English After-Doom Tea by Erin Johnson – Review

Book 4 of the Magical Tea Room Mysteries is possibly my favourite of the series so far! I loved the interactions and connections in this one.

A small English town. An enchanted tea room. A murder at a horse race. Can this newbie witch and her vampire friends catch the killer?
Minnie Wells, here! I was hoping for a fun weekend at the biggest horse races in England. But instead, I discover the body of an infamous horse trainer, murdered in the stables!

Now I’ve got to team up with my sassy black cat familiar to catch the killer, and clear the track’s veterinarian of the bogus charges against him.

But as I wade through a long list of suspects, from rival jockeys to angry animal rights activists, I’m afraid I’ve caught the killer’s notice.

Can I solve the case before I’m next on the chopping block?

This is a clean, paranormal cozy mystery series with zero profanity or violence, but heaps of humor and a hint of romance. If you like escaping into stories with charming English settings, hilarious characters, talking cats, and twisty mysteries, you’ll love English After-Doom Tea!

Available on Amazon and via Kindle Unlimited.

I’ve missed reading about Minnie and the Bath Tea House gang. Well, we’re back with the full staff of the Bath Butler Cafe, although I did miss Gus, who was away for this mystery.

The crew is visiting Derbyshire for the yearly Derbyshire Cup. What’s supposed to be a few days of horse races and catering services soon turns into a mystery.

When Timmy Pipe, a controversial horse trainer, ends up dead, Minnie is immediately pulled into the drama. Timmy has no shortage of enemies as his abrasive personality and aggressive tactics made him quite unlikable. Mim, Minnie’s mentor, is also at the races to help her veterinarian ‘special’ friend keep the horses safe. When Jack ends up as the prime suspect, Mim enlists Minnie’s support to find the real killer.

I enjoyed this hunt. There were quite a few suspects, including Jack. Each of the suspects have a strong motive and most of them seem fully capable of committing the deed, especially as they had opportunity too. Every time we seem to have a handle on what’s what, a new clue gets thrown in as well. I loved the twists, turns and character revelations we uncover. Minnie takes centre-stage for the big reveal that very satisfyingly ties up the mystery.

But there’s more! Minnie and Fitz inch ever closer to acknowledging their feelings for and to each other, and there’s a startling revelation from one of the butlers. You’ll have to read to find out…

Overall, another fantastic jaunt into Erin’s fantasy world. In fact, this might be my favourite yet of the Magical Tea Room Mystery stories. I give English After-Doom Tea 5/5 tea-rrific espresso shots… yeah, I know, I’m mixing my beverages 😆

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