Death In Four Courses by Lucy Burdette is the second book in the “Key West Food Critic” mystery series. Publisher: Obsidian, September 2012
As the new food critic for Key Zest magazine, Hayley Snow went from being a culinary groupie to one of Florida’s cutting-edge tastemakers. But as always, when life serves Haley a dream come true, it comes paired with a most exquisite murder.
The annual Key West literary conference is drawing the biggest names in food writing from all over the country, and Haley is there to catch a few fresh morsels of insider gossip. Superstar restaurant critic Jonah Barrows has already ruffled a few foodie feathers with his recent tell-all memoir, and as keynote speaker, he promises more of the same jaw-dropping honesty.
But when Hayley discovers Jonah’s body in a nearby dipping pool, the cocktail-hour buzz takes a sour turn, and Hayley finds herself at the center of attention—especially with the police. Now it’s up to her to catch the killer before she comes to her own bitter finish.
What a great time I had reading this delightful whodunit with a mystery that had me turning the pages quickly as the story moved forward in this well-written drama. Hayley is a fun character and I love her joyous spirit as she goes about her day critiquing food and seeing justice served on a platter. The appearance of her mother hunting down clues with her is a welcome bonus that I also enjoyed. I can’t wait for the next book in this wonderful series.