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Wednesday, February 24, 2016


MING TEA MURDER
Book 16 in the Tea Shop Mysteries
by Laura Childs


It’s scones and scandal for Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning in this Tea Shop Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs.
 
Normally Theodosia wouldn’t attend a black-tie affair for all the tea in China. But she can hardly say no to her handsome boyfriend, Max, who directs public relations for the Gibbes Museum in Charleston. Max has organized an amazing gala opening for an exhibit of a genuine eighteenth-century Chinese teahouse, and the crème de la crème of Charleston society is invited. 
 
Max even rented a photo booth to give guests a memory of the occasion. But Theodosia makes a grim discovery behind the booth’s curtains: the body of museum donor Edgar Webster. When Max becomes a suspect, it’s up to Theodosia to examine the life of the fallen philanthropist and find out who really wanted him to pay up…


INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES AND TEA TIME TIPS!

MY REVIEW

NOTE: This is my original review from the hardcover edition released in 2015.

Author Laura Childs has brewed another strong story that is steeped in mystery.

In this sixteenth installment of the Tea Shop Mystery series, Ms. Childs started the action off early. There was no waiting around for the dead body to pop in this one! Page after page, chapter after chapter, it was a glorious blend of mystery, fun, and excitement. The action kept flowing, and the suspense went from simmering to boiling hot until reaching the climatic reveal.

I really enjoyed the characters in this story. I loved the interaction between them.  Theodosia was a very likeable protagonist. She’s someone I’d like to sit and chat with.

Pick a day when you have time to yourself, brew a pot of your favorite tea, prepare the finger sandwiches and scones, and get ready to spend the entire day with MING TEA MURDER.

Don’t close the book once the story is over. Keep reading and explore the new book previews and blurbs, the announcement of a new thriller series, excellent tea resources, wonderful Tea Time Tips, and almost a dozen delightfully tempting recipes! 

Available March 1!
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6 comments:

  1. Thanks, Lisa. The cover is pretty, too. Happy Wednesday, to you.

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  2. Didn't this book already come out? I know I have it on my bookshelf, why would I need to preorder it?

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  3. Isabel, this is new in paperback on March 1. Pre-orders can be made on the paperback addition. The hardcover, as I mentioned above, was released last year. So, you may very well already have it, but in hardcover.

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  4. I love the Tea Shop Mystery series...I renewed my passion with all things tea, and have converted my mom, too! I'm excited about the new book release.
    kat8762@aol.com

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  5. Definitely added to my TBR List-- interest piqued.

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