The winner of THE DAY SHE DIED by Catriona McPherson is…

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Suspense in the Scottish countryside by the award-winning author of historicals set in 1920s Scotland and stand-alone suspense …

Ready to hear who won THE DAY SHE DIED by Catriona McPherson? Cheers to…DARLENE!

Please send your mailing address to me at leslie (at) lesliebudewitz (dot) com by May 30 to claim your prize. Or else my supervisor will stare at me until I pick another winner!

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Photo: Ruff the Cat, aka the Supervisor, the model for Mr. Sandburg in my Food Lovers’ Village Mysteries.

BUTTER OFF DEAD, July 2015 (available for pre-order now!)

Collecting Can Be Murder – Lucy Burdette – #bookgiveaway

LucyWe’re celebrating the upcoming release of my third Food Lovers’ Village mystery, BUTTER OFF DEAD (July 7—save the suspense and pre-order it now!), with a glimpse of some of your favorite authors’ prized collections.

Today, a peek at the shelves of Lucy Burdette, author of the scrumptious Key West Food Critic series.

Fatal Reservations“Luckily, I don’t collect things. Except, ummm, books. Does that count? My latest obsession is fiction and memoir centered around food and cooking. The photo shows a small piece of my library (not even counting cookbooks and cozy culinary mysteries!) I have convinced myself that this is all done in the name of research, because I start each chapter of my Key West food critic mysteries with a culinary epigraph. Here’s an example of the gems I’ve found: “If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu.” Manuel Rouvelas”

Find Lucy at, @lucyburdette, or

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Leave a comment on my Facebook page or blog, for a chance to win a signed copy of FATAL RESERVATIONS, out July 7 (and available for pre-order now!). Ruff the Cat will choose a winner at random—check back in the morning to find out!

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