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A Dish to Die For

Book 12 now available in hardcover, eBook and audio

Whispers of old secrets drag the past into the present, with murderous results...

A Dish to Die For

Book 12 now available!

Whispers of old secrets drag the past into the present, with murderous results...

Scone of Contention

A Scone of Contention

Book 11 now available in hardcover, trade paperback, eBook, and audio

A murderer’s out to spoil Hayley’s Scottish honeymoon in national bestselling author Lucy Burdette’s eleventh Key West Food Critic Mystery.

A Scone of Contention

Now available in hardcover, trade paperback, ebook, and audio

A murderer’s out to spoil Hayley’s Scottish honeymoon in national bestselling author Lucy Burdette’s eleventh Key West Food Critic Mystery.

Unsafe Haven

Unsafe Haven

Now available in hardcover, trade paperback, eBook, and audio

Sixteen-year-old Addison is on the run. She’s leaving her life on New York’s streets behind for a new one with Rafe, armed with just his phone number on a scrap of paper. She’s taking the subway to meet him in New Jersey. He’ll take care of her. Or so he said…

Unsafe Haven

Now available in hardcover, trade paperback, eBook, and audio

Sixteen-year-old Addison is on the run. She’s leaving her life on New York’s streets behind for a new one with Rafe, armed with just his phone number on a scrap of paper. She’s taking the subway to meet him in New Jersey. He’ll take care of her. Or so he said…

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Culinary cozy fans are in for a treat.
Publishers Weekly on A Dish to Die For

Key West food critic Hayley Snow proves once again that she understands crime as well as cuisine. A suitably steamy background for a complex tale of murder and deceit.
Kirkus Reviews on A Dish to Die For

What’s so delightful about the Key West Food Critic mysteries? The setting. The characters. The food. And, of course, the writing.
—Cathy Salustri, the Gabber on A Dish to Die For

A Scone of Contention moves at a brisk pace complemented by appealing characters.
—Oline Cogdill, Sun Sentinel on A Scone of Contention

Devastating, heartbreaking and completely immersive… Unsafe Haven has Hollywood written all over it!
—Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today bestselling author

About Lucy

Lucy Burdette is the author of the popular Key West Food Critic mystery series. Her alter-ego, clinical psychologist Roberta Isleib, has also published eight mysteries including the golf lover’s mystery series and the advice column mysteries. Lucy’s first novel of suspense, Unsafe Haven, was published by Severn House Press in December 2021. Her books and stories have been shortlisted for Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity awards.

2022 Events

October 25, 7:00 p.m.
Guilford Free Library
I'll be interviewing my good pal and debut mystery author Christine Falcone about her first novel, Ex'D Out.
The event is free, but please sign up—there will be celebratory cake!
Guilford, CT
Sign up here!

November 5, 6:30 p.m.
Hugh's View atop The Studios of Key West
I'll be interviewing Racquel Reyes about her second mystery, Calypso, Corpses, and Cooking.
This is a fun, foodie series and the setting for the event is divine!
Key West, FL
Learn more here!