Title: Plum Tea Crazy (Tea Shop Mystery #19)
Author: Laura Childs
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Berkley Books
Format: eBook (also available in paperback)
Note: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, through NetGalley. I was not required to write a positive review. All of the opinions expressed are my own.
About the book:
Theodosia Browning investigates a Charleston steeped in tradition and treachery in the latest Tea Shop Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs.
While viewing the harbor’s Gaslights and Galleons Parade from the widow’s walk of Timothy Neville’s Charleston mansion, local banker Carson Lanier seemingly tumbles over a narrow railing, then plunges three stories to his death. But a tragic accident becomes something much more sinister when it’s discovered that the victim was first shot with a bolt from a crossbow.
At the request of the mansion owner, Theodosia investigates the tragedy and is soon neck deep in suspects. An almost ex-wife, a coworker, a real estate partner-all had motives for killing the luckless banker, but one resorted to murder to settle accounts.
This is a great cozy mystery.
I love each of the main characters. Theodosia, Drayton, and Detective Pete Riley come to my mind as the main ones. I really liked seeing how Theodosia is quick to get involved in dangerous situations. Her mind is sharp and she has a wonderful ability in getting people to open up and talk to her.
The plot of this mystery is incredible. There is a huge list of suspects that have to be kept track of. It was a lot of fun going on the journey with Theodosia as she tried to figure out who the culprit was.
I have decided to give this wonderful book a rating of 5 stars. It’s a great cozy mystery and I do recommend it.
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