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Laura Childs is a pseudonym used by Gerry Schmitt. Before becoming a full-time author, she was a Clio Award-winning advertising writer and CEO of her own marketing firm called Mission Critical Marketing. She writes the Tea Shop Mystery series, the Cackleberry Club Mysteries and the Scrapbook visa mer Mystery series. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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Verk av Laura Childs

Death by Darjeeling (2001) 1,083 exemplar, 55 recensioner
Gunpowder Green (2002) 655 exemplar, 19 recensioner
Shades of Earl Grey (2003) 627 exemplar, 16 recensioner
The Jasmine Moon Murder (2004) 545 exemplar, 16 recensioner
The English Breakfast Murder (2003) 541 exemplar, 17 recensioner
Blood Orange Brewing (2006) 495 exemplar, 15 recensioner
Chamomile Mourning (2005) 485 exemplar, 13 recensioner
Dragonwell Dead (2007) 471 exemplar, 12 recensioner
The Silver Needle Murder (2008) 419 exemplar, 16 recensioner
Keepsake Crimes (2003) 393 exemplar, 15 recensioner
Oolong Dead (2009) 349 exemplar, 22 recensioner
Eggs in Purgatory (2008) 324 exemplar, 21 recensioner
The Teaberry Strangler (2010) 305 exemplar, 21 recensioner
Scones and Bones (2011) 299 exemplar, 18 recensioner
Agony of the Leaves (2012) 285 exemplar, 12 recensioner
Photo Finished (2004) 269 exemplar, 6 recensioner
Bound For Murder (2004) 265 exemplar, 8 recensioner
Sweet Tea Revenge (2013) 238 exemplar, 13 recensioner
Steeped in Evil (2014) 220 exemplar, 9 recensioner
Motif For Murder (2006) 211 exemplar, 9 recensioner
Eggs Benedict Arnold (2009) 206 exemplar, 9 recensioner
Frill Kill (2007) 198 exemplar, 5 recensioner
Ming Tea Murder (2015) 196 exemplar, 11 recensioner
Pekoe Most Poison (2017) 183 exemplar, 13 recensioner
Bedeviled Eggs (2010) 176 exemplar, 10 recensioner
Tragic Magic (2009) 172 exemplar, 8 recensioner
Devonshire Scream (2016) 170 exemplar, 10 recensioner
Plum Tea Crazy (2018) 157 exemplar, 18 recensioner
Death Swatch (2008) 150 exemplar, 4 recensioner
Broken Bone China (2019) 144 exemplar, 8 recensioner
Fiber and Brimstone (2010) 129 exemplar, 6 recensioner
Postcards from the Dead (2012) 126 exemplar, 5 recensioner
Eggs in a Casket (2014) 119 exemplar, 4 recensioner
Stake and Eggs (2012) 117 exemplar, 7 recensioner
Lavender Blue Murder (2020) 115 exemplar, 7 recensioner
Haunted Hibiscus (2021) 112 exemplar, 6 recensioner
Skeleton Letters (2011) 110 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Gossamer Ghost (2004) 106 exemplar, 4 recensioner
Twisted Tea Christmas (2021) 105 exemplar, 10 recensioner
Scorched Eggs (2014) 102 exemplar, 7 recensioner
Gilt Trip (2013) 101 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Death by Design (2006) 90 exemplar
Crepe Factor (2016) 88 exemplar, 7 recensioner
Egg Drop Dead (2016) 86 exemplar, 5 recensioner
Eggs on Ice (2018) 81 exemplar, 7 recensioner
Parchment and Old Lace (0010) 78 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Lemon Curd Killer (2023) 77 exemplar, 10 recensioner
A Dark and Stormy Tea (2022) 73 exemplar, 6 recensioner
Glitter Bomb (2018) 60 exemplar, 6 recensioner
Egg Shooters (2020) 53 exemplar, 6 recensioner
Mumbo Gumbo Murder (A Scrapbooking Mystery) (2019) 51 exemplar, 5 recensioner
Honey Drop Dead (2023) 51 exemplar, 4 recensioner
Murder in the Tea Leaves (A Tea Shop Mystery) (2024) 33 exemplar, 4 recensioner

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Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Schmitt, Gerry
Kön
female
Nationalitet
USA
Bostadsorter
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Kort biografi
Laura Childs is a pseudonym for Gerry Schmitt, former owner/CEO/Creative Director of a marketing/advertising firm in Minneapolis. Laura Childs is the bestselling author of the Tea Shop Mystery series and the Scrapbook Mystery series. She is a consummate tea drinker, scrapbooker, and dog lover, and travels frequently to China and Japan with Dr. Bob, her professor husband.

