A Deadly Feast: A Key West Food Critic Mystery (Hardcover)
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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.
About the Author
Clinical psychologist Lucy Burdette has published 15 mysteries, including the latest in the Key West food critic mysteries. Her books and stories have been shortlisted for Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity awards. She’s a member of Mystery Writers of America and a past president of Sisters in Crime. She lives in Madison, CT and Key West, FL.
Praise for A Deadly Feast:
"Hayley and Nathan make an appealing pair, and the food descriptions and Key West atmosphere are equally enticing—a sure bet to draw readers of foodie mysteries."
"A delectable morsel."
—Map Yours Mystery
"Another fun Key West mystery with a great character in Haley Snow. The location is great and all the food talk will make you hungry (just a warning!)."
—Red Carpet Crash
"A closely crafted plot. If you have read others in the series, you’ll want to read this one."
"The Key West Food Critic series is one of the best culinary cozy mystery series out there, and Lucy Burdette hits it out of the park with A Deadly Feast!"
"Filled with lighthearted humor and quirky characters…[a] fun whodunit."
Praise for Death on the Menu:
"Burdette’s loving descriptions of food and the appended recipes are an added fillip for readers who enjoy some history and romance with their mysteries."
"Fascinating details about the Truman Little White House, Cuban American history and relations, Cuban food, and Hemingway’s years in Key West are woven through this atmospheric cozy."
"There’s a lot to love about this series—deft plotting, likeable characters, and an ending that always satisfies. But one of the things I love the best is how the author transports her readers to Key West with every page, describing real landmarks and restaurants with such realism that I feel I’m actually there. Magical and delicious fun!"
"Food critic Haley Snow is back in the eighth installment of the series, and I am deeply, hopelessly in love with Death on the Menu, as I have been with every book in this series…Having been to Key West multiple times, I can assure you that you are walking the streets and meeting the people and eating the food with an authenticity second to none."
—The Reading Room
"Tightly plotted, with plenty of island-style red herrings and mouth-watering food-prep descriptions, Death on the Menu is also full of friends helping friends, and the sweetness of love."
"Hayley Snow is one of my favorite amateur sleuths…This was a fabulous peril in paradise read that I simply could not put down."
—Jenn McKinlay, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Cupcake Bakery mysteries
"In her latest Key West Food Critic Mystery, Death on the Menu, Lucy Burdette skillfully balances a well-crafted plot with a vivid portrayal of Key West."
—Sheila Connolly, New York Times bestselling author of Many a Twist
"I love this series! [Lucy Burdette has] revitalized my love of cozy mysteries."
—#1 New York Times bestselling author Laurell K. Hamilton
"A travel guide woven through a page-turner of a mystery, Death on the Menu is a love letter to Key West."
—Barbara Ross, author of the Maine Clambake mysteries