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Scot on the Rocks (Book 3)

"Guaranteed to make you laugh out loud" KIRKUS

 

A community is devastated when the bronze statue of local legend Mama Cuento is stolen on Valentine’s Day. When Lexy Campbell arrives on the scene, a big bronze toe is found along with a ransom note – “Listen to our demands or you will never see her again. There are nine more where this came from”.

Then, Lexy’s ex-husband Bran turns up begging for help to find his wife, Brandee, who has disappeared. Lexy agrees to pitch in, but when she shows up at Bran’s house he has just discovered one of Brandee’s false nails and another ransom note with the same grisly message.

Are the two cases linked or is a copycat on the loose? Who would want to kidnap a bronze statue or, come to that, Brandee? And can Lexy put aside her hatred for Bran long enough to find out?


                                     

It's no secret that fictional Cuento, CA, is loosely based on actual Davis, CA. Davis Author, Eileen Rendahl notes that there are a fair few of what she dubbed "Schmavis novels" around.  Each of the SCOT books has a few wee Easter eggs that might mean something to readers who know Davis (and won't be any trouble to readers who don't). Just for fun, I've gathered them together here in . . .      

                                       THE SCHMAVIS QUIZ

1. (Example). The diner in Cuento is The Red Racoon. The diner in Davis is The Black Bear. 

2. The drive-thru coffeeshop in Cuento is ...

3. The newspaper in Cuento is ...

4. The county where you'll find Cuento is ...

5. The county town of that county is ...

6. The Szechuan restaurant in Cuento is ...

7. The posh supermarket in Cuento is  ...

8. Some students at UCC live in the ...

10. The Cuento pub quiz is held at the ...

 

 

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"McPherson continues her hilarious series starring a canny Scot struggling to understand America. ... guranteed to make you laugh out loud."KIRKUS

"Anyone who appreciates a good mystery told with nimble, sure-footed humor will have a ball" PW

"The drama plays like a five-star movie, with non-stop action and engaging dialogue" DRU'S BOOK MUSING

"joined at the heart ... family redifined ... a magnificent cast of characters to lead us all to a better place"      THE READING ROOM

"Another rollicking fun read ... If Lexy wasn't from Dundee I'd have sworn she was a Jersey girl."  JEFF COHEN