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Death by Scones

(Danger Cove #3)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  188 ratings  ·  43 reviews
From international bestselling author Jennifer Fischetto comes a deliciously devious murder mystery...

Someone's about to get their just desserts.

Riley Spencer is officially the new owner of the Cinnamon Sugar Bakery in the small town of Danger Cove. She’s excited about the grand re-opening, but when she learns a hoax letter went out to the residents of Danger Cove info
Kindle Edition, 239 pages
Published May 19th 2015 by Gemma Halliday Publishing (first published May 15th 2015)
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Sep 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
I've had this on the good old TBR for quite awhile now, and it's about time I got to it. Good thing that most of the Danger Cove novels seem to be very loosely tied to each other, as I've jumped around and not read them in order.

This had a very good mystery, but the motive revealed at the end just didn't seem very strong to me. I'm still thinking on it, as I know sometimes someone can be unbalanced enough that anything can tip them over the edge.

The mc also at times seemed to fluctuate between
Sep 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
In Death by Scones by Jennifer Fischetto and Elizabeth Ashby, Riley Spencer is having a grand reopening of the Cinnamon Sugar Bakery in Danger Cove to celebrate the fact that her grandmother has formally handed ownership of the bakery to her. Then someone plays a mean prank on her by sending out an email with Riley’s name on it offering free samples to the recipients of the email. Frantically, Riley scurries to the kitchen to cut up pastries baked for the afternoon rush into smaller pieces to gi ...more
Death by Scones :: Jennifer Fischetto

An interesting cozy mystry. There are lots of possible suspects, twists and turns, and bits of romance. It ends with a few surprises.

My only two complaints were there was too much fashion description. It distracted from the story. Also too many zodiac mentions.

The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. Melissa Meshey's young voice fit the story.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this revi
Oct 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Danger cove mysteries never disappoint
Dawn Frazier
May 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is book three in the Danger Cove series, this one introduces us to Riley, who has recently taken over her grandmothers bakery. At her grand opening, she finds a body in the bathroom. Unfortunately, Riley eventually becomes a suspect, they say that the man died of an allergy, in her store! Riley knows this is impossible, so she begins to investigate, to save her name, and her store. During the investigation, she uncovers lots of secrets, including some family secrets that make her question a ...more
Melissa Levine
I received this audiobook for an honest review.

I almost gave up near the beginning of the story because of the narrator. Please, authors, publishers, whoever chooses the narrator, please keep in mind: A bad narrator can make a great story seem like it's not. If a listener can't get past the narrator's lack of skill, this looks bad for the story overall. I hate leaving bad reviews when the majority of the issues were on the narrators part. I'm sorry but the narrator did a horrible job. I see on
Elena Alvarez Dosil
Oct 27, 2017 rated it liked it
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Riley Spencer inherited the Cinnamon Sugar Bakery from her grandmother. On her first day as the boss, one her customers dies by anaphylactic shock due to a peanuts allergy. Curiously, the Cinnamon Sugar bakery is nuts free so Riley suspects something fishy at hand, and she is decided to find the murderer.

Cozy mysteries is one of my guilty pleasures, so I couldn’t let this one pass. The story was entertaining and the characte
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Death by Scones by Elizabeth Ashby and Jennifer Fischetto Narrated by Melissa Meshey

Riley Spencer’s first day as owner of Cinnamon Sugar Bakery has started off strange. Just after opening Riley finds out there has been a hoax email sent out to several customers promising free food. She quickly devises a plan to embrace this crowd with smaller bite sized samples. Surprisingly the town’s recluse shows up acting a little bit strange. Riley later finds him dead in the bakery’s restroom. The cause of
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy-mysteries
Cinnamon has made it official and turned the keys of the Cinnamon & Sugar Bakery to her granddaughter Riley. Riley is excited for the change and happy to be the new owner. She plans a celebration for the first day. Then her cousin comes running in and warns her that a huge crowd is coming expecting to get free food. Someone, not Riley, had sent out an e-mail inviting people to a free sample party. Then the town hermit, Nathan, comes in and makes a cryptic comment to Riley. Once the crowd dies do ...more
Sep 10, 2017 rated it did not like it
I could not get into this book at all. I did not finish it.

