Book Reviews of Gunpowder Green (Tea Shop, Bk 2)

Gunpowder Green (Tea Shop, Bk 2)
Gunpowder Green - Tea Shop, Bk 2
Author: Laura Childs
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425184059
ISBN-10: 0425184056
Publication Date: 3/5/2002
Pages: 248
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 189 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
I enjoyed this second book in the series far more than the first. The characters of Theodosia, Drayton, and Haley seemed better-defined and felt like I could predict what they would say or think a little quicker than I could with the first teahouse mystery.

This is a light, fun, enjoyable little mystery that reads quick and will leave you with a taste for tea.
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Helpful Score: 5
I read the first three of these books and I really wanted to like them. The tea stuff was quaint, the characters were cute, but eventually the prose and the absolute charming banality of the characters made it all so impossible to read. And I really really wanted to like them.

Also, the recipe for lemon curd in the back of one of the first three is a travesty. TRAVESTY! Do not make lemon curd in a blender with the whole egg -- if you're going to do that, just buy it in a jar from the store.
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Helpful Score: 4
Great second book in the TeaShop Mysteries! Highly recommended!
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Helpful Score: 3
this series is really good! and I love the tea tips and recipes!!
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Helpful Score: 1
Laura Childs has once again written a simple, quick read with an interesting plot.
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This is the second book in the series, and it had been a couple of years since I had read the first one. Didn't take long to remember the characters and get back into the setting of the tea shop in Charleston. It is a cute series and one I will continue reading to the end.
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Don't read it too soon after the 1st one. You may be distracted by some of the proofing goofs.
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Great 2nd book in the Tea Shop Series, enjoyed very much.
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I like this tea shop mystery series. Inspires me to drink tea which is good for me and challenges my mind as these aren't just easy fluffy mysteries.
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Second in the Tea Shop Mysteries. Another well done cozy by Ms. Childs. A decent plot, a few new characters plus the old favorites from book 1 in the series, Death by Darjeeling.
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As always, Laura Childs delivers an enjoyable read as well as tasty recipes!
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2nd in a cozy mystery series. Theo owns a tea shop but dabbles on the side solving murders. Kept me guessing to the end.
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I like all of this series, and this book continues the enjoyment.
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Another good, leisurely read from the author. There isn't anything terribly complicated about this book. But, that is part of its appeal for me - I read these books as an escape from thinking! Theodosia continues to be likable, as do the other characters.

My only issue is that, at times, this book reads more like a tourist guide to Charleston. I like descriptions of the surrounding environment in books, but this one can be really over the top in terms of the detail about South Carolina. Detail that, really, doesn't add anything to the narration.

Also, fair warning, the characters are all quaintly charming. In fact, at times, they're a bit too charming and "genteel." However, having spent a good portion of my life in the deep south ... this quaint charm isn't all that removed from reality.

I give it 3 stars. Still, I will continue getting the series from my library and reading it.
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Clever storyline. Plot twists and turns. Repeat characters, which I liked.
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This book was SO much better than the first in the series. But even this story was only a little more interesting. There is only one mystery - a murder that happens at the beginning of the book - and there are no layers of intrigue. The characters are not well formed and are very predictable. The 30-something main character tries to contain her naturally curly auburn locks. The young assistant bursts into tears at the slightest confusion..... Anyway, even if you love mysteries and tea (I love mysteries and tea!) you might want to find a different book to read. Maybe the THIRD book in the series will be better. I'm afraid I have it in my stack and I'm determined to soldier through it. But not until I read a few real books first.
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This is a series of simple little mysteries featuring Theodesia Browning, owner of Indigo Tea Shop in Charleston, SC. This is the second of the series. Theodesia, Drayton and Haley are attending and dispensing various teas at the annual yacht race. As Theodesia watches, Oliver Dixon dies in what seems like a tragic accident. Theodesia just doesn't buy it and does her own investigating. She finds too many suspects and too many clues but finally sets a trap for the killer and nearly ends up a victim too! A simple little murder mystery - fun but not deep.
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Gunpowder Green is the 2nd book in a series of the Tea Shop Mystery. The Indigo Tea Shop owner, Theodosia Browning, is catering a "Tea by the Sea" during a annual yacht race when suddenly a newlywed local man is killed. Great mystery in the style of Laura Childs which I enjoyed just as much as her first mystery, Death by Darjeeling. Enjoyed the story and was not expecting the ending. Look forward to the next book.
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Wonderful read
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Amusing mystery with some great tea recipes included.
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If you love the tea shop mysteries you need to continue with the series. Wonderful book. Fast pace- did not know who did it until the very end.
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Great story very engaging. I found myself wanting a cup of tea while reading this book.
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I love this series, and this mystery was very good.
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A wonderful and delightful read from the Tea Shop Mystery Series.
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I am really enjoying this series! Each book gets a little better! Tea, gardening and Charlestown - love it!
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Good mystery set in Charleston. Interesting references to tea. Recipes in the back.
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Fun read. My first tea shop mystery and it was enjoyable without the other books. Not the most complicated story but I am more interested now about tea.
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GREAT series! Read it in order, though.
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Good light mystery; if you enjoy tea, and the accessories that surround it, you'll enjoy this book. Made an airplane trip go by much faster. Another in this author's series, which I enjoy.
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Quick read! Set in SC so it was all very familiar. Enjoyed it!
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I Love all the tea talk amoungst figuring out the mystery. Oh I'd Love to visit Charleston if it wasn't so darn humid! The tea shop is describe so wonderfully I wish it was a real place.
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New series for me and really enjoyed.
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Part of the "tea shop mystery" series, each book stands on its own.

(Includes recipes)

Theodosia lives in a cozy apt. above her tea shop in Charleston, South Carolina. She and her friends stumble upon mysteries.

Good series. This one was no exception.
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Kind of dull, couldn't finish it.
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interesting... the "light" variety of crime novels. set in charleston where the protagonist owns a tea shop. nice descriptions although to me it's slightly "too" precious in style, but if you ignore some of that, interesting. laura childs is also monica wilcott and has a set of knitting novels
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I've read several of the Tea Shop series. Very interesting story of yachting, old weapons, gardens, and of course teas and pastries.
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An Indigo Tea Shop mystery.