Saturday, March 17, 2018

Review: Plum Tea Crazy by: Laura Childs

Title: Plum Tea Crazy
Author: Laura Childs
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Series: A Tea Shop Mystery #19
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover ARC
Source: Publisher


Theodosia Browning investigates a Charleston steeped in tradition and treachery in the latest Tea Shop Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs.

While viewing the harbor's Gaslights and Galleons Parade from the widow's walk of Timothy Neville's Charleston mansion, local banker Carson Lanier seemingly tumbles over a narrow railing, then plunges three stories to his death. But a tragic accident becomes something much more sinister when it's discovered that the victim was first shot with a bolt from a crossbow.

At the request of the mansion owner, Theodosia investigates the tragedy and is soon neck deep in suspects. An almost ex-wife, a coworker, a real estate partner--all had motives for killing the luckless banker, but one resorted to murder to settle accounts.

My Thoughts:

This book follows Theodosia Browning who is at the mansion of Timothy Neville when her and Drayton witness the murder of a banker Carson who plummets to his death.  Theo hoping to catch the killer sets off in a chase after him which leads them to a inn.  When she returns with Drayton to Timothy's house they find him asking her to look into the murder and who might have done it.  This leads to his wife, business co-workers, to multiple of other characters.  Will Theo figure it out in time or will this web get deeper and deeper with a possible killer running away free.

This book was great the series seems to get better with each book.  In this one Theo finds herself going in many directions without getting the answers she's seeking.  I found myself drawn in not able to put the book down as it was a real page turner.  I loved watching as Drayton and Theo tried to put the pieces of the puzzle together until at the end the puzzle was finally solved!
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Kathy Schnitz said...

I love the Tea Shop Mysteries, can’t wait to get this one!

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