Oxford Tearoom Mysteries - culinary cozy mystery for cat lovers & British mystery fans

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Till Death Do Us Tart - Oxford Tearoom Mysteries Book 4 (culinary cozy mystery for cat lovers and British mystery fans)

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When Gemma enters her little tabby, Muesli, in the cat show at the local village fair, the last thing she expects is to stumble across a murder…
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Muesli grey tabby cat star of Oxford Tearoom Mysteries (culinary cozy mystery for cat lovers and British mystery fans)

Meet Muesli

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Traditional English Scone recipe from Oxford Tearoom Mysteries (culinary cozy mystery for cat lovers and British mystery fans)

Traditional English Scone Recipe

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Question for my U.S. readers: are you familiar with the word "shortbread"? If you saw the title: "All-Butter Short Dead" - would you *get* that it's a play on the word "shortbread"? Or is it too obscure & confusing? Thank you! :-) ... See MoreSee Less

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H.Y. Hanna - AuthorThank you so much, everybody! <3 It's so helpful to get your feedback. For those who think it's too obscure, do you think it would help if I had it as one word: "ShortDead" - or is that still too vague?

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Cheryl BuckmanI totally agree. I "got" it right away!! Sounds "yummy" to me both in the mystery sense and cookie senseπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸˆπŸˆπŸ©πŸ©πŸ©Cheryl USA Hawaii

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Nicole Carino GarafoloNow I'm craving some Shortbread. How about Shortbread Dead LOL

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Pamela Blackburn ShawI don't know if others would agree with me, but yes, the term 'shortbread' is commonly used in the U.S. I would understand and like the title "All-Butter Short Dead". I hope this is a title for the next Oxford Tearoom Mystery! <3

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Rose Sheppard O'TooleToo obscure. They would know what shortbread is but when I read the title I do not see it is a play on words. The All Butter isn't enough to make me think,"oh, shortbread. I get it!"

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Celia Warren FowlerI love shortbread, and it has become more and more common here -- I don't think there would be a recognition problem with your title with U.S. readers.

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Julie WestonHi! I bake shortbread so I am familiar with the word but in our grocery stores commercial packages are labeled "shortbread cookies" so it is possible without that clue the reference would be obscure. πŸ˜€

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Carrie-Lynn CantwellI think it is a cute title. I love shortbread and would get it. I think fans of your series would get it, however maybe not some others.

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Denise AustinI don't think it would easily be recognizable. I am familiar with the word though.

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Maria E. Perez-TraviesoI know what shortbread is, but "short dead" would be confusing to me.

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Sandra Schippersyes, I know shortbread but what about - "All-Butter Shortdead" instead of as two words?

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Laurie Mitchell-IglesiasI'm familiar with shortbread, but it might be a little vague. How about all butter short bread dead?

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Valerie StrilkoYes, shortbread is very popular here in the US. I think people would get it within the context of a sentence

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Clorinda CardilloIsn't vague at all ... the All Butter bit is a dead giveaway for the short dead/shortbread πŸ‘ Many of us in the US are Anglophiles ... we get it .

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Rolf Herderichwith English as a second language I'd say a perfect fifth title, gors fantastic with the other four

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Eileen BrownI get it, but is that from my American childhood or my Canadian adulthood?

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TA BrooksI love Shortbread cookies. I am a foodie. Yes, I would get it. But not sure everyone would.

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Heidi Kenyon QuinnI easily recognize the word play ;) Love it.

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Gene BrunsI think a little too obscure

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Taryn LeeYes I'm familiar with it.

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Daniele Bird KrugI would think most would know what shortbread is.

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Linda F. BakerWe Yanks know shortbread !

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Linda HeroldCute! I get it!!

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Denise AustinStill to vague!

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Jennifer JoyI get it

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