Lowcountry Bombshell – Book Review
What would you do if your doorbell rang and you saw Marilyn Monroe standing on your doorstep?
If you’re private investigator Liz Talbot, you’d probably think you were seeing a ghost!
After all, Liz’s best friend Colleen – the one who now resides in the afterworld –visits Liz every now and then to help her solve a crime. And so, for a brief moment, Liz entertains the possibility that the woman on her doorstep is truly an apparition.
But, the blond bombshell standing on Liz Talbot’s doorstep is no ghost. She’s Calista McQueen – Liz’s new client, the Lowcountry Bombshell herself!
Now, Liz has seen and heard a lot of strange tales in her day. But few tales are as out there as the story that Calista McQueen – her potential new client – shares.
Calista McQueen, it appears, is the living embodiment of Marilyn Monroe – her doppelganger, if you will. She was born on the 50th anniversary of Marilyn’s birthday – down to the minute! The major events in her life bear a striking resemblance to Marilyn’s. Because their lives so closely resemble one another’s, Calista is convinced that their lives are inextricably connected. And, she is terribly frightened by the implications.
Calista is convinced that in 10 days – on the anniversary of Marilyn’s death – she will be murdered, just like Marilyn. Since Calista wants to live, she hires Liz to keep her alive.
Liz – the ever practical, albeit ghost-seeing private investigator – is somewhat skeptical of Calista’s strange tale. If anything, she thinks that the 700 million dollar Powerball jackpot she inherited from her late husband makes her a more likely target for a crime than her likeness to the late blond bombshell!
But – on the unsolicited advice of Colleen, the friendly ghost – she takes the case.
As Liz begins to investigate her client’s background – gathering information from a variety of sources such as her brother Blake, the Chief of Police and Moon Unit, the owner of the Cracked Pot – she discovers intriguing inconsistencies about Calista’s story. Before long, however, Calista’s life coach Harmony is murdered and we, like Liz, find ourselves surrounded by a cast of quirky, suspicious and unforgettable characters that will have us wondering whodunit until the very end!
Lowcountry Bombshell by Susan M. Boyer is the second book in the off-beat, oft-witty Liz Talbot Cozy Mystery Series. This book will enthrall you from beginning to end and leave you wanting for more!
This was the quirkiest book I’ve read in a long time. I loved Susan’s humor and her style. I am truly looking forward to the release of Lowcountry Boneyard and Lowcountry Bordello in 2014.
In the meantime, I plan on reading Susan’s first book in the series, Lowcountry Boil – and I’d like to offer one of my readers the chance to win their very own copy!
The giveaway appears after Susan’s biography – so read on!
About Susan M. Boyer
Susan M. Boyer is a small-town girl with an over-active imagination and a life-long love affair with books. As a child, Susan’s teachers frequently told her mamma her talents needed to be “channeled”. One thing she’s been consistent at is making things up and writing them down her entire life.
It appears her imagination has finally paid off!
Today, Susan is an award-winning author who is the recipient of the Relief Journal Editor’s Choice Award in Fiction and who has been recognized by the Carrie McCrary Memorial Literary Awards program.
Susan has served on the board of directors for South Carolina Writers’ Workshop 2006 – 2009, and was chairperson for the organization’s annual conference 2007 – 2008.
For More Information:
- Visit Susan’s Website.
- Visit the TLC Lowcountry Bombshell Book Tour Page.
- Connect with Susan on Facebook and Twitter.
- Lowcountry Bombshell is available on Amazon.
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Lowcountry Boil – Giveaway
Would you like to go back in time to see how the Liz Talbot Mystery Series started?
Today I’m excited to offer one lucky Create With Joy reader the chance to win Lowcountry Boil – the first book in the series!
The prize will be awarded as follows:
- 1 Winner (US/Canada) will receive a copy of Lowcountry Boil.
Lowcountry Boil, Susan’s debut novel, is an Agatha Award winner for Best First Novel, a 2012 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense recipient, and a 2012 RWA Golden Heart finalist!
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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review purposes. I was not compensated or required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
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