A Scone to Die for (Oxford Tearoom Mysteries ~ Book 1) by H.Y. Hanna

A Scone to Die for (Oxford Tearoom Mysteries ~ Book 1)

By H.Y. Hanna

  • Release Date: 2017-07-12
  • Genre: British Detectives
Score: 4.5
From 62 Ratings
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"Scones, a tea shop in England, a kitty & a murder - yes, please!"
When an American tourist is murdered with a scone in her quaint English tearoom, Gemma must solve the mystery with the help of the nosy Old Biddies and a mischievous little feline named Muesli. But between her bossy, matchmaking mother and the return of her old college love as a handsome CID detective, Gemma soon has her hands full and her head spinning!

Murder is bad for business, especially when customers think your scones are more deadly than delicious. With the body count rising and her tearoom going bust, can Gemma find the killer before things turn to custard?
(*Traditional English scone recipe included)

This book follows British English spelling and usage.
Clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language.
Genre: humorous culinary cozy mysteries, cat cozy mystery series / women amateur sleuth / British detective mystery

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)
Four Puddings and a Funeral (Book 6)


  • A Great Mytery

    By KWJN
    This is a very fascinating book. It not only gives you a brief idea of what Oxford University is like, you get to feel what it’s like to be there. As for the mystery, it fits in with everything else. Her writing style make everything flow smoothly. Best of all, I never saw that end coming. Along with just a tad of love. The series will be great!
  • A scone to die for

    By Readingin Iowa
    A good action-packed story with some humor.
  • A Scone to Die For

    By Ppirt
    Excellent book!! I couldn't put it down!!
  • A scone to die for

    By PushpushStable
    Don't judge a book by the cover...open this and discover a quite sophisticated murder mystery. Well written and fast paced.
  • A Wonderful New Series

    By Catefandawg
    Gemma Rose leaves a high-powered job in Australia to return to her hometown of Oxford, England to follow her dreams and open The Little Stables Tearoom in a nearby Cotswolds village. The tea room is doing well until an obnoxious American tourist is found murdered in the Tearoom's courtyard -- with a scone stuck in his mouth. Definitely not good for business. Ignoring warings from her friend, Cassie, and investigating Detective (and former boyfriend) Devlin, Gemma decides to find out what happened in order to clear the Tearoom's name and to save her investment (all of her savings) in it. This book is truly a delight. I loved reading about Oxford and its Colleges and traditions, and H. Y. Hanna captured the atmosphere of Gemma's Oxford perfectly. The characters in this book are well developed, from Gemma to the Old Biddies (kindred spirits of sorts), and her mother's attempts to use an iPad are hilarious. I could not guess the identity of the murderer until the very end, and it was quite a surprise. I am a bit of an Anglophile, and really enjoy books written about and set in England. H. Y. Hanna uses the English spelling of words, and I would have loved to be reading this book in a Tearoom like the Little Stables with scones and clotted cream. I look forward to the next book in this series, Tea With Milk and Murder.