A Body at the Tea Rooms A Totally Addictive English Murder Mystery Novel

A semi-retired nurse with a sweet tooth for cake and a talent for solving crimes.Kate Palmer is most disappointed when renovations at her sister Angie's new tea rooms are derailed after a body is discovered in the cellar.

A Body at the Tea Rooms  A Totally Addictive English Murder Mystery Novel

Meet Kate Palmer! A semi-retired nurse with a sweet tooth for cake and a talent for solving crimes. Kate Palmer is most disappointed when renovations at her sister Angie's new tea rooms are derailed after a body is discovered in the cellar. She was looking forward to clotted cream teas with a seaside view. Instead she has another murder mystery to solve... If the village gossip is to be believed, the unfortunate man was connected to the wealthy Hedgefield family. Kate is reluctant to get caught up in the investigation but a curious card in the victim's jacket pocket sparks her interest. Not to mention the ridiculous rumour Angie is somehow involved! Keen to clear her sister's name so she can finally eat cake in the charming tea rooms, Kate teams up with handsome retired Detective 'Woody' Forrest to untangle the baffling case. After quizzing the locals over copious cups of tea, Kate begins to realise the Hedgefields, who live in a grand mansion and own half the village, are not as perfect as they make out. They're hiding a long-buried family secret and plenty of people have a grudge against them, including a number of their ex-employees. But who could have murdered a member of Lower Tinworthy's most enviable family? Was it the old gardener? The seemingly sweet cook? Or the bitter maid? Just as she inches closer to the truth, Angie goes missing. Does amateur sleuth Kate have what it takes to get to the bottom of this extraordinary puzzle and save her sister at the same time? If you love murder mysteries with a brilliant cast of characters, twisty plots and plenty of cake, A Body at the Tea Rooms will have you hooked until the very last page! Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, Faith Martin and Joy Ellis. Why readers love the Kate Palmer mystery series: 'Fantastic murder mystery, a charming whodunit, really, with lots of red-herrings to keep you guessing until the last page!' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Brilliant mystery... I found myself racing through this one, eager to find out who did what - and to who! A terrific read.' Grace J Reviewer Lady, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Silver Ladies of Penny Lane

A BODY AT THE TEA ROOMS A KATE PALMER NOVEL BOOK 3 Get it here! Meet Kate Palmer! A semi-retired nurse with a sweet tooth for cake and a talent for solving ...

The Silver Ladies of Penny Lane

‘Dee MacDonald’s books are so heart-warming. They make you laugh-out-loud one minute, and then have you crying the next… they’re really emotional and tug at the heart strings but are fun, life-affirming reads!’ Stardust Book Reviews Tess and Orla have been best friends throughout most of their adult lives. So when life gave them lemons and their loved ones let them down, they pooled their resources and bought a dressmakers shop on the corner of Penny Lane. And they’ve been doing just fine ever since. But one day, while studying her tired eyes and shapeless figure in the mirror, sixty-two-year-old Tess realised that she doesn’t want her life to be just fine anymore. She wants it to be extraordinary. For as long as she can remember she’s put everyone else first. Now she wants to rediscover herself – and experience the kind of whirlwind adventure that will have the power make her smile when she’s confined to the armchair of a retirement home. With the encouragement of fun-loving and quirky Orla, Tess joins an over-the-hill dating agency and the two friends book a singles cruise around the Mediterranean. And that’s when their adventure of a lifetime really begins… A totally uplifting, heart-warming, hilarious page turner about embracing the moment, learning to love again and the joy of second chances. Perfect for fans of The Kicking the Bucket List and The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. What readers are saying about Dee MacDonald: ‘OMG!… It made me howl with laughter and it made me sob my heart out… I absolutely adored every single step… had my jaw dropping!!… one of my favourite books of the year.’ My Chestnut Reading Tree, 5 stars ‘5 Fabulously FUN Stars… such a delightful and fun book from first page to last!... An absolutely perfect summer read that I would strongly recommend to all!’ Audio Killed the Bookmark, 5 stars ‘I was laughing out loud… totally did not see the ending coming! WOWSERS! 5 stars for me!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Made me laugh and cry and laugh again, especially at the end. That was a little bit of genius!... beautifully written and the characters are lovingly drawn to make them come alive. I absolutely loved the ending, that really had me chuckling…’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘This is an adventure with a difference!... absolutely brilliant… I felt quite emotional… very touching and extremely poignant…. A thought-provoking, energetic, promising, and huggable read… another delightful treat from Dee MacDonald!’ The Writing Garnet ‘Delightful!… a wonderful summertime story!.. the fun begins NOW!... hilarious… love this story about strong women!!’ Escape With a Book, 5 stars ‘A fabulous and entertaining read that I didn't want to end… a heart-warming and fun filled story that every woman should read. It's an uplifting story that makes you realise that you are never too old to go after what you want in life. Loved it.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Made me laugh out loud one minute and then hit me with an emotional bombshell the next… hilarious, delightfully different… warmed my soul…’ My Chestnut Reading Tree ‘Had me laughing out loud, getting emotional and taking the main character to heart… if I could give this book more than five stars, I would.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

