The Legend of the Lowcountry Liar

"The Legend of the Lowcountry Liar
and Other Tales of a Tall Order"

Welcome to South Carolina’s Lowcountry, “the so-called Netherlands of the South,” where good tales grow like sweet-grass and the truth is as tricky as the Devil himself.

Author Brian McCréight recounts thirteen tall tales told to him by his friend Jim Aisle, the Lowcountry Liar, whose homespun Southern yarns weave fact and fiction like the Gullah women make sweet-grass baskets. These tales are for telling aloud; the funny and the fantastic betide true Southern characters in a style as smooth as morning on the Stono River.
Hear from Jim the stories of Brave Bob and his encounter with the ne’er-do-wells at the old mansion; of Lazy Lowcountry Jack and his troubles earning his keep and following his mama’s orders; and learn about the Native American boy way back when whose hungry fishing trip wound up supplying food for all the coastal peoples. Jim even tells his own story: a firsthand account of a foggy morning on Buzzard’s Roost Point, an area strictly off-limits to all but the conjure men and root doctors who work their magic there.


"Delightful classical stories with distinctive Southern Voice! Tall tales,ghost stories, customs, and legends are given new life in the Lowcountry, McCréight's love of the land and its people keeps the stories vibrant. You can hear the shrimp boats a-comin'. You can smell the sweetgrass and moss."
- Ed Stivender, storyteller

"Yarn-spinner extraordinaire Brian McCréight has produced the funniest, most intriguing collection of loopy and amazing Lowcountry tall tales ever!"
- Richard. N. Côté, author and editor-in-chief, Corinthian Books

"Anyone who loves Charleston, or ghost stories, or just good old well-told tales, will love Brian McCréight's book. Jim Aisle is larger than life, a man full to the brim with Lowcountry blarney, but blarney you'll want to hear again and again."
- Brett Lott, author of 'Jewel'
Purchase the book from the following BookStores:
Pineapple Press
Amazon.com
Barnes and Noble.com
and at local Lowcountry Bookstores

"The Legend of the Lowcountry Liar
and Other Tales of a Tall Order"