Smugglers & Scones (2020)

Smugglers & Scones Morgan C. Talbot Smugglers Scones Pippa Winterbourne runs Moorehaven the Oregon Coast s quirkiest bed and breakfast and former home of world famous mystery writer A Raymond Moore Guests come there to write their own crime novels When
  • Title: Smugglers & Scones
  • Author: Morgan C. Talbot
  • ISBN: 9781940215877
  • Page: 477
  • Format: Paperback
Smugglers & Scones Morgan C. Talbot Pippa Winterbourne runs Moorehaven, the Oregon Coast s quirkiest bed and breakfast and former home of world famous mystery writer A Raymond Moore Guests come there to write their own crime novels When a real life murder takes a local s life and washes a handsome boat pilot into her arms, Pippa is yanked into a deadly plot of her own A tangle of secrets crashes past intPippa Winterbourne runs Moorehaven, the Oregon Coast s quirkiest bed and breakfast and former home of world famous mystery writer A Raymond Moore Guests come there to write their own crime novels When a real life murder takes a local s life and washes a handsome boat pilot into her arms, Pippa is yanked into a deadly plot of her own A tangle of secrets crashes past into present, and Pippa must uncover clues dating back to Seacrest s Prohibition days, including a secret Moore himself hid from the world.Juggling her book writing guests, small town intrigues, secret club agendas, and a possibly fatal attraction, Pippa must sort fact from fiction to know who to trust before a desperate killer claims a final revenge nearly a century in the making.
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  1. James

    3.5 stars to Morgan C Talbot sSmugglers Scones, her Moorehaven Mysteries series debut The author and I connected via , and I was interested in picking up a new series, thus leading me to this one It has a good start with a lot of potential for future books On to the detailsStoryPippa becomes responsible for a seaside Oregon bed and breakfast that her uncle inherited, and he gifted her while he was still alive But there s a twist the bb is meant only for authors who need a getaway to write a few [...]

  2. *Avonna

    Check out all of my reviews at http avonnalovesgenresSMUGGLERS SCONES Moorehaven Mysteries, 1 by Morgan C Talbot is a wonderful new cozy mystery that introduces us to a special BB in Seacrest on the Oregon coast and a cast of intelligent and quirky characters World famous mystery writer, A Raymond Moore left his huge home, Moorehaven, on the Oregon coast in trust to his friend Hilt, the town s former chief of police with the stipulation that it become a BB for mystery writers only Now that Hilt [...]

  3. Carrie

    Pippa Worthy has what she thinks of as her dream job running Moorehaven, a bed and breakfast that was once the home of world famous mystery writer A Raymond Moore Located on the Oregon Coast Moorehaven is a slightly quirky BB in the fact that the guests that come here are all mystery writers looking for an away place to write their own novels One night Pippa hears what sounds like a crash outside and rushes off to help finding that a boat had indeed crashed Not knowing if there are survivors Pip [...]

  4. Whispering Stories

    Smugglers and Scones by Morgan C Talbot is a wonderful new mystery that introduces us to a special BB in Seacrest on the Oregon coast, full of different characters.A unique story with romance, murder and humour This lovely book set in Oregon, which the author describes as rocky coastlines and cliffs, along with the varied characters drew me in to read .Pippa the main character sounds like my kind of girl, we seen her running the BB, the baking of scones which sound mouthwatering I will definitel [...]

  5. Catherine ♡

    Thank you to the author for a free e copy in exchange for an honest review Actual Rating 3.75The first thing I noticed about this book was that the cover was very artistic, creative, and cute it may seem odd to have this sort of cover for a mystery novel, but believe me, it definitely fits Some people on have placed this book into the cozy mystery genre, and I have to agree.Smugglers Scones details the adventure of Pippa Winterbourne, who runs Moorehaven, a bed and breakfast that specializes in [...]


    Dollycas s ThoughtsWelcome to Moorehaven Former home of mystery author A Raymond Moore It is now a BB run by Pippa Winterbourne that caters only to authors who need to get away to write or complete a their books Pippa needs to bend the rules when a boat capsizes off her shore and she rescues a man Lake Ivens needs a place to stay while he recovers Pippa is surprised to learn there was another man aboard who didn t survive The police are calling his death a homicide and Pippa s new guest is their [...]

  7. Yvonne

    What a perfect setting for a cozy mystery Moorehaven, a bed and breakfast that caters to mystery writers only Toss in a stranger who washes up on shore after a boating accident, plus a dead body and you have the makings for quite the mystery story.Our amateur sleuth, Pippa, runs Moorehaven She is determined to find the killer She s even determined when the handsome stranger is accused of murder It doesn t stop her attraction for the man, which only makes Pippa even determined to prove his inno [...]

