Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Teaser Tuesday :Scones and Bones by Laura Childs


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Miz B of Should Be Reading and asks you to:

1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a random page
3. Share 2 "teaser"sentences also citing the title of the book and the author and in that way people can have great recommendations if they like the "teaser
4. Please avoid spoilers




This weeks Teaser Tuesday comes from Bones and Scones, # 12 in A Tea Shop Mystery series set in Charleston, South Carolina.

"All this running around to dig up information on jolly old Blackbeard and his so-called treasure is mucking things up and getting in the way of my official--need I repeat that word? Oh, yes, official police investigation."
"But we're not meddling," said Thodosia. "We're concerned citizens who are trying to uncover useful information."

Mini review: Not meddling? Theodosia? That'll be the day! I love it when Theodosia meddles - it's always good for an intriguing mystery with some wonderful characters!  Of course, the local flavor of Charleston is almost a character in itself as is the Indigo Tea Shop owned by Theosodia.

This time the Heritage society had a fundraiser using Blackbeard's skull which had been made into a cup  as the main event for their Pirates and Plunder party. The skull, embedded with a diamond, was just too tempting for one of the greedy guests and so the skull was stolen and a young history intern was murdered. What ensues is a mystery plot complex enough to stump anyone and lots of intrigue with the gang at The indigo Tea Shop and the Heritage Society. 4****

Laura Childs is also the author of the Cackleberry Club series (includes recipes) and the Scrapbooking series which included scrapbooking tips. If you like to know more about Laura, you can find her at her at www.laurachilds.com/ and for more of my thoughts on Laura's books - type her name into my search box in left sidebar. There you will find links to numerous reviews and other Tuesday Teasers from any of her three series. I just love them all!

34 comments:

  1. I enjoy her books very much. Will look up this one. My tease: The Anthologist: A Novel

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  2. Reminds me of Hercule Poirot from Agath Christie novels.

    Thanks for coming by my blog earlier.

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  3. I have this authors' books in my TBR and they sounds so good. Now I just need the time to read them. My Teaser Tuesday is here

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  4. I really want to read this series...love the title, cover, synopsis...and, of course, the teaser!

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  5. I adore Charleston and this heroine sounds like fun! Great teaser! Here's my teaser from The Arrow Chest.

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  6. Cozy investigators are always just "concerned citizens." I've read a couple or may be three of Laura Childs' cozies. She's the greatest. I think the setting is Charleston, usually???

    http://bookbirddog.blogspot.com/2011/02/anthologist-by-nicholson-baker-teaser.html

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  7. Bones and scones sounds like something on a lunch menu...maybe I read too many mysteries...LOL

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  8. I always enjoy a cozy mystery, and this ones sounds interesting. Thanks for the visit to My Reading Corner today.

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  9. Sounds like a fun read!

    http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2011/02/teaser-tuesday_21.html

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  10. Good teaser. Thanks for stopping by our blog.

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  11. This book sounds so good, I love a good mystery novel. And that title - so great.
    Sally.

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  12. Sounds like a cop with a sense of humor at least!

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  13. Ooh, this sounds great.

    You can find mine for this week here: http://www.amomentwithmystee.com/2011/02/teaser-tuesday-19.html#comments

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  14. Hi Kaye,

    Some great light hearted teaser lines from you this week.

    This is not an author I am familiar with, but she sounds a bit like our English authors Agatha Christie and her character Miss Marple, or M C Beaton and her character Agatha Raisin.

    Yvonne

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  15. These books sound so good. I'm really going to have to start this series one of these days.

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  16. Don't know what the investigation is about but the goodies are that table look delicious.

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  17. Great teaser! I have this one as well and can't wait to read it!

    Here is mine:

    http://www.cafeofdreamsbookreviews.com/2011/02/teaser-tuesday_22.html

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  18. great teaser. haven't heard of this author. thanks for sharing!

    Thanks so much for stopping by On the Bookcase

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  19. Oh wow this sounds like a cool book! Right up my alley haha. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  20. Concerned citizens are never meddlers!! Loved it and this series sounds like pure fun!

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  21. Interesting teaser! I haven't read much in the way of mysteries like this one. I might give this series a try. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  22. Thanks for visiting my blog! :)

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  23. Hi,

    That is a wonderdull teaser!

    Thnx for stopping by on my blog!

    Kyanara

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  24. I'll have to check these books out.

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  25. Interesting teaser...she sounds like a fun girl

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  26. Great Teaser and I love the layout of your blog!! I'm a new follower!!
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  27. Must try and get her book..thanx for stopping by..

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  28. A good meddler always makes for a fun (and trouble-prone) character.

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  29. Great justification! Sounds like a fun series.

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  30. Great teaser, Kaye! I've only read the first in this series, but do have book two in the TBR pile somewhere.

    Sorry not to comment sooner. I was able to get to your blog a few times the last couple days, but due to connection issues this week with the home computer, was not able to comment.

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  31. Eeeh. I've been seeing these books around. I just might have to pick them up next time! Thanks for the interesting teaser!

    And thanks for dropping by mine! :)

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