Lowcountry Boneyard (Liz Talbot Series #3)

Lowcountry Boneyard (Liz Talbot Series #3)

by Susan M. Boyer

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Lowcountry Boneyard (Liz Talbot Series #3) by Susan M. Boyer

USA TODAY Bestselling Author - The AGATHA AWARD-WINNING 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

"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

"Filled with tension and suspense, relieved only by a hilarious scene on family night with Liz' parents, and, of course, with the romantic scenes as well. Lowcountry Boneyard is a mystery worthy of an Agatha Award winner." – Lesa's Book Critiques

"This brilliantly executed and well-defined mystery left me mesmerized by all things Southern in one fell swoop. Boasting a superb cast of characters, engaging conversations, a feel good atmosphere and all-around entertaining whodunit, this is the best book yet in this wonderfully charming series." – Dru's Book Musings

"This third in the series continues to smoothly combine elements of the paranormal and romance with a strong investigative plot that delves into the deeply hidden secrets of families...The charming setting, strong writing, and extremely engaging characters that have become hallmarks of this series never cease to entertain." – Kings River Life Magazine

"Lovely writing with well-developed characters, a believable plot and plenty of interesting detail...Boyer may be unstoppable in conjuring mystery as she travels the social circles and back roads of the fascinating southern landscape." – Speakers International

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.

Related subjects include: women sleuths, private investigator mystery series, cozy mysteries, murder mysteries, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), book club recommendations, Southern fiction, Southern humor, Southern living.

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

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149865406
Publisher: Henery Press
Publication date: 04/21/2015
Series: Liz Talbot Mystery Series , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 15,645
File size: 520 KB

About the Author

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.

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LOWCOUNTRY BONEYARD 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Great read! A whole new meaning of a dysfunctional family!
GratefulGrandma 11 months ago
I really enjoyed the third book in the Liz Talbot Mystery series. It had a little of everything that I like, mystery, humour, romance, family relationships and supernatural. There was also danger in this one, but not too bad. Liz is hired to find the missing Charleston heiress, 20 year-old Kent Heyward. She has been missing over a month and the police are no longer actively investigating. When Nate, her partner in the business and in love, ties up the case he is working on in Greenville, he heads to Stella Maris to spend time with Kate. He ends up jumping into the investigation and together they uncover some family secrets that put them in serious danger. As well, their relationship quickly goes south when they realize that they do not want a long distance relationship and neither is willing to move across the state to live with the other. Will they find Kent alive or dead? Who is responsible for her disappearance? I love Liz's character. She is a little quirky, fun, but not too stuck on herself, a good southern character. She is also smart, stands up for herself, brave and will not give up when she takes something on. She also has a good sense of humor and is just a bit sarcastic. Colleen, the ghost of her high school friend, is her guardian spirit and certainly does her part in this story on more than one occasion. I also enjoy her family. Her mom is the epitome of a Southern lady and her brother is a just a bit overprotective. Her younger sister brings home a beau in this story and it seems that if he sticks around, he will be just as much fun as her dad. Her father shows the redneck side of himself in a couple of scenes, one being laugh out loud. This is a great story, engaging, believable, twisty with some humour and a bit of romance. A great book for any cozy mystery lover. It is not imperative that you read these books in order, but it might help to enjoy the series even more.
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JerseyGirlBookReviews More than 1 year ago
In the third book of the Liz Talbot Mystery series, Lowcountry Boneyard, the reader catches up with P.I. Liz Talbot's latest investigative adventures. Author Susan M. Boyer weaves an entertaining Southern cozy mystery set in Charleston and the lowcountry island town of Stella Maris, South Carolina, that follows the adventures of Liz Talbot and partner Nate Andrews as they investigate the disappearance of twenty-three year old Charleston heiress, Kent Heyward. Written in the first person narrative, Liz's sassy wit and southern charm keeps the reader engaged as she tries to fill in the pieces of the puzzle of why Kent disappeared, while stumbling upon troubling and deeply buried dark Heyward family secrets that could get her killed! This fun cozy mystery is full of intriguing twists and turns that will keep the reader guessing. It has a paranormal twist in the form of Colleen, Liz's ghostly best friend, who is Stella Maris' resident guardian spirit, who also helps Liz with her investigations. And if that isn't enough to draw you into the story, the reader gets up-to-date on the romance between Liz and her partner Nate. With a quirky cast of characters whose witty dialogue will keep you stitches, and a fast paced Southern cozy mystery guaranteed to make you want some sweet tea and hushpuppies, Lowcountry Boneyard is an enchanting tale that will leave you wanting more of Liz's adventures! Lowcountry Boneyard is the third book in the Liz Talbot Mystery series. While the books can be a stand alone read, I would recommend that the series be read in sequential order, as the stories easily flows from one book to next with new mystery adventures for our sassy Southern P.I. Liz Talbot. Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely fabulous! Full of Southern charm, sharp wit, and an intriguing mystery. I've read the other two in the series, and cannot wait for the next one!
Becky1231 More than 1 year ago
Best one yet in this spectacular southern mystery series!!  Susan Boyer has really hit it out of the park with her Liz Talbot series.  I've read all three and can't wait for the next.   - Reading is believing 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love love love this book! Liz never disappoints. Can't wait for number four!
AnnE42 More than 1 year ago
This is the third book in a fun series and I enjoyed this one as much as I did the first two. It is a wonderful combination of a good mystery and quirky characters which include a playful guardian spirit named Colleen.  The story line kept me guessing from the first pages and had an ending I didn't see coming.  I am definitely looking forward to the next one in the series  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Series is light and entertaining. I enjoy clean, very Christie like, almost old fashion yet very in the here and now. The heroine is smart yet classy. The family a hoot. I even enjoy the guardian spirit. If you are looking for a good plausible story this is a book and series to read. The author is honest and you the reader get the same clues as her characters. Yet, the read is still entertaining with plenty of twists. There are a few characters I hope to see more of in the November release. Hint Ms. Boyer, Carlista and Blake!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bought this book 5 days ago. I received Low Country Bombshell instead. I read this book over a year ago. Still am waiting for Barnes & Noble to sort this mess out. BUYERS BE CAUTIOUS!!! k.m.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I received the wrong book. I was supposed to get "Lowcountry Boneyard" but got " Lowcountry Bombshell" (which I already had) instead!!!
weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
Great Series! This is a great series; this is the third book in the Liz Talbot Mystery series by Susan Boyer. Even though this is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone. Liz is a private investigator and is hired to find the twenty three year old heiress from Charleston’s oldest families who vanished a month ago. During her investigation she uncovers all kinds of family secrets. This book has fantastic characters and a story that will keep you reading way past your bedtime. If you love a good mystery then you need to read this book. I can’t wait until the next book in this series comes out.  A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.