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Author Roberta Isleib
a.k.a. mystery writer Lucy Burdette
(photo by Ruthanna Terreri)
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Roberta Isleib
a.k.a. mystery writer Lucy Burdette
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Book Covers
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Killer Takeout
7th Key West Food
Critic Mysteries
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Fatal Reservations
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Critic Mysteries
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Death with All the Trimmings

Death with All
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Critic Mysteries
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Murder with Ganache
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Topped Chef
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Critic Mysteries
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Death in Four Courses

Death in
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Critic Mysteries
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An Appetite for Murder

An Appetite
for Murder

1st Key West Food
Critic Mysteries
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Asking for Murder
Third Rebecca Butterman
Advice Column Mystery
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Preaching to the Corpse
Second Rebecca Butterman
Advice Column Mystery
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Deadly Advice
First Rebecca Butterman
Advice Column Mystery
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Final Fore
Fifth Cassie Burdette
Golfing Mystery
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Author Bio
Lucy Burdette is the author of the Key West food critic mystery series, including AN APPETITE FOR MURDER, DEATH IN FOUR COURSES, and TOPPED CHEF (NAL.) MURDER WITH GANACHE DEATH WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS, FATAL RESERVATIONS, and coming in April 2016, KILLER TAKEOUT.

Lucy’s alter-ego, clinical psychologist Roberta Isleib, has published eight mysteries including the golf lover’s mystery series and the advice column mysteries. Her books and stories have been short-listed for Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity awards. She’s a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime, and a past-president of Sisters in Crime.

Lucy posts recipes every other Thursday on Mystery Lovers Kitchen. You can also follow her on Twitter or Facebook or Pinterest or Instagram or on her group blog, Jungle Red Writers. Jungle Red is a daily blog shared with six other best-selling women crime fiction writers. It’s The View. With Bodies!

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Talks & Presentations
  Roberta is delighted to talk about the writing life and her books to libraries, business groups, golf associations, women's groups, and psychology or community service organizations. Her previous experience has included over one hundred libraries, golf organizations, psychology conventions, bookstores, business associations, and radio/TV appearances.
For more information, see Invite Roberta to Speak for details, or Contact Roberta.

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Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 8, 2007
Contact: Dr. Roberta Isleib



MADISON AUTHOR ELECTED PRESIDENT OF SISTERS IN CRIME

Anchorage, Alaska

At the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention in Anchorage, Alaska, Roberta Isleib was elected to serve as the 21st president of Sisters in Crime (SinC). SinC was founded in 1986 by a small group of writers including Sara Paretsky and Nancy Pickard, and has grown to an international organization with over 3400 members.

Sisters in Crime began by monitoring review space in newspapers and pointing out potential biases to reviewers. The group found that a book written by a man was seven times more likely to be reviewed than a book by a woman, important because libraries and fans make choices depending on reviews.

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Roberta Isleib receiving the "seal" of office from retiring SinC board member and best-selling author SJ Rozan. (Photo credit to Bonnie Cardone.)

Over the past twenty years, Sisters in Crime has continued to combat discrimination against women in the mystery field, educate publishers and the general public as to inequities in the treatment of female authors, raise the level of awareness of their contributions to the field, and promote the professional advancement of women who write mysteries.

"We've just completed a wonderful year celebrating our twentieth anniversary of opening doors for women writers," Isleib said. "We're very excited about looking ahead."

Isleib is a clinical psychologist who resides in Madison, CT. Her new mystery series, set in Guilford and New Haven, debuted in March with DEADLY ADVICE (Berkley), starring a psychologist/advice columnist. PREACHING TO THE CORPSE will follow in December 2007. Isleib's golf lovers' mysteries have been nominated for both Agatha and Anthony awards.