uncover small town scandals, long buried secrets, and the victim’s tumultuous past to keep Tammy Sue out of jail and the case from going up in flames.

“The authentically Southern Boyer writes with heart, insight, and a deep understanding of human nature.” – Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha Award-Winning Author of What You See

“Susan M. Boyer gets it. And by ‘it,’ I mean ‘the Southern voice.’ And by that I do not mean she throws 'Y’all' into every other line of her dialogue. I mean she understands deep down how Southern people talk and can replicate the cadence and music of that speech on the page as delicately as a master chef adding a last pinch of sea salt to a batch of Hollandaise sauce.” –

Related subjects include: women sleuths, private investigator mystery series, cozy mysteries, murder mysteries, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), book club recommendations, Southern fiction, Southern humor, Southern living.

Books in the Liz Talbot Mystery Series:


Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all!

Fast paced and a mystery to figure out! Perfect for the beach bag, which is exactly where I ended up reading the bulk of this book. Even missed a few minutes of the bonfire to finish it up.  Not scary, not gory.  Just a cute quirky mystery to ponder while the waves crash against the shore.

Have you ever visited the Lowcountry in South Carolina? I love reading about this area and hope to one day visit!

I received this book for review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own!

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