Posts Tagged ‘Key West Citizen’

Posted on September 28, 2012 - by

Reviews and News

I’m delighted about the reviews that have been coming in for DEATH IN FOUR COURSES.

Here’s one from Phil Jason in the Florida Weekly: “I’ll say it unashamedly: “Death in Four Courses” is mouthwatering. Hay- ley Snow is delicious. This humor- seasoned food for thought will tickle your mental taste buds.”

And from Booklist: “This enjoyable mystery series, with its attractive tropical setting, is also seasoned by the appealing characters and meals. The novel, done in the style of the Joanne Fluke series, is sure to attract food-fiction fans and will also appeal to Key West readers, although the combination of the two here is unique.” Booklist

And from Story Circle Book Reviews: “By the second book, Hayley has settled into her role more, though we rarely see her at her computer and we agonize with her over looming deadlines. Then magically she turns in that stunning article. Would that it were that way in real life. Still Hayley and the series show growth, and I’m eagerly looking forward to Topped Chef, next up in the Hayley Snow series.

From Shirrel Rhoades in the Key West Citizen: “The Food Critic series may feature Key West cuisine but I’d compare these tasty books to Chinese food: After reading one, in a half hour you’ll be wanting to read another.”

And I have new recipes up on Mystery Lovers Kitchen–fried okra from me, and recipes for roach poison and cough remedy from my grandmother’s recipe box: here’s a photo of the recipe for poison, in my grandmother’s handwriting. I can’t help saying that the handwriting was on the wall that I’d become a mystery writer–way back in my gene pool:).

And here’s Screw the Roux stew, which is one of the dishes Hayley makes in DEATH IN FOUR COURSES. I guarantee this will turn out to be a family favorite.

And last but not least, Back to School Hotdog Casserole: (embarrassing to admit, but this one actually appeared in a cookbook!)

As always, happy reading and I will so appreciate anything you do to help spread the word about the food critic mysteries!

Posted on February 16, 2012 - by

Thrilling Week

It’s been a thrilling week in Lucy Burdette’s world. First we had news that AN APPETITE FOR MURDER has gone back for a second printing, which means the first printing has sold well! Thanks to all of you who purchased a copy–and if you haven’t gotten around to it yet, more are on the way.

And we really enjoyed a couple of reviews this week–the first appeared in the Solares Hill section of the Key West Citizen this past Sunday.

And this is from a review by Phil Jason in the Florida Weekly: “Hayley is delightful. Exuberant and naive, rocking back and forth between bravado and insecurity,  excitable and given to motor-mouth nervousness, she’s a quick study who has a lot to learn. I’m sure that many readers will be happy to make her acquaintance.” It’s so much fun when a reader really understands what you’ve tried to do with a character!

And last but by no means least, “The Itinerary,” a short story (written as Roberta Isleib) taking place in Key West was nominated for an Agatha Award for best short story. This is terrific news and the story is in very good company with Krista Davis, Avery Aames, Dana Cameron, and Barb Goffman. The awards are given at the Malice Domestic Conference banquet on April 28 in Bethesda, MD.