Monday, January 30, 2023

The Key Lime Crime

 This is the 10th book in the Key West Food Critic series by Lucy Burdette.   If you love tropical settings with a spunky female lead this is a great series for you.   The food descriptions will have your mouth watering for sure.  This particular book, The Key Lime Crime, is all about the notorious dessert of Key West and the rivalries about who makes the best Key Lime Pie.  As expected from a cozy, a sinister outcome arises from a competition to name a "Best Key Lime Pie"   Anyone with a sweet tooth will be longing for some pie I would suspect.

The Key Lime CrimeThe Key Lime Crime by Lucy Burdette
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I always enjoy reading about the antics of Hayley Snow and Miss Gloria. Their relationship and the setting in Key West make the books an enjoyable read. It always feels like a vacation when reading these mysteries. After reading this installment full of Key Lime baked goods the reader will either be craving key lime or turned off of it like Hayley’s mother in law. The development of their relationship and the information we learn about Nathan adds depth to the characters and their relationships. The mystery is well plotted out and the guilty party was definitely a surprise ending. Key West at New Years is an even bigger scene than the other weeks of the year. Probably only surpassed by Fantasy Fest. The book does a nice job of discussing the conflicts felt by locals while living in a tourist driving economy and locale.

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Challenge Prompts

The Challenge Prompts I will use this for are:  

  1. Goodreads and Reading by the Numbers #ReadingByNumbers2023 Book # 4
  2. Library Love  #LibraryLoveChallenge  Book #4   
  3. Literary Escapes  #LiteraryEscapes  FL
  4. AtoZ   #2023AtoZReadingChallenge  #AlphabetSoupChallenge K
  5. Alphabet Soup Author Edition #AlphabetSoupAuthorChallenge  B
  6. Finishing the Series   #FinishingTheSeries2023  Series: 2 Book # 1
  7. Stacking the Series  #stackingseries2023 10/1
  8. Series Catchup #seriescatchup2023 +1
  9. Color Coded #8 pink for other color
  10. What an Animal Book #2
  11. Virtual Mount TBR #VirtualMountTBR2023   Book #3
  12. Back List Reader  #Backlistreader  Book #3
  13. Cruisin thru Cozies  culinary 1
  14. Cloak & Dagger  #CloakDaggerChal  Book #2
  15. Craving for Cozies  Book #2
  16. Six Shooter Challenge  Target # 16 Shot # 3
  17. Medical Examiner Challenge 1 Toe Tags
  18. 23 in 2023 # 17  A book with a triangle (or pointed building/house) on the cover
  19. 52 Book Club  #the52bookclub2023  #16  Featuring one of the "Seven Deadly Sins" 
  20. 52 books in 52 weeks  #23 southern
  21. Around the Year in 52 Books #47. A book related to a geometric shape
  22. Bookworm #28 Read a book with a neon-colored cover
  23. BooklistQueen  #booklistqueenreadingchallenge2023  # 28. About Complicated Relationships
  24. Beat the Backlist #BTB2023  #23 family drama or court intrigue
  25. Cozy Mysteries   #5 Set somewhere you'd like to vacation
  26. HP Quidditch 23 #37 Alicia Spinett: Written by a female author
  27. Nerdy Bookworm  #NerdyBookwormChallengeXO #43 Read a book from the library
  28. Nerd Daily #thenerddaily #nerdreading2023 #3 A SEQUEL
  29. PopSugar #popsugarreadingchallenge #1 A book you meant to read in 2022
  30. Pick your Poison  # 94 A book about a place you want to visit
  31. Read with Allison #38 Blurbed by One of Your Favorite Authors:
  32. Sci and Nature # 34 Set at Your Favorite Place (Beach)
  33. Uncorked Reader #UncorkedReading2023 4 Islands
  34. Unruly Reader Bingo  #21 Library Checkout

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