Monday, August 15, 2022

Blog Tour and Review: CHARLESTON CONUNDRUM - A Liz Adams Mystery by Stacy Wilder


About the Book:
A Cozy Mystery With a Twist...

Liz Adams never imagined when she moved to Charleston with her truth sniffing Labrador retriever, Duke, that she would use her skills as a private investigator to avoid winding up on Death Row. 


Liz’s life is upended when her best friend, Peg, is murdered and she becomes a suspect.Liz’s gun was the murder weapon. Tensions flare between Liz and the cops as she rises to the top of their suspect list. 

At the request of Peg’s father, Liz agrees to take on the investigation. Riding a roller coaster of emotions, Liz uncovers many secrets Peg kept from her despite their being best friends. The suspects include a cast of characters: the ex-husband, the boyfriend, a coworker, several neighbors, and family members. 

Charleston Conundrum takes the reader from Charleston, South Carolina, to Paris and back in the emotional unraveling of Peg’s life and death to a killer ending.  


Liz is in mourning, fighting guilt over giving her friend the gun that killed her, and doubting even her friends. Her mentor in the PI business, Gunner, helps her out with words of encouragement and reminders to not let her relationships with the possible suspects get in her way.  Hard to do for sure.

An engaging cozy mystery, Wilder does a great job of depicting Liz's feelings and thoughts - as a reader you have to like Liz and empathize with her mixed emotions as she uncovers secrets Peg kept from her and the motives for all her suspects. The plot is well-paced and the murder isn't resolved until the end. The delightful setting of Charleston adds to the story - wonderful place. Then there's a quick trip to Paris to meet Peg's secret boyfriend. If you like a good cozy mystery with southern side, you'll enjoy Liz's story and her quick trip to Paris to meet a possible suspect. A great start to what promises to be an enjoyable series.

FTC Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in the hopes that I would post an honest review. This has not affected the content of my review in any way.

About Stacy Wilder

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). 

She and her husband live in Houston, Texas with a totally spoiled Labrador retriever, Eve. As well as writing, Stacy is passionate about her faith, family, Labradors, the causes that she supports, the beach, art, and reading books.

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