First off, I listened to this as an audio book, and I don't know what the publisher/author were thinking with the selection of the person who narrated this. She sounded like she was 10 years old, which simply did not work for the story. I couldn't buy the voice I was hearing with the story it was telling. They did not go together at ALL, and it continually distracted me from the story.

Normally, I wouldn't judge a book by an audio narrato
Hilary (A Wytch's Book Review)
Hoo Boy is Danger Cove well named! Death and disaster are the dishes of the day, and I love it!

Riley Spencer's Grandmother has decided to retire from running the Cinnamon Sugar Bakery and has handed it lock, stock and flour barrel over to Riley, on the official day when Riley is the one in charge her cousin comes rushing in and shows her an email that has been sent out saying there will be free treats! That is just the start of the day from Hades for Riley though as the next thing is she discove
Oct 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
If you are inordinately detail oriented you will appreciate the minute descriptions of every single change of clothes our heroine employs as well as comprehensive information on everyone else's appearance, outfits, furniture and surroundings. All that attention to her surroundings makes her quite the observant detective. Melissa Meshey's clear, light, chirpy voice [AUDIO] perfectly understated the descriptions as she ran us through the multi-layered plot, doing a good job with vocalizations of v ...more
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
I was given this audio book with the understanding that I would leave an honest review. I had a really hard time with the voice of Melissa Meshey. She sounded like a kid and the main character was not a kid. I almost didn't finish the book but I thought that would not be fair. So that said the story was okay. For a mystery it seemed to have way more romance than mystery solving. This is book 3 and the first book in this series that I have read. That was not a problem the author does a great job ...more
I want to visit Danger Cove! Any of the books stand alone very easily, but reading more of them adds layers. The emphasis in this one is the bakery, the new owner, Riley, with her vintage clothes, there are recipes, and, of course, a totally unexpected murder and the investigation. Lots of twists and a few red herrings, and an assortment of romances make this one interesting read.
Melissa Meshey is perfect as narrator here. She has the perky bouncy persona just right!
Turns out that I had an ebo
Karen Lindquist
Sep 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed Death By Scones even though it is a pretty simple cozy mystery.
Riley, the new owner of the bakery, finds a Mr. Dearborn dead in the bathroom after her grand re-opening. The police think she is responsible and she knows she isn't the mayhem ensues. There are no great ah-ha's in the story, but you will get a recipe and a lot of descriptions of Riley's clothing.
Melissa Meshey's voice worked well with the story.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntaril
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The past creeps into the present

Superb. Taking over her grandmother's bakery was a dream come true. However when the opening day was over, a dead body put a dampener on it. Can she clear not only her name but also the bakery off any missing? We're her parents killed deliberately? Arson and personal assults are also thrown into the mix. What with her love life in turmoil what can a girl do. Fight back. Great characters and a vividly painted background. Well worth reading.
Shannon Binegar-Foster
May 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing

This one really surprised me. I usually have a pretty good idea who the killer is by the time it is revealed but this one totally took me by surprise. I just didn't see that coming. I hope we see more of Riley in the future books.
Dawn Mohl
Dec 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
Good mystery series especially for a cozy mystery. Actually don't know "who dunit" for quite a while and keeps you guessing.
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the third installment of the Danger Cove Series. Gemma Halliday Publishing has another winner in Death by Scones. I love the fact that all these different great authors have come together to write this series.

Riley is the owner of Cinnamon Bakery and is having her grand re-opening. With old friends and new stopping by things look like they are getting off to a great start. What she finds after all the excitement has died down may have her re-thinking things. if you love a great cozy myst
Tracie Banister
Apr 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Another fun and entertaining entry in the Danger Cove Mystery series! I really am enjoying seeing all of these talented authors come at the 'amateur-sleuth-solves-a-small-town-murder' premise from different angles, with very different heroines. Riley Spencer is the protagonist in Death by Scones (Cute title!), and her story begins with the grand re-opening of the bakery she's taken over from her grandmother. Riley hopes to do her grandmother proud, but unfortunately finds that there's a double o ...more
Jeanie Jackson
May 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-amateur
Danger Cove has another winner in Death by Scones; I really loved this one, too! I love the idea of a series of interconnected series, lol. Death by Scone is a fast paced mystery with an intriguing and complex plot and a support system for Riley that I love. While I do enjoy a good thriller sometimes, it is the character driven stories that good cozy mysteries present that draw me back time and again and the author in this Gemma Halliday Publishing project do just that.

