Author Lucy Burdette Virtual Event

Lucy Burdette and book cover


Please join us for our very own Zoom virtual event with Key West author Lucy Burdette! We're celebrating the launch of Lucy's latest Key West Food Critic Mystery, titled The Key Lime Crime, which publishes on that day. To make it even more fun, our very own Cathy and Jean will be chatting along with Lucy.

It's BYOB for this one, folks! After all, it's 5 o'clock, it's Key West, and Lucy loves mojitos! Check out her favorite mojito recipe here!

And read Jean's (aka Maurice on Books) blog review of THE KEY LIME CRIME!

Here are the details you need:

  • Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2020
  • "Doors open at 4:45 pm; "Show starts" at 5 pm.
  • Registration is required via EVENTBRITE
  • Watch: via Zoom. (You will need access to a computer or other device that is capable of accessing and sufficient Interntet access. If you have not used Zoom before, please see Getting Started with Zoom.)


Clinical psychologist Lucy Burdette (aka Roberta Isleib) is the author of 18 mysteries, including THE KEY LIME CRIME (Crooked Lane Books,) the latest in the Key West series featuring food critic Hayley Snow. Her books and stories have been short-listed for Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity awards. She's a past president of Sisters in Crime and the current president of the Friends of the Key West Library.


With her intimidating new mother-in-law bearing down on the island and a fierce rivalry between Key lime pie bakers to referee, food critic Hayley Snow is feeling anything but festive…

It’s the week between Christmas and New Year’s and Key West is bursting at the seams with holiday events and hordes of tourists. Adding to the chaos, Key lime pie aficionado David Sloan has persuaded the city to host his Key Lime pie extravaganza and contest. Hayley Snow can’t escape the madness because her bosses at Key Zest magazine have assigned her to cover the event. Every pie purveyor in Key West is determined to claim the Key lime spotlight—and win the coveted Key Lime Key to the City.

Another recipe for disaster—Hayley’s hubby, police detective Nathan Bransford, announces that his mother will be making a surprise visit. Newlywed Hayley must play the dutiful daughter-in-law, so she and her pal Miss Gloria offer to escort his mom on the iconic Conch Train Tour of the island's holiday lights. But it's not all glittering palm trees and fantastic flamingos--the unlikely trio finds a real body stashed in one of the elaborate displays. And the victim is no stranger: Hayley recognizes the controversial new pastry chef from Au Citron Vert, a frontrunner in Sloan’s contest.

Hayley must not only decipher who’s removed the chef from the contest kitchen, she's also got to handle a too-curious mother-in-law who seems to be cooking up trouble of her own.  

Event address: 
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The Key Lime Crime: A Key West Food Critic Mystery Cover Image
ISBN: 9781643853086
Availability: Not in Our Store - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Crooked Lane Books - August 11th, 2020

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

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.