Image of Oolong Dead (A Tea Shop Mystery)


Image of Oolong Dead (A Tea Shop Mystery)

Theodosia Browning is back in Childs' latest Teashop mystery. Characters with an array of eccentricities make this a fun novel, and the tone is chatty and descriptive. Occasionally the pace feels too slow, however, the mystery does conclude with a whole lot of drama. But the extremely minimal police presence in a story about a high-profile murder is difficult to believe.

When Theodosia is invited to join her local hunt club for its annual steeplechase, she expects a challenging riding course. In a sense, that's what she gets. Her horse is spooked by a body lying beside a jump, and it's not just anyone, it's local television reporter Abby Davis. Theodosia and Abby had a hostile past, and as Theodosia investigates the murder, she discovers she's not the only one who had issues with Abby. (BERKLEY PRIME CRIME, Mar., 336 pp., $24.95)
Reviewed by: 
Roseann Marlett