LOWCOUNTRY BOOKSHOP

LOWCOUNTRY BOOKSHOP

by Susan M. Boyer

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ISBN-13: 9781635113761
Publisher: Henery Press
Publication date: 05/29/2018
Series: Liz Talbot Mystery Series , #7
Pages: 268
Sales rank: 142,437
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)

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LOWCOUNTRY BOOKSHOP 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great summer beach read. This is #7 in the Liz Talbot Lowcountry mystery series. Each book keeps getting better and better. This was very well written. There were so many twists and turns as Liz and Nate try to investigate who's really at fault for a tragic accident during a rain storm that's flooded the streets of Charleston. I love the little hint of the romance between Liz and Nate. And the craziness that is Liz's family. There was laughter and a few tears as well as the suspense. Way to go Susan. Keep this great series coming.
gaele More than 1 year ago
The first I’ve read in this series but fear not, I didn’t have any difficulty in following along: Boyer provided enough background information and some lovely (if highly chaotic) family interactions to bring a sense of both Liz and Nate to the forefront. Add in the spirit of Liz’s childhood friend, prone to dropping in and sharing information that encourages Liz’s curiosity (and occasionally helps her work) and the story is full of the charm that one would expect from a story set in Charleston, South Carolina. Nate and Liz have been hired by an “anonymous” client to investigate and discover the actual culprit in a hit and run that killed a prominent resident, his body found tasered, pepper-sprayed, and stabbed when hit by an unknown driver in the midst of a torrential downpour. The primary suspect is a mail carrier, Poppy, who came upon the body just after the accident, and with her old dented auto. The attorneys that have hired Nate and Liz to investigate aren’t their favorites, but when Colleen reinforces Poppy’s innocence, and they start to investigate, there are many suspects and little to no reason to eliminate any of them. From the widow to the brother, a childhood friend who stalked the victim, a group of women that meet secretly in an old graveyard, and the ever-popular Ghosts of Charleston books that serve as a message center, the questions and suspects are never ending. Through multiple lines of inquiry, hours of following and tracking, and a few ‘costume changes’, the possible reasons for the death are exposed, also unearthing an ‘underground railroad’ of sorts, that spirits abused women out of danger to safety. Oh the questions and twists are strong in this one! And, when the story starts to unfold and pieces come together, the struggle for both Liz and Nate come clear as there are several well intentioned people, acting for good reasons, who could find themselves in great trouble. With so many layers, levels, and a whole organization operating out of necessity in secret out in the open, the story was a read in one sitting romp that kept me engaged and interested. Liz and Nate, and particularly the constant tweaking her father does to her mother were adorable, and I’d love to see where they started to come out here. A favorite read for the characters, the laughter and the clever plotting of a story that really surprised in the end. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another wonderful addition to the this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This author can really write detail books you always get your money's worth always a good story well written I hope their will be other stories with these characters. Really entertaining loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Each book in this series is better than the last AND the first book was an award winner. Full of Southern charm, great characters and a twisty plot. Almost impossible to put down.
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this adventure with PIs Liz and Nate. Once again they are back on the mainland, working in Charleston. They have been hired through a legal firm by an anonymous person, who wants the hit and run of a well to do Charleston gentleman thoroughly investigated. This person is sure that Poppy, the mail carrier, who is the number one suspect is innocent. Once again, Nate and Liz work closely together to figure out the case. They are often in disguise in this story and their interactions are quite humorous. The Charleston Society Members are out in full force in this story, not only helping to solve it, but partying the night away at a very private club. Between the interviews they do, the surveillance from a B&B across the street and their partying to get close to the rich, they pick up clues that they must piece together in their usual way. This book also dealt with the important issues of abuse (spousal or relationship) and the dangers of living on an island with no bridge. Colleen was once again popping in and out. Now that Nate can see her, he gets a bit stressed out. She gives them hints and clues along the way, but from the start, she was adamant that Poppy was innocent. She was the major focus of the island and evacuation line in the story. Liz's family was hilarious in this book. I do not want to give anything away in that area, but suffice it to say that I have never seen Liz's mom so upset. If you love the south, enjoy a cozy or like to laugh at life and families, pick up the newest book in this series. You will love it. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Edelweiss.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Confusing in some parts because of the amount of characters but a great and "can't put it down" story.
