Pekoe Most Poison (A Tea Shop Mystery #18)

Pekoe Most Poison (A Tea Shop Mystery #18)

In the latest Tea Shop Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs, Theodosia Browning attends a ?Rat Tea,? where the mice will play...at murder.   When Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning is invited by Doreen Briggs, one of Charleston?s most prominent hostesses, to a ?Rat Tea,? she is understandably intrigued.  As servers dressed in rodent costumes and In the latest Tea Shop Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs, Theodosia Browning at...

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Title:Pekoe Most Poison (A Tea Shop Mystery #18)
Author:Laura Childs
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:B01KGZVXTK
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:317 pages pages

Pekoe Most Poison (A Tea Shop Mystery #18) Reviews

  • Marian
    Mar 25, 2017

    It's hard to believe that after 18 books in this series, Ms. Childs succeeds wonderfully with another engaging mystery. I also love this series because Charleston is one of my favorite cities so it makes me feel close to the Carolinas.. The main characters of Theodosia, Drayton, and Ha...

    The history of the "rat tea" was fasinating but left me a little squimish as the servers at the tea that Theodosia and Drayton attended were dressed as rats. I was not fond of the way Theodosia was protrayed in the beginning of the book with her perfectly waxed eye brows, it made her s...

    Eighteen books in and the Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Childs are still strongly brewed and refreshing! What can I say about PEKOE MOST POISON that hasn?t already been said about the other seventeen books in this series? I think all of the positive adjectives have been used, and ri...

    I hate to rate this book so low as I have totally enjoyed this charming series from the beginning. However, I have noticed a change over the last few books - this one in particular. Where did all that snarkiness from Theodosia come from? She was never like that before - and I don't fin...

    Theodosia Browning and Drayton attend a Rat Tea Party given by Doreen Briggs, one of Charleston hostess to commemorate a time when rats had overran the area. At the party, a fire is accidentally started at the head table and the host collapses and dies. How was the poison from the tea ...

    Rec'd ARC from Netgalley -- thank you! My first tea shop mystery, but I don't think I will be continuing this series. Delectable descriptions of food and drinks, but the mystery wasn't too engaging to me. I did like the main characters - Theodosia, Drayton, and Haley - and I liked ...

    Theodosia Browning owns Indigo Tea Shop and has a volunteer sideline going on by investigating murders. Theo and her partner Drayton show up at wealthy Doreen's rat tea party where Doreen's husband starts convulsing and dies. Doreen asks Theo to help investigate and, since she unfortun...

    Rant ahead! The first half of the book was excellent, but at some point toward the middle, I started losing interest and getting frustrated with Theodosia. I understand her curiosity drives the story, but this was ridiculous. Theodosia became very defiant in regard to the Detective's ...

    Book 18, how does she do it? I found this one to be very pleasing! A touch of history with the mystery and a deviously delightful. Drama, high tea and mystery, themed tea parties and a touch of class. I loved how this one played out! I also loved how the book paired beautifully with m...

    I?m a big Laura Childs fan but this is the first book that I?ve read from her Tea Shop Mysteries series. I know what you?re thinking, this series is probably the one she is most famous for, but I did a little backtracking and out of order reading so now I?m just getting myself...

    review to come ...

    Pekoe Most Poison by Laura Childs. Tea Shop Mystery #18. I've been fortunate to have read all 18 and reviewed most. Theodosia Browning Has been invited to a "rat tea" by Doreen Briggs. These rat teas were held in order to promote healthier conditions in the community and go way b...

    Pekoe Most Poison is the eighteenth book in the Tea Shop Mystery series. I never tire of reading this series, being well-plotted and told stories. It always easy for me to envision Drayton bustling about the Indigo Tea Shop and seeing the elegant furnishings of the tea shop. Theo...

    I found myself quickly turning the pages as I became absorbed in this murder mystery, and in an opulent setting, can you imagine sitting at a table being served by a rat? We are attending a ?Rat Tea?, doesn?t that sound exciting? Now if I were having a tea I would not invite Theo...

    Slightly better than the last book, but only slightly. I've read this series since the beginning, but think this will be the last. I enjoyed things more when Theo was more of an accidental sleuth & the series seemed to focus more on her tea shop & friends. Now she actively goes...

    3 stars...I didn't think I could ever give a book in this series such a middle of the road rating. I found Theo to be completely unreasonable/unhinged in this book when it came to finding the murderer and making sure they were apprehended. HOW does a tea shop owner go and demand someon...

    I enjoyed this story as much as the next. I have been reading this series backwards and will continue to do so, as long as a new book hasn't been published. The mystery was intriguing, and I enjoyed the turns the story took. I was surprised by the identity of the killer. Although I...

    2.5, I think is more accurate. For the most part the book moves along at a good pace and I did find myself wishing the Indigo Tea Shop was real so I could visit. So that's a plus. However there were... issues. The first is something that I think requires a bit of work to avoid in a ...

  • Piepie
    Mar 01, 2017

    It's hard to believe that after 18 books in this series, Ms. Childs succeeds wonderfully with another engaging mystery. I also love this series because Charleston is one of my favorite cities so it makes me feel close to the Carolinas.. The main characters of Theodosia, Drayton, and Ha...

    The history of the "rat tea" was fasinating but left me a little squimish as the servers at the tea that Theodosia and Drayton attended were dressed as rats. I was not fond of the way Theodosia was protrayed in the beginning of the book with her perfectly waxed eye brows, it made her s...

    Eighteen books in and the Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Childs are still strongly brewed and refreshing! What can I say about PEKOE MOST POISON that hasn?t already been said about the other seventeen books in this series? I think all of the positive adjectives have been used, and ri...

    I hate to rate this book so low as I have totally enjoyed this charming series from the beginning. However, I have noticed a change over the last few books - this one in particular. Where did all that snarkiness from Theodosia come from? She was never like that before - and I don't fin...

    Theodosia Browning and Drayton attend a Rat Tea Party given by Doreen Briggs, one of Charleston hostess to commemorate a time when rats had overran the area. At the party, a fire is accidentally started at the head table and the host collapses and dies. How was the poison from the tea ...

    Rec'd ARC from Netgalley -- thank you! My first tea shop mystery, but I don't think I will be continuing this series. Delectable descriptions of food and drinks, but the mystery wasn't too engaging to me. I did like the main characters - Theodosia, Drayton, and Haley - and I liked ...

  • Jenndian
    Mar 28, 2017

    It's hard to believe that after 18 books in this series, Ms. Childs succeeds wonderfully with another engaging mystery. I also love this series because Charleston is one of my favorite cities so it makes me feel close to the Carolinas.. The main characters of Theodosia, Drayton, and Ha...

    The history of the "rat tea" was fasinating but left me a little squimish as the servers at the tea that Theodosia and Drayton attended were dressed as rats. I was not fond of the way Theodosia was protrayed in the beginning of the book with her perfectly waxed eye brows, it made her s...

    Eighteen books in and the Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Childs are still strongly brewed and refreshing! What can I say about PEKOE MOST POISON that hasn?t already been said about the other seventeen books in this series? I think all of the positive adjectives have been used, and ri...

    I hate to rate this book so low as I have totally enjoyed this charming series from the beginning. However, I have noticed a change over the last few books - this one in particular. Where did all that snarkiness from Theodosia come from? She was never like that before - and I don't fin...

    Theodosia Browning and Drayton attend a Rat Tea Party given by Doreen Briggs, one of Charleston hostess to commemorate a time when rats had overran the area. At the party, a fire is accidentally started at the head table and the host collapses and dies. How was the poison from the tea ...

    Rec'd ARC from Netgalley -- thank you! My first tea shop mystery, but I don't think I will be continuing this series. Delectable descriptions of food and drinks, but the mystery wasn't too engaging to me. I did like the main characters - Theodosia, Drayton, and Haley - and I liked ...

    Theodosia Browning owns Indigo Tea Shop and has a volunteer sideline going on by investigating murders. Theo and her partner Drayton show up at wealthy Doreen's rat tea party where Doreen's husband starts convulsing and dies. Doreen asks Theo to help investigate and, since she unfortun...

    Rant ahead! The first half of the book was excellent, but at some point toward the middle, I started losing interest and getting frustrated with Theodosia. I understand her curiosity drives the story, but this was ridiculous. Theodosia became very defiant in regard to the Detective's ...

    Book 18, how does she do it? I found this one to be very pleasing! A touch of history with the mystery and a deviously delightful. Drama, high tea and mystery, themed tea parties and a touch of class. I loved how this one played out! I also loved how the book paired beautifully with m...

    I?m a big Laura Childs fan but this is the first book that I?ve read from her Tea Shop Mysteries series. I know what you?re thinking, this series is probably the one she is most famous for, but I did a little backtracking and out of order reading so now I?m just getting myself...

    review to come ...

    Pekoe Most Poison by Laura Childs. Tea Shop Mystery #18. I've been fortunate to have read all 18 and reviewed most. Theodosia Browning Has been invited to a "rat tea" by Doreen Briggs. These rat teas were held in order to promote healthier conditions in the community and go way b...

    Pekoe Most Poison is the eighteenth book in the Tea Shop Mystery series. I never tire of reading this series, being well-plotted and told stories. It always easy for me to envision Drayton bustling about the Indigo Tea Shop and seeing the elegant furnishings of the tea shop. Theo...

    I found myself quickly turning the pages as I became absorbed in this murder mystery, and in an opulent setting, can you imagine sitting at a table being served by a rat? We are attending a ?Rat Tea?, doesn?t that sound exciting? Now if I were having a tea I would not invite Theo...

    Slightly better than the last book, but only slightly. I've read this series since the beginning, but think this will be the last. I enjoyed things more when Theo was more of an accidental sleuth & the series seemed to focus more on her tea shop & friends. Now she actively goes...

    3 stars...I didn't think I could ever give a book in this series such a middle of the road rating. I found Theo to be completely unreasonable/unhinged in this book when it came to finding the murderer and making sure they were apprehended. HOW does a tea shop owner go and demand someon...

    I enjoyed this story as much as the next. I have been reading this series backwards and will continue to do so, as long as a new book hasn't been published. The mystery was intriguing, and I enjoyed the turns the story took. I was surprised by the identity of the killer. Although I...

    2.5, I think is more accurate. For the most part the book moves along at a good pace and I did find myself wishing the Indigo Tea Shop was real so I could visit. So that's a plus. However there were... issues. The first is something that I think requires a bit of work to avoid in a ...

    The story was good, but I was wondering what happened to Theodosia when she accused someone of murder and took delight in it, without solid proof. And sadly, I guessed the murderer before I had finished 1/3 of the book. No good back story there to really explain a hatred bad enough to ...

    There certainly was a rat at the rat tea that Theo attended, and this odd tea party ? a throwback to a much earlier time ? soon ended in tragedy when someone is murdered. Theo?s detecting skills are again called upon and she is thrust into the middle of a case she would rather no...

    Pekoe Most Poison by Laura Childs is the eighteenth book in A Tea Shop Mystery series. Theodosia Browning and Drayton Conneley have been invited to a ?Rat Tea? by Doreen Briggs. It gives Theo her first glimpse of Calhoun Mansion owned by Doreen and her husband, Beau (well, technica...

    I'd given up on the series after the previous book in the series was so bad, but I came back for a light summer read. This one didn't disappoint. Much less silly, and much more like the first few books. A little like comfort food. I knew who the killer was as soon as s/he was introduce...

    Laura Child's has written another exciting whodunit! It's always great to read another Tea Shop mystery and visit Carmela, Drayton, et al. Drayton has a greater role in this one. Lots of twists and turns to keep the reader guessing. Very enjoyable read! ...

  • Fred
    Jan 26, 2018

    It's hard to believe that after 18 books in this series, Ms. Childs succeeds wonderfully with another engaging mystery. I also love this series because Charleston is one of my favorite cities so it makes me feel close to the Carolinas.. The main characters of Theodosia, Drayton, and Ha...

