Book 2, The Elliott Lisbon Mysteries
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An aspiring PI in South Carolina finds a tempest at a tea party: “The irrepressible heroine is delightful and her ongoing banter is nonstop fun.” —Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine
As both director of the Ballantyne Foundation and a PI-in-training, Elliott Lisbon has to juggle planning parties and performing discreet inquiries for charitable patrons. But when the annual Wonderland Tea Party makes everyone go mad as a hatter, Elli gets pulled into a shooting, a swindle, and the hunt for a Fabergé egg.
From seedy pawn parlors to creepy antique shops, Sea Pine Island’s other half prove to be as wacky as the wealthy. Elli falls farther down the rabbit hole and finds a scheming salesman, a possessive paramour, a dead donor—everything but a bottle labeled “Drink Me.” As events evolve from curious to crazy, Elli gets lost in the maze and is trapped in a house of cards with a killer . . .
“The most lovable OCD PI since Adrian Monk.” —Maddy Hunter, Agatha Award–nominated author of the Passport to Peril Series
“A must-read mystery with a sassy sleuth, a Wonderland of quirky characters, and a fabulous island setting that will keep you turning pages.” —Riley Adams, author of the Memphis Barbecue Mysteries
“A tasty southern mash of star-crossed romance, catty but genteel one-upsmanship, and loveable oddballs that should please fans of humorous cozies.” —Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine
“An unusually lovable protagonist.” —Mystery Scene