Death Crashes the Party by Vicki Fee is the first book in the NEW “Liv And Di In Dixie” cozy mystery. Publisher: Kensington, December 2015
In the quirky, close-knit town of Dixie, Tennessee, party planner Liv McKay has a knack for throwing Southern-style soirées, from diamonds-and-denim to black tie affairs, and her best friend Di Souther mixes a mean daiquiri. While planning a Moonshine and Magnolias bash for high maintenance clients, Liv inconveniently discovers a corpse in the freezer and turns her attention from fabulous fêtes to finding a murderer. Together, Liv and Di follow a trail of sinister secrets in their sweet little town that leads them from drug smugglers to a Civil War battlefield, and just when they think they’re whistling Dixie, Liv and Di will find themselves squarely in the crosshairs of the least likely killer of all. . .
This was a good read and I like the pacing and the flow of this story. The author did a good job in presenting this mystery with enough suspects and clues to keep me wondering what was going to happen and to whom and boy did this propel me and keep me in suspense as everything played out when the identity of the killer was unwrapped. Unlike other cozies, the main characters are already in a loving relationship, one is happily married and the other is dating the local sheriff and they jointly work with the police in their amateur sleuthing. This was a fun read that contained some amusing moments that made this story all the more enjoyable. This delightfully charming tale was both engaging and entertaining and this is a welcome addition to the cozy genre.
**I received an e-ARC of this novel via NetGalley from Kensington.