Charleston Conundrum: A Liz Adams Mystery by Stacy Wilder

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.

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Liz’s King Ranch Chicken


1 can cream of mushroom soup                      8 oz. (2 cups) cheddar cheese

1 can cream of chicken soup                          1 package corn tortillas

1 can Rotel tomatoes                                      1white onion diced

1 cup chicken stock                                        1 green bell pepper diced

rotisserie chicken                                            1 Tsp ancho chili powder

9x12 baking dish                                             ½ tsp garlic salt

Pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Place corn tortillas in a bowl and cover with chicken stock. Soak until soft.

Shred chicken. Fine dice onion and bell pepper. Combine soup and cheese in a separate bowl. Use half of the tortillas to cover the bottom of the baking dish. Layer half of the chicken on top followed by half of the onion and green pepper. Follow with half of the cheese/soup mixture.  Season. Repeat. Pour can of Rotel on top.

Bake for thirty minutes.


About the Author

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.

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  1. Thank you for featuring Charleston Conundrum. The King Ranch Chicken was a big hit at my launch party.

    1. You're welcome. I love King Ranch casserole. :) Best of luck with your book

  2. The book sounds very good and so does the recipe

  3. The King Ranch recipe is better if you make it and then let it sit in the fridge for at least two hours. Overnight is even better. Enjoy : )

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