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Lowcountry Book Club

(Liz Talbot Mystery #5)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  1,415 ratings  ·  190 reviews
Who could have pushed Shelby Poinsett out her second-floor library window besides her husband? In USA Today bestselling and Agatha Award-winning author Susan M. Boyer’s new novel Lowcountry Book Club, Private Investigator Liz Talbot enters a tight-knit community of Charleston, SC’s genteel women who have gossip to spill, secrets of their own, and a hundred-year-old book cl ...more
Paperback, 268 pages
Published July 5th 2016 by Henery Press
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Carla Johnson-Hicks
In the fifth book, Liz and her new husband, Nate are hired by a prominent Charleston law firm to find evidence that their client did not push his wife, Shelby Poinsett to death. Now that they are married, Nate is also able to see and hear Colleen, the ghostly protector of Stella Maris. They have two weeks to find evidence before Shelby's husband Clint goes to trial.

This book was not as intense or action packed as some of the others, but it was still enjoyable. There is a lot of watching, listen
Jul 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Please note that this review spoils the events that take place in books #1-4.

"Lowcountry Book Club" takes place several months after Liz marries her long term boyfriend and now husband Nate. As we saw at the end of "Lowcountry Bordello", Nate now that he is married to Liz, can also see her ghostly best friend, Colleen. Liz and Nate are called in by a pretty high ranking law firm to see who killed Shelby Poinsett. They have two weeks to figure it out before Shelby's husband Clint is formally char
“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 of A Lowcountry Wedding
Katheryn Thompson
Liz Talbot and her husband Nate Andrews are private eyes, hired by Charleston's most prestigious law firm to prove that Clint Gerhardt did not push his wife out of a second-floor window. Their search for Shelby's real killer leads them to the local homeless shelter, where Shelby volunteered, to the Market Pavilion Hotel, where Clint tracked her to in the time before her death, and to the one-hundred-year-old book club, of which Shelby was a controversial president. Liz and Nate's task becomes ev ...more
The shine is coming off this series for me. I was hoping the book club would play a much bigger role in the storyline than it did. And the detective work was a lot of tasks that just needed a computer or phone to do. That stupid dream and Liz's obsession over emergency evacuations would have made sense if the main storyline had to do with the weather or even the island. Liz's detective instincts and thinking is the only good thing about this book. Overall, a quick read to get me caught up in the ...more
Feb 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobooks, read-2019
Another very good addition to a great series. 4.5*
May 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Last night I finished Susan M. Boyer's Lowcountry Bookshop, the 7th book in the Liz Talbot Mystery Series. This one is a first for me though. I really enjoyed the husband and wife team of private detectives. I loved the family drama, the complicated mystery and premise of the bookshop, with its roll in the story and the relationships surrounding it. I found this to be a very good mystery. Even though I had not read any other in this series I found it easy to get into and enjoyable. This book is ...more
Love the Lowcountry!

The stories just keep getting better and the characters more eccentric!! I would really enjoy meeting these people one day.
Jun 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Now if you know anything about little ole' me, you will know I have fallen in love with this series, wish I could even meet Liz Tablot, hang out with Nate, give doggie "Rhett" a good ear rub, run on those beach sand dunes, be introduced to Colleen, hang with the book club 'cause I have always wanted to be a part of a book club. AND why not make this moment extra special by having a Tablot family reunion with all her super fun very unique relatives. I love all things Charleston, how it holds such ...more
Jennie Shaw
Jul 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
I love the Liz Talbot series and BOOK CLUB is my favourite so far. The plot is twisty, with suspects lurking everywhere, and Liz does what she does best: she gets it done. Nate, Moon Unit, Colleen, and all the other delightful ongoing characters are present and accounted for, and I really like how the longer storylines have come/are coming together. If you like cozy mysteries, this is a series for you!

