CAT HAIKU by Lucy Burdette, in honor of Yoda on Cat Week! White whiskers on gray Purr box sputtering to life What else but Cat Week LUCY BURDETTE: You might reasonably ask, what the heck was Cat Week? And why was it happening at Mystery Lovers Kitchen? Cats are smart and secretive and mysterious and [...]
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Hooray, you’ve found your way to the home of the Key West food critic mysteries, written by Lucy Burdette! Lucy is the pen name for clinical psychologist Roberta Isleib, author of the golf lovers mystery series and the advice column mysteries–and they are both me.
You can also find me, Lucy, every Thursday talking food with the fun-loving crowd of culinary mystery writers at Mystery Lovers Kitchen, and almost every day, talking everything else with the women of Jungle Red Writers. And I spend more time than I should on Facebook and Twitter–come join me. And I do love Pinterest:). My board called “Key West–the character” will give you tons of insight into how the island plays into the books.
Speaking of books, the fourth Key West mystery, MURDER WITH GANACHE was launched in February 2014. Book five in the series, DEATH WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS, will be out on December 2. You can pre-order it here.
Then settle in with a snack (you’ll need one!) and follow Hayley Snow’s adventures in the tropical paradise of Key West. You’ll find the “buy the books” link at the top of the page, but basically they are available wherever books are sold.
Drop me a line–I love to hear from readers–and I’m grateful for your support!
Posted on November 17, 2014 - by Lucy
LUCY BURDETTE: After I describe what I’ve been up to, you might wonder that I’ve written anything in the last two months. As you know by now, DEATH WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS will be published on December 2. (Pre-order link right here!) The modern way to publicize a new book, especially a cozy mystery, seems [...]
Posted on October 30, 2014 - by Lucy
People have funny ideas about the life of a writer–imagining clamoring throngs of readers, enormous checks, and movie deals. But like many writers, I call myself “midlist.” That means I’m delighted to have a contract for sure, but still toil away in the trenches, hoping to spread the word about my books. So honestly every [...]
Chicken and Dumplings in Tomatillo Sauce When I’m looking over recipes, I seem to vacillate between garden vegetables to decadent cakes, with comfort food in between. Now that I’m headed toward the launch of DEATH WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS, I’m in the comfort food phase. If you happen to have some frozen green tomatillo [...]
Blog by Dr. Rebecca Butterman from Roberta Isleib’s (aka Lucy Burdette’s) advice column mysteries My name is Dr. Rebecca Butterman. I’m a psychologist and I also write an advice column for the brokenhearted readers of Bloom! magazine. Family dysfunction? I know about this both professionally and personally LOL. And don’t you find that the holiday [...]