- Series: A Liv And Di In Dixie Mystery (Book 3)
- Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Kensington (May 30, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 149670066X
- ISBN-13: 978-1496700667
- Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 0.8 x 6.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 33 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #142,213 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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One Fete in the Grave (A Liv And Di In Dixie Mystery) Mass Market Paperback – May 30, 2017
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Praise for Vickie Fee’s Liv & Di in Dixie Mysteries:
“Readers who enjoy Deborah Sharp's Florida-based series should welcome this look at a very Southern lifestyle, complete with appended party plans.”
—Kirkus on One Fete in the Grave
"Readers shouldn't be surprised if they manage to read this book in one sitting. The story flows with high energy, dead bodies and exposed lies . . . All of the characters are well-rounded and well-written, making this story a must read." —RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars, on Death Crashes the Party
"Tons of Southern charm, a great sense of humor and characters that are—well, to die for." —Examiner.com on Death Crashes the Party
"A small Southern town with charm as well as bodies provides a terrific backdrop for two appealing sleuths. Down home and delightful."
—Carolyn Hart on Death Crashes the Party
"A series that celebrates the deadly traditions of Southern hospitality." —Cheryl Hollon, author of Pane and Suffering, on Death Crashes the Party
"What is most satisfying about the book is the depth of characters' relationships and interrelationships . . . quick wit." —Mystery Scene Magazine on Death Crashes the Party
"A wonderful cozy mystery." —Suspense Magazine on It’s Your Party, Die If You Want To
About the Author
Vickie Fee is a past president of the Malice in Memphis chapter of Sisters in Crime and current member of the Wisconsin Sisters in Crime. She has a degree in journalism and spent many years as a newspaper reporter, covering small Southern towns populated with colorful characters, much like those in the fictional town of Dixie. She now lives in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula with her husband, John. She grew up in the South on a steady diet of Nancy Drew and iced tea, and when she’s not writing, Vickie enjoys reading mysteries and watching B movies from the 1930s and ’40s. Visit her online at www.vickiefee.com, or on Facebook @VickieFeeAuthor.
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Liv has a great July 4th celebration planned for the town of Dixie, which includes an amazing fireworks display. Unfortunately, someone uses the noise of the fireworks display to cover up a shooting. You can't imagine where the body is found!
If you have not read the previous books of this series, all I can say is hang on for a fun time! The antics of Liv and Di, and those of their friends and families, will keep you laughing out loud! Thank you, Vicki Fee, for introducing us to a great town of folks!
Note: I received an e-book in return for my honest opinion.
Liv McKay is a party planner in the small town of Dixie, Tennessee. She's very pleased with the way her Fourth of July celebration has been going - everyone seems to be having a good time, and enjoying the day. Well, almost everyone - town councilman Bubba Rowland has just been found dead in a porta-potty, shot through the rear of the receptacle, and with so many people attending the event, it seems Sheriff Dave Davidson has his work cut out for him trying to find a killer.
Liv McKay has a habit of finding bodies. Well, not really, but they sure have a habit of finding her, and this time is no different. While she didn't technically find the body of Bubba Rowland, she's thick in the middle of it, because the day after his murder, Liv's mother Virginia announces her engagement to Earl Daniels, who's been Bubba's business rival and a thorn in his side for years. When it's discovered that Bubba was killed with Earl's shotgun, which was in his locked truck, it looks as if the sheriff has the crime locked up as well. But with Liv's Mama pleading for her help to free Earl, Liv enlists the aid of her best friend Di Souther, and while the Fourth ended with a bigger bang than was what originally intended, their plan to unearth Bubba's real killer could send them both permanently underground if they're not careful...
What a delightful mystery to unravel. It appears that it's already solved, with no access to the murder weapon by anyone except Earl, and he's so forthcoming about that information that he's practically putting himself in the electric chair. But Liv believes he's innocent, and isn't about to have her mother's heart broken, so once again she enlists the help of her best friend Di to find out who got his gun and framed him for the crime.
It could have been a number of people who were attending the celebration, but sorting through the suspects isn't going to be easy, since there were so many there. And to top things off, her mama's now decided she wants Liv to plan her over-the-top wedding, complete with swans and a gondola. It also doesn't help that her sister Emma is dead-set against the wedding, and her father-in-law is acting strange to everyone. So will Liv be able to set Earl free or will Emma get her way and the wedding will be called off due to imprisonment?
What a delightful read this turned out to be. While I have enjoyed the series from the beginning, I believe this one is my favorite. The characters are rich and lively, their growth apparent as the series progresses. The interaction between them is realistic, and with just enough brass on Liv's part to be convincing without being exaggerated.
When we find out who the murderer is (because we know it just can't be Earl), it's believable and deftly done; the ending is satisfying and even a hint of the next book is given. Ms. Fee is a talented writer and in this book she serves up a real slice of southern charm, wit, and humor. I look forward to the next in the series. Highly recommended.
Author: Vicki Fee
Publisher: Kensington Books
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
Sub-Genre: Amateur Sleuth, Suspense, Cozy Mystery,
Reviewed For NetGalley and Kensington Books
Rating: 4.75 Stars
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 fiancé, 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 . . .
Liv McKay and the other residents of Dixie, Tennessee are a diversified group. Filled with quirky characters. A place that you will enjoy visiting often. This is the fourth book in the series, but can be read out of order with little difficulty. Though I still like reading the series from the beginning to watch as the relationships evolve and grow. The characters are well developed and the plot is thought out and flows smoothly and quickly. Readers will enjoy the relaxing afternoon spent reading.
My rating of "One Fete in the Grave - Liv And Di In Dixie Mystery Book 3" is 4.75 out of 5 stars.