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Lucy Burdette is the author of the Key West food critic mysteries. As Roberta Isleib, she has also written the golf lovers mystery series and the advice column mysteries. Her books and stories have been nominated for Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity awards.

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Lucy Burdette Yes I am! This one will be published in 2018 by Crooked Lane Books, probably in the late summer. I'll keep you posted!
Lucy Burdette Hi Nina, the newest book, KILLER TAKEOUT, came out in April this year. It's #7 in the Key West food critic series. Thanks for asking! xo Lucy
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“The plum-colored night sky was shifting to pink to make room for the day, which looked as though it might turn out “glorious and whimsical,” as the Key West Citizen had promised.”
Lucy Burdette, Topped Chef

“Cooks are dashing, improvisational, wayward, intuitive; bakers are measured, careful, rational, precise.” —Diana Abu-Jaber”
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“Hayley makes this to celebrate Sam and her mother’s engagement and upcoming wedding. It’s a sheet cake, so it serves a crowd. But it’s stunning, especially if you make it during strawberry season. Ingredients for the strawberry cake 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups sugar”
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“The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.”
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Lucy Burdette Connie wrote: "Hi, Lucy, Thanks for adding me to your friends. Connie Knight"

My pleasure Connie!


Connie Knight Hi, Lucy, Thanks for adding me to your friends. Connie Knight


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Lucy Burdette Belinda wrote: "Hi Lucy, thanks for connecting. Food and golf - I can imagine my husband smiling."

Hope you enjoy the books Belinda--thanks for the comment!


Belinda Nicoll Hi Lucy, thanks for connecting. Food and golf - I can imagine my husband smiling.


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Lucy Burdette Zoë wrote: "Hi Roberta. Thank you so much for Friending me. I too am a big fan of Julia Spencer-Fleming's series. Nice to catch up with you here :)"

Me too Zoe, Julia is one of my favorite mystery writers!


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Lucy Burdette Yvonne wrote: "Hi Roberta! Thanks for adding me to your friends!"

My pleasure Yvonne!


Yvonne Hi Roberta! Thanks for adding me to your friends!


message 2: by Zoë

Zoë Sharp Hi Roberta. Thank you so much for Friending me. I too am a big fan of Julia Spencer-Fleming's series. Nice to catch up with you here :)


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L.C. Hayden Hi Roberta,
Thanks for accepting my friendship invitation. I've been meaning to read Necessary As Blood. I know you haven't finished it, but so far, would you recommend it? Any other books you'd like to recommend?
Have a great day.


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