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  • The Dough Must Go On

  • Oxford Tearoom Mystery Series, Book 9
  • By: H.Y. Hanna
  • Narrated by: Pearl Hewitt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150

Showbiz comes to Oxford in the form of Britain's hottest new talent show, and tearoom owner Gemma Rose gets a peek behind the scenes when she's asked to cater for the event. But with the Old Biddies, entering the contest as England's first "granny band", and her little tabby, Muesli, stealing the limelight, Gemma soon ends up with more than she bargained for... and that's before she comes across a frozen dead body! Now, she's on the trail of a murderer, with four nosy old ladies giving her a helping hand, while also dealing with her embarrassing mother, and more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I am a fan

  • By cstardancer on 02-27-19

fantastic

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

Reviewed: 02-03-19

once again H.Y. Hanna has entertained us with another wonderful story. the characters are so real and the storyline is so original. love this series. please more:)

  • The Infirmary: A DCI Ryan Mystery

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: LJ Ross
  • Narrated by: Tom Bateman, Bertie Carvel, Hermione Norris, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

There's a serial killer targeting the streets of Newcastle, seemingly picking his victims at random but subjecting them all to the same torturous end. When the Chief Inspector on the case goes missing, it falls on DCI Ryan to track down the man who is brutally murdering women and goading the police to 'catch me if you can'. As everyone becomes a suspect, Ryan and his team get drawn further and further into the case, but for Ryan the nightmare gets closer to home than he could ever have imagined. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Infirmary

  • By barbara on 12-29-18

fantastic

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

Reviewed: 01-21-19

loved the characters being played by real actors. this is like listening to a t.v. show. I loved it!

  • Sycamore Gap

  • The DCI Ryan Mysteries, Book 2
  • By: LJ Ross
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212

Detective Chief Inspector Ryan believes he has put his turbulent history behind him. Then, in the early hours of the summer solstice, the skeleton of a young woman is found inside the Roman Wall at Sycamore Gap. She has lain undiscovered for 10 years, and it is Ryan's job to piece together her past. Enquiry lines cross and merge as Ryan is forced to face his own demons and enter into a deadly game of cat and mouse with a killer who seems unstoppable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • masterfully written

  • By SophiaMarie on 09-30-16

fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 12-09-18

this series keeps me yearning for more...... the writing is full of suspense and action! the twists and turns are so engaging! I am off to listen to the next book. thank you for sharing your craft with the world.

  • Holy Island

  • The DCI Ryan Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: LJ Ross
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 322
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 279
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 283

Detective Chief Inspector Ryan retreats to Holy Island seeking sanctuary when he is forced to take sabbatical leave from his duties as a homicide detective. A few days before Christmas, his peace is shattered, and he is thrust back into the murky world of murder when a young woman is found dead amongst the ancient ruins of the nearby priory. When former local girl Dr. Anna Taylor arrives back on the island as a police consultant, old memories swim to the surface, making her confront her difficult past.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Soppy stuff.

  • By Michele B on 02-19-16

grand!

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

Reviewed: 11-30-18

loved the story and the excitement! this should be a tv series too! loved it.

  • Murder at Hawthorn Cottage

  • A Melissa Craig Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Betty Rowlands
  • Narrated by: Joan Walker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 350
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 302

Melissa Craig is absolutely delighted with her new life in an old crumbling cottage, spending her days pruning the primroses and getting to know Binkie, the ginger cat next door. She only wishes she had made the move to the countryside sooner. But when a knock at the door brings news of a shocking discovery, she suddenly finds herself thrown in to the middle of a baffling mystery: the bones of a young woman have been found in the woods just behind her new home. Perhaps the little village of Upper Bembury is not as idyllic as it first seemed? Strange phone calls in the night convince Melissa that the police are barking up completely the wrong tree, so she can’t resist doing a little digging of her own. From the bingo hall to the beauty salon and beyond, her search ruffles a few feathers and uncovers many of the village’s most scandalous secrets, but gets her no closer to finding the culprit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good clean mystery.

  • By Sally on 10-27-18

fantastic

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

Reviewed: 10-27-18

loved the characters and the story line. Mel is interesting and a likable character. good read.

