I thought this was the strongest book in the series so far, though I was kind of disappointed that the person I *really* wanted to be guilty wasn't. It was nice to see Theodosia acting more her age than the spinsterish portrayals of previous entries.
A wonderful murder mystery which includes recipes and tips for tea-making. This is an incredible read!
This was my first Tea Shop Mystery, and I found it to be a cute, fun, frothy mystery, although the plot was formulaic and written in only an adequate prose style. But the book had three redeeming qualities that made it quite enjoyable, even if those same qualities pushed the mystery portion of the plot into the dim background:
I loved the chemistry of Theo, Haley, and Drayton, and how the interaction of the characters kept revealing new facets of their personalities. I liked the tidbits about South Carolina's culture, landscape and people, and of course the fabulous foods (some recipes included). And the tea lore contained in just this one volume of the series could keep me happily sipping new teas for a long time. By the end of the book, I was ready to book a trip to Charleston to visit the Indigo Tea Shop.
One of the best of this series. Better writing and better mystery.
Another good mystery involving Theodosia Browning owner of the Indigo Tea Shop. Theodosia trys to solve the murder of a local doctor during a society benefit in the spooky grounds of the historic Jasmine Cemetery. Of course Theodosia finds herself in the middle of the mystery when someone tries to kill her also. Another great, quick reading book in the Tea Shop Mystery series.
Great book to curl up with a hot cup of tea with
Great book, love the way the characters are developing. Childs knows how to write and hold your interest. Great #5 for this cozy series. Looking forward to the rest of them.
This is a nice little series - a good rainy day cozy up with a cup a tea read.
I really liked this one and I'm going to share it with a fellow tea lover. The ideas in the back are really good for special tea get-togethers. I finally tried a recipe too!
The Tea Shop murders are good, and I also enjoy reading the recipes. I haven't tried any of them yet, but it has made me thirsty for tea!
Theodosia jumps to lots of conclusions. The murder is, of course, the least suspected and written about person. And, of course, everyone - including Theodosia - is surprised at who the murderer is. In short - the typical tea shop mystery in this series.
I read this series because I adore the characters. But, if you're looking for a heroine who actually solves the mysteries - this is not that book. The actual mystery takes up about 10 pages (scattered throughout the book). The rest is all about teas, foods, socials, antiques, South Carolina, an Charleston. I actually enjoy the latter much more than the mystery itself. I give it 3 stars.
A good book in the series, but not something I'd really call a compelling mystery.
This book was very good. I enjoy the intricacies that Ms. Childs delves into when solving these mysteries. She brings out information about minor details that makes the books come to life.
I liked this book. I think this series is great. The recipes sound really good.
Another great Tea Shop mystery.
Nice cozy series. I wish I had a tea shop!
A Theodosia Browning, of tea shop in Charleston fame, story perfect for Halloween. Who killed the doctor on the society "Ghost Crawl" (for charity, of course) through the spooky grounds of an historic Charleston cemetary? There are plenty of breaks for tea, of course, and tea-making tips and recipes are included.
Theodosia Brownig teashop owner gets involved in investigating the murder of a doctor. Nice recipes in the back
As always, Laura Childs delivers an enjoyable read as well as tasty recipes!
The fifth book in the Tea Shop mystery series.
From Publishers Weekly: "...the fifth installment in her popular Tea Shop mystery series (Death by Darjeeling, etc.). Theodosia Browning, proprietor of the Indigo Tea Shop, and her staff are serving tea and goodies during the first-ever "Ghost Crawl in Charleston's famed Jasmine Cemetery." The event ends abruptly when Dr. Jasper Davis, uncle of Theo's beau, Jory, dies mysteriously and publicly. Det. Burt Tidwell makes Theo promise she won't stick her amateur nose in, but a frazzled Jory pleads with her to use her special abilities as a sleuth to root out the killer. The victim was vice-president in charge of research at a large medical products company, Cardiotech, and Theo suspects Dr. Davis's death is connected with his job. A second murder complicates things, but Theo perseveres and eventually corners the killer using a snazzy bit of up-to-date technology to summon help. Fans will enjoy the rich brew of murder, tea lore and mouth-watering descriptions of food (recipes included). The alluring jacket arta tea spread out on a blanket in the foreground with ghostly gravestones under a full moon in the backgroundcaptures the mood perfectly." Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Another great tea shop mystery!
"Always happy to contribute to worthy causes, Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning and her loyal staff are catering an elegant - if unusual - Charleston society event. It's a "Ghost Crawl" through the spooky grounds of the historic Jasmine Cemetery. The show even comes complete with hired "ghosts" - actors, that is, playing some of the more prominent residents of the old cemetery." "The event, sponsored by a local medical organization, is intended to benefit various charities and help at-risk children. And the organizer of the fete, Dr. Jasper Davis, has put in a lot of work to make it a success and get those contributions rolling in. Unfortunately, he doesn't get to enjoy the proceedings himself, considering that during the Crawl's theatrical number, he drops dead. It looks like foul play - but how could such a fine, upstanding citizen have any mortal enemies?" With a sensitive nose for trouble, Theodosia starts stirring things up with her own investigation to find the do-badder behind this most uncharitable act. But before long, chasing down the culprit gets her in hot water up to her neck.