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May 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Originally published at Reading Reality

After finishing The Queens of Innis Lear and The Poppy War, both epic fantasies and both epic tragedies, I went looking for something just a bit (OK a lot) lighter and brighter. And remembered the Liz Talbot series. I read the first few books (starting with Lowcountry Boil), enjoyed them, but ran into the “so many books, so little time” conundrum and picked up the subsequent books but never got around to them.

The seventh book in the series, Lowcountry Books
Apr 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
In this one, Liz and Nate are hired to prove the innocence of a man whose wife just died. Not so easy though, considering there are a few dozen potential suspects. But they use their smarts and get it done once again.
Jul 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love these fun little mystery books! Reminds me of the murder mystery books by Anne George that take place around Alabama. Fun easy reading for the lazy days of summer.
Betty Armstrong
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Can't stop reading her books.
Andrea Strickland
Sep 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
There are so many things that I love about the Liz Talbot series that I don't even know where to start. I have listened to the audio version of them all and I think it enhances the experience to hear Loretta Rollins perfect Lowcountry accent as narrator.

These novels are a wonderful blend of mystery, romance, supernatural... with a healthy dose of Charleston's charm, history. and culture mixed in. The characters are simply adorable and authentic.

Thank you, Susan M. Boyer for allowing us another
Jun 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Susan Boyer has done it again with her latest, Low Country Book Club. In this book, we find Liz Talbot and her husband Nate hired to investigate a death of one of Charleston’s well known ladies, Shelby Poinsett, who was pushed out of her second floor library window. Initially, all indications are that her husband is the murderer, but Liz does not find that idea feasible. She and Nate begin the investigation looking for who, besides, Shelby’s husband, could have pushed her out the window, why, an ...more
Oct 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. Published by Henery Press Books via NetGalley.

The fifth book in the Liz Talbot Lowcountry mysteries.

Liz and Nate are asked to take over an investigation on the murder of Shelby Poinsett, as the previous investigator had spend 4 months and a trip to London, England and had nothing to show for the time and money spent.

The prestigious law firm of Rutledge and Radcliffe are retaining them, as they do not believe that Shelby's husband Clint
Jennifer Ritter
Jul 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Lowcountry Book Club is the fifth installment in Susan M. Boyer's Liz Talbot Mystery Series. Set in the Charleston, South Carolina area with home base on the fictional barrier island Stella Maris, Liz Talbot and her husband/business partner Nate Andrews have been hired by attorney Fraser Rutledge to help clear Clint Gerhardt of the murder of his wife, socialite and philanthropist, Shelby Poinsett Gerhardt.

With jury selection only two weeks away, Rutledge has fired the current investigator and hi
Jul 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book; this is the fifth book in the A Liz Talbot Mystery series written by Susan Boyer. This book can be read as a standalone, but once you read one you will want to go back and read the other books in this series. Liz Talbot and her husband are private investigators in the Charleston, SC area. When Shelby Poinsett is pushed to her death from her second floor library window, Liz and her husband take the case to prove that Shelby’s husband is innocent. This is a great book with a ...more
Kay Hudson
Apr 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery
Susan M. Boyer’s Lowcountry Book Club is the fifth entry in the Liz Talbot Mystery series, and just as good as its predecessors. This time Liz and Nate, back from their honeymoon, are investigating the murder of a local socialite/volunteer who seems to have been loved by everyone around her, including the husband accused of pushing her over the balcony (and possibly another man—but who?). With the help of her ghostly friend Colleen, Liz narrows down the suspect list and discovers just how much t ...more
Jun 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I find a visit to Lowcountry area is a fun and entertaining read. In the fifth book, Liz is hired by a prominent Charleston law firm to find evidence that their client did not push his wife to death. Nate and Liz began to research the evidence and learned the victim, Shelby belonged to a book club that had a waiting list for membership. The members of the club were challenging the bylaws. Shelby will determine who would be joining the club. None has only praise for Shelby. She was always helping ...more
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Lowcountry Book Club is the fifth book in the Liz Talbot mystery series. It is a well written and professionally edited, full length novel.

