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Death with all The Trimmings
Key West Food Critic Mystery #5
Lucy Burdette

Obsidian Mystery
December 2, 2014/ ISBN 0451465903
Mystery – cozy / Holiday: Christmas

Reviewed by Cheryl Green


Hayley Snow is looking forward to reviewing the food served at the new restaurant - Bistro on the Bight. Edel Waugh – the chef/owner is bringing her New York style down to the Keys. As the food critic for the online magazine Key Zest – Hayley always knows the hot spots. Little did she know how hot it would get.

A dinner out with her family at Latitudes brings Holly together with an inebriated Edel. Hayley doesn't get to eat but takes the ferry back in order to give Edel a ride to her restaurant. The restaurant is on fire. Things should be ok – the damage is mostly to a separate shed. Then a body is found in the shed and the restaurant is closed until the investigation is over. Hayley will put on her sleuth's cap and try to solve this murder. She had better be careful or she could end up in flames.

Things to ponder: Who is trying to sabotage Edel's restaurant? Will Wally and Hayley ever become a couple? Who switched the olive oil to peanut oil? Who died in the fire at Bistro on the Bight? Will the changes to the Key Zest magazine leave Hayley without a job?

This is a fun series and I enjoy seeing what trouble Hayley gets up to in each book. The story is well plotted and will keep cozy mystery readers guessing whodunit. The author has provided some yummy recipes for you to try. So, if you like your mystery filled with good food, then you should be reading Death with all The Trimmings. My taste buds are already anticipating the next delectable read.

Reviews of other titles in this series

An Appetite for Murder#1
Death In Four Courses #2
Topped Chef #3
Murder with Ganache #4
Death on the Menu #

Reviewed 2015