The Silver Needle Murder (Tea Shop Series #9)

The Silver Needle Murder (Tea Shop Series #9)

by Laura Childs


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When the Charleston Film Festival opens with a bang?the real-life murder of a famous director?Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning is pulled into an investigation as perilous as any big-screen thriller.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425219461
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/04/2008
Series: Tea Shop Series , #9
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(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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Silver Needle Murder 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is time for Ms. Childs to give us an Indigo Tea Room Cookbook.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read all of the Tea Shop Mystery books. Once again I was not disappointed. I can't wait for the next one!!! :)
cbl_tn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A film festival in the recently renovated Belvedere Theatre in Charleston's historic district is the occasion for this mystery. A famous director is murdered during the opening night festivities. Who was desperate enough to attempt murder in front of hundreds of potential witnesses? Was it a rival director? An angry film editor? A jilted lover? Or someone else connected with the film industry? Theodosia will be in close contact with the suspects between catering several of the week's events and standing in as a festival judge.This is a 2-star mystery in a 4-star setting. I would love to see many of the short films with the catchy titles described in the book. Tea master Drayton and baker Haley are in top form. The descriptions of a variety of teas and pastries had my mouth watering. I could almost smell the exotic floral arrangements decorating the tables at each event. However, the mystery is weak and suffers from too many suspects with too little character development. The bizarre ending came without warning. I had guessed who the murderer was early on, not from any clues (there were none), but because I've watched so many episodes of Murder, She Wrote that the author's least-likely suspect is usually my most-likely suspect. The minimal explanation for the motive for murder was unsatisfying, and it didn't explain some of the other mysterious events.It's worth reading the book just for the food and the festival atmosphere and, of course, the recipe collection at the end of the book. However, readers new to the series shouldn't start with this one.
ReadingKnitter01 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Lightly entertaining.Great recipes and food ideas One of the Indigo tea Shop series in Charleston
NemesisClaws on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I gave this 4 stars because it was a bit haphazard at times for the main character. She was juggling so many different tasks at once that she really didn't have the time to investigate a murder. I was a bit surprised at who did turn out to be the murderer, because up to that point, there was literally nothing to lead you to that person, which is why the ending felt a little bit rushed to completion. And again, things would be a lot simpler if the main character and the detective would just work together, instead of trying to one-up each other.
thornton37814 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another great read from Laura Childs. Theodosia investigates a murder at Charleston's film festival. Because some judges cancelled at the last minute, Theodosia is now a judge in addition to her catering chores at many of the festival's events, giving her access to many of the activities. I will have to admit that I didn't have a clue "whodunit." I had not really ventured a guess and was caught by surprise when the culprit was revealed.
hklibrarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Read already. Laura is wonderful as always. Wish her tea shop was real and closeby too! Consisting terrific writing as usual. She never dissapoints. I can never put her books down when I start to read them.
heyjude2 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Although I like this series, this particular offering was somewhat disappointing. The ending seemed very contrived, almost as if the author wasn't sure who was going to be the perpetrator until the last chapter or so. And the resolution was just plain stupid.
Griperang72a More than 1 year ago
In this edition of the tea shop mysteries we get to go along with Theo to the film awards. We learned something new about Timothy. At the beginning of the book I was upset with what happened to Drayton as he is one of my favorite characters. Nina is back and giving Delanie a run for her money which always makes me smile but there is a twist in one of their story lines. (Sorry I don't want to give away any spoilers) Since Haley is not one of my favorite people I was a little happy that she took a bit of a back sit in this story. I had about three people on my list of suspects and the one who it ended up being was actually a person I was really liking as a new character. C.W. Dredd was a slimy person to me so we shall see how he is in future books. Another thing I liked was that we got to see more of Parker and Theo's relationship which makes me happy. I also like the talk of the teas and thing the idea of a tea list would be great. I am looking forward to the next book to see what kind trouble Theo and the gang get into again.
Victoriana1961 More than 1 year ago
Theodosia Browning is at it again in this ninth installment of the teashop mystery series. I appreciate Laura Child's use of geographical information about Charleston and the surrounding areas. Her descriptions of the places in her books make me want to visit. You'll enjoy reading to find out how Theo solves another murder all the while running her delightful little teashop!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While I love this series, I did not enjoy this particular book. It was very obvious who the killer was very early in the book and I found the plot to be far fetched. I won't stop reading this series but I am hopeful that the remaining books will continue in the same entertaining fashion that the previous books have been. I also found that this books kept a lot of loose ends. Overall, a good series, this book was just disappointing.
CheliD More than 1 year ago
This was the 9th installment of the India Tea Shop Mysteries and my first disappointment from the author, Laura Childs. I love this series but not this book. I still have questions even though I have finished and re-read the ending, I still have questions. First of all, I knew who the killer was at page 100 simply because this person kept popping up without any need to be there. Second, there were numerous incidents throughout that were not explained at the end and the motive was definitely not clear. So all in all, even though I enjoyed the story, I didn't like to the book.
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CelticWriter More than 1 year ago
I own and have read all of Laura Childs Tea Shop mystery murder books. They are very entertaining and whimsical at best. The plot keeps you hook till the end and the characters are well define. I really enjoy this book. Good for a rainy day and a good cup of tea. Highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Liked the Tea Shop aspect and Recipies
carolinamomma More than 1 year ago
Fun characters and interesting mystery all set in beautiful historic Charleston. A great read.
muttmom More than 1 year ago
What a delightful and fun series this is. An added bonus is learning more about tea. I will never be able to look at tea in the same way again.
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