Hayley and Nathan are finally off on their honeymoon in Scotland. Unfortunately, Nathan’s mother and one elderly neighbor have invited themselves along. A man is murdered and one of the “guests” is suspected of the crime. Hayley, her mother-in-law, and her neighbor decide to find the killer in A Scone of Contention.
I can’t imagine why Hayley is so even tempered about her in-laws ruining her honeymoon. I pray both she and Nathan have more vacation time from work. Hopefully, they will learn their lesson and skulk away without telling anyone of their plans.
As usual in this series, I liked seeing the characters move forward with their lives. The Scottish setting was a nice change from Key West in Florida. The murder mystery was relatively easy to solve leaving the reader time to solve several subplotted mysteries. A Scone of Contention is a culinary cozy mystery that has something for everyone: clean romance, Scotland, high family (in-law) drama, yummy recipes and several mysteries to solve. 4 stars!
Thanks to author and Great Escapes Book Tours for a copy in exchange for my honest review.
About A Scone of Contention
A Scone of Contention: A Key West Food Critic Mystery
11th in the Series
Publisher : Crooked Lane Books (August 10, 2021)
Hardcover : 336 pages
ISBN-10 : 1643856243
ISBN-13 : 978-1643856247
Digital ASIN : B08N6SCZRC
A murderer’s out to spoil Hayley’s honeymoon in national bestselling author Lucy Burdette’s eleventh Key West Food Critic Mystery.
Key Zest food critic Hayley Snow and her groom, police detective Nathan Bransford, chose Scotland for their long-delayed honeymoon, hoping to sightsee and enjoy some prize-winning scones. But their romantic duo swells to a crowd when they’re joined by Nathan’s family as well as octogenarian Miss Gloria.
Nathan’s sister Vera takes the women on a whirlwind tour of some of Scotland’s iconic mystic places as research for a looming book project. But the trip takes a deadly tartan turn when a dinner party guest falls ill and claims she was poisoned. And then the group watches in horror as a mysterious tourist tumbles to his death from the famous Falkirk Wheel, high above the Forth & Clyde canal.
Vera and her friends deny knowing the dead man, but after observing their reactions to the fall, Hayley is not convinced. With one person dead, a second possibly poisoned, and the tension among Vera’s friends as thick as farmhouse cheese, Hayley fears her long-awaited honeymoon might end with another murder.
Far away from home, surrounded by unfamiliar faces, eccentric characters, and a forbiddingly gorgeous setting, Hayley must call on all her savvy to keep a killer from striking again and then escaping Scot free.
About Lucy Burdette
Lucy Burdette (aka Roberta Isleib) is the author of 19 mysteries, including A SCONE OF CONTENTION, the eleventh book in the Key West series featuring food critic Hayley Snow. THE KEY LIME CRIME won the bronze medal for popular fiction in the Florida Book Awards. Lucy’s books and stories have also been short-listed for Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity awards. She’s a past president of Sisters in Crime, and currently serving as president of the Friends of the Key West Library.
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Website – http://lucyburdette.com
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