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Low country Boomerang–investigative reporter murdered

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Lowcountry Boomerang

by Susan M. Boyer

Lowcountry BoomerangDue to a sleep deficit causing me to repeatedly nod off and a several day reading gap, I chose to skim the first third of Lowcountry Boomerang by Susan M. Boyer again before I plunged back in where I left off. I absolutely enjoyed the second reading as much as the first, maybe more, since I was not concentrating on staying awake. I highlighted multiple passages that defined the characters, their backgrounds, and their relationships because there were so many and the web was so complex. I had only read two of the books in the series previously, and I found I needed to really focus to keep up.

Liz and her husband, Nate, are private investigators in South Carolina with family ties to law enforcement agents and a helpful guardian spirit giving them an inside edge. In this cozy mystery, they are tasked with proving the innocence of a “down home,” folksy TV star who has just returned to his roots. There is lots of good investigating, albeit much of it illegal, set in tourist friendly Charleston. Southern dialogue will transport “y’all” to the land of sweet tea, Geechie fries (french fried grits sticks), heat with humidity, and ferries. There are a lot of possible suspects, but the ending is a complete surprise to the dynamic duo of investigators as well as the reader.

I would like to extend my thanks to Edelweiss and to Henery Press for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 5/5

Category: Mystery

Notes: #8 in the Liz Talbot Mystery Series and probably best read as part of the series, but could be enjoyed as a standalone

Publication:  September 3, 2019—Henery Press

Memorable Lines:

Regardless of who paid for my time, I always viewed the victim as my ultimate client.

“However, in this particular case, budget is not a concern. If you need to book llamas to Machu Picchu, Mr. Baker’s retainer will cover it.”

“How’s Calista?” “Madder than a feral cat being baptized.”


  1. carhicks says:

    I really enjoy this series. I agree, it can be read as a standalone, but I recommend reading the series in order if you can. There is a lot of development of the characters and things that happen along the way that are good to know. This was another good one. I love that quote about Calista’s anger. Southern humor and colloquialisms are always so funny. Great review Linda.

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  2. Cozynookbks says:

    “How’s Calista?” “Madder than a feral cat being baptized.” 😂
    This resonated with me since my cat hated getting wet!!

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  3. Oh, the feral cat line got me! I’ve been itching to get into a cozy series that actually has serious developments from book to book, so I think I’ll be checking this out. Wonderful review.

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