A Deadly Feast A Key West Food Critic Mystery by Lucy Burdette
Pub Date 17 May 2019 Crooked Lane Books Mystery & Thrillers
National bestselling author Lucy Burdette’s intrepid food critic Hayley Snow must sniff out a killer in the ninth Key West Food Critic mystery.
Key West food critic Hayley Snow scents-es something fishy when a customer falls stone-crab cold dead on a seafood tasting tour.
Thanksgiving is nearly here, and Key West food critic Hayley Snow has just one more assignment to put to bed forKey Zest magazine before she gets to celebrate with her family and her police officer fiancÃ©, Nathan Bransford. Then, just days later, wedding bells will ring—if death doesn’t toll first.
The sweet potatoes and stuffing will have to wait when Hayley picks up a distraught phone call from her friend, Analise Smith. On the last stop of a seafood tasting tour run by Analise, one of the customers collapsed—dead. With the police on the verge of shutting down the tour—and ruining Analise’s business—Hayley can hardly refuse her friend’s entreaties to investigate.
As if wedding jitters and family strife weren’t enough for Hayley to worry about, there’s crusty pastry chef Martha Hubbard, whose key lime pie may have been the murder weapon—but did she poison her own pie or was she framed? As the hours to Turkey Day tick away, the pressure cooker is on for Hayley to serve up the culprit on a silver platter inA Deadly Feast, national bestselling author Lucy Burdette’s taste-tempting ninth Key West Food Critic mystery.
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This cozy mystery is entertaining and fun to read. The storyline is about food critic Hayley Snow preparing for her wedding and Thanksgiving at the same time in Key West, Florida. For someone who has traveled to Key West, I can attest to the fact that the scenery was on point. The characters were also well developed and easy to follow.
In the story Hayley thinks the seafood tasting tour she is covering for Zest Magazine is going to be a breeze, but of course mayhem ensues. At the end of the tour a couple is chatting away when the wife becomes ill and they have to call an ambulance. Matters get worse when she dies and it looks like it’s foul play.
Annalise, Hayley’s friend desperate to save her tasting tour asks her to look into what really happened and if it was indeed foul play or what could have caused this woman to die.
It did take a bit to get going, but overall this is a great cozy read. I especially enjoyed the recipes at the end of the book.
I was provided this book for free in exchange for my honest opinion.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book for anyone who loves a good cozy mystery. 📕👍🏼
I GIVE IT A 5 STAR: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️