This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.
Summary from Goodreads:
From the national bestselling author of Death with All the Trimmings.
It’s Fantasy Fest at Key West, and food critic Hayley Snow is ready to celebrate. But a killer seems intent on crashing the party. . .
Every year, Key West’s weeklong Mardi Gras–style festival has tourists and locals alike lining up for costumed revelry and delicious eats. Key Zest magazine has assigned Hayley to write a piece on the fest’s grab-and-go food, so she’s planning on hitting up the mobile eateries while checking out the party preparations.
Hayley’s office mate, Danielle, recently elected Queen of Fantasy Fest, is also buzzing between festivities and fundraisers. But when a former royal rival gets taken out, Hayley needs to put down her party hat and her pen and figure out who served up a side of murder—before Danielle gets crowned a killer. . .
Traveling With T’s Thoughts:
If you know me, you know I LOVE Hayley Snow. I love her for many reasons, but my Goodreads review speaks to some good reasons of loving Hayley.
I always want to visit Key West after I read a book by Lucy Burdette. Her descriptions are priceless.
But what I really enjoy about Lucy’s style and her Key West mysteries is that she still writes mysteries. Let me explain. In a cozy mystery, there are things that I know- the focus is on the characters, the actual mystery is not super gory, and if it were a movie- it would be between PG and PG-13 rated. These are things I love about cozy mysteries. I love to welcome old friends back in for a yearly visit, etc. I don’t even mind when they include recipes (sometimes I want to know them, they sound so good!) BUT, I don’t like it when the book becomes recipe-centric, when the mystery is an after-thought- that just annoys me. Lucy Burdette is still keeping it mystery real and I appreciate that!
I had been disappointed about some changes in Hayley’s love life in previous books, but this book sealed the deal (in a good way!) I’m curious to see where Lucy takes Hayley next 🙂
I had a few guesses about the mystery, but mainly just enjoyed Hayley plotting and planning to find the bad guy(s).
- The Cover. Lucy’s covers are always fun. Bright and colorful.
- A blast from the past was a welcome addition to Killer Takeout.
My take: Looking for a cozy mystery? Try Killer Takeout- cute and fun read and if you don’t want to go visit Key West right after reading, well… I just won’t believe that!
*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone. Killer Takeout is an April Futuristic Friday selection.
Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,
T @ Traveling With T