But when his lead actor is found murdered, and Lance becomes a prime suspect, Jules will have to go behind the scenes to solve the mystery and save her friend. Gemma is having trouble with a lonely elderly lady who keeps trying to take Muesli home with her. I loved the humorous scenes in the story line. Backstage, Gemma encounters plenty of personal drama and conflict, especially with one contestant, Laura King, determined to stir up trouble. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.
Dobby's sinister predictions seem to be coming true. In this, Book 9 of the series, we have another interesting murder. Tea, a tearoom, if you will. The Summer Ball, a very formal event, is taking place at Oxford University. Her compassionate personality also shows up when Muesli is cat-napped and Gemma comes up with a heartwarming solution. Another One Bites the Crust finds Lance, the artistic director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, being investigated for the murder of lead actor Antony.
This book follows British English spelling and usage. Plot: Jules is happy to be back on solid ground and at Torte after a week at sea. I also found the deductions on who the killer and why a bit far fetched. Boy, I love it when this happens. Muslie, the cat has taken a bit of a backseat in the story this time, but is still a part of the excitement built into the story. Do yourself a favour and get started. Another One Bites the Crust is a great seventh book in this series.
I was surprised by the killer! But Jules knows that her friend can't be a killer - even if the victim is the prima donna actor who has been antagonizing Lance for weeks. I can sum Another One Bites the Crust up in one word- likable. Just before the ball where the show will be held, Gemma finds the chef in a position that leaves no doubt that he is dead. I really love these little books. Easy to read, not overly complicated, and clean. I did flinch at a situation she gets into and I did actually agree with the person who got a bit upset with her. What is the purpose of the key Carlos gave Jules? Now the accusations and questions begin.
But when the night ends with a celebrity chef murdered by his own whisk, Gemma finds herself plunged into a new mystery—and the nosy Old Biddies keen to help with the investigation! Not only is she a strong character but she is smart, caring, compassionate and an excellent chef and baker. Juliet Jules Capshaw is protagonist and co-owner with her mother of Torte who employs four university students part-time on staggered schedules to help man the bakery-coffee-lunch shop. So many questions, some get resolved and some are left for book 10 in this fantastic series. The murder storyline is complex enough without being too complicated, and I had no idea who the murderer was until it was revealed. I am really looking forward to the next edition of the story and hopefully a bit more about a new character that was introduced. I love that this book features plenty of baking descriptions.
In this book, he provides 12 profound and practical principles for how to live a meaningful life, from setting your house in order before criticising others to comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not someone else today. Here we go with another marvelous H. Once again, Gemma Rose finds herself by a dead body. When an incredibly unlikable character ends up dead, and her best friend is arrested for it, she finds herself trying to solve the case. This is one of my favourite books in the series. There is a hint of what is to come hint: remember what Carlos gave Jules.
That was the reason I agreed to review this one…. As they say, bookmarks are for quitters!! Readers who love cozy mysteries should enjoy this book. This book will not disappoint! I had fun trying to figure out who the murderer was and from the start I was so sure I knew who the murderer was. This is cozy mystery done right! I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. The Doctor, Harry and Sarah Jane Smith arrive at a remote Scottish island when their holiday is cut short by the appearance of strange creatures - hideous scarecrows who are preying on the local population. A real treat to mystery lovers. Especially with one contestant who loves talking and goading people on with her flagrant tales of stealing husbands.
Purdy and Dev's mom, Keeley, are just as fun! Jules wants to clear him. The old biddies have a few theories but so do Gemma and her best friend Cassie! And, if that isn't enough? Just before the ball where the show will be held, Gemma finds the chef in a position that leaves no doubt that he is dead. Jules is a hard working, fun loving main character, but comes with a history and scars that make her very relatable. Hanna keeps you jumping from one possible culprit to another and you don't even glimpse the killer. A couple other series I enjoy have switched narrators around on me and I hate that! The author always gives a little context at the beginning so you can start with any installment. I liked Thomas and Jules getting to spend some quality time together with a little flirting can you tell I am Team Thomas. True to the way these stories go it is pretty much Gemma who figures out who the murderer is but in the process she is nearly killed, too, with a contest stepping in to save her in the end.