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Theodosia Browning, owner of the Indigo Tea Shop, was encouraged by her pastry chef, Haley Parker, to volunteer for a shift as a guardian angel to endangered loggerhead turtles on Halliehurst Beach. This role involves ensuring the safety of hatchlings from predators as they make their way from the nest to the sea after emerging from their shells. Haley had shared with Theodosia how exciting it was to join members and volunteers of Charleston's Sea Turtle Protection League, but the actual experience was almost an indescribable joy. No one could have anticipated the Sheriff's Water Patrol would need to be notified that evening and not because of hatchlings.

The author's descriptive writing is so rich in detail that it adds to the immersion in imagining the delights of historic Charleston, South Carolina, whether one is familiar as a resident, tourist, or planning a trip. I love the owner and employees of the Indigo Tea Shop. I can only imagine the delight of being a customer, whether a resident or tourist, as each time I enjoy my armchair travel, I learn exciting tea origins, history, facts, and crafted blends. As Theodosia welcomes her employees to make suggestions, there is always a new aspect of the business to enjoy, from daily menu offerings to in-house events to catering for charity or celebration events in the city. In combination with an intriguing investigation related to underwater archaeology, there's never a dull moment.

In the off hours, as Theodosia's dog, Earl Grey, previously earned his Therapy Dog International certificate, there are additional opportunities to learn more about assistance dogs.

At the end of the novel, you'll find a delightful surprise, Recipes from the Indigo Tea Shop and Teatime Entertainment Ideas. These unique additions not only enhance your reading experience but also allow you to bring the charm of the Indigo Tea Shop into your home.

Reviewer's Note: Gerry Schmitt writes the Afton Tangler Thrillers and, using the pseudonym Laura Childs, writes the Tea Shop Mysteries, the Scrapbook Mysteries, and the Cackleberry Club Mysteries.
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FerneMysteryReader | 16 andra recensioner | May 21, 2024 |
I love the Tea Shop mysteries and look forward to the newest one every spring. This one didn't disappoint, either!

I think this is one of my favorites of the Tea Shop series so far! I really enjoyed this one. The mystery itself was great. I didn't figure out who the killer was until very close to the end where it was revealed. Plus, this time around we had a new method and a new way of delivering that method. Sometimes having the victim shot or stabbed gets a little old, so this one was a refreshing change.

I absolutely love the characters in this series. Reading about Theodosia, Drayton, and Haley is like visiting with old friends. Their characters are so well-rounded, developed, and complex. It's a pleasure visiting them in each book and getting to know them just that little bit more. It's a pleasure to see how their relationships with each other and with others in the community grow and develop.

I love all the descriptions of Charleston. I've never been there but with as many of these books I've read, I feel like I have. I can easily visualize all the alleys and cemeteries and old mansions that are there. I feel like if I ever make it down there to visit, I'm going to feel right at home! It takes a skilled author to do that without boring the reader with the descriptions. Ms. Childs' does this excellently.

The pace of these books has always been good and this one is no exception. It was never boring and kept moving along at a good clip, but yet not too fast that you couldn't keep up.

This is a great installment in the Tea Shop Mystery series and I highly recommend it! Pick it up and enjoy! If you've never read the series, you don't have to know the back story to enjoy this one, but I highly recommend the rest of the series as well!

** I received an ARC from the publisher through NetGalley. I was not compensated for my review. All opinions and conclusions expressed are my own. **
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Valerie.Michigan | 12 andra recensioner | May 3, 2024 |
I love the Tea Shop mysteries and look forward to the newest one every spring. This one didn't disappoint, either!

I think this is one of my favorites of the Tea Shop series so far! I really enjoyed this one. The mystery itself was great. I didn't figure out who the killer was until very close to the end where it was revealed. Plus, this time around we had a new method and a new way of delivering that method. Sometimes having the victim shot or stabbed gets a little old, so this one was a refreshing change.

I absolutely love the characters in this series. Reading about Theodosia, Drayton, and Haley is like visiting with old friends. Their characters are so well-rounded, developed, and complex. It's a pleasure visiting them in each book and getting to know them just that little bit more. It's a pleasure to see how their relationships with each other and with others in the community grow and develop.

I love all the descriptions of Charleston. I've never been there but with as many of these books I've read, I feel like I have. I can easily visualize all the alleys and cemeteries and old mansions that are there. I feel like if I ever make it down there to visit, I'm going to feel right at home! It takes a skilled author to do that without boring the reader with the descriptions. Ms. Childs' does this excellently.

The pace of these books has always been good and this one is no exception. It was never boring and kept moving along at a good clip, but yet not too fast that you couldn't keep up.

This is a great installment in the Tea Shop Mystery series and I highly recommend it! Pick it up and enjoy! If you've never read the series, you don't have to know the back story to enjoy this one, but I highly recommend the rest of the series as well!

** I received an ARC from the publisher through NetGalley. I was not compensated for my review. All opinions and conclusions expressed are my own. **
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Valerie.Michigan | 12 andra recensioner | May 3, 2024 |

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Verk
57
Medlemmar
12,336
Popularitet
#1,900
Betyg
½ 3.6
Recensioner
557
ISBN
462
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2
Favoritmärkt
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