Sunday, March 16, 2014

Book Review/Giveaway: Steeped in Evil by Laura Childs


Steeped in Evil (Tea Shop Series #15)


Blurb: Theodosia Browning has never considered herself a wine connoisseur—tea has always been her forte. But that doesn’t mean she’s going to pass up an invitation to a fancy wine-tasting party at the upscale Knighthall Winery, just outside of Charleston, South Carolina.

But a sweet evening takes on a bitter aftertaste when a dead body is discovered in one of the wine barrels. The son of proprietor Jordan Knight has been murdered.

Dissatisfied with the police investigation, Knight turns to Theo for help. She’s heard through the grapevine that there are both family and business problems at Knighthall. They say in vino veritas, but everyone at the winery seems to be lying through their teeth. Sorting through the guest list as well as family and staff, Theo has her pick of suspects. It may look like the killer has her over a barrel, but cracking tough cases is vintage Theodosia Browning.

My Review: It's hard to believe that this is the 15th book in  Laura Child's Tea Shop mystery series. It's one of the very first series I started reading when I fell in love with cozies, and although in my mountain of books I've missed an entry or two, it always feels like coming home when I get to spend time with Theodosia and her friends in charming Charleston.

This book features something extra special: not only tea, but wine! Theo is invited to a wine-tasting party which goes horribly wrong when the winery owner's son is found dead in a wine barrel. Potential suspects are easy to find in both the victim's business and personal life. A highlight scene for me was afternoon tea at the Indigo Tea Shop with a Downton Abbey theme!

This isn't a series that's getting old, it just keeps getting better, and thanks to the author I have autographed copies of Steeped in Evil to give away to 2 lucky winners! Simply follow the Rafflecopter instructions to enter.

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44 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've not read any of this series...but then, you've got me searching out so many new books! And I do love a good tea.

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Cathy Keisha said...

So TW wants to know how you find time to work, write a blog, read and comment on others’ blogs AND read books. She hasn’t read a book in years, which is why we hasn’t reviewed her friend’s books yet. You are a super human.

Unknown said...

I am a tea junkie and love this series.
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Nerissa said...

Oohhh... oohhh.... oohhh... The first peep LOVES these books! She even gets extra copies of 'em for her best friend's birthdays. I wonder if she knows about this new one yet... Hmmm.... Better go check.

Purrs,
Nissy

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Renaissance Teacher said...

This is one of my favorite series. I love not only Theodosia, but Drayton, Haley, and of course, Earl Grey as well. arenaissanceteacher@gmail.com

cyn209 said...

I'm still in the early stages of this series, but what I've read so far, I enjoy!!!
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holdenj said...

Love this series and can't wait for the new installment! Thanks!
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Acemommy said...

I would love to start this series!

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Karen B said...

This is a terrific series! A body found in a wine barrel should make for a great storyl
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Nancy said...

I have read many of the books in this series. I am a fan of Drayton, too.

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Kaye Killgore said...

I love this series, Theodosia and all of her friends, Earl Gray, and of course all the tea information and recipes.

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traveler said...

This series is captivating and special. Love the tea info which is great for me, a tea drinker. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Anita Yancey said...

It sounds like a wonderful cozy mystery, and one I would love to read. I love the pretty cover. Thanks for having the giveaway.

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elfinmyst said...

I haven't heard of this, but I`m very curious!

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Lisa Brown said...

oh, i would love to read this, great author. thank you for the chance!
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Kat Lucas said...

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Patricia Avery said...

Sounds great. My sort of book :)

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Jennifer Rhymer said...

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zeenie said...

sounds amazing. will definitely go on my to read list

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aaron milne said...

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