A Dark and Stormy Tea (A Tea Shop Mystery) by Laura Childs
About A Dark and Stormy Tea
A Dark and Stormy Tea (A Tea Shop Mystery) Cozy Mystery 24th in Series Berkley (August 9, 2022) Hardcover : 320 pages ISBN-10 : 0593200896 ISBN-13 : 978-0593200896 Digital ASIN : B09LH6VG4P
A possible serial killer on the loose sends tea maven Theodosia Browning into a whirlwind of investigation in this latest installment of the New York Times bestselling series.
It was a dark and stormy night, but that was the least of Theodosia Browning’s troubles. As she approaches St. Philips Graveyard, Theodosia sees two figures locked in a strange embrace. Wiping rain from her eyes, Theodosia realizes she has just witnessed a brutal murder and sees a dark-hooded figure slip away into the fog.
In the throes of alerting police, Theodosia recognizes the victim—it is the daughter of her friend, Lois, who owns the Antiquarian Bookshop next door to her own Indigo Tea Shop.
Even though this appears to be the work of a serial killer who is stalking the back alleys of Charleston, Lois begs Theodosia for help. Against the advice of her boyfriend, Detective Pete Riley, and the sage words of Drayton, her tea sommelier, amateur-sleuth Theodosia launches her own shadow investigation. And quickly discovers that suspects abound with the dead girl’s boyfriend, nefarious real estate developer, private-security man, bumbling reporter, and her own neighbor who is writing a true-crime book and searching for a big ending.
INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES AND TEA TIME TIPS!
About Laura Childs
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.Angel’s Guilty Pleasures – SPOTLIGHT August 8 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT August 9 – The Avid Reader – REVIEW August 9 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – REVIEW August 9 – I’m All About Books – SPOTLIGHT August 10 – The Book Diva’s Reads – SPOTLIGHT August 10 – Lady Hawkeye – SPOTLIGHT August 11 – Valerie’s Musings – REVIEW August 11 – The Book’s the Thing – SPOTLIGHT August 12 – eBook Addicts – SPOTLIGHT August 12 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW August 13 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog – SPOTLIGHT August 13 – Baroness Book Trove – REVIEW August 14 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT August 14 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT August 15 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT August 15 – Diane Reviews Books – GUEST POST August 16 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT August 16 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW August 17 – Ruff Drafts – AUTHOR INTERVIEW August 17 – I Read What You Write – SPOTLIGHT August 18 – Reading Is My SuperPower – GUEST POST August 18 – MJB Reviewers – SPOTLIGHT August 19 – Ascroft, eh? – AUTHOR INTERVIEW August 20 – Socrates Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT August 20 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW August 21 – StoreyBook Reviews – SPOTLIGHT August 21 – Girl with Pen – SPOTLIGHT a Rafflecopter giveaway https://widget-prime.rafflecopter.com/launch.js Have you signed up to be a Tour Host? Click Here to Find Details and Sign Up Today!; Additional Banners