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Review: Lowcountry Bombshell

September 20, 2013

Lowcountry Bombshell

When private investigator Liz Talbot is hired by Calista McQueen she doesn’t know what to think.  Calista was born on Marilyn Monroe’s birthday and looks just like the late movie star.  Calista fears for her life since the anniversary of Monroe’s death is coming up and wants Liz to protect her.

Liz takes the job and starts investigating Calista’s background.  She finds a few unsavory characters and a big motive but can’t seem to connect the two.  While the investigation is going on, Liz and her partner are trying to figure out if a romance is in the cards for them.

I want to be up front and say that I’ve met Susan M. Boyer, the author of Lowcountry Bomshell, a few times and she gave me a copy of the book at a recent Book Your Lunch event.  Lowcountry Bombshell is the second in the Liz Talbot series.  The book definitely stands alone, though – I haven’t read the first book and never felt lost.  I really enjoyed this book and look forward to going back to read the first, Lowcountry Boil.

Liz Talbot is a great character.  She felt real to me and I suspect she has some of the author in her.  Liz is smart and full of common sense so she’s good at what she does.  She’s also trying to get her personal life in order and that’s not always easy.

I thought the writing in Lowcountry Bombshell was solid and the dialogue was top notch.  The mystery was great, too – Boyer put in just enough red herrings to keep readers guessing.  Except for the fact that Liz is a private investigator, I thought this book read like a cozy mystery.  I only had one very small complaint with the book and that had to do with how the suspect was apprehended.  That didn’t keep me from enjoying this book and I do recommend it to those who enjoy a good mystery.

Review copy provided by the author.  I am an Indiebound Affliate.
21 Comments leave one →
  1. September 20, 2013 6:22 am

    Early riser, like myself:) Sounds like a cute cozy. Always nice to have met the authors in person!

  2. September 20, 2013 6:38 am

    This sounds like fun!

  3. September 20, 2013 7:16 am

    Sounds good.

  4. September 20, 2013 7:19 am

    I enjoyed this book as well – it was a fun and cozy mystery 😉 The perfect way to unwind after a crazy day at work.

  5. September 20, 2013 8:00 am

    This does sound like fun and a great cover too!

  6. September 20, 2013 8:21 am

    Sounds like fun!

  7. September 20, 2013 8:53 am

    The main character has my daughter,s name. From the cover I thought this was chick-lit rather than mystery.

  8. September 20, 2013 9:28 am

    Kathy, thank you so much for reading and for this lovely review! I’m so happy you enjoyed Lowcountry Bombshell! I hope to see you again soon at another Book Your Lunch event!

  9. sandynawrot permalink
    September 20, 2013 9:36 am

    I have to say that my favorite mystery is the dark, unflinching one. But I can only read so many of those and totally will admit to picking up something Stephanie Plum-ish to lighten my mood. This one sounds fun!

  10. talesofwhimsy permalink
    September 20, 2013 10:27 am

    Great review. This sounds fun. 🙂

  11. Cary Bradley permalink
    September 20, 2013 10:59 am

    Do yourself a favor and read the first one too! It is excellent and so much fun I have been waiting months for the one you just read :)! Great read, great characters!

  12. Patty permalink
    September 20, 2013 11:59 am

    It sounds like fun!

  13. September 20, 2013 12:27 pm

    How fun that you got this directly from the author! Since I started blogging, I’m always keeping an eye out for opportunities to meet more authors 🙂

  14. September 20, 2013 12:30 pm

    Love mysteries…this one sounds good.

    THANKS for stopping by my Book Blogger Hop earlier. I will have my review of THE WEDDING GIFT up soon.

    Happy Hopping!!
    Silver’s Reviews
    My Blog Hop Answer

  15. lab1990 permalink
    September 20, 2013 2:48 pm

    sounds like a good one! I think my mom would really like this. I’m glad that you can read out of order and not be confused.

    Lauren from

  16. bookingmama permalink
    September 20, 2013 4:38 pm

    This book (and the series) looks adorable!

  17. September 20, 2013 7:00 pm

    Terrific review! Liz Talbot sounds like a fabulous character.

  18. September 20, 2013 7:32 pm

    I love that cover. This series also sounds delightful. I’ve been looking for a nice cozy book to read, and this one seems to fit the bill.

  19. September 20, 2013 9:34 pm

    This does sound like a fun mystery.

  20. September 21, 2013 4:25 pm

    Sounds like a good mystery. Now I’m wondering how the suspect was apprehended!!

  21. September 22, 2013 9:58 pm

    I love the cover too. This looks like fun.

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