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  • Kilts, brogue and murder

    Hayley and Nathan are headed to Scotland for their honeymoon. Not only are they visiting Nathan’s sister and her husband, they’re being joined by Miss Gloria and Helen, Nathan’s Mother. What could possible go wrong with a honeymoon for six? While in Scotland, Nathan’s sister, Vera, is working on some final work for the book she is publishing with college friends. So that means the ladies will be traveling with Vera and the group while the men participate in a golf tournament. Just when you get past a honeymoon apart, it’s an attempted poisoning and a suspicious death that really turns the honeymoon into mayhem. Lucy can’t help but ask questions, but without Nathan there, can she manage to keep herself and Miss Gloria from the killer’s crosshairs?

This is a great series, and this particular entry really stands out in the series. Key West and Scotland in the same book? I’m sold! While not a fan of Highlander (there, I admitted it) I do love the home of my forebears and the history mixed into this one made it feel more like a trip overseas during the pandemic. The cast is entertaining and the usual setting is always carefree and relaxing, aside from the murder itself. You HAVE to give this series a read if you haven’t yet

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  • A Scone Of Contention!

    This was an enjoyable whodunnit with a great set of suspects and a wonderful setting. Scotland was described beautifully and I could almost feel the wind or the rain. The characters were fun to get to know, and figure out the truth behind the mystery. I had an inkling about the culprit before the ending. The basis of this story was a little awkward. Who would take their elderly next door neighbor on their honeymoon? I think that was a bit of a stretch, but it didn't hamper the mystery. The story opened with another minor mystery that was based on real-life. Even though I read to escape the depressing news of the day, I liked the way the author handled the situation.

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  • Food Critic in Scotland

    Hayley and Nathan are finally going on their honeymoon – if you can call the trip that. They are heading to Scotland so that Hayley can meet Nathan’s sister, Vera, and their neighbor, Miss Gloria, and Nathan’s mother are tagging along. When they arrive, they quickly discover that Vera is in the final stages of a book about Scotland, but the tension among Vera and her coauthors is strong. An attempted poisoning and a suspicious accident make Hayley think that something strange is going on. Can she figure it out? As a fan of this series, I wondering how I would feel about a book away from Key West since the location is a strong character in the books. Fortunately, we get some scenes before and after on the island and the characters left behind get cameos. The book balances travelogue with mystery well, and anyone who has wanted to visit Scotland will only want to visit more about reading this book. I did feel that both the main plot and subplot’s climaxes were anti-climactic. They did answer all of our questions, but they were a bit abrupt. I did enjoy getting to meet the new characters, and anyone as hungry by the talk of food as I am will be pleased by the recipes at the end of the book. Fans of the series will be glad we got to crash Nathan and Hayley’s honeymoon.

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  • A Sterling Read

    Even though this is book 11 in the 'Key West Food Critic Mystery' series, and I have only read two other instalments I still jumped at the chance to read A Scone of Contention, finding it a fun, delightful and amusing cozy. Hayley and police detective Nathan Bransford are enjoying their life together as a married couple, and are going on their honeymoon. They are staying in Scotland so that Hayley can meet Nathan's sister, Vera, and Nathan's mum and a neighbour are going along also. Vera is writing a book about Scotland and they visit some places of interest as part of some project work. When someone is poisoned and then there is a death, Hayley becomes suspicious as to what may be going on. Lucy Burdette has created such wonderful characters for this series and this story, and Helen Bransford, Nathan’s mother, is certainly a force to be reckoned with! Miss Gloria, Hayley's octogenarian friend and neighbour provided many comedic moments, and I adore her great relationship with Hayley. All of the characters have excellent parts to play and the dialogue is sharp and punchy. The mystery itself was well-plotted, with the subplot surrounding Vera adding further intrigue. The author did a sterling job of describing the Scottish setting and the local foodie delights. This delightfully entertaining story has given me the inspiration to read more in the series, especially the first book, An Appetite for Murder. Very highly recommended. Disclosure: Thank you to Crooked Lane for providing a digital ARC of A Scone of Contention by Lucy Burdette, via Netgalley for review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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  • Loved the Scottish story line

    Honeymoon trip to Scotland to visit the inlaws. Love the supporting characters.

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