One Fete In The Grave
A Liv and Di In Dixie Mystery, Book #3
Party planner Liv McKay has outdone herself this time. She’s put together an unforgettable Fourth of July celebration for the town of Dixie, Tennessee including breathtaking fireworks and an exciting Miss Dixie Beauty Pageant. Maybe a little too exciting.
As the party is winding down, Liv s sense of triumph fizzles when the body of town councilman Bubba Rowland is discovered on the festival grounds. And now the prime suspect in his murder is Liv’s mother’s fiance, Earl, who had a flare-up recently with Bubba. To clear Earl’s name, Liv and her best friend Di burst into action to smoke out the real killer before another life is extinguished . . .
A small Southern town with charm as well as bodies provides a terrific backdrop for two appealing sleuths. Down home and delightful. Carolyn Hart” (Goodreads)
The characters are well rounded, well developed and three dimensional. You cannot help but love Liv and Di, they are best friends and would do anything for each other. They get into some precarious situations, and it was quite enjoyable finding out how they got out of those situations. I was very happy to get to spend time with both of them. The secondary characters added a lot to the story.
The writing style flows smoothly and the book is a quick easy read. The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and through much of the book I felt like I was right there, watching the action taking place all around me. I thought the mystery was carried on well throughout the book and there were enough suspects to consider and clues to sift through that I was unable to figure out the killer until it was revealed at the end. Just the way I like it.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a skillfully crafted cozy mystery. The author combines great characters, a believable small town southern setting, mystery, suspense and humor and turns all of these things into a great book. I am already looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review. I would like to thank NetGalley and Kensington Books for the opportunity to read and review this book.