Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes

Daisy’s Tea Garden Mystery Series, Book 1
Narrated by: C.S.E. Cooney
Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
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Daisy, a widowed mom of two teenagers, is used to feeling protective - so when Iris started dating the wealthy and not-quite-divorced Harvey Fitz, she worried...especially after his bitter ex stormed in and caused a scene at the party Daisy's Tea Garden was catering. Then there was the gossip she overheard about Harvey's grown children being cut out of his will. Daisy didn't want her aunt to wind up with a broken heart - but she never expected Iris to wind up a suspect in Harvey's murder.

Now the apple bread and orange pekoe is on the back burner while the cops treat the shop like a crime scene - and Daisy hopes that Jonas Groft, a former detective from Philadelphia, can help her clear her aunt's name and bag the real killer before things boil over....

©2018 Karen Rose Smith (P)2017 Tantor
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Formulaic

This is an ok cozy mystery. It's formulaic and not very imaginative. The characters are flat and the pacing of the story is slow. C.S.E. Cooney is not my favorite narrator. I find her overly dramatic style annoying. I won't be getting the next story.

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Tea Time and Lemon Murders A Great Book.

I just loved the story line and the wonderful ending; I was surprised though to find out that Jonnes's partner was the murder and not his wife since he had so much trouble getting his divorce from her. Jonnes truly loved Iris and wanted to marry her; I am pleased to know that much and that he wanted to start a new life with her.

The narrator was excellent and give me a sense of wanting to hear more about the characters in the story. I truly recommend listening to the audio book.

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Slender storyline

I loved the title of this one, and looked forward to something cozy with a bit of sharp wit for spice. But the writing seemed too self-conscious, too aware of laying down plot points, and the characters never spoke with a natural cadence. I don’t know if the writing gets better as the series progresses, but I’m afraid I’ll take this as a miss...not a hit.

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Good company, while driving in traffic! Nice story and nice reader. I enjoyed it very much.

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ENJOYABLE NEW SERIES FOR ME

I LIKE THESE CHARACTERS, ESPECIALLY JOSH, AND I LIKE THAT DAISY RESPECTS HER DAUGHTERS BUT DOES DRAW THE LINE. I HATE STORIES WITH PERPETUALLY SULLEN KIDS.

MS. COONEY IS NOT ONE OF MY FAVORITE READERS. SHE IS TOO STILTED, ALMOST ROBOTIC, AT TIMES. SHE HAS PROMISE BUT NEEDS TO RELAX AND SPEAK NATURALLY.

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Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes

Very good!! Couldn"r put down!! Excellent & entertaiining! I was surprised at who did the murder. Wasn"t who I thought!