TITLE: BLOOD ORANGE BREWING
AUTHOR: LAURA CHILDS
Details: no. 7 Tea Shop Mystery
The ocassion is a fund raiser for a run-down Victorian home donated to the Heritage Society in Louisiana, and Theodosia Browning and her crew from the tea shop are delighted to provide tea and tasty treats. But, before anyone can pick up a cup of tea the evening is brutally interupted when Duke Wilkes, a populair local politician, is murdered.
Although Burt Tidwell, the local Chief of Detectives, has warned Theodosia not to get involved in the investigation, she can't help agreeing to have a look when asked by Wilkes' heartbroken widow.
For a long time her investigation appears to be going nowhere, and even a second murder doesn't clarify the case.
But, once she does find a clear direction in which to look, and has to save her dog, Theodosia finds herself in a whirlwind of developments and revelations and in grave personal danger.
This is a typical cozy mystery. I love the tea shop setting and all the recurring characters with their individual quirks.
An easy to read book with a decent mystery and a satisfying solution.