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Publisher's Summary

The food here is to die for... 

Thirty-year-old Allie Treadwell is a singleton. She's a foodie and a runner. A restaurant reviewer by day, and a Netflix aficionado by night.

Even if it doesn’t make her the most popular dinner guest in the charming southern town of Lanai, Georgia, Allie’s reviews are always honest.

And her latest is no different from any other. 

But Allie’s review isn’t the only thing to hit the newsstand. The restaurant’s owner and Allie’s one-time high school nemesis, Jessica Hayes, was found murdered. When Jessica’s husband, Miller, is labeled the prime suspect, Allie’s convinced the police are mistaken.

As if dodging the bad press while she works to clear Miller’s name isn't enough, one false step could put the real killer onto her. 

Can Allie clear Miller’s name without winding up with the next obituary? 

Foodie Files Mysteries are quick reads of around 30,000 words.

This book contains no swearing, no gore, and no cliffhangers. 

©2018 William Davis (P)2019 William Davis

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old friends

I thought this was a good mystery. the character is a likeable person that I would love to get to know by reading more of the series

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A quick modern cozy

I'm a big fan of cozy mysteries- but sometimes they seem like they're written by your great Aunt Ethel- and seem pretty dated. Not so with this one! The Salty Taste of Murder has a realistic young main character who is a food blogger who loves Netflix and talks and acts like the young person she is. Even though this book is fairly short- I enjoyed getting to know the characters- and was rooting for the heroine (and her possible love interest?) by the end of the book. I also enjoyed hearing about her food blogs- but if I had a suggestion I'd like to hear more about that in future books- and maybe even include a recipe or two? I'd highly recommend this as a quick modern cozy! (This book was provided to me at no cost in exchange for an honest review)

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Tasty fun

This was my first food related cozy. I enjoyed the characters and didn’t see the end coming. The narrator was pretty good but at times did get a little monotone. It wasn’t enough to make me want to stop listening and I’ll get more books in the series. I also grabbed the first in one of the author’s other series.

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Wonderful cozy

A fun murder mystery! An easy listen to lighten up your morning workout. Highly recommend for fans of the genre.

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The story was very entertaining and i look forward to listening to more in this series. My only negative thing about the book is i wish it had been longer. the narrator did a great job with the voices.

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The Salty Taste of Murder is a delightful treat. The characters are realistic and the mystery is entertaining. I enjoyed this book and hope to see the next book in this series.

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The Salty Taste of Murder

I am a big fan of cozy mysteries, and a fan of audiobooks I can finish in a day. This series makes me happy. I know some people will complain about character or story development, but you have to keep in mind the length of the book. The main character is food critic and blogger who has held onto a very strange resentment since high school. This was mentioned so often I thought for sure she would be the primary suspect. She was, but for only like a minute. I enjoyed the mystery, was satisfied with whodunit and why. I will continue to listen to this series. I thought narrator did a nice job. She was well chosen (cast?) for this series.

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Allie is a food critic, takes on being a sleuth , when the husband is accused of murder, when the restaurant owner is found murdered. This is more than a cozy mystery I thought, had a good flowing plot, and believable characters. Given audio which was good and I enjoyed. Given audio for my voluntary review and my honest opinion

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A bite size murder

This a fun cozy mystery. Not sure it need the comments or reviews for the blog at the start of some of the chapters, didn't really see the point of them as they didn't seem to have any relevance to the chapter. Other than that it was fun, the characters were like able and the mystery was good, with the added bonus of the love interest. With plenty of suspects to keep you guessing it kept you listening until the very end. A good start to a new series. Allie is a food critique for the local paper and the night before her bad review for the local restaurant, Melissa is murdered. Melissa is the wife of the husband and wife team of the new restaurant and also happened to be Allie's biggest rival at school. Feeling bad about the review, not that the restaurant didn't deserve it, Allie is horrified when the new police detective starts looking at Melissa's husband. who was also a school classmate. While writing and taking photos of food Allie can't help but ask questions, especially if getting more information on the case mean spending more time with the hunky detective. This however puts her on the radar of a killer and jogging her home town streets become dangerous. Can Allie get to the bottom of the murder before someone else is killed? The narrator was fine and did use different voices for the characters but was a bit slow so I sped up the listening speed. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.