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Gunpowder Green (Tea Shop Series #2) [NOOK Book]

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Tea shop owner Theodosia Browning knows that something’s brewing in the high society of Charleston—something other than her newest tea… The Indigo Tea Shop, Charleston’s favorite spot of tea, has just come out with its latest flavor: Gunpowder Green. Theodosia Browning cannot wait to hear its praises as it is unveiled at the annual yacht race. But when she hears the crack of an antique gun meant to end the race, a member of Charleston’s elite falls dead. Theodosia has a hunch that his demise was no accident—and ...
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Gunpowder Green (Tea Shop Series #2)

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Overview

Tea shop owner Theodosia Browning knows that something’s brewing in the high society of Charleston—something other than her newest tea… The Indigo Tea Shop, Charleston’s favorite spot of tea, has just come out with its latest flavor: Gunpowder Green. Theodosia Browning cannot wait to hear its praises as it is unveiled at the annual yacht race. But when she hears the crack of an antique gun meant to end the race, a member of Charleston’s elite falls dead. Theodosia has a hunch that his demise was no accident—and will go out of her way to prove it. But if she doesn’t act fast, Theo will find herself in hot water with some boiling-mad Charlestonians—and more than a little gun-chai…Includes a delicious recipe and tea-making tips!




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What People Are Saying

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“This mystery series could single-handedly propel the tea shop business in this country to the status of wine bars and bustling coffee houses.”—Buon Gusto, Minneapolis, MN
 
“Engages the audience from the start…Laura Childs provides the right combination between tidbits on tea and an amateur sleuth cozy that will send readers seeking a cup of Death By Darjeeling, the series previous novel.”—Midwest Book Review

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101099957
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 3/5/2002
  • Series: Tea Shop Series , #2
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 45,435
  • File size: 364 KB

Meet the Author

Laura Childs
Laura Childs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Cackleberry Club, Tea Shop, and Scrapbooking mysteries. In her past life she was a Clio Award–winning advertising writer and CEO of her own marketing firm. She lives in Plymouth, Minnesota.
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Tea for Two

“Dixon was known for his philanthropy?” asked Theodosia.

“And for being an all-around good guy,” replied Detective Tidwell. He smiled at her, then helped himself to an almond scone. “Lovely,” he muttered under his breath.

He’s not given me an ounce of useful information, thought Theodosia. She sighed. Conversations with Tidwell were always of the cat-and-mouse variety.

“You realize,” she began, “there is a long-standing feud between the Dixons and the Cantrells.” She watched him as her words sank in. He gave her nothing.

“The feud began back in the 1880s,” she said. “The heads of the two families fought a duel to the death.”

“Mm hmmm.” Tidwell took another bite from his pastry, but Theodosia knew she had his attention. She seized the moment.

“Do you know much about antique pistols?”

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Laura Childs Tea Shop Mystery Series/#2 Gunpowder Green

    These are delightful little mysteries that are an easy read and have some wonderful recipes at the end! The main characters are likable and you can easily put famous names with them if they ever decide to make Lifetime Movies of the series. I would have to say the best character is the city of Charleston, South Carolina where the stories take place. I have never been to Charleston but have plans to go in the near future! Ms. Childs does have one annoying habit - she CONSTANTLY uses first and last names of characters, which makes me think that she thinks her readers are senile or stupid! It is something I hope she corrects in future volumes. Maybe she is getting paid by the word... Other than that, I find these stories a pleasant way to spend a little time.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 3, 2009

    another good one

    enjoyed as much as first one. recommend it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2002

    Great Saturday Afternoon Book

    This is the first book I read by this author. It was such an easy and interesting read that I read it in one sitting. Never once did this book drag on, which I haven't been able to say about a book in a very long time. If you enjoyed the show, Murder She Wrote, then you will enjoy this book. I thought the recipes at the end were a wonderful touch. I can't wait for the next one.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2002

    Good concept and plot, but -

    I can't put down a good mystery and I love a good cup of tea, so Gunpowder Green seemed like the perfect choice. While Laura Childs has plotted a good story, its delivery turned out to be a bit disappointing. She appears to have done her research, but in sharing so much detail the mystery sometimes take second place to tea and Charleston. Much more distracting is the author's tendency to 'head hop' - one moment you're in her sleuth's head puzzling out the mystery and the next seeing through the eyes of the police detective or her tea shop employees or the various suspects or even from the point of view of one-scene no-name tea shop customers (often switching from viewpoint to viewpoint within the same scene). It seems the only character whose thoughts and impressions we aren't privy to are those of Theodosia's dog, Earl Grey. Unfortunately, this proved to be a major distraction from page 1 through the end of what would have been an excellent book if more focused.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2002

    A light, entertaining, cozy read!

