When a killer strikes just before flan time, beloved food critic Hayley Snow is forced to sniff out the killer before someone else bites the dust.
Hayley Snow, fiery food critic for Key Zest magazine, has just landed a ticket to one of the most prestigious events in Key West: a high-brow three-day conference at the Harry Truman Little White House. Even though she’ll be working the event helping her mother’s fledgling catering business, there’s plenty of spicy gossip to go around. But just before her mother’s decadent flan is put to the test, Key West’s most prized possession, Hemingway’s Nobel prize gold medal for The Old Man and the Sea, is discovered stolen from its case.
Unsavory suspicions point to Gabriel, a family friend and one of the new busboys working the event, who mysteriously goes missing moments later. Anxious to clear his name, Gabriel’s family enlists Hayley to help find him, but right as they begin their search, his body is found stabbed to death in the storeroom.
Hayley has no shortage of suspects to interrogate and very little time before the killer adds another victim to the menu in national bestselling author Lucy Burdette’s delectable eighth Key West Food Critic mystery, Death on the Menu. (Summary via Goodreads)
I loved Death on the Menu by Lucy Burdette ! This is the first book in this series that I have read but that didn't matter. I was instantly at home, or should I say boat, with Hayley, Miss Gloria and everyone else in Key West.
Death on the Menu is the eighth book in the Key West Food Critic Mystery series by Lucy Burdette but if you haven't read any of the previous books, that does not matter. you will not be lost in the story at all.
I just loved that fact the Hayley lives on a houseboat with Miss Gloria and 2 cats. Even though Miss Gloria is quite a bit older than Hayley, it doesn't stop her from grabbing her helmet and hoping on the back of Hayley's scooter and racing around town with her. And Hayley is a food critic....how fun would that be !! She gets to go around town eating at all the great restaurants and then write about them for a local magazine. And if all that doesn't make you love the series....how about Hayley's boyfriend being a detective on the police force ?
Of course even though her boyfriend is a detective that doesn't stop Hayley from going into investigative mode when someone gets stabbed at a dinner party her mother is catering. And when it ends up being the son of one one of her mother's loyal employees, that just makes Hayley want to dig even deeper into the scene.....
There is never a dull moment when reading Death on the Menu. It was extremely fun to read and reading about all the Cuban food make me hungry and long for a cuban mix sandwich. I highly recommend reading it.....
Review by Missi S.