Lowcountry Bombshell by Susan M. Boyer
Book 2: Liz Talbot Mystery Series
Publisher: Henery Press
Publication Date: September 3, 2013
Format: Paperback - 266 pages / Kindle - 542 KB / Nook - 566 KB
Genre: Cozy Southern Mystery
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Book 1: Lowcountry Boil
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Chick Lit Plus Blog Tours.
Before Liz can open a case file, Calista's life coach is executed. Suspicious characters swarm around Calista like mosquitoes on a sultry lowcountry evening: her certifiable mother, a fake aunt, her control-freak psychoanalyst, a private yoga instructor, her peculiar housekeeper, and an obsessed ex-husband. Liz digs in to find a motive for murder, but she's besieged with distractions. Her ex has marriage and babies on his mind. Her too-sexy partner engages in a campaign of repeat seduction. Mamma needs help with Daddy's devotion to bad habits. And a gang of wild hogs is running loose on Stella Maris.
With the heat index approaching triple digits, Liz races to uncover a diabolical murder plot in time to save not only Calista's life, but also her own.
My Book Review:
In the second book of the Liz Talbot Mystery series, Lowcountry Bombshell, P.I. Liz Talbot's new client Calista McQueen is a dead ringer for Marilyn Monroe. Calista states that her life has eerily paralleled that of the late bombshell, and she wants Liz to protect her from someone who wants to kill her. But there is just one teeny little catch: Liza has ten days to solve the mystery and keep Calista from dying on August 4th, the anniversary of Marilyn Monroe's death. Will Liz be able to solve the mystery and protect Calista, or is this a bizarre case of a delusional Marilyn Monroe lookalike con artist?
Author Susan M. Boyer weaves an entertaining Southern cozy mystery set in the lowcountry island town of Stella Maris, South Carolina, that follows the adventures of Liz Talbot and partner Nate Andrews as they investigate the mystery of who is trying to kill Calista McQueen, a Marilyn Monroe lookalike.
Written in the first person narrative, Liz's sassy wit and southern charm keeps the reader engaged as she builds Calista's case, and tries to fill in the pieces of the puzzle of who wants Calista to die an eerily similar death as Marilyn Monroe's. This fun cozy mystery is full of intriguing twists and turns that will keep the reader guessing. It has a paranormal twist in the form of Colleen, Liz's ghostly best friend, who is Stella Maris' resident guardian spirit, who also helps Liz with her investigations. And if that isn't enough to draw you into the story, the reader is treated to a subtle romantic triangle involving Liz, her partner Nate, and her ex-boyfriend Michael Devlin, who wants Liz back!
With a quirky cast of characters whose witty dialogue will keep you stitches, and a fast paced Southern cozy mystery guaranteed to make you want some sweet tea and hushpuppies, Lowcountry Bombshell is an enchanting tale that will leave you wanting more of Liz's adventures!
Lowcountry Bombshell is the second book in the Liz Talbot Mystery series. While the books can be a stand alone read, I would recommend that the series be read in sequential order, as the stories easily flows from one book to next with new mystery adventures for our sassy Southern P.I. Liz Talbot.
RATING: 4 STARS ****
About The Author
Susan’s debut novel, Lowcountry Boil is a USA Today Bestseller, an Agatha Award winner for Best First Novel, a Macavity nominee for Best First Novel, a 2012 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense recipient, and a 2012 RWA Golden Heart® finalist. Lowcountry Bombshell, the second Liz Talbot Mystery, was released September 3, 2013.
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