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Theodosia Browning, owner of the Indigo Tea Shop in Charleston, South Carolina is after some jewelry robbers in the 17th installment of this series by author, Laura Childs.
During a high class show at Heart’s Desire Jewelry, thieves ram the store window with their car, steal the very expensive gems, and take off leaving Theo, Brooke who owns of the jewelry store, and other guests visibly shaken and terrified. Worse yet, Brooke’s niece was killed by a shard of glass making the incident a murder case too.
Brooke pleads with Theo to help find the thieves/murderers and put them where they belong, in jail. Theo isn’t thrilled to get involved with another crime but she can’t turn down her good friend.
Before Theo knows it the FBI becomes involved and they think that the crime was executed by international jewelry thieves but Theo doesn’t believe that. She’s been investigating, of course, and has some questions about a few people living in the community. Any one of them could be the jewel thief even the friends of the people who work in her tea shop. There seems to be evidence to prove any of them stole the gems and killed Brooke’s niece. But who, and why? This not going to be an easy case to solve.
Author Laura Childs of “Devonshire Scream” gives her fans another terrific cozy in this marvelous series. The action starts right away and doesn’t stop until the book ends with a real heart thumping rescue. Okay. I’ll admit it, I actually skipped words as I was reading the final scenes because of the excitement. I felt that if I stopped I’d miss something.
Theo appears to be a proper, gently southern lady selling tea and scones in her shop but we know that there’s a lot of spice to her character. She’s not afraid of any one, well, she might be but would never admit it out loud. She stares down the best of them at any time. A great character to admire.
To say that I really enjoy this series would be an understatement. In fact, I enjoy all of Laura Childs’ series. I’ve been reading them for years. Laura has a unique way of writing that really pulls readers into her books.
Set in South Carolina readers might feel that life is slow but once you read even one book in this series you’ll realize how wrong you are.
Cozy up with some tea and a scone yourself and read “Devonshire Scream.” Just be warned that you might be up all night. But that’s what makes a book great.
Recipes and tea time tips included.
Want to win a copy of this book? Just post here and tell me why you like Laura Childs and her books or why you’d like to start reading them. When you post your comment make sure to add your email address so I can contact the winners. Laura will be sending out a copy of “Devonshire Scream” to two lucky winners. She will also autograph them for you. The winners will be chosen on the afternoon of Friday, March 4. If you don’t see your post at first that’s because it has to be approved before it’s published so just give it a little time to appear. You only need to post once.
Please, just people in the US since Laura will be sending the book to you.
Good luck everyone!