Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Ming Tea Murder by Laura Childs

I love surprises, especially when they are tea themed books from a favorite author. The latest in Laura Child's Tea Shop Mysteries series showed up in my mail box a few weeks ago and I couldn't wait to dive in. I do most of reading on a Kindle because of my commute but I adore the look, feel and smell of a real book. I can't quite explain it but I'm sure that fellow bibliophiles will understand what I mean. The book is just being released today so I've had to keep a bit mum about it until now. That was easier said than done since I have a lot of tea friends like +Rachana Rachel Carter who are big fans of this series.

In this volume Theodesia and the rest of the Indigo Tea Shop gang investigate a murder that involved an antique tea house. Just as with Steeped in Evil, I loved all of the tea references woven throughout the story.This is only the second book in this series that I've read but I feel a bit attached to the characters. I love Theodesia's independent streak and Drayton's good-natured haughtiness. There were so many twists and turns that I was left guessing right up until the very end. I don't want to give anything away but the murderer is definitely not who you'll think it is. You'll have to pick up your own to find out the rest. :)

You can find out more about this book here.
Book provided for review by author.