  • Apple Strudel Alibi

  • Oxford Tearoom Mysteries, Book 8
  • By: H.Y. Hanna
  • Narrated by: Pearl Hewitt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234

When Gemma’s romantic holiday with her boyfriend is cancelled, the tearoom sleuth finds herself heading to Vienna instead with her cat Muesli and the nosy Old Biddies for company. And it’s not long before they stumble across a murder right in the heart of Austria’s historic capital. A handsome art critic dies suspiciously at their hotel, and the Old Biddies are determined to sniff out the killer. Is it the bitter hotel owner nursing a grudge? The critic’s jealous mistress wanting revenge? Or even the American horse trainer who seems inexplicably nervous around the police? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Holiday fun with a twist

  • By April Goldman on 08-20-18

one of the best murder mysteries on the market!

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

Reviewed: 08-28-18

one of the best murder mysteries on the planet! I love H.Y.Hannah's writing. I am in love with the characters and waiting anxiously for the next addition to this series.

  • Another One Bites the Crust

  • Oxford Tearoom Mysteries, Book 7
  • By: H.Y. Hanna
  • Narrated by: Pearl Hewitt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218

Oxford summer balls are one of the highlights of the calendar and tearoom sleuth Gemma Rose is looking forward to taking a break and slipping into something gorgeous for the evening. But when the night ends with a celebrity chef murdered by his own whisk, Gemma finds herself plunged into a new mystery - and the nosy Old Biddies keen to help with the investigation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5+/5 Dozens of Custard Tarts…Sinisterly Delicious!

  • By Kathleen C. on 09-11-18

best ever!

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

Reviewed: 06-25-18

loved this story as well as the others. this book leaves you anxious for more of the day and life if Gemma:)

  • Tart of Darkness

  • The Chef-to-Go Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Denise Swanson
  • Narrated by: Melissa Moran
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 186

Dani unexpectedly inherits an enormous old house in a quaint college town and pursues her true passion - cooking! She opens Chef-to-Go, preparing delicious, ready-made meals for hungry students as well as providing personal chef services. To help support her new business, she opens her home to a few students, renting them rooms and becoming almost like a big sister figure in their lives. But just as Dani is relishing her sweet new life, the friend of one of her boarders is murdered, and Dani becomes one of the primary suspects!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too similar to her Dime Store series

  • By Amanda L on 04-16-18

fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 05-29-18

love this book and how Denise tried in the scymbke river character Franny and Sky and Wally. the story was fantastic:)

  • Agatha's First Case

  • An Agatha Raisin Short Story
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
  • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 555
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 488
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 489

At age 26 Agatha Raisin has already come a long way. She has clawed her way up since leaving the Birmingham slum where she was born. She's lost her Birmingham accent, run away from her drunken husband, and found a job at a public relations office as a secretary. Then her boss asks Agatha to go to the home of Sir Bryce Teller to tell him that he is soon to be arrested for the murder of his wife and that the agency no longer wants to represent him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Agatha's Origins

  • By Bibliopa on 01-24-16

very short but good back ground.

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

Reviewed: 05-18-17

loved this book as well as the others. this books gives the read a look into Agatha's younger years . As a reader and fan of this series this book helped me understand Agatha's jealousy towards the younger Toni and all youthful women.

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  • Hiss and Hers

  • An Agatha Raisin Mystery, Book 23
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 403
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 362
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 362

Agatha has fallen head over heels in love - again. This time, she has her eye on the local gardener, George Marston, but so do other women in their little Cotswold village. Shamelessly determined, Agatha will do anything to get her man - including footing the bill for a charity ball just for the chance to dance with him. And then George doesn't even show up. Only partly deterred, Agatha goes looking for him, and finds his dead body in a compost heap. Murder is definitely afoot, but this killer chose no ordinary weapon: A poisonous snake delivered the fatal strike.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bring back Penelope Keith!

  • By bigdjunta on 04-05-18

fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 05-08-17

this book was fantastic. i even loved the new narrator. the plot was so suspenseful and the fabulous tricky ending was even more surprisung than i had expected!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful