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Welcome to the official website of
mystery writer Roberta Isleib
AKA Lucy Burdette!
DEATH IN FOUR COURSES, the second Key West food critic mystery, hits bookshelves on September 4. We are thrilled to have a stellar review from Publisher's Weekly:
"Near the start of Burdette’s yummy sequel to An Appetite for Murder, Key West, Fla., food critic Hayley Snow brings her mother, down from New Jersey for a visit, to a weekend food-writing conference she’s covering for the style magazine Key Zest...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."
"I’ll say it unashamedly: “Death in Four Courses is mouthwatering. Hayley Snow is delicious. This humor- seasoned food for thought will tickle your mental taste buds." Phil Jason, Florida Weekly
"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
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.
You can buy the books in bookstores or online.
*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.