Private Investigator Liz Talbot thinks she’s seen another ghost when she meets Calista McQueen. She’s the spitting image of Marilyn Monroe. Born precisely fifty years after the ill-fated star, Calista’s life has eerily mirrored the late starlet’s—and she fears the looming anniversary of Marilyn’s death will also be hers.
Before Liz can open a case file, Calista’s life coach is executed. Suspicious characters swarm around Calista like mosquitoes on a sultry lowcountry evening: her certifiable mother, a fake aunt, her control-freak psychoanalyst, a private yoga instructor, her peculiar housekeeper, and an obsessed ex-husband. Liz digs in to find a motive for murder, but she’s besieged with distractions. Her ex has marriage and babies on his mind. Her too-sexy partner engages in a campaign of repeat seduction. Mamma needs help with Daddy’s devotion to bad habits. And a gang of wild hogs is running loose on Stella Maris.
With the heat index approaching triple digits, Liz races to uncover a diabolical murder plot in time to save not only Calista’s life, but also her own.
About Susan BoyerSusan M. Boyer has been making up stories her whole life. She tags along with her husband on business trips whenever she can because hotels are great places to write: fresh coffee all day and cookies at 4 p.m. They have a home in Greenville, SC, which they occasionally visit, and they run away to the beach as often as possible.
Susan’s debut novel, Lowcountry Boil, 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. Her next book, Lowcountry Bombshell, will be released September 3, 2013.
Susan’s short fiction has appeared in moonShine Review, Spinetingler Magazine, and Relief Journal, among others.
To learn more about Susan, visit susanmboyerbooks.com. You can also connect with Susan on Facebook and Twitter, see what she’s pinning on Pinterest, and find her on Goodreads.
So first and foremost, you all know that I'm not a fan of murder mystery, but once in a while a certain book will catch my eye and I find myself enjoying it immensely.
So, Liz is the main character and I fell in love with her pretty much from the get go which made the book that more interesting to me.
The author delivers mystery, romance, and all these crazy characters which make for such an enjoyable read, there were quite a few funny moments too....imagine trying to solve a mystery while having to worry about a gang of wild hogs running around LOL
And boy, what a mystery it was, you never know who did it right until the end of the book, and that for me is a HUGE plus.
I truly enjoyed spending my quiet moments with this book in my lap and Susan Boyer is an author that I will definitely read in the future.