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Lowcountry Boil: A Liz Talbot Mystery | [Susan M. Boyer]

Lowcountry Boil: A Liz Talbot Mystery

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. But when her police-chief brother shuts her out of the investigation, she opens her own. Then her long-dead best friend pops in and things really get complicated.
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Publisher's Summary

USA Today best-seller and Agatha Award Winner Winner for Best First Novel

Full of simmering suspense and intrigue

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. But when her police-chief brother shuts her out of the investigation, she opens her own. Then her long-dead best friend pops in and things really get complicated. As more folks turn up dead, Liz must use more than just her wits and charm to keep her family safe, chase down clues from the hereafter, and catch a psychopath before he catches her.

©2012 Susan M. Boyer (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Imaginative, empathetic, genuine, and fun, Lowcountry Boil is a lowcountry delight." (Carolyn Hart, Author of What the Cat Saw)

"It's a simmering gumbo of a story full of spice, salt, heat and shrimp. She had me guessing, detouring for a few laughs then doubling back for another clue right until the last chapter." (The Huffington Post)

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    Laura Louisville, Ky USA 10-12-13
    Laura Louisville, Ky USA 10-12-13 Member Since 2008

    CD DIVA

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    "This is a good one"

    I love finding a new writer that I can enjoy, and this is one of them. A great listen!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 07-07-14
    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 07-07-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Pleasant surprise"

    I passed this book up several times before finally giving it a chance. I'm glad I decided to listen to it. It was very entertaining. The characters were realistic and intersting. The plot was believable and nicely paced. This was an enjoyable book and I will buy the next in the series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    twinsmom 03-10-14
    twinsmom 03-10-14
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    "Enjoyable book, not-so-enjoyable narrator"

    Enjoyable, light mystery. However, I would not recommend the audio version. I'm not from South Carolina, nor am I great with identifying regional accents, but something about the narrator's accent didn't ring true; it sounded forced to me. Also, the sound quality was not up to par for most Audible productions. Read the book in print instead.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Takeyabue Orem, UT, United States 10-10-14
    Takeyabue Orem, UT, United States 10-10-14 Member Since 2004

    At home in the snowy mountains of Utah. Who says you need to have a summer...

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    "Listen to your Momma and Put a Little Lipstick On"
    Would you listen to Lowcountry Boil again? Why?

    The author does a excellent job of pulling you in quickly and keeping your focus by adding many secondary elements that also somehow take you back to the main story and aid in the unravelling. I also find the brother/sister police/PI conflicts between Liz and Blake a great element of the story..


    What other book might you compare Lowcountry Boil to and why?

    While it has many elements of other mysteries it is difficulty to categorize this story into any of the common mystery families. It has supernatural elements, but they are not the main focus. She owns and isn't afraid to use her "Glock", but it is not hard-boiled. There are some very funny scenes, but there are also some hard core PI elements. A mixture of many common themes all mixed together in a satisfying whole.


    What about Loretta Rawlins’s performance did you like?

    I love the accent, which while a little overblown, greatly adds to the atmosphere of the story. Loretta Rawlings shows a great mastery of pacing and uses it to good effect in helping the listener distinguish between the characters.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I would highly recommend that you set aside some time to enjoy this story. It easily draws yo in and moves a constant pace that leaves you wanted to go just one more chapter.


    Any additional comments?

    The series only gets the better in Lowcountry Bombshell with an appearance from Marilyn, or not. Do yourself a favor and find out why Joey met his destiny on night in Charleston. Will Marilyn die on August 4th?.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Melissa ZIONSVILLE, IN, United States 09-23-14
    Melissa ZIONSVILLE, IN, United States 09-23-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Awful"
    What disappointed you about Lowcountry Boil?

    I could not get into this book. The story was slow and not at all interesting. I though it might be similar to Mary Kay Andrews, and was suggested to me by Audible based on my past purchases, but it was not at all interesting.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Susan M. Boyer again?

    No


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Narration was fine.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lindapet2 Corrales, NM, United States 09-17-14
    Lindapet2 Corrales, NM, United States 09-17-14 Member Since 2010
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    "In a word - Wonderful"

    Narrator was perfect. Just the right drawl and attitude. The story is a perfect blend of suspense, romance, and whit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon ALPHARETTA, GA, USA 08-24-14
    Sharon ALPHARETTA, GA, USA 08-24-14 Member Since 2009
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    "war of the worlds"
    If you could sum up Lowcountry Boil in three words, what would they be?

    interesting fun


    Any additional comments?

    p lease everyone - stop with the" sanitize my hands stuff "- did you read War of the Worlds? unless you're working with the CDC or tramping through buckets of disease YOU DO NOT NEED TO SANITIZE so obsessively .- wash your hands, shower normally, etc., etc. You did manage to grow and flourish all these years, didn't you? The book was fun though I will read more of them ( in case you're wondering, I spent 26 years as an ER nurse - sanitized at work - washed normally at home and survived to a healthy retirement)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 04-30-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Story"
    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed the story and thought the main character was very likeable. Like other reviewers, I thought the narrator's performance was really lacking. The "southern" (in quotes because I think that's what she was going for, but fell short) accent came and went, she used the exact same voice for all the characters, and paused in really weird places. Once I got used to the narrator I didn't mind as much, but I wouldn't buy another book narrated by her. I will definitely buy the 2nd book in this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rusty Galloway, NJ, United States 04-02-14
    Rusty Galloway, NJ, United States 04-02-14

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    "Excellent & witty dialogue"

    Totally enjoyed this story about going home to a small southern island where everyone knows everyone else. Susan Boyer delivers humorous dialogue, family squabbling, a murder mystery, romantic complications and a friendly ghost. Excellent entertainment for commuting!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Milwaukee, Wisconsin 02-28-14
    Jennifer Milwaukee, Wisconsin 02-28-14
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    "Took a chance, glad I did!"
    Where does Lowcountry Boil rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The story was interesting, the characters quirky but relatable, and the narrator added the right amount of performance to the read. I'm always hesitant to pick a book and author I know nothing about...but I'm glad I did!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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