Lucy Burdette

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.

A Fantastic Feast of Food Mysteries For Father’s Day

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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