Topped Chef: A Key West Food Critic Mystery

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Penguin Group USA, May 7, 2013 - Fiction - 320 pages
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Hayley Snow loves her job as the food critic for Key Zest magazine, tasting the offerings from Key West's most innovative restaurants. She'd rate her life four stars, until she's forced into the spotlight…and another murder investigation.
Hoping for some good publicity, Hayley's boss signs her up to help judge the Key West Topped Chef contest. Stakes are high as the winner could be the next cooking-show superstar. Hayley shows up for the filming nervous but excited, until she sees who's on the judging panel with her: Sam Rizzoli, big shot businessman—and owner of the restaurant she just panned in her first negative review.
When Rizzoli turns up dead, the police assume his killer is one of his business rivals. But Hayley wonders whether someone is taking the contest a little too seriously. With the police following the wrong recipe, it's up to Hayley to find the killer before she's eliminated from the show…permanently.

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Review: Topped Chef (Key West Food Critic Mystery #3)

User Review  - Mark Baker - Goodreads

Hayley Snow has gotten roped into being a judge on a search for the top chef of Key West. However, when one of the judges is murdered after the first round, she begins to wonder if she's in danger. Is ... Read full review

Review: Topped Chef (Key West Food Critic Mystery #3)

User Review  - Sally - Goodreads

I just want his series to go on and on I am totally hooked! I love the covers, I love the food, I love feeling like I am in Key West, and I love Haley's adventures and how they are the top story but the understory is how Haley is building her new life - and growing up. Read full review

About the author (2013)

Clinical psychologist Roberta Isleib, aka Lucy Burdette, has had ten previous mysteries published. Her books and stories have been short-listed for Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity awards.

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