Agatha Award Nominee for Best First Novel
A COZY MYSTERY PACKED WITH HUMOR, ROMANCE, DANGER, AND ADVENTURE...
“With an intelligent woman sleuth, a unique blend of quirky supporting characters and a well-devised mystery plot, Board Stiff is delightfully entertaining.” – Fresh Fiction
“Engaging, clever and genuinely delightful.” – Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony and Macavity Award-Winning Author of The Other Woman
“A mystery full of humor and the mannerisms unique to the South, that combine into a fun-filled ride. Elli proves that her skills as a detective are on the level of the exasperating lieutenant and rival her talents at balancing the egos of the rich and not-so-famous.” – Kings River Life Magazine
“Elliott is smart and sassy, takes no guff and pulls no punches. Packed with humor, romance, danger and adventure, this is a good mystery full of plot twists and turns, with red herrings a plenty and an ending that I found both surprising and satisfying.” – Cozy Mystery Book Reviews
“A sparkling new voice in traditional mystery.” – New York Times Bestselling Author CJ Lyons
“Elli Lisbon is the Stephanie Plum of the the South!” – Krista Davis, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Domestic Diva Mysteries
As director of the Ballantyne Foundation on Sea Pine Island, SC, Elliott Lisbon scratches her detective itch by performing discreet inquiries for Foundation donors. Usually nothing more serious than retrieving a pilfered Pomeranian. Until Jane Hatting, Ballantyne board chair, is accused of murder. The Ballantyne’s reputation tanks, Jane’s headed to a jail cell, and Elliott’s sexy ex is the new lieutenant in town.
Armed with moxie and her Mini Coop, Elliott uncovers a trail of blackmail schemes, gambling debts, illicit affairs, and investment scams. But the deeper she digs to clear Jane’s name, the guiltier Jane looks. The closer she gets to the truth, the more treacherous her investigation becomes: a brutal attack on her own suspect and the murder of a witness. With victims piling up faster than shells at a clambake, Elliott realizes she’s next on the killer’s list.
Related subjects include: Cozy mysteries, women sleuths, mystery series, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), Southern humor, amateur sleuths, audio books for download, humorous murder mysteries, book club recommendations.
Books in the Elliott Lisbon Humorous Cozy Mystery Series:
- SWITCH BACK (prequel novella in OTHER PEOPLE’S BAGGAGE)
- BOARD STIFF (#1)
- WHACK JOB (#2)
- SWAN DIVE (#3)
Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all...