The Runaway Wife

BOOKS BY DEE MACDONALD KATE PALMER MYSTERY SERIES A Body in the Village Hall A Body in Seaview Grange A Body at the Tea Rooms A Body at the Altar The Golden ...

The Runaway Wife


The Golden Oldies Guesthouse

A BODY AT THE TEA ROOMS A KATE PALMER NOVEL BOOK 3 Get it here! Meet Kate Palmer! A semi-retired nurse with a sweet tooth for cake and a talent for solving ...

The Golden Oldies Guesthouse

‘I ended up reading until the wee small hours of the morning… Certainly took me on an emotional rollercoaster ride with all the ups and downs, the happiness and sadness, the laughs and the sobs.’ Ginger Book Geek ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Tess and Simon Sparrow may have a few more grey hairs than they used to, but that doesn’t stop them being swept up in a whirlwind romance and starting over. Swapping their city lives for an escape to the Cornish countryside, they fall in love with a crumbling hotel and impulsively buy it to renovate as their forever home. But soon the newlyweds have had their first fight (and their second and third…) and building costs are spiralling out of control. Their families think they’re mad and Tess is starting to agree – she just wants to escape back to civilisation. Doing up the glorious, wisteria-clad property was meant to be a delightful retirement project. But the electrics are faulty, there’s no central heating, and the kitchen ceiling’s fallen in: the dream has become reality and things only get more chaotic when the first guests arrive… Mysterious Celia, hapless romantic Dominic and tarnished, lovelorn actress Titania are all looking for a fresh start. Everyone in this eclectic group has their own reasons for being in Cornwall, but the summer is full of secrets and surprises. As plans go awry and truths are revealed, Tess and Simon realise that they’ve taken on a bigger challenge than they intended to: can their happily-ever-after survive the chaos or will this end up being the biggest mistake of their lives? From the bestselling author of The Runaway Wife and The Silver Ladies of Penny Lane, this is a completely uplifting page-turner about embracing new friendships, finding love and making each day count. Perfect for fans of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village. Why readers are loving The Golden Oldies Guesthouse: ‘Five golden stars for Dee McDonald’s latest… charming… The Golden Oldies Guesthouse features humour with a deft touch, charm, fun, love and romance.’ Jena Books ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Utterly charming!... It’s gentle, humorous, heart-warming and packed full of characters that you will remember long after the book is finished. I adored every word and my only complaint is that the story ended!’ NetGalley Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Absolutely loved everything about this book. It was charming and fun. I loved the characters and settings. Will be recommending.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Loved this book, the characters, the setting. A really special read one I didn’t want to end. I will be recommending this.’ NetGalley Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I loved this book, it was a perfect summer read and it made me laugh loud more than once. I loved the quirky and well written characters and the plot. I look forward to reading other books by this author. Highly recommended!’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A hilarious romp… larger than life characters…Told as only Dee Macdonald can tell these stories of ‘older folk’ having another swipe at life and all that follows this book is funny, heart-warming, makes you feel good… a joy to read… 10/10.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘An absolutely delightful read… If you want a book to snuggle up with and totally enjoy then this is it… totally enchanted with this one.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This book has everything in it. Romance, humour, mystery and some unlikely friendships... An engaging, fun and heart-warming read.’ NetGalley Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘How this book made me laugh and made me realise that at the age of 63 life is not over for me. Whopping 5 stars’ NetGalley Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Seafront Tea Rooms

of her body. 'I've never been in a car like this before.' 'Wait till we get going.' Charlie turned the key, switched the stereo on and wound down the ...

