Lowcountry Boil (Liz Talbot Mysteries #1)
Popular Answered Questions
Stuart is Michael's father and obviously the grandmother is Liz' grandmother, and Michael and Liz were an item so how old is Stuart and the grandmother?
Are they 20 years difference or did Stuart wait until much later in life to have kids?
I just don't know if this was mentioned in the book and I just missed it. (hide spoiler)]
My thoughts are pretty much the same. I was so impressed with Liz's strength (emotional strength) when she (view spoiler)[turns down Michael when he comes crawling to her, begging her to marry him. (hide spoiler)] Wow, way to be a strong woman who makes smart decisions! <3
This book starts with Liz and Nate, private investigators, watching a rabbit. The rabbit starts to run. They chase him. He pulls a gun on them saying, "I'm not giving that bitch a dime."
A page later, we ...more
The story opens with Liz coming home for her grandmother’s funeral, only to learn from her brother, the local chief of police, that the death is far from natural. She also discovers that her grandmother has bequeath her house to Liz. Liz’s first inclination is to so ...more
I admit, I completely felt like Susan M. Boyer wrote a mystery just for little ol' me. The heroine is a smartassed PI who doesn't know how to listen to her well-meaning and over-protective big brother and has a healthy helping of hunky guys han ...more
I loved the Low Country setting on her fictional but realistic island of Stella Maris, South Carolina. You will hunger for the Southern and Low Country food, yearn for the beautiful beach setting, and bite your nails as ...more
First Liz receives an urgent message from her best friend from High School days, Colleen. Colleen says, "Liz, Come home." Now that may not sound critical but when you realize that Colleen died during their Junior year in school...well. Liz accepts this message in stride as haunts are accepted in her life on th ...more
This book had one of the best operning chapters I've read for a while, a fast paced introduction,instantly drawing me in and setting the tone of the story. The pace was maintained through the first half of the book. Liz was a well-drawn interesting character, with a lot of issues and contradiction ...more
As the story opens, Liz Talbot’s grandmother is murdered and Liz, who runs a private investigation business, returns to her South Carolina island home of Stella Maris to help investigate. Stella Maris is a sma ...more
I love southern mysteries.The closer to where I live,the better I like them.Unfortunately a lot of them are written by people who either live somewhere else or only live in the area part of the time. So this means, there are always those little pieces that just don't ring true.Thankfully not only is this book about areas I know and love (even though Stella Maris is fictional), but they are by an author from the area.She adds that special touch that makes the ...more
By: Susan M. Boyer
Copyrite September 2012
Publisher: Henerey Press
Private Investigator Liz Talbot is a modern Southern belle: she blesses hearts and takes names. She carries her Sig 9 in her Kate Spade handbag, and her golden retriever, Rhett, rides shotgun in her hybrid Escape. When her grandmother is murdered, Liz high-tails it back to her South Carolina island home to find the killer. She’s fit to be tied when her police-chief brother shuts her out of the investigation, so she ...more
Susan Boyer's debut novel is full of ingenious plot twists, a cavalcade of unforge ...more
I gained ten pounds reading Lowcountry Boil. Southerners don’t skip meals, and they don’t miss a trick, especially private investigator Liz Talbot. With a setting so perfectly drawn out you’ll feel you’re there, this read will have you tasting every deep-fried bite and intimately knowing everyone on the island paradise of Stella Maris, South Carolina. Lowcountry Boil has it all: guardian spirits, brotherly and not-so-brotherly love, murder, skinny dipping, a hit man, Scarlett-wo ...more
Boyer has invented a fully-formed fictional island culture on the South Carolina coast. With the detailed descriptions you would swear you could drive to Charleston, take a ferry and come upon this wonderful world and be able to walk and drive its streets. I'm a fan of that kind of creation, but if you aren't someone willing to invest time with a whole island-full of characters, ...more
Susan would have her reader enjoy a visit to Stella Maris where people aren't quite what they appear to be. The author clearly identifies with her Southern PI sleuth.
I picked up Lowcountry Boil (and Lowcountry Bombshell) because I’m reading the third book in the series, Lowcountry Boneyard, next week for a tour. I picked the tour because I enjoy books that are set in or near places where I live, and the Carolina Lowcountry isn’t all that far from Atlanta.
I completely fell in love with this book, and raced through the entire series in just a couple of days. Liz Talbot is a terrific heroine; her adventures are hair-raisin ...more
I found Lowcountry Boil to be an excellent read and an outstanding first in a series. From the moment the ghost showed up the first time, I was hooked. I was actually looking forward to getting back on the train so I'd be able to open the ...more
Susan M. Boyer is the author of the USA TODAY bestselling Liz Talbot mystery series. Her debut novel, Lowcountry Boil (Liz Talbot Mystery #1) won the Agatha Award for Best First Novel, the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense, and garnered several other award nominations, including the Macavity.
Lowcountry Boneyard, the third Liz Talbot mystery, was a Spring 2015 Southern Inde...more