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Posted on July 24, 2015 - by

The Latest Press on FATAL RESERVATIONS

Lucy celebrates at RJ Julia Booksellers with a Fatal Reservations Cake

Lucy celebrates at RJ Julia Booksellers with a Fatal Reservations Cake

So happy to report that sales are going well with FATAL RESERVATIONS–and even more important, reviewers are delighted with the book.

With no further ado, here’s what they’re saying about FATAL RESERVATIONS:

Complete with a clever plot, a cast of familiar and amiable characters, a buffet of food and all the wackiness of Key West, “Fatal Reservations” displays Burdette at peak form and whets the appetite for Hayley’s next case.–Jay Stafford, Richmond Times-Dispatch

 

Final Thoughts: Reserve your time to read this series, it’s delightful. Fatal Reservations digs into the community to create an entertaining book full of characters that jump off the page and mouth-watering food.  Jennifer Rummel, YA BookNerd

 

Fatal Reservations is a fast paced, well plotted mystery full of quirky characters and local color. Between the setting, the guilt-free pleasure of reading about amazing food, and the cats, this has become one of my favorite mystery series. Ingrid King, The Conscious Cat

 

Hayley’s knowledge of the psychology behind diners’ choices is just the final seasoning on this fun, smartly plotted mystery. Cynthia Chow, Kings River Life

 

Burdette is clearly on a roll here — like her most recent two books in the series, Death With All the Trimmings  and Murder With Ganache, FATAL RESERVATIONS is tightly plotted, quick-paced, and full of unforgettable characters, dead and alive. Beth Kanell, Kingdom Books

You can buy the book wherever books are sold!


Posted on January 1, 2015 - by

Welcoming the Year at the Wiener Dog Parade

There are lots of unusual events that take place on the island of Key West, but perhaps none so silly and fun as the dachshund parade.

This has been occurring on New Year’s Eve day for the past eight years, much to the chagrin of the Key West police, who have plenty on their hands already, getting prepared for New Year’s Eve on Duval Street.

John and I and Tonka attended in 2012, and ended up falling in with the dachshunds and the dachshund wannabes. After seeing the sights, I vowed that we would come in costume next time around.

I was planning to sew a costume like this for Tonka. But then I checked on ebay as time grew short–and became the winning bidder on this costume.

And then I found hats for me and John–a hamburger and a hot dog. Weren’t they such good sports about dressing up as lunch meat? We marched from the Courthouse, up Southard Street to Duval, then right on Duval to Appleruth Lane. (Dachshunds have short legs so it was a short route:).

There were dogs dressed as lobsters….

and dogs with their mothers in funny hats…

 

 

And dogs in disguise

 

 

And dogs in blue tutus just like their owners

 

 

And this is my good friend, Officer Steve Torrence, who is also a character in the Key West mysteries. (He’s a good sport even though he isn’t a fan of this parade:).

And here is a family portrait
Leading off the parade were three mounted police and a small van with great speakers that played classics like “Who Let the dogs out?” and “Ain’t Nothing like a hound dog.” A truly amazing way to end 2014…or any year!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uaPs8sxqB0

And if you think this is material I can’t use, you haven’t read the fifth Key West mystery, DEATH WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS!

Happy New Year everyone! Hope you’re out there doing something fun and even a little bit silly!  xo Lucy and all the Key West gang



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