Hi Everyone! It’s Hayley Snow here from Lucy Burdette's Key West mysteries. I’m so excited to be invited back for a visit! If I sound a little hyper, this is a super stressful time in Key West, which I'll tell you all about.
But first, when you get stressed, how does it come out? For me, it’s all about the food—both cooking and eating. And the coffee – café con leche as we say on this island.
Anyway back to stress and food, I come by this honestly as my mom, Janet, is a total foodie. Maybe last time we talked, she was still living in New Jersey, a little bored, a lot cold, and some lonely? Well, things have changed! She’s married now to a great guy named Sam, and she lives right here in Key West and has her own catering business.
And that takes us back to stress! The job she’s landed recently could not be any bigger or more important. The city is having a big joint conference with the city of Havana right here on our little island. And guess who was selected as the caterer for the weekend? Janet Snow, you got it. And then guess who was pressed into service as her trusty sidekick? You guessed it, her new husband, her octogenarian friend and my roommate, Miss Gloria, and yours truly.
Wait, I’ve got to run! I hear people yelling in Harry Truman‘s living room. I better go see what’s going on...Lucy will tell you the rest!
Lucy: We have a copy of DEATH ON THE MENU to give away. We'll choose the winner out of all the folks to leave a comment about how they handle stress. (US entries only please!) Don't forget your emails...you can disguise them a little so the bots don't get you...
About the book: Lucy Burdette, Death on the Menu
Food critic Hayley Snow is attending a three-day international conference at the Harry S. Truman Little White House. Things get off to a bad start when Hemingway’s Nobel prize gold medal (which belongs to Cuba and is on display for this weekend only) disappears. And they only get worse when a body is discovered in the storeroom. Hayley must spring into action before the killer adds another victim to his menu.