The Seafront Tea Rooms

The Seafront Tea Rooms is a peaceful hideaway, away from the bustle of the seaside, and in this quiet place a group of women find exactly what they've been searching for. Charismatic journalist Charlotte is on a mission to scope out Britain's best tea rooms. She knows she's found something special in the Seafront Tea Rooms but is it a secret she should share? Kathryn, a single mother whose only sanctuary is the 'Seafront', convinces Charlie to keep the place out of her article by agreeing to join her on her search. Together with another regular, Seraphine, a culture-shocked French au pair with a passion for pastry-making, they travel around the country discovering quaint hideaways and hidden gems. But what none of them expect is for their journey to surprise them with discoveries of a different kind . . . Full of romance, tea and cake, The Seafront Tea Rooms is a heart-warming tale about the strength found in true friendship.

A Body in the Bookshop

the perfect cosy thriller for book lovers Helen Cox. THIRTY-FIVE. Sitting in the window seat at the Teddy Bear Tea Rooms on Stonegate, Evie smiled across at ...

A Body in the Bookshop

A PAGE-TURNING COSY MYSTERY SET IN THE PICTURESQUE CITY OF YORK. PERFECT FOR FANS OF BETTY ROWLANDS, LJ ROSS AND FAITH MARTIN. 'A 2020 Miss Marple' Woman's Way ********** It's nearly Christmas in York, but it seems the season of goodwill hasn't touched everyone... When DS Charlotte Banks is suspended from the police on suspicion of assaulting a suspect in the burglary of a local bookshop, librarian Kitt Harley and her friend Evie Bowes refuse to believe she is guilty. But why is she being framed? With Charlotte's boss DI Malcolm Halloran unable to help, Evie decides to take matters into her own hands. Kitt takes little persuading to get involved too - after all, as well as Charlotte's career to save, there are missing books to be found! From the tightknit community of York's booksellers, to the most gossipy bus route in the country, Kitt and Evie leave no stone unturned to get at the truth behind the burglary. Then the discovery of a body raises the stakes even higher. For Evie, and now Kitt, this case is as personal as it gets. Can they catch the murderer in time to turn a bleak midwinter into something merry and bright?

Arts Crafts Homes and the Revival

Miss Cranston sold her tearooms in 1917, and eventually the Willow Tea Rooms ... body and soul in Miss Cranston's Tea Rooms and for a few pence drink tea, ...

Arts   Crafts Homes and the Revival

Devoted to the Arts and Crafts Movement past and present, this new magazine celebrates the revival of quality and craftsmanship. Each issue is a portfolio of the best work in new construction, restoration, and interpretive design, presented through intelligent writing and beautiful photographs. Offering hundreds of contemporary resources, it showcases the work not only of past masters, but also of those whose livelihoods are made in creating well-crafted homes and furnishings today. The emphasis is on today’s revival in architecture, furniture, and artisanry, informed by international Arts & Crafts and the early-20th-century movement in America: William Morris through the Bungalow era. Includes historic houses, essays and news, design details, how-to articles, gardens and landscape, kitchens and baths. Lots of expert advice and perspective for those building, renovating, or furnishing a home in the Arts & Crafts spirit. From the publisher of Old-House Interiors magazine and the Design Center Sourcebook. artsandcraftshomes.com

The Ethnographic Self

His role involved him positioning his body at the entrance to the tea-rooms, providing a physical presence as a means of reciprocal access to his ...

