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  • Tea with Milk and Murder

  • Oxford Tearoom Mysteries, Book 2
  • By: H.Y. Hanna
  • Narrated by: Pearl Hewitt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224

While at an Oxford cocktail party, tearoom owner Gemma Rose overhears a sinister conversation minutes before a University student is fatally poisoned. Could there be a connection? And could her best friend Cassie's new boyfriend have anything to do with the murder? Gemma decides to start her own investigation, helped by the nosy ladies from her Oxfordshire village and her old college flame, CID detective Devlin O'Connor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cute series

  • By Lesley G on 05-16-17

I'm hooked on this series!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-17

This second Oxford Tea Room mystery was great fun. I enjoyed it even better than the first (which was great) now that I've come to know and really like all the characters.
Gemma is a wonderfully sassy Brit and some of her expressions just really make this series.
Cassie had more of a role in this story with a new smarmy boyfriend. I really like the CID Detective, Devlin and am glad he and Gemma are getting closer. They make an adorable couple.
Gemma's mom has now taken over the baking for the tea room with the Old Biddies filling in to wait on customers when Cassie or Gemma need a hand. I like that addition as I'm sure it will lead to any number of interesting outcomes in the future. As usual the Old Biddies insert themselves into the investigation which always has a comical twist.
As a cat owner, I laughed out loud at some of Muesli's antics. Spot on for a cheeky cat.
I liked the storyline a lot and although I had suspected the actual killer in the beginning, the author then threw me off the scent. The mystery was satisfying I was pleased with the ending.
The narrator did another excellent job. I really like her expressiveness in reading the story and feel like it brings a lot of life and realism to the characters. I love how she reads Gemma & even Muesli.


Disclosure: A copy of this audio was sent to me for review by the author. All of the above opinions are my own.

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  • A Scone to Die For

  • Oxford Tearoom Cozy Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: H.Y. Hanna
  • Narrated by: Pearl Hewitt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 902
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 818
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 809

When an American tourist is murdered with a scone in Gemma Rose's quaint English tearoom, she suddenly finds herself apron-deep in a mystery involving long-buried secrets from Oxford's past. Armed with her insider knowledge of the university and with the help of four nosy old ladies from her local Cotswolds village (not to mention a cheeky little tabby cat named Muesli), Gemma sets out to solve the mystery - all while dealing with her matchmaking mother and the return of her old college love, Devlin O'Connor, now a dashing CID detective.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ignore the cover and buy this cozy mystery

  • By Eddie Lynn on 10-01-16

Wonderful new cozy series

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-25-17

Would you consider the audio edition of A Scone To Die For Oxford Tearoom Cozy Mysteries, Book 1 to be better than the print version?

I think both the print and audio version are very good. There's no reason not to enjoy both!I love to read print books but it's nice sometimes to listen to a good cozy when you're busy doing something else.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Scone To Die For Oxford Tearoom Cozy Mysteries, Book 1?

I thought the closet scene with the old buddies was quite funny. Of course at the beginning when Gemma was trying to catch Muesli in the tea room was hilarious. Anyone who is a cat owner will feel her pain.

What about Pearl Hewitt’s performance did you like?

She was excellent reading Gemma. I thought she captured her spirit and character very well which really brought the character to life.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Definitely. I only turned it off the first day because I just had to. I stayed up late to finish it all the next day.

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed this audio. I can't wait to curl up with my own cup of tea & listen to Tea With Milk and Murder.

  • Murder on the Mind

  • The Jeff Resnick Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: L.L. Bartlett
  • Narrated by: Steven Barnett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 76

Jeff Resnick hardly knew his well-heeled half-brother. But after suffering a fractured skull in a vicious mugging, he reluctantly accepts the fact that he has a long and brutal recovery to face - and his closest of kin can provide him with the time and place to do it. Now, Jeff is haunted by unexplained visions of a heinous crime - a banker, stalked, killed, and eviscerated like a 10-point buck. When Matt Sumner's murder is discovered, a still-recovering Jeff realizes this was what he had seen. Jeff must not only convince himself of his new-found psychic ability, but also his skeptical brother, Richard Alpert.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Murder On The Mind

  • By Denise N on 12-11-15

Good first book in the series.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-15-16

Where does Murder on the Mind rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

As this is the only suspense audio I've read so far, I can't accurately compare it to any I've listened to in another genre as far as a story goes. Comparing quality, I'd say it was very professional. A few I've listened to were not done as well; story or narration.

What about Steven Barnett’s performance did you like?

He did a very good job of distinguishing the different characters.

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  • Granny Hooks A Crook

  • Fuchsia, Minnesota Book 1
  • By: Julie Seedorf
  • Narrated by: Priscilla Finch
  • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17

Granny leads a secret life in the small, unique community of Fuschia, Minnesota. It's not just her all junk food diet, multiplying pets, or her shocking bedtime attire that makes Granny one in a million. No, Granny is an undercover cop, charged by "the Big Guy" (the town's police chief) with preventing theft in local stores. Granny takes her job seriously and daily foils many shoplifters using her trusty spiked umbrella and amazing acting skills.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Serious Chuckle time

  • By PammieJoCozyQueen on 02-26-16

Serious Chuckle time

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-26-16

If you're looking for a serious or die hard mystery this may not be for you. However, if you want a fun, fast-paced & quick story to crack you up, then take a chance on Granny. That's not to say that there isn't a mystery going on. Granny works for the stores in town as undercover security. In this first book, we're introduced to the characters in town as Granny goes on her "rounds". Things come up missing from many stores & at one point Granny starts to doubt her sanity. I don't want to say more because it's too much fun to hear it yourself. She's just sassy, funny & sometimes just plain crazy but I want to be Granny when I grow up; umbrella and all.

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