Another One Bites the Crust (Oxford Tearoom Mysteries ~ Book 7)

Another One Bites the Crust (Oxford Tearoom Mysteries ~ Book 7)

by H.Y. Hanna

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BN ID: 2940154871010
Publisher: Wisheart Press
Publication date: 10/20/2017
Series: Oxford Tearoom Mysteries , #7
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 140,362
File size: 391 KB

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Another One Bites the Crust (Oxford Tearoom Mysteries ~ Book 7) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every one is a gem. Keep up the good work.
CozyLoverSLA More than 1 year ago
Another One Bites the Crust by H Y Hanna---What can I say, If you love English Cozy Mystery series, this one is for you. The same wonderful characters are in the latest book, and the Old Biddies and Gemma's Mom will make you laugh out loud. I recommend this entire series, they are a "Cozy Dream". A review copy of this book was sent to me by the author. All of the above opinions are my own.
DKStevens119 More than 1 year ago
Another wonderful cozy mystery! This gang of characters keeps me guessing and the humor keeps me reading! Love this series!
Pugmom76 More than 1 year ago
Another One Bites the Crust (you just sang that, didn’t you?) is the 7th book in the Oxford Tearoom series and it will leave you wanting to read the next! Gemma and her friends are star struck when they meet some celebrity chefs but the fun is snuffed out when one of them is murdered! The old biddies have a few theories but so do Gemma and her best friend Cassie! Also thrown in is a slight case of cat-napping and you will even meet Devlin’s mom who is…um…quite interesting. I’ll let you come to your own conclusion on that one! This series is as cozy as they come so there’s no gore or violence! Just lots of enticing dessert descriptions, some kooky characters, and an engaging well-planned mystery! There are lots of twists and turns throughout so there’s a good chance end up reading this book in one sitting! As they say, bookmarks are for quitters!!
BeagleGirl123 More than 1 year ago
There's something to be said about an author who consistently writes cozy mysteries that I can devour in one sitting, and HY Hanna has done it once again! In Another One Bites the Crust, Ms. Hanna's 7th installment in the Oxford Tearoom Mysteries, Gemma finds yet another murder victim -this time at a ball at one of the Oxford colleges. Former Oxford University student and current celebrity chef Josh McDermott has returned to the Cotswolds to participate in a cooking demonstration, but before the presentation can take place he's found electrocuted to death by his own wire whisk. Gemma (of course!!!) feels as if it's her duty to solve the crime, despite the fact that her hunky CID boyfriend Devlin O'Connor is also investigating. Add Devlin's visiting mom, Keeley, and cat-napping tearoom customer Mrs. Purdy to the mix and Gemma really has her hands full. Recipes and a British slang glossary are included by the author, always fun to read these at the end of a story. Very highly recommended! A+
LolaReviews More than 1 year ago
I received a free copy from the author and voluntarily reviewed this book. This is one of my favorite cozy mystery series and I happily started reading this. Another One Bites the Crust is a great seventh book in this series. There's a new murder mystery, more from the already familiar characters and a bunch of fun side plot lines. This book was so much fun and it felt like I flew through it. I really enjoyed it! The mystery was a good one. From the start I was so sure I knew who the murderer was and then it turned out I was wrong. It was a great twist to find out who the murderer was and it all fell nicely on it's place. There was a hint we got earlier book and it was obvious it was a clue, but for a long time the main character and I both couldn't figure out the relevance of it. And then when we find out who the murderer was it all makes sense. It was great! Besides the mystery, there is a bunch of side plot lines going on. Devlin's mother is visiting and meeting Gemma for the first time, Gemma's mother is trying to set her daughter up with some new products, there is a lady who tries to catnap Muesli and then there are the characters and possible suspects we meet that are play part of the mystery. I like how there is always something new going on in these books and they keep my attention with a great mystery and fun side plot lines. I liked returning to Oxford and spending time with Gemma, her friends and family. We get to see the Old Biddies again, who try to help solve the murderer and even Cassie gets involved this time. I liked seeing how Gemma handled the meeting with Devlin's mom. There are some funny scenes throughout the book as well. Although it did bother me a bit that Gemma lied to Devlin twice. Everything got wrapped up nicely toward the end and I really liked the epilogue and how one of the side plot lines got resolved exactly as I hoped. It was such an awesome scene and I was happy to see what happened. To summarize: HY Hanna has written another great book! This seventh book in the Oxford Tearoom Mystery series is another success. I had fun tryinh to figure out who the murderer was and from the start I was so sure I knew who the murderer was. But there was a great twist and it turned out my guess was wrong, but once the murderer was revealed I did realize we got some hints in that direction. It was very well done. There is a bunch of fun side plot lines and it's great to spend some time with these familiar characters again and meet some new ones. All in all this was a great cozy mystery and I am already looking forward to the next book!
