Hayley Snow's getting married, she has one more assignment to turn in
for Key Zest magazine and a family Thanksgiving to get through before
her big day.
While working on her assignment, a woman mysteriously collapses
while on Hayley's food tour. The woman's rushed to the hospital, where
she later dies. Against her better judgment, Hayley gets sucked into
looking into her death. She promises Nathan she will be safe, so she
doesn't hesitate to tell him she's looking into the death.
Nathan's investigating an important case that leaves him working
nights. As a result, he and Hayley aren't able to spend much time
together. She worries about him, but she's learning that being his wife
means not always knowing what he's working on.
With the investigation, Thanksgiving prep, her article to write, and
preparing for the wedding, Hayley's starting to feel the pressure.
In tA DEADLY FEAST, the ninth Key West Food Critic Mystery,
Hayley Snow gets things done while eating great food (as usual, food
recipes accompany the novel), writing up an article, and solving a
mystery. Hayley's surrounded in this cozy series by family and friends.
With Hayley's wedding and Thanksgiving, family time adds a little
drama to the story. This cozy novel tackles heavier real-world issues by
the additions of the #MeToo movement and the discussion between
Hayley and Miss Gloria about prisoners and the problems with
incarceration in this country.
The sweet potatoes
and stuffing will have to wait when Hayley picks up a
distraught phone call from her friend, Analise Smith. On the
last stop of a seafood tasting tour run by Analise, one of
the customers collapsedâ€”dead. With the police on the verge
of shutting down the tourâ€”and ruining Analise's
businessâ€”Hayley can hardly refuse her friend's entreaties
As if wedding jitters and family
strife weren't enough for Hayley to worry about, there's
crusty pastry chef Martha Hubbard, whose key lime pie may
have been the murder weaponâ€”but did she poison her own pie
or was she framed? As the hours to Turkey Day tick away, the
pressure cooker is on for Hayley to serve up the culprit on
a silver platter in A Deadly Feast, national
bestselling author Lucy Burdette's taste-tempting ninth Key
West Food Critic mystery.