Posts Tagged ‘Diane Mott Davidson’

Posted on September 4, 2012 - by


We admit, we’re sizzling over the release of the second Key West food critic mystery, DEATH IN FOUR COURSES. Here are a few of our favorite reviews so far:

“All the elements of a winning recipe: Key West, food and fun! The not-so-secret ingredients? Lucy Burdette’s exquisite plotting and sly prose set her apart. Death in Four Courses is a full course feast!”
~~Julia Spencer-Fleming, NYTBS author of ONE WAS A SOLDIER 

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY: “Near the start of Burdette’s yummy sequel to An Appetite for Murder, Key West food critic Hayley Snow brings her mother down from New Jersey for a visit… Outspoken Mom provides tart commentary as Hayley once again turns sleuth. Anyone who’s ever overpaid for a pretentious restaurant meal will relish this witty cozy.”

“What fun! ….Key West and food — a winning combination. I can’t wait for the next entry in this charming series.”
~~ New York Times bestselling author Diane Mott Davidson

“An excellent sense of place and the occasional humorous outburst aren’t the only things An Appetite for Murder has going for it, though: There is a solid mystery within its pages….Not only does Burdette capture the physical and pastoral essence of Key West, she celebrates the food.”
~~Ed Irvin, The Florida Book Review

To read about how I see the process of writing a book, here’s an essay on the New Haven Register’s book blog, hosted by the fabulous writer, Sandi Kahn Shelton.

And Susan Boyer’s terrific interview on Get Lost in a Story.

Did you know that early sales make a huge difference in whether a series is continued? Thanks for all your support–You can buy DEATH IN FOUR COURSES anywhere books are sold!

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Posted on November 19, 2011 - by

Only in Key West and some praise

Only six weeks until AN APPETITE FOR MURDER is launched–wheeeee! Meanwhile, if you’d like to get in the Key West frame of mind, I’m a guest at Kaye Barley’s wonderful blog, Meanderings and Musings. There are some cool pictures taken by a Twitter buddy who lives down there–thanks Sandra!

It’s too early to get any official reviews, but here are some comments that have come in from writers I love:
“What fun! Lucy Burdette writes evocatively about Key West and food —
a winning combination. I can’t wait for the next entry in this charming series.” Diane Mott Davidson, author of Crunch Time

“A true taste of paradise….The victim may not be coming back for seconds, but readers certainly will!” Julie Hyzy, author of Affairs of Steak

“Food, fun, and felonies.  What more could a reader ask for?” Lorna Barrett, author of Sentenced to Death
And the second Key West food critic mystery, coming 9/12, has a name: DEATH IN FOUR COURSES. My brain is spinning!