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A Scone of Contention: A Key West Food Critic Mystery (Hardcover)

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.
Lucy Burdette is a clinical psychologist who has published over fifteen mysteries. Her books have been shortlisted for Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity awards. A member of Mystery Writers of America and a past president of Sisters in Crime, she spends her time between Madison, Connecticut, and Key West, Florida.
Product Details ISBN: 9781643856247
ISBN-10: 1643856243
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Publication Date: August 10th, 2021
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: A Key West Food Critic Mystery
Praise for A Scone of Contention:

“A scone-by-scone tour of glorious Scotland . . . Foodies and Outlander fans will rejoice in the references to both.”
Kirkus Reviews

“An interesting read and a delightful trip through Scotland.”
New York Journal of Books

A Scone of Contention moves at a brisk pace complemented by appealing characters."
Sun Sentinel

“[A] well-plotted cozy mystery . . . [And] a fascinating trip to Scotland without a passport! Highly recommended.”
Suspense Magazine

Praise for A Key West Food Critic Mysteries:
“Hayley Snow is one of my favorite amateur sleuths.”
—Jenn McKinlay, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
"I love this series! [Lucy Burdette has] revitalized my love of cozy mysteries."
—Laurell K. Hamilton, New York Times bestselling author
“I can’t wait for the next entry in this charming series.” 
―Diane Mott Davidson, New York Times bestselling author

“Food, fun, and felonies. What more could a reader ask for?” 
―Lorna Barrett, New York Times bestselling author

“The victim may not be coming back for seconds, but readers certainly will!” 
―Julie Hyzy, national bestselling author

“A natural for fans of Joanne Fluke’s Hannah Swensen mysteries.”

“A perfect choice for foodie cozy lovers.”
Publishers Weekly

“Great reading experience for armchair travelers, foodies, and cozy mystery lovers!”
—Midwest Book Review

“[A] well-plotted mystery series.”
Suspense Magazine

“Filled with lighthearted humor and quirky characters.”
Woman's World