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Pretty much typical of the genre - suspect a cast of characters in turn, heroine falling in like/love with handsome ( in this case) former boyfriend/current detective, and a cute critter (cat) who is much smarter than average, and yet, these stories by H Y Hanna work very well and Pearl Hewitt does an excellent job of narration.
I find cosy mysteries a lot of fun if they're well done, and these are. I'm happy to while away a few hours in the company of Gemma and her mom, Cassie, the old biddies, the doctor, the detective and especially Muesli!
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Would you consider the audio edition of Tea with Milk and Murder to be better than the print version?
I enjoyed the audio edition more than the print edition because of the narration. Pearl Hewitt does a marvelous job bringing all of these characters to life. Yes, it's the same story, but the narration adds another dimension to the story. I can't picture anyone else doing the narration! I can't wait to listen to future books in audio version
Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?
There are lots of red herrings and twists that keep you guessing and keep you interested.
Which character – as performed by Pearl Hewitt – was your favorite?
It's really hard to pick just one.... I love Gemma's character and Pearl Hewitt does a great job of portraying her. But, she does a wonderful job with all the characters...the old biddies, Devlin, and even Muesli's little (and not so little) meows
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
The Biddies Are Back hahaha
Any additional comments?
I highly recommend this series to anyone that enjoys a cozy mystery. It is a fantastic series with believable characters that will keep you laughing, keep you wondering whodunnit, and wonder what Muesli will get into next. So what are you waiting for? You won't be disappointed!
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A brilliant follow up to 'A Scone to Die For.'
Gemma, once again, lands herself in hot water when she investigates a murder that takes place during her friend's art exhibition. There are plenty of suspects to choose from and her friend's new boyfriend is number one on her list. There are plenty of twists in the story and I was as surprised as Gemma was with the identity of the murderer.
In addition to the mystery, the funny side stories involving Gemma's mother working in the tearoom make for delightful and entertaining reading. Luckily, Gemma has the 'Old Biddies' on hand when things start to fall apart. They keep their noses firmly in other people's affairs and pour tea at the same time.
I love the way Muesli, the cat, is written into the story and comes to the rescue at just the right moment.
There are some developments in Gemma's love life as well but I'm hoping this aspect isn't rushed too quickly to a happy ending for her and Devlin as I am enjoying their little arguments as well as her mother's matchmaking attempts.
Oxford is described in such warmth and detail that it makes me want to hop over for a weekend, take a walk around and drop in for tea.
The narration is excellent and easy to listen to.
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I enjoyed this book.
There were lots of suspects and even though I had guessed the killer about mid way through the book is was still fun listening to Gemma trying to work out who the culprit was and keep her friendship, love life and sanity in one piece.
I love the extra characters namely her mum (who loves Gemma and instead of telling her that shows it buying things....normally with things nobody wants) and the old ladies (who know everybody and try to help Gemma by solving the crime first and getting in trouble) as they had a humours side to the stories.
The narrator was very good and uses several pitches to portray the characters.