abergie2loves_books More than 1 year ago
I recently won Lowcountry Bookshop, a Liz Talbott mystery, in a Goodreads Giveaway. Thank you Goodreads, Henry Press and Susan M Boyer for the opportunity to read this book in exchange of an honest review. Not having previously read any of the Liz Talbott Mysteries, I was pleasantly surprised that I didn’t need much of a backstory to keep up with the characters or settings. Susan M Boyer has written a clever and witty little mystery. Although I am not from the south; I am Californian, I enjoyed the southern setting and giggled at some of the situations that Liz and the other characters found themselves. After reading this booked I shopped for the previous books in the series but had difficulty finding them. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thouroughly enjoyed this 7 book series. Liz Talbot and Nate Andrews make a great couple and handle their cases with empathy, objectiveness and do not leave any loose ends. Their friends, family and Colleen make their experiences so much more endearing and fun for the reader. I would certainly look forward to reading many more of their adventures should they come up!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love these books and author!
iiiireader More than 1 year ago
This series is one of my favorite cozy mystery series. While there is a paranormal twist to the books (and that is something I generally do not care for), the charm of the relationship between the real and paranormal is a fun one to read. Liz Talbot and her husband Nate are private investigators. They have been hired to prove someone innocent of killing an individual. There is a twist in the hiring and it sets up a more full-blown investigation than usual. The paranormal part of this story is on back burner and more hard-hitting investigation takes over. I really appreciated reading how an investigation would take place. The ways of changing ones look and how to take photographs without seeming to be doing so. The plot flowed and the characters were great. I must admit a soft spot for Liz’s mother. She a real Southern lady and puts up with enormous amounts of misbehavior before putting her foot down. I am already looking forward to reading the next book in this series and have to settle in the for the long wait. I was provided a digital advance reader copy of this book by the publisher via Netgalley.
Deb-Krenzer More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars I love the Liz Talbot "Lowcountry" cozy mysteries. Liz and Nate are the perfect couple/investigative partners. Her disguises crack me up. I wonder how there is room in her car for her with all the stuff she carries around with her. Ha!! It simply amazes me how she always gets away with them. In this, the 7th book of the series, it focuses on a bookshop that holds a secret. A secret so big, not even the owners know what it is. This secret plays a very important part in the book. A part that is very interesting in the way things are done. I admire this secret tremendously. (There's a spoiler for you or is it an enticement? Ha!!) This book starts out with a hit and run accident and the mail carrier is the "usual suspect" as she is found at the scene and just happens to have a dent in the front of her car. Of course, what actually happened in this accident is discovered near the end of the book and no one, ever, could guess it. An excellent series that I thoroughly enjoy and can't wait for the next one! Thanks to Henery Press and Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.
Fredreeca2001 More than 1 year ago
I just adore this series. All the stories are light and funny and such great mysteries. This one is no different. Liz has been pulled into a murder because she is positive Poppy is innocent. There is no way, in Liz's mind, that Poppy ran over and killed Phillip Drayton. Now, to find out exactly what happened and who is responsible.
Let's start with the some of the characters in this story. I love Colleen. She is a ghost...yes you heard me....a ghost. You cannot have a story set in Charleston without a ghost. The city is rampant with them. She helps Liz with her work! As a matter of fact, Liz can hardly solve a mystery without her. Then there is Nate. Nate is Liz's hot husband. Not only is he a stud...he is a southern gentleman to boot! He is soooo dreamy. Then, there are Liz's parents. These two crack me up, especially about the goats...you need to read this book...just for the goats.
The characters make this book. The mystery is a little thin in this one. But...I really read it for the great characters. Need a good series...pick these up. So funny and entertaining!
I received this novel from Edelweiss for a honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lowcountry Bookshop was definitely up to Susan Boyer’s usually fantastic storytelling abilities. Colleen and Liz and Nate follow a murder throughout Charleston to try find the killer and protect an potentially innocent woman. Moments of mayhem ensue and the cloudy picture gets even cloudier before the sun finally shines through. Trying to watch them as they search for clues can be humorous or dangerous or confusing, depending on the day and time. Liz’s quirky family and friends do not disappoint. This book and a glass of Cheerwine will make your day. Susan Boyer’s seventh Liz Talbot mystery hits it out of the park again. I received an advanced reader copy of this book and reviewed it voluntarily.