    The history of the "rat tea" was fasinating but left me a little squimish as the servers at the tea that Theodosia and Drayton attended were dressed as rats. I was not fond of the way Theodosia was protrayed in the beginning of the book with her perfectly waxed eye brows, it made her s...

    Eighteen books in and the Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Childs are still strongly brewed and refreshing! What can I say about PEKOE MOST POISON that hasn?t already been said about the other seventeen books in this series? I think all of the positive adjectives have been used, and ri...

    I hate to rate this book so low as I have totally enjoyed this charming series from the beginning. However, I have noticed a change over the last few books - this one in particular. Where did all that snarkiness from Theodosia come from? She was never like that before - and I don't fin...

    Theodosia Browning and Drayton attend a Rat Tea Party given by Doreen Briggs, one of Charleston hostess to commemorate a time when rats had overran the area. At the party, a fire is accidentally started at the head table and the host collapses and dies. How was the poison from the tea ...

    Rec'd ARC from Netgalley -- thank you! My first tea shop mystery, but I don't think I will be continuing this series. Delectable descriptions of food and drinks, but the mystery wasn't too engaging to me. I did like the main characters - Theodosia, Drayton, and Haley - and I liked ...

    Theodosia Browning owns Indigo Tea Shop and has a volunteer sideline going on by investigating murders. Theo and her partner Drayton show up at wealthy Doreen's rat tea party where Doreen's husband starts convulsing and dies. Doreen asks Theo to help investigate and, since she unfortun...

    Rant ahead! The first half of the book was excellent, but at some point toward the middle, I started losing interest and getting frustrated with Theodosia. I understand her curiosity drives the story, but this was ridiculous. Theodosia became very defiant in regard to the Detective's ...

    Book 18, how does she do it? I found this one to be very pleasing! A touch of history with the mystery and a deviously delightful. Drama, high tea and mystery, themed tea parties and a touch of class. I loved how this one played out! I also loved how the book paired beautifully with m...

    I?m a big Laura Childs fan but this is the first book that I?ve read from her Tea Shop Mysteries series. I know what you?re thinking, this series is probably the one she is most famous for, but I did a little backtracking and out of order reading so now I?m just getting myself...

    review to come ...

    Pekoe Most Poison by Laura Childs. Tea Shop Mystery #18. I've been fortunate to have read all 18 and reviewed most. Theodosia Browning Has been invited to a "rat tea" by Doreen Briggs. These rat teas were held in order to promote healthier conditions in the community and go way b...

    Pekoe Most Poison is the eighteenth book in the Tea Shop Mystery series. I never tire of reading this series, being well-plotted and told stories. It always easy for me to envision Drayton bustling about the Indigo Tea Shop and seeing the elegant furnishings of the tea shop. Theo...

  • Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    Dec 22, 2016

    It's hard to believe that after 18 books in this series, Ms. Childs succeeds wonderfully with another engaging mystery. I also love this series because Charleston is one of my favorite cities so it makes me feel close to the Carolinas.. The main characters of Theodosia, Drayton, and Ha...

    The history of the "rat tea" was fasinating but left me a little squimish as the servers at the tea that Theodosia and Drayton attended were dressed as rats. I was not fond of the way Theodosia was protrayed in the beginning of the book with her perfectly waxed eye brows, it made her s...

    Eighteen books in and the Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Childs are still strongly brewed and refreshing! What can I say about PEKOE MOST POISON that hasn?t already been said about the other seventeen books in this series? I think all of the positive adjectives have been used, and ri...

    I hate to rate this book so low as I have totally enjoyed this charming series from the beginning. However, I have noticed a change over the last few books - this one in particular. Where did all that snarkiness from Theodosia come from? She was never like that before - and I don't fin...

    Theodosia Browning and Drayton attend a Rat Tea Party given by Doreen Briggs, one of Charleston hostess to commemorate a time when rats had overran the area. At the party, a fire is accidentally started at the head table and the host collapses and dies. How was the poison from the tea ...

    Rec'd ARC from Netgalley -- thank you! My first tea shop mystery, but I don't think I will be continuing this series. Delectable descriptions of food and drinks, but the mystery wasn't too engaging to me. I did like the main characters - Theodosia, Drayton, and Haley - and I liked ...

    Theodosia Browning owns Indigo Tea Shop and has a volunteer sideline going on by investigating murders. Theo and her partner Drayton show up at wealthy Doreen's rat tea party where Doreen's husband starts convulsing and dies. Doreen asks Theo to help investigate and, since she unfortun...

    Rant ahead! The first half of the book was excellent, but at some point toward the middle, I started losing interest and getting frustrated with Theodosia. I understand her curiosity drives the story, but this was ridiculous. Theodosia became very defiant in regard to the Detective's ...

    Book 18, how does she do it? I found this one to be very pleasing! A touch of history with the mystery and a deviously delightful. Drama, high tea and mystery, themed tea parties and a touch of class. I loved how this one played out! I also loved how the book paired beautifully with m...

    I?m a big Laura Childs fan but this is the first book that I?ve read from her Tea Shop Mysteries series. I know what you?re thinking, this series is probably the one she is most famous for, but I did a little backtracking and out of order reading so now I?m just getting myself...

    review to come ...

  • Kristie
    Mar 31, 2017

    It's hard to believe that after 18 books in this series, Ms. Childs succeeds wonderfully with another engaging mystery. I also love this series because Charleston is one of my favorite cities so it makes me feel close to the Carolinas.. The main characters of Theodosia, Drayton, and Ha...

    The history of the "rat tea" was fasinating but left me a little squimish as the servers at the tea that Theodosia and Drayton attended were dressed as rats. I was not fond of the way Theodosia was protrayed in the beginning of the book with her perfectly waxed eye brows, it made her s...

    Eighteen books in and the Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Childs are still strongly brewed and refreshing! What can I say about PEKOE MOST POISON that hasn?t already been said about the other seventeen books in this series? I think all of the positive adjectives have been used, and ri...

    I hate to rate this book so low as I have totally enjoyed this charming series from the beginning. However, I have noticed a change over the last few books - this one in particular. Where did all that snarkiness from Theodosia come from? She was never like that before - and I don't fin...

    Theodosia Browning and Drayton attend a Rat Tea Party given by Doreen Briggs, one of Charleston hostess to commemorate a time when rats had overran the area. At the party, a fire is accidentally started at the head table and the host collapses and dies. How was the poison from the tea ...

    Rec'd ARC from Netgalley -- thank you! My first tea shop mystery, but I don't think I will be continuing this series. Delectable descriptions of food and drinks, but the mystery wasn't too engaging to me. I did like the main characters - Theodosia, Drayton, and Haley - and I liked ...

    Theodosia Browning owns Indigo Tea Shop and has a volunteer sideline going on by investigating murders. Theo and her partner Drayton show up at wealthy Doreen's rat tea party where Doreen's husband starts convulsing and dies. Doreen asks Theo to help investigate and, since she unfortun...

    Rant ahead! The first half of the book was excellent, but at some point toward the middle, I started losing interest and getting frustrated with Theodosia. I understand her curiosity drives the story, but this was ridiculous. Theodosia became very defiant in regard to the Detective's ...

    Book 18, how does she do it? I found this one to be very pleasing! A touch of history with the mystery and a deviously delightful. Drama, high tea and mystery, themed tea parties and a touch of class. I loved how this one played out! I also loved how the book paired beautifully with m...

    I?m a big Laura Childs fan but this is the first book that I?ve read from her Tea Shop Mysteries series. I know what you?re thinking, this series is probably the one she is most famous for, but I did a little backtracking and out of order reading so now I?m just getting myself...

    review to come ...

    Pekoe Most Poison by Laura Childs. Tea Shop Mystery #18. I've been fortunate to have read all 18 and reviewed most. Theodosia Browning Has been invited to a "rat tea" by Doreen Briggs. These rat teas were held in order to promote healthier conditions in the community and go way b...

    Pekoe Most Poison is the eighteenth book in the Tea Shop Mystery series. I never tire of reading this series, being well-plotted and told stories. It always easy for me to envision Drayton bustling about the Indigo Tea Shop and seeing the elegant furnishings of the tea shop. Theo...

    I found myself quickly turning the pages as I became absorbed in this murder mystery, and in an opulent setting, can you imagine sitting at a table being served by a rat? We are attending a ?Rat Tea?, doesn?t that sound exciting? Now if I were having a tea I would not invite Theo...

    Slightly better than the last book, but only slightly. I've read this series since the beginning, but think this will be the last. I enjoyed things more when Theo was more of an accidental sleuth & the series seemed to focus more on her tea shop & friends. Now she actively goes...

    3 stars...I didn't think I could ever give a book in this series such a middle of the road rating. I found Theo to be completely unreasonable/unhinged in this book when it came to finding the murderer and making sure they were apprehended. HOW does a tea shop owner go and demand someon...

  • Maureen Timerman
    Jan 28, 2017

    It's hard to believe that after 18 books in this series, Ms. Childs succeeds wonderfully with another engaging mystery. I also love this series because Charleston is one of my favorite cities so it makes me feel close to the Carolinas.. The main characters of Theodosia, Drayton, and Ha...

    The history of the "rat tea" was fasinating but left me a little squimish as the servers at the tea that Theodosia and Drayton attended were dressed as rats. I was not fond of the way Theodosia was protrayed in the beginning of the book with her perfectly waxed eye brows, it made her s...

    Eighteen books in and the Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Childs are still strongly brewed and refreshing! What can I say about PEKOE MOST POISON that hasn?t already been said about the other seventeen books in this series? I think all of the positive adjectives have been used, and ri...

    I hate to rate this book so low as I have totally enjoyed this charming series from the beginning. However, I have noticed a change over the last few books - this one in particular. Where did all that snarkiness from Theodosia come from? She was never like that before - and I don't fin...

    Theodosia Browning and Drayton attend a Rat Tea Party given by Doreen Briggs, one of Charleston hostess to commemorate a time when rats had overran the area. At the party, a fire is accidentally started at the head table and the host collapses and dies. How was the poison from the tea ...

    Rec'd ARC from Netgalley -- thank you! My first tea shop mystery, but I don't think I will be continuing this series. Delectable descriptions of food and drinks, but the mystery wasn't too engaging to me. I did like the main characters - Theodosia, Drayton, and Haley - and I liked ...

    Theodosia Browning owns Indigo Tea Shop and has a volunteer sideline going on by investigating murders. Theo and her partner Drayton show up at wealthy Doreen's rat tea party where Doreen's husband starts convulsing and dies. Doreen asks Theo to help investigate and, since she unfortun...

    Rant ahead! The first half of the book was excellent, but at some point toward the middle, I started losing interest and getting frustrated with Theodosia. I understand her curiosity drives the story, but this was ridiculous. Theodosia became very defiant in regard to the Detective's ...

    Book 18, how does she do it? I found this one to be very pleasing! A touch of history with the mystery and a deviously delightful. Drama, high tea and mystery, themed tea parties and a touch of class. I loved how this one played out! I also loved how the book paired beautifully with m...

    I?m a big Laura Childs fan but this is the first book that I?ve read from her Tea Shop Mysteries series. I know what you?re thinking, this series is probably the one she is most famous for, but I did a little backtracking and out of order reading so now I?m just getting myself...

    review to come ...

    Pekoe Most Poison by Laura Childs. Tea Shop Mystery #18. I've been fortunate to have read all 18 and reviewed most. Theodosia Browning Has been invited to a "rat tea" by Doreen Briggs. These rat teas were held in order to promote healthier conditions in the community and go way b...

    Pekoe Most Poison is the eighteenth book in the Tea Shop Mystery series. I never tire of reading this series, being well-plotted and told stories. It always easy for me to envision Drayton bustling about the Indigo Tea Shop and seeing the elegant furnishings of the tea shop. Theo...

    I found myself quickly turning the pages as I became absorbed in this murder mystery, and in an opulent setting, can you imagine sitting at a table being served by a rat? We are attending a ?Rat Tea?, doesn?t that sound exciting? Now if I were having a tea I would not invite Theo...

