Death by Darjeeling by Laura Childs: a book review

A cozy mystery centered around a tea shop? Yes please! I couldn’t wait to dive into Death by Darjeelingthe first of Laura Child‘s Tea Shop Mysteries.

Theodosia Browning owns a little tea shop in Charleston, South Carolina. She has two employees: Haley Parker, a baker, and Drayton Conneley, a professional tea master. Between the three, there is a lot of character and, best of all, knowledge on all things tea. 20180307_112254

Besides serving tea, Theo gets wrapped up in solving a murder when a guest dies at the party she is catering. Is one of her temporary employees to blame? Theo must find the real killer and free her little shop from the shroud of murder.

Overall, I wanted to like this book more than I did. The hangup came because of point of view. The book would switch character perspectives without warning, which would pull me from the story.

There are several more books in the Tea Shop Mystery series and the fact that they revolve around tea keeps me reading more.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I purchased this book for my own collection and was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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