Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): A Scone of Contention by Lucy Burdette

Posted August 10, 2021 by meezcarrie in contemporary, cozy mystery, giveaway, Lucy Burdette, mystery/suspense / 11 Comments

A Key West Food Critic Mystery #11
GENRE: Cozy Mystery
PUBLISHER: Crooked Lane Books
RELEASE DATE: August 10, 2021
PAGES: 336

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, thought Scotland was the ideal destination for two newlyweds. That was before they learned they’d be sharing their trip with Nathan’s crotchety mother, his sister, and his brother in law, who seem to have conspired to keep the couple apart. Worse, the trip takes a deadly Tartan turn when Hayley watches a man falls to his death from the famous Falkirk Wheel.

No one in Vera’s party claims to know the victim, Joseph Booth–but Hayley suspects otherwise. She is troubled to add to the suspect list her mother-in-law’s elderly pal, Gloria, who insisted she’d been poisoned when she doubled over with pain after the salad course at the previous night’s dinner. The next day, she felt well enough to join her colleagues and Hayley for a boat ride on the Wheel, high above the Forth and Clyde canals.

To clear Miss Gloria’s name, Hayley visits the dead man’s home, hunting for clues while enjoying Booth’s mother’s prize-winning cinnamon scones. What she finds troubles her more than ever–the killer may be someone very close to her heart.

Can Hayley, her mother-in-law, and Miss Gloria solve the mystery, or will the killer get away Scot free?


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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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11 responses to “Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): A Scone of Contention by Lucy Burdette

  1. Love the book cover and excerpt. Would love to read & review book in print format. Looks and sounds intriguing. My kind of book.
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