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Lowcountry Bombshell (A Liz Talbot Mystery) Paperback – Illustrated, September 3, 2013
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USA TODAY Bestselling Author - The AGATHA AWARD-WINNING Liz Talbot Mysteries
UNIQUE SOUTHERNISMS, GRACIOUS CHARM, AND A CAST OF ECCENTRIC CHARACTERS…
“Susan Boyer delivers big time with a witty mystery that is fun, radiant, and impossible to put down. I LOVE THIS BOOK!” – New York Times Bestselling Author, Darynda Jones
Liz Talbot thinks she’s seen another ghost when she meets Calista McQueen. She’s the spitting image of Marilyn Monroe. Born precisely fifty years after the ill-fated star, Calista’s life has eerily mirrored the late starlet’s—and she fears the looming anniversary of Marilyn’s death will also be hers.
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.
Praise for LOWCOUNTRY BOMBSHELL:
“Lowcountry Bombshell is that rare combination of suspense, humor, seduction, and mayhem, an absolute must-read not only for mystery enthusiasts but for anyone who loves a fast-paced, well-written story!” – Cassandra King, Author of The Same Sweet Girls and Moonrise, inspired by Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca
“Another sharp, sassy, intriguing mystery from Susan Boyer…filled with unique southernisms, gracious charm, and a cast of eccentric characters…Lowcountry Bombshell is a cozy feeling, hard boiled PI novel with a little romance thrown in. The best of three genres all mixed together.” – Nancy McFarlane, Fiction Addiction Book Store
“Flowing with southern charm and delicious flavor, this fast-paced drama quickly draws you in and never let you go until that last sentence that is filled with so many possibilities that I hunger for the next book in this enchantingly charismatic series.” – Dru Ann Love, Dru’s Book Musings
“Although this book has the strong flavors of a Southern mystery it is by no means provincial. It has a sophistication that belies the setting. This Agatha Award winning author of the Liz Talbot mysteries has put together a complicated story that’s rich and juicy with plenty of twists and turns. It has lots of peril and romance—something for every cozy mystery fan.” – Mary Marks, New York Journal of Books
Books in the Liz Talbot Mystery Series:
- LOWCOUNTRY BOIL (#1)
- LOWCOUNTRY BOMBSHELL (#2)
- LOWCOUNTRY BONEYARD (#3) Spring 2015
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"Lowcountry Bombshell is that rare combination of suspense, humor, seduction, and mayhem, an absolute must-read not only for mystery enthusiasts but for anyone who loves a fast-paced, well-written story!" --Cassandra King, Author of The Same Sweet Girls and Moonrise, inspired by Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca
From the Author
- Publisher : Henery Press; Illustrated edition (September 3, 2013)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 270 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1938383567
- ISBN-13 : 978-1938383564
- Item Weight : 11.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.61 x 8.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #127,667 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Liz Talbot is a private investigator who lives on the island of Stella Maris, near Charleston, SC. Taylor is hired by Calista McQueen, a beautiful woman who is a dead-ringer for the bombshell actress, Marilyn Monroe. Her life has paralleled the famous actress in so many ways that it is uncanny. McQueen is now getting threats and believes that someone is going to kill her on the anniversary of Monroe’s death—less than a week away. At first, most people think that McQueen is exaggerating including Blake Talbot, Liz’s police chief-brother. But then Liz’s life is threatened as well and things are looking more serious. And as if Liz doesn’t have enough on her plate, she is dealing with complications in her love life. Her current boyfriend/ partner does not want to relocate to Stella Maris, and her former boyfriend is actively pursuing her. It makes for some tense moments.
Lowcountry Bombshell was an enjoyable read for a vacation. Ok—McQueen’s family was a little over the top. And you have to buy into the fact that Liz’s dead friend from her teenage-years has reappeared and become her “guardian spirit.” Also, I could have done without the very detailed sex scenes. Still, I am hooked on this series and immediately started book one, Lowcountry Boil. My one recommendation is to read these books in order. The changes in Liz’s personal life will make more sense.
You not only will be panting at the action, you will find yourselves giggling throughout the novel. There is also a story of love running throughout.
Marilyn Monroe, or should I say Norma Jeane, or is it Calista McQueen...anyways, one of these ladies has come to Private Investigator, Liz Talbot to ask her to save her life! Yes, and that is just the opening.
We find characters, oh my. Southern Ladies, Ghosts, Yoga Instructors, Therapists, Housekeepers, Builders and more. Some even have enticing names such as "Moon Unit."
Two strong, handsome men, both caring about Liz as much as each other, cause complications in her life. Which does she truly love?
So, back to Marilyn...is she really in trouble. Oh my yes. However, you have to read this book to see if it is physical or mental. Is it because she is Marilyn or is it due to winning a large (oh my yes,) large Lotto?
This is a winning series. The dialog and action will keep you up turning pages and watch out for the Hogs...
I have to say that I was so happy that I managed to figure out who was the bad person in this story, although to be honest, I didn’t get it 100% correct, but I was close enough.