Friday, February 6, 2015

Characters in a Fishbowl


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

Did you know that once you end up in a book, your life is no longer your own? People from all over the world talk about you, and your boyfriends, and your life. I have to admit, it's the tiniest bit flattering. Oh why don't I show you the latest letter that my author received...

Dear Ms. Burdette:


We are a class of 12 girls in our freshman year at Gymnasium Sylt, a high school which is located in the far north of Germany on the island of Sylt which is surrounded by the North Sea.


We read your book "An Appetite for Murder" in our English lessons (cf. the photo attached) with our English teacher, Mrs Detlefsen. To us it was a really enjoyable book because it is full of romance, action and crime. We particularly liked the Scene with Meredith pushing Hayley off the road and threatening her with a gun. Moreover, we love the different quotations you use, some are so true and fit perfectly.



Though we talked a lot about the characters, the setting and the plot, there are still some questions left we would be grateful for if you could answer them for us. For example, we would really like to know why Hayley just spills the beans about everything (e.g. with the Police) and why she fell in love with that arrogant Person of Chad.



We also would like to know if parts of the novel are based on reality? And, could you maybe please send us one of your favourite recipes we could try as a class in our school´s kitchen? That would be great!

Lots of greetings from the far north of Germany

Class E1s



Hayley here: Now that I look at it again, I guess I should be flattered. Except for the part about  the arrogant Person of Chad...sigh...how embarrassing...

14 comments:

  1. Fan mail.. that is awesome! My favorite part is "the arrogant Person of Chad."

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  2. What a great letter! And quite a compliment to the writer. They were paying attention!

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    1. So true! imagine trying to write something like that in German:)

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  4. How sweet! Awesome compliment to you, Lucy/Roberta! Did you send them a recipe? We know you have lots of them! :)

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    1. Thanks Patricia! I recommended the hot fudge pie:) but also suggested they look at all the great recipes on Mystery Lovers Kitchen.

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  5. How marvelous! Wish I'd had an English teacher who had required such entertaining reading. But I don't want to have to work it out in another language, thank you very much.

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    1. thanks Libby. Not sure most English teachers would consider cozy mysteries up to their teaching standards LOL. Luckily we know better...

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  6. Ah, wonderful! I'm so glad their teacher introduced them to a fun book . . . with some geography and culinary lessons as well. ;-)

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  7. That is so cool! They are so lucky to get to read your book for class. So much more fun than so many of the required reading books were...

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  8. I have to echo an earlier comment, their English is fantastic and their understanding of the story...! What a great letter to receive!

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  9. Thank you guys, I Lucy was delighted. More than Hayley:) I think.

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