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Book Review: Death with All the Trimmings by Lucy Burdette

Updated on December 21, 2014
Holiday mayhem in Key West
Holiday mayhem in Key West

I've finally decided to try a recipe from one of the books I've reviewed. Well, I have the ingredients but more on that later.

It's Christmas in Key West and after a year of living there, Hayley Snow's excited for the holidays and has some mixed emotions about her mother and boyfriend spending the winter down south.

Hayley's assignment is an extensive/exclusive interview with Edel Waugh, the chef-owner of the newest/hottest restaurant. It's the chef's first foray into owning her own restaurant (previously she had a stake with her ex-husband in New York) and for a woman its big news.

That is until the place catches on fire and the kitchen sabotaged during a soft opening. These aren't the only problems the chef has to deal with. A body was found in the charred wreckage and once again, Haley seems to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

But that's not all.

Changes are coming at Key Zest and Ava Faulkner is trying to find a way to get rid of Haley. This time she intends to get rid of her and there's a few strange things happening around the office. Especially when someone takes a shot at Haley during the lighted-boat parade.

There's plenty of un-holiday cheer in Key West this year as Haley has to figure out who's trying to kill her and who wants to bring Edel down.

Okay, so I started by saying I bought the ingredients for one of the recipes. It's for a hot dog casserole and when I went grocery shopping, I took the book with me. Knowing me, I would have lost the list of ingredients but with having the book with me, I knew I wouldn't forget.

Since I was at the twenty four hour store and it was about 4:30 a.m. while I was shopping. After picking everything up and unloading everything at home, I threw in a load of laundry and settled in to watch the morning news and then it dawned on me. The book was in my coat pocket, in the washing machine. Even though the book's not damaged, I did tear out the recipe so that I could make it.

See why I've never made any of the recipes in the past?


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