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
Another One Bites the Crust by H.Y. Hanna Oxford Tearoom Mysteries #7 Gemma Rose and her friends have another cozy murder mystery to solve in the seventh book of this series. This time a popular TV Chef is killed just before he is to give a cooking demonstration and Gemma is the one to find his body. With Devlin, her boyfriend, at her side for the evening he is on the case quickly but Gemma, her friend(s) and the biddies have their own ways of finding out who done it and are not going to leave it to the detectives to figure things out without doing their part, too. There are plenty of suspects that are viable but only one who did it…and that person is revealed before the end of the story. Add in Gemma meeting Devlin’s mother, conversations with suspects, capturing a feral cat, Gemma’s uptight mother, someone wanting to cat-nap Gemma’s cat and you have plenty happening in a delightful story that I thoroughly enjoyed reading today. Thank you to the author – this is my honest review. 4 Stars
DanieleK More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars Gemma and the Old Biddies are at it again! In ANOTHER ONE BITES THE CRUST, Gemma attends a ball at Oxford, but her evening ends badly when she discovers celebrity chef Josh McDermott dead, electrocuted in his own demo kitchen. It is just Gemma’s luck that his death is no accident. Gemma, the Old Biddies, and even BFF Cassie, get in on the investigation. The Biddies are sure a rival chef is the culprit, but Cassie is confident that Josh’s ex-girlfriend did the deed. Gemma looks into everyone associated with Josh, including his producer and manager discovering that they all have good motives and opportunity. If only she can cut to the chaff and solve this business, all while dealing with a catnapper, her mother’s newest buying obsession, and finally meeting her love Devlin’s colorful mother. As with the other books in the Oxford Tearoom Mystery Series, Hanna infuses this tale with plenty of laugh out loud moments. A scene with a joint and a room full of proper English matrons is hilarious. The recurring characters have become like old friends. Gemma has much more patience with her elderly friends’ antics than I ever would. Gemma is an intelligent sleuth; I just wish she would not make rash decisions. Of course, these decisions almost always lead to dangerous situations and, quite often, the aforementioned hilarity. It is great to get a look at Devlin’s mother Kaylee. She is definitely a breath of fresh air, and I hope we see her again. The mystery is complex enough to be compelling reading with a variety of motives and suspects. I did guess the killer’s identity fairly early in the story, but his/her motive is elusive until the big reveal. And a clever motive it is! The subplot involving Muesli’s apparent catnapping is touching, and Kaylee’s visit is eye opening. I always enjoy my time at the Little Stable Tearoom and get hungry just reading about all of the tasty treats they serve. Egg Custard Tarts are central to this mystery, and Hanna has generously included a recipe to satisfy readers’ certain cravings. ANOTHER ONE BITES THE CRUST is fun, light reading. Recommended. I received a copy of this title from the author and voluntarily shared my thoughts here.
