Charleston Conundrum


Charleston Conundrum: A Liz Adams Mystery
by Stacy Wilder

About Charleston Conundrum

Charleston Conundrum: A Liz Adams Mystery
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Setting – South Carolina
Wild Hawk Press (January 15, 2022)
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 235 pages
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8985426618
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09QK1CWJY

A Cozy Mystery With a Twist…

Liz Adams never imagined when she moved to Charleston with her truth sniffing Labrador retriever, Duke, that she would use her skills as a private investigator to avoid winding up on Death Row.

Liz’s life is upended when her best friend, Peg, is murdered and she becomes a suspect.Liz’s gun was the murder weapon. Tensions flare between Liz and the cops as she rises to the top of their suspect list.

At the request of Peg’s father, Liz agrees to take on the investigation. Riding a roller coaster of emotions, Liz uncovers many secrets Peg kept from her despite their being best friends. The suspects include a cast of characters: the ex-husband, the boyfriend, a coworker, several neighbors, and family members.

Charleston Conundrum takes the reader from Charleston, South Carolina, to Paris and back in the emotional unraveling of Peg’s life and death to a killer ending.

About Stacy Wilder

Stacy writes mysteries, children’s stories, short stories, and poetry. Her debut novel, Charleston Conundrum, is the first in the Conundrum mystery series.

Stacy’s mission is to deliver a delightful story to readers of all ages while benefiting a larger community. She donates a portion of the proceeds from the sales of her books to causes that support wildlife conservation, and the homeless, both people and pets. A portion of the proceeds from Charleston Conundrum are donated to National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

As well as writing, Stacy is passionate about her faith, family, Labradors, the causes that she supports, the beach, art, and reading books.

She and her husband live in Houston, Texas with a totally spoiled Labrador retriever, Eve.


Q&A With the Author

What did you enjoy most about writing this book?

I loved developing the characters. Writing from Liz’s point of view was fun. Including Duke, a Labrador retriever who is based on the many Labs my husband and I have enjoyed over the years, was also a blast.

Do you have any other books you are working on that you can tell us about?

Currently working on the second book in the series, Carmel Conundrum, set to release in early 2023.

Can you tell us about what you have planned for the future?

Here’s a sneak peek at Carmel…

Join Private Investigator, Liz Adams, and her truth-sniffing Labrador, Duke, in the scenic town of Carmel by the Sea, as they scramble to discover who is stealing identities from Multipoint Protection Services.

Tensions mount as a kidnapping, an escape, and an attempted murder up the stakes. Will Liz and Duke solve the case before the damage is irreparable?

Travel with Liz from Charleston, SC to Carmel, CA, and back to find out.

After Carmel, I have rough outlines for two more books in the series. No telling where the stories will travel after that.

How long have you been writing?

My first major in college was journalism.  I switched to business and embarked on a career in accounting and human resources, leaving writing behind. As I approached age forty, I reached an emotional crisis. The left side of my brain had worked overtime and my right brain was screaming to be heard. I started journaling, writing poetry, and writing children’s stories inspired by our first Labrador retriever, Bear. Some of my poetry and children’s stories can be found on my website Charleston Conundrum was inspired by a trip to Charleston, SC, one of my favorite places in the world.

Anything more you would like to say to your readers and fans?

My mission is to deliver a delightful story to readers of all ages while benefiting a larger community.  I donate a portion of the proceeds from the sales of my books to causes that support wildlife conservation, and the homeless, both people and pets.  For Charleston Conundrum, I donate to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).


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  1. Wow. The emotions of losing one's best friend and them begin accused of her murder are intense! I would love to read this book!

  2. You are a new author for me- after reading the book excerpt I would like to read this book

  3. I always Like a mystery where is an animal in the story-Let's face it they help solve the mystery and it always adds something in the story I like-thanks


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