Monday, June 1, 2015

Ming Tea Murder Book Review

I have another delightful book from Laura Childs and this one is called Ming Tea Murder. You can never go wrong reading a Laura Childs book and I have several friends lining up to read my copy now that I am done!
It’s scones and scandal for Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning in the latest from the New York Times bestselling author of Steeped in Evil 
Normally Theodosia wouldn’t attend a black tie affair for all the tea in China. But she can hardly say no to her hunky, handsome boyfriend, Max, who directs public relations for the Gibbes Museum in Charleston. Max has organized an amazing gala opening for an exhibit of a genuine eighteenth century Chinese teahouse, and the crème de la crème of Charleston society is invited.

In the exotic garden staged in the museum’s rotunda, a Chinese dragon dances to the beat of drums as it weaves through the crowd. The guests are serenaded by a Chinese violin as they sample an assortment of tempting bites. And to give them a memento of the occasion, there’s even a photo booth. But Theodosia makes a grim discovery behind the booth’s curtains: the body of museum donor Edgar Webster.

While Theodosia prefers tea service over the service of justice, this case is difficult to ignore—especially after Max becomes a suspect. Now she must examine the life of the fallen philanthropist and find out who really wanted him to pay up…
Purchase your copy on Amazon. 
My Thoughts:
As I stated earlier, you can't go wrong choosing any Laura Childs book to read, it's just pure fun and joy reading light murder/mysteries that don't have to be so gory but yet you get the idea of how the person died.
As with all of her books, the main heroine is Theodosia and her group of tea shop employee's are always kept on their feet by her because you never know what's coming down the road where she is concerned. She loves taking on cases and helping the police try to catch the bad guys, but for some reason, they just seem to shrug off her suggestions, so she decides to solve this one on her own!
Laura Childs is quite capable of making even a light and sometimes funny murder/mystery story seem quite laughable and dangerous at the same time. Theodosia might even remind you of someone in your family who doesn't go out on limb working mysteries but they love to sit around and think they are solving something important.
I tend to let them live in their fantasy and let them continue on their merry way because it gives them something to do and something to occupy themselves instead of crushing their budding detective style investigations, even on silly projects that were most likely misplaced and not stolen. I believe that most families who have someone like that in the family tree and they can make holiday get-togethers seem like the life of the party once they get wound up!
You will definitely enjoy seeing how Theodosia works her case and how she is able to capture the bad person who killed Edgar Webster. It's really a lot of fun to watch her in action, I can promise you that!
Happy Reading!
About the Author:
Laura Childs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Tea Shop Mysteries, Scrapbook Mysteries, and Cackleberry Club Mysteries. In her previous life she was CEO/Creative Director of her own marketing firm and authored several screenplays. 
She is married to a professor of Chinese art history, loves to travel, rides horses, enjoys fund raising for various non-profits, and has two Chinese Shar-Pei dogs.

Laura specializes in cozy mysteries that have the pace of a thriller (a thrillzy!) 
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Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.