Review: The Teaberry Strangler by: Laura Childs

by - Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Title: The Teaberry Strangler
Author: Laura Childs
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Series: A Tea Shop Mystery #11
Pages: 303
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library


It was the Dickensian evening Theodosia Browning had been hoping for. Charleston shop-owners dressed in cloaks of yore threw open their back doors to visitors, who took advantage of bargains and Theodosia's delicious teas.

But later, the alleys clear except for one body- which a horrified Theodosia discovers. It's Daria, the map store's owner. Locals have shown interest in buying her shop-but enough to kill? Plus there's been a customer hell-bent on acquiring a not-for­sale map. Most alarming of all theories, however, is Detective Tidwell's: the killer mistook Daria for Theodosia. And if that theory holds, the killer's work isn't done.

My Thoughts: 

This book follows Theo, and her friends as Theo witnesses a murder and gets asked later to find out what happened and who did the deed.  Theo is adamant she is not a sleuth.  Things just kind of fall in her lap.  Will Theo figured out who killed Daria and why?  Or is really a case of mistaken identity?  Theo is more determined then ever when it is alluded to that Theo may have been the intended target, to get to the bottom of the whole situation!

I love Theo and her friends and co-workers.  She has the ability to not let things go and really get to the truth while also brewing great cups of tea.  I started this series late and am sort of back tracking with some of these books but Ms. Childs is a fabulous storyteller.  Not letting go until the truth is revealed.

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