Blood Orange Brewing (Tea Shop Series #7)

Blood Orange Brewing (Tea Shop Series #7)

by Laura Childs

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Overview

The New York Times bestselling author of the Cackleberry Club and Scrapbooking mysteries serves up the seventh novel in the perfect series for tea and mystery lovers” (The Tea Caddy).
 
When social darling Delaine Dish throws a lavish benefit for the restoration of a rundown Victorian home, Theodosia Browning donates tea and treats from her Indigo Tea Shop. But the grand unveiling of Theo’s spread proves a gruesome scene when a beloved local politico falls dead with a jagged piece of metal in his neck. Anyone at the event could be the culprit, but the police have few leads—and no suspects. Try as she might, Theodosia can’t help but wonder who the murderer is. But her investigation will lead her into places darker than the blackest tea...
 
Includes a delicious recipe and teatime tips!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425210574
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/06/2007
Series: Tea Shop Series , #7
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 54,121
Product dimensions: 4.26(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.79(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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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Blood Orange Brewing 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Theodosia Browning and her Indigo Tea Shop are serving at the Candlelight Concert socialite Delaine Dish throws to raise money for a Victorian home donated to the Heritage Society. Everyone who is anyone is there as Delaine plans to hit them up to donate to restore the house. Unfortunately retired CEO and beloved politician Duke Wilkes is murdered before refreshments can be served. Detective Burt Tidwell is on the case and in no uncertain terms tells Theodosia to stay off the case. That¿s what Theodosia plans to do until Duke¿s widow begs her to look into things. Since everyone who was at the concert is a suspect, she has her work cut out for her. It doesn¿t take long before she finds herself in the thick of things and apparently getting too close. Can she solve this murder without putting herself and those she loves in danger? I really enjoyed this book. The Charleston setting is always relaxing to me. The story kept moving and made me want to read another chapter and not put it down. Theodosia and her associates, Drayton and Haley, are such wonderful characters. I¿m not a tea drinker, but I¿d love to go to their shop just so I could meet them! I can¿t wait to read the next installment in this series. I highly recommend this book.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Theodosia Browning owns the Indigo Tea Shop in the historical section of Charlotte, South Carolina. Her business has become so successful that she caters civic events with her latest assignment taking place at Augustus Chait House, whose owner Charles Chait donated it to the Heritage House. The latter is hosting a gala to raise funds to restore the house to its former glory. Unfortunately the evening ends in a tragedy when the murdered body of retired businessman Duke Wilkes is found near where Theodosia and her friends are serving refreshments.----- Duke¿s widow Pookie, encouraged by Charlotte businesswoman Delanie, the organizer of the event, asks Theodosia to look into the murder of her husband. Theodosia wants to refuse, but cannot say no the bereft woman. When another high profile business mogul is killed and Theodosia finds the corpse, her dog Earl Grey is abducted. She thinks the dog-napping and the two homicides are related and believe that when she discovers how she will know who.------ Laura Childs has written an exciting who-done-it made more critical to the heroine when Earl is stolen as readers feel Theodosia¿s heartbreak and fears though she believes her beloved canine companion will lead her to the killer. The mystery is cleverly plotted so that the steps Theodosia takes to try to resolve the case and rescue Earl seems realistic. BLOOD ORANGE BREWING is a delightful invigorating cozy.------ Harriet Klausner
JaneAustenNut on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another great Tea Shop Mystery by Laura Childs!
NemesisClaws on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Theodosia Browning seems to have the uncanny knack of being the one to find the victims, which normally would've had the police all over her, but not in this book. It's was good, except for the ending in which Theodosia does not exhibit common sense. The issue of the exotic animals, in which I'll refrain from spilling too much details here, really bothers me as to what Theodosia did with them. It is illegal for a reason folks...
Griperang72a More than 1 year ago
This addition of the tea shop mysteries was a little more heart wrenching for me. It involves animals and that always touches a soft spot with me. In this story Delaine was not near as annoying to me. I think it is because she was busy and people were actually putting her in her place this time. She did have a big part in this book. Haley was still a person I could not like. She is rude and immature with the things she says and does. I am so glad that we got to see more of Parker in this one and I hope that he and Theo continue to get closer. We also got see a lot more of Earl Grey this time around which is a big plus. I thought I had the murder all figured out then one of the suspects I had ended up murdered so that left two more. Then at the end the author thew me for a loop and I realized I had it all wrong. Another great addition to a fun series.
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Theodosia is great. And so is the writing of the characters and plot.
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