Blood Orange Brewing - Tea Shop, Bk 7 Author:Laura Childs Social darling Delaine Dish is throwing a lavish Candlelight Concert to raise funds to restore a run-down Victorian home-and Theodosia Browning is more than happy to help out with tea and tasty treats from the Indigo Tea Shop. — Unfortunately, the unveiling of Theo's opulent spread proves to be far from grand after retired CEO and beloved pol... more »itico Duke Wilkes falls to the floor with a jagged piece of metal protruding from his neck. When the Widow Wilkes begs Theo to apply her sleuthing skills, she can't refuse. But her investigation opens up a simmering pot of shady politics and personal payback, and Theo soon finds herself in a situation stickier than any jam she's ever served.« less
Time to give up on this series, sadly. It has all the elements of a great cozy series, but continues to disappoint with wooden characters and failure to take advantage of the few with more than one dimension. On the upside, there was a murder and it did get solved.
Definitely one of the best in the series. For one thing, finally(!!) Theodosia actually solved the murder and surrounding mystery. As opposed to just accidentally stumbling onto the killer as is usual for her. I still guessed the murderer by Chapter 3, but this is because the series is very predictable - the culprit is always the least written about character. Still, it was nice seeing Theodosia actually solve something and showing initiative when it comes to loose threads at the end of the book.