food critic Hayley Snow is almost ready for Thanksgiving with
her family and her wedding to Nathan Bransford shortly thereafter.
Hayley’s friend, Analise Smith,
is deeply distressed when she calls Hayley to beg for help.
Analise runs a seafood tasting tour, and one of the guests
has collapsed and died. If the police stop the tour, Analise
will lose her business and, given Hayley’s success rate
of solving crimes in the past, Haley is the only one she can
turn to for help.
I’ve gone back and forth in my
opinion of this series over the years. This is one of the
better books, and I do see character maturation and a closely
crafted plot. If you have read others in the series, you’ll
want to read this one; but if you haven’t I’d
suggest that you backtrack and read at least some of the earlier
books. That continuity will help you understand relationships
and why people react as they do.
The book includes several pages of
recipes that sound delicious. I was particularly taken with
the butternut squash with leeks and fried sage as a no-meat
main dish. Vegetarians will, however, want to adjust it. The
ingredients list includes chicken broth which is a no-no for
a true vegetarian.
of other titles in this series
in Four Courses
on the Menu
Reviewers Notes: Author also writes
as Roberta Isleib