  • Lori
    Apr 03, 2017

    It's hard to believe that after 18 books in this series, Ms. Childs succeeds wonderfully with another engaging mystery. I also love this series because Charleston is one of my favorite cities so it makes me feel close to the Carolinas.. The main characters of Theodosia, Drayton, and Ha...

    The history of the "rat tea" was fasinating but left me a little squimish as the servers at the tea that Theodosia and Drayton attended were dressed as rats. I was not fond of the way Theodosia was protrayed in the beginning of the book with her perfectly waxed eye brows, it made her s...

    Eighteen books in and the Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Childs are still strongly brewed and refreshing! What can I say about PEKOE MOST POISON that hasn?t already been said about the other seventeen books in this series? I think all of the positive adjectives have been used, and ri...

    I hate to rate this book so low as I have totally enjoyed this charming series from the beginning. However, I have noticed a change over the last few books - this one in particular. Where did all that snarkiness from Theodosia come from? She was never like that before - and I don't fin...

    Theodosia Browning and Drayton attend a Rat Tea Party given by Doreen Briggs, one of Charleston hostess to commemorate a time when rats had overran the area. At the party, a fire is accidentally started at the head table and the host collapses and dies. How was the poison from the tea ...

    Rec'd ARC from Netgalley -- thank you! My first tea shop mystery, but I don't think I will be continuing this series. Delectable descriptions of food and drinks, but the mystery wasn't too engaging to me. I did like the main characters - Theodosia, Drayton, and Haley - and I liked ...

    Theodosia Browning owns Indigo Tea Shop and has a volunteer sideline going on by investigating murders. Theo and her partner Drayton show up at wealthy Doreen's rat tea party where Doreen's husband starts convulsing and dies. Doreen asks Theo to help investigate and, since she unfortun...

    Rant ahead! The first half of the book was excellent, but at some point toward the middle, I started losing interest and getting frustrated with Theodosia. I understand her curiosity drives the story, but this was ridiculous. Theodosia became very defiant in regard to the Detective's ...

    Book 18, how does she do it? I found this one to be very pleasing! A touch of history with the mystery and a deviously delightful. Drama, high tea and mystery, themed tea parties and a touch of class. I loved how this one played out! I also loved how the book paired beautifully with m...

    I?m a big Laura Childs fan but this is the first book that I?ve read from her Tea Shop Mysteries series. I know what you?re thinking, this series is probably the one she is most famous for, but I did a little backtracking and out of order reading so now I?m just getting myself...

    review to come ...

    Pekoe Most Poison by Laura Childs. Tea Shop Mystery #18. I've been fortunate to have read all 18 and reviewed most. Theodosia Browning Has been invited to a "rat tea" by Doreen Briggs. These rat teas were held in order to promote healthier conditions in the community and go way b...

    Pekoe Most Poison is the eighteenth book in the Tea Shop Mystery series. I never tire of reading this series, being well-plotted and told stories. It always easy for me to envision Drayton bustling about the Indigo Tea Shop and seeing the elegant furnishings of the tea shop. Theo...

    I found myself quickly turning the pages as I became absorbed in this murder mystery, and in an opulent setting, can you imagine sitting at a table being served by a rat? We are attending a ?Rat Tea?, doesn?t that sound exciting? Now if I were having a tea I would not invite Theo...

    Slightly better than the last book, but only slightly. I've read this series since the beginning, but think this will be the last. I enjoyed things more when Theo was more of an accidental sleuth & the series seemed to focus more on her tea shop & friends. Now she actively goes...

  • Tina at A COZY GIRL READS AND WRITES Blog
    Mar 31, 2017

    It's hard to believe that after 18 books in this series, Ms. Childs succeeds wonderfully with another engaging mystery. I also love this series because Charleston is one of my favorite cities so it makes me feel close to the Carolinas.. The main characters of Theodosia, Drayton, and Ha...

    The history of the "rat tea" was fasinating but left me a little squimish as the servers at the tea that Theodosia and Drayton attended were dressed as rats. I was not fond of the way Theodosia was protrayed in the beginning of the book with her perfectly waxed eye brows, it made her s...

  • Deann Doolittle
    May 21, 2017

    It's hard to believe that after 18 books in this series, Ms. Childs succeeds wonderfully with another engaging mystery. I also love this series because Charleston is one of my favorite cities so it makes me feel close to the Carolinas.. The main characters of Theodosia, Drayton, and Ha...

    The history of the "rat tea" was fasinating but left me a little squimish as the servers at the tea that Theodosia and Drayton attended were dressed as rats. I was not fond of the way Theodosia was protrayed in the beginning of the book with her perfectly waxed eye brows, it made her s...

    Eighteen books in and the Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Childs are still strongly brewed and refreshing! What can I say about PEKOE MOST POISON that hasn?t already been said about the other seventeen books in this series? I think all of the positive adjectives have been used, and ri...

    I hate to rate this book so low as I have totally enjoyed this charming series from the beginning. However, I have noticed a change over the last few books - this one in particular. Where did all that snarkiness from Theodosia come from? She was never like that before - and I don't fin...

    Theodosia Browning and Drayton attend a Rat Tea Party given by Doreen Briggs, one of Charleston hostess to commemorate a time when rats had overran the area. At the party, a fire is accidentally started at the head table and the host collapses and dies. How was the poison from the tea ...

    Rec'd ARC from Netgalley -- thank you! My first tea shop mystery, but I don't think I will be continuing this series. Delectable descriptions of food and drinks, but the mystery wasn't too engaging to me. I did like the main characters - Theodosia, Drayton, and Haley - and I liked ...

    Theodosia Browning owns Indigo Tea Shop and has a volunteer sideline going on by investigating murders. Theo and her partner Drayton show up at wealthy Doreen's rat tea party where Doreen's husband starts convulsing and dies. Doreen asks Theo to help investigate and, since she unfortun...

    Rant ahead! The first half of the book was excellent, but at some point toward the middle, I started losing interest and getting frustrated with Theodosia. I understand her curiosity drives the story, but this was ridiculous. Theodosia became very defiant in regard to the Detective's ...

    Book 18, how does she do it? I found this one to be very pleasing! A touch of history with the mystery and a deviously delightful. Drama, high tea and mystery, themed tea parties and a touch of class. I loved how this one played out! I also loved how the book paired beautifully with m...

    I?m a big Laura Childs fan but this is the first book that I?ve read from her Tea Shop Mysteries series. I know what you?re thinking, this series is probably the one she is most famous for, but I did a little backtracking and out of order reading so now I?m just getting myself...

    review to come ...

    Pekoe Most Poison by Laura Childs. Tea Shop Mystery #18. I've been fortunate to have read all 18 and reviewed most. Theodosia Browning Has been invited to a "rat tea" by Doreen Briggs. These rat teas were held in order to promote healthier conditions in the community and go way b...

    Pekoe Most Poison is the eighteenth book in the Tea Shop Mystery series. I never tire of reading this series, being well-plotted and told stories. It always easy for me to envision Drayton bustling about the Indigo Tea Shop and seeing the elegant furnishings of the tea shop. Theo...

    I found myself quickly turning the pages as I became absorbed in this murder mystery, and in an opulent setting, can you imagine sitting at a table being served by a rat? We are attending a ?Rat Tea?, doesn?t that sound exciting? Now if I were having a tea I would not invite Theo...

    Slightly better than the last book, but only slightly. I've read this series since the beginning, but think this will be the last. I enjoyed things more when Theo was more of an accidental sleuth & the series seemed to focus more on her tea shop & friends. Now she actively goes...

    3 stars...I didn't think I could ever give a book in this series such a middle of the road rating. I found Theo to be completely unreasonable/unhinged in this book when it came to finding the murderer and making sure they were apprehended. HOW does a tea shop owner go and demand someon...

    I enjoyed this story as much as the next. I have been reading this series backwards and will continue to do so, as long as a new book hasn't been published. The mystery was intriguing, and I enjoyed the turns the story took. I was surprised by the identity of the killer. Although I...

    2.5, I think is more accurate. For the most part the book moves along at a good pace and I did find myself wishing the Indigo Tea Shop was real so I could visit. So that's a plus. However there were... issues. The first is something that I think requires a bit of work to avoid in a ...

    The story was good, but I was wondering what happened to Theodosia when she accused someone of murder and took delight in it, without solid proof. And sadly, I guessed the murderer before I had finished 1/3 of the book. No good back story there to really explain a hatred bad enough to ...

    There certainly was a rat at the rat tea that Theo attended, and this odd tea party ? a throwback to a much earlier time ? soon ended in tragedy when someone is murdered. Theo?s detecting skills are again called upon and she is thrust into the middle of a case she would rather no...

    Pekoe Most Poison by Laura Childs is the eighteenth book in A Tea Shop Mystery series. Theodosia Browning and Drayton Conneley have been invited to a ?Rat Tea? by Doreen Briggs. It gives Theo her first glimpse of Calhoun Mansion owned by Doreen and her husband, Beau (well, technica...

    I'd given up on the series after the previous book in the series was so bad, but I came back for a light summer read. This one didn't disappoint. Much less silly, and much more like the first few books. A little like comfort food. I knew who the killer was as soon as s/he was introduce...

    Laura Child's has written another exciting whodunit! It's always great to read another Tea Shop mystery and visit Carmela, Drayton, et al. Drayton has a greater role in this one. Lots of twists and turns to keep the reader guessing. Very enjoyable read! ...

    Of Laura Childs' three series, the Tea Shop series is my favorite. This installment was very enjoyable and Theodosia at her best. Also, a new character is introduced who may turn out to be her new love interest going forward. I just wish i could visit the tea shop!! ...

    I do missed these friends! Good read as usual. Anxiously awaiting the next book. ...

  • Julie  Durnell
    Apr 27, 2017

    It's hard to believe that after 18 books in this series, Ms. Childs succeeds wonderfully with another engaging mystery. I also love this series because Charleston is one of my favorite cities so it makes me feel close to the Carolinas.. The main characters of Theodosia, Drayton, and Ha...

    The history of the "rat tea" was fasinating but left me a little squimish as the servers at the tea that Theodosia and Drayton attended were dressed as rats. I was not fond of the way Theodosia was protrayed in the beginning of the book with her perfectly waxed eye brows, it made her s...

    Eighteen books in and the Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Childs are still strongly brewed and refreshing! What can I say about PEKOE MOST POISON that hasn?t already been said about the other seventeen books in this series? I think all of the positive adjectives have been used, and ri...

    I hate to rate this book so low as I have totally enjoyed this charming series from the beginning. However, I have noticed a change over the last few books - this one in particular. Where did all that snarkiness from Theodosia come from? She was never like that before - and I don't fin...

    Theodosia Browning and Drayton attend a Rat Tea Party given by Doreen Briggs, one of Charleston hostess to commemorate a time when rats had overran the area. At the party, a fire is accidentally started at the head table and the host collapses and dies. How was the poison from the tea ...

    Rec'd ARC from Netgalley -- thank you! My first tea shop mystery, but I don't think I will be continuing this series. Delectable descriptions of food and drinks, but the mystery wasn't too engaging to me. I did like the main characters - Theodosia, Drayton, and Haley - and I liked ...

    Theodosia Browning owns Indigo Tea Shop and has a volunteer sideline going on by investigating murders. Theo and her partner Drayton show up at wealthy Doreen's rat tea party where Doreen's husband starts convulsing and dies. Doreen asks Theo to help investigate and, since she unfortun...

    Rant ahead! The first half of the book was excellent, but at some point toward the middle, I started losing interest and getting frustrated with Theodosia. I understand her curiosity drives the story, but this was ridiculous. Theodosia became very defiant in regard to the Detective's ...

    Book 18, how does she do it? I found this one to be very pleasing! A touch of history with the mystery and a deviously delightful. Drama, high tea and mystery, themed tea parties and a touch of class. I loved how this one played out! I also loved how the book paired beautifully with m...

