It’s Fantasy Fest at Key West, and food critic Hayley Snow is ready to celebrate. But a killer seems intent on crashing the party. . .
Every year, Key West’s weeklong Mardi Gras–style festival has tourists and locals alike lining up for costumed revelry and delicious eats. Key Zest magazine has assigned Hayley to write a piece on the fest’s grab-and-go food, so she’s planning on hitting up the mobile eateries while checking out the party preparations.
Hayley’s office mate, Danielle, recently elected Queen of Fantasy Fest, is also buzzing between festivities and fundraisers. But when a former royal rival gets taken out, Hayley needs to put down her party hat and her pen and figure out who served up a side of murder—before Danielle gets crowned a killer. . .
Lucy Burdette is the author of the Key West food critic mysteries--a cozy, culinary mystery series, which debuted with AN APPETITE FOR MURDER (January, 2012.) DEATH IN FOUR COURSES followed in September, 2012, TOPPED CHEF in May 2013, MURDER WITH GANACHE in February 2014, DEATH WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS on December 2, 2014, and FATAL RESERVATIONS on July 7, 2015. The seventh book in the series, KILLER TAKEOUT, was published on April 5. Think costumes, and hurricanes, and food, and zombies, and....murder!
As Roberta Isleib, she's also written the golf lover's mystery series (SIX STROKES UNDER) and the advice column mysteries (DEADLY ADVICE.) Lucy (aka Roberta) is a clinical psychologist who loves using her background in her stories. She also loves to cook and to eat and to talk and write and read about food!
You can learn more about Lucy, Key West, and the food critic mysteries at her website, She also blogs with the wonderful crime fiction writers at Jungle Red Writers, and shares recipes and stories with seven other cozy mystery writers at Mystery Lovers Kitchen.
Book Review by Bree Herron
I am a lover of food. And while living back East had the privilege to eat some amazing takeout, and food truck food. I am by no means a great cook but I do love to attempt and grow into a foodie. Mysteries are my soulmate in book form. They give me the fast paced moments, the who done it and the twists that I need to feed my mind. Enter my choice to relaunch my blog.
Case Number: 4-5-16
Killer Takeout (Lucy Burdette, Key West Food Critic Mystery Series)
Committing the Murder during the Fantasy Fest.
Take a wild week in Key West, add a pageant ending in cuffs, multiply the tension with a storm of the season coming. Subtract the possible suspects and add a the perfect ending that you didn’t see coming.
Haley- Food Critic and Sleuth. You can hop on this series at the start or with this new release and you will still find her becoming a favorite sleuth. She rocks the independent gal, searching to clear the innocent while dating a hunky cop. She also finds some mouth watering food to review.
The Court Ruling
On this case 4-5-16, we find the information to be mouth watering, suspense filled and great recipe enclosed. This judge has found the case to be a great investment into your spring reading and a must for the rainy day blues. If your in the jury and on the fence to try a cozy mystery give this series a chance. Your stomach and mind will thank you.
Case Closed with FIVE STARS!!!
Call to action to the reader – Have you read this book. If so what did you think/like? Please tell me in the comments below.