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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Scones & Bones by Laura Childs

8343303 Title: Scones & Bones (A Tea Shop Mystery)
Author: Laura Childs
ISBN: 978-0-425-23896-7
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime Hardcover, an Imprint of Penguin
Format: Hardcover
$25.95
Pages: 320
Release Date: 3/1/2011
How I Read It: ARC from the Author
Rating: 4.5 Crowns

Indio Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning is lured into attending the Heritage Society’s Pirates and Plunder party by her master tea blender. Amid the gold earrings and doubloons, an antique skull cup set with a huge diamond steals the show--and gets plundered by someone who murders a history intern in the process.

Even with that on her plate. Theodosia still has to attend the Charleston Food and Wine Festival, where she’s hosting a tea and cheese tasting--the latest culinary trend. But as her thoughts keep drifting to the victim, Theodosia knows she’ll have to whet her investigative skills to find the killer among a raft of suspects…
(from the back of the arc)

First Thoughts After Reading The Blurb:

Theodosia is back at it again…and this time it has Pirates!!!!

Review:

The Jolly Rogers are hung, doubloons polished until they gleam, and an antique skull cup set with a massive diamond are proudly on display at the Heritage Society’s Pirate and Plunder party. Those in attendance are expecting to view a few artifacts and write a few checks, yet when a young history intern is murdered and the skull cup is stolen, Theodosia is once again in the position of amateur sleuth.

With only an orange members ticket in hand, Theodosia (owner of the Indio Tea Shop) and her master tea blender, Drayton, begin to untangle a deadly web consisting of Pirate lore and Blackbeard’s treasure.

My Thoughts:

I absolutely love Laura Child’s Tea Shop Mystery Series. And so far, Scones and Bones has been my favorite.

Review:

The Jolly Rogers are hung, doubloons polished until they gleam, and an antique skull cup set with a massive diamond are proudly on display at the Heritage Society’s Pirate and Plunder party. Those in attendance are expecting to view a few artifacts and write a few checks, yet when a young history intern is murdered and the skull cup is stolen, Theodosia is once again in the position of amateur sleuth.

With only an orange members ticket in hand, Theodosia (owner of the Indio Tea Shop) and her master tea blender, Drayton, begin to untangle a deadly web consisting of Pirate lore and Blackbeard’s treasure.

My Thoughts:

I absolutely love Laura Child’s Tea Shop Mystery Series. And so far, Scones and Bones has been my favorite.

Each time I open a new book in this series it’s like visiting old friends and I simply cannot get enough. The setting of Charleston comes to life in the dazzling and descriptive writing of Laura Childs. I also loved the fact that this book contained Pirate lore. It was a different take for the basis of a cozy mystery.

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Review: 

Jolly Rogers, gleaming doubloons, and an antique diamond encrusted skull cup are proudly being displayed in the Heritage Society’s first-ever Pirates & Plunder party. Charleston’s elite are there to see, be seen, and hopefully make a lovely donation to the Heritage Society. Yet things don’t go quite according to plan when an intern is murdered, a loved one is injured and the priceless skull cup stolen.

  Once again Theodosia Browning, owner of the Indio Tea Shop, and her master tea blender, Drayton finds themselves in the middle of a deadly investigation.

My Thoughts:

I absolutely love Laura Childs’ Tea Shop Mystery Series, and so far, Scones and Bones has been my favorite.

The latest installment in the series, Scones and Bones centers around Pirate lore and I so love pirates. I loved that fact that to solve the murder, they had solve the mystery of the skull cup. According to legend the cup was crafted out of the skull of Edward Teach aka Blackbeard.

Once Theodosia and Drayton discovers the truth about the cup, they know they are in for a heap of danger. Plus Theodosia’s love life gets a tad more trickery with the arrival of Max.

I can never get enough of the Tea Shop Mystery Series. Each time I open a new book, it’s like visiting new friends. A perfect weekend mystery.

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1 comment:

Melissa said...

This looks like an adorable fun cozy read!!

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