Play Book Tag discussion

14 views
Archive: Other Books > English Tea Murder: 3 Stars

Comments Showing 1-6 of 6 (6 new)    post a comment »
dateDown arrow    newest »

message 1: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly Ann (auntie-nanuuq) | 753 comments English Tea Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery, #17) by Leslie Meier

English Tea Murder, Leslie Meier

★ ★ ★

This is the first time, to my recollection, I have ever read a mystery by Leslie Meier, and I was pleasantly surprised.

I usually am put off by "cute-cozy" and sparky, whiny, small-town women whom all seem too good to be true; however, I have run out of books to read, my TBR is mostly Tudor Fiction (I need a rest), and since we have a new County Library Director w/ her own blatant personal bias so our collection has gone to hell damnation (all books purchased are by people who know nothing and care naught about purchasing books of interest for any of the upper income level communities)... So, as the collection has gone to hell in a handbasket, I was forced to peruse the book sale and I ended up with this & an Agatha Raisin book as well.

Back to my review: four friends, one is Lucy Stone, the protagonist in the series, are off on a trip to England with a local college professor. Prior to boarding the plane, Lucy notices several odd incidents w/ the professor, and for some reason his asthma acts up while boarding the plane. Mid-flight he succumbs to anaphylactic shock.

The college then sends another professor to take over the tour, he has a past w/ Lucy from when she was a college student, which he tries to take advantage of.... but the professor is also making whoopee (check out that term) with one of the students on the tour.

There are mysterious events taking place on the tour, one of the students attempts to kill herself in Brighton by jumping off the pier, a friend of Lucy's is pushed into traffic, and two of the student's pull a knife on another of Lucy's friends, and then everyone (almost everyone) confesses, but it's not really over.....

The plot is loosely based on two of Agatha Christie's more famous works: "The Mousetrap" and "Murder on the Orient Express".

I liked the tour information, seriously it was like being an armchair traveler without photos and I like the extra bit at the end (the conclusion).

What took this down 1 ★ for me, was the beginning when being introduced to Lucy, she was whiny... I hate that.

I may or may not read another, but between this & Agatha raisin, I was able to read 2 books in 1 1/2 days.


message 2: by KateNZ (new)

KateNZ | 2212 comments The library woes sound really frustrating, Kimberley. Any relief (or revolt) on the horizon?


message 3: by Kimberly (last edited Aug 06, 2018 09:01AM) (new)

Kimberly Ann (auntie-nanuuq) | 753 comments KateNZ wrote: "The library woes sound really frustrating, Kimberley. Any relief (or revolt) on the horizon?"

Thankfully, I retired just before this new thang took over.... and we thought the previous was bad, she didn't like anyone, but she allowed us to run our Library to the interests of our patrons.


message 4: by KateNZ (new)

KateNZ | 2212 comments So frustrating. If you need a care parcel, let me know - books everywhere round here!!

Thanks for the review as always. Shame this one wasn’t better - Agatha Raisin is such a compelling name ...


message 5: by KateNZ (new)

KateNZ | 2212 comments Sorry, last comment on wrong review!


message 6: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly Ann (auntie-nanuuq) | 753 comments KateNZ wrote: "So frustrating. If you need a care parcel, let me know - books everywhere round here!!

Thanks for the review as always. Shame this one wasn’t better - Agatha Raisin is such a compelling name ..."


thanks! I just got 5-6 from the book sale!


back to top