A Deadly Feast (Key West Food Critic Mystery #9)

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Lucy Burdette is the author of the Key West food critic mysteries. As Roberta Isleib, she has also written the golf lovers mystery series and the advice column mysteries. Her books and stories have been nominated for Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity awards.

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  • A Deadly Feast (Key West Food Critic Mystery #9)
  • Lucy Burdette
  • 10 March 2019

10 thoughts on “A Deadly Feast (Key West Food Critic Mystery #9)

  1. says:

    It’s nearly Thanksgiving in Key West and for food critic Hayley Snow, that can only mean one thing—lobster macaroni, key lime pie, and murder! We find Hayley preparing for not only Thanksgiving, but for her wedding to fiancé Nathan Bransford, when a dead body threatens to put a stop to the whole thing. With yummy food descriptions, vibrant settings, and a great cast of characters, the latest installment in the Key West Food Critic mysteries is a fun mystery!

    About the Book

    Hayley Snow is a bit frantic, but she is doing her best to take it in stride. Her wedding is only days away (not to mention, so is Thanksgiving), and her father, stepmother, and stepbrother are arriving soon. In addition to the expected tension between her father and her mother’s beau, Hayley also finds herself without a contractor to fix the houseboat she and Nathan were set to move into following their wedding.

    But all of those worries may become obsolete when a seafood tasting tour she is covering for her job as a food critic for Key Zest magazine ends up with a death. Even worst, her friend Analise’s business running the seafood tasting may go under. As Hayley puts wedding planning partly on hold to look into the murder, her fiancé Nathan is tied up on a dangerous and mysterious case of his own.

    Will Hayley and Nathan be able to come together in time for their wedding? Will Hayley be able to discover who was responsible for murder? Time is ticking and Hayley has a LOT on her plate—pun intended!

    Reflection

    This was my first book from the Key West Food Critic mysteries, and I can see why they are so beloved! Hayley is a really great protagonist—she has strong instincts and a big heart, though she certainly is a bit impulsive and prone to worrying, relative to her fiancé Nathan! It was interesting because Nathan was sort of absent working on his own case. When we saw them together, it was nice to hear about them working out the challenges of being married to a police detective. I’d imagine the spouses and loved ones of police detectives have quite a hard time not getting worried when their loved one can’t call in.

    I did think that this one got a bit too focused on the details of Hayley’s life (which, in fairness, were interesting and she was QUITE busy at the time of this mystery), and it took awhile for the mystery to really pick up. Even after it picked up, we were more focused on finding out what Nathan’s case was than on following leads Hayley was pursuing.

    This balance is always the key to how a cozy mystery is read. I think long-time fans of the series probably didn’t mind the mystery being secondary. But for me, I wanted a bit more of the mystery to be front and center. Hayley seemed a bit reluctant to investigate it, which though I just met her did feel a bit out of character! I definitely want to revisit a few of the earlier books. I wonder if Hayley wasn’t as invested in this case because of how much was going on in her life, or because she wasn’t as close to the murder (not someone she knew nor that she discovered)?

    Regardless, though the mystery didn’t pick up until the end of the book, it was so entertaining when it did hit! Plus we got a sweet ending to the book and some fantastic recipes (hello, lobster macaroni and cheese) that made my mouth water just reading about!

    All in all this was a fun virtual getaway to Key West, and I loved the vivid descriptions of the scenery, food, and characters! I’ll definitely try another from this series.

    Thank you to Crooked Lane Books for my copy. Opinions are my own.

  2. says:

    Dollycas’s Thoughts

    It’s almost Thanksgiving and food critic Hayley Snow already has plenty on her plate.

    Her wedding to Detective Nathan Bransford is just a few days away.
    Her father, stepmother, and stepbrother will be arriving in Key West soon for the festivities including Thanksgiving dinner at her mother’s.
    She needs to find a place for her and her groom to live because the contractor they hired to renovate Nathan’s houseboat keeps flaking on them.
    She is taking part in a seafood tasting tour to write an article for Key Zest Magazine.
    Her groom is working on some top secret case and is missing all the pre-wedding festivities which has her very worried.
    Plus, the murder she now has to solve. Yes, at that seafood tasting tour, one of the other participants died right in front of everyone. At least, this puts her article on hold.
    A normal bride would be all wrapped up in wedding plans the week before her wedding, but Hayley Snow is not a normal bride. She takes on so much I was exhausted just reading about everything she was doing. Oh! to have her energy!

