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
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...