Friday, April 6, 2012

The Work Never Ends by Lucy Burdette

Written by Hayley Snow from Lucy Burdette's Key West food critic mysteries.

While we wait for the second book to be published (DEATH IN FOUR COURSES coming in September,) I've been helping my writer gather ideas for the third Key West food critic mystery. (I won't go so far as to say "helping her write" because I've seen precious little writing happening this past week.) Of course we had to work like mad on the edits for DEATH IN FOUR COURSES--why in the world a writer sends in a manuscript with loose ends is beyond me. Would I serve a dish that had ingredients missing? Not on your life! Anyway, we fixed all that and are ready to move on!

I can guarantee this book will be a lot of fun. Lucy told me there's going to be something about a Top Chef of Key West contest. Plus she's been muttering about pirates, and drag queens, and tarot card readers. (That's Lucy with Ron, the tarot card reader at the top. He sets up every night at Mallory Square) Over the last couple of weeks, we had lunch with the tarot guy and then another lunch with Randy Thompson, aka Victoria Dupuis the drag queen. And then if that wasn't enough research, we attended the "Dueling Bartenders" event at the Aqua Nightclub to see Randy dressed up and singing as he served drinks.

I'm telling you, it isn't easy being a killer character! Oh and Lucy always wants me to remind you that AN APPETITE FOR MURDER is in stores now. And you can follow us on twitter and facebook, and here, of course. 

Love, Hayley


  1. I'll be down to help with the research.

  2. The tag line to this is great! Love the cover! Key West is a lovely place to visit.

  3. Hayley, have you noticed that a lot of Lucy's research involves lunch? I think she's jealous because you get to eat in all those wonderful restaurants!

    ~ Krista

  4. Do you need any help with your research?

  5. Now that research sounds like fuuuun!!

  6. so I've let the cat out of the bag: there is a lot of lunch involved in this series:). Yes I would love to have you all join me! xoxo Hayley