A Liz Talbot Mystery, Book 7
Published May 2018
USA Today Bestseller!
Lowcountry PI Liz Talbot returns to the streets of Charleston in the seventh installment of Susan M. Boyer’s USA TODAY bestselling mystery series.
Between an epic downpour and a King Tide, those historic streets are flooded—and dangerous. A late night tragic accident along the Lower Battery leads Liz Talbot straight to her next case.
Who’s the client? Well, now, therein lies the first puzzle. When the police arrive at the scene of the accident, Poppy Oliver claims she’s only trying to help. But the dent on the front of her Subaru and the victim’s injuries provoke a certain Charleston police detective’s suspicious nature. A wealthy, anonymous benefactor hires Liz and her partner Nate Andrews to prove Poppy Oliver’s innocence.
What exactly was Poppy Oliver up to? Is she a random good Samaritan who happens upon the accident scene? Or perhaps this tragedy wasn’t an accident. She just might be his abused wife’s accomplice.
Why does everyone involved in this case have a sudden burning urge for reading material, leading them to the same charming bookshop along the waterfront?
From a risqué, exclusive club in an old plantation to an upscale resale shop in the historic King Street shopping district to a downtown graveyard crawling with ghosts, Liz tracks a group of women who band together to help victims of domestic violence.
In her most challenging case yet, Liz fears she may find a killer, but justice may prove elusive.
Praise for Lowcountry Bookshop
The author does a great job setting the stage for this light-hearted drama with visually descriptive narrative and engaging dialogue that had me immersed in a book that I could not put down, quickly becoming a page turner.
– Dru’s Book Musings
Her writing flows and the words come together on the page effortlessly; her characters are full-bodied and believable; they are lively people with their own personalities… All in all, this is another captivating tale that will have you hooked from the very first sentence until the end. I look forward to the next in the series. Highly recommended.
– Any Good Book
This is a very enjoyable book, well written, quirky but lovable characters and an A+ mystery. I look forward to the next book in this series!
– Fictional Reviewer
Praise for the Liz Talbot Mysteries
“Has everything you could want in a traditional mystery: a credible and savvy protagonist, a meaty mystery, and setting that will make you want to spend time in South Carolina. I enjoyed every minute of it.”
—Charlaine Harris, New York Times Bestselling Author of Day Shift (On Lowcountry Boneyard)
“Boyer deftly shapes characters with just enough idiosyncrasies without succumbing to cliches while infusing her lighthearted plot with an insightful look at families.”
—Oline Cogdill, South Florida Sun Sentinel (On Lowcountry Boneyard)
Boyer delivers a beach read filled with quirky, endearing characters and a masterfully layered mystery, all set in the lush lowcountry. Don’t miss this one!
—Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author (On Lowcountry Book Club)
“This rip-snorter of a mystery gets off to a hot start…and there’s tons of fun in these giddy pages…Anyone who is looking for a vacation from the grim and the grisly can’t do better than to cozy up with Liz Talbot and her ghostly sidekick Colleen.”
–Mystery Scene Magazine (On Lowcountry Bonfire)