A Liz Talbot Mystery

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Pub Date Jun 27 2017 | Archive Date Jun 26 2017


“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.” – CriminalElement.com

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.

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

Author Bio: Susan M. Boyer is the author of the USA Today bestselling Liz Talbot mystery series. Her debut novel, Lowcountry Boil, won the Agatha Award for Best First Novel, the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense, and garnered several other award nominations, including the Macavity. The third in the series, Lowcountry Boneyard, was a Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) Okra Pick, a Daphne du Maurier Award finalist, and short-listed for the Pat Conroy Beach Music Mystery Prize. Susan loves beaches, Southern food, and small towns where everyone knows everyone, and everyone has crazy relatives. You’ll find all of the above in her novels. She lives in Greenville, SC, with her husband and an inordinate number of houseplants.

“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...

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I've loved each and every Liz Talbot Mystery and Lowcountry Bonfire is no exception. The characters are so much fun! It's great to read a series set in the South that's written by a true Southern Belle like Susan M. Boyer! The settings, dialogue, food, characters, everything all ring true.

If you haven't read any of the Liz Talbot Mysteries, you need to treat yourself today! You won't regret it!

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I don't know how, but Susan M. Boyer's Liz Talbot Mystery Series just keeps getting better. Liz and Nate seem to be on a simple case that tragically ends with a murder and resulting deep seeded mysteries. The tension is ever present with each thrust and feint of the unfolding story. Even when there seems to be resolution, one is left with a chilling fear of what may be coming in the future. I can't recommend this entire series highly enough!

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PI Liz Talbot returns! This time, she and partner Nate Andrews are looking into the bizarre life of Tammy Sue Lyerly’s husband. A Walter Mitty type, who claims to have been a NASCAR driver and a government agent among other things, Liz figures the guy hasn’t got anything real to hide. He’s just off on another imagination vacation. But, unfortunately, Tammy’s worst fears have come true and Liz has the photos to prove it. Not long after, Romeo turns up dead and the cops like Tammy for the killer. This is such a wonderful, snarky Southern series – I love it and so will fans of Carolyn Haines

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Thoroughly drenched in the modern southern voice, Lowcounty Bonfire is sixth in the Liz Talbot mystery series. I was happy to go adventuring again with Liz and her crazy friends, acquaintances and relatives. The dialogue and character interactions are hilarious and had me laughing throughout the story.

For such a small area, there sure are a lot of murders! This time it is one of her parent's neighbors, Zeke, and Zeke's widow Tammy Sue is the first to be blamed for his death. Liz and partner / partner Nate are on the case to clear Tammy Sue and find the real culprit. Most of the suspects are from Stella Maris, although a few new people are introduced. Mother is still the same perfect southern hostess. Father is busy upping his crazy. Colleen is bray-snorting and jesting.

Overall a great, fun read in a lovely, comforting (for a cozy!) series. Not to be missed.

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