    I love Hayley Snow. She is a great protagonist. She is smart and has great instincts and her investigating talents have grown so much since the first book. The one thing she can’t do is say “No” to anyone. This time a chef asked for her help but truthfully she would have investigated anyway, even after Nathan asks her to leave it to the police. In full disclosure, Nathan’s plate was as full as Hayley’s but the case he was working totally took over. Miss Gloria never fails to bring the comedy to almost any situation. She is a real treat. Almost all my other favorite characters returned in this story too. One was out of town and some just have small cameo appearances but it was nice to see them. I was also happy to see Hayley’s whole family together to support her.

    The book was very entertaining. All the daily drama leading up to the real main event captivated me from the start. Because of that, the mystery portion of the story got a little lost for me. I was wrapped up in all the other chaos in Hayley’s normal life until things really started to come together in a very exciting way near the end. There was definitely some edge of the seat moments. Then the ending was positively heartwarming.

    Again, this author brings on my cravings with all the delectable food. Lobster Macaroni and Cheese, Mojito Cookies, Strawberries and Lime Sponge Cake Trifle, and some unique twists on the usual Thanksgiving fare. Yes, the recipes are at the back of the book. Perfect to make your own holiday feast.

    I have enjoyed each and every visit to Key West. These are some of my favorite cozy characters and a literary vacation to Key West is always fun, no matter what time of year.

    Fans of this series will be delighted by this book. New readers will enjoy it even more if they start the series from the beginning.

  3. says:

    Lucy Burdette’s A Deadly Feast is an entertaining cozy read with a great heroine, an interesting mystery and a vivid setting. But, I wish some characters and subplots were trimmed because the book is crowded. Furthermore, I wish that the mystery plot was more suspenseful and better developed. This book is the ninth instalment in the Key West Food Critic mystery series. I don’t recommend this as a standalone because certain things may confuse new readers.

    Food critic Hayley Snow’s plate is overflowing this Thanksgiving. She’s about to marry her detective fiancé, Nathan. She’s also balancing family drama, houseboat repairs, and work assignments. While Hayley is attending a friend’s seafood tasting tour, she witnesses the sudden death of a woman. Although Hayley wants to stay away from sleuthing, she’s soon trying to find a killer. Could it be the woman’s shady husband? Is secretive chef Martha’s key lime pie to blame? Meanwhile, Nathan is busy with a secret assignment, giving Hayley more to worry about. Will Hayley catch a killer and make it down the aisle?

    While the book is fast-paced and held my attention, I wish Burdette spent more time fleshing out the mystery and creating tension. I wish Hayley had done more investigating. I do like how certain things eventually tie together. However, the mystery sometimes felt like an afterthought. There is little tension until the bitter end. Furthermore, some of the subplots like Miss Gloria’s friendship with her prison buddy could have been trimmed. But, I like the inclusion of the Me Too movement into the plot.

    I adore the lovingly detailed descriptions of Key West. I really feel like I’m there with every delicious dish and depiction of places and people. I also love the sweet feeling of friendship and family throughout the book which makes it a perfect holiday read.

    Hayley is a great protagonist. She is smart, kind, and relatable. The other characters are well-crafted and interesting. However, there are too many characters and some of them act implausibly. Although I’m not a fan of Hayley’s relationship with broody detective Nathan, I actually did not mind them here because Nathan was slightly less patronizing and controlling than usual.

    A Deadly Feast is a quick and entertaining cozy in a fantastically written setting. With all the delicious dishes and sweet interactions between the characters, this book is great for holiday reading. I love that the book includes some mouth-watering recipes. Although I wish the mystery was more developed and that some characters and subplots were trimmed, this is an easy and light read that’ll have you booking a trip to Key West or baking your own version of Hayley’s scrumptious pumpkin pie!

    Thank you to NetGalley and Crooked Lane Books for this book in exchange for an honest review.

