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Shades of Earl Grey (Tea Shop Series #3)
     

Shades of Earl Grey (Tea Shop Series #3)

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by Laura Childs
 

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Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning is finally invited to a social event that she doesn’t have to cater—but there’s more than champagne bubbling…

Theo is mingling with the cream of Charleston society at the engagement soiree of the season. But as they eagerly await the dazzling young couple’s arrival—the groom meets with a

Overview

Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning is finally invited to a social event that she doesn’t have to cater—but there’s more than champagne bubbling…

Theo is mingling with the cream of Charleston society at the engagement soiree of the season. But as they eagerly await the dazzling young couple’s arrival—the groom meets with a freak accident. The exquisite wedding ring—a family heirloom from the crown of Marie Antoinette—is mysteriously missing. Theodosia suspects that trouble is brewing. But when she goes to the authorities, they treat her like she’s been reading tea leaves—and that’s the surest way to put Theodosia’s kettle on the boil…

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425188217
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Series:
Tea Shop Series , #3
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
143,988
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.64(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

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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Shades of Earl Grey (Tea Shop Series #3) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Fineldy46 More than 1 year ago
I began reading the Tea Shop mysteries last year and thoroughly enjoy the series, so much so that I went back and began reading them from the beginning. They never disappoint. Ms. Childs' characters have become friends and becoming immersed in her books is like visiting a real establishment, dropping in for a "quick cuppa." Her stories are entertaining and hold my interest to the end. I especially enjoy the recipes and have actually made several of the dishes with great success. Her stories make me want to visit Charleston!
bookloverRP More than 1 year ago
haven't been disapointed by any of the tea shop series.
Griperang72a More than 1 year ago
As with all of Laura Childs' book I enjoyed it. She does a good job of giving you just enough hints so you think you know who committed the crimes but in the end you did not know at all. It is enjoyable the way she includes all the history of the different teas that are used in the Indigo Tea Shop. In fact I learned that Orange Pekoe is not a flavor but rather a grade of tea. Also teas take on the flavor of flowers they are grown with and that is how some of the flavors like honey tea are made. The more Delanie is in the books the more I do not care for her or her boyfriend Cooper Hobcaw. I still also think that Haley is a little high strung but I love Theodosia and Drayton. I liked that we finally saw a little more of Jory too (Theo's boyfriend). Detective Tidwell is one of my favorites as well. I like how he comes in for his tea and sweets. I am looking forward to getting on to the next book in this series.
Debb23 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book, I find the talk of tea interesting. The characters are likeable, I do wish there was a little more humor, although this book seemed to have a little more. The mystery kept me guessing until the end. I will continue to read this series to see how the characters develop.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
(All right.) *she shrugs.* It's fine. I do, too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy Laura Childs' mystery books, you will enjoy this one. Love the recipes at the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very light weight mystery. Not much depth to the characters. The "murder" is so improbable that I kept thinking that some more plausible account of the opening events would be given when the culprit was caught. The one plus is reading about how devoted someone can become to the subtleties of tea, but beyond that, not much that I can recommend.
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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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Reading a Laura Childs mystery is a relishing experience. It inspires me to want to go to a marvelous tea shoppe in Charleston, SC and then get taken away into an enticing mysterious murder. Yes, a must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Theo suspects the accidental explosion of an antique pistol killing patriarch Oliver Dixon at the yacht race was not really an accident. But who killed him and why? Was it to do with his new tech venture, his young wife, an old feud? Theo is determined to find out, even if the police won't take her seriously.
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Barb Gutzler More than 1 year ago
Clearly another enjoyable little mystery, easy to follow and fun to read. Great young teen book club stuff!
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harstan More than 1 year ago
In Charleston¿s historic district, the Indigo Tea Shop is doing so well that they have added lunch and delectable pastries to the menu. The owner Theodosia Browning has also catered many society events including those held at The Lady Goodwood Inn. Now she is taking a holiday and is a guest at the engagement party of Camilla Cantroux and Marine Captain Corey Buchanan at the inn. The roof of the room where dinner is to be served caves in. The groom dies and the $70,000 wedding ring disappears. When Theo and her friends go looking for it, it is nowhere to be found so the tea shop entrepreneur thinks cat burglar. She is sure that the events are linked. When more items disappear, Theo and her friends set a trap for the stealthy felon, one that could lead to new flavor of tea named for a intrepid perhaps foolish amateur sleuth served at a funeral. Readers should not read this book when they are hungry or thirsty because the mouth watering recipes will just aggravate the condition. The heroine is a likable person who goes out of her way to get involved with a criminal investigation and though it may seem odd, that¿s Theo. Her need to see justice done and enjoin in the process as a participant is just one the reasons that she endears herself to the audience. There is a surplus of suspects with means and opportunity so readers will want to finish the book in one sitting to see who the perpetrator is in this delicious cozy. Harriet Klausner