This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.
A Deadly Feast
Summary: 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 for Key Zest magazine before she gets to celebrate with her family and her police officer fiancé, 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 in A Deadly Feast, national bestselling author Lucy Burdette’s taste-tempting ninth Key West Food Critic mystery.
Traveling With T’s Thoughts:
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again- I love Hayley Snow. Her nose for a mystery and the way she describes the food she cooks and eats in Key West- I long to visit Key West after reading a Lucy Burdette book.
What I liked:
The cover. So bright, So fun. And we all know I am a sucker for kittens on covers of books.
The actual mystery. There was a fair bit of plot points that subtracted time from the mystery being featured- but mystery had a good feel.
Hayley getting her happily ever after. Our little food critic is growing up 🙂 Curious to see what will be Hayley’s next adventure.
What I didn’t love:
To me, it seemed like there was a lot of focus on Hayley and Nathan and what the wedding and after would mean. Which, on the surface, was ok. I mean they are getting married and they needed to be thinking about how life would change. But, and maybe I’m just being picky- it seemed that more was focused on how Hayley had to be understanding of Nathan- his ways, his job, etc. And yes, Hayley is a nosy busy-body. Yes, she’ s stuck her nose in some things and gotten in some scrapes. BUT…… I just felt a bit more could have been mentioned about Nathan understanding Hayley. *end rant*
Bottom line: Hayley has evolved so much over the past 9 books- while still remaining true to herself. I enjoyed a lot about A Deadly Feast and I hope that book 10 has Hayley ready for more adventures. Foodies and cozy mystery lovers will enjoy this trip to Key West!!!!
*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*
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T @ Traveling With T