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Twisted Tea Christmas

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A special holiday entry in the popular Tea Shoppe Mysteries series by Laura Child. Theodosia Browning, a Charleston, SC native, leaves her  high power job as marketing executive and returns to her roots to open the Indigo Tea Shop, a charming tea room in the historic district.. With her tea shop coworkers she not only creates a welcoming and charming tea shop but also solves a plethora of murders.  This entry - #22 in the series - involves a Victorian holiday tea gone lethal.
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I love this series, and each book just keeps getting better. Theodosia is a great character and her relationship with Drayton and Haley adds fun to the story. 
A sudden death really hits Theo hard and she refuses to let the culprit get away with murder.
This is a perfect book to get you ready for the holidays. 
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for selecting me to read an advanced copy of this book.
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A Christmas party turns grim when Theodosia's tea service is interrupted by the murder of their hostess and the theft of several of her priceless treasures. Of course no one gets away with murder when Theodosia is around!

The Tea Shop series is one of my very favorite cozy series. I adore Theodosia, she's the kind of person anyone would love to have for a friend and she's always involved in the most interesting escapades and adventures. Earl Grey is the perfect pet for her, a sweet rescue who's intelligent and patient and loves to go for runs. Drayton and Haley are also wonderful, smart and loyal and each lending a particular expertise that makes the Indigo Tea Shop the perfect place to go. Together they make an unlikely but perfect group of friends and investigators. I also love how the action takes place right off the bat and when the killer is identified the book is over. This means non-stop action from page 1 to the very end.

Of course I enjoyed this book so much. I think I could read Laura Childs' grocery list and say the same thing. Anyone who has not read this series yet absolutely must, anyone who has been reading this series will enjoy reading this one. The killer is somewhat easy to spot but there are so many potential perpetrators you can't be quite sure until the very end.

Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an ARC.
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Theodosia Browning and Drayton Conneley are catering a fancy Christmas party in Charleston for Drucilla Heyward. Drucilla is very well-known and one of the wealthiest ladies in town. During her party, she was planning to announce her idea to give her money to different charities. But before she can, Theodosia finds Drucilla unconscious with a syringe in her neck!!  Was this planned? Who and why would someone do this to her?

This was my first book by Laura Childs. It was a great little mystery. I really enjoyed the setting since Charleston is one of my favorite places to visit. I will be looking into Laura Childs’ other books in this series and I would highly recommend this one to those who enjoy a good little mystery.

Many thanks to NetGalley and Berkley Publishing Group for my ARC in exchange for my honest review.
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This was a delightful book.  I am not a tea drinker but the parties and different kinds of teas made it wonderful.  I felt as though I was attending the parties and could see everything going on around me.  The characters are wonderful and the story had me laughing many times.  The mystery kept me intrigued until the very end.  This is definitely a book to add to your must read list.  
The author did a wonderful job writing this book.  I will be seeking out more of her books.
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Love this series and loved this book!  Recommended for fans of the series, tea and Charleston, SC.


I cannot wait for the next book in the series
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The latest in this delightful cozy series that has Theo and her team hosting holiday tea parties and solving a murder in the days leading up to Christmas. A quick read for those looking for those looking to enjoy a holiday escape. Make a cup of tea and enjoy this read.
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Snow is falling, carols are being sung and murder is being committed.  Not your ideal Christmas scene, is it?  Once again Theodosia Browning finds herself directly in the middle of another mystery to solve.  While attending a Christmas party downtown, the wealthy hostess is found murdered.

This former millionaire has many plans to bestow her wealth upon those around her, a very charitable thing to do.  Sadly, she doesn't get to execute any of these plans.  What is more mysterious is that not only her jewelry is missing but much more!

Join the case as Theodosia, Drayton and Haley race to find the killer....before its too late.
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Another fun tea mystery by Laura Childs.   Theodosia is very busy during the Holiday season,  and doesn't expect that a murder will keep her busier.  But this time the death is someone she really liked., so she WILL help to solve it.
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I find this series to be a bit hit or miss, but I was immediately sucked into this book. There were a few different plotlines, some good red herrings, and enough sleuthing to be satisfying. While I figured out the murderer sooner than I prefer, there was enough twistiness to be fun. The only things I don't like are that the ending happened very suddenly, and I would have liked a tiny coda, AND Theodosia's boyfriend remains a total nothing. She needs to drop him.
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A continuation of the Tea Shop Mysteries series, book twenty-three (!) has Theodosia Browning and her cohorts finding another dead body while catering a holiday party. Along with the dead body, there seems to be an expensive Renoir missing.
A tea always brings a nice cozy feel to any book, especially if it a cozy mystery! Recommended for those that love their cozies and those that need a nice holiday feel.
Thank you to NetGalley, the publisher, and the author for a digital copy of this ARC. All opinions are my own. This review can also be found on my Goodreads page.
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I really enjoy this series by Laura Childs.  I don't care for her other two, but this one has kept me interested and I love the characters.  The mystery was great and I was guessing until the end.  I can't wait for the next book!
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Theodosia Browning gets ready to celebrate the holidays with a Victorian tea at a prestigious Charleston mansion. The party is hosted by Drusilla Heywood, who plans on using the event to announce she’s leaving her vast wealth away to charity. But shortly before she can make the announcement, Theodosia finds her in a heap on the floor with a syringe in her neck. Somehow, Childs manages to keep this long running cozy series fresh and fun
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Such a joy to return to Charleston and old friends at the Indigo Tea Shop. Makes you want to visit Charleston at Christmas.
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