    I?m a big Laura Childs fan but this is the first book that I?ve read from her Tea Shop Mysteries series. I know what you?re thinking, this series is probably the one she is most famous for, but I did a little backtracking and out of order reading so now I?m just getting myself...

    review to come ...

    Pekoe Most Poison by Laura Childs. Tea Shop Mystery #18. I've been fortunate to have read all 18 and reviewed most. Theodosia Browning Has been invited to a "rat tea" by Doreen Briggs. These rat teas were held in order to promote healthier conditions in the community and go way b...

    Pekoe Most Poison is the eighteenth book in the Tea Shop Mystery series. I never tire of reading this series, being well-plotted and told stories. It always easy for me to envision Drayton bustling about the Indigo Tea Shop and seeing the elegant furnishings of the tea shop. Theo...

    I found myself quickly turning the pages as I became absorbed in this murder mystery, and in an opulent setting, can you imagine sitting at a table being served by a rat? We are attending a ?Rat Tea?, doesn?t that sound exciting? Now if I were having a tea I would not invite Theo...

    Slightly better than the last book, but only slightly. I've read this series since the beginning, but think this will be the last. I enjoyed things more when Theo was more of an accidental sleuth & the series seemed to focus more on her tea shop & friends. Now she actively goes...

    3 stars...I didn't think I could ever give a book in this series such a middle of the road rating. I found Theo to be completely unreasonable/unhinged in this book when it came to finding the murderer and making sure they were apprehended. HOW does a tea shop owner go and demand someon...

    I enjoyed this story as much as the next. I have been reading this series backwards and will continue to do so, as long as a new book hasn't been published. The mystery was intriguing, and I enjoyed the turns the story took. I was surprised by the identity of the killer. Although I...

    2.5, I think is more accurate. For the most part the book moves along at a good pace and I did find myself wishing the Indigo Tea Shop was real so I could visit. So that's a plus. However there were... issues. The first is something that I think requires a bit of work to avoid in a ...

    The story was good, but I was wondering what happened to Theodosia when she accused someone of murder and took delight in it, without solid proof. And sadly, I guessed the murderer before I had finished 1/3 of the book. No good back story there to really explain a hatred bad enough to ...

    There certainly was a rat at the rat tea that Theo attended, and this odd tea party ? a throwback to a much earlier time ? soon ended in tragedy when someone is murdered. Theo?s detecting skills are again called upon and she is thrust into the middle of a case she would rather no...

    Pekoe Most Poison by Laura Childs is the eighteenth book in A Tea Shop Mystery series. Theodosia Browning and Drayton Conneley have been invited to a ?Rat Tea? by Doreen Briggs. It gives Theo her first glimpse of Calhoun Mansion owned by Doreen and her husband, Beau (well, technica...

    I'd given up on the series after the previous book in the series was so bad, but I came back for a light summer read. This one didn't disappoint. Much less silly, and much more like the first few books. A little like comfort food. I knew who the killer was as soon as s/he was introduce...

    Laura Child's has written another exciting whodunit! It's always great to read another Tea Shop mystery and visit Carmela, Drayton, et al. Drayton has a greater role in this one. Lots of twists and turns to keep the reader guessing. Very enjoyable read! ...

    Of Laura Childs' three series, the Tea Shop series is my favorite. This installment was very enjoyable and Theodosia at her best. Also, a new character is introduced who may turn out to be her new love interest going forward. I just wish i could visit the tea shop!! ...

    I do missed these friends! Good read as usual. Anxiously awaiting the next book. ...

    I always enjoy the tea offerings, parties, etc. the mystery part is just okay. ...

  • Mayda
    Mar 26, 2017

    It's hard to believe that after 18 books in this series, Ms. Childs succeeds wonderfully with another engaging mystery. I also love this series because Charleston is one of my favorite cities so it makes me feel close to the Carolinas.. The main characters of Theodosia, Drayton, and Ha...

    The history of the "rat tea" was fasinating but left me a little squimish as the servers at the tea that Theodosia and Drayton attended were dressed as rats. I was not fond of the way Theodosia was protrayed in the beginning of the book with her perfectly waxed eye brows, it made her s...

    Eighteen books in and the Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Childs are still strongly brewed and refreshing! What can I say about PEKOE MOST POISON that hasn?t already been said about the other seventeen books in this series? I think all of the positive adjectives have been used, and ri...

    I hate to rate this book so low as I have totally enjoyed this charming series from the beginning. However, I have noticed a change over the last few books - this one in particular. Where did all that snarkiness from Theodosia come from? She was never like that before - and I don't fin...

    Theodosia Browning and Drayton attend a Rat Tea Party given by Doreen Briggs, one of Charleston hostess to commemorate a time when rats had overran the area. At the party, a fire is accidentally started at the head table and the host collapses and dies. How was the poison from the tea ...

    Rec'd ARC from Netgalley -- thank you! My first tea shop mystery, but I don't think I will be continuing this series. Delectable descriptions of food and drinks, but the mystery wasn't too engaging to me. I did like the main characters - Theodosia, Drayton, and Haley - and I liked ...

    Theodosia Browning owns Indigo Tea Shop and has a volunteer sideline going on by investigating murders. Theo and her partner Drayton show up at wealthy Doreen's rat tea party where Doreen's husband starts convulsing and dies. Doreen asks Theo to help investigate and, since she unfortun...

    Rant ahead! The first half of the book was excellent, but at some point toward the middle, I started losing interest and getting frustrated with Theodosia. I understand her curiosity drives the story, but this was ridiculous. Theodosia became very defiant in regard to the Detective's ...

    Book 18, how does she do it? I found this one to be very pleasing! A touch of history with the mystery and a deviously delightful. Drama, high tea and mystery, themed tea parties and a touch of class. I loved how this one played out! I also loved how the book paired beautifully with m...

    I?m a big Laura Childs fan but this is the first book that I?ve read from her Tea Shop Mysteries series. I know what you?re thinking, this series is probably the one she is most famous for, but I did a little backtracking and out of order reading so now I?m just getting myself...

    review to come ...

    Pekoe Most Poison by Laura Childs. Tea Shop Mystery #18. I've been fortunate to have read all 18 and reviewed most. Theodosia Browning Has been invited to a "rat tea" by Doreen Briggs. These rat teas were held in order to promote healthier conditions in the community and go way b...

    Pekoe Most Poison is the eighteenth book in the Tea Shop Mystery series. I never tire of reading this series, being well-plotted and told stories. It always easy for me to envision Drayton bustling about the Indigo Tea Shop and seeing the elegant furnishings of the tea shop. Theo...

    I found myself quickly turning the pages as I became absorbed in this murder mystery, and in an opulent setting, can you imagine sitting at a table being served by a rat? We are attending a ?Rat Tea?, doesn?t that sound exciting? Now if I were having a tea I would not invite Theo...

    Slightly better than the last book, but only slightly. I've read this series since the beginning, but think this will be the last. I enjoyed things more when Theo was more of an accidental sleuth & the series seemed to focus more on her tea shop & friends. Now she actively goes...

    3 stars...I didn't think I could ever give a book in this series such a middle of the road rating. I found Theo to be completely unreasonable/unhinged in this book when it came to finding the murderer and making sure they were apprehended. HOW does a tea shop owner go and demand someon...

    I enjoyed this story as much as the next. I have been reading this series backwards and will continue to do so, as long as a new book hasn't been published. The mystery was intriguing, and I enjoyed the turns the story took. I was surprised by the identity of the killer. Although I...

    2.5, I think is more accurate. For the most part the book moves along at a good pace and I did find myself wishing the Indigo Tea Shop was real so I could visit. So that's a plus. However there were... issues. The first is something that I think requires a bit of work to avoid in a ...

    The story was good, but I was wondering what happened to Theodosia when she accused someone of murder and took delight in it, without solid proof. And sadly, I guessed the murderer before I had finished 1/3 of the book. No good back story there to really explain a hatred bad enough to ...

    There certainly was a rat at the rat tea that Theo attended, and this odd tea party ? a throwback to a much earlier time ? soon ended in tragedy when someone is murdered. Theo?s detecting skills are again called upon and she is thrust into the middle of a case she would rather no...

  • Ellen
    Mar 14, 2017

    It's hard to believe that after 18 books in this series, Ms. Childs succeeds wonderfully with another engaging mystery. I also love this series because Charleston is one of my favorite cities so it makes me feel close to the Carolinas.. The main characters of Theodosia, Drayton, and Ha...

    The history of the "rat tea" was fasinating but left me a little squimish as the servers at the tea that Theodosia and Drayton attended were dressed as rats. I was not fond of the way Theodosia was protrayed in the beginning of the book with her perfectly waxed eye brows, it made her s...

    Eighteen books in and the Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Childs are still strongly brewed and refreshing! What can I say about PEKOE MOST POISON that hasn?t already been said about the other seventeen books in this series? I think all of the positive adjectives have been used, and ri...

    I hate to rate this book so low as I have totally enjoyed this charming series from the beginning. However, I have noticed a change over the last few books - this one in particular. Where did all that snarkiness from Theodosia come from? She was never like that before - and I don't fin...

    Theodosia Browning and Drayton attend a Rat Tea Party given by Doreen Briggs, one of Charleston hostess to commemorate a time when rats had overran the area. At the party, a fire is accidentally started at the head table and the host collapses and dies. How was the poison from the tea ...

    Rec'd ARC from Netgalley -- thank you! My first tea shop mystery, but I don't think I will be continuing this series. Delectable descriptions of food and drinks, but the mystery wasn't too engaging to me. I did like the main characters - Theodosia, Drayton, and Haley - and I liked ...

    Theodosia Browning owns Indigo Tea Shop and has a volunteer sideline going on by investigating murders. Theo and her partner Drayton show up at wealthy Doreen's rat tea party where Doreen's husband starts convulsing and dies. Doreen asks Theo to help investigate and, since she unfortun...

    Rant ahead! The first half of the book was excellent, but at some point toward the middle, I started losing interest and getting frustrated with Theodosia. I understand her curiosity drives the story, but this was ridiculous. Theodosia became very defiant in regard to the Detective's ...

    Book 18, how does she do it? I found this one to be very pleasing! A touch of history with the mystery and a deviously delightful. Drama, high tea and mystery, themed tea parties and a touch of class. I loved how this one played out! I also loved how the book paired beautifully with m...

    I?m a big Laura Childs fan but this is the first book that I?ve read from her Tea Shop Mysteries series. I know what you?re thinking, this series is probably the one she is most famous for, but I did a little backtracking and out of order reading so now I?m just getting myself...

    review to come ...

    Pekoe Most Poison by Laura Childs. Tea Shop Mystery #18. I've been fortunate to have read all 18 and reviewed most. Theodosia Browning Has been invited to a "rat tea" by Doreen Briggs. These rat teas were held in order to promote healthier conditions in the community and go way b...

  • Daniele
    Mar 06, 2017

    It's hard to believe that after 18 books in this series, Ms. Childs succeeds wonderfully with another engaging mystery. I also love this series because Charleston is one of my favorite cities so it makes me feel close to the Carolinas.. The main characters of Theodosia, Drayton, and Ha...

    The history of the "rat tea" was fasinating but left me a little squimish as the servers at the tea that Theodosia and Drayton attended were dressed as rats. I was not fond of the way Theodosia was protrayed in the beginning of the book with her perfectly waxed eye brows, it made her s...

    Eighteen books in and the Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Childs are still strongly brewed and refreshing! What can I say about PEKOE MOST POISON that hasn?t already been said about the other seventeen books in this series? I think all of the positive adjectives have been used, and ri...

    I hate to rate this book so low as I have totally enjoyed this charming series from the beginning. However, I have noticed a change over the last few books - this one in particular. Where did all that snarkiness from Theodosia come from? She was never like that before - and I don't fin...

