About the book (provided by Great Escape Book Tours)
n the latest Tea Shop Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs, Theodosia Browning attends a “Rat Tea,” where the mice will play…at murder.
About the series
The Tea Shop Mysteries – set in the historic district of Charleston and featuring Theodosia Browning, owner of the Indigo Tea Shop. Theodosia is a savvy entrepreneur, and pet mom to service dog Earl Grey. She’s also an intelligent, focused amateur sleuth who doesn’t rely on coincidences or inept police work to solve crimes. This charming series is highly atmospheric and rife with the history and mystery that is Charleston.
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And I thought...
Can you say that about a Cozy Murder Mystery?
Maybe it was the charming cover that set the tone for me. I thought this book was a delightful read.
The characters, the town, the tea shop were charming.
This book, author and series were new to me. I was delighted to be introduced to Theodosia and her friends.
Pekoe Most Poison was a page turner for me. From page one it was a hard book to put down. It was fast paced filled with murder, blackmail and a little embezzlement. With more than a few suspects.
And a smidgeon of romance. Just a smidgeon. The author left this reader expecting Theodosia has found herself a little more than interested in the attractive police detective.
This was my first time to read any of the works of Laura Childs.
She has found a new fan here. Since I have not read any of the other books in the series I can tell you honestly you will enjoy
Pekoe Most Poison even without knowledge from the previous
installments. Although I will warn you. Most likely you'll be as engaged as I was and want to journey through the entire series.
So, this reader is in a dilemma as to whether to go back and begin at the beginning or wait for the next one to see what happens with Theo and the detective.
Or maybe I'll just bake some of that Lemon Tea Bread (recipe included) brew a pot of tea and ponder that for awhile.
Laura Childs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Tea Shop Mysteries, Scrapbook Mysteries, and Cackleberry Club Mysteries. In her previous life she was CEO/Creative Director of her own marketing firm and authored several screenplays. She is married to a professor of Chinese art history, loves to travel, rides horses, enjoys fund raising for various non-profits, and has two Chinese Shar-Pei dogs.
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