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Muffins and Mourning Tea Audiobook

Muffins and Mourning Tea: Oxford Tearoom Mysteries, Book 5

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Cotswolds tearoom owner Gemma Rose is excited to join the May Day celebrations in Oxford...until the beautiful spring morning ends in murder. Now, she's embroiled in a deadly mystery - with four nosy old ladies determined to help in the sleuthing! Before she knows it, Gemma finds herself stalking a Russian "princess" and keeping up with the Old Biddies in Krav Maga class, while still trying to serve delicious cakes and buttery scones at her quaint English tearoom.

And that's just the start of her worries: there's her little tabby cat, Muesli, who is causing havoc at the local nursing home...and what should she do with the creepy plants that her mother keeps buying for her new cottage?

But the mystery that's really bothering Gemma is her boyfriend's odd behavior. Devlin O'Connor has always been enigmatic, but, recently, the handsome CID detective has been strangely distant and evasive. Could he be lying to her? But why?

©2016 H.Y. Hanna (P)2017 H.Y. Hanna

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    Pat Kuhn 10-18-17
    Pat Kuhn 10-18-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Muffins and Mourning"

    Just finished listening for a second time love the “old biddies” in the marshal arts class. As always enjoyed listening to the story after having read it. So entertaining!

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    Mary Houston 10-16-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Best of the bunch!"

    Out of the series this one was my favorite! I enjoyed all of them and Pearl Hewitt sounds exactly like Audrey Hepburn! Love it!

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    Laurie I 10-11-17
    Laurie I 10-11-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Love the international flair..."

    HY Hanna delivers another stellar, clever mystery with international characters that add intrigue and spice to the story. (Her audible narrator, Pearl Hewitt, does an exquisite job at imitating the accents for the various Russian characters in the story. I really enjoyed that element.) I can depend on a solid mystery and some laugh-out-loud moments whenever the “old biddies” make an appearance. Gemma’s irritation at her mother’s generous but odd gifts also elicit chuckles. There’s an inkling of trouble in paradise with Gemma’s boyfriend, Devlin O’Connor, and the suspicion still lingers beyond the conclusion of the book. Overall, I loved this cozy mystery and I look forward to the next book in the series, Four Puddings and a Funeral.

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    seashell 09-28-17
    seashell 09-28-17
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    "Loved it!"

    Muffins and Mourning Tea, Book 5 in the Oxford Tearoom series, is another great cozy mystery by H.Y. Hanna. The quirky characters are delightful, particularly the "Old Biddies", who contribute one of the funniest parts of the story when they attend, of all things, a Krav Maga class.

    As always, Gemma, the adventurous tearoom owner, has her hands full with running her business, solving a murder mystery, dealing with her well meaning but interfering mother, and navigating a somewhat complicated romantic relationship. Her lovable cat, Muesli, also has some adventures in her new role as a therapy cat.

    This book (like all the others in the series) made me feel as though I'd been on a mini-vacation to Oxford and the Cotswolds. There were many laugh out loud moments, and a first rate mystery that kept me guessing till the end.

    The reader, Pearl Hewitt, does an outstanding job with the different voices and accents. There's a scene in the tearoom with several different customers, some British, some Australian, some American - and she bounces back and forth between the accents and voices with impressive skill. Her narration, as always, is excellent and adds to the enjoyment of the story.

    If you enjoy clean, cozy mysteries, with humor, intriguing characters, and a great setting, don't miss this book. Grab a muffin, a cup of tea, and enjoy!

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    The Nana 09-26-17
    The Nana 09-26-17
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    "Enjoyable English mystery."

    Cute mystery greatly enhanced by the audio. On a personal note Gemma’s mother needs to get a clue and stop matchmaking or Gemma needs to get a backbone!

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    9/26/17
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    "I love this series"

    Another great adventure for Gemma and the 'Old Biddies.' This is one of the better books in the series. What I love most about The Tearoom Mysteries is that they are so funny. I love the humour; in this installment the Old Biddies doing Krav Maga provided plenty of light relief. Muesli also has his fair share of excitement and I couldn't help but laugh at his antics at the nursing home.
    On a romantic note Gemma is worried about her relationship with Devlin as he works non stop and acts strangely around her. This story line kept the romance interesting for me. Lincoln, one of my favourite side characters, makes an appearance in this episode as well.
    The mystery was fun but complex and it had me eagerly following the clues along with Gemma who seemed to be doing a better job of investigating than the police.


    I voluntarily reviewed a gifted copy.

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  • Crispin
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    9/17/17
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    "Disappointing pedestrian chick lit"

    I was hoping for humour. It is certainly light hearted, but more suitable for those more interested in mother daughter relationships than I am.

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