    Theodosia Browning and Drayton attend a Rat Tea Party given by Doreen Briggs, one of Charleston hostess to commemorate a time when rats had overran the area. At the party, a fire is accidentally started at the head table and the host collapses and dies. How was the poison from the tea ...

    Rec'd ARC from Netgalley -- thank you! My first tea shop mystery, but I don't think I will be continuing this series. Delectable descriptions of food and drinks, but the mystery wasn't too engaging to me. I did like the main characters - Theodosia, Drayton, and Haley - and I liked ...

    Theodosia Browning owns Indigo Tea Shop and has a volunteer sideline going on by investigating murders. Theo and her partner Drayton show up at wealthy Doreen's rat tea party where Doreen's husband starts convulsing and dies. Doreen asks Theo to help investigate and, since she unfortun...

    Rant ahead! The first half of the book was excellent, but at some point toward the middle, I started losing interest and getting frustrated with Theodosia. I understand her curiosity drives the story, but this was ridiculous. Theodosia became very defiant in regard to the Detective's ...

    Book 18, how does she do it? I found this one to be very pleasing! A touch of history with the mystery and a deviously delightful. Drama, high tea and mystery, themed tea parties and a touch of class. I loved how this one played out! I also loved how the book paired beautifully with m...

    I?m a big Laura Childs fan but this is the first book that I?ve read from her Tea Shop Mysteries series. I know what you?re thinking, this series is probably the one she is most famous for, but I did a little backtracking and out of order reading so now I?m just getting myself...

    review to come ...

    Pekoe Most Poison by Laura Childs. Tea Shop Mystery #18. I've been fortunate to have read all 18 and reviewed most. Theodosia Browning Has been invited to a "rat tea" by Doreen Briggs. These rat teas were held in order to promote healthier conditions in the community and go way b...

    Pekoe Most Poison is the eighteenth book in the Tea Shop Mystery series. I never tire of reading this series, being well-plotted and told stories. It always easy for me to envision Drayton bustling about the Indigo Tea Shop and seeing the elegant furnishings of the tea shop. Theo...

    I found myself quickly turning the pages as I became absorbed in this murder mystery, and in an opulent setting, can you imagine sitting at a table being served by a rat? We are attending a ?Rat Tea?, doesn?t that sound exciting? Now if I were having a tea I would not invite Theo...

    Slightly better than the last book, but only slightly. I've read this series since the beginning, but think this will be the last. I enjoyed things more when Theo was more of an accidental sleuth & the series seemed to focus more on her tea shop & friends. Now she actively goes...

    3 stars...I didn't think I could ever give a book in this series such a middle of the road rating. I found Theo to be completely unreasonable/unhinged in this book when it came to finding the murderer and making sure they were apprehended. HOW does a tea shop owner go and demand someon...

    I enjoyed this story as much as the next. I have been reading this series backwards and will continue to do so, as long as a new book hasn't been published. The mystery was intriguing, and I enjoyed the turns the story took. I was surprised by the identity of the killer. Although I...

    2.5, I think is more accurate. For the most part the book moves along at a good pace and I did find myself wishing the Indigo Tea Shop was real so I could visit. So that's a plus. However there were... issues. The first is something that I think requires a bit of work to avoid in a ...

    The story was good, but I was wondering what happened to Theodosia when she accused someone of murder and took delight in it, without solid proof. And sadly, I guessed the murderer before I had finished 1/3 of the book. No good back story there to really explain a hatred bad enough to ...

    There certainly was a rat at the rat tea that Theo attended, and this odd tea party ? a throwback to a much earlier time ? soon ended in tragedy when someone is murdered. Theo?s detecting skills are again called upon and she is thrust into the middle of a case she would rather no...

    Pekoe Most Poison by Laura Childs is the eighteenth book in A Tea Shop Mystery series. Theodosia Browning and Drayton Conneley have been invited to a ?Rat Tea? by Doreen Briggs. It gives Theo her first glimpse of Calhoun Mansion owned by Doreen and her husband, Beau (well, technica...

    I'd given up on the series after the previous book in the series was so bad, but I came back for a light summer read. This one didn't disappoint. Much less silly, and much more like the first few books. A little like comfort food. I knew who the killer was as soon as s/he was introduce...

    Laura Child's has written another exciting whodunit! It's always great to read another Tea Shop mystery and visit Carmela, Drayton, et al. Drayton has a greater role in this one. Lots of twists and turns to keep the reader guessing. Very enjoyable read! ...

    Of Laura Childs' three series, the Tea Shop series is my favorite. This installment was very enjoyable and Theodosia at her best. Also, a new character is introduced who may turn out to be her new love interest going forward. I just wish i could visit the tea shop!! ...

    I do missed these friends! Good read as usual. Anxiously awaiting the next book. ...

    I always enjoy the tea offerings, parties, etc. the mystery part is just okay. ...

    The opening murder was kind of graphic for a cozy ...

    Fun cozy mystery and I still want an Indigo Tea Shop in Lebanon. ...

    3.5 stars I love the Tea Shop Mysteries, but as was the case with Devonshire Scream, Theodosia's voice and actions seem different from the earlier books. Drayton is my favorite character yet he too seems slightly different. The mystery here is fine and moves along at a steady pace. ...

  • Joan
    Apr 14, 2017

    It's hard to believe that after 18 books in this series, Ms. Childs succeeds wonderfully with another engaging mystery. I also love this series because Charleston is one of my favorite cities so it makes me feel close to the Carolinas.. The main characters of Theodosia, Drayton, and Ha...

    The history of the "rat tea" was fasinating but left me a little squimish as the servers at the tea that Theodosia and Drayton attended were dressed as rats. I was not fond of the way Theodosia was protrayed in the beginning of the book with her perfectly waxed eye brows, it made her s...

    Eighteen books in and the Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Childs are still strongly brewed and refreshing! What can I say about PEKOE MOST POISON that hasn?t already been said about the other seventeen books in this series? I think all of the positive adjectives have been used, and ri...

    I hate to rate this book so low as I have totally enjoyed this charming series from the beginning. However, I have noticed a change over the last few books - this one in particular. Where did all that snarkiness from Theodosia come from? She was never like that before - and I don't fin...

    Theodosia Browning and Drayton attend a Rat Tea Party given by Doreen Briggs, one of Charleston hostess to commemorate a time when rats had overran the area. At the party, a fire is accidentally started at the head table and the host collapses and dies. How was the poison from the tea ...

    Rec'd ARC from Netgalley -- thank you! My first tea shop mystery, but I don't think I will be continuing this series. Delectable descriptions of food and drinks, but the mystery wasn't too engaging to me. I did like the main characters - Theodosia, Drayton, and Haley - and I liked ...

    Theodosia Browning owns Indigo Tea Shop and has a volunteer sideline going on by investigating murders. Theo and her partner Drayton show up at wealthy Doreen's rat tea party where Doreen's husband starts convulsing and dies. Doreen asks Theo to help investigate and, since she unfortun...

    Rant ahead! The first half of the book was excellent, but at some point toward the middle, I started losing interest and getting frustrated with Theodosia. I understand her curiosity drives the story, but this was ridiculous. Theodosia became very defiant in regard to the Detective's ...

    Book 18, how does she do it? I found this one to be very pleasing! A touch of history with the mystery and a deviously delightful. Drama, high tea and mystery, themed tea parties and a touch of class. I loved how this one played out! I also loved how the book paired beautifully with m...

    I?m a big Laura Childs fan but this is the first book that I?ve read from her Tea Shop Mysteries series. I know what you?re thinking, this series is probably the one she is most famous for, but I did a little backtracking and out of order reading so now I?m just getting myself...

    review to come ...

    Pekoe Most Poison by Laura Childs. Tea Shop Mystery #18. I've been fortunate to have read all 18 and reviewed most. Theodosia Browning Has been invited to a "rat tea" by Doreen Briggs. These rat teas were held in order to promote healthier conditions in the community and go way b...

    Pekoe Most Poison is the eighteenth book in the Tea Shop Mystery series. I never tire of reading this series, being well-plotted and told stories. It always easy for me to envision Drayton bustling about the Indigo Tea Shop and seeing the elegant furnishings of the tea shop. Theo...

    I found myself quickly turning the pages as I became absorbed in this murder mystery, and in an opulent setting, can you imagine sitting at a table being served by a rat? We are attending a ?Rat Tea?, doesn?t that sound exciting? Now if I were having a tea I would not invite Theo...

    Slightly better than the last book, but only slightly. I've read this series since the beginning, but think this will be the last. I enjoyed things more when Theo was more of an accidental sleuth & the series seemed to focus more on her tea shop & friends. Now she actively goes...

    3 stars...I didn't think I could ever give a book in this series such a middle of the road rating. I found Theo to be completely unreasonable/unhinged in this book when it came to finding the murderer and making sure they were apprehended. HOW does a tea shop owner go and demand someon...

    I enjoyed this story as much as the next. I have been reading this series backwards and will continue to do so, as long as a new book hasn't been published. The mystery was intriguing, and I enjoyed the turns the story took. I was surprised by the identity of the killer. Although I...

    2.5, I think is more accurate. For the most part the book moves along at a good pace and I did find myself wishing the Indigo Tea Shop was real so I could visit. So that's a plus. However there were... issues. The first is something that I think requires a bit of work to avoid in a ...

    The story was good, but I was wondering what happened to Theodosia when she accused someone of murder and took delight in it, without solid proof. And sadly, I guessed the murderer before I had finished 1/3 of the book. No good back story there to really explain a hatred bad enough to ...

    There certainly was a rat at the rat tea that Theo attended, and this odd tea party ? a throwback to a much earlier time ? soon ended in tragedy when someone is murdered. Theo?s detecting skills are again called upon and she is thrust into the middle of a case she would rather no...

    Pekoe Most Poison by Laura Childs is the eighteenth book in A Tea Shop Mystery series. Theodosia Browning and Drayton Conneley have been invited to a ?Rat Tea? by Doreen Briggs. It gives Theo her first glimpse of Calhoun Mansion owned by Doreen and her husband, Beau (well, technica...

    I'd given up on the series after the previous book in the series was so bad, but I came back for a light summer read. This one didn't disappoint. Much less silly, and much more like the first few books. A little like comfort food. I knew who the killer was as soon as s/he was introduce...

    Laura Child's has written another exciting whodunit! It's always great to read another Tea Shop mystery and visit Carmela, Drayton, et al. Drayton has a greater role in this one. Lots of twists and turns to keep the reader guessing. Very enjoyable read! ...

    Of Laura Childs' three series, the Tea Shop series is my favorite. This installment was very enjoyable and Theodosia at her best. Also, a new character is introduced who may turn out to be her new love interest going forward. I just wish i could visit the tea shop!! ...

    I do missed these friends! Good read as usual. Anxiously awaiting the next book. ...

    I always enjoy the tea offerings, parties, etc. the mystery part is just okay. ...

    The opening murder was kind of graphic for a cozy ...

    Fun cozy mystery and I still want an Indigo Tea Shop in Lebanon. ...

  • Amy Mancini-Marshall
    Jul 26, 2017

    It's hard to believe that after 18 books in this series, Ms. Childs succeeds wonderfully with another engaging mystery. I also love this series because Charleston is one of my favorite cities so it makes me feel close to the Carolinas.. The main characters of Theodosia, Drayton, and Ha...

    The history of the "rat tea" was fasinating but left me a little squimish as the servers at the tea that Theodosia and Drayton attended were dressed as rats. I was not fond of the way Theodosia was protrayed in the beginning of the book with her perfectly waxed eye brows, it made her s...

    Eighteen books in and the Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Childs are still strongly brewed and refreshing! What can I say about PEKOE MOST POISON that hasn?t already been said about the other seventeen books in this series? I think all of the positive adjectives have been used, and ri...

    I hate to rate this book so low as I have totally enjoyed this charming series from the beginning. However, I have noticed a change over the last few books - this one in particular. Where did all that snarkiness from Theodosia come from? She was never like that before - and I don't fin...

