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Welcome to the official website of
mystery writer Roberta Isleib
AKA Lucy Burdette!

MURDER WITH GANACHE, fourth in the Key West mystery series, will be on bookshelves February 4. You can pre-order it now: Murder with Ganache

Barnes and Noble
Amazon
Independent bookstore near you or wherever books are sold!

While you're waiting, check out Roberta/Lucy's new Pinterest board, Key West the Character or read her story about the Key West Dachshund Parade or have a piece of decadent caramel cake!


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TOPPED CHEF, the third book in the Key West series. Topped Chef
"Burdette fills "Topped Chef" with a fine plot, a delightful heroine, a wealth of food -- and all the charm and craziness of Key West. You'll wish you could read it while sipping a mojito on the porch of a conch cottage in mainland America's southernmost community." --Jay Strafford @ Richmond Times Dispatch
What’s most fun with this loony crew is Ms. Burdette’s perfect-pitch parody of food talk as made familiar on “Chopped” and other popular food programs where judges and competitors try to top each in their descriptions of preparations, styles, successes and failures.
Sweet and savory, “Topped Chef” captures Key West’s sensory enchantment, and Ms. Burdette’s bubbly protagonist is once again the main ingredient in a sure-fire recipe. --Phil Jason @ Florida Weekly


Death in Four CoursesDEATH IN FOUR COURSES, the second Key West food critic mystery, hit bookshelves on September 4. We were thrilled to have a stellar review from Publisher's Weekly:


You can buy the books in bookstores or online.

asking for murder
preaching to the corpse

deadly advice

"A really plummy mystery, flawlessly plotted, that I especially loved because the heroine is an advice columnist ­ and a good one!"
- Margo Howard, author of the syndicated column "Dear Margo"
"A harrowing psychological suspense tale meticulously told.  A winner ... I hope we see much more of Dr. Rebecca Butterman."
- C.J. Box, author of FREE FIRE and BLUE HEAVEN

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WHAT'S NEW?

*Roberta Isleib's (AKA Lucy Burdette) short story, The Itinerary," published in THE RICH AND THE DEAD edited by Nelson DeMille, has been nominated for an Anthony award for best short story. The Anthony awards will be given out at Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention, in October.
The story features Detective Jack Meigs from the advice column mysteries on an unwanted vacation to Key West.