• A Scone of Contention

  • Key West Food Critic
  • By: Lucy Burdette
  • Narrated by: Laura Jennings
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (48 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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 and 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.

©2021 Lucy Burdette (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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I love this Series of books!

A Scone of contention it’s one of my favorite books in this Key West series! Are narrator is as always just perfect! Lucy Bernadette is a great writer they can help you visually see and smell her landscapes and food Descriptions!

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A dry mealy scone of a story based on a stupid vacation abroad. Not a Key West story.

I was very disappointed with this book. I absolutely love the Key West critic series but this was a horribly obvious and contrived tale birthed after a trip abroad. The only consistent elements were the characters who were lazily transplanted in another country but horribly American in their self-important and superior attitudes as evidenced by the “I’m a policeman in America, so I’m obviously important and will lead the investigation and immediately to reproach” insertion. He’s a cop from a tiny town on a tiny island in a country that now has a horrible reputation abroad. And let’s be honest, in the real world the police from abroad really would give a scones fuck if your a policeman from Key West and have likely never heard of the place. It’s just a dry and stupidly contrived lame excuse for a book in a wonderful series. Don’t wast your time. The author should have focused on providing audio to the rest of the books in the series not voiced for Audible.

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great story

I love that it is
all about the story and not sexed up scenes. thanks also for the language. I can listen to it in front of the children and not have to fast forward .

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