    Theodosia Browning and Drayton attend a Rat Tea Party given by Doreen Briggs, one of Charleston hostess to commemorate a time when rats had overran the area. At the party, a fire is accidentally started at the head table and the host collapses and dies. How was the poison from the tea ...

    Rec'd ARC from Netgalley -- thank you! My first tea shop mystery, but I don't think I will be continuing this series. Delectable descriptions of food and drinks, but the mystery wasn't too engaging to me. I did like the main characters - Theodosia, Drayton, and Haley - and I liked ...

    Theodosia Browning owns Indigo Tea Shop and has a volunteer sideline going on by investigating murders. Theo and her partner Drayton show up at wealthy Doreen's rat tea party where Doreen's husband starts convulsing and dies. Doreen asks Theo to help investigate and, since she unfortun...

    Rant ahead! The first half of the book was excellent, but at some point toward the middle, I started losing interest and getting frustrated with Theodosia. I understand her curiosity drives the story, but this was ridiculous. Theodosia became very defiant in regard to the Detective's ...

    Book 18, how does she do it? I found this one to be very pleasing! A touch of history with the mystery and a deviously delightful. Drama, high tea and mystery, themed tea parties and a touch of class. I loved how this one played out! I also loved how the book paired beautifully with m...

    I?m a big Laura Childs fan but this is the first book that I?ve read from her Tea Shop Mysteries series. I know what you?re thinking, this series is probably the one she is most famous for, but I did a little backtracking and out of order reading so now I?m just getting myself...

    review to come ...

    Pekoe Most Poison by Laura Childs. Tea Shop Mystery #18. I've been fortunate to have read all 18 and reviewed most. Theodosia Browning Has been invited to a "rat tea" by Doreen Briggs. These rat teas were held in order to promote healthier conditions in the community and go way b...

    Pekoe Most Poison is the eighteenth book in the Tea Shop Mystery series. I never tire of reading this series, being well-plotted and told stories. It always easy for me to envision Drayton bustling about the Indigo Tea Shop and seeing the elegant furnishings of the tea shop. Theo...

    I found myself quickly turning the pages as I became absorbed in this murder mystery, and in an opulent setting, can you imagine sitting at a table being served by a rat? We are attending a ?Rat Tea?, doesn?t that sound exciting? Now if I were having a tea I would not invite Theo...

    Slightly better than the last book, but only slightly. I've read this series since the beginning, but think this will be the last. I enjoyed things more when Theo was more of an accidental sleuth & the series seemed to focus more on her tea shop & friends. Now she actively goes...

    3 stars...I didn't think I could ever give a book in this series such a middle of the road rating. I found Theo to be completely unreasonable/unhinged in this book when it came to finding the murderer and making sure they were apprehended. HOW does a tea shop owner go and demand someon...

    I enjoyed this story as much as the next. I have been reading this series backwards and will continue to do so, as long as a new book hasn't been published. The mystery was intriguing, and I enjoyed the turns the story took. I was surprised by the identity of the killer. Although I...

    2.5, I think is more accurate. For the most part the book moves along at a good pace and I did find myself wishing the Indigo Tea Shop was real so I could visit. So that's a plus. However there were... issues. The first is something that I think requires a bit of work to avoid in a ...

    The story was good, but I was wondering what happened to Theodosia when she accused someone of murder and took delight in it, without solid proof. And sadly, I guessed the murderer before I had finished 1/3 of the book. No good back story there to really explain a hatred bad enough to ...

    There certainly was a rat at the rat tea that Theo attended, and this odd tea party ? a throwback to a much earlier time ? soon ended in tragedy when someone is murdered. Theo?s detecting skills are again called upon and she is thrust into the middle of a case she would rather no...

    Pekoe Most Poison by Laura Childs is the eighteenth book in A Tea Shop Mystery series. Theodosia Browning and Drayton Conneley have been invited to a ?Rat Tea? by Doreen Briggs. It gives Theo her first glimpse of Calhoun Mansion owned by Doreen and her husband, Beau (well, technica...

    I'd given up on the series after the previous book in the series was so bad, but I came back for a light summer read. This one didn't disappoint. Much less silly, and much more like the first few books. A little like comfort food. I knew who the killer was as soon as s/he was introduce...

  • Linda Smatzny
    Mar 11, 2017

    It's hard to believe that after 18 books in this series, Ms. Childs succeeds wonderfully with another engaging mystery. I also love this series because Charleston is one of my favorite cities so it makes me feel close to the Carolinas.. The main characters of Theodosia, Drayton, and Ha...

    The history of the "rat tea" was fasinating but left me a little squimish as the servers at the tea that Theodosia and Drayton attended were dressed as rats. I was not fond of the way Theodosia was protrayed in the beginning of the book with her perfectly waxed eye brows, it made her s...

    Eighteen books in and the Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Childs are still strongly brewed and refreshing! What can I say about PEKOE MOST POISON that hasn?t already been said about the other seventeen books in this series? I think all of the positive adjectives have been used, and ri...

    I hate to rate this book so low as I have totally enjoyed this charming series from the beginning. However, I have noticed a change over the last few books - this one in particular. Where did all that snarkiness from Theodosia come from? She was never like that before - and I don't fin...

    Theodosia Browning and Drayton attend a Rat Tea Party given by Doreen Briggs, one of Charleston hostess to commemorate a time when rats had overran the area. At the party, a fire is accidentally started at the head table and the host collapses and dies. How was the poison from the tea ...

    Rec'd ARC from Netgalley -- thank you! My first tea shop mystery, but I don't think I will be continuing this series. Delectable descriptions of food and drinks, but the mystery wasn't too engaging to me. I did like the main characters - Theodosia, Drayton, and Haley - and I liked ...

    Theodosia Browning owns Indigo Tea Shop and has a volunteer sideline going on by investigating murders. Theo and her partner Drayton show up at wealthy Doreen's rat tea party where Doreen's husband starts convulsing and dies. Doreen asks Theo to help investigate and, since she unfortun...

    Rant ahead! The first half of the book was excellent, but at some point toward the middle, I started losing interest and getting frustrated with Theodosia. I understand her curiosity drives the story, but this was ridiculous. Theodosia became very defiant in regard to the Detective's ...

    Book 18, how does she do it? I found this one to be very pleasing! A touch of history with the mystery and a deviously delightful. Drama, high tea and mystery, themed tea parties and a touch of class. I loved how this one played out! I also loved how the book paired beautifully with m...

    I?m a big Laura Childs fan but this is the first book that I?ve read from her Tea Shop Mysteries series. I know what you?re thinking, this series is probably the one she is most famous for, but I did a little backtracking and out of order reading so now I?m just getting myself...

    review to come ...

    Pekoe Most Poison by Laura Childs. Tea Shop Mystery #18. I've been fortunate to have read all 18 and reviewed most. Theodosia Browning Has been invited to a "rat tea" by Doreen Briggs. These rat teas were held in order to promote healthier conditions in the community and go way b...

    Pekoe Most Poison is the eighteenth book in the Tea Shop Mystery series. I never tire of reading this series, being well-plotted and told stories. It always easy for me to envision Drayton bustling about the Indigo Tea Shop and seeing the elegant furnishings of the tea shop. Theo...

    I found myself quickly turning the pages as I became absorbed in this murder mystery, and in an opulent setting, can you imagine sitting at a table being served by a rat? We are attending a ?Rat Tea?, doesn?t that sound exciting? Now if I were having a tea I would not invite Theo...

    Slightly better than the last book, but only slightly. I've read this series since the beginning, but think this will be the last. I enjoyed things more when Theo was more of an accidental sleuth & the series seemed to focus more on her tea shop & friends. Now she actively goes...

    3 stars...I didn't think I could ever give a book in this series such a middle of the road rating. I found Theo to be completely unreasonable/unhinged in this book when it came to finding the murderer and making sure they were apprehended. HOW does a tea shop owner go and demand someon...

    I enjoyed this story as much as the next. I have been reading this series backwards and will continue to do so, as long as a new book hasn't been published. The mystery was intriguing, and I enjoyed the turns the story took. I was surprised by the identity of the killer. Although I...

    2.5, I think is more accurate. For the most part the book moves along at a good pace and I did find myself wishing the Indigo Tea Shop was real so I could visit. So that's a plus. However there were... issues. The first is something that I think requires a bit of work to avoid in a ...

    The story was good, but I was wondering what happened to Theodosia when she accused someone of murder and took delight in it, without solid proof. And sadly, I guessed the murderer before I had finished 1/3 of the book. No good back story there to really explain a hatred bad enough to ...

    There certainly was a rat at the rat tea that Theo attended, and this odd tea party ? a throwback to a much earlier time ? soon ended in tragedy when someone is murdered. Theo?s detecting skills are again called upon and she is thrust into the middle of a case she would rather no...

    Pekoe Most Poison by Laura Childs is the eighteenth book in A Tea Shop Mystery series. Theodosia Browning and Drayton Conneley have been invited to a ?Rat Tea? by Doreen Briggs. It gives Theo her first glimpse of Calhoun Mansion owned by Doreen and her husband, Beau (well, technica...

    I'd given up on the series after the previous book in the series was so bad, but I came back for a light summer read. This one didn't disappoint. Much less silly, and much more like the first few books. A little like comfort food. I knew who the killer was as soon as s/he was introduce...

    Laura Child's has written another exciting whodunit! It's always great to read another Tea Shop mystery and visit Carmela, Drayton, et al. Drayton has a greater role in this one. Lots of twists and turns to keep the reader guessing. Very enjoyable read! ...

    Of Laura Childs' three series, the Tea Shop series is my favorite. This installment was very enjoyable and Theodosia at her best. Also, a new character is introduced who may turn out to be her new love interest going forward. I just wish i could visit the tea shop!! ...

    I do missed these friends! Good read as usual. Anxiously awaiting the next book. ...

    I always enjoy the tea offerings, parties, etc. the mystery part is just okay. ...

    The opening murder was kind of graphic for a cozy ...

    Fun cozy mystery and I still want an Indigo Tea Shop in Lebanon. ...

    3.5 stars I love the Tea Shop Mysteries, but as was the case with Devonshire Scream, Theodosia's voice and actions seem different from the earlier books. Drayton is my favorite character yet he too seems slightly different. The mystery here is fine and moves along at a steady pace. ...

    This time Theodosia Browning gets involved in a murder because the person died right in front of her at a Rat Tea in Charleston. Also the widow,Doreen, has asked for help and said that the money she is willing to donate to the Historical Society, Drayton's favorite, is bound to how wel...

  • Christine
    Jun 17, 2017

    It's hard to believe that after 18 books in this series, Ms. Childs succeeds wonderfully with another engaging mystery. I also love this series because Charleston is one of my favorite cities so it makes me feel close to the Carolinas.. The main characters of Theodosia, Drayton, and Ha...

    The history of the "rat tea" was fasinating but left me a little squimish as the servers at the tea that Theodosia and Drayton attended were dressed as rats. I was not fond of the way Theodosia was protrayed in the beginning of the book with her perfectly waxed eye brows, it made her s...

    Eighteen books in and the Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Childs are still strongly brewed and refreshing! What can I say about PEKOE MOST POISON that hasn?t already been said about the other seventeen books in this series? I think all of the positive adjectives have been used, and ri...

    I hate to rate this book so low as I have totally enjoyed this charming series from the beginning. However, I have noticed a change over the last few books - this one in particular. Where did all that snarkiness from Theodosia come from? She was never like that before - and I don't fin...

    Theodosia Browning and Drayton attend a Rat Tea Party given by Doreen Briggs, one of Charleston hostess to commemorate a time when rats had overran the area. At the party, a fire is accidentally started at the head table and the host collapses and dies. How was the poison from the tea ...

    Rec'd ARC from Netgalley -- thank you! My first tea shop mystery, but I don't think I will be continuing this series. Delectable descriptions of food and drinks, but the mystery wasn't too engaging to me. I did like the main characters - Theodosia, Drayton, and Haley - and I liked ...