Liz and her husband are hired to investigate a murder by a prestigious law firm. Their job is to prove that the defendant, the victims husband, is innocent. But Liz can't stop herself from trying to find the true murderer and the evidence to prove it.

I've always loved the main characters in this series, because they are intelligent and honorable. The mystery
Jun 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Wow, this was such a GREAT read!!! The suspect was one I would never suspect and his reasoning was stupid on his part. WHAT A LOSER!! I really enjoyed this cozy and would have never guessed the culprit. That's because his motive was so stupid! But, I truly enjoyed reading this little cozy and once I got into it, I could not put it down.

I think everyone should have a Colleen in their lives, it makes everything so much clearer. HA!!

Actually, this is a great series and I am so glad that I got to
Karyn Niedert
Susan Boyer really knows how to bring the South to life, and she captures the right amount of romance, mystery, and family in another terrific book.

This time out, Liz and Nick (with some help from Colleen) are on the trail of a murderer. The question of who would kill Shelby Poinsett, loved by all for her virtuous works and kind nature seem to have been answered when the police arrest her husband, Clint. But, he swears innocence and his lawyers hire Liz to find the true culprit. Few clues and to
Becky Burciaga
Jul 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
This murder/mystery is chock full of quirky characters, Southernisms, mysterious twists and turns that will keep you guessing up until the very end...and even has a ghost thrown for some comic relief.

There is plenty of good detective work used throughout the story as Liz and Nate methodically peal back the layers of the crime, adding and eliminating suspects as they seek out the murderer. The dialog is smart, the banter witty and engaging, with just the right amount of seriousness used to keep
Jul 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Liz and Nate are back in another great cozy set in the Carolina's low country. What's the big deal about belonging to a book club? Would someone really kill the president of the club to get in? The only way to get in is if someone moves or dies and there are some very anxious women in Charleston. Everyone loved Shelby and from the evidence it looks like her husband is the only suspect until Nate and Liz are hired to find another suspect and prove Clint didn't kill his wife for the millions in th ...more
Jun 20, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: chicklit-mystery
This is the fifth book in a series but the first one I've read. I'm sorry to say that although there is nothing wrong with the writing as such, I couldn't warm to either the story or the characters. A PI that constantly talks with a ghost is a way to easy way to make things happen during the story, and the main character slathering on antibacterial fluid on herself all the time, even in a restaurant (!) is quite silly in my view. A large part of the book is taken by descriptions of homes, clothe ...more
Barbara Tobey
Jul 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a charming and delightful series. I usually avoid any books containing ghosts, but I enjoy the stories so much and how they are told that I overlook the one in this series. Love the Southern voice, mannerisms and food included. A copy was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. Liz's family has great interaction which is quite entertaining and relatable.
Debbie Mitchell
Aug 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An amusing mystery !

This book was interesting because of all the details about the Charleston area. I initially selected it because of it being on sale, but enjoyed enough to want to read all of her books!
Amy Broome
Sep 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Cute cozy.
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Susan M. Boyer is the author of the USA TODAY bestselling Liz Talbot mystery series. Her debut novel, Lowcountry Boil, won the 2012 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. The third book in the series, Lowcountry Boneyard, was a Spring 2015 Southern Independent Bookselle ...more

Other books in the series

Liz Talbot Mystery (7 books)
  • Lowcountry Boil (A Liz Talbot Mystery, #1)
  • Lowcountry Bombshell (A Liz Talbot Mystery, #2)
  • Lowcountry Boneyard (Liz Talbot Mystery, #3)
  • Lowcountry Bordello (Liz Talbot Mystery #4)
  • Lowcountry Bonfire (Liz Talbot Mystery #6)
  • Lowcountry Bookshop (Liz Talbot Mystery #7)