This is the first book in the Liv and Di in Dixie series by Vickie Fee. I had a lot of fun reading this book. I don’t think I’ve laughed this much reading a mystery before! It’s funny where it’s appropriate and serious when it’s supposed to be. Super entertaining and I’m anxious to read the rest of the series!
My Goodreads review:
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I think this is the most I’ve ever laughed while reading a mystery! I love the author’s style and how she words things, just little things that make a person giggle.
Liv is a party planner in Dixie, TN who had two dead bodies show up while she was talking with some clients so she’s really anxious to find out what really is going on. Dave, the sheriff who is sweet on her friend Di, had interviewed her at some length about the bodies. Liv is just wanting to get through one of the biggest 40th anniversary parties she’s ever planned without a hitch. But real life isn’t that way and as it turns out, the dead guys may have had something to do with drug smuggling going on in Liv’s husband’s family trucking business.
These characters are just awesome! Di is such a hoot and it’s so cute how the sheriff likes her and can be sweet one minute then take on his all-business cop persona the next. He wasn’t actually too strict with the girls when he found out they were investigating. Di is the kind of friend everyone would want, total support and “come use my house whenever you need to get away”, things like that. She and Liv make a great team.
I liked that the main character was happily married. It’s very few and far between that I find a cozy with a happily married couple in it that isn’t the parents or grandparents…or the sleuth’s best friend. Larry Joe was a great husband, very understanding and supportive. I’m anxious to keep reading in the series and see if he ever gets that home renovation done that he wants to do.
There were enough twists and little subplots that I definitely didn’t guess who the killer was until the reveal. What a surprise! And of course all ends well and everyone who is supposed to be in custody ends up there.