Image of The Teaberry Strangler (A Tea Shop Mystery)


Image of The Teaberry Strangler (A Tea Shop Mystery)

Wildly popular cozy author Childs delivers love to all of her fans with another winning novel. The romantic setting of Charleston, S.C., a strong mystery, familiar and sympathetic characters, recipes and even a dog combine for a perfect cozy. You'll want to settle into the Indigo Tea Shop with a cup of tea. The descriptions of elegant but comforting food and beautiful furniture and china create
a dreamlike atmosphere the reader won't want to leave.

When Theodosia Browning opens her tea shop for a night-shopping experience through the back alleys of Charleston, she comes upon a body in a cobblestone passage. Her friend Daria, who owned the antique map shop, has been strangled. Is it someone who wanted a map she refused to sell? Could her murderer have been her boyfriend? Or was it someone who mistook Daria for Theodosia? Adding to her stress, her move to a charming historical cottage is delayed when bones are found in the backyard and the state archaeological office sets up a dig. Before long it's clear someone is definitely trying to kill Theodosia -- and she doesn't know why. (BERKLEY PRIME CRIME, Mar., 320 pp., $24.95)

Reviewed by: 
Page Traynor