Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Since I finished over a week ago with the "The Teaberry Strangler", I decided to go back and read Laura Childs books from the first one she wrote and then proceed to others.  Now I am on to #2 "Gunpowder Green" which was the second one.  If you're following my blog you would love these "all about tea" mysteries.  When a new book comes out, it is in hardback and later arrives in paperback.  This means all the earlier books are in paperback now!  Much more affordable!

You will just love visiting the Indigo Tea Shop in Charleston, South Carolina.  There Theodosia (that's a Bernideen type name for sure!) is either engaging in her very busy business life or she is involved in something in the community or her social life or solving a MURDER.  She's a BUSY LADY! 

In this book, with the help of a local artist, Theodosia is able to develop her own labels for tea in her tea room - they sounded very clever- 4 blends of Holiday Teas. Of course, I don't want to spoil any important details that's all I will say about the story.....I thought the labels sounded charming!
Each book comes with one or more recipes....I am now off to "Gunpowder Green"!


Martha said...

Ifound these wonderful mysteries about the third book in and I read them in the proper order (I don't always do that) -- I love these books and she has two more series -- one about a NOLA lady who owns a scrapbooking shop and the newest about 3 ladies who own a restaurant.

I eagerly await each and every book.

Unknown said...

I just finished reding Shades of Earl Grey. I am off to the library today to get another. I hope to read them all this summer.

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

I love the descriptions in her books so much, they are the only mystery books I have re-read. Of course I know "who did it" but I get to spend time in the tea room again. :)

Ro said...

Oh, I love this series! There is nothing quite like a cozy mystery and when you add a tea theme into the mix, it couldn't be more perfect!

Did you put together that little vignette with the book and the tea, etc.? If so, they should be hiring you to do marketing for the books! What a lovely backdrop for that cover.

(suddenly I am terribly thirsty for a lovely cup of Darjeeling!)

Olga Poltava said...

Sounds intriguing. I'll try to remember the name of the author.

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

We have so much in common, Bernideen! I hope we get to meet one day soon!

Patti said...

I think I've told you this before. My daughter is the one who discoverd these books, and she's read all of them so far. Shes loves them, and she told me since I love tea and tearooms so much, I ought to try them. I started with Chamomile Mourning, and not only did I discover that I enjoy these books, I also discovered some lovely tea blogs through the appendix in the back.

And since I'm an Earl Grey addict, I just love that Theodosia's dog is named Earl Grey.

Have a lovely day,

Prim Rose Hill ©2008-2020 said...

Hi Bernideen! I'm actually reading "Death by Darjeeling" right now! :) I never read books in order, I am so bad about that. I love them all & know I'll be reading them for years to come too. Can't wait for her next one! Have you read any of the scrapbooking series? I guess I'll start on them when I'm finished with these. I'm missing #2 and #3, so I'm on the lookout for those this weekend. :)

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Lovely pictures...I am still working on this book...I read it here and there at bed time...hmmm...wondering who the culprit is?! Shhh...don't tell...hoping to finish by the end of summer! Donna