Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia
Browning is attending a “rat tea” at the home
of Doreen Briggs, who is a prominent social hostess in Charleston.
The party is elegant, although the wait-staff wearing costumes
featuring rat head themes is off-putting. That’s nothing
compared to the fire that breaks out and the poisoning death
of Doreen’s husband, Beau Briggs!
Doreen knows all about Theodosia’s accomplishments
as an amateur sleuth who has solved murders that the police
were stymied by. She holds a grant to the Heritage Society
over the heads of Theodosia and tea sommelier Drayton in order
to get them to investigate her husband’s murder.
Investigate they do, and the supporting cast of characters
adds another dimension that brings this book to life.
I’ve always been a huge fan of this series, and am
happy to share that this newest addition did not let me down.
Laura Childs knows all the ins and outs of how to write a
captivating cozy and is able to bring her readers into the
heart of Charleston.
Eighteen books in and this series continues to thrive! You
do not have to have read even one book previously in the Tea
Shop Mystery series to enjoy “Pekoe Most Poison.”
If you have the time and opportunity, though, you could keep
your television off and indulge in binge reading and be entertained
thoroughly for a good stretch of time.
There is a good size section of recipes, tea time tips and
tea resources at the back of the book as an added bonus.
Well done, Laura Childs, well done!!!
Reviewers Notes: Laura Childs also writes the Scrapbooking
Mysteries and the Cackleberry Club Mysteries
of other titles in this series
by Darjeeling, #1 [review]
Chamomile Mourning, #6 [review]
Blood Orange Brewing, #7 [review]
The Silver Needle Murder, #9 [review]
Oolong Dead, #10 [review]
The Teaberry Strangler, #11 [review]
Agony of the Leaves, #13 [review]
Sweet Tea Revenge, #14 [review]
Steeped in Evil, #15 [review]
Ming Tea Murder, #16 [review]
Devonshire Scream #17 [review]
Pekoe Most Poison #18 [review]