I hope you are all off to a lovely start to your week. I've just fisihed the latest part in one of favorite cozy series, Killer Takeout (Key West Food Critic Mystery #7) by Lucy Burdette. This part was fabulous, and as always, reflects why Lucy Burdette is a national best seller.
From the back of the book:
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.
First, let's talk setting! I mean Key West, you know I am a Florida girl living in rural Kansas, so any trip to the beach is welcome. The rich description makes me long for a vacation. This part takes place during a festival with a zombie bike run; that is so up my alley and added to my enjoyment. The meals, like usual, sounded divine and made me hungry!
It was nice to get to visit all of the characters I love. Hayley is my favorite and I always enjoy reading about her and her friends. The clues to figure out the mystery were all there and I was able to figure it out at just the right point. Make sure after you devour the story, you head to the back of the book for recipes... delicious recipes.
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