All-Butter ShortDead (Prequel: Oxford Tearoom Mysteries ~ Book 0)
Gemma ditches her high-flying job and returns to Oxford to follow her dream: opening a traditional English tearoom serving warm buttery scones with jam and clotted cream, and fragrant tea in pretty bone china... Only problem is--murder is the first thing on the menu and Gemma is the key suspect!... show more
Gemma ditches her high-flying job and returns to Oxford to follow her dream: opening a traditional English tearoom serving warm buttery scones with jam and clotted cream, and fragrant tea in pretty bone china... Only problem is--murder is the first thing on the menu and Gemma is the key suspect! And the only people Gemma can turn to for help are four nosy old ladies from her local Cotswolds village - not to mention a cheeky little tabby cat named Muesli. Who was the mysterious woman Gemma met on the flight back from Australia and why was she murdered? Now Gemma must find the killer, solve the mystery and clear her name if she's to have her cake--and serve it too.
This PREQUEL to the OXFORD TEAROOM MYSTERIES includes BONUS CHAPTERS FROM "A SCONE TO DIE FOR" (BOOK 1). It is shorter than the rest of the series - which are all full length novels - and can be read as a standalone, before or after any other book in the series.
THE OXFORD TEAROOM MYSTERIES:
All-Butter ShortDead (Prequel)
A Scone to Die For (Book 1)
Tea with Milk and Murder (Book 2)
Two Down, Bun To Go (Book 3)
Till Death Do Us Tart (Book 4)
Format: Kindle Edition
Publish date: 2016-07-28
Publisher: Wisheart Press
Pages no: 200
Edition language: English
Two stars mostly because I never really felt like the heroine, who is narrating, seemed to be a character. She simply seemed to be a mouthpiece more than anything else. I also didn't quite by the solve the mystery reveal (in fairness, there is acknowledgement of the far outness of the plot).However,...
All-Butter ShortDead by H.Y. Hanna is a prequel to the Oxford Tearoom Mysteries. Gemma finds herself in deep water when she is accused of murder. This was a quick and interesting read. This prequel gives us an insight to Gemma and her plans for her future.
Hsin-Yi Hanna wrote a darling prequel to her Oxford Tearoom Mystery series. She did a wonderful job introducing all of the characters that make her stories one of the best cozy series I have ever read. I always wondered how the characters all got together and the tearoom came about and now I know. O...
It's a wonderful, sunny, funny and bubbling book All-Butter ShortDead (Prequel: Oxford Tearoom Mysteries ~ Book 0) by H.Y. Hanna and published by Wisheart Press.At first what attracted me the most was the cover, beautiful, surely sunny and enthusiastic, with an inviting smiling cat that seems to ask...