The Teaberry Strangler (Tea Shop Series #11)

The Teaberry Strangler (Tea Shop Series #11)

by Laura Childs

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Overview

Charleston is bustling with shoppers looking for antiques-and, of course, Theodosia Browning's delicious teas. But when the cobblestone alleys clear, Theodosia finds the map store owner strangled to death. Many wanted her shop-but enough to kill? Most alarming, however, is Detective Tidwell's theory: that the killer mistook her for Theodosia.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425240205
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/01/2011
Series: Tea Shop Series , #11
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 70,356
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.00(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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Teaberry Strangler 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Jane_AustenAP More than 1 year ago
I love this series. The charactors are interesting and ingaging. I always wish I could meet them in person. I want to spend time in the little tea shop, eating Haley's tasty treats and drinking what ever tea Drayton has offered up. This edition to the series is just as fantastic as the past 10. The world being well established, this book adds further depth and color to an already full and vibrant place. I highly recommed this book.
Dawn--MysLovCorner More than 1 year ago
Theodosia Browning steps in the alley behind her tea shop and finds her friend Daria, the map store's owner, strangled. There are many suspects and theories. One theory is the killer mistook Daria for Theodosia. This is a favorite series of mine. While I'm not a tea drinker, I love Charleston and mysteries set there. If the tea shop were real, I would have to stop in for a snack. It sounds very inviting. Theodosia is reluctant to investigate this time, but is soon thrust in the middle of everything. I like the plotting and characters of this book. It kept my interest and I couldn't figure out who the killer was too early. I always appreciate that. I highly recommend this book and series. Dawn Dowdle
later More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoy this series and eagerly await each new book. The characters are authentic, believable and fun. These books make me feel as if I am right there in downtown Charleston. If only someone would actually build this tearoom, a lot of us would come. The recipes are easy to follow and are delicious. I have bought each of these books and intend to keep them forever in my personal library. They are easy and fun to read.
Stepupgramma More than 1 year ago
Laura Childs has developed a method to keep the reader glued to her writing. The revelation of the "killer" is almost always a surprise - and her process to get there is filled with fun, frivolity - lots and lots of tea and food information and an eclectric group of characters. Theodosia, of course, is a constant - although a risk taker - and her staff of remarkably loyal tea master and chef - bind the story line together. Childs is best read from the beginning of the series - but each book can stand alone. You learn something about tea and it's sources from every one of her books. Great rainy Saturday afternoon "curl up with a book" choice.
GrammaSharon More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this vbook. As always, her characters, descriptions and plot hold my attention. Can't wait to see her moved in to her new "historic" house - maybe next book!
cyderry on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is the latest of the Tea Shoppe mysteries continuing the exploits of Theodosia Browning and her cohorts at the Indigo Tea Shop. During an event, Theodosia witnesses the murder of her friend Daria in an alley but due to darkness she is unable to identify the murderer. Tidwell of the Charleston Police, thinks that possibly Theo was the target but cannot find any clues to substantiate that theory. When Theo recognizes Beth Ann, (Jory Davis' ex-fiancée) she begins to feel that se may be in danger. The events that follow keep Theo on her toes until the mystery is solved.As much as I adore this series and enjoyed this book, I still felt that it lacked a little in the viable clues to aid the reader in solving the mystery. Will this make me stop reading this series, NO WAY! The interaction of the characters along with their development as well as the side stories of their day to day lives is enough to keep the readers coming back for more. And the scrumptious sounding recipes don't hurt either!
khiemstra631 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Perhaps this one is a weaker link in the Tea Shop Mystery series, but the setting and food described are still divine. Please don't read this book on an empty stomach unless you would not mind having drool on some of the pages! And, the book makes me want to visit Charleston all the more. I simply must go sometime! One of Theodosia's fellow shopkeepers is strangled in the alley behind the shops, and Theo comes upon the conclusion of the crime. She is begged by the victim's surviving family solve the crime, so of course she investigates. I thought she ended up in fewer hot spots than usual, but I was still surprised by "who done it". The actual capture of the criminal might have been a little forced, but if you are reading this series, then you will not want to miss this entry in it.
thornton37814 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Theodosia goes out in the alley one evening behind her shop and witnesses the murder of a nearby shopowner and friend. Could the intended victim have been Theodosia or is there another motive at work? Plenty of suspects, plenty of good food and tea! Another winner featuring Theodosia, Drayton, Haley, and Detective Tidwell in historic Charleston.
