Friday, March 7, 2014

Book Review: Steeped in Evil by Laura Childs

Title: Steeped in Evil
Author: Laura Childs
Series: Tea Shop Mysteries
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Format: Paperback
Source: Received for Review from Publisher
Reviewed by: Tess

Once again I have had the pleasure to read another of Laura's books. We meet up with Theodosia and Drayton at a wine tasting party. All seems to be going well until the son of the host, Jordan Knight, turns up missing. After searching everywhere it is decided to go on with the presentation. As Jordan is giving his speech to workers again to tap a large barrel of wine but it doesn't seem to be working. The wind is to be sampled by the attendees, but instead of only wine the body of Jordan's son is also in the barrel. Theodosia and Drayton once again find themselves right in the middle of another murder case. What an awful way to die drowning in a wine barrel but wait, that's not the cause of death he was also shot. As much as Theodosia prefers to stay out of this case, she is encouraged by Drayton to help solve the murder as Drayton is good friends with Jordan Knight. Theodosia's boyfriend Max also encourages her not to get involved. But we all know Theodosia better than that, with the help of Drayton and Haley, the talented cook and baker, she finds herself pulled into the case.

Laura Childs is one of the most talented authors I have had the pleasure to read. All of Laura's books seem to enchant me in the first chapter. Laura is the author of several series among them, Theodosia and her tea shop, of which this is her 15th book, her scrapbooking mysteries, and the Cackleberry Club mysteries. It is always such a pleasure to meet up with our old friends in each series. There is not much I would rather do than grab a cuppa and sit and visit at the tea shop, then take a stroll down the street to get something to eat at the Cackleberry diner and catch up on the gals there. And after our appetites are satisfied just a short walk down to visit the ladies at the craft store for more scrapbooking supplies. I am sure that everyone has read one of his Laura's books, and if you haven't, now is the time to start.

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