The Ethnographic Self

What are the relationships between the self and fieldwork? How do personal, emotional and identity issues impact upon working in the field? This book argues that ethnographers, and others involved in fieldwork, should be aware of how fieldwork research and ethnographic writing construct, reproduce and implicate selves, relationships and personal identities. All too often research methods texts remain relatively silent about the ways in which fieldwork affects us and we affect the field. The book attempts to synthesize accounts of the personal experience of ethnography. In doing so, the author makes sense of the process of fieldwork research as a set of practical, intellectual and emotional accomplishments. The book is thematically arranged, and illustrated with a wide range of empirical material.

This Body of Death

He had his left arm across his own body to grip her left arm above the elbow. They paused for a moment in front of the tea room windows, ...

This Body of Death

Elizabeth George's masterly new novel brings Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley back onto centre stage in an intricate crime drama. While DI Thomas Lynley is still on compassionate leave after the murder of his wife, Isabelle Ardery is brought into the Met as his temporary replacement. The discovery of a body in a Stoke Newington cemetery offers Isabelle the chance to make her mark with a high profile murder investigation. Persuading Lynley back to work seems the best way to guarantee a result: Lynley's team is fiercely loyal to him and Isabelle needs them - and especially Barbara Havers - on side. The Met is twitchy: a series of PR disasters has undermined its confidence. Isabelle knows that she'll be operating under the unforgiving scrutiny of the media, so is quick - perhaps too quick - to pin the murder on a convenient suspect. The murder trail leads Lynley and Havers to the New Forest, and the eventual resolution of the case. Its roots are in a long-ago act of violence that has poisoned subsequent generations and its outcome is both tragic and shocking.

Reading of Jane Austen

In Northanger Abbey there is a famous scene in which Catherine Morland and Mrs Allen are in the tea-room: Every body was shortly in motion for tea, ...

Reading of Jane Austen

A Reading of Jane Austen (first published by Peter Owen in 1975) has established itself with critics and readers as an outstanding contribution to the growing literature on this author, full of fresh and stimulating perceptions. Central to the word is Barbara Hardy's view of Jane Austen as the originator of the modern novel, largely through her creation of a new and flexible medium enabling her to move easily from sympathy to detachment, from one mind to many minds, from solitary scenes to social gatherings.

Rendezvous at the Russian Tea Rooms

Referring to the latter, she said, 'The main body are with us, but there is a ... Marjorie was introduced to Anna Wolkoff over tea at the Ramsays' house.

Rendezvous at the Russian Tea Rooms

Rendezvous at the Russian Tea Rooms provides the first comprehensive account of what was once hailed by a leading American newspaper as the greatest spy story of World War II. This dramatic yet little-known saga, replete with telephone taps, kidnappings, and police surveillance, centres on the furtive escapades of Tyler Kent, a handsome, womanising 28-year-old Ivy League graduate, who doubles as a US Embassy code clerk and Soviet agent. Against the backdrop of London high society during the so-called Phoney War, Kent's life intersects with the lives of the book's two other memorably flamboyant protagonists. One of those is Maxwell Knight, an urbane, endearingly eccentric MI5 spyhunter. The other is Anna Wolkoff, a White Russian fashion designer and Nazi spy whose outfits are worn by the Duchess of Windsor and whose parents are friends of the British royal family. Wolkoff belongs to a fascist secret society called the Right Club, which aims to overthrow the British government. Her romantic entanglement with Tyler Kent gives her access to a secret correspondence between President Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, a correspondence that has the potential to transform the outcome of the war.

The Body in Health and Social Care

Tea rooms and chains of modest unlicensed eating places like ABCs where women could eat alone also developed from the 1880s (Thorne 1980).

The Body in Health and Social Care

Focusing on health and social care, this book shows how important the body can be to a range of issues such as disability, old age, sexuality, consumption, food and public space. Twigg illustrates how constructions of the body affect how we see different social groups and explores the significance of it in the provision and delivery of care.

Making Tea Making Japan

If a 4.5-mat room, required for the most esoteric forms of tea preparation, ... Their architectural features craft the body into emblematically Japanese ...