MaryMagdalene More than 1 year ago
I love this Oxford Tearoom series. Gemma is the owner of a quaint teashop in Oxford, England, and she has the knack of always getting caught up in the middle of a homicide, and she ends up having to somehow figure out who did the deed and why. You might call it "great deductive skills" but the police department calls it "interfering with their investigation", which makes things a little awkward for Gemma, since her boyfriend, Devlin, is the police detective who is in charge of investigating the crimes. In this story, "Another one bites the crust", Gemma stumbles upon the dead body of handsome but very egocentric celebrity chef, Josh McDermott. As usual, she tries to figure out on her own who killed him and why. Was it his angry ex-girlfriend? Antonio Casa, the competing chef whose appeal is waning due to Josh's celebrity rising? Josh's disdainful manager? Or someone else who had a bone to pick with Josh? Gemma gets thrown into meddling in the investigation by four "assistants": the four Old Biddies (four elderly ladies who are more of a hindrance than a help). The old biddies have purposely thrown her to the wolves, or rather, a specific wolf: Antonio Casa. Gemma finds them going through the man's bag, and when he catches them, they pretend that Gemma is an admirer of his, and they were just helping her find a "souvenir" of his to keep. The lecherous, disgusting man then amorously goes after Gemma, and she is forced to go on a date with him, while trying to keep her boyfriend from finding out. In this book (Book 7) Gemma finally gets to meet Devlin's mother, and what a surprise she is! A carefree child of the 60's, she is not in the least what Gemma expected, and she is the complete opposite of Gemma's prim and proper mother. But Gemma's mother now wants to meet her too, and won't take no for an answer. What will happen when these two "opposite-ends-of-the-spectrum" women meet? All of these characters provide a lot of humor to the story, and you'll have a hard time choosing which character you love best. I'm biased towards Gemma's little tabby Muesli (cats are my weakness) but I love all of the characters. I can't blame the lonely elderly lady who keeps trying to kidnap cute little Muesli. If I could visit Gemma's fictional tearoom, I would probably try to kidnap Muesli myself. This is a wonderful series. Each book is a standalone as far as the murder goes; each murder is neatly wrapped up and explained in the book. There is a continuing story as to the characters, and you'll follow their story better if you read the books in the order in which they were written. However, this is not absolutely necessary. You can read whichever one catches your fancy first. You'll love them all. For those of you who love to cook, each of the books has a recipe for one of the tearoom delicacies in the back of the book. The recipe in this book is for Egg Custard Tarts. Enjoy! Disclosure: A review copy of this book was sent to me by the author. All of the above opinions are my own.
C_Fowler More than 1 year ago
I began Another One Bites the Crust with a sigh of happiness as I was once again joining Gemma, Cassie, the Old Biddies, Gemma's mother, Devlin and other wonderfully written characters for an adventure at Oxford. When Gemma stumbles across the body of celebrity chef Josh McDermott at Oxford's Boscobel College at the Summer Ball, she once again finds herself right in the center of a murder mystery. Gemma has her hands full trying to stop the Old Biddies from their unconventional methods of investigating, finding suspects (there are several), all the while running her Little Stables Tearoom in Meadowford-on-Smythe and getting ready to meet boyfriend Devlin's unconventional mother. I had a hard time putting down this book, and mystery of who killed Josh McDermott was well-written and kept me guessing until the very end. The characters are so real and relatable, and many seem like old friends to me. I love reading about Oxford, and H.Y. Hanna captures both the University with all of its Colleges and the town beautifully. I cannot wait for the next book in the series! Another One Bites the Crust can definitely be read as a standalone, but the Oxford Tearoom Mystery books that proceed it are a delight, and I recommend every single one of them with pleasure and without reservation. Disclosure: A review copy of this book was sent to me by the author. All of the above opinions are my own.
