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Review: One Fete in the Grave

Title: One Fete in the Grave

Series: A Liv and Di In Dixie Mystery #3

Author: Vicki Fee

Release Date: May 30, 2017

Synopsis from Goodreads: 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 fiance, 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 . . .

My Review: I really enjoy cozy mysteries that are set in the south, despite the fact that I have never been to the south. This story is set in Dixie, Tennessee and focuses on a woman who runs a party planning business. The characters were all likeable with realistic quirks that made them more real. I enjoyed Liv and her family, including her mothers crazy wedding plans. The mystery in the story was believable and had enough twists to keep things interesting. The story starts off a bit slow, though that could have been because this was the first book in the series that I picked up so I was a little behind the curve. I think that someone who starts with the first book in the series will have more of a connection to the characters and be more invested to start with. The story did pick up and I found myself caring more about the characters as the book went on. I will certainly be checking out the other books in this series!

*I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

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