Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Death On The Menu by Lucy Burdette-Great Escapes Tours-Review

About the book 
When a killer strikes just before flan time, beloved food critic Hayley Snow is forced to sniff out the killer before someone else bites the dust.
Hayley Snow, fiery food critic for Key Zest magazine, has just landed a ticket to one of the most prestigious events in Key West: a high-brow three-day conference at the Harry Truman Little White House. Even though she’ll be working the event helping her mother’s fledgling catering business, there’s plenty of spicy gossip to go around. But just before her mother’s decadent flan is put to the test, Key West’s most prized possession, Hemingway’s Nobel prize gold medal for The Old Man and the Sea, is discovered stolen from its case.
Unsavory suspicions point to Gabriel, a family friend and one of the new busboys working the event, who mysteriously goes missing moments later. Anxious to clear his name, Gabriel’s family enlists Hayley to help find him, but right as they begin their search, his body is found stabbed to death in the storeroom.

Hayley has no shortage of suspects to interrogate and very little time before the killer adds another victim to the menu in national bestselling author Lucy Burdette’s delectable eighth Key West Food Critic mystery, Death on the Menu.
And others are saying 
What a great addition to this wonderful cozy mystery series. . . Just full of Key West history, a mystery, and characters to liven up the book as the investigation goes on in between the plot twists.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews
Death on the Menu contains good writing and engaging characters. Lucy Burdette does a wonderful job at world building.
~The Avid Reader

There is something in the book for any reader. The problems and crimes are definitely not simple to solve.
~Laura’s Interests
And I thought
8th in the series written as a stand alone.  This  was my first 
chance to read this series.  It was easy to get in at #8 even though 
I had not read any of the prior books. 
I was looking forward to reading this one since it was about a 
Food writer and the story revolved around a catering event.  I also 
usually enjoy the Florida locale.  

This one though fell a little flat for me.  Perhaps it was the historical/political aspect of the dealing of the U.S. and Cuba. 

Or perhaps it was the Hemingway references and locale of the historic buildings.  

Death On The Menu just seemed to be slow even though it took place in just a few days.  There didn't seem to be a fast paced ride. 

For me this one was just o.k. 

For you it might be the best so far! Death On The Menu is a Cozy mystery with no language or bedroom scenes.  Check it out and see for yourself.  

I received a complimentary copy.
My review will appear on Net Galley, retails sites and Good Reads.

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