Synopses & Reviews
NOW IN ONE VOLUMEA DEADLY BLEND OF THE FIRST THREE TEA SHOP MYSTERIES FROM NEW YORK TIMES
BESTSELLING AUTHOR LAURA CHILDS
Charleston tea shop owner Theodosia Browning always seems to find herself steeped in mystery and murder.
Death by Darjeeling
Theo is serving tea for two hundred or so at the annual historic homes garden party when one guest is found dead clutching a teacup.
While unveiling her newest flavor of tea at a yacht race, Theo hears the crack of an antique gun and a member of Charlestons elite falls dead.
Shades of Earl Grey
Theo attends the engagement soiree of the season where a wedding ringa family heirloom from Marie Antoinettes crowngoes missing.
Includes a new foreword and 16 new recipes
“Highly recommended” by the Ladies Tea Guild “Book of Choice” by the Red Hat Society
“Tea lovers, mystery lovers, [this] is for you. Just the right blend of cozy fun and clever plotting.”—Susan Wittig Albert, bestselling author of Bloodroot
“Its a delightful book!”—Tea: a magazine
“Murder suits [Laura Childs] to a Tea.”—St. Paul Pioneer Press
“If you devoured Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden, this new series is right up your alley.”—The Gazette, Goose Creek, SC
“Death By Darjeeling is a good beginning to a new culinary series that will quickly become a favorite of readers who favor this genre. The cozy and inviting setting will quickly draw readers in and a likable cast of characters will have them eager to return.”—The Mystery Reader
“Gives the reader a sense of traveling through the streets and environs of the beautiful, historic city of Charleston.”—Lakeshore Weekly News, Wayzata, MN
“This mystery series could single-handedly propel the tea shop business in this country to the status of wine bars and bustling coffee houses.”—Buon Gusto, Minneapolis, MN
“Engages the audience from the start…Laura Childs provides the right combination between tidbits on tea and an amateur sleuth cozy that will send readers seeking a cup of Death By Darjeeling, the series previous novel.”—Midwest Book Review
Praise for New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs' Tea Shop Mysteries
"Murder suits Laura Childs to a Tea."--St. Paul (MN) Pioneer Press
"Just the right blend of cozy fun and clever plotting."--Susan Wittig Albert, author of The Darling Dahlias and the Texas Star
"A love letter to Charleston, tea, and fine living."--Kirkus Reviews
"[A] delightful read."--Publishers Weekly
When a man is poisoned by tea, Theo is the prime suspect. Now she has to prove her innocence and track down the real killer-before someone else takes their last sip. Just the right blend of cozy fun and clever plotting.
Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning is finally invited to a social event that she doesnt have to cater—but theres more than champagne bubbling…
Theo is mingling with the cream of Charleston society at the engagement soiree of the season. But as they eagerly await the dazzling young couples arrival—the groom meets with a freak accident. The exquisite wedding ring—a family heirloom from the crown of Marie Antoinette—is mysteriously missing. Theodosia suspects that trouble is brewing. But when she goes to the authorities, they treat her like shes been reading tea leaves—and thats the surest way to put Theodosias kettle on the boil…
Tea shop owner Theodosia Browning knows that something’s brewing in the high society of Charleston—something other than her newest tea…
The Indigo Tea Shop, Charleston’s favorite spot of tea, has just come out with its latest flavor: Gunpowder Green. Theodosia Browning cannot wait to hear its praises as it is unveiled at the annual yacht race. But when she hears the crack of an antique gun meant to end the race, a member of Charleston’s elite falls dead. Theodosia has a hunch that his demise was no accident—and will go out of her way to prove it. But if she doesn’t act fast, Theo will find herself in hot water with some boiling-mad Charlestonians—and more than a little gun-chai…
Includes a delicious recipe and tea-making tips!
About the Author
Laura Childs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Cackleberry Club, Tea Shop, and Scrapbooking mysteries. In her past life she was a Clio Award–winning advertising writer and CEO of her own marketing firm. She lives in Plymouth, Minnesota.