Cozy Mystery A Scone Of Contention
Cozy Mystery A Scone of Contention fun twists, turns and suspense for house-boating crime sleuths in Hemingway’s tropical Key West and beyond. This is my first reading of a mystery novel written by national bestselling author, Lucy Burdette.
A Scone of Contention is a fun mystery novel that has kept me fully engaged in the story. Be warned…if you love pastries, A Scone of Contention will, without a doubt, arouse your sweet tooth and cravings for some tasty baked goods and maybe for some cream tea too!
Two of the characters have put off their wedding for quite some time. They decide to get married in Scotland and to that end, they bring lots of folks with them to Scotland for the wedding. When the group arrives in Scotland, I felt like I was right there with them enjoying the sights of Scotland. However, the members of the wedding group quickly find themselves right smack in the middle of a couple of very disturbing happenings.
Although, this book is the latest addition in the book series. I can say the story stands just fine on its own. The author provided rich character descriptions which serve really well in bringing readers right in to the story. And I loved the descriptions of the houseboats and the characters living in them.
About The Author:
Lucy Burdette is the author of the Key West food critic mysteries. As Roberta Isleib, she has also written the golf lovers mystery series and the advice column mysteries. Her books and stories have been nominated for Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity awards.
Publisher Book Description of A Bone Of Contention:
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.