Author Spotlight – Lucy Burdette/Roberta Isleib

National bestselling author Lucy Burdette’s tenth Key West Food Critic mystery is piping hot with pie-enthusiasts and murder suspects.

The Key Lime Crime: A Key West Food Critic Mystery

Blurb:

When a fierce rivalry between key lime pie bakers leads to a pastry chef’s murder, food critic Hayley Snow is fit to be pied.

During the week between Christmas and New Year’s, the year-round population of Key West, Florida, faces a tsunami of tourists and snowbirds. It doesn’t help that outrageously wealthy key lime pie aficionado David Sloan has persuaded the city to host his pie-baking contest. Every pie purveyor on the island is out to win the coveted Key Lime Key to the City and Key Zest food critic Hayley Snow is on the scene to report it.

Meanwhile, Hayley’s home life is turning more tart than sweet. Hayley’s new hubby, police detective Nathan Bransford, announces that her intimidating mother-in-law is bearing down on the island for a surprise visit. Hayley offers to escort Nathan’s crusty mom on the iconic Conch Train Tour of the island’s holiday lights, but it becomes a recipe for disaster when they find a corpse among the glittering palm trees and fantastic flamingos. The victim–Au Citron Vert’s controversial new pastry chef–was a frontrunner in Sloan’s contest.

It’s bad enough that Hayley’s too-curious mother-in-law is cooking up trouble. Now, the murderer is out to take a slice out of Hayley. Can she handle the heat of a killer’s kitchen?

Meet the Author

Lucy Burdette is the author of the Key West Food Critic Mystery Series, a cozy, culinary mystery series starring food critic Hayley Snow. The 10th book in the series, THE KEY LIME CRIME, is now out from Crooked Lane Books. A SCONE OF CONTENTION, will be released in August, 2021.

Lucy’s alter-ego Roberta Isleib has written the Golf Lover’s Mystery Series, SIX STROKES UNDER, and the advice column mysteries DEADLY ADVICE. Lucy (aka Roberta) is a clinical psychologist who loves using her background in her stories. She also loves to cook and to eat and to talk and write and read about food!

You can learn more about Lucy, Key West, and the food critic mysteries at her website

She also blogs with the wonderful crime fiction writers at Jungle Red Writers

She shares recipes and stories with seven other cozy mystery writers at Mystery Lovers Kitchen

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