Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Book Review/Giveaway Ming Tea Murder by Laura Childs

Title: Ming Tea Murder
Author: Laura Childs
Series: Book 16 A Tea Shop Mystery
Publisher: Berkley
Source: Received for review from Publisher
Format: PaperBack
Rating: Five Stars
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Reviewed by: Tina


I knew when I was finished reading Ming Tea Murder I desperately missed these characters. In a way I am glad this is the first book in this series I read because now I can go back and read the previous books and reunite myself with these characters once again. Indigo Tea Shop is where I know I want to be being a tea drinker. Characters like these don't come around to often. Theodosia runs the tea shop, in her employ is Drayton, the tea master and Holly the chef. Theodosia's boyfriend, Max is the Head of PR at the Gibbes Museum. Theodosia is invited to a black tie event  Max is spearheading of an exhibit of a genuine eighteenth century Chinese Tea House.

The most rich, and established elite of Charleston society is to be attending the event. The guests are serenaded by a Chinese violin, a Chinese dragon dancing and flowing in time with the wind. Treated to the tastiest horderves. To add a sense of whimsy to the event Max has arranged for a photo booth so the guests may capture the moment with a photo. Theodosia would rather be anywhere but a black tie event but she goes in support of her boyfriend and the Chinese tea house only to uncover a grissly disovery of museum donor, Edgar Webster dead, slumped over inside the photo booth. The cause of death a sharp instrument jabbed in his ear.

Theodosia becomes determined when Max become a suspect to clear his name. Starting a investigation of her own as to who could have killed Edgar as it becomes known that good time Edgar has had an affair on his wife and has many secrets of his own and soon suspects start pilling up.His wife may want him dead for betraying her, his mistress may want him dead for wanting payment after they broke up for a business deal. The posibilities seem endless but Theodosia makes it her duty to bring this killer to justice before the love of Theodosia's life becomes as steeped as her tea.

Theodosia has spunk is feisty and is bound and determined they are the characteristics that describe her. I see her as a fighter, a strong willed woman and ameteur sleuth and she is not afraid to show it. I knew I liked her from the first page I loved these characters that's why I want to go back and read to get to know them more. The atmosphere of the tea room with these characters are a match made in heaven. They all seemed to click together and I felt like I knew them forever and it kept me wanting to read. This was well written and very entertaining and action packed mystery. Be sure not to miss Ming Tea Murder and don't forget to enjoy some tea while reading.


FTC Disclosure: Thank you to the publisher for providing me a copy of this book for review.This did not influence my thoughts in any way. All the opinions of the book and review are my own.

Find Author Laura Childs Online: http://www.laurachilds.com/


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55 comments:

  1. Sounds like a fun place to visit! Thanks for the chance!
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  2. I have been reading this series from the beginning and I have loved every book. Laura Childs does a fantastic job developing her characters and the mysteries always stump until the reveal. jmvarner50@hotmail.com

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  3. I am a huge fan of this series and can't wait for the next book! Meeshpsych@aol.com

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  4. I love Laura Childs series. That mysteries are always intriguing. joytheforgottenone@yahoo.com

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  5. I love this series. Thanks for the chance to win.
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  6. I love this series. Thanks for the chance to win.
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  7. I love this series. Thanks for the chance to win.
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  8. This looks like a very interesting read! Thanks for the opportunity!
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  10. I absolutely LOVE this series! I got my Mon reading it too. I agree, the characters make u feel as though u would love to hang out at the Indigo Tea Shop. I'm a huge tea drinker so I love hearing about the different types & all those beautiful teapots!
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  11. love this author, thanks for the chance to win :)
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  12. Thank you so much for the giveaway opportunity! jillian.lauder@yahoo.com

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  13. I love 'visiting' the Indigo Tea Shop and all its' inhabitants! Thanks for the great review and chance to win!
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  14. This sounds incredible. Can't wait to drink a cup of hot tea on the porch while reading. Thanks for the chance. Pennymarks@frontier.com

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  15. I love this series and looking forward to 'seeing' Theo and friends again.
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  16. I love this writer's work—thanks for the chance to win a copy of Ming Tea Murder!

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  17. I'm just dipping my toe into the cozy mystery pool, and this one sounds like an excellent place to start. Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win.

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  18. Just got my copy of the first book bought on Amazon the other day. Love tea shops so I am excited to get this series started. Friend of mine from school is trying to get one open herself. She will be selling loose leaf teas and its so awesome to be able to drink tea in loose leaf form here in town now. Was not available before.
    Good luck everyone.
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  19. A favorite author and series. Thanks for an excellent review.
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  20. I have enjoyed reading this series. After seeing Charleston, it really brings it to life. Joan joansomersdesign@gmail.com
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  21. This is one of my favorite series and author. Thank you.
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  22. I would like to win this for my wife. I know she would enjoy reading it. - j_mazur@msn.com

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  23. Sounds like an interesting read. Thanks for the chance to win.
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  24. this is a great series. I've read all of the books and always look forward to the next installment. Thanks for the chance to get a head start.

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  25. Laura Childs is one of my favorite authors - thank you for the chance to win griperang at embarqmail dot com

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  26. What a good review. I have definitely going to start this series.
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  27. What have I been missing? I've been reading another of Laura Childs' series. Now, I need to get started on this one! patucker54 (at aol dot com)

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  28. I'm a huge fan of the Tea Shop mysteries and would be thrilled to add this one to my home library.

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  29. I haven't read the Tea Shop mysteries but I have read your Scrapbooking mysteries and they are really good. Would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance....my email is gaildemaree@att.net Good luck everyone!

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  30. Big fan f this series and tea!!!!!

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  31. I love this series! teabird17 at yahoo [dot] com

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  32. Love this series. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book. raquel36m (at) gmail (dot) com

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  33. I've read a couple books in the series and would like to read many more. Maybe I'd be lucky enough to win one. Thanks for the contest.
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  34. I love Laura Childs books and would love to win this book. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.
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  35. I'm a fan of this series. I would love to win.

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  36. I have really been wanting to read this book.hopefully this will be my chance! Love the cover too!!

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  37. Looking forward to reading this! Cheers@MarjimManor.com

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  38. Sorry forgot to enter email
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  39. I love this series. The book is on my wish list. servedogmom@yahoo.com

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  40. Thanks for the giveaway! I absolutely love this series!
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  41. I love this series! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book.

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  42. Wonderful series! Thank you for the chance to win a copy of Ming Tea Murder!
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  43. Charming series. Bobbipad@gmail.com

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  44. Thanks for the chance. Think these books would make a great movie series on Hallmark's mystery channel! fatcatdiego@gmail.com

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  45. I do so love the tea shop mysteries. Thanks everso much for a chance to win, pamlloyd@comcast.net Oh, and I agree with Diego Dora...what a great series of special event movies on the Hallmark mystery channel.

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  46. Wonderful feature and giveaway. Tea Shop cozies are the best. Thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  47. What a delightful review. Tea is my favorite and so are the tea shop mysteries. Thanks for this chance. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  48. I love tea and a good mystery. Your review makes me think that this book would do a good job of combining tea and mystery.

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  50. Sounds like a great book! The review was wonderful. Thank you for the giveaway.
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  52. I love this series. It goes well with a cup of tea.

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  53. I now have 5 of the series, I hunt for them in book stores-obviously I love this series.
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