Sundial Book Club For June: 'The Key Lime Crime'
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On the first Tuesday of each month, we announce the book we're reading. We then continue the discussion throughout the month on our Facebook group as we read the book.
The third week of the month, we'll interview the author (or experts familiar with the book). And shortly after, we'll have a conversation where we talk with panelists (this could be you!) about what we read and what else we're reading.
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This Month’s Sundial Book Club Title: 'The Key Lime Crime: A Key West Food Critic Mystery' by Lucy Burdette
Here's a summary:
“National bestselling author Lucy Burdette’s tenth Key West Food Critic mystery is piping hot with pie-enthusiasts and murder suspects.
When a fierce rivalry between key lime pie bakers leads to a pastry chef’s murder, food critic Hayley Snow is fit to be pied.
During the week between Christmas and New Year’s, the year-round population of Key West, Florida, faces a tsunami of tourists and snowbirds. It doesn’t help that outrageously wealthy key lime pie aficionado David Sloan has persuaded the city to host his pie-baking contest. Every pie purveyor on the island is out to win the coveted Key Lime Key to the City and Key Zest food critic Hayley Snow is on the scene to report it.
Meanwhile, Hayley’s home life is turning more tart than sweet. Hayley’s new hubby, police detective Nathan Bransford, announces that her intimidating mother-in-law is bearing down on the island for a surprise visit. Hayley offers to escort Nathan’s crusty mom on the iconic Conch Train Tour of the island’s holiday lights but it becomes a recipe for disaster when they find a corpse among the glittering palm trees and fantastic flamingos. The victim — Au Citron Vert’s controversial new pastry chef — was a frontrunner in Sloan’s contest.
It’s bad enough that Hayley’s too-curious mother-in-law is cooking up trouble. Now, the murderer is out to take a slice out of Hayley. Can she handle the heat of a killer’s kitchen?"
The book is available in local libraries and online.
Our Past Book Club Conversations:
February 2021: Karen Russell's Haunting And Dreamlike 'Swamplandia!'
January 2021: Susan Orlean Revisits 'The Orchid Thief' 20 Years Later
September 2020: Resilience In the Eye Of The Storm In 'Last Train to Key West'