Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Review - The English Breakfast Murder by Laura Childs

A Tea Shop Mystery

The English Breakfast Murder (A Tea Shop Mystery)

TITLE:    Title  The English Breakfast Murder
AUTHOR:    Laura Childs
INFO:    Paperback, Fiction, 265 pages
PUBLISHED:   Berkley Prime Time, 2003
SOURCE:   Purchased myself

  It is a truly exhilarating experience for Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning-helping Charleston's Sea Turtle Protection League shepherd hundreds of tiny green loggerheads safely into the sea. But just as she's about to celebrate all her hard work, she spots a dead body bobbing in the waves. Now it's up to Theo to get to the bottom of the murder before the culprit's greed stirs him to kill again.

MY TAKE:     Cozy mysteries have become a go-to genre for me when I want something light and fun.  I like to try to solve the puzzle before the end and I enjoy tackling the twists and turns the authors throw at the reader.  This book fit that requirement well.

Laura Childs has created a fun series with her Tea Shop Mysteries.  The characters are well written and fun to get to know.  Theodosia's story this time has a lot of interesting facets to it with the task of saving sea turtles, solving a murder, skirting a little romance and promoting her tea shop all combined into one tale.  There was a lot of camaraderie and action packed into this fairly quick read.  The author did a good job with the red herrings as I didn't figure it out until almost the end!

This is a really fun series with an enjoyable heroine who makes you want to hang out at her tea shop and go on fantastic adventures with her and her wacky cast of characters.

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Out of 5 JEWELS, I give it:

WHERE TO BUY IT:    Amazon and The Book Depository

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