The Key Lime Crime by Lucy Burdette

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This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

The Key Lime Crime

Summary: National bestselling author Lucy Burdette’s tenth Key West Food Critic mystery is piping hot with pie-enthusiasts and murder suspects.

When a fierce rivalry between key lime pie bakers leads to a pastry chef’s murder, food critic Hayley Snow is fit to be pied.

During the week between Christmas and New Year’s, the year-round population of Key West, Florida, faces a tsunami of tourists and snowbirds. It doesn’t help that outrageously wealthy key lime pie aficionado David Sloan has persuaded the city to host his pie-baking contest. Every pie purveyor on the island is out to win the coveted Key Lime Key to the City and Key Zest food critic Hayley Snow is on the scene to report it.

Meanwhile, Hayley’s home life is turning more tart than sweet. Hayley’s new hubby, police detective Nathan Bransford, announces that her intimidating mother-in-law is bearing down on the island for a surprise visit. Hayley offers to escort Nathan’s crusty mom on the iconic Conch Train Tour of the island’s holiday lights, but it becomes a recipe for disaster when they find a corpse among the glittering palm trees and fantastic flamingos. The victim–Au Citron Vert’s controversial new pastry chef–was a frontrunner in Sloan’s contest.

It’s bad enough that Hayley’s too-curious mother-in-law is cooking up trouble. Now, the murderer is out to take a slice out of Hayley. Can she handle the heat of a killer’s kitchen?

 

Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

Another delightful addition to Lucy Burdette’s series! I love Hayley Snow and she just gets more charming as the series progresses.

 

What I Liked:

The cover. So drool worthy!

The mystery was pretty good. Sometimes a cozy mystery can be a bit too light of a mystery (especially as the series gets long in the tooth) but Lucy keeps things fresh.

Nathan may be growing more on me. 🙂

 

Bottom line: To truly enjoy Hayley, I really think you should start with book 1. But you can read this as a standalone.

 

 

*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*

 

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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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