When Gemma's romantic holiday with her boyfriend is cancelled, the tearoom sleuth finds herself heading to Vienna instead, with her cat Muesli and the nosy Old Biddies for company. And it's not long before they stumble across a murder right in the heart of Austria's historic capital.
A handsome art critic dies suspiciously at their hotel and the Old Biddies are determined to sniff out the killer. Is it the bitter hotel owner nursing a grudge? The critic's jealous mistress wanting revenge? Or even the visiting American who seems inexplicably nervous around the police?
Soon Gemma is dragged into an impromptu investigation which has her tackling Vienna's famous pastries, snooping in police files and even braving a nude sauna in search of clues!
But can she sort the suspects from the Schnitzel, and solve the mystery before the killer strikes again?
(** Traditional apple strudel recipe included at the end of the story!)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am a huge fan of H.Y.Hanna. On receiving my copy of Apple Strudel Alibi, I made myself a nice cup of tea, took the phone of the hook and settled down to read the latest book in the Oxford tearoom mysteries series. I was not disappointed, it is an interesting plot moving away from the tea shop in Oxford to Vienna. Lots of red herrings to keep you guessing. I love these cosy mysteries, the characters are like old friends and Muesli the cat is a delight with her antics. Disclosure: A review copy of this book was sent to me by the author. All of the above opinions are my own.