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The Teaberry Strangler by Laura Childs
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Feb 06, 2012

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bookshelves: mysteries-and-thrillers
Recommended to Kathy by: Elizabeth Laumas
Recommended for: Cozy mystery lovers

The back-alley crawl along Church Street had seemed like a good idea when Theodosia Browning and the other shop owners agreed to it. Theo even had to admit that it had seemed to be a great success, at least for the Indigo Tea Shop. Things change quickly, though, when Theo decides to take some much needed sustenance down to her friend Daria Shand at the Antiquarian Map Shop. Unfortunately, instead of provided her friend with food and drink, Theo witnesses Daria's murder instead. Theo is the only witness, but due to the dark back-alley conditions, she cannot identify the person who strangled her dear friend. Theo is devastated herself. She wants Daria's murderer brought to justice, as do Daria's mother (the best friend of Theo's aunt) and Daria's businesses partner, both of who elicit Theo's help and investigatory skills. To complicate matters, Theo believes she's being stalked herself. Can Theo solve the case and bring a murderer to justice or become the victim of a crazy killer herself?

While Ms. Childs's writing always makes for a quick and pleasant read, this book seems duller and not as well written as many of the others in this series. Perhaps Ms. Childs's if feeling rushed to turn out the new books in her series. I'm not sure. I do know that I found that the style and substance of this book suffered from some sort of decline, and I did not enjoy it as much as a majority of the other books in the series.

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Reading Progress

February 6, 2012 – Shelved
April 1, 2012 – Started Reading
April 10, 2012 –
page 99
April 12, 2012 –
page 146
April 13, 2012 –
page 178
April 15, 2012 – Finished Reading
April 16, 2012 – Shelved as: mysteries-and-thrillers

Comments (showing 1-3 of 3) (3 new)

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message 1: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth You're moving right along in the series! I'm glad you feel like reading today!

message 2: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Goldberg Wilks I'm curious about the reference to Teaberry! Not many people have ever heard of it....

Kathy The series is about a woman who owns a tea shop. They make all sorts of custom teas. The titles usually have to do with whatever tea plays a main roll in the book. I haven't gotten far enough into the book to know more specifics on this one yet. Been too busy. LOL

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