Series: A Liz Adams Mystery
“Someone once told me that all dogs have super powers. Duke’s was communication. He whined when something was up. He yipped when someone wasn’t telling the truth. He even howled the words “I love you.”
I did not know what to expect from Charleston Conundrum, A Liz Adams Mystery. All I knew was that it had a dog and it was a mystery of a beginning series.
Soon this story by author, Stacy Wilder became the impeccable escapism of a near-flawless cozy mystery of who done it. I never guessed in the early chapters. The story carried me along with the main character. I was totally engrossed in the story. Perfection!
Liz Adams is a PI who is investigating the sudden tragic death and murder of her best friend, Peg. Thrown into this mix is a cast of unique characters who become suspects in the murder with Liz being the prime suspect by the cops. Like many mystery stories everyone it seems has secrets and a past they want to forget.
I am a huge enthusiast of any story or book that has a dog character. Duke, the dog, while not a super big presence in the story gives this story a down-to-earth feel. He has huge potential of becoming more of a character in future books with his hidden talent of being a lie detector.
Personally, I found Stacy’s writing very relatable. It is succinct, meaning to me it is the ideal mix of telling the current story, along with the back story. There was even a part that made me tear up just a bit. Now, I’m craving chocolate eclairs and wondering what cream of mushroom soup tastes like.
But yeah, it was Duke who drew me into the story. It will be Duke that brings me back to reading the next book in this cozy Liz Adams mystery series by Stacy.
Stacy writes mysteries, children’s stories, short stories, and poetry. Her debut novel, Charleston Conundrum, is the first in the Conundrum mystery series.
Stacy’s mission is to deliver a delightful story to readers of all ages while benefiting a larger community. She donates a portion of the proceeds from the sales of her books to causes that support wildlife conservation, and the homeless, both people and pets. A portion of the proceeds from Charleston Conundrum are donated to National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
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