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“Boyer delivers a beach read filled with quirky, endearing characters and
a masterfully layered mystery, all set in the lush lowcountry.”
—Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author on Lowcountry Book Club
“The authentically Southern Boyer writes with heart, insight, and
a deep understanding of human nature.”
—Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha Award-Winning Author of What You See
A Liz Talbot Mystery
by Susan M. Boyer
When Tammy Sue Lyerly sets her husband’s prized antique car on fire after Private Investigators Liz Talbot and Nate Andrews show her photos of his unfaithfulness, it’s no surprise that she is the police’s prime suspect when Zeke Lyerly turns up dead by poison. In LOWCOUNTRY BONFIRE: A Liz Talbot Mystery (Henery Press, Original Trade Paperback, July 2017), it’s up to Liz and Nate to track down Zeke’s murderer in the small town and island of Stella Maris, South Carolina before it’s too late.
“Whoever did this is a stone-cold killer. I hope they make our job easy by leaving town in a hurry.”
Married couple and businesses partners, Liz and Nate are contracted by Tammy Sue and Liz’s police chief brother, Blake Talbot, to investigate Zeke’s murder and find the culprit before Tammy Sue is arrested. Meanwhile, Tammy Sue might as well be under house arrest as she stays holed up in the home of Liz’s parents, Frank and Carolyn Talbot. Liz can’t understand why anyone would kill someone as friendly and popular as Zeke—unless they have the jealous intentions of a spurned wife or a passionate mistress.
There’s also the fact that Zeke loved to tell tall tales—but could some of them be true? As Liz digs further into the case, she realizes that there is more to Zeke than meets the eye when she and Nate uncover a large sum of money and guns in the Lyerly’s home. The plot thickens when Tammy’s attorney Robert Pearson gives Tammy a letter written by Zeke years ago—which leads them to some shocking items located a safety deposit box.
Who was Zeke Lyerly before he married Tammy Sue, and who would want to kill him? One thing is certain: Liz needs to focus on the night of Skip and Margie Robinson’s bonfire, where Zeke’s affair started with Crystal, a masseuse he met at the party. Liz and Nate must work their way through the guest list from the bonfire to uncover the clues to Zeke’s murder. In a small town where everyone is friends, their suspect list is large, including: Crystal, whose affair with Zeke had been going on for months; April Fox, his ex-wife who lives in Charleston; Humphrey Pearson, who is rumored to be a little too sweet on Tammy Sue; and Price Elliott, Zeke’s lazy employee who was on the verge of being fired from his auto repair shop.
“I love living in a small town, truly. But some days it complicated things.”
As Liz travels up and down Stella Maris and Charleston to interview the people who were at the bonfire, some surprising figures from Zeke’s younger days make her question the truth of Zeke Lyerly’s tall tales, relationships, and tumultuous past.
Balancing Southern charm with a small town scandal, LOWCOUNTRY BONFIRE is Susan M. Boyer’s most complex mystery yet as Liz and Nate race to reveal long-buried secrets to keep Tammy Sue Lyerly out of jail and the case from going up in flames.
About Susan M. Boyer:
Susan M. Boyer is the USA Today-bestselling author of Lowcountry Boil, Lowcountry Bombshell, and Lowcountry Boneyard. She has received various awards for her series, including the Agatha Award for Best First Novel; the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense; and the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Okra Pick for Spring 2015 and Summer 2016. Lowcountry Boneyard was shortlisted for the 2016 Pat Conroy Beach Music Mystery Prize and a Finalist for the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mainstream Mystery/Suspense. Her 2016 novel Lowcountry Book Club is a finalist for the Southern Book Prize.
Susan loves beaches, Southern food, and small towns. She lives in Greenville, SC with her husband. LOWCOUNTRY BONFIRE is the sixth book in the Liz Talbot Mystery series. Visit her at www.susanmboyer.com.
About Henery Press:
Henery Press an independent publisher in the mystery and suspense genre focused on engaging stories with sharp twists and lively characters. To learn more about Henery Press, please visit www.henerypress.com.
LOWCOUNTRY BONFIRE | A Liz Talbot Mystery | By Susan M. Boyer
Henery Press | Publication Date: June 27th, 2017 | ISBN: 9781635112276
Original Trade Paperback & E-book | Price: $15.95 / $6.99 | 244 pages