Publication Order of Tea Shop Mysteries Books
|Death by Darjeeling||(2001)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Gunpowder Green||(2002)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Shades of Earl Grey||(2003)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|English Breakfast Murder||(2003)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Jasmine Moon Murder||(2004)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Chamomile Mourning||(2005)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Blood Orange Brewing||(2006)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Dragonwell Dead||(2007)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Silver Needle Murder||(2008)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Oolong Dead||(2009)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Teaberry Strangler||(2010)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Scones & Bones||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Agony of the Leaves||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Sweet Tea Revenge||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Steeped in Evil||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Ming Tea Murder||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Devonshire Scream||(2016)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
The novel series ‘A Tea Shop Mystery’ is a cozy mystery novel series based on the mystery and thriller genres and written by the noteworthy American novelist, Laura Childs. The series features 16 different novels, which were published from 2001 to 2015. The series is set in the town of Charleston, United States, which has historic importance. All the novels of the series are based on the life of the main protagonist, Theodosia Browning. She is depicted as the owner of a tea shop called as the Indigo Tea Shop. Being a savvy entrepreneur, Theodosia is quite famous in the town of Charleston. She also owns a service dog named Earl Gray and likes to be its pet mom. Apart from running a tea shop, Theodosia likes to volunteer as an amateur sleuth, carrying out investigations privately to solve the crimes in the town, without believing the coincidences or the unreliable police works. The author has done a tremendous job in describing the highly atmospheric and rich history of the town of Charleston, along with the mysteries.
Theodosia is depicted as a former executive of an advertising agency, who now owns and works as the manager of the Indigo Tea Shop in Charleston. She experiences the ups and downs of her new life when a customer dies after drinking a special tea blend from her tea shop. Due to this she suffers huge losses in her former successful business. To add to her misery, she gets framed in the murder along with her part time worker. Her support staff in the Indigo Tea Shop includes member like Drayton, Haley and her service dog, Earl Gray. Drayton is a little bit fussy in description and works as the master tea taster. She is quite loving in nature. Haley is a college student who works as a part time clerk and baker in the shop. Other the central characters, the series also features some supporting characters like Delaine Dish and Jory Davis. Jory is a lawyer by profession and the love interest of Theodosia Browning. The series gives a vivid description of the location. Author Laura Childs has described the atmosphere of the town of Charleston in such a way that it almost appears as a significant character to the readers. She has depicted the ownership of the Charleston Tea Plantation very well. On the whole, the series is filled with immense charm and intriguing characters. It went on to become a huge success because of the rich and refreshing portrayal of the settings and the characters, along with the intriguing mysteries.
The first novel of the series ‘A Tea Shop Mystery’ was published in the year 2001 by the Berkley publishing house. It was titled ‘Death By Darjeeling’. The plot of the novel is set in Charleston, United States, where the main protagonist of the series, Theodosia Browning owns a tea shop. He tea shop, Indigo Tea Shop is quite famous in the town of Charleston and is loved by all. People love to enjoy the blend of the delicious taste of the tea of her shop and also loves the way she carries out the hospitality of her customers. With the success of her tea business, Theodosia begins to like the historical town of Charleston, even though it holds certain intriguing mysteries. One fine day, she is shown as quite busy in serving hot tea and Blackberry scones to her customers on account of the annual home garden party. She charges around two hundred for her hospitality and her customers sing praises for her while enjoying the party. However, the happiness turns into tragedy when an important guest is found dead in her shop, having an empty tea cup in his hand.
Everyone begins to suspect Theodosia for the crime as she tries to explain her innocence desperately. She begins to investigate the murder herself and find the real killer in order to save her reputation in front of the people of Charleston. However, she is required to track down the killer as soon as possible before he takes the life another victim. Theodosia’s Indigo Tea Shop sinks into huge losses after the death of Hughes Barron, who was a notorious real estate developer and had died drinking the tea from Theodosia’s tea shop. In order to bring back her reputation, she sets out to uncover the mystery with the aid from her fellow tea shop owners and friends. In her attempt, she comes across a number of possible suspects. She learns that a man named Tanner Joseph, who was an environmentalist by profession, had a rift with Barron as he had misused his land. She also comes to know about the fact that Barron was opposed by Timothy Neville for his election to the board of the Heritage Society, who was an octogenarian by profession. Theodosia also gets to know about the possible profits that would occur to Barron’s partner because of his death. Seeing so many possible suspects, she was not able to decide who the real killer was but had a firm determination to hunt him down one day or the other.
The second novel of the cozy mystery series ‘A Tea Shop Mystery’ was titled ‘Gunpowder Green’. It was released in the year 2002 by the Berkley publishing house and was set in the town of Charleston, South Carolina, United States. Just like the first novel of the series, this novel too features the ups and downs in the life of the central character, Theodosia Browning. She is depicted as the owner of the lovable tea shop of Charleston, the Indigo Tea Shop and has come up with a new flavor named Gunpowder Green. However, she senses that something else is brewing in the town of Charleston, other than her latest tea flavor. Nevertheless, she is excited to see the reaction of people and hear praises from them after unveiling the Gunpowder Green at the annual yacht race. However, the race ends in an unexpected manner when an elite member is shot dead with fire from an antique gun, which was meant to end the race. Theodosia realizes that the death of the elite member of the town was not an accident, but a well planned murder and decides to go out in her own style to unravel the truth and bring the true killer to justice. But she is required to act fast as there is a chance that she might be the next one to be on the target of the killer. The gun that causes the death of the patriarch of one of the oldest families of Charleston is found to be an ancient pistol from the time of the Civil Wars. When everyone else begins to mourn the death of the patriarch, Theodosia tries to unravel the centuries old secret of the high class family of Charleston.Book Series In Order » Characters » Tea Shop Mysteries