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The Key Lime Crime
Key West Food Critic Mysteries #10
BY Lucy Burdette

Crooked Lane
August 11, 2020/ ISBN 978-1-64385-308-6

Reviewed by Laura Hinds

Key West, Florida teems with tourists during the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. This year, the festivities include a contest to find the best Key Lime Pie professional baker on the island. Hayley Snow, food critic for Key Zest, is covering the big event.

At home, Hayley has far too much going on as well. Her new husband’s mother—Hayley’s new mother-in-law has arrived for a surprise visit. Naturally, wanting to put her best foot forward, Hayley escorts Mrs. Bransford on the Conch Train Tour so she can see the island’s holiday lights.

The ladies see more than lights when they discover the body of Au Citron Vert’s new pastry chef, Claudette Parker. Hayley’s had more than her fair share of dealing with corpses and murders, but she never expected Helen Bransford to want to investigate this murder with her! With octogenarian Miss Gloria onboard as well things get interesting fast!

Overall, this was an enjoyable read. I enjoyed meeting Helen Bransford and found she brings a new depth to the series. It was a fast read and met my criteria for a good cozy.

The holiday setting makes this a good Christmas gift for a friend, or a good book to read when it’s cold outside and still warm in Key West.

You should also check out the previous nine books in the series. While this is a fine standalone read, I think once you read “The Key Lime Crime” you’ll want to read all of the others.

There are also several great recipes at the back of the book!

Appetite for Murder #1
Death in Four Courses #2
Topped Chef #3
Murder with Ganache #4
Death with all the Trimmings #5

Reviewer Notes: The author also writes as Roberta Isleib

Reviewed 2020