Title: The Jasmine Moon Murder
Author: Laura Childs
Series: Tea Shop Mystery #5
Synopsis (from bn.com): Theodosia Browning, proprietor of the Indigo Tea Shop, and her staff are serving tea and goodies during the first-ever “Ghost Crawl in Charleston’s famed Jasmine Cemetery.” The event ends abruptly when Dr. Jasper Davis, uncle of Theo’s beau, Jory, dies mysteriously and publicly. Det. Burt Tidwell makes Theo promise she won’t stick her amateur nose in, but a frazzled Jory pleads with her to use her special abilities as a sleuth to root out the killer. The victim was vice-president in charge of research at a large medical products company, Cardiotech, and Theo suspects Dr. Davis’s death is connected with his job. A second murder complicates things, but Theo perseveres and eventually corners the killer using a snazzy bit of up-to-date technology to summon help.
My thoughts: I am making my way through the great Tea Shop Mystery cozy series over time in between reading a myriad of other books in between (you readers know the challenge of trying to read everything you want to read . . . ahhhhhhh), ok I’m back 🙂 This fifth book in the series surely did not disappoint. Theo and her fabulous cast of characters was back at their favorite sleuthing skills again.
I really enjoyed this book and the whole series for that matter. The characters are great, humorous, warm, fun, and charming. When I pick up one of these books after having been away from it for awhile, it is like coming home again. I recognize the characters and can just feel myself in that great, cozy tea sh9p
There is no doubt, I will be returning to Charleston for #6 in the series . . . and many, many more.
A great, fun, charming cozy series. I highly recommend.
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