    Theodosia Browning owns Indigo Tea Shop and has a volunteer sideline going on by investigating murders. Theo and her partner Drayton show up at wealthy Doreen's rat tea party where Doreen's husband starts convulsing and dies. Doreen asks Theo to help investigate and, since she unfortun...

    Rant ahead! The first half of the book was excellent, but at some point toward the middle, I started losing interest and getting frustrated with Theodosia. I understand her curiosity drives the story, but this was ridiculous. Theodosia became very defiant in regard to the Detective's ...

    Book 18, how does she do it? I found this one to be very pleasing! A touch of history with the mystery and a deviously delightful. Drama, high tea and mystery, themed tea parties and a touch of class. I loved how this one played out! I also loved how the book paired beautifully with m...

    I?m a big Laura Childs fan but this is the first book that I?ve read from her Tea Shop Mysteries series. I know what you?re thinking, this series is probably the one she is most famous for, but I did a little backtracking and out of order reading so now I?m just getting myself...

    review to come ...

    Pekoe Most Poison by Laura Childs. Tea Shop Mystery #18. I've been fortunate to have read all 18 and reviewed most. Theodosia Browning Has been invited to a "rat tea" by Doreen Briggs. These rat teas were held in order to promote healthier conditions in the community and go way b...

    Pekoe Most Poison is the eighteenth book in the Tea Shop Mystery series. I never tire of reading this series, being well-plotted and told stories. It always easy for me to envision Drayton bustling about the Indigo Tea Shop and seeing the elegant furnishings of the tea shop. Theo...

    I found myself quickly turning the pages as I became absorbed in this murder mystery, and in an opulent setting, can you imagine sitting at a table being served by a rat? We are attending a ?Rat Tea?, doesn?t that sound exciting? Now if I were having a tea I would not invite Theo...

    Slightly better than the last book, but only slightly. I've read this series since the beginning, but think this will be the last. I enjoyed things more when Theo was more of an accidental sleuth & the series seemed to focus more on her tea shop & friends. Now she actively goes...

    3 stars...I didn't think I could ever give a book in this series such a middle of the road rating. I found Theo to be completely unreasonable/unhinged in this book when it came to finding the murderer and making sure they were apprehended. HOW does a tea shop owner go and demand someon...

    I enjoyed this story as much as the next. I have been reading this series backwards and will continue to do so, as long as a new book hasn't been published. The mystery was intriguing, and I enjoyed the turns the story took. I was surprised by the identity of the killer. Although I...

    2.5, I think is more accurate. For the most part the book moves along at a good pace and I did find myself wishing the Indigo Tea Shop was real so I could visit. So that's a plus. However there were... issues. The first is something that I think requires a bit of work to avoid in a ...

    The story was good, but I was wondering what happened to Theodosia when she accused someone of murder and took delight in it, without solid proof. And sadly, I guessed the murderer before I had finished 1/3 of the book. No good back story there to really explain a hatred bad enough to ...

    There certainly was a rat at the rat tea that Theo attended, and this odd tea party ? a throwback to a much earlier time ? soon ended in tragedy when someone is murdered. Theo?s detecting skills are again called upon and she is thrust into the middle of a case she would rather no...

    Pekoe Most Poison by Laura Childs is the eighteenth book in A Tea Shop Mystery series. Theodosia Browning and Drayton Conneley have been invited to a ?Rat Tea? by Doreen Briggs. It gives Theo her first glimpse of Calhoun Mansion owned by Doreen and her husband, Beau (well, technica...

    I'd given up on the series after the previous book in the series was so bad, but I came back for a light summer read. This one didn't disappoint. Much less silly, and much more like the first few books. A little like comfort food. I knew who the killer was as soon as s/he was introduce...

    Laura Child's has written another exciting whodunit! It's always great to read another Tea Shop mystery and visit Carmela, Drayton, et al. Drayton has a greater role in this one. Lots of twists and turns to keep the reader guessing. Very enjoyable read! ...

    Of Laura Childs' three series, the Tea Shop series is my favorite. This installment was very enjoyable and Theodosia at her best. Also, a new character is introduced who may turn out to be her new love interest going forward. I just wish i could visit the tea shop!! ...

    I do missed these friends! Good read as usual. Anxiously awaiting the next book. ...

    I always enjoy the tea offerings, parties, etc. the mystery part is just okay. ...

    The opening murder was kind of graphic for a cozy ...

  • Allison
    May 21, 2017

    It's hard to believe that after 18 books in this series, Ms. Childs succeeds wonderfully with another engaging mystery. I also love this series because Charleston is one of my favorite cities so it makes me feel close to the Carolinas.. The main characters of Theodosia, Drayton, and Ha...

    The history of the "rat tea" was fasinating but left me a little squimish as the servers at the tea that Theodosia and Drayton attended were dressed as rats. I was not fond of the way Theodosia was protrayed in the beginning of the book with her perfectly waxed eye brows, it made her s...

    Eighteen books in and the Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Childs are still strongly brewed and refreshing! What can I say about PEKOE MOST POISON that hasn?t already been said about the other seventeen books in this series? I think all of the positive adjectives have been used, and ri...

    I hate to rate this book so low as I have totally enjoyed this charming series from the beginning. However, I have noticed a change over the last few books - this one in particular. Where did all that snarkiness from Theodosia come from? She was never like that before - and I don't fin...

    Theodosia Browning and Drayton attend a Rat Tea Party given by Doreen Briggs, one of Charleston hostess to commemorate a time when rats had overran the area. At the party, a fire is accidentally started at the head table and the host collapses and dies. How was the poison from the tea ...

    Rec'd ARC from Netgalley -- thank you! My first tea shop mystery, but I don't think I will be continuing this series. Delectable descriptions of food and drinks, but the mystery wasn't too engaging to me. I did like the main characters - Theodosia, Drayton, and Haley - and I liked ...

    Theodosia Browning owns Indigo Tea Shop and has a volunteer sideline going on by investigating murders. Theo and her partner Drayton show up at wealthy Doreen's rat tea party where Doreen's husband starts convulsing and dies. Doreen asks Theo to help investigate and, since she unfortun...

    Rant ahead! The first half of the book was excellent, but at some point toward the middle, I started losing interest and getting frustrated with Theodosia. I understand her curiosity drives the story, but this was ridiculous. Theodosia became very defiant in regard to the Detective's ...

  • Karen
    Mar 09, 2017

    It's hard to believe that after 18 books in this series, Ms. Childs succeeds wonderfully with another engaging mystery. I also love this series because Charleston is one of my favorite cities so it makes me feel close to the Carolinas.. The main characters of Theodosia, Drayton, and Ha...

    The history of the "rat tea" was fasinating but left me a little squimish as the servers at the tea that Theodosia and Drayton attended were dressed as rats. I was not fond of the way Theodosia was protrayed in the beginning of the book with her perfectly waxed eye brows, it made her s...

    Eighteen books in and the Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Childs are still strongly brewed and refreshing! What can I say about PEKOE MOST POISON that hasn?t already been said about the other seventeen books in this series? I think all of the positive adjectives have been used, and ri...

    I hate to rate this book so low as I have totally enjoyed this charming series from the beginning. However, I have noticed a change over the last few books - this one in particular. Where did all that snarkiness from Theodosia come from? She was never like that before - and I don't fin...

    Theodosia Browning and Drayton attend a Rat Tea Party given by Doreen Briggs, one of Charleston hostess to commemorate a time when rats had overran the area. At the party, a fire is accidentally started at the head table and the host collapses and dies. How was the poison from the tea ...

    Rec'd ARC from Netgalley -- thank you! My first tea shop mystery, but I don't think I will be continuing this series. Delectable descriptions of food and drinks, but the mystery wasn't too engaging to me. I did like the main characters - Theodosia, Drayton, and Haley - and I liked ...

    Theodosia Browning owns Indigo Tea Shop and has a volunteer sideline going on by investigating murders. Theo and her partner Drayton show up at wealthy Doreen's rat tea party where Doreen's husband starts convulsing and dies. Doreen asks Theo to help investigate and, since she unfortun...

    Rant ahead! The first half of the book was excellent, but at some point toward the middle, I started losing interest and getting frustrated with Theodosia. I understand her curiosity drives the story, but this was ridiculous. Theodosia became very defiant in regard to the Detective's ...

    Book 18, how does she do it? I found this one to be very pleasing! A touch of history with the mystery and a deviously delightful. Drama, high tea and mystery, themed tea parties and a touch of class. I loved how this one played out! I also loved how the book paired beautifully with m...

  • Lisa Ks Book Reviews
    Mar 06, 2017

    It's hard to believe that after 18 books in this series, Ms. Childs succeeds wonderfully with another engaging mystery. I also love this series because Charleston is one of my favorite cities so it makes me feel close to the Carolinas.. The main characters of Theodosia, Drayton, and Ha...

    The history of the "rat tea" was fasinating but left me a little squimish as the servers at the tea that Theodosia and Drayton attended were dressed as rats. I was not fond of the way Theodosia was protrayed in the beginning of the book with her perfectly waxed eye brows, it made her s...

    Eighteen books in and the Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Childs are still strongly brewed and refreshing! What can I say about PEKOE MOST POISON that hasn?t already been said about the other seventeen books in this series? I think all of the positive adjectives have been used, and ri...

  • Kristina
    Feb 28, 2017

    It's hard to believe that after 18 books in this series, Ms. Childs succeeds wonderfully with another engaging mystery. I also love this series because Charleston is one of my favorite cities so it makes me feel close to the Carolinas.. The main characters of Theodosia, Drayton, and Ha...

    The history of the "rat tea" was fasinating but left me a little squimish as the servers at the tea that Theodosia and Drayton attended were dressed as rats. I was not fond of the way Theodosia was protrayed in the beginning of the book with her perfectly waxed eye brows, it made her s...

    Eighteen books in and the Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Childs are still strongly brewed and refreshing! What can I say about PEKOE MOST POISON that hasn?t already been said about the other seventeen books in this series? I think all of the positive adjectives have been used, and ri...

    I hate to rate this book so low as I have totally enjoyed this charming series from the beginning. However, I have noticed a change over the last few books - this one in particular. Where did all that snarkiness from Theodosia come from? She was never like that before - and I don't fin...

    Theodosia Browning and Drayton attend a Rat Tea Party given by Doreen Briggs, one of Charleston hostess to commemorate a time when rats had overran the area. At the party, a fire is accidentally started at the head table and the host collapses and dies. How was the poison from the tea ...

    Rec'd ARC from Netgalley -- thank you! My first tea shop mystery, but I don't think I will be continuing this series. Delectable descriptions of food and drinks, but the mystery wasn't too engaging to me. I did like the main characters - Theodosia, Drayton, and Haley - and I liked ...

    Theodosia Browning owns Indigo Tea Shop and has a volunteer sideline going on by investigating murders. Theo and her partner Drayton show up at wealthy Doreen's rat tea party where Doreen's husband starts convulsing and dies. Doreen asks Theo to help investigate and, since she unfortun...

    Rant ahead! The first half of the book was excellent, but at some point toward the middle, I started losing interest and getting frustrated with Theodosia. I understand her curiosity drives the story, but this was ridiculous. Theodosia became very defiant in regard to the Detective's ...

    Book 18, how does she do it? I found this one to be very pleasing! A touch of history with the mystery and a deviously delightful. Drama, high tea and mystery, themed tea parties and a touch of class. I loved how this one played out! I also loved how the book paired beautifully with m...

    I?m a big Laura Childs fan but this is the first book that I?ve read from her Tea Shop Mysteries series. I know what you?re thinking, this series is probably the one she is most famous for, but I did a little backtracking and out of order reading so now I?m just getting myself...

    review to come ...

    Pekoe Most Poison by Laura Childs. Tea Shop Mystery #18. I've been fortunate to have read all 18 and reviewed most. Theodosia Browning Has been invited to a "rat tea" by Doreen Briggs. These rat teas were held in order to promote healthier conditions in the community and go way b...