  8. Elizabeth Mathis

    Pippa Worthy runs Moorehaven, the Oregon Coast s quirkiest bed and breakfast and former home of world famous mystery writer A Raymond Moore Guests come there to write their own crime novels When a real life murder takes a local s life and washes a handsome boat pilot into her arms, Pippa is yanked into a deadly plot of her own A tangle of secrets crashes past into present, and Pippa must uncover clues dating back to Seacrest s Prohibition days, including a secret Moore himself hid from the world [...]

  9. Minx -The Genre Minx Book Reviews

    Smugglers Scones was a delightful cozy mystery that was filled with adventure, mystery, and murder most foul This setting for this story is in a small, quaint town named Seacrest This town is nestled on a narrow strip of land between the Pacific Ocean and the coast of Oregon In this sleepy town is an establishment called the Moorehaven Bed and Breakfast Inn This inn is unique in that it had once been the home to a famous writer, Raymond Moore Upon his death, it was decreed in his will that his h [...]

  10. Karen

    I finished Smugglers Scones by Morgan C Talbot last night and promptly have a book hangover This book is out January 31st and has all the makings to become one of my most favorite series This amazing book is set on the West Coast, which is near and dear to my heart Morgan writes in a way that made me feel like a guest in a picturesque BB that only allows Mystery Writers to stay in it I felt like I was on a writers retreat and being inspired with each turn of the page With each chapter my heart f [...]

  11. Joce

    This book was super cute, and I loved the mystery element of it However, I would warn that the mystery doesn t feel like the central element to me Even though it drives the plot forward, the author focused the most on the relationships between the characters.What I found really cool about the book was that it took place in an Inn that only authors could stay in, while they are writing their mysteries This brought in an interesting element to the story because the authors wanted to solve a real m [...]

  12. Chitra Iyer

    My first impression of the book was that this is going to be an interesting read Why One look at the cover and I instantly fell in love Doesn t it look cute and pleasantly old school The powder blue and the picture of scones and coffee, made me want to reach for the book that very moment I was waiting to finish the previous book so that I could finally tuck my hands into this one Settle down with a mug of coziness and you re all set on this mystery The story is about Pippa and the curious happen [...]

  13. Carol

    We are visiting the picturesque Oregon Coast Pippa Worthy runs a BB with her Uncle Hilt This is a special place as only writers may book rooms It was once the home of a famous crime writer In addition to the writer stay only stipulation, there is one that there must be a cat in residence at all times At present there are two Moorehaven cats a pure white one named, Svetlana and gray tabby named Rex.One night Pippa hears a loud crash and runs tothe coast Finding a crashed boat against the rocks, P [...]

  14. ☘Tara Sheehan☘

    This was the first Morgan Talbot book I ve read and I was pleasantly surprised to find a charming author to add to my Must Keep an Eye on List It s a sweet little mystery to help you pass the time without getting bored The kind of book you need when there s nothing good on TV, the weather sucks, you re stuck in a waiting room, or you want to slip into a luxurious bath to while away the hours She has an interesting style to her writing that gives the reader conflict packed plot lines, unpredictab [...]

  15. Lisa Morin

    This book was exceptional Pippa Winterbourne is a wonderful character She is portrayed as a strong, independent woman who seeks love on her own terms.Running the unique bed breakfast where other writers go to write their own stories is a wonderful subject for this series Mysterious deaths, prohibition, a hidden speakeasy and secrets are just a few exciting parts to this book.The cast oif characters work well together The author wove a story of murder and suspense that will leave all cozy mystery [...]

  16. Doward Wilson

    Welcome to Moorehaven, home to the personal papers of A Raymond Moore, a deceased mystery writer of some repute Moorehaven is now a BB run by Pippa and her great uncle, Hilt They cater to current mystery writers who need a quiet place to bring their stories to life When a murder occurs and Pippa saves a man from drowning in the ocean, she discovers that Moore left than his personal papers behind when he passed away With old secrets coming to life, Pippa is determined to find the killer and solv [...]

  17. Lisa

    In compliance with FTC guidelines, I disclose that I received this book for free through Giveaways So glad I finally received my copy I m just a few chapters in, and I like Pippa s style Witty repartee Inner monologue that isn t too outlandish, and is ofttimes hilarious Pippa just has a funny not odd way of looking at life, and I think that s her strength Thankfully, this particular noise didn t seem like it was trying to kill me But it sounded like it was murdering something 12 Nice cats, toowi [...]

  18. Ashley Eidler

    I received a review copy of this book This was the perfect book to pick up after staggering through another reading slump I ve been plagued by them lately maybe it s the weather I ve made no secret of my love of cozies, but this one very quickly installed itself at the top of my favorites list I wanted to wrap myself up in the setting I mean, come on An authors only BB perched on a cliff in a quaint seaside town I m packing my bags While I loved the main characters, Pippa and Lake, I m a sucker [...]

