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An Appetite For Murder by Lucy Burdette

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Hayley Snow's life always revolved around food. But when she applies to be a food critic for a Key West style magazine, she discovers that her new boss would be Kristen Faulkner-the woman Hayley caught in bed with her boyfriend! Hayley thinks things are as bad as they can get-until the police pull her in as a suspect in Kristen's murder. Kristen was killed by a poisoned key lime pie. Now Hayley must find out who used meringue to murder before she takes all the blame.

Goodreads Summary

In this first book in a new series, Hayley Snow – recently transplanted from New Jersey to Key West – attempts to dine and write her way into a food critic position for a newly formed magazine.  Hayley loves quaint, beautiful Key West too much to regret her impulsive decision to move there to live with her cheating boyfriend.  Unfortunately, the magazine owner that she needs to impress is also her ex’s new girlfriend.  To top off all her “good luck”, she becomes the main suspect in the murder of that same woman.   Hayley decides to investigate the murder in order to clear her name despite the fact that she is now being stalked by the killer.

Hayley's character is certainly likable, the reader will connect with her easily and maintain that relationship throughout the novel.  Her quick thinking and wits keep her and the reader one step ahead of the antagonist.  The secondary characters were interesting to get to know, the reader will appreciate the details added to their characters.  The events were fast-paced and easy to follow.  The ending will be both surprising and satisfying.

The author’s descriptions of life on a houseboat, friendly homeless drifters, beautiful flowers, and food that will have you snacking as you read add to the suspense.  Adults will enjoy this mystery; they may be tempted to try the recipes too.

Four stars

*Reviewed by Colleen*

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  1. Pj Schott said...:

    Can't wait to read this one!!

  1. bn100 said...:

    Haven't heard of this series before