Friday, August 21, 2020

The Key Lime Crime (+ Giveaway)

I’m happy to be sharing another delightful cozy murder mystery story with you. Today take a trip with me on author Lucy Burdette’s Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour for her latest release, THE KEY LIME CRIME (the 10th installment in her Key West Food Critic Mystery series).

By Lucy Burdette
*Cozy Mystery
*10th in Series – Key West Food Critic Mysteries
*Publisher: Crooked Lane Books (August 11, 2020)
*Hardcover: 320 pages
*ISBN-10: 1643853082
*ISBN-13: 978-1643853086

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.

During the week between Christmas and New Year's, the year-round population of Key West, Florida, faces a tsunami of tourists and snowbirds. It doesn't help that outrageously wealthy key lime pie aficionado David Sloan has persuaded the city to host his pie-baking contest. Every pie purveyor on the island is out to win the coveted Key Lime Key to the City and Key Zest food critic Hayley Snow is on the scene to report it.

Meanwhile, Hayley's home life is turning more tart than sweet. Hayley's new hubby, police detective Nathan Bransford, announces that her intimidating mother-in-law is bearing down on the island for a surprise visit. Hayley offers to escort Nathan's crusty mom on the iconic Conch Train Tour of the island's holiday lights, but it becomes a recipe for disaster when they find a corpse among the glittering palm trees and fantastic flamingos. The victim--Au Citron Vert's controversial new pastry chef--was a frontrunner in Sloan's contest.

It's bad enough that Hayley's too-curious mother-in-law is cooking up trouble. Now, the murderer is out to take a slice out of Hayley. Can she handle the heat of a killer's kitchen?

THE KEY LIME CRIME is available to purchase at the following sites - Amazon - B&N - Kobo - IndieBound

Meet the Author

Author Lucy Burdette
Clinical psychologist Lucy Burdette (aka Roberta Isleib) has published 16 mysteries, including the latest in the Key West food critic series, DEATH ON THE MENU (Crooked Lane Books, August 2018.) Her books and stories have been short-listed for Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity awards. She’s a member of Mystery Writers of America and a past president of Sisters in Crime.

She blogs at Jungle Red Writers and shares her love for food with the culinary writers at Mystery Lovers Kitchen She lives in Madison CT and Key West FL.

For more on Lucy/Roberta and her writing, you can connect with her on her website and at the following sites

To follow along with Lucy on her tour, just drop by the bloggers below. Be sure to enter the giveaway before you leave today. Have you ever entered a pie baking contest? What’s your favorite pie?

August 11 – I'm All About Books – SPOTLIGHT
August 11 – Reading, Writing & Stitch-Metic – CHARACTER INTERVIEW
August 11 - Jungle Red Writers 
August 12 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW  
August 12 – Reading Is My SuperPower – REVIEW
August 12 – Hearts & Scribbles - SPOTLIGHT
August 12 - The Conscious Cat 
August 13 – Christy's Cozy Corners – REVIEW
August 13 – Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – SPOTLIGHT
August 14 – Cozy Up WIth Kathy - REVIEW
August 14 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT
August 15 – Books a Plenty Boom Reviews – REVIEW
August 15 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
August 16 – Literary Gold – SPOTLIGHT
August 17 – Socrates Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
August 17 – Baroness' Book Trove – REVIEW
August 18 – Celticlady's Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
August 18 – StoreyBook Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
August 19 – Ascroft, eh? – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
August 19 – Island Confidential – SPOTLIGHT
August 20 – Cassidy's Bookshelves – SPOTLIGHT
August 20 – MJB Reviewers – SPOTLIGHT
August 21 – eBook addicts – REVIEW
August 22 – Diane Reviews Books – REVIEW
August 23 – Gimme The Scoop Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

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  1. It sounds like a heap of fun. And reminds me that I am yet to try a Key Lime Pie. Some day. Soon.

  2. This does sound like a fun story, Mason! And the setting is just right for the sort of story it is. Thanks for letting us know about it.

  3. This sounds like a fun story! And it has me craving some key lime pie.


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