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.