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