    Pekoe Most Poison is the eighteenth book in the Tea Shop Mystery series. I never tire of reading this series, being well-plotted and told stories. It always easy for me to envision Drayton bustling about the Indigo Tea Shop and seeing the elegant furnishings of the tea shop. Theo...

    I found myself quickly turning the pages as I became absorbed in this murder mystery, and in an opulent setting, can you imagine sitting at a table being served by a rat? We are attending a ?Rat Tea?, doesn?t that sound exciting? Now if I were having a tea I would not invite Theo...

    Slightly better than the last book, but only slightly. I've read this series since the beginning, but think this will be the last. I enjoyed things more when Theo was more of an accidental sleuth & the series seemed to focus more on her tea shop & friends. Now she actively goes...

    3 stars...I didn't think I could ever give a book in this series such a middle of the road rating. I found Theo to be completely unreasonable/unhinged in this book when it came to finding the murderer and making sure they were apprehended. HOW does a tea shop owner go and demand someon...

    I enjoyed this story as much as the next. I have been reading this series backwards and will continue to do so, as long as a new book hasn't been published. The mystery was intriguing, and I enjoyed the turns the story took. I was surprised by the identity of the killer. Although I...

    2.5, I think is more accurate. For the most part the book moves along at a good pace and I did find myself wishing the Indigo Tea Shop was real so I could visit. So that's a plus. However there were... issues. The first is something that I think requires a bit of work to avoid in a ...

    The story was good, but I was wondering what happened to Theodosia when she accused someone of murder and took delight in it, without solid proof. And sadly, I guessed the murderer before I had finished 1/3 of the book. No good back story there to really explain a hatred bad enough to ...

    There certainly was a rat at the rat tea that Theo attended, and this odd tea party ? a throwback to a much earlier time ? soon ended in tragedy when someone is murdered. Theo?s detecting skills are again called upon and she is thrust into the middle of a case she would rather no...

    Pekoe Most Poison by Laura Childs is the eighteenth book in A Tea Shop Mystery series. Theodosia Browning and Drayton Conneley have been invited to a ?Rat Tea? by Doreen Briggs. It gives Theo her first glimpse of Calhoun Mansion owned by Doreen and her husband, Beau (well, technica...

  • Betty
    Feb 18, 2017

    It's hard to believe that after 18 books in this series, Ms. Childs succeeds wonderfully with another engaging mystery. I also love this series because Charleston is one of my favorite cities so it makes me feel close to the Carolinas.. The main characters of Theodosia, Drayton, and Ha...

    The history of the "rat tea" was fasinating but left me a little squimish as the servers at the tea that Theodosia and Drayton attended were dressed as rats. I was not fond of the way Theodosia was protrayed in the beginning of the book with her perfectly waxed eye brows, it made her s...

    Eighteen books in and the Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Childs are still strongly brewed and refreshing! What can I say about PEKOE MOST POISON that hasn?t already been said about the other seventeen books in this series? I think all of the positive adjectives have been used, and ri...

    I hate to rate this book so low as I have totally enjoyed this charming series from the beginning. However, I have noticed a change over the last few books - this one in particular. Where did all that snarkiness from Theodosia come from? She was never like that before - and I don't fin...

    Theodosia Browning and Drayton attend a Rat Tea Party given by Doreen Briggs, one of Charleston hostess to commemorate a time when rats had overran the area. At the party, a fire is accidentally started at the head table and the host collapses and dies. How was the poison from the tea ...

  • Vivian
    Apr 07, 2017

    It's hard to believe that after 18 books in this series, Ms. Childs succeeds wonderfully with another engaging mystery. I also love this series because Charleston is one of my favorite cities so it makes me feel close to the Carolinas.. The main characters of Theodosia, Drayton, and Ha...

    The history of the "rat tea" was fasinating but left me a little squimish as the servers at the tea that Theodosia and Drayton attended were dressed as rats. I was not fond of the way Theodosia was protrayed in the beginning of the book with her perfectly waxed eye brows, it made her s...

    Eighteen books in and the Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Childs are still strongly brewed and refreshing! What can I say about PEKOE MOST POISON that hasn?t already been said about the other seventeen books in this series? I think all of the positive adjectives have been used, and ri...

    I hate to rate this book so low as I have totally enjoyed this charming series from the beginning. However, I have noticed a change over the last few books - this one in particular. Where did all that snarkiness from Theodosia come from? She was never like that before - and I don't fin...

  • Leah
    May 04, 2018

    It's hard to believe that after 18 books in this series, Ms. Childs succeeds wonderfully with another engaging mystery. I also love this series because Charleston is one of my favorite cities so it makes me feel close to the Carolinas.. The main characters of Theodosia, Drayton, and Ha...

    The history of the "rat tea" was fasinating but left me a little squimish as the servers at the tea that Theodosia and Drayton attended were dressed as rats. I was not fond of the way Theodosia was protrayed in the beginning of the book with her perfectly waxed eye brows, it made her s...

    Eighteen books in and the Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Childs are still strongly brewed and refreshing! What can I say about PEKOE MOST POISON that hasn?t already been said about the other seventeen books in this series? I think all of the positive adjectives have been used, and ri...

    I hate to rate this book so low as I have totally enjoyed this charming series from the beginning. However, I have noticed a change over the last few books - this one in particular. Where did all that snarkiness from Theodosia come from? She was never like that before - and I don't fin...

    Theodosia Browning and Drayton attend a Rat Tea Party given by Doreen Briggs, one of Charleston hostess to commemorate a time when rats had overran the area. At the party, a fire is accidentally started at the head table and the host collapses and dies. How was the poison from the tea ...

    Rec'd ARC from Netgalley -- thank you! My first tea shop mystery, but I don't think I will be continuing this series. Delectable descriptions of food and drinks, but the mystery wasn't too engaging to me. I did like the main characters - Theodosia, Drayton, and Haley - and I liked ...

    Theodosia Browning owns Indigo Tea Shop and has a volunteer sideline going on by investigating murders. Theo and her partner Drayton show up at wealthy Doreen's rat tea party where Doreen's husband starts convulsing and dies. Doreen asks Theo to help investigate and, since she unfortun...

    Rant ahead! The first half of the book was excellent, but at some point toward the middle, I started losing interest and getting frustrated with Theodosia. I understand her curiosity drives the story, but this was ridiculous. Theodosia became very defiant in regard to the Detective's ...

    Book 18, how does she do it? I found this one to be very pleasing! A touch of history with the mystery and a deviously delightful. Drama, high tea and mystery, themed tea parties and a touch of class. I loved how this one played out! I also loved how the book paired beautifully with m...

    I?m a big Laura Childs fan but this is the first book that I?ve read from her Tea Shop Mysteries series. I know what you?re thinking, this series is probably the one she is most famous for, but I did a little backtracking and out of order reading so now I?m just getting myself...

    review to come ...

    Pekoe Most Poison by Laura Childs. Tea Shop Mystery #18. I've been fortunate to have read all 18 and reviewed most. Theodosia Browning Has been invited to a "rat tea" by Doreen Briggs. These rat teas were held in order to promote healthier conditions in the community and go way b...

    Pekoe Most Poison is the eighteenth book in the Tea Shop Mystery series. I never tire of reading this series, being well-plotted and told stories. It always easy for me to envision Drayton bustling about the Indigo Tea Shop and seeing the elegant furnishings of the tea shop. Theo...

    I found myself quickly turning the pages as I became absorbed in this murder mystery, and in an opulent setting, can you imagine sitting at a table being served by a rat? We are attending a ?Rat Tea?, doesn?t that sound exciting? Now if I were having a tea I would not invite Theo...

    Slightly better than the last book, but only slightly. I've read this series since the beginning, but think this will be the last. I enjoyed things more when Theo was more of an accidental sleuth & the series seemed to focus more on her tea shop & friends. Now she actively goes...

    3 stars...I didn't think I could ever give a book in this series such a middle of the road rating. I found Theo to be completely unreasonable/unhinged in this book when it came to finding the murderer and making sure they were apprehended. HOW does a tea shop owner go and demand someon...

    I enjoyed this story as much as the next. I have been reading this series backwards and will continue to do so, as long as a new book hasn't been published. The mystery was intriguing, and I enjoyed the turns the story took. I was surprised by the identity of the killer. Although I...

  • Under the Covers Book Blog
    Mar 07, 2017

    It's hard to believe that after 18 books in this series, Ms. Childs succeeds wonderfully with another engaging mystery. I also love this series because Charleston is one of my favorite cities so it makes me feel close to the Carolinas.. The main characters of Theodosia, Drayton, and Ha...

    The history of the "rat tea" was fasinating but left me a little squimish as the servers at the tea that Theodosia and Drayton attended were dressed as rats. I was not fond of the way Theodosia was protrayed in the beginning of the book with her perfectly waxed eye brows, it made her s...

    Eighteen books in and the Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Childs are still strongly brewed and refreshing! What can I say about PEKOE MOST POISON that hasn?t already been said about the other seventeen books in this series? I think all of the positive adjectives have been used, and ri...

    I hate to rate this book so low as I have totally enjoyed this charming series from the beginning. However, I have noticed a change over the last few books - this one in particular. Where did all that snarkiness from Theodosia come from? She was never like that before - and I don't fin...

    Theodosia Browning and Drayton attend a Rat Tea Party given by Doreen Briggs, one of Charleston hostess to commemorate a time when rats had overran the area. At the party, a fire is accidentally started at the head table and the host collapses and dies. How was the poison from the tea ...

    Rec'd ARC from Netgalley -- thank you! My first tea shop mystery, but I don't think I will be continuing this series. Delectable descriptions of food and drinks, but the mystery wasn't too engaging to me. I did like the main characters - Theodosia, Drayton, and Haley - and I liked ...

    Theodosia Browning owns Indigo Tea Shop and has a volunteer sideline going on by investigating murders. Theo and her partner Drayton show up at wealthy Doreen's rat tea party where Doreen's husband starts convulsing and dies. Doreen asks Theo to help investigate and, since she unfortun...

    Rant ahead! The first half of the book was excellent, but at some point toward the middle, I started losing interest and getting frustrated with Theodosia. I understand her curiosity drives the story, but this was ridiculous. Theodosia became very defiant in regard to the Detective's ...

    Book 18, how does she do it? I found this one to be very pleasing! A touch of history with the mystery and a deviously delightful. Drama, high tea and mystery, themed tea parties and a touch of class. I loved how this one played out! I also loved how the book paired beautifully with m...

    I?m a big Laura Childs fan but this is the first book that I?ve read from her Tea Shop Mysteries series. I know what you?re thinking, this series is probably the one she is most famous for, but I did a little backtracking and out of order reading so now I?m just getting myself...

  • Susan Webb
    Jun 27, 2017

    It's hard to believe that after 18 books in this series, Ms. Childs succeeds wonderfully with another engaging mystery. I also love this series because Charleston is one of my favorite cities so it makes me feel close to the Carolinas.. The main characters of Theodosia, Drayton, and Ha...

    The history of the "rat tea" was fasinating but left me a little squimish as the servers at the tea that Theodosia and Drayton attended were dressed as rats. I was not fond of the way Theodosia was protrayed in the beginning of the book with her perfectly waxed eye brows, it made her s...

    Eighteen books in and the Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Childs are still strongly brewed and refreshing! What can I say about PEKOE MOST POISON that hasn?t already been said about the other seventeen books in this series? I think all of the positive adjectives have been used, and ri...

    I hate to rate this book so low as I have totally enjoyed this charming series from the beginning. However, I have noticed a change over the last few books - this one in particular. Where did all that snarkiness from Theodosia come from? She was never like that before - and I don't fin...

    Theodosia Browning and Drayton attend a Rat Tea Party given by Doreen Briggs, one of Charleston hostess to commemorate a time when rats had overran the area. At the party, a fire is accidentally started at the head table and the host collