STEEPED IN EVIL
Perfectly steeped teas, tasty treats and deadly deeds make the latest Tea Shop Mystery a real page-turner. This sophisticated mystery is well-crafted, cleverly plotted and proves to be one of the strongest installments in the series. Several twists move the story along nicely before culminating in a full-out foot race through Charleston’s cobblestone streets.
Theodosia Browning is excited to attend a wine tasting at the Knighthall Winery. The owner, Jordan Knight, revels in his big moment as he unveils a new wine — until his dead son rolls out of a barrel. Devastated by his son’s murder, Jordan asks Theodosia to help, and she learns that there are problems at the winery, including an impending divorce, drug use and distribution obstacles. No one is telling the truth. Can Theodosia use her investigative skills to catch a crafty killer? (PRIME CRIME, Mar., 320 pp., $25.95)