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Posted on May 17, 2016 - by

Booksigning at the Milford CT Barnes and Noble

Come say hello!

June 5, 2 pm, Barnes and Noble, 1375 Boston Post Road
Milford, CT 06460


Posted on April 5, 2016 - by

KILLER TAKEOUT is here!

A few years ago, one of my friends mentioned that the foodie mystery series I’ve been writing since 2012 is really a love letter to Key West.

I hadn’t thought about it in exactly that way, but she was right of course. In all seven books, I’ve been excited to share the food and the setting and the people I’ve grown to love since John and I first visited the island ten years ago.

And since that conversation, we’ve had many wonderful moments. The Key West Island Bookstore (where I’ll hold a signing with some of my “characters,”) has a hard time keeping the books in stock.

coverThis winter, the series was included in a feature in Key West magazine about the best Key West beach reads. (I had to giggle seeing the young beach beauty on the cover reading AN APPETITE FOR MURDER–in large print!)

Of course, most of all I love hearing from readers who’ve become fans, whether because of the characters, the island, or the food. Let me tell you a little bit about the new book…

KILLER TAKEOUT: #7 in the Key West food critic series

Killer Takeout-1 Killer Takeout takes place during Fantasy Fest, a zany ten-day festival beginning with the unofficial zombie bike ride, and ending with an enormous, creative parade winding from the Truman waterfront across the length of Duval Street.

As always, John was a super good sport, as we got our faces painted like zombies for the bike ride, trotted around town in tutus (no body paint costumes for us though), and served as Fantasy Fest parade ambassadors. We also ate every kind of takeout we could get our hands on–because what seasoned food critic tries to elbow her way into a restaurant with 90,000 visitors crammed onto the island? The only research we avoided was experiencing a hurricane, which to me would be much more scary than zombies or people wearing body paint only.

I’ll be doing some signings to celebrate the new book–and hope to see you at one of them! Any of these stores will be happy to send you a signed book, or two…

April 7, from 5 to 7 pm, Key West Island Bookstore, 513 and 1/2 Fleming St.

April 21, 7 pm, Murder on the Beach, 273 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach, Fl

May 4, 7 pm, RJ Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT 06443, 203.245.3959

June 5, 1 to 3 pm, Barnes and Noble, 1375 Boston Post Road
Milford, CT 06460

Starting today, KILLER TAKEOUT can be found wherever books are sold! You can also follow me and the Key West gang on my website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. And I blog every week with the wonderful writers at Jungle Red Writers and Mystery Lovers Kitchen. Also you might enjoy listening to this interview on NPR with reporter Nancy Klingener.

Posted on March 24, 2016 - by

Book Talk and Signing at RJ Julia: May 4

Join Lucy to celebrate her 7th mystery, KILLER TAKEOUT on May 4 at 7 pm, at RJ Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road | Madison, CT 06443


Posted on March 24, 2016 - by

Murder on the Beach

Join Lucy on April 21 at 7 pm to celebrate Killer Takeout at Murder on the Beach, 273 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach, FL


Posted on March 24, 2016 - by

Killer Takeout Launch Party

at the Key West Island Bookstore, 800 Fleming St, Key West–join Lucy and her characters!


Posted on March 24, 2016 - by

KILLER TAKEOUT: Key West book launch!

For immediate release: MARCH 24, 2016

KEY WEST MYSTERY CHARACTERS CONVERGE ON FLEMING STREET BOOKSTORE TO CELEBRATE “KILLER TAKEOUT”
Killer Takeout Cover SmallKiller Takeout (NAL/Signet), Lucy Burdette’s 7th Key West mystery, will be launched with a book signing party at Key West Island Bookstore on April 7 from 5 to 7, with many of Lucy’s “characters” in attendance.

“I was delighted when bookstore owner Suzanne Orchard invited me to launch the book at her store,” said Burdette, a Key West resident. “And then I cooked up the idea of inviting my characters to attend and sign books too. Recurring characters based on Key West people such as Lorenzo the tarot card reader (aka Ron Augustine) and Officer Steve Torrence have become beloved to my readers. Sharing the day with them feels special.”

KILLER TAKEOUT, the seventh installment in the Key West food critic mystery series, features Hayley Snow, an aspiring food critic and amateur sleuth living in America’s southernmost island paradise. Key West residents will recognize local details such as Houseboat Row, Robert the doll, the zombie bike ride, Mallory Square, and local eateries including Garbo’s Grill.

In KILLER TAKEOUT, the action kicks off during Fantasy Fest week, with a possible murder during the zombie bike ride, and a major tropical storm gathering speed below Cuba. Key Zest magazine has assigned food critic Hayley Snow to write a piece on the fest’s grab-and-go food, so she’s planning on hitting up the mobile eateries while checking out the party preparations. Meanwhile, Hayley’s office mate, Danielle, recently elected Queen of Fantasy Fest, is also buzzing between festivities and fundraisers. But when Danielle’s former royal rival gets taken out, Hayley needs to put down her party hat and her pen and figure out who served up a side of murder—before her friend gets crowned a killer.

Burdette’s (aka Roberta Isleib) first mystery series included 5 books featuring Cassie Burdette, an aspiring golf professional.  Her Advice Column series featured Rebecca Butterman, a fictional psychologist who lived in Connecticut. Isleib/Burdette’s books and stories have been short-listed for Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity awards. She is a past-president of Sisters in Crime, a national organization founded to support women crime fiction writers.

About the Key West mystery series:

“Complete with a clever plot, a cast of familiar and amiable characters, a buffet of food and all the wackiness of Key West, “Fatal Reservations” displays Burdette at peak form and whets the appetite for Hayley’s next case.”—Jay Stafford, Richmond Times-Dispatch

And the Florida Book Review has said “in a crowded cozy market, Lucy Burdette’s Key West Food Critic series stands out among its peers.”

For more information, contact Roberta Isleib/Lucy Burdette raisleib at gmail dot com or Suzanne Orchard, (305) 294-2904.


Posted on January 7, 2016 - by

Cafe con Libros: Book Talk, Key West Library

CafeconLibros promoI’ll be kicking off the series of author talks sponsored by the Key West Library on January 19 at 10 am–in the library auditorium, 700 Fleming St, Key West FL


Posted on January 7, 2016 - by

Marathon Library Talk with Barbara Ross

On February 24 at 4 pm, Barbara Ross and I will be talking at the Marathon Branch of the Monroe County Library. We write our series from the two ends of Route One–Key West and Maine!


Posted on November 24, 2015 - by

Key West Artisan Market

The Key West Artisan Market, a fabulous event on the grounds of the Restaurant Store, 1111 Eaton St, will take place this Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm. I’ll be signing books at the KW Writers Guild tent, but there are tons of local vendors, plus food!


Posted on June 20, 2015 - by

Book Launch Party at RJ Julia Booksellers

yodareadingPlease join us on Thursday July 9 at 7pm to launch FATAL RESERVATIONS at RJ Julia Booksellers in Madison CT. Cake! Wine! Books!

Call 203-245-3959 to reserve your place.



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