It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but Private Investigator Liz Talbot is struggling to feel festive. She hasn’t seen her best friend, Colleen, in weeks and fears she may never see her again in this life. Meanwhile Nate, Liz’s husband and partner, is spending money like he prints it in the attic on a mysterious family Christmas celebration. Liz’s nerves are shot, and she hasn’t even decked a single hall. But there’s simply no time to fret.
On a morning beach run, Liz spots a wooden rowboat run aground with Santa inside. Did Old Saint Nick have too much eggnog at the boat parade? No indeedy—Santa’s been shot. And he’s none other than C.C. Bounetheau, patriarch of one of Charleston’s wealthiest families.
Liz and Nate already unwrapped quite a few family secrets while searching for the Bounetheau’s missing granddaughter last year—enough to make them swear to steer forever clear of the entire clan. But as Mr. Bounetheau’s body is found in Stella Maris, and Liz and Nate are the police chief’s on-call detectives, they’re on the case.
With no shortage of suspects, Liz and Nate dash to find a killer who may be working his or her way down a naughty list.
Spend Christmas in the Lowcountry with the Talbot family and their friends in Susan M. Boyer’s latest Southern charmer, Lowcountry Boughs of Holly. Tis the season for merry mayhem!
Santa has been found murdered in a boat. Liz and her husband have been called into investigate. The list of suspects gets longer and longer. But, Liz is not to be stopped.
Liz always gets herself in a crack. However, she has lots of luck and quite a few people looking out for her. They also know her well and know that mayhem follows her wherever she goes.
I just love this series. No, I have not read them all. And the ones I have read, I have not read in order. This series has wonderful southern characters with quite a few mishaps that have the reader laughing and enjoying the whole pack of misfits..this is including Liz! I did miss Colleen. Colleen tends to set things on their ear when she shows up. However…she will be back for the next book…I think.
Need a good cozy, southern, Christmas mystery…THIS IS IT!
I received this novel from the publisher for a honest review.