The Key Lime Crime: A Key West Food Critic Mystery

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Hayley Snow has a lot to juggle as post-Christmas chaos descends on Key West, Florida, when her job forces her to enter a pie baking contest. David Sloan is a wealthy connoisseur of key lime pie and now everyone has key lime on the brain as they set out to win the Key Lime Key to the City. Hayley is newly married to Detective Nathan Bransford and her biggest concerns have involved getting their houseboat livable. That is, until Nathan’s mother, who didn’t come to their wedding, announces a visit and insists on tagging along with Hayley. A sightseeing venture turns sour when they find a body and her mother-in-law is the one to drag Hayley into solving the case.

This is a highly entertaining read about a delightful trio of women as Hayley has her mother-in-law and Miss Gloria tagging along to help investigate. The story provides plenty of humor, which stems from the dynamics between the three women. Solving a murder creates a unique bonding experience as they sleuth their way through sightseeing and forming a bond between daughter- and mother-in-law. As she searches for a connection with Helen, she uncovers a secret about Nathan’s family that will hit home and create emotional trouble. Lucy Burdette has a genuine talent for breathing life into the Key West setting that brings you into the craziness, liveliness, and colorful world that the island offers. This is as true as ever through the various places that Hayley takes Helen to visit, which weaves in the culture of the island and her various friends.

The Key West Food Critic Mystery series gets better with each new installment, and The Key Lime Crime is dazzling, fun, and entertaining. It will have you craving key lime pie by the end!

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Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 312 pages
Publish Date 2020-08-11
ISBN 9781643853086 Buy this Book
Issue October 2020
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller


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