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!