Have you ever wanted to spend an afternoon in a quaint tea shop, learning about teas and enjoying delicious treats? That's exactly what you will do (in your imagination) when you read one of Laura Child's Tea Shop Mysteries.
Steeped in Evil is the fifteenth Tea Shop Mystery in the series featuring entrepreneur and girl-detective, Theodosia Browning. I long to be Theodosia when I grow up, or at least have her as a BFF. She has a great mind for business, as well as a strong sense of right and wrong. Her keen intelligence and wit, make you want to settle into the Indigo Tea Shop for an afternoon.
Laura Childs has created an enchanted Tea Shop in Charleston, South Carolina. She has filled it with Theodosia, and her cohorts Drayton and Haley. In every book, Drayton shares his vast experience with and knowledge of teas with the reader. Haley delights your culinary senses with savory and sweet treats that seem too good to be true. Lucky for us, Laura Childs includes plenty of tea information, recipes and tea party ideas in each book.
In Steeped in Evil, we get a glimpse into South Carolina winery life. In true cozy fashion, someone dies and our heroine must match wits with a killer in order to get to the bottom of things and see justice served. Laura Childs drops hints along the way, but does a lovely job of keeping you guessing throughout the story. If you are a Downton Abbey fan, you'll want to read it for tips on how to have your own Downton Abbey Tea, and delicious recipes too.
I thoroughly enjoyed Steeped in Evil, and haven't begun to tire of this magical series. If you enjoy mysteries, southern fiction and/or tea, I'm sure you'll enjoy Steeped in Evil, and the entire Tea Shop series.
Be on the look out for the next book in the Tea Shop Mysteries, Ming Tea Murder.
catch you soon -
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