Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Book Review - Lowcountry Boneyard

Lowcountry Boneyard  
3rd in Series Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Henery Press; First edition (April 21, 2015)  
Paperback: 292 pages  
ISBN-13: 978-1941962473  E-Book ASIN: B00SHNYOWW goodreads-badge-add-plus


Where is Kent Heyward? The twenty-three-year-old heiress from one of Charleston’s oldest families vanished a month ago. When her father hires private investigator Liz Talbot, Liz suspects the most difficult part of her job will be convincing the patriarch his daughter tired of his overbearing nature and left town. That’s what the Charleston Police Department believes.

But behind the garden walls South of Broad, family secrets pop up like weeds in the azaleas. The neighbors recollect violent arguments between Kent and her parents. Eccentric twin uncles and a gaggle of cousins covet the family fortune. And the lingering spirit of a Civil-War-era debutante may know something if Colleen, Liz’s dead best friend, can get her to talk.

Liz juggles her case, the partner she’s in love with, and the family she adores. But the closer she gets to what has become of Kent, the closer Liz dances to her own grave.

My Review 
I love cozy mysteries with a Southern setting!  Lowcountry Boneyard has a delightful South Carolina setting.

Liz Talbot is a strong protagonist who solves mysteries with the help of her dead best friend, so there is a paranormal element to the book.   There is also a romantic storyline with Liz's long distance boyfriend, Nate.

The book is well written, with interesting plot twists, and it moves quickly. 

This is the third book in the Liz Talbot series.  I have not read the other books (yet!), but this was still a great read.  I think that other fans of cozy mysteries and Southern mystery readers will enjoy it as well. 
About This Author

Susan M. Boyer is the author of the USA TODAY bestselling Liz Talbot mystery series. Her debut novel, Lowcountry Boil, won the 2012 Agatha Award for Best First Novel, the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense, and garnered several other award nominations. 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.

Susan lives in Greenville, SC, with her husband and an inordinate number of houseplants.

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I received a copy of this book from Great Escapes Tours and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.


Rowena said...

I've loved the whole series and I think you will, too.

Birdhouse Books said...

I'm sure I will -- looking forward to catching up with this series.

Susan M. Boyer said...

Thank you so much for reading and for this lovely review!! I'm so happy you enjoyed the read!

Birdhouse Books said...

Susan, thanks for the visit! I really enjoyed your novel. - Trish