Making Tea  Making Japan

The tea ceremony persists as one of the most evocative symbols of Japan. Originally a pastime of elite warriors in premodern society, it was later recast as an emblem of the modern Japanese state, only to be transformed again into its current incarnation, largely the hobby of middle-class housewives. How does the cultural practice of a few come to represent a nation as a whole? Although few non-Japanese scholars have peered behind the walls of a tea room, sociologist Kristin Surak came to know the inner workings of the tea world over the course of ten years of tea training. Here she offers the first comprehensive analysis of the practice that includes new material on its historical changes, a detailed excavation of its institutional organization, and a careful examination of what she terms "nation-work"—the labor that connects the national meanings of a cultural practice and the actual experience and enactment of it. She concludes by placing tea ceremony in comparative perspective, drawing on other expressions of nation-work, such as gymnastics and music, in Europe and Asia. Taking readers on a rare journey into the elusive world of tea ceremony, Surak offers an insightful account of the fundamental processes of modernity—the work of making nations.

Tea and Tourism

There is a need to survey tea tourists at the places where these ... on tea consumers and markets; this body of knowledge should be useful to tea tourism ...

Tea and Tourism

'Tea and Tourism' outlines the social, political and developmental contexts of using tea culture for tourism. Case studies of tea tourism destinations and products from around the world are included, from example from the United Kingdom, Sri Lanka, India, China, Taiwan, Kenya and Canada.

The Tanglewood Tea Shop

A laugh out loud romantic comedy of new starts and finding home Lilac Mills. Nick grimaced. ... using his body as a shield against curious or pitying eyes.

The Tanglewood Tea Shop

What happens after your dreams come true? Patisserie-Chef Stevie is stuck in a rut. Her beloved Great Aunt Peggy has passed away and she’s lost both her job and the love of her life. Then she gets the call from the solicitor's office about Peggy’s will, and everything changes. When Stevie sees a quirky tea shop up for sale in the beautiful village of Tanglewood, she decides to take Peggy’s advice and turn her life around. But the village isn't as idyllic as it may at first have seemed, and when the gorgeous but grouchy local stable-owner, Nick, shows up he seems like just another fly in the pastry batter... This laugh-out-loud romantic comedy is perfect for fans of Daisy James and Holly Martin.

Classic Restaurants of Des Moines and Their Recipes

While the term tea room sometimes conjures up images of high-society, ... created a restful haven from the blare of the street and nourished body and soul.

Classic Restaurants of Des Moines and Their Recipes

With Italian steakhouses, the Younkers Tea Room and Stella's Blue Sky Diner, Des Moines's culinary history is tantalizingly diverse. It is filled with colorful characters like bootlegger/"millionaire bus boy" Babe Bisignano, a buxom bar owner named Ruthie and future president of the United States Ronald Reagan. The savory details reveal deeper stories of race relations, women's rights, Iowa caucus politics, the arts, immigration and assimilation. Don't be surprised if you experience sudden cravings for Steak de Burgo, fried pork tenderloin sandwiches and chocolate ambrosia pie, à la Bishop's Buffet. Author Darcy Dougherty Maulsby serves up a feast of Des Moines classics mixed with Iowa history, complete with iconic recipes.

Afghanistan

In spring the rain drips through leaky roofs into the rooms of the upper storey. ... body from a bowl or jug. The use of static water, including that in a ...

Afghanistan


The Book of Tea

The body itself was but as a hut in the wilderness, a flimsy shelter made by tying ... In the tea-room fugitiveness is suggested in the thatched roof, ...

The Book of Tea


The Book of Tea

The body itself was but as a hut in the wilderness, a flimsy shelter made by tying ... In the tea-room fugitiveness is suggested in the thatched roof, ...

The Book of Tea

The ’Book of Tea’ is nothing less than an absolutely correct interpretation of Japanese life. Mr. Okakura came to the United States as a special commissioner of the Japanese Government to examine into American art. He has made a really careful study of this subject. What he has to say about Japan is not only well said but worth saying.

Brother Jonathan

After I returned from tea , room , and he came down and went directly to Colt's ... The opened , and saw that it contained the dead body of a man . fall was ...

Brother Jonathan