Feb 17, 2017

Book Beginning: Pekoe Most Poison by Laura Childs

The Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Childs are among my favorite entertaining and relaxing reads. I love the characters, the mystery plots in a Charleston setting, and the elaborate teas and sandwich recipes. Here is the latest, #18, in the series.
Pekoe Most Poison by Laura Childs, March 7, 2017, Berkley.
Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning attends a Rat Tea, where servers dressed in rodent costumes and wearing white gloves offer elegant finger sandwiches and fine teas, a custom from early twentieth-century Charleston, where the cream of society would sponsor teas to promote city rodent control and better public health. (publisher)

Book beginning:
Palmettos swayed lazily in the soft breeze, daffodils bobbed their shaggy heads as Theodosia Browning stepped quickly along the brick pathway that wound through a bountiful front yard garden and up to the polished double doors of the Calhoun Mansion. Pausing, she pulled back the enormous brass boar's head door knocker...nothing wimpy about this place... and let it crash against the metal plate.
Page 56:
"If Reggie was desperate enough, yes. I think he could have killed my stepdad...."
What book are you reading this Friday?
Thanks to Berkley for a review/feature copy of this book.

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  1. A Rat Tea? LOL

    I think I read the first book in this series a long time back. It's been on my list to continue for ever so long.

  2. This does sound good. I have one from deep in a series too. Today I have Echoes in Death by J. D. Robb. I love Eve and Roarke. Happy reading!

  3. I love the sound of this one...tea and sandwiches. The rodents, not so much. LOL.

    Here's mine: “RIGHT BEHIND YOU”

  4. Sounds good, I'll have to check this series out. I like that there are sandwich recipes.

  5. Sounds good, I'll have to check this series out. I like that there are sandwich recipes.

  6. This sounds like a fun series - I love tea. And sandwiches. I could do without the rat costumes on the servers, though!

    My BB this week is from The Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian

  7. I've read #15 in this series, Steeped in Evil, and it was pretty good! :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

  8. I love that beginning! Happy weekend!


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