Tuesday, December 11, 2012
An Appetite For Murder by Lucy Burdette
An Appetite for Murder
It's freezing cold outside and when the weather is soooo rotten it is the perfect time for a cozy mystery. My choice for this week was An Appetite for Murder by Lucy Burdette. This is the first book in the Key West Food Critic Mystery series and it's a truly fab book for the first in a series.
We start with our main character Hayley Snow as she is trying to get a job as a food critic for Key Zest magazine, the new Key West style magazine. Hayley adores food and talking about it so it would be her ideal job. There is one snag to all her dreams coming true and that is her ex boyfriend's current girlfriend Kristen Faulkner is co-owner of the magazine...
If things were not hard enough Kristen is murdered and a stunned Hayley has some questions to answer down at the police station. Hayley then begins to do some investigating of her own to find out who exactly hated Kristen enough to make sure she would never be eating another tasty morsel again.There are lots of great characters in this book , I was particularly fond of little old Miss Gloria, she is a great character that I hope we are going to see a lot more of in the future.
At the beginning of each chapter there is a quote/ item of interest from the likes of Miss Piggy,Mark Twain and my particular favourite one was about Irish law and a mouse..truly entertaining !!
This was a real fun cozy mystery with great characters in a lovely setting in Key West with mouthwatering descriptions of food with some added extras of cake,cookie and eggplant recipes at the back of the book plus an excerpt from the next book in this series. This is def a book to check out if you enjoy cozy mysteries, red-herrings and whodunnits..A great read :0)
Link to Lucy's website below where you can find out about all her books.
You can find Lucy here:http://lucyburdette.com/