One of my favorite mystery novels that I’ve read recently is Susan M. Boyer’s Lowcountry Bombshell. It is the second novel in her Liz Talbot Mystery series, and this is a series that Becky and I definitely agree is wonderful!
Liz Talbot is a private investigator who occasionally sees ghosts–well, at least one ghost. Her best friend, the ever-youthful Colleen, who is the ghostly guardian of her seaside hometown of Stella Maris. However, when Liz first lays eyes on Calista McQueen, she wonders if she’s seeing yet another lost-spirit because Calista looks exactly like Marilyn Monroe, and her life is an eerie reflection of the former American beauty. Calista has reason to believe that she will soon meet a very similar death as well, which is why she hires Liz to protect her.
This is hands-down my favorite book of the series. I’m not sure if it’s the little reference to the real Marilyn Monroe or the super hot love triangle (team Nate) that caught me. Then again, it might just be the fact that I was legitimately concerned about the health and welfare of Calista McQueen. She’s such a lovable and well-developed character that I couldn’t put the book down until I found out what happened to her, and I certainly won’t spoil that for you.
I can’t recommend this series more. If you’re one of the unfortunate people sitting at home in quarantine, take a little vacation in Stella Maris with the Liz Talbot series! (You should probably start with the first novel, Lowcountry Boil.)
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