Shades of Earl Grey (Tea Shop Series #3)

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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 ...

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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…

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425188217
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Series: Tea Shop Series , #3
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 102,974
  • Product dimensions: 4.34 (w) x 6.82 (h) x 0.74 (d)

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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  • Posted July 6, 2009

    A fun read

    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!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 3, 2009

    another winner

    haven't been disapointed by any of the tea shop series.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2014

    Storm

    Dx Bummer. But all right. ^^

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2014

    Recommend

    If you enjoy Laura Childs' mystery books, you will enjoy this one. Love the recipes at the end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2014

    Too cutesy

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2014

    Samael

    You always ignore me. o-o

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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2014

    Samael

    I'll never be the same...caught in these memories, promises of yesterday... *he sighs.* You dumped me, dumped Greece...I miss you. D: Overly dramatic, right? You would never love me again...come to think of it, you never did from the start. Meh. *he sighs again.*

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2013

    Storm

    Nu.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2012

    Highly recommended

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

    Another tea shop mystery

    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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  • Posted April 23, 2011

    another joyful evening of reading!

    Clearly another enjoyable little mystery, easy to follow and fun to read. Great young teen book club stuff!

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    delicious cozy

    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

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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