Review: All-Butter ShortDead (Prequel: Oxford Tearoom Mysteries ~ Book 0)

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Title: All-Butter ShortDead (Prequel: Oxford Tearoom Mysteries ~ Book 0)

Author: H.Y. Hanna

  • Print Length: 202 page
  • Publisher: Wisheart Press
  • Publication Date: July 28, 2016
  • ASIN: B01JAI3EFK

Genre: Cozy Mystery

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)
Muffins and Mourning Tea (Book 5) ~ OUT NOW!

source: I received this book from Netgalley

BOOK DESCRIPTION, FROM AMAZON

“Scones, a tea shop in England, a kitty & a murder – yes, please!”
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… 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.

MY THOUGHTS

Gemma was flying back to Oxford in hopes of opening a traditional tearoom when she meets Jenn on the plane ride over.  Jenn was nice, but seemed a bit guarded.  After the plane ride Gemma notices that Jenn left a scarf on the plane and decides to return it to Jenn, that is when trouble starts for Gemma.  with the help of the bitties Gemma just might get the clues she needs.

This is the first book I read in the series, it was a short book, but as the author describes all other books are longer.  This gives you a nice look at the writing style and characters and by this book I know I want more.  The characters are fun and relatable and I enjoyed the writing style of the author.  A great cozy read.  I recommend!!

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