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Lucy Burdette

A pseudonym used by Roberta Isleib

Lucy Burdette is the author of the Key West food critic mystery series, launching in January 2012 with An Appetite for Murder (NAL.)

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, Romance Writers of America, and Sisters in Crime, and a past-president of Sisters in Crime.

Genres: Cozy Mystery, General Fiction
Key West Food Critic Mystery
   1. An Appetite for Murder (2012)
   2. Death in Four Courses (2012)
   3. Topped Chef (2013)
   4. Murder With Ganache (2014)
   5. Death With All the Trimmings (2014)
   6. Fatal Reservations (2015)
   7. Killer Takeout (2016)
   8. Death on the Menu (2018)
   9. A Deadly Feast (2019)
   10. The Key Lime Crime (2020)
   11. A Scone of Contention (2021)
   12. A Dish to Die for (2022)
   13. A Clue in the Crumbs (2023)
   Lucy Burdette's Kitchen (2024)
   14. A Poisonous Palate (2024)
Books containing stories by Lucy Burdette
This Time For Sure (2021)
Bouchercon 2021 Anthology
(Bouchercon Anthology)
edited by
Hank Phillippi Ryan
Murder in Key West 2 (2015)
(Murder and Mayhem in Key West, book 2)
edited by
Shirrel Rhoades
Murder in Key West (2013)
(Murder and Mayhem in Key West, book 1)
edited by
Shirrel Rhoades

Lucy Burdette recommends
Come Shell or High Water (2024)
(Haunted Shell Shop Mystery, book 1)
Molly MacRae
"With its likable protagonist and irresistible island setting, Come Shell or High Water will charm readers with an imaginative mashup of cozy mystery and ghost story."
Peril in Pink (2024)
(Hudson Valley B&B Mystery, book 1)
Sydney Leigh
"A fresh and twisty mystery for the next generation of cozy readers."
An American in Scotland (2023)
(Scottish Isle Mystery, book 1)
Lucy Connelly
"A determined new heroine and a gorgeous small town Scottish setting will leave readers yearning for another visit."

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