Saturday, February 20, 2016

Book Review/Giveaway: The Grim Steeper by Amanda Cooper

 Title: The Grim Steeper
 Author: Amanda Cooper
 Series: Book 3 Teapost Collector Mysteries
 Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
 Format: Paperback
 Source: Received for review from publisher
 Star Rating: 5 stars
 Reviewed by: Tina

 The Grim Steeper is definitely my cup of tea. Ameture Sleuth and chef, Sophie Taylor is a strong woman but you don't know how strong until she gets in hot water and willing to fight tooth and nail for the ones she loves. She works helping out her grandmother at Auntie Rose's Victoria Tea house and also with her Godmother, Laverne. The annual Fall Fling Town side Tea Party is the talk of Gracious Grove.

 There's a tea-stroll and everyone including the staff, and professors  of Cruickshank College,a collage where Sophie's friend and love interest, Jason is employed as a English professor walks along the street where there's tea tasting and one of the stops happens to be at Auntie Rose's Victoria Tea house. When there's a grading scandal at the college and Jason is accused of changing all star basketball champ, Mac's grade to a A from a failing grade all is not good and not even a cup of tea could solve his problems when he is suspected of murdering The Dean of the college in cold blood subjected to a poisoning and a stab wound to the neck right on Auntie Rose's Victoria Tea house's doorstep.

 From the Dean's wife to many staff at Cruiskshank college, Sophie uncovers many suspects who could have done the Dean in. Also looking for a possible connection between the grade changer and the murderer, maybe they are one in the same. Sophie, enlists the help from her grandmother who she affectionately  calls "nana" and the friends known as the Silver Spouts, who includes, Thelma Mae Earnshaw who owns the tea house next door who has a love-hate relationship with Rose and who's lovely disposition is as funny as "salted tea".

 Good things happen over tea and a Teapot Collector Mystery and The Grim Steeper made me tea taste just a little bit better. A witty and charming edition to the series. I also would be remiss if I didn't mention Thelma Mae Earnshaw, I love her so much, she makes me laugh with her grumpy attitude and her sunny disposition and there's "nana", Sophie's grandmother with a heart of gold they make this series what it is and always look forward to what scheme Thelma wants to inflict  on Rose. Steeped with charm, lovely tea and murder. A well written plot that had me hooked from the first page. I am in anticipation  for the next book in this engaging series with a excellent cast of characters.

 FTC Disclosure Thank you to the publisher and/or author for providing us with a copy of this book for review.This did not influence our thoughts in any way. All the opinions of the book and review are honest and our own.

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35 comments:

  1. I've not read this series, but it sounds like one I would really enjoy. Thanks for the giveaway. pattie.tierney@gmail.com

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  2. Sounds like a great read, and I adore the cover art. Thank you for the chance to win.
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  3. Love the title, thanks for the chance :)
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  4. Sounds like a goood read
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  5. I love this writer's work—thanks for the chance to win a copy of The Grim Steeper!

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  6. This is a new series for me! Can hardly wait!!!!!!
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  7. This is a new series for me! Can hardly wait!!!!!!
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  8. A tea stroll! I am looking forward to this new release. Thanks!
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  9. Would love to read. Love tea pots.
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    Carol Smith
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  10. This cozy sounds intriguing and interests me greatly. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. Teas are great and this series sounds captivating. Thanks for this giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  12. This series is new to me, and it sounds wonderful. Thanks for the giveaway! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  13. This sounds like an enticing series... Thanks for the invite to the giveaway! brigidsmomma@gmail.com

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  14. Mama2bulls@gmail.com sounds like a wonderful series

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  15. Sounds like a fun read. Thanks so much for your invite to this giveaway! marilarue32372@yahoo.com

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  16. I love this series from Amanda Cooper! I make it a couple reading experience by using my favorite apple-design tea pot and cups.
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  17. This would be a great title to add to my cozy challenge list. Thanks for a chance to win a copy. I love the cover of this book.

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  18. This is the first time i am hearing about this series. It looks really good and i am an avid tea drinker!! Def want to read this series!
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  19. I love this author, looking forward to reading this book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
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  20. I love the title to this book. Would love to add it to my collection.
    Becky Wilhoite
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  21. It's great the Sophie has her "nana" working with her. Would like to see how things turn out. Della at deepotter@peoplepc.com

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  22. Sounds like a good read! Thanks for the contest, lilflynracer at msn.com

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  23. I have not seen this read before. Sounds good.
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  24. This one sounds really good. anajs95 at gmail dot com

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  26. Would really like to read this book. It sounds like a great read. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  27. This series is on my TBR.

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  28. Two things I absolutely love tea and a mystery! Thanks for the chance!
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  29. This sounds great. Grayengser@gmail

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  30. A favorite author but I haven't read any of this series. Time to catch up!
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  31. Sounds like a good one. Thanks for the chance to win.
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  32. Looks like a great read! Thanks for the opportunity!
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  33. I love this series and this sounds like the best one yet. Thank you for the chance to win. doward1952@yahoo.com

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  34. I love this author and this series. Happy to see a new one. Thanks
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