One Fete in the Grave by Vickie Fee
(Liv and Di in Dixie #3)
"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 .
. ." --from the publisher
I've really enjoyed this trilogy. They are solid cozy mysteries, and remind me of the six years I lived in Kentucky and Alabama. The author is a casual friend of mine who is a true southerner and is as down-to-earth as they come. I think those traits give her writing authenticity.