    Being a frequent visitor to Charleston, I feel I am right there inside the tea shop as the story unfolds. The dialogue is fun, the mystery keeps you guessing, and the unique style of Charleston is on every page. Great characters, great plots! Can't wait for the next book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 16, 2014

    Recommended if the whole series are available

    Why don't you offer the whole series for my Nook. I love this series but am very disappointed that I can't read the entire series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2014

    MUST READ

    Just finished the Tea Shop series during the long winter in Michigan. Make a pot of English Breakfast or Earl Grey and enjoy!

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  • Posted January 10, 2014

    Nice rainy day read

    This is a cozy little read. The mystery keeps you interested. It calms the spirit if you too drink along with the characters..

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  • Posted October 12, 2012

    Tea Anyone

    I have not yet begun to read this series. Maybe after I have started reading the books I can upgrade my rating.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 18, 2012

    recommend

    Just as good as the other Tea Shop Series. I enjoy these books as a quick read and something different.

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  • Posted April 3, 2012

    Highly recommend

    Enjoy Laura Childs writing style. Love a murder mystery that's full of intigue but not brutal violence. Am hooked on the Tea series

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

    Great series

    I love these. All the tea lore and descriptions are great. Theodosia is a charming personality and Hayley and Drayton are perfect complements. Also the descriptions of Charleston are lovely. This story involves a stolen wedding ring - a family heirloom from Savannah. Theo suspects a cat burglar.

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  • Posted February 5, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Recommended for cozy mystery lovers

    Theodosia Browning's life has calmed down since almost being killed a few months ago. Bethany has moved on but Drayton and Haley are still working for her at the Indigo Tea Shop and she has hired Miss Dimple to do her books a couple of days a week. They are planning several different types of tea parties including a Mystery Tea Party to increase business.

    This murder takes place at White Point Gardens at the tip of Charleston's historic peninsula during the Isle of Palms Yacht Race. Oliver Dixon, along with his much younger wife of about two months, Doe Belvedere-Dixon were there and as Oliver shot the antique pistol when the winner crossed the line, he went down. He fell right on one of Theodosia's white table cloths. And so the sleuthing begins. I will say there are many persons of interest and that there is definetely only one guilty person, but three people are arrested, you figure it out.

    I got more interested in this book than the first one and think I will probably get hooked on cozy mystery's. I think I'm comparing them to Nancy Drew and Bobbsey Twin books that I read when I was younger, and that was a LONG time ago, and I would actually get scared as I was reading them sometimes. Now that I'm older I guess I don't 'scare' quite as easily. I think that I will still give this one an average review, the story was a little more captivating for me but I'm not quite all the way hooked yet. I will keep reading cozy's though.

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  • Posted January 2, 2012

    Love This Series!

    I ran across this series while reading a blog on cozy mysteries. I started with the first one and read the first three one after the other. The characters are very well written and the plots are realistic. I love book set in the south and this one does not disappoint being set in the lovely old city of Charleston. I've also learned about the world of tea that I knew very little about. Sadly, all of the books have not yet been converted to Nook format yet so I was stuck after the first few. I wrote to the author and she assures me she's working on the editors to get the rest of the series converted. I'm keeping an eye out for that.

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  • Posted January 1, 2012

    Excellent Location Mystery

    I love the city of Charleston, and this particular series keeps me coming back for more with the streets and popular locations mentioned.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 13, 2011

    Another winner!

    As the plot twists and unwinds, you'll find yourself stepping into our heroine's shoes and finding out 'who dun it!' This one is just as exciting as the first. Get it, get a cup of tea and enjoy.

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