Lowcountry Book Club and Lowcountry Bonfire are #5 and #6 respectively, in Susan Boyer‘s Liz Talbot Mystery Series. Boyer is a recipient and of the Agatha Award, the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense, and was shortlisted for the Pat Conroy Beach Music Mystery Prize. That alone was enough to convince me that her books are worth my attention. I am grateful to her agent at Claire McKinney, PR, LLC, for sending me copies of both of these books.
Liz and her husband, Nate, are private investigators extraordinaire, solving cases others cannot. One fun aspect of the series is the comical Colleen, Liz and Nate’s high school friend who died at 17. Stuck forever at age 17, Colleen continues to materialize and often helps the two private investigators with their cases. It’s a bit of a stretch of the imagination, but certainly adds a layer of humor to the series.