delphimo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
#11 in the Tea Shop mysteries, this is the same format as the previous other books set in Charleston, SC with Theodosia Browning as the "solver of crimes". In this installment, Jory makes an appearance and tries to woo Theodosia. Of course, the regular characters are in attendance: Timothy, Haley, and Drayton. This book does not develop characters well, even the killers are weakly portrayed. The story does not move as weel as in previous books, the story is a little disappointing.
BrianEWilliams on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is an entertaining read on par with others in the series (they are consistently good, but not great). The ending is slightly abrupt, the identity of the killer a surprise, after several red herrings are planted by the author. The continuing development of the various recurring characters is what makes the series good reading. This one is good in that regard and the reader is set up for more twists and turns in the future additions to the series.
xenchu on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is part of a series of cozy tea mysteries. The tea shop owner, in the way of these things, is always getting involved with murders. In this book, Theodosia witnesses a brutal murder on a dark night. The victim turns out to be a good friend of hers. She starts an investigation.The books are well written and filled with lore about tea and tea products including lists at the end of the book for connections about tea and tea products. If you like tea and mystery this book is recommended for you.
lindapanzo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love the teashop mystery series written by Laura Childs and this latest installment, the 11th in the long-running Charleston, SC series, does not disappoint. The mysteries themselves are engaging and I love the characters, including teashop owner, Theodosia, her employees Drayton and Haley, and even her dog, Earl Grey.In fact, of all current mystery series, this one is probably my favorite, along with the Louise Penny series and the Carolyn Hart series featuring Annie Laurance Darling. I'd highly recommend the Laura Childs teashop mysteries to mystery fans who enjoy reading series with amateur sleuths.
ethel55 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A back alley crawl for tourists ends badly for the owner of a map shop down the way from Theodosia Browning's Indigo Tea Shop. Naturally, Theo stumbles upon the body of her friend Daria, chasing away a cloaked form. I found this 11th tea shop mystery to be as fresh and carefully plotted as usual. All of our favorite characters, from Haley to Drayton, to Inspector Tidwell and fashionista Delaine, help Theo sort out the neighborhood's latest crime. Theo's former boyfriend, Jory, adds an extra storyline that maybe will be continued in number twelve? I guess we'll see.
Naneka More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading the mystery surrounded by tea and finger sandwiches and lovely narrative that brought the ambiance to life.
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Another keeper, love this series!
Wei More than 1 year ago
I love this series of books. "The Teaberry Strangler" was one of the best of the sereis. I love the characters and the plot is very interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading the book. It transported me into the neighborhood and its inhabitants. It is not a page turner.
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ethel55 More than 1 year ago
A back alley crawl for tourists ends badly for the owner of a map shop down the way from Theodosia Browning's Indigo Tea Shop. Naturally, Theo stumbles upon the body of her friend Daria, chasing away a cloaked form. I found this 11th tea shop mystery to be as fresh and carefully plotted as usual. All of our favorite characters, from Haley to Drayton, to Inspector Tidwell and fashionista Delaine, help Theo sort out the neighborhood's latest crime. Theo's former boyfriend, Jory, adds an extra storyline that maybe will be continued in number twelve? I guess we'll see. There are the usual yummy sounding recipes at the back too!
harstan More than 1 year ago
In the back alley behind Church St. in Charleston, South Carolina, shopkeepers host a Dickensian evening wearing period pieces and selling bargains to enthralled visitors. The idea and deployment were that of Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning who serves a lot of Darjeeling and sandwiches. After the gala ends, she is walking the alley glowing with success when she sees her friend Daria Shand owner of the Antiquarian Map Shop fighting with someone. She rushes to her friend's assistance, but by the time she gets there, Daria is dead and her killer gone. The store is a mess as someone, probably the killer, tore up the valuable merchandise. Theo is outraged by the homicide and the vandalism, but vows to stay out of the investigation until her Aunt Libby, a close friend of Daria's grieving mother, pleads with her to do otherwise. Theo snoops finding plenty of viable suspects, but dislikes CPD Detective Tidwell's theory that the intended victim might not be Daria, bur instead a proprietor of tea. Laura Childs presents another spectacular whodunit set in an upscale shopping district of Charleston with specialty shoppes. Figuring out who the culprit is proves difficult as Daria had apparent enemies wanting to buy her store and the police theory that Theo saw the murder and might identify the killer too. Fans will enjoy sipping tea with Theo as she works the case in which she may have been the planned victim. Harriet Klausner