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by Laura Childs
Released: March 7, 2017
Series: A Tea Shop Mystery #18
Published by Berkley
“I’m just getting myself acquainted with Theo and the gang. Not surprisingly I love it.”
~ Under the Covers
I’m a big Laura Childs fan but this is the first book that I’ve read from her Tea Shop Mysteries series. I know what you’re thinking, this series is probably the one she is most famous for, but I did a little backtracking and out of order reading so now I’m just getting myself acquainted with Theo and the gang. Not surprisingly I love it.
Despite the fact that I haven’t read the other books in the series, it was incredibly easy to get into this book. Theo is such a wonderful character and when compared to the other two Childs series, I would say she is the most reserved heroine out of all of them. I want to say that she’s a little more proper and less likely to piss other people off in order to find out what happened. However, she is still an amazing amateur sleuth.
In this book, the host of a tea party drops dead in the middle of his speech and obviously everyone is just shocked over the event. Theo seems to be the only level headed one in the bunch and she kickstarts an investigation immediately. I liked that this book was so easy to follow. I think that’s why these books are so popular, they are simple yet Childs doesn’t make them predictable. There’s enough interesting twists and turns to keep readers guessing until the very last page.
I’m so happy to have finally start this series and I look forward to going back and catching up on the previous books in the series.
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