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Death by Darjeeling (A Tea Shop Mystery #1)

Laura Childs

Mass Market

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When a man is poisoned by tea, Charleston shop owner Theodosia Browning must prove her innocence and track down the real killer...before someone else takes their last sip.

Meet Theodosia Browning, owner of Charleston's beloved Indigo Tea Shop. Patrons love her blend of delicious tea tastings and Southern hospitality. And Theo enjoys the full-bodied flavor of a town steeped in history—and mystery.

It's tea for two hundred or so at the annual historical homes garden party. Theodosia, as event caterer, is busy serving steaming teas and blackberry scones while guests sing her praises. But the sweet smell of success turns to suspense when an esteemed guest is found dead—his hand clutching an empty teacup. Trouble is brewing, and all eyes are on Theo....

Praise For Death by Darjeeling (A Tea Shop Mystery #1)

Praise for the New York Times Bestselling Tea Shop Mystery Series

“Childs serves dedicated cup-of-tea-and-a-cozy readers exactly what they long for.”—Publishers Weekly

“Murder suits [Laura Childs] to a Tea.”—St. Paul (MN) Pioneer Press

“Tea lovers, mystery lovers, [this] is for you. Just the right blend of cozy fun and clever plotting.”—Susan Wittig Albert, New York Times bestselling author of Queen Anne’s Lace

“Brew yourself a nice pot of tea, and enjoy. . . . It’s guaranteed to delight.”—Times Record News

“A love letter to Charleston, tea, and fine living.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Kept me hooked from opening page to ending.”—Central Oregonian

“Tasty suspense!”—St. Paul (MN) Sun-Sailor

“You will surely be missing out on the party if you donʼt pick up this book now!”—Fresh Fiction

“Will leave readers feeling as if they have shared a warm cup of tea on Church Street in Charleston.”—The Mystery Reader

Berkley, 9780425179451, 256pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2001

About the Author

Laura Childs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Tea Shop Mysteries, the New Orleans Scrapbooking Mysteries, and the Cackleberry Club Mysteries. In her previous life, she was CEO of her own marketing firm, authored several screenplays, and produced a reality TV show. She is married to Dr. Bob, a professor of Chinese art history; enjoys travel; and has two Shar-Peis.