When her first day as owne
May 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was sent an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, thanks to Gemma Halliday Publishing .

I will never get tired of saying how much I love the Danger Cove series, each book has been a joy to read, finding out more about the residents and Danger Cove itself.

Book 3 centres around Riley the owner of Cinnamon Sugar Bakery, well she is having a grand reopening as she has just been made official owner by her Grandmother and namesake of the bakery Cinnamon who has decided to enjoy her
Patsy Sauls
May 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Death by Scone is the latest Danger Cove Mystery. I love this series. Each story has a different style. This book revolves around Riley. She has taken over your Grandmother bakery after her retirement. On her first day as the new owner, a man dies in her bakery. Everyone thinks it’s an accident at first. He died from an allergic reaction to nuts. But Riley knows something is wrong, her bakery is nut free. Also, someone send a bogus email that day offering free items at the bakery. So to protect ...more
May 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Great Series!
This is a great series; This is the third book in the Danger Cove Mysteries. Each book in this series is written by a different author. I love how each author made Danger Cove into a wonderful town, but brought out each of their different styles. Riley has recently purchased the Cinnamon Sugar Bakery in the small town of Danger Cove. During the grand opening a body is found and the cause of death is caused by a peanut allergy. So the police think that Riley is a suspect since she ba
May 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I'm nutty about this new Danger Cove sweet suspense! Neither Riley Spencer nor her grandma ever used nut products at the Cinnamon Sugar bakery, so how did the reclusive former actor Nathan Dearborn get the nutty scones? The sheriff & deputies are convinced the death was accidental, but the bakery's nut-free reputation is at stake. Business id dropping off, even with al her new exotic recipes. Riley can't seem to keep her mind on the problem while the rest of her is involved in fantasies about h ...more
Traci Andrighetti
May 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When Riley Spencer took over the Cinnamon Sugar Bakery for her Grams, she didn’t count on a murder in the mix—make that the bakery bathroom. As the police begin their investigation, Riley decides to do some sleuthing/policing of her own to save her bakery, her reputation, and her life.

Jennifer Fischetto has whipped up a winner with Death by Scones. The characters are as sweet and savory as the lemon pesto muffins and the plot is as heart-stopping as the Death by Mocha brownies. I can’t wait to s
Sandy Bartles
May 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the Danger Cove Bakery books and they just seem to be getting better and better. Riley has taken over Cinnamon Sugar Bakery from her Grams, who has just retired. On the Grand Re-Opening Day, a man is discovered dead in the bathroom stall and the police seem to have Riley down as their prime suspect. On top of this, one of her two best friends, Jared, has moved back to town and her boyfriend, Will, is very jealous.

I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an hone
Barbara Hackel
Jul 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this Danger Cove mystery even though the bakery made me hungry for a cinnamon roll! The characters were interesting and the mystery certainly wasn't predictable! I liked using characters from other books so that the reader feels like they are a part of the town. I especially liked the advice that sometimes it is what you don't see that matters most.

I recommend all the Danger Cover books in order so you know who the different townspeople are. But if you chose to just read one book, the
Apr 28, 2015 marked it as to-read
Story wandered a bit but had a logical, though somewhat strange outcome

I found most of the chapters too long, and I believe that contributed to the feel that the story wandered around some. I also thought part of the ending was odd. That said, I really liked the relationship between the deceased's nephew and the main character. I also liked that events in the past played a part in this novel's plot.
Kristine (A Cozy Booknook)
May 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy-mystery, 2015
This is a terrific story that will quickly grab hold of you and won't let go! The story is well written, with a solid mystery and a few heart pounding moments. The characters are well developed and likable - people you'd like to get to know. This is the third book in the series and can be read as a stand alone. I look forward to reading more about this town and its residents.

I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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