Lowcountry Boil by Susan M. Boyer
(Liz Talbot Mystery)

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USA TODAY BESTSELLING NOVEL | Winner of the Agatha Award for Best First Novel & the Daphne du Maurier for Best Mystery/Suspense“Imaginative, empathetic, genuine, and fun, Lowcountry Boil is a lowcountry delight.” - Carolyn Hart, Author of What the Cat Saw

“Mrs. Boyer has cooked up a clever mystery full of felonious real-estate developers, long festering family wounds, moonlight skinny dips and pimento cheese. It's a simmering gumbo of a story full of spice, salt, heat and shrimp. She had me guessing, detouring for a few laughs then doubling back for another clue right until the last chapter.” – The Huffington Post

“Plenty of secrets, long-simmering feuds, and greedy ventures make for a captivating read...Boyer’s chick lit PI debut charmingly showcases South Carolina island culture.” - Library Journal

“I love this book. And you will too. Witty, droll, clever—and just a tad quirky! This light-hearted and authentically Southern mystery is full of heart, insight, and a deep understanding of human nature. Susan M. Boyer is a fresh new voice in crime fiction!” - Hank Phillippi Ryan, Anthony, Agatha & Macavity Award-Winning Author of The Other Woman

“Twisted humor has long been a tradition in Southern literature (maybe it’s the heat and humidity), and Boyer delivers it with both barrels. In lesser hands, all the hijinks could be distracting, but not in Lowcountry Boil. Boyer’s voice is so perky that no matter what looney mayhem her characters commit, we happily dive in with them. An original and delightful read.” – Mystery Scene Magazine

“What do you get when you cross a Southern mystery, a ghost of a warning, a love triangle and a savvy protagonist who will stop at nothing? Easy, you get a page turning read—Lowcountry Boil.” - Donnell Ann Bell, Bestselling Author of The Past Came Hunting

“Bubbles with all the ingredients of a great Southern mystery: A feisty firecracker of a main character, a magnolia-scented atmosphere, and pages full of simmering suspense and intrigue.” - Karin Gillespie, Bestselling Author of the Bottom Dollar Series

PI Liz Talbot is a modern Southern belle: she blesses hearts and takes names. She carries her Sig 9 in her Kate Spade handbag, and her golden retriever, Rhett, rides shotgun in her hybrid Escape. When her grandmother is murdered, Liz high-tails it back to her South Carolina island home to find the killer. But when her police-chief brother shuts her out of the investigation, she opens her own. Then her long-dead best friend pops in and things really get complicated. As more folks turn up dead, Liz must use more than just her wits and charm to keep her family safe, chase down clues from the hereafter, and catch a psychopath before he catches her.

A perfect book club recommendation: A charming cozy mystery filled with Southern humor and a saavy private investigator – see which of your group figures out whodunnit first. Related subjects include: cozy mysteries, women sleuths, murder mystery series, Southern humor, Southern living, private investigator mystery series, book club recommendations, award winning fiction, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit).


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


About Susan M. Boyer

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Susan M. Boyer loves three things best: her family, books, and beaches. She's grateful to have been blessed with a vivid imagination, allowing her to write her own books centered around family, beaches, and solving puzzles wherein someone is murdered. Susan lives in Greenville, SC, and runs away to the coast as often as she can. Her debut novel, Lowcountry Boil won the Agatha Award for Best First Novel, the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense, and was an RWA Golden Heart® finalist. Susan's short fiction has appeared in moonShine Review, Spinetingler Magazine, and Relief Journal among others. Visit Susan at www.susanmboyerbooks.com.
Published September 18, 2012 by Henery Press. 316 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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