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Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway for The Key Lime Crime by Lucy Burdette

The Key Lime Crime: 

A Key West Food Critic Mystery  

by Lucy Burdette

About The Key Lime Crime

Cozy Mystery 10th in Series  
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books (August 11, 2020) 
 Hardcover: 320 pages 
ISBN-10: 1643853082 
 ISBN-13: 978-1643853086 
 ASIN: B07Z2TR2Z2 
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?
*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for. 

A fantastic addition to a wonderful series! Hayley is newly married still trying to work out the logistics for living together. With the holidays coming it just gets more stressful. then the town decides to host a pie making contest focused just on Key Lime pie. Things get interesting from the get go when one contestant is disqualified so she shoves a pie in the hosts face. Then hubby announces his mom is coming for a surprise visit the very next day and she had never met Hayley. Add the murder of the disqualified lady and things really get interesting if not somewhat stressful. Talk about a first impression. Then the MIL insists on investigating leading to a surprise twist of an ending. A well written cozy full of food (especially let lime is of course) that will leave you drooling while keeping up with all the little clues and twists. A pleasant read for fans of the genre. I really liked it so I give it 4/5 stars.

About Lucy Burdette

 Clinical psychologist Lucy Burdette (aka Roberta Isleib) has published 16 mysteries, including the latest in the Key West food critic series, DEATH ON THE MENU (Crooked Lane Books, August 2018.) Her books and stories have been short-listed for Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity awards. She’s a member of Mystery Writers of America and a past president of Sisters in Crime. She blogs at Jungle Red Writersand shares her love for food with the culinary writers at Mystery Lovers Kitchen She lives in Madison CT and Key West FL. Read more at  

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