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Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway for A Scone of Contention by Lucy Burdette

A Scone of Contention:

 A Key West Food Critic Mystery 

by Lucy Burdette

About A Scone of Contention

Cozy 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.

*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.
 Hamlet and Nathan just want a honeymoon trip. This quickly takes an unexpected turn when they decide to go to Scotland to meet his sister taking Gloria as well. Add in his mother and things really get interesting. They are trying to have a good time when unexpected events keep happening. One would think going to an entirely different country would give her a break from mysteries but fate deems otherwise. This all makes for a fabulous cozy that takes the reader on a trip across the globe with good food and suspend sprinkled on top. Sure yo delight fans of cozies with a culinary flair. I really liked it so I give it 4/5 stars.

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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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your review on "A Scone of Contention" by Lucy Burdette and for being part of the book tour.

    Always enjoy this author's books and can't wait for the opportunity to dive in reading this one. Love the cover!
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