KathleenC55 More than 1 year ago
“Another One Bites the Crust” earns 5+/5 Dozens of Egg Custard Tarts…Sinisterly Delicious! Ok, so a diet of Chelsea buns, sticky toffee pudding, and Victoria sponge wasn’t the best idea, but Gemma Rose still needs to find a Cinderella-inspired ball gown that fits. No fall back “little black dress” will do for the annual Oxford ball. But despite dietary choices, the fashion dilemma, and a doily explosion courtesy of the “Old Biddies,” the tearoom has been doing very well including a recent blog review raving about “The Little Stables” custard tarts and comparing them to those created by celebrity TV chef Josh McDermott. WOW! Here we go with another marvelous H.Y. Hanna page turner to enjoy. It is a big ‘coup’ to be compared to such a brilliant chef, but McDermott turns out not to be a cordial mentor-style personality…the accusations of recipe stealing and using McDermott’s name for self promotion, women scorned, competing chefs, and then…murder. Yeah with a big fist pump! H.Y. Hanna, has ‘baked up' another clever murder mystery supporting the idea ‘Karma’ exists…at least in literature, but with enough twists and turns, and ample motives and suspects to a final reveal, with Gemma often in peril, to challenge and delight anyone’s inner amateur detective. Her characters, albiet well developed, continue to grow and entertain, Gemma’s and Devlin’s romance may be derailed, and Muesli always there to ‘meorrw’ in some bother all to create a marvelous story topped off with your own easy-to-follow recipe for Egg Custard Tarts! Yummm! I am a self-proclaimed Anglophile which explains one of the reasons I’ve become such a big fan of H.Y. Hanna’s Oxford Tearoom Mystery series, and as a matter of fact, also her Bewitched by Chocolate series which is set in the Cotswolds. With each book we are treated to a variety of typical British words, but we’re not left to our own devices or need to Google since she provides a Glossary of British Terms along with special terms used in Oxford University. But, it is fascinating and informative to also be treated to some typical or traditional British tearoom culture from the perfect pot of tea to the best tea sandwiches to serve. In this story Hanna gives us an excellent understanding of scones in England vs the United States, how clotted cream is made, and addressing the debate over whether scones should be slathered first with jam (Cornwall-style) or first with clotted cream (known as Devonshire cream tea). Either way they are best accompanied by a pot of tea. "Disclosure: A review copy of this book was sent to me by the author. However, all of the above opinions are my own.”
The_Brats More than 1 year ago
Gemma Rose is frantically shopping for a gown to wear to Oxford’s Annual Ball, which is in two days. This year the Ball will feature a cooking demonstration by Chef Josh McDermott. Gemma is also nervous about meeting her boyfriend, Detective Inspector Devlin O’Connor’s mother. Devlin is also nervous, since he knows that his mother is not like most mothers… Before the Ball even begins, Gemma finds the body of the guest chef. The chef's manager had previously accused Gemma of stealing the chef's recipes. Will that give Gemma a motive and make her a suspect, again? Why was the chef killed? Who benefits from his death? Why is Devlin so nervous about Gemma meeting his mother? Will Devlin's mother and Gemma’s mother see eye-to-eye?
WinnieL More than 1 year ago
Another One Bites The Crust is a great addition to the Oxford Tearoom Mystery series. It is a light-hearted read with lots of twists and turns in the storyline, keeping me glued to the story wondering who DID IT! I love Ms Hanna's descriptions, be it of the yummy English custard tart, or of the dress that Gemma wore to the ball or of Oxford. Her descriptions make me feel as if I was there at Cotswold, experiencing the same thing for myself. This was a great mystery. I didn't manage to guess who was the killer until nearing the end. Absolutely looking forward to the next book in this series.
JoselynS More than 1 year ago
I have read all of Oxford Tea Room Mysteries and this one 7th in the series has to be one of the best. It is full of twists and turns, plenty of suspects and keeps you guessing until the end. I love the Oxford setting and the characters are like old friends now. Muesli the cat is up to her usual mischief and the old biddies are on the hunt for a killer causing all sorts of trouble for Gemma. In this book Gemma gets to meet her handsome boyfriend’s mother who is not as expected, hopefully we will see more of her in future books. Be prepared for some laugh out loud moments as well as the serious business of finding a murderer. Disclosure: A review copy of this book was sent to me by the author. All of the above opinions are my own.