Advice Column and Golf Mysteries


Before Lucy Burdette became Lucy Burdette, she wrote eight mysteries as Roberta Isleib. Ebook versions of the Advice Column mysteries are available now:

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ASKING FOR MURDER (AC#3):  Buy the Book

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Asking for Murder is the third in this very engaging series, one I’ve enjoyed from the start. Rececca is a great amateur sleuth, who is saved from being too saccharine by exhibiting both an “edge” and a self-deprecating sense of humor. It’s hard not to cheer her on. Roberta Isleib knows how to balance the needs of readers who look for both a strong mystery element and a glimpse into the life of the main character.

— Diana Vickery, The Cozy Library

Asking for Murder is good escapist reading, a charming and sometimes gritty mystery with an appealing protagonist who sleuths, cooks and psychoanalyzes.

— Marilyn Dahl, Shelf-Awareness
PREACHING TO THE CORPSE (AC #2): Buy the Book

preaching to the corpse

Dr. Rebecca Butterman, the quirky, flawed, eccentric, funny psychologist and advice columnist in “Preaching to the Corpse,” is my kind of protagonist.

— Read more from Rebecca Rule at the Nashua Telegraph

“Church politics have never seemed so deadly. Pressed by her editor for a seasonal slant to her advice colums, Rebecca works out some of her own problems as she answers her readers’ letters. This would make a good choice for a book club!”

— Mary Helen Becker, Mystery News

deadly advice

deadly advice

Berkley Prime Crime
(March 2007)ISBN: 0425214745
“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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final fore

final fore

Berkley Prime Crime
(March 7, 2006)ISBN: 0425208966
“A fast-paced mystery that will keep you turning the pages. The characters are quirky, complex and oh, so interesting.”
Andrea Sisco of Armchair Interviews.
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fairway to heaven fairway to heaven

Berkley Prime Crime
(March 1, 2005)ISBN: 0425201554
“Isleib definitely shoots under par with this book.”
– Donna Andrews,
6-time LPGA Tour winner
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putt to death

putt to death

Berkley Prime Crime
(April 6, 2004)ISBN: 0425195309
“A very entertaining and clever mystery… Suspects come and go and when the true killer is revealed, the solution is both clever and unexpected.”
– From Larry Gandle, Deadly Pleasures”
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a buried lie a buried lie

Berkley Prime Crime
(May 6, 2003)ISBN: 0425189961
“For the golf enthusiast who is also a mystery buff, this is near-perfect reading. Isleib demonstrates the uncanny ability of detailing the life of the professional golfer on tour without boring a non-golfing audience, at the same time weaving in a first-rate mystery.”
– John Broussard, I Love a Mystery Newsletter
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six strokes under six strokes under

Berkley Prime Crime
(June 4, 2002)ISBN: 042518522
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Magnificent, Mind-boggling India

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I can so clearly remember my grandparents disappearing into our guest room one afternoon during a visit in the early 1980’s. When they finally emerged, it turned out they’d been worrying in advance about the trip home, looking for their keys. They searched and searched, more frantic by the moment. My little grandmother finally found them— pinned to […]

Mango Lassi Recipe

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Grilled Shrimp and Peaches for a Crowd

LUCY BURDETTE: I know I’ve mentioned my supper club on this blog here in the past–we are six couples who try to get together 3 to 5 times a year for dinner and chatter. The hostess (and host) are responsible for the main course and the table setting, and each of the other couples brings […]

Blueberry Zucchini Bread #recipe

  John has batting practice   We’ve had a zucchini extravaganza in our garden this summer. As my friend Gina says, tis the season where people lock their garage doors and car doors to prevent gardeners from leaving baseball bat-sized zukes on the premises… But in case this happens to you, here’s a yummy recipe […]

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