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Review: Lowcountry Book Club by Susan M Boyer (@susanmboyer)

 

Series: Liz Talbot Mystery, #5
Publisher: Henery Press
Published: July 5, 2016
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Length: 268 pages

My reading tastes encompass many genres, but a few things remain constant: I liked a strong heroine, exceptional dialogue and enough action or mystery to keep me guessing and engaged. Whether it's a romance, a cozy mystery, a romantic suspense, an urban fantasy, or some crazy, mixed up, mashup of genres, those are my three must haves in a good read. This series has all of them in spades.

Though this series is set in the genteel region of Charleston, South Carolina, where manners and breeding are the by words to live by, and the seeming pace of everyday life matches the slow as honey speech, there is plenty of mystery just below the surface of even the most sedate lives. That's actually one of the reasons I like it so much, the notion that there is so much more below the surface and with a bit of patience, some stellar planning and a bit of luck, it can all be brought to the surface.

This time Liz and her new husband Nate are investigating the murder of a local heiress and philanthropist. The police think her husband did it, and don't plan on looking any further. It's up to Liz and Nate to discover just who would want the woman everybody adored dead and keep an innocent man from going to jail.

All of the wonderfully eccentric characters from the first books are back, including Colleen, the guardian of Stella Maris, and Liz's wacky family. I just can't help but smile, every time I read about them. This was a wonderful addition to the series, and kept me in suspense about the whodunit right till the end.

Henery Press and Netgalley provided me with this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

 
Somebody pushed Shelby Poinsett out her second-floor library window and it wasn’t her husband. At least that what Charleston’s most prestigious law firm wants Liz Talbot to prove. Liz must run the spectrum of Southern society, from the local homeless shelter where Shelby volunteered to the one-hundred-year-old book club where Charleston’s genteel ladies are dying to join, to bring a killer to justice.
    
 
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