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The Teaberry Strangler (A Tea Shop Mystery #11)

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Hardcover, 303 pages
Published March 2nd 2010 by Berkley Prime Crime (first published March 1st 2010)
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Oct 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
So the plot itself wasn't great, nor was the mystery, oooor the characters... And there was hardly anything I might call a clue throughout. But now I need to own a tea store. Like, I NEED to. And I need cute sandwiches and sweets and beautiful tea cups in my life. Also, I taught myself to knit while reading this book. So FOUR STARS IT IS!
Apr 25, 2011 rated it liked it
I've been reading the Laura Childs Tea Shop Mysteries since she began writing them more than 10 years ago, and while this remains one of my favorite series, I got the feeling with this book that Laura Childs is starting to get bored of Theodosia and her friends in Charleston. The first chapter, the plot becomes a bit thin when Theodosia, walking in a dark alley at night witnesses a murder, and it all seems a bit surreal and not completely believable. The dialog between Drayton and Haley this tim ...more
Julie P
Jan 23, 2011 rated it it was ok
Having read several of Laura Childs' Tea Shop mysteries, I was familiar with the main characters, and their relationship with one another. It has been a while, however, since I've read one, so it was as if I were reading this book on its own, minus the rest of the series. Certain events have taken place in previous books that were alluded to, and impacted the plot of this book, but there's enough information that you don't necessarily need to go back if you don't want to. As for me, I probably w ...more
Sep 14, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: culinary
"Do you know anything about the language of roses?"

"What do you mean?" asked Theodosia.

"During the Victorian era," said Drayton, "the use of rose symbolism was extremely popular. It became a subtle form of communication."

"Like text messaging today," said Theodosia.

"Not exactly," said Drayton.

Synopsis: The indefatigable Theodosia Browning continues to run her merry crew of teashop irregulars and solve murders all over Charleston's historic shopping district. This time it's Daria, owner of an anti
Feb 26, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Award-winning author Laura Childs brings tea shop owner Theodosia Browning back for another exciting adventure in “The Teaberry Strangler.”

This is the 11th installment in the Tea Shop Mystery series. Don’t let that scare you from reading it as it is a stand alone book and can be read with having read the previous books. However, once you get started, you’ll want to read every book in the series.

Theo organizes a “back-ally crawl” where the shop owners dress in historic costumes and open their bac
Aug 13, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery
This is book #11 in the Tea Shop Mysteries. These are my 'brain candy' books - a fast, usually entertaining read. What I enjoy about these books are the setting in the historic district of Charleston (which I have visited), some of the tidbits of history and the tea trivia.

What I am becoming annoyed with is the unrealistic daily operations of the Tea Shop itself seriously, the amount and type of food coming out of "that tiny kitchen" is just not realistic or plausible for just one chef in addit
It was nice to spend time in Charleston and visit the Indigo Tea Shop. This continues to be a good series, one you can count on for good company.

One quibble: the author used exclamation points during a tense scene near the end of the book, and I felt like I was back reading Nancy Drew mysteries with their end-of-chapter cliffhangers.
Judine Brey
Aug 26, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
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Angela Holland
Aug 29, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mysteries
I was happy to continue on my journey with Theo, Drayton and Haley in their tea shop. Theo happened to witness a murder, but was she the one the killer intended to hurt. The person who was killed just happens to be a friend of Theo's so she is hot on the trail to figure out what happened. There were a few suspects I had in mind but the author likes to give you some twists and make you second guess yourself. Two of my favorite characters are Theo and Drayton. I love the way Drayton talks about te ...more
Pamela Mclaren
A shipowner and friend of Theodosia Browning has been strangled right before her eyes and now Theodosia is out to find out who and why, all the while running her tea shop, catering local events, dealing with an ex-boyfriend's drama and wondering when the purchase of her cottage will be finalized, if ever.

For light, fast reading with a mystery see in Charleston, this is a good book. A lot of fun, not much seriousness and loads of quirky characters. Its all here.
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Laura Childs is a pseudonym for Gerry Schmitt and she is the best-selling author of the Tea Shop Mysteries, the Scrapbook Mysteries, and the Cackleberry Club Mysteries.

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