When Oxfordshire tearoom owner, Gemma Rose, enters her little tabby, Muesli, in the cat show at the local village fair, the last thing she expects is to stumble across a murder. And when her meddling mother and the nosy Old Biddies decide to start their own investigation, Gemma has no choice but to join in the sleuthing. She soon finds there’s something much more sinister sandwiched between the home-made Victoria sponge cakes and luscious jam tarts …
But murder isn’t the only thing on Gemma’s mind: there’s her desperate house-hunting that’s going nowhere, the freaky kitchen explosions at her quaint English tearoom and an offer from her handsome detective boyfriend that she can’t refuse!
With things about to reach boiling point, can Gemma solve the mystery before the killer strikes again?
** Traditional Victoria sponge cake recipe at the end of the story!
This book follows British English spelling and usage.
Clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language.
Genre: humorous culinary, cat cozy mystery series / women amateur sleuth / British mystery
MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW 5 STAR
First of all I wish to thank H. Y. Hanna for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
Well this series is just simply super, from the stunning art work on the covers that always feature super sleuth Muesli the cat, to the wonderful tasty Oxford Tearoom Mysteries inside ready to be devoured at leisure. These novels are cosy murder mysteries that are ” purrfect” to curl up with any time. Each of the books, there are 4, can be read as standard alone novels, but l would hate to think I had to leave a book out.
Gemma is blooming, the tearoom is always busy, she is in love and always ready to solve a mystery. Gemma is the owner of the Oxford Tearooms and the main character in the series. She certainly has the knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time and closely on her tail are four old biddies that help out in the Tearooms and do a little investigating on the side too. It can become quite competitive as to who will solve the mystery first which makes for one very funny and entertaining novel.
I smiled when I got this book, I laughed when I read it and I giggled when I thought about it when I had finished reading. Mint!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
H.Y. Hanna is an award-winning mystery and suspense writer and the author of the bestselling Oxford Tearoom Mysteries. She has also written romantic suspense and sweet romance, as well as a children’s middle-grade mystery series.
After graduating from Oxford University with a BA in Biological Sciences and a MSt in Social Anthropology, Hsin-Yi tried her hand at a variety of jobs, before returning to her first love: writing. She worked as a freelance journalist for several years, with articles and short stories published in the UK, Australia and NZ, and has won awards for her novels, poetry, short stories and journalism.
A globe-trotter all her life, Hsin-Yi has lived in a variety of cultures, from Dubai to Auckland, London to New Jersey, but is now happily settled in Perth, Western Australia, with her husband and a rescue kitty named Muesli. You can learn more about her (and the real-life Honey and Muesli who inspired the characters in the stories) at: www.hyhanna.com
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Oxford Tearoom Mysteries (4 books)