  4. says:

    A Deadly Feast by Lucy Burdette is a delightful trip to the Keys with a chance to wander around some of the streets of Key West which is only one mile wide and six miles long. There were just enough references to local landmarks and streets to spark the memory of anyone who has ever lived or spent some time there, without being overwhelming or feeling like a travelog.
    The characters of this series, including Haley, a food reporter and the central protagonist for the series, her police officer fiance, Nathan, her roomate, Miss Gloria and several others including parents and friends, are well written with enough information to help them develop as individuals in the reader’s mind. An added bonus are the recipes at the back of the book, several of which look enticing and may wind up in a “to be tried” recipe box belonging to more than one reader.
    This is the sixth in Ms. Burdette’s Key West Food Critic mysteries and my first of the series. Haley is on a food tour for an article she is writing when one of their group drops dead at the last stop. While the story is self-contained within this book, there are hints that Haley has solved mysteries prior to this one, sometimes to the chagrin of Nathan. While she talks about staying out of this one, she keeps agreeing to check into things for one or more of her friends, all while getting ready for her wedding which is supposed to happen at the end of the week.
    While Haley is drawn to question what happened to her tour companion, she is also concerned that she may make Nathan unhappy in that he has asked her to let him handle murder and other crimes in his official capacity. Haley tries to walk a fine line between discovering what happened and whether or not it was someone seeking revenge on a local chef and staying true to her promise to Nathan. To complicate matters, Nathan is on an undercover assignment that has him disappearing for most nights with little information regarding his activities. Haley is even more frustrated when she sees his rented SUV parked outside a local strip club. Is he on assignment there or is he engaged in his last hurrah before marrying. There is little emphasis on Haley’s questioning of Nathan’s activities as to why a strip club and, as such, little tension arises from this storyline. Things do get heated when Nathan disappears on Thanksgiving Day, the day before their wedding.
    The solution to this mystery comes about more from Haley simply driving around the island than any real detective work the reader sees getting done. Some of Nathan’s activities are central to solving this case and since the reader doesn’t have the chance to get this information until the explanation of who, what, and why, there is little opportunity to solve this puzzle just by picking up clues and avoiding red herrings. It was not difficult to know who the murderer was, even without this information.
    This would be a great beach or airplane read, allowing the reader to escape to a tropical island without having to spend a great deal of time concentrating on clues and suspects. It is an easy book to put down and pick up as the reader’s schedule dictates. While it isn’t necessary to read the books in order to follow the action in this one, there are relationships and characters who seem to have been more fully developed in earlier novels within the series. As such, the reader might enjoy reading the books in order so they can watch these developments as they occur.
    My thanks to NetGalley and Crooked Lane Books for providing and advanced digital read copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.

  5. says:

    I received this book via Netgalley in return for an honest review. I really enjoyed the story and the characters relationships were really well developed. There was humor in the right places, and I loved the description of the Keys in Florida as I have never been there. Really fun book.

  6. says:

    In this ninth outing in Key West, it is almost Thanksgiving and Hayley is also getting married to her Detective fiancé, Nathan. As usual, Hayley is super busy with her articles for Key Zest magazine, getting ready for her wedding, houseboat repairs and renovations, family drama and now a frantic phone call from her friend who needs help after someone dies during her seafood tasting tour. Annalise cannot afford to have her business shut down, and Hayley can't ignore her friend. There are many suspects that Hayley needs to investigate. With Nathan busy with a top-secret assignment, Hayley and Nathan just might not make it to the altar.

    The environment of Key West and Hayley's busy life take a large portion of the story, but the mystery is interesting. There are plenty of red herrings yet I did figure out the culprit, although it was near the end. Hayley is a reluctant sleuth, yet has a hard time turning down family and friends when they ask for help. She tries to walk a fine line between discovering what happened and staying true to her promise to Nathan not to investigate any more crimes. Hayley is a great protagonist. She is smart, kind, and relatable. The other characters are well-written and interesting. Her police officer fiancé, Nathan is more likeable in this book as he is not as controlling with Hayley. Their relationship is moving forward in a positive way, very similar to the ups and downs of real life. I love Hayley's roommate, Miss Gloria. She is sweet, yet can be spunky when she needs to be. Overall the characters are written with enough information to help them develop as individuals in the reader’s mind. The setting of this series is wonderful and one of the things that attracts me to this series. I love the detailed descriptions of Key West. There were just enough references to local landmarks and streets to draw in the armchair traveler without being overwhelming or feeling like a travelogue. The delicious food leaves my mouth watering and the recipes included are a nice bonus.

