Monday, March 18, 2019


I'm happy to be a stop on the blog tour for
Book 20 in the Tea Shop Mysteries
by Laura Childs

Theodosia Browning serves tea and solves crimes in Charleston, a city steeped in tradition and treachery in the latest Tea Shop Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs.

It is Sunday afternoon, and Theodosia and Drayton are catering a formal tea at a hot-air balloon rally. The view aloft is not only stunning, they are also surrounded by a dozen other colorful hot-air balloons. But as the sky turns gray and the clouds start to boil up, a strange object zooms out of nowhere. It is a drone, and it appears to be buzzing around the balloons, checking them out. 

As Theodosia and Drayton watch, the drone, hovering like some angry, mechanized insect, deliberately crashes into the balloon next to them. An enormous, fiery explosion erupts, and everyone watches in horror as the balloon plummets to the earth, killing all three of its passengers.

Sirens scream, first responders arrive, and Theodosia is interviewed by the police. During the interview she learns that one of the downed occupants was Don Kingsley, the CEO of a local software company, SyncSoft. Not only do the police suspect Kingsley as the primary target, they learn that he possessed a rare Revolutionary War Union Jack flag that several people were rabidly bidding on.

Intrigued, Theodosia begins her own investigation. Was it the CEO's soon-to-be ex-wife, who is restoring an enormous mansion at no expense? The CEO's personal assistant, who also functioned as curator of his prized collection of Americana? Two rival antiques' dealers known for dirty dealing? Or was the killer the fiancΓ©e of one of Theodosia's dear friends, who turns out to be an employee—and whistle-blower—at SyncSoft?




 2 lucky readers will each win a print copy of


USA only

Enter using the Rafflecopter form at the end of this post.

Winner will be chosen after March 18 at the end of the tour

This giveaway is through Great Escape Book Tours, not Lisa Ks Book Reviews.



Kudos to author Laura Childs for making it to the twentieth book of her Tea Shop Mysteries!

Having just closed BROKEN BONE CHINA, I’m still in that after-reading-a-good-book euphoria. It was wonderful to be back with Theodosia and Drayton. The teas, the atmosphere, the murder! Why wouldn’t I want to return time and again?

With her usual flare, author Childs has delivered an intriguing whodunit that had me guessing, and second guessing myself the entire way through. From the cinematic worthy murder, to the last word of the story, every detail grabbed my attention and pulled me in. Even the recipes at the end of the book hooked me!

BROKEN BONE CHINA is proof that you will get consistently good storytelling when reading a book written by Laura Childs.

About the Author

Laura Childs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Tea Shop Mysteries, Scrapbook Mysteries, and Cackleberry Club Mysteries. In her previous life she was CEO/Creative Director of her own marketing firm and authored several screenplays. She is married to a professor of Chinese art history, loves to travel, rides horses, enjoys fundraising for various non-profits, and has two Chinese Shar-Pei dogs.
Laura specializes in cozy mysteries that have the pace of a thriller (a thrillzy!) Her three series are:
The Tea Shop Mysteries – set in the historic district of Charleston and featuring Theodosia Browning, owner of the Indigo Tea Shop. Theodosia is a savvy entrepreneur, and pet mom to service dog Earl Grey. She’s also an intelligent, focused amateur sleuth who doesn’t rely on coincidences or inept police work to solve crimes. This charming series is highly atmospheric and rife with the history and mystery that is Charleston.
The Scrapbooking Mysteries – a slightly edgier series that take place in New Orleans. The main character, Carmela, owns Memory Mine scrapbooking shop in the French Quarter and is forever getting into trouble with her friend, Ava, who owns the Juju Voodoo shop. New Orleans’ spooky above-ground cemeteries, jazz clubs, bayous, and Mardi Gras madness make their presence known here!
The Cackleberry Club Mysteries – set in Kindred, a fictional town in the Midwest. In a rehabbed Spur station, Suzanne, Toni, and Petra, three semi-desperate, forty-plus women have launched the Cackleberry Club. Eggs are the morning specialty here and this cozy cafe even offers a book nook and yarn shop. Business is good but murder could lead to the cafe’s undoing! This series offers recipes, knitting, cake decorating, and a dash of spirituality.

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  1. This is such a fantastic series! I'm looking forward to reading Broken Bone China soon.

  2. Thank you for your review on "BROKEN BONE CHINA" by Laura Childs and for being part of the book tour.

    I always enjoy Laura's books and can't wait for the opportunity to read this one. Love the cover!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  3. I have been a fan of Laura Childs for many years and I’m looking forward to ordering Broken Bone China very soon. Being a collector of bone china gives me a very big interest in this book especially and her series too of course. Such gorgeous covers on Laura’s books make you want to buy them when you see them.


  4. I keep meaning to start this series, now even more so!

  5. Wow!! 20 books in this series now!! That's a lot for a cozy mystery series!! Congrats Laura Childs on hitting that milestone.

  6. Sheila Siarkiewicz says I love this series and can't wait to read Broken Bone china!

  7. Looking forward to reading the latest Tea Shop mystery.

  8. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of this book

  9. Great review! Looking forward to reading Broken Bone China!