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by Laura Childs

Charleston, South Carolina, is alive with music, dancing, and the arts as the Spoleto festival gets underway. But Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning feels far from festive when the inaugural Poet’s Tea is forced into one of the Heritage Society’s austere halls by rain. And when it rains, it pours—as proven when a respected auction house owner plummets from the balcony, landing dead on Theodosia’s specially-prepared cake. Worse yet, it looks like someone helped him over the edge. With a full kettle of suspects, Theodosia pursues an investigation into the murky swamps of the Low Country, where she uncovers a thriving criminal enterprise of art forgery, fraud—and murder…
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ISBN: 0425206181
ISBN13: 978-0425206188
Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Mystery
Author: Laura Childs
Language: English
Publisher: Berkley; First Edition edition (March 7, 2006)
ePUB size: 1418 kb
FB2 size: 1423 kb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 717
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If you like the Tea Shop Mysteries, you will like this book. Good characters, plot, Charleston setting, recipes. My issue is with the seller, who marked the description as "Condition: Used - Like New - An unread copy in perfect condition. Pages are clean and are not marred by notes or folds of any kind. Suitable for presenting as a gift." However, when I received the book (which was well packaged), the cover and all of the pages were distorted, very wavy and crinkled, definitely not suitable for a gift, looked like the paperback was soaked then dried out. The book was actually hard to read because of this. Should have returned it but didn't feel like taking the time to do that. Donated it to a senior center.
This is only one of the Tea Shop mystery series, and while it's not quite a good as some of the others, it's still a pleasant read. The Theodosia Browning and the Indigo Tea Shop are hired to cater the first Poet's Tea for the Heritage Society, but when a huge storm blows into Charleston, Theodosia's event along with her cake is ruined by by a falling body.

The dead body is the chairman of the Heritage Society and with the annual Spring Art Auction less than a week away, it's imperative that the murderer be brought to justice. One of Haley's friend is the prime suspect and Theodosia,Haley and Drayton want to clear her name and solve yet another myatery.

As usual, Laura Childs beguiles the reader with little bits of tea information and descriptions of yummy offerings at the Indigo Tea Shop. This along with the interactions of the characters, the clues, the suspects, the red herrings, makes this charming cozy a fun read.
I do really enjoy Laura Childs Tea Shop Murder Mystery series and will continue to buy future offerings. Her descriptions of Charleston, tea information, recipes, etc. are a great part of each book. However, there can be too much of a good thing. Sometimes,the book reads like a travel promotion. The pace of the mystery and flow of the story are interrupted by these tidbits of information, delightful as they are. The back stories of the main characters seem to be repeated too often as well. I assume this is for first time readers late to the series. Perhaps, she could include an appendix that provides this information like Marilyn Pappano does in her multi-volume Bethlehem series.

I would like to see more focus on the plot or more thought on when to inject history, tea info, etc. Keep them coming, Laura!
Great book as always. Laura Childs' tea shop mystery series is great and the setting in Charleston is superb. It will make you want to visit ther if you haven't already done so. I have, but a simple map of the main part of Charleston used as a setting in the book would be a great addition for those of us who like to have a sense of the physical layout of the story.
Enjoy reading her books, hardly any swear words.
A great series of books and a fun read with great recipes included
So glad I purchased my first books by Laura Child's. Now I can add her to my favorite-author-list along with Susan Wittig Albert & Diane Mott Davidson.
I have enjoyed all the Tea Shop Mysteries and hope the series continues. Drayton and Haley are always interesting and fun. I like the way she describes the other shops, the customers, and Charleston. It is easy to picture all that is described in this book. I have a few questions reguarding this book. Does Gracie continue in her hat shop? What happens with the art auction? Is the painting Timothy has in his office a fake? This book is still a great mystery and I would reccomend this book to anyone.