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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway for Lavender Blue Murder by Laura Childs

Lavender Blue Murder

 (A Tea Shop Mystery) 

by Laura Childs

About Lavender Blue Murder

Cozy Mystery 21th in Series 
Publisher: Berkley (March 3, 2020)  
Hardcover: 336 pages  
ISBN-10: 0451489667 
 ISBN-13: 978-0451489661 
Digital ASIN: B07SSQ1X4R
Tea-Maven Theodosia Browning brews up trouble in the latest Tea Shop Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs.
Tea maven Theodosia Browning and her tea sommelier Drayton Conneley are guests at a bird hunt styled in the precise manner of an English shooting party. Which means elevenses (sloe gin fizzes), gun loaders, the drawing of pegs, fine looking bird dogs, and shooting costumes of tweed, herringbone, and suede.
But as gunshots explode like a riff of Black Cat firecrackers, another shot sounds too close for comfort to Theodosia and Drayton. Intrigued but worried, Theodosia wanders into the neighbor's lavender field where she discovers their host, Reginald Doyle, bleeding to death.
His wife, Meredith, is beside herself with grief and begs Theodosia and Drayton to stay the night. But Theodosia awakens at 2:00A.M. to find smoke in her room and the house on fire. As the fire department screams in and the investigating sheriff returns, Meredith again pleads with Theodosia for help.
As Theodosia investigates, fingers are pointed, secrets are uncovered, Reginald's daughter-in-law goes missing presumed drowned, and Meredith is determined to find answers via a séance. All the while Theodosia worries if she's made a mistake in inviting a prime suspect to her upscale Lavender Lady Tea.
*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.

Yea anyone? If you do not want some before starting this book as the tasty mentions will have you going to get some. Theodosia is on a hunting trip with friends when she hears a strange shot and when she goes to look she finds their host shot in the chest. As if that is  not enough the dead man's house catches fire the same night and his daughter in law is kidnapped. Asked by the widow to investigate she starts asking questions only to find herself in danger before it is all said and done. Overall a fun mystery that will have you guessing who did it mixed in between the tea and goodies. Makes for a great read. I totally loved it so I give it 5/5 stars.

About Laura Childs

Laura Childs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Tea Shop Mysteries, Scrapbook Mysteries, and Cackleberry Club Mysteries. In her previous life she was CEO/Creative Director of her own marketing firm and authored several screenplays. She is married to a professor of Chinese art history, loves to travel, rides horses, enjoys fundraising for various non-profits, and has two Chinese Shar-Pei dogs. Laura specializes in cozy mysteries that have the pace of a thriller (a thrillzy!) Her three series are: The Tea Shop Mysteries – set in the historic district of Charleston and featuring Theodosia Browning, owner of the Indigo Tea Shop. Theodosia is a savvy entrepreneur, and pet mom to service dog Earl Grey. She’s also an intelligent, focused amateur sleuth who doesn’t rely on coincidences or inept police work to solve crimes. This charming series is highly atmospheric and rife with the history and mystery that is Charleston. The Scrapbooking Mysteries – a slightly edgier series that take place in New Orleans. The main character, Carmela, owns Memory Mine scrapbooking shop in the French Quarter and is forever getting into trouble with her friend, Ava, who owns the Juju Voodoo shop. New Orleans’ spooky above-ground cemeteries, jazz clubs, bayous, and Mardi Gras madness make their presence known here! The Cackleberry Club Mysteries – set in Kindred, a fictional town in the Midwest. In a rehabbed Spur station, Suzanne, Toni, and Petra, three semi-desperate, forty-plus women have launched the Cackleberry Club. Eggs are the morning specialty here and this cozy cafe even offers a book nook and yarn shop. Business is good but murder could lead to the cafe’s undoing! This series offers recipes, knitting, cake decorating, and a dash of spirituality.  

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  1. Thank you for your review on "Lavender Blue Murder" by Laura Childs and for being part of the book tour.

    Fabulous author and sounds like another amazing book. I'd love the opportunity to read this book on my TBR list. Great cover with all my favs - blueberries, hydrangea, the color purple and pretty dishes.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. I love this series. Theo and Drayton are the best!!

  3. I have enjoyed every one of the books I have in this series. I have missed a few so I need to catch up. Love Laura's books.