SixtySomething More than 1 year ago
This is Book #7 in the Lowcountry Series. I have loved all of them and look forward to the next in the series. Susan M. Boyer incorporates Southern Lowcountry flair in her stories, making Charleston, SC sound like a wonderful, enchanting place with delightful characters. There appears to be trouble afoot with a cute little mysterious bookshop, and it might be involved in an accident.. Liz Talbot and Nate Andrews, Private Investigators, are partners in work as well as personally. They try to untangle this mystery, as it gets more and more involved and complicated. I highly recommend to those who like a cozy mystery with SC shine. A great read! I was provided with an advance review copy in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series - and Lowcountry Bookshop did not disappoint! It's got Murder, mystery, interesting characters, and comic relief (who doesn't love goats!). The story takes place in Stella Maris, a fictional island near Charleston, SC and in and around Charleston, SC. Susan M. Boyer does a great job at describing the locations and situations that Liz and Nate, her husband, and their family and friends, new and old, find themselves in. Liz and Nate are private investigators. Lowcountry Bookshop centers around their most recent case. They are hired by a local attorney, representing an anonymous client. Their objective is to vindicate Poppy Oliver, a mail carrier whose is suspected of killing an abusive husband in a hit and run. The story follows Liz and Nate while they work to prove Poppy is innocent. The story pulls you in and you feel like you are there with them. (Oh, and I would love to be a fly on the wall during one of Liz's family dinners at her mom's house! Lol! Although - be warned - if you are a fan of Southern food, you may not want to read this book if you're hungry, because your mouth will water reading about Liz's mom's home cooked meals!) The publisher provided me with an advance copy of this book. I'm voluntarily sharing my thoughts here.
katyshouse More than 1 year ago
I loved it! I look forward to a new arrival in this series each year because I know I can always count on it being a 5 star read. This mystery was excellent! Liz and Nate's investigation techniques are top notch and especially enjoyable since they also take you on a first class trip through scenic Charleston and its eateries too. I've grown so attached to their family and friends that I wish I could join them when they all get together for meals since something hilarious usually happens! ARC
Maureen Sprunger More than 1 year ago
Susan M. Boyer has captivated me with her enchanting Lowcountry series featuring Liz Talbot, private investigator. I love books that are set in the south as I, too, am a southerner – only I live in Southern California. The allure of the deep relationships, long standing family traditions, and the beautiful countryside are all part of southern charm that keep me reading and longing to know more about this part of the country and its warm-hearted people. Liz Talbot and her husband Nate Andrews are a great team in uncovering truths and stories in their beautiful Stella Maris, SC. And, Liz’s friend and now Guardian Spirit Colleen is also on the scene – sometimes helping and sometimes adding to Liz and Nate’s confusion, but always adding levity and humor to situations where neither of those seem possible. Sometimes I read when I am beyond exhausted, but with Lowcountry Bookshop, I soon realized I needed to be alert to navigate the twists and turns with the characters as well as the roadways. This is a story that goes in several directions and the characters are complex and fascinating. And, nothing is exactly as it first seems to be. Liz and Nate are called to a most unusual meeting with a prominent law firm to investigate what might just be a traffic accident. The client of the firm is elusive and the name is not shared with Liz and Nate. But, they are asked to investigate the recent hit and run death of a local citizen. It was pouring down rain and visibility was obscured. Maybe it was just an accident. When the police arrive on the scene, Poppy Oliver, the local postal carrier appears to be trying to help the victim. Did Poppy hit him? Was it an accident or something more sinister? Poppy is loved by all and seems to really know the people in the neighborhood where she delivers the mail. Interspersed throughout the story, Liz’s somewhat crazy and borderline dysfunctional family is brought into the plot. They bring a dose of reality because we all have a Talbot or two in our own family dynamics! In their usual thorough methodical way, Liz and Nate begin their investigation and begin to uncover some disturbing information about the man who was run over and his wife. There is a tie-in to the mysterious client and a network of women in Poppy’s neighborhood who all seem to visit a local bookshop regularly. Why? Liz and Nate discover some interesting truths about the women, who are involved in a much larger network of women helping women escape domestic violence. The more Liz and Nate learn, the more they wonder if they solve the mystery of the dead man in the street, will justice be served. Lowcountry Bookshop provides a glimpse at a complex network of good women supporting and helping women in dire need of help. Reviewed by Maureen S.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a fun read! I love spending time with Liz Talbot and her crazy family, and this story does not disappoint. When Liz and Nate are hired by an attorney representing an anonymous third party to find the person who ran down an accused domestic abuser, there is no shortage of suspects. Along the way, they discover secret messages being passed in a local bookstore, witness suspicious activities all over Charleston, and have a few run-ins with baby goats. This book kept me turning the pages late into the night. And just when you think it’s over, it’s not! It’ll keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page. * I was provided an Advance Readers Copy of this book by the publisher but the review is strictly my own opinion.
CozyOnUp More than 1 year ago
This seventh book in the series was one of the best reads I have had in awhile. Charleston PI Liz Talbot and her husband, Nate have been hired to prove a local innocent in the death of a well to do local. The list of suspects keeps growing and it’s not easy to cross any of them off. Liz and Nate go undercover to get to the truth and things aren’t quite what they seem. With her family, their whacky pets, and a cast of locals this story kept me hooked from start to finish. I’m going to have to spend some quality time with Liz catching up on the first six books in the series! ABSOLUTELY love the last paragraph. It’s been a long time where I have smiled at the last few words in any story.