    Overall, A Deadly Feast is a quick and entertaining cozy in a wonderful setting. The mystery will draw the reader in, yet it is melded nicely with the life of Hayley and her family and friends. This story will have you booking a trip to Key West, or not, depending on if you are worried about the amount of murders that Hayley has solved along the way. If you enjoy a culinary cozy, with some great recipes, then pick this one up, you will enjoy it. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book upon request. The rating, ideas and opinions shared are my own.

  7. says:

    In this next book of the series Hayley has one more story to write before it's time to spend Thanksgiving with her family. She is looking forward to the time with her family and her fiancee but when a phone call interrupts her plans she knows that she must help out a friend and put everything else on the back burner. Things aren't looking good for Analise, someone died while attending her tasting and the cops are ready to shut everything down. Hayley already has so many things going on, a wedding to get ready for, the holidays not to mention her family. With so much taking up her time she worries that she won't be able to help out her friend. What's a girl to do? Hayley knows that she must find the answers and soon so that she can get everything back on track. Follow along as Hayley delves into this mystery and starts her search for a killer. Will she be able to figure out who the murderer is before the holiday is over and her wedding day has passed or will things remain unsolved? This was a fun cozy mystery read filled with great characters, a mystery to keep you guessing, and food that will leave you hungry in the end.

  8. says:

    Hayley Snow’s wedding is just a few days away, and her list of things to do is long, as you’d expect. She’s got family coming in from out of town, Thanksgiving the day before, and contractors to get working on the houseboat she wants to move into soon after she gets married. So the last thing she needs to do is find herself embroiled in a mystery. But when a woman on a seafood tour Hayley is covering for work drops dead, Hayley is asked by the friend who owns the company to find out what happened. Can Hayley squeeze that into her busy week?

    As you can see, there is plenty happening here, and I found the pages turning quickly. Unfortunately, I felt the mystery suffered as a result. It was often buried in everything else going on, and the resolution was rushed as a result. But I do love these characters, and getting to spend time with them is wonderful as always. I enjoyed getting to see a different side of a couple and have others return. Thanks to these books, I’ve fallen in love with Key West, so it was fantastic to get to visit again. It was a much-needed mini vacation. There are nine new recipes for us to try; personally, I’m most intrigued by the pumpkin pie recipe. While newcomers to the series won’t be as charmed with this outing, longtime fans will be happy to visit Hayley again here.

    NOTE: I received a copy of this book.

    Read my full review at Carstairs Considers.

  9. says:

    I love this series and this addition was fun to read.
    Haley is a fun character who always brings a smile to my face.
    A Deadly Feast is a fast paced story that will leave the reader guessing until the end.

    I volunteered to read and review an ARC of this book provided by the publisher and NetGalley.

  10. says:

    The long-awaited wedding of Nathan and Hayley has a pretty exciting few days prior to it. Hayley was worried sick about Nathan who was on a secret sting operation along with most of the police force in town. A woman on a foodie tour she'd attended ended up dying from a stroke, and a local chef named Martha was hiding a huge secret and feeling guilty as well. Hayley had to rely on her intuition once again, and this time it was for something even more important. Topping all of that off was the fact that their houseboat contractor had basically bailed on them, and now Hayley and Nathan wouldn't be able to move in until it was finished once she found another contractor.

    These characters are like old friends to me now even though I've not read most of the beginning books--I'm still intending to do that though. Probably my favorite characters aside from Nathan and Hayley themselves would be Miss Gloria (what a hoot! I want to be like her when I'm 80!) and Steve, Nathan's fellow officer who is also an ordained minister. He always seems to have just the right thing to say to make the situation better. There are some awesome-sounding recipes at the end of the book, lots of them! Of course, I'm always partial to how the desserts sound!

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