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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. πŸ™‚

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

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Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.