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.
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!
for Murder #1
in Four Courses #2
with Ganache #4
with all the Trimmings #5
Notes: The author also writes as Roberta Isleib