My friend Jane Dewitt looks for the Mystery Indigo Tea Shop every time she visits Charleston, South Carolina. Who better could I ask to tell you about one of her favorite series.
Theodosia Browning is asked to host a lavish tea for the Charleston Opera. During a race at the high society hunt club weekend in Charleston, the body of lovely Abby Davis (Theodosia’s arch enemy and the sister of her old flame Jory) is discovered. The following investigation takes Theodosia from the bubbling teapots in her shop to the opera house, to an elegant formal tea in an historic mansion to the low country thicket, and a darkened theatre. The ending was tied up quite nicely!
Like the previous nine in the series, this is a quick, entertaining read. It is delightful to meet again the charming characters from previous books: Dayton, Haley, Delaine, Det Burt Tidwell and of course Earl Grey. The Tea Shop is as quaint as ever, however as business it just won’t work. Somehow you don’t care as it is such beautiful little tea shop. The adventures in the low country thicket and the darkened theatre are improbable, exciting and fun.
Tea Shop mystery lovers will enjoy this one—along with the recipes and tea time tips.