My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Theodosia Browning. owner of The Indigo Tea Shop, is back with her trusty tea sommelier, Drayton and genius pastry chef, Haley.
In this book, number 17 in the Tea Shop Mystery series, Theodosia is catering an event at Heart’s Desire Fine Jewelry. Surrounded by gorgeous, very high priced and even rare jewels showcased by collectors, museums and the creme de la creme of Charleston society.
Theodosia is just beginning to have a look around when the sound of breaking glass and screams fill the air.
Masked robbers storm the store quickly and make off with the gems leaving destruction along with a dead body.
Although Theodosia is reluctant to get involved with the investigation, a promise is a promise and as we all know Theodosia is well known for getting to the heart of a murder even if it means putting herself in danger. As she snoops and pries information out of our favorite detective Tidwell, as well as the FBI, she is still going full speed running her tea shop.
Laura Childs is the New York Tmes bestselling author of not only The Tea Shop Mystery series, but also The Scrapbooking Mysteries with the lovely Carmela as well as The Cackleberry Club Mysteries.
I have read all of both The Tea Shop Mysteries and The Scrapbooking Mysteries and I love them. Ms.Childs gives us such wonderful descriptions of Charleston for The Tea Shop Mysteries along with all the recipes that Haley has whipped up in the story, as well as how to host your own themed teas. In The Scrapbooking Mysteries we learn about New Orleans and scrapbooking, with tips and recipes as well as projects. These truly are the perfect cozy mysteries.
On a final note, the author ( writing under her real name, Gerry Schmitt ) is giving us a brand new series starring female protagonist Afton Tangler. From the sneak peek it looks like a real suspense thriller!
I received this book from my local library.