MariWatson1 More than 1 year ago
Susan Boyer has another hit on her hands with Lowcountry Bookshop. It is like returning to old friends. The books are set in the charming areas of Stella Maris and Charleston, which is a treat with its shops and Restaurants. The Characters are likeable and you can read this book without having read the others. Poppy Oliver found herself in trouble after reporting a hit and run. Someone decided to hire Liz Talbot and her Partner Nate to prove her innocence. There were two calls made that night to report the incident one from the victims phone and one from a burner phone. Why was Phillip Drayton-the Victim, outside during a storm and why had some kind of pepper spray been used on him? As the Partners investigate it becomes obvious a lot of answers are needed to solve this mystery. Colleen, a ghostly friend, who appears to just a few people might help. This book flows with a nice juicy mystery. Prepare to put your feet up and spend the evening because this one grabs hold and doesn't let go. I really liked it. So I am giving it five stars. My thanks to Netgalley and Henery Press
DanieleK More than 1 year ago
LOWCOUNTRY BOOKSHOP, the seventh book in the popular Liz Talbot Mystery Series, is a delightful trip to Charleston, South Carolina, full of rich food, local color, bright characters, and a complex mystery to solve. In this installment, we find private investigators Liz and Nate hired by an anonymous client through a law firm, tasked with proving mail carrier Poppy Oliver’s innocence. Poppy swears that she happened across Phillip Drayton’s body in the street in front of his house, but the police have other ideas since she was found at the scene with a suspicious dent in her car. What begins as a fact finding mission for a seemingly simple case soon becomes a complex mystery for our intrepid pair to solve. And, what does a local bookstore have to do with it all? Boyer’s characters are what keep me coming back to this fun series. Liz and Nate are relatable, organized, and smart investigators. There are no bumbling amateurs here. Well developed and engaging, I can easily imagine that we would be friends in real life. Poppy is one of the gentlest suspects I have come across in a long while. Her heart is as big as the South, and, like the characters in the book, I want to take her under my wing and protect her. Liz’s family is a hoot, and I adore the laugh-out-loud scenes in which they appear. Oh my, pygmy goats! These light hearted bits really balance the heavier subject in the book. The mystery starts out seemingly straight forward but quickly proves to be complicated. It kept me guessing for a good part of the book. There are plenty of suspects to choose from, including the victim’s brother and wife, a would-be stalker, a nurse, private club owner, and a socialite, among others. It is amazing how a random choice here and there can lead to someone’s demise. I enjoyed following along with Liz and Nate to solve the case (and tagging along on their fabulous dinner dates and family dinners). LOWCOUNTRY BOOKSHOP can easily be read as a standalone mystery, but I recommend the entire series to fans of cozy mysteries, especially to readers who enjoy a fantastic Southern setting, interesting characters, and a few laugh-out-loud moments. I received an ARC of this title through NetGalley from the publisher and voluntarily shared my thoughts here.
RobynKFLNJ More than 1 year ago
Another fantastic book in a phenomenal series. The characters deal with real situations, and I like that things aren't sugarcoated. Ms. Boyer is a master storyteller. The twists and turns kept me on the edge of my seat. I highly recommend this book and this series.
Rockport_rocker More than 1 year ago
The seventh book of Liz Talbot series shines as much as any book in the wonderful detective series. There are three things that readers are guaranteed from Susan M. Boyer; great caring characters, a fascinating mystery line, and the unexpected. Lowcountry Bookshop offers all three elements and much more. One of the extras that I enjoy is spending time with Liz’s family. Her father has such a talent for getting on her mother’s last nerve but that southern lady never forgets that she is a lady. The bone of contention this time is a trio of pygmy goats. While the tiny goats sound fun and adorable, Caroline and the neighbors don’t see the little marauders in quite that light. The mystery for which Nate and Liz are hired seems pretty simple but their jobs never turn out that way so readers will not be surprised that the investigation quickly becomes complex. Sonny sees a popular local mail carrier as a suspect rather than just a witness to a hit-and-run that left the victim dead. Our friendly ghost assures Liz that the young woman is innocent but offers no additional help with the case. Although there were two 911 calls, no other witnesses step forward but a lawyer hires the team for an anonymous client. Our favorite PI team faces as tough a challenge at any they have dealt with before. I received a copy of this ARC via NetGalley and I loved it just I have loved every book in this series.