The Charleston streets are dressed for the holidays in sophisticated Southern style: topiaries adorned with red ribbons, garland entwined with white lights, and poinsettias potted in gold planters. The high class bordello in a stately historic home is certainly no exception. When Private Investigator Liz Talbot’s dear friend Olivia swears she saw a dead body in the parlor of this bordello, one Olivia accidentally co-owns, Liz promptly comes to her aid.
With her wedding back home on Stella Maris less than a week away, Liz must juggle one elderly madam, two ex and future in-laws, three ghosts in the bordello, four giddy bridesmaids, five lovely courtesans, six suspicious patrons…and a partridge in a pear tree as she tries to keep her bridesmaid out of jail and live to walk down the aisle.
I admit, I have only read one of these books in the series. I am behind!!! After reading this one, I must go back and pick up the others. This is such a cute, quirky mystery.
Liz is a private eye. Her best friend calls her in a panic. She thinks she has seen a body in her Aunt’s home. When she goes back…the body is gone!! Liz finds herself in a neat, little murder mystery surrounded by the ladies of a private bordello.
I love that this book is set in Charleston. I felt like I was walking the streets myself.
Liz is a wonderful character and her friend, Olivia keep this mysterious tale hopping right along. Between dead bodies and ladies of the night, you never know what to expect next.
Being from the south, parts of this novel had me rolling on the floor laughing. The author hit the nail on the head when it comes to some of the southern ways.
An adorable read…not to be missed!
I received this novel from the author for a honest review.