Scornful Scones Book Cover Scornful Scones
Cozy Corgi Mysteries Book 5
Mildred Abbott
April 26, 2018

With summer approaching, Estes Park is abuzz with flowers, baking, tourists, and… murder.
Tourist season is about to begin, and the lovely weather has Winifred Page and her corgi sidekick, Watson, leaving the comfort of the Cozy Corgi Bookshop and Bakery to reluctantly attend a celebration at the Black Bear Roaster coffee shop. But a chill of uncertainty settles over Fred when a choking death doesn’t seem so accidental—despite the dry, hazardous scones.
As Fred and Police Sergeant Branson Wexler rekindle a possible romance, Fred shares her suspicions. But is she seeing murder at every turn? Learning to trust her gut feelings, Fred risks the ire of the coffee shop owner to investigate not one, but two, deaths.
As suspects and motives abound, old resentments are uncovered, and Fred and Watson build new friendships even as they follow the crumbs to find clues to a killer.

Reviewed by Gloria Lakritz

Sr. Reviewer and Review Chair for the Paranormal Romance Guild

No one expected when Winifred Page and her trusted corgi Watson moved into town to open a book store, she would be followed by a rash of deaths….all murders! Fred came to Estes Park to lick her wounds, losing her publishing business and ending her marriage. Her mom lived here with her new husband and Fred needed family.

She chose a quaint shop in town to renovate while being forced to solve murders since arriving. The shop was a two-story site, and Fred needed something to see upstairs. First thinking a small gift shop….but  ultimately became a bakery with smells emanating, drawing people upstairs first to have coffee, tea and the delish baked goods.

That put Fred’s and Katie’s shop a direct competition to the Back Bear Roaster, which Fred tried her hardest to continue to visit resorting to giving the terrible scones they served to Watson; who ate anything. We knew no good would come of that competition but had no idea our author had plans for us and this was #5.

I love this series……