Saturday, June 12, 2021

Fatal Reservations

 This is the 6th Key West Food Critic cozy mystery by Lucy Burdette.  While I did enjoy the story and the characters the mystery itself wasn't the strongest in the series.  It kind of felt like the pieces were rushed together to end the book rather than create some of the clues and witnessing the problem solving by Hayley Snow.  

This book was full of character development and Hayley's relationships with family, friends and beaus.  There was lots of Key West culture and dynamics outlined in this book which made for a fun read.  There were lots of descriptions of the performers at the Sunset at Mallory Square and it gave a lot of insight into the culture and quirkiness of the island.  It just wasn't too strong on the mystery part.  

The lack of strength in the mystery is the main reason I gave it a 3 star,   it is really more like a 3 1/2 star because I really do like Burdette's ability to capture the charm and reality of Key West. 

Fatal ReservationsFatal Reservations by Lucy Burdette
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

this is the 6th in a series and I do enjoy these cozy mysteries although i think this one was a bit less about solving the mystery and more about the characters and the romantic strife the Hayley is going through. i still enjoyed it but felt the strength of the mystery wasn't as up to par with the others in series

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Challenge Prompts

The Challenge Prompts I will use this for are:  

  1. Library Love  #LibraryLoveChallenge  Book #67
  2. Finishing the Series   #FinishingTheSeries2021  Key West Food Critic #6
  3. Virtual Mount TBR #VirtualMountTBR2021   Book #74
  4. Back List Reader  #Backlistreader  Book #87
  5. Calendar of Crime  #CalendarOfCrime2021   
  6. Cruisin thru Cozies  Free choice #44
  7. Cloak & Dagger  #CloakDaggerChal  Book #70
  8. Craving for Cozies  Book #60
  9. Medical Examiner Challenge  2 Toe Tags
  10. Beachcomber Challenge  
    • Crime Scenes 
      • Row 2
        • Lake or ocean
      • Row 4
        • Street or sidewalk
    • Weapons
      • Row 1 
        • Rope
      • Row 5
        • Household object
    • Detectives- Hayley/Branson
    • Victims- Bart Frontgate/Julie Lynn
  11. Six Shooter Challenge  Target #8  Shot #6

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