Lucy Burdette

End of September Mystery Catch Up!

by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy

This week we have another catch-up group of fun mysteries including some with Halloween and supernatural settings-A Clue in the Crumbs: A Key West Food Critic Mystery by Lucy Burdette, A Shimmer of Red: An Odessa Jones Mystery by Valerie Wilson Wesley, Mischief Nights Are Murder by Libby Klein, and Murder at the Elms by Alyssa Maxwell.

October Mystery Catchup!

by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy

This week we are once again playing catchup with a fun group of cozy mysteries-A Colorful Scheme: A Pen & Ink Mystery by Krista Davis, Death on the Argyle: A Black Sheep & Co. Mystery by Anne Canadeo, Gone for Gouda: A Cheese Shop Mystery by Korina Moss, A Dish to Die For: A Key West Food Mystery by Lucy Burdette, and Two Parts Sugar, One Part Murder: A Baker Street Mystery by Valerie Burns.

Why I Don’t Write Historical Mysteries

by Lucy Burdette

When I was in sixth grade, we moved from New Jersey to Michigan which meant an unfamiliar school. My dad grew worried that the new teacher wasn’t stretching me enough, so he went in to speak with her. He came home and presented me with a dry (or so I remember) tome about the history of English royalty that I was to read in my spare time. He was a great history buff and whenever the family traveled (six of us and a couple German shepherd dogs), he planned stops at battlegrounds and cemeteries. All of this unfortunately caused my eyes to glaze over. The same thing happened in my high school history classes.

Lucy Burdette Tries a New Recipe, Unsafe Haven

by Lucy Burdette

With twelve cozy culinary mysteries down the hatch (sorry, couldn’t help myself), I realize I am very accustomed to understanding my characters through what and how they eat. The main character in my Key West foodie mysteries, Hayley Snow, is a food critic. Her mother, Janet, is a caterer. Both women are excellent cooks who love to entertain. As Hayley Snow said in Killer Takeout: “Food is a major deal in my family—life-sustaining, of course. But it also provides clues to the cook’s inner life, like a psychologist’s inkblot test.

November Mystery Catchup!

by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow

This week we have even more fun mysteries to add to your TBR list-Death and Sensibility: A Jane Austin Society Mystery by Elizabeth Blake, A Scone for Contention: A Key West Food Critic Mystery by Lucy Burdette, Coached in the Act: The Life Coach Mystery by Victoria Laurie, and Murder Gets A Makeover: A Jaine Austen Mystery by Laura Levine.

Another Thanksgiving Feast of Food Mysteries

by Sandra Murpy
& Cynthia Chow

This week we have a group of food mysteries for your mystery Thanksgiving feast-The Key Lime Crime: A Key West Food Critic Mystery by Lucy Burdette, Murder with Honey Ham Biscuits by A. L. Herbert, Three Treats Too Many by Debra H. Goldstein, Dough or Die: A Bread Shop Mystery by Winnie Archer, and Murder Goes to Market by Daisy Bateman.

Favorite Books of 2019

by KRL Staff

Another year has ended and once again we take a look back at a few of the many books reviewed in KRL in 2019. All but one of our main reviewers share in this post their top 5-10ish favorite books they reviewed in 2019. Katherine Costa wanted to include favorite authors and TV shows that she has reviewed, so hers went up in a separate post in this issue.