Sunday, March 10, 2024

Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours Presents: Murder in the Tea Leaves (A Tea Shop Mystery) by Laura Childs

 


Murder in the Tea Leaves (A Tea Shop Mystery)
by Laura Childs

About Murder in the Tea Leaves


Murder in the Tea Leaves (A Tea Shop Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
27th in Series
Setting – South Carolina
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Berkley (March 5, 2024)
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 304 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0593200985
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0593200988
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0C777ZCXN

It’s Lights, Action, Murder as tea maven Theodosia Browning scrambles for clues in this latest installment of the New York Times bestselling series.

When Theodosia Browning reads the tea leaves on the set of the movie, Dark Fortunes, things go from spooky to worse. Lights are dimmed, the camera rolls, and red hot sparks fly as the film’s director is murdered in a tricky electrical accident.

Or was it an accident? Though the cast and crew are stunned beyond belief, nobody admits to seeing a thing. And when Theodosia’s friend, Delaine, becomes the prime suspect, Theodosia begins her own shadow investigation. But who among this Hollywood cast and crew had murder on their mind? The screenwriter is a self-centered pot head, the leading actress is trying to wiggle out of her contract, the brand new director seems indifferent, and nobody trusts the slippery-when-dry Hollywood agent.

Between hosting a Breakfast at Tiffany’s Tea, a Poetry Tea, and trying to launch her own chocolate line, Theodosia doggedly hunts down clues and explores the seemingly haunted Brittlebank Manor where the murder took place. And just when she’s ready to pounce, a Charleston Film Board member is also murdered, throwing everything into total disarray. But this clever killer will go to any lengths to hide his misdeeds as Theodosia soon finds out when she and her tea sommelier, Drayton, get caught up in a dangerous stakeout.

INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES AND TEA TIME TIPS!

About Laura Childs

Laura Childs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Tea Shop MysteriesScrapbook Mysteries, and Cackleberry Club Mysteries. In her previous life she was CEO/Creative Director of her own marketing firm and authored several screenplays. She is married to a professor of Chinese art history, loves to travel, rides horses, enjoys fundraising for various non-profits, and has two Chinese Shar-Pei dogs.

Laura specializes in cozy mysteries that have the pace of a thriller (a thrillzy!) Her three series are:

The Tea Shop Mysteries – set in the historic district of Charleston and featuring Theodosia Browning, owner of the Indigo Tea Shop. Theodosia is a savvy entrepreneur, and pet mom to service dog Earl Grey. She’s also an intelligent, focused amateur sleuth who doesn’t rely on coincidences or inept police work to solve crimes. This charming series is highly atmospheric and rife with the history and mystery that is Charleston.

The Scrapbooking Mysteries – a slightly edgier series that takes place in New Orleans. The main character, Carmela, owns Memory Mine scrapbooking shop in the French Quarter and is forever getting into trouble with her friend, Ava, who owns the Juju Voodoo shop. New Orleans’ spooky above-ground cemeteries, jazz clubs, bayous, and Mardi Gras madness make their presence known here!

The Cackleberry Club Mysteries – set in Kindred, a fictional town in the Midwest. In a rehabbed Spur station, Suzanne, Toni, and Petra, three semi-desperate, forty-plus women have launched the Cackleberry Club. Eggs are the morning specialty here and this cozy cafe even offers a book nook and yarn shop. Business is good but murder could lead to the cafe’s undoing! This series offers recipes, knitting, cake decorating, and a dash of spirituality.

Laura’s Links:   Website –  Facebook 

Purchase Links – Amazon – B&N – Kobo – Bookshop.org – PenguinRandomHouse – 

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March 6 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – SPOTLIGHT

March 7 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW

March 7 – Hearts & Scribbles – SPOTLIGHT

March 8 – Ascroft, eh? – AUTHOR GUEST POST

March 8 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

March 9 – Sarah Can’t Stop Reading Books – REVIEW  

March 10 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT

March 11 – The Plain-Spoken Pen – REVIEW

March 11 – Baroness Book Trove – REVIEW

March 12 – The Avid Reader – REVIEW

March 12 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

March 13 – Reading, Writing & Stitch-Metic – AUTHOR GUEST POST

March 13 – Cassidy’s Bookshelves – SPOTLIGHT

March 14 – MJB Reviewers – SPOTLIGHT

March 15 – View from the Birdhouse – REVIEW

March 16 – The Mystery of Writing – SPOTLIGHT

March 17 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW

March 18 – Literary Gold – SPOTLIGHT

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