- Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Signet (MM); Original edition (Jan 3 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0451235517
- ISBN-13: 978-0451235510
Hayley Snow's life always revolved around food. But when she applies to be a food critic for a Key West style magazine, she discovers that her new boss would be Kristen Faulkner-the woman Hayley caught in bed with her boyfriend! Hayley thinks things are as bad as they can get-until the police pull her in as a suspect in Kristen's murder. Kristen was killed by a poisoned key lime pie. Now Hayley must find out who used meringue to murder before she takes all the blame.
An Appetite For Murder is the first in this new cozy series. The setting of Key West is what first grabbed my attention. I am planning on visiting there for the first time later this year when I attend a conference in Florida. Lucy Burdette is obviously intimately familiar with Key West as she provides an excellent description of it. I can feel the rhythm of the Keys in her words.
Hayley Snow is a wonderful new sleuth in this cozy mystery. She is a young woman whose life is without direction who follows a new boyfriend down to his home in Key West. Within a few months he has dropped her but luckily she does have friends from her past in Key West to help her out. She has applied for a job as a food critic at a new magazine, a storyline which continues throughout the book.
Hayley's ex-boyfriends's new girlfriend is murdered early on in the story. Of course Hayley is the main suspect and works hard to clear her name. It is a pleasant read with believable characters.
The end of the book which included a couple of recipes also had a preview of the next Hayley Snow mystery. Good new cozy series. Give it a try.