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Pekoe Most Poison
Tea Shop #18
Laura Childs

March 7, 2017/ ISBN 978-0-425-28168-0

Reviewed by Laura Hinds


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

Reviews of other titles in this series

Death 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]

Reviewed 2017