Devonshire Scream

A Tea Shop Mystery, #17

Theo and the gang at the Indigo Tea Shop are back in their seventeenth adventure, this time catering a high class trunk jewelry show at Heart's Desire Jewelry. A slew of jewelers, museums, and private collectors will be there to showcase their wares and sip some of Theo's best blends. Disaster strikes in the form of a gang of masked muggers who steal the precious gems and jewels on display. The thieves disappear almost as quickly as they arrived, leaving shattered glass, scattered gemstones, and a dead body in their wake. – and the dead body of Theo’s dear Friend Brooke’s niece. Of coruse Theo can’t refuse when Brooke asks for her help in finding out whodunit, and Theo soon finds herself at odds with the FBI. They believe the “smash and grab” was the work of an international jewel thief, while Theo isn’t quite convinced.

This is one series that I look forward to with anticipation for each release. I always enjoy watching Theo riffle through her list of suspects and this time is no exception. The usual cast of characters are back: Drayton, Haley, et al, and Childs weaves a clever plot that is sure to satisfy her readers. Theo’s latest boyfriend seems to have taken a hike but never fear – there’s promise ahead with one hunky FBI agent. The only thing that disappointed me was that Theo didn’t ruin any dresses in the solving of the mystery LOL. Childs is still going strong at number seventeen - so now where's eighteen????? – Five Stars – ROCCO LOTEMPIO


Book Blurb for Devonshire Scream

The New York Times bestselling author of Ming Tea Murder serves up heists, homicides, and herbal blends in the latest in the Tea Shop mysteries.

Catering a high-class trunk show at Heart's Desire Jewelry is a shining achievement for Theodosia and the Indigo Tea Shop. After all, a slew of jewelers, museums, and private collectors will be there to showcase their wares and sip some of Theo's best blends. But just as Theo settles in to enjoy the fruits of her labor, the party is crashed by a gang of masked muggers who steal the precious gems and jewels on display. The thieves disappear almost as quickly as they arrived, leaving shattered glass, scattered gemstones, and a dead body in their wake. 

Although the last thing Theo wants is to get involved, she can't help but intercede when her dear friend Brooke, aunt of the victim and owner of Heart's Desire, begs for help in figuring out who committed the brutal burglary. Though the FBI believes this daring "smash and grab" is the work of an international gang of jewel thieves, Theo is convinced that the felon is someone much closer to home...

INCLUDES RECIPES AND TEA TIME TIPS!


Night Owl Reviews Mar, 2016 5.00