Setting: Dixie, Tennessee
- Liv McKay – party planner, protagonist, narrator
- Diane (Di) Souther – Liv’s best friend and partner in crime (fighting)
- Larry Joe McKay – Liv’s husband
- Sheriff Dave – Di’s significant other
- A cast including friends and business owners and a television ghost hunter
Plot: It’s fall in Dixie and Liv’s schedule is as scary as a gruesome Halloween costume. She’s helping to plan a businesswomen’s retreat, a charity fundraiser, and an elaborate engagement party, not to mention urging her husband to continue working on their crumbling Victorian and managing the spoiled and meddlesome Morgan Robison. Morgan is the daughter of the town’s bank and she’s used to getting her way. But she was able to get a celebrity psychic – Morgan’s former college roommate – to speak at the women’s retreat, so Liv is trying to cut Morgan some slack. At the retreat, Morgan’s celebrity guest, Lucinda, leads the ladies to a nearby cemetery so they can witness her channel the dead. When a member of the group wanders away, the women scatter to search for her, ending up back at the lodge where they are staying – and stumbling over Morgan’s body, her face morphed into a gruesome death smile. Liv is determined not to get involved with the investigation, but feels pulled into the murder mystery more and more.
Wild Card: I really enjoy the sassy, spunky spirit in Liv and the story she narrates. Plus, as someone who does a bit of event planning, I like the details about the parties and fundraisers she plans.
Hit, Miss, or Draw: Hit
About the Book
Between a riverboat gambler-theme engagement party and a murder mystery dinner for charity, Dixie, Tennessee, party planner Liv McKay is far too frenzied to feel festive. Add to the mix her duties at the annual businesswomen’s retreat and the antics of a celebrity ghost-hunting diva, and Liv’s schedule is turning out to be the scariest thing about this Halloween—especially when the ladies stumble across a dead body in a cemetery…
Morgan Robison was a party girl with a penchant for married men and stirring up a cauldron of drama. Any number of scorned wives or frightened philanderers could be behind her death. As Liv and her best friend, Di, set out to dig up the truth, they’ll face the unexpected and find their efforts hampered by a killer with one seriously haunting vendetta…
Books in the Liv & Di in Dixie Mystery Series
About the Author
Vickie Fee is the author of the Liv and Di in Dixie mystery series, published by Kensington. The first entry, Death Crashes the Party, releases December 29, 2015. Vickie grew up in Memphis on a steady diet of Nancy Drew, daydreams and sweet tea. She now lives in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with her husband. If she cranes her neck slightly, she can see Lake Superior from her office/guest room, where she is hard at work on her next novel.