Book Review of All-Butter Shortdead (Oxford Tearoom, Prequel)

All-Butter Shortdead (Oxford Tearoom, Prequel)
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Gemma Rose has given up her life as a high paid executive in Australia and is moving back home to open a English Tea Room in Oxford, England. On the plane ride home, she starts chatting to the woman sitting next to her. She finds out that her name is Jenn and she is traveling to visit Oxford as well. When they land, Jenn accidentally leaves her scarf behind and Gemma picks it up. They meet to exchange the scarf and get to chatting some more. The next morning Jenn is found murdered in her hotel room and Gemma is the number one suspect. How can she open a tea room if she is in prison?

This book is a prequel to the Oxford Tearoom Mysteries, but it was my first foray into the series. I really enjoyed it. The characters were likable and funny and Gemma was a great lead. This book really sets up the storyline for the other books, so I am really glad I read it first. The conclusion to the mystery was a little far-fetched, but I still enjoyed the journey.

* I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review *