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Lucy Burdette

by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow


This week we have a fun group of food mysteries for your Father’s Day feasts-Deadly Feast: A Key West Food Critic Mystery by Lucy Burdette, Dying for Devil’s Food: A Cupcake Bakery Mystery by Jenn McKinlay, The Diva Sweetens the Pie: A Domestic Diva Mystery by Krista Davis, Murder with Cucumber Sandwiches: A Daisy’s Tea Garden Mystery by Karen Rose Smith, and Sconed to Death: A Cat Latimer Mystery by Lynn Cahoon.

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by Sunny Frazier


Poodles and pugs, lighthouses and cruises, knitting and noshing, this month’s column has it all—plus astrology! Enjoy these summer reads.

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by Cynthia Chow


After one of the hottest summers in Key West history, the heat shows no sign of ending even with Halloween approaching. Few can party like these Floridians, a questionable trait highlighted by the ten-day celebration of Fantasy Fest. A zombie bike ride, costume parade, tutu party, and pet masquerade contest are the tamest events involving participants donning little more than body paint.

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by Sunny Frazier


There’s flowers in bloom, magic in the air, Georgia on our minds, and these terrific books to read!
After a successful party at Bodie Island’s Lighthouse Library in North Carolina’s Outer Banks, librarian Lucy Richardson is ready to curl up with Charles the cat and a good book.

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July Food Penguins

IN THE July 11 ISSUE

FROM THE 2015 Articles,
andCynthia Chow,
andFood Fun,
andMysteryrat's Maze
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by Cyntha Chow


It’s time for some more fun food mysteries from Penguin-Macaroni and Freeze: A Comfort Food Mystery by Christine Wenger, Peaches and Scream: A Georgia Peach Mystery by Susan Furlong, Butter Off Dead: A Food Lovers’ Village Mystery by Leslie Budewitz, & Fatal Reservations: A Key West Food Critic Mystery by Lucy Burdette. Details on how to win copies of all of these books at the end of this post, along with a link to purchase them.

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by Cynthia Chow


It may be Christmastime in Key West, Florida, but Hayley Snow is definitely not feeling the holiday spirit. Her position as a food critic for Key Zest magazine is in flux. The co-owner despises Hayley and has brought in potential buyers who would take the magazine in a more social media-focused direction. Hayley’s editor—and potential boyfriend—Wally has been absent due to his mother’s battle with cancer.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy


This week we have another fun group of mystery reviews & giveaways from Penguin authors- Murder with Ganache: A Key West Food Critic Mystery by Lucy Burdette, Murder Sends a Postcard: A Haunted Souvenir Shop Mystery By Christy Fifield, Playing with Fire by J. J. Cook, and Zero Degree Murder by M. L. Rowland. Info on how to win copies of all 4 of these fun mysteries at the end of this post, along with a link to purchase them.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Lucy Burdette


Hayley Snow has finally begun to feel confident at her job as a writer and food critic for the Florida biweekly style magazine Key Zest, but she has yet to face the challenge of reporting a negative review for an established restaurant. Knowing how a poor review can financially devastate a restaurant, Hayley is guilt-ridden when she thinks of all of the hard labor and emotional investment a chef puts into his creations only to have it lambasted in print. However, three visits to Just Off Duval failed to show any improvement and leaves Hayley no choice but to write up a foreboding prediction of failure for the upscale new restaurant.

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by Sandra Murphy &
Cynthia Chow



Hayley Snow has finally achieved her dream job of writing as a restaurant critic for the Key West magazine, Key Zest. However, the co-owner of the publication has good reason for personally detesting Hayley, so with her job on the line Hayley must continue to prove herself as an innovative food critic and journalist. A key step to this path is her attendance of the “Key West Loves Literature” seminar that will feature many prominent food writers and critic.

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