Friday, March 31, 2017

Book Review/Giveaway: Pekoe Most Poison by Laura Childs

Title: Pekoe Most Poison
 Series: Book 18 A Tea Shop Mysteries
 Author: Laura Childs
 Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
 Format: HardCover
 Source: Received for review from Publisher
 Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
 Reviewed by: Tina

Synopsis from Goodreads.com

When Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning is invited by Doreen Briggs, one of Charleston's most prominent hostesses, to a -Rat Tea, - she is understandably intrigued. As servers dressed in rodent costumes and wearing white gloves offer elegant finger sandwiches and fine teas, Theo learns these parties date back to early twentieth-century Charleston, where the cream of society would sponsor so-called rat to promote city rodent control and better public health. 
But this party goes from odd to chaotic when a fire starts at one of the tables and Doreen's entrepreneur husband suddenly goes into convulsions and drops dead. Has his favorite orange pekoe tea been poisoned? Theo smells a rat. 
The distraught Doreen soon engages Theo to pursue a discreet inquiry into who might have murdered her husband. As Theo and her tea sommelier review the guest list for suspects, they soon find themselves drawn into a dangerous game of cat and mouse... 
INCLUDES RECIPES AND TEA TIME TIPS



Tina's Review

The history of  the "rat tea" was fasinating but left me a little squimish as the servers at the tea that Theodosia and Drayton attended were dressed as rats. I was not fond of the way Theodosia was protrayed in the beginning of the book with her perfectly waxed eye brows, it made her seem like a unrelatable character.

She redeems herself quite nicely along with the employees of the Indigo Tea Shop, Drayton, the tea sommenier  and Hailey the chef and when she teams up with Drayton to solve the murder of Beau Briggs.

Revenge, intrigue along with a unique method of the murder. Charleston's high society characters that you come to expect from Laura Child's Tea Shop Mysteries and the tea time and delicious tea time fare. 




                                                                     
                     Giveaway

 Comment below with your email below to win one of a hardcover copy of Pekoe Most Poison by Laura Childs in the comments.

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 The giveaway is open to US residents only

 The giveaway closes April 1 12:00 AM EST Entries will not be counted after Apr 1 12:00 AM EST. The winner will be announced on the blog and Facebook Page and notified by email

31 comments:

  1. It looks great, love this author; thanks for the chance to win :)
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  3. I love this series! All of her books are such enjoyable reads.
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  7. I love Laura Childs and her tea shop series has introduced me to many new tea blends. Thank you for hosting the information on her latest book. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. This is one of my favorite series! I would love to win! Anytime Theodosia and Drayton team up, it's a wild time! Thanks so much.
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  26. I love this series. It's like taking a trip to Charleston SC when reading about the Indigo Tea Shop. Can't wait to read "Peoke Most Poison".
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  27. I love this series. It's like taking a trip to Charleston SC when reading about the Indigo Tea Shop. Can't wait to read "Peoke Most Poison".
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  29. I love Laura Child's books and would love to win this one! Please enter my name into your fabulous contest. Thanks! Jeanie Hatch jeaniehatch7@aol.com

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  30. Thanks so much for the chance! I've never read any of Laura Child's books and would love to try one out.

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