A Dish to Die For review

This is the twelfth in the long running Key West Food Critic Mysteries series by Lucy Burdette, and it’s always a foodie’s paradise to go visit Hayley and see what she orders and writes about. You can always count on some yummy recipes as well at the back of these books! This book releases tomorrow, August 9 and would make a great beach read if you’ve still got a vacation coming up!

My Goodreads review:

A Dish to Die For (Key West Food Critic Mystery #12)A Dish to Die For by Lucy Burdette
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another case for Hayley as she gets used to married life, and poor Nathan was agonizing over his dad being in town. Once we met his dad, I didn’t eventually think he was so bad. I could almost picture him as DiNozzo Sr. only less jovial or joking around. He seemed like an acquired taste, lol, but Hayley’s probably one of the easiest and nicest people to get along with, so I didn’t think he’d have any issues with her. She kinda seemed to charm him a little if that was possible.

I like how Miss Gloria got to help out a little with the sleuthing again and after successfully solving the case of “who killed the rich guy on the beach,” she got some good news at work too. Always a yummy time visiting Key West with Hayley and friends!

I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book provided by Crooked Lane Books via NetGalley, and my opinions are my own.

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A Scone of Contention review

This is the eleventh book in the long-running Key West Food Critic series by Lucy Burdette. You can always count on lots and lots of food and great recipes in these books, and Hayley was like a kid in a candy store with being able to go and eat Scottish food in this book.

I found myself really fascinated reading about the Falkirk Wheel in the book. Even though a death in the book occurred here, the author graciously pointed out in her Acknowledgments that this was just something from her own imagination. But I got curious about the Wheel and watched a couple of videos because my brain needed a demo of it, lol. Nothing like armchair travel and learning something new this way! Thanks to the author, I found something cool to research and was able to picture it even better as I read.

My Goodreads review:

A Scone of Contention: A Key West Food Critic MysteryA Scone of Contention: A Key West Food Critic Mystery by Lucy Burdette
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Scotland was the perfect chance for a foodie and food writer like Hayley to eat her way through a few towns and still do her job while on her supposed-honeymoon. That part was sort of a laugh, and they all joked about it since Miss Gloria was along, and Nathan’s mom informed that she was coming. I did actually start to like Nathan’s mom Helen a little better from reading the last book when she and Hayley had their grand adventure.

From a poisoning to a guy falling from the Falkirk Wheel, this mystery unfolded and seemed like it didn’t make a lot of sense at first. Eventually, Hayley and Miss G put the clues together. Miss G always loved armchair sleuthing with Hayley and had her chance to do this firsthand now as well as see some of the places her ancestors would have fought at or been buried in, some of which were pretty troubling to her.

At first, I wasn’t sure if I’d like Vera and William, but they grew on me especially toward the end when William was so kind to Miss Gloria. I had to giggle at Nathan’s last line in the book, but it’s so true!

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