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A Dish to Die for (A Key West Food Critic Mystery #12) (Hardcover)

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National bestselling author Lucy Burdette returns to Key West for another delectable dish of secrets, intrigue, and murder.


Peace and quiet are hard to find in bustling Key West, so Hayley Snow, food critic for Key Zest magazine, is taking the afternoon off for a tranquil lunch with a friend outside of town. As they are enjoying the wild beach and the lunch, she realizes that her husband Nathan’s dog, Ziggy, has disappeared. She follows his barking, to find him furiously digging at a shallow grave with a man’s body in it. Davis Jager, a local birdwatcher, identifies him as GG Garcia, a rabble-rousing Key West local and developer. Garcia was famous for over-development on the fragile Keys, womanizing, and refusing to follow city rules—so it’s no wonder he had a few enemies.
 
When Davis is attacked in the parking lot of a local restaurant after talking to Hayley and her dear friend, the octogenarian Miss Gloria, Hayley is slowly but surely drawn into the case. Hayley’s mother, Janet, has been hired to cater GG’s memorial service reception at the local Woman’s Club, using recipes from their vintage Key West cookbook—and Hayley and Miss Gloria sign on to work with her, hoping to cook up some clues by observing the mourners.
 
But the real clues appear when Hayley begins to study the old cookbook, as whispers of old secrets come to life, dragging the past into the present—with murderous results.
 
Clinical psychologist Lucy Burdette has published 15 mysteries, including the latest in the Key West food critic mysteries. Her books and stories have been shortlisted for Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity awards. She's a member of Mystery Writers of America and a past president of Sisters in Crime. She lives in Madison, CT and Key West, FL.
Product Details ISBN: 9781639100729
ISBN-10: 1639100725
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Publication Date: August 9th, 2022
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: A Key West Food Critic Mystery
Praise for A Dish to Die For:
“Key West food critic Hayley Snow proves once again that she understands crime as well as cuisine . . . A complex tale of murder and deceipt.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Culinary cozy fans are in for a treat.”
Publishers Weekly

“A satisfying entry in Burdette's highly entertaining cozy series.”
Shelf Awareness

“Burdette takes the time to develop each character and this makes the book feel like you are right at home in a small town.”
Seattle Book Review

“A tasty treat for readers . . . Burdette offers a dash of sweet and a dollop of sinister.”
Criminal Element

“Lucy Burdette is an exemplary master of the cozy mystery genre.”
Midwest Book Review

Praise for The Key West Food Critic Mysteries:
“A charming series.”
—Diane Mott Davidson, New York Times bestselling author

“Hayley Snow is one of my favorite amateur sleuths.”
—Jenn McKinlay, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

“Food, fun, and felonies. What more could a reader ask for?” 
―Lorna Barrett, New York Times bestselling author

“Burdette skillfully balances a well-crafted plot with a vivid portrayal of Key West.”
—Sheila Connolly, New York Times bestselling author

"[Lucy Burdette has] revitalized my love of cozy mysteries."
—Laurell K. Hamilton, New York Times bestselling author 

“A lush, tropical setting, a mysterious murder, and plenty of quirky characters.”
―Julie Hyzy, national bestselling author

“A love letter to Key West.”
—Barbara Ross, author of the Maine Clambake mysteries