  19. Jenn

    Smugglers Scones, the first novel in a new mystery series set in a quirky and quaint Oregon Coast town, opens with our protagonist Pippa, who owns a bed and breakfast open only for mystery writers The reason for this unique stipulation is Moorehaven was once owned by a World famous mystery writer, A Raymond Moore, and now Pippa owns and runs the BB, with her great uncle, Hilt, helping her day to day The excitement kicks off instantly with a boat wreck, an injured newbie to the town, a death of a [...]

  20. John W.

    Morgan Talbot takes readers on a journey that includes mystery, murder, and romance in her new release, SMUGGLERS AND SCONES Talbot introduces her female protagonist Pippa Winterbourne, who runs Moorehaven Bed and Breakfast set in the small Oregon Coastal town of Seacrest She provides Pippa s backstory including details of her family connection to world famous mystery writer A Raymond Moore Readers also learn Pippa has a few secrets she has kept from family and friends Moorehaven BB is unique as [...]

  21. Katherine

    What an adventure The story takes place on the coast of Oregon and I liked the location A lighthouse was mentioned, off and on, throughout the book and each time it was mentioned, I pictured the abandoned structure, located on a cliff where it would send out a warning, when ships depended on these lighthouses to keep them safe from rocky coastlines I am so into lighthouses I loved the bed and breakfast with it s very interesting guests who frequented the inn, not to mention Pippa and her uncle, [...]

  22. K.A. Davis

    The rugged Oregon coastline, ancient prohibition secrets, and a Bed and Breakfast for mystery authors combine to create an engaging read in SMUGGLERS SCONES, the first book in the Moorehaven Mystery series by Morgan C Talbot I ll admit, I was not familiar with this author but saw a wonderful review for the book on a mystery book blogger s site and it grabbed my interest I love the wild beauty of the Oregon coast and Morgan made the setting come alive in her book The B B was the home of crime mys [...]

  23. Valerie

    4.5 out of 5 starsSmugglers and Scones is the 1st book in a new series, Moorehaven Mysteries, by Morgan Talbot and what a great beginning to the series it is I cannot wait for the 2nd installment, even tho this one was just released on January 31 I absolutely loved this first book in the Moorehaven Mysteries series I was hooked from the start and it didn t take me that long to read it I started it late Thursday night and was finished by early Saturday morning Not bad, considering that I did work [...]

  24. Jessica Bronder

    Moorehaven is the home to former mystery writer A Raymond Moore on the Oregon coast With his passing, Moorehaven has been turned into a bed and breakfast with two stipulations 1 only aspiring mystery authors can stay and 2 there always has to be a cat on property Pippa and her Uncle Hilt run the place One night a boat crashes on the shore and Pippa saves Lake from drowning But when a body is discovered on the boat, Lake becomes the suspect in a murder investigation Along with the murder comes th [...]

  25. Elena Alvarez Dosil

    Review originally published at lomeraniel audiobookreThis book was different than I expected I have listened to quite some cozy mysteries, and that made me expect something else This is not the typical cozy mystery The setting is a coastal village, and the main character is a girl working on a bed breakfast whose unique clientele are writers Although it seemed a bit unrealistic that a BB could survive solely on hosting authors, it was an original and interesting setting.What failed for me here w [...]

  26. Phyllis Barlow

    First, let me say I won this is in a contest, and all I can say is, Thank you, Morgan I love books mysteries set in BB s so was excited to win this one.The BB is unique, in that only the guests allowed are mystery writers My first thought was how could that be profitable, but hey, this is fiction and knowing how many mystery fans and authors there are, I guess it could be.I really liked Pipa and her Uncle Hilt Actually, I liked all the characters I hope this becomes a long running series because [...]

  27. Joan

    This was a quick read with some nice touches although I was a bit perplexed to read that Peter Suchet starred in Poirot, and that someone can fall off the edge of a fjord And an oubliette is a secret dungeon with access only through a trapdoor in its ceiling, not a room at the top of a turret.Niggles aside, this was a nicely crafted story with a fresh twist having the B and B only for authors.

  28. Donna

    Mystery with a bit of romance and scones I enjoyed reading this book It is a great start to a new series The characters are well developed and a bit quirky just enough , and the mystery keeps you guessing until the end, with an unexpected twist tied to previously unknown family history I liked the main character s internal conversations with herself The premise of the B B established by a mystery writer as a haven for other mystery writers is a great starting place for the book and the future se [...]

  29. Andrea

    It was ok Light easy read but by the end I found myself just wanting to hurry up and finish so I can start something different I had made that far

  30. Amary Chapman

    I enjoyed this cozy set in a seaside B B on the Oregon coast Run as a writer s retreat according to the will, the B B sits in a town rich in history d secrets Awoken to a ship wreck in the middle of the night,Pippa rescues a man from the seay to find out another hadn t survived Add to that, the wreck didn t kill him, and lots of seemingly obscure clues Pippa, her Great Uncle Hilt, her friends, a few of the authors and the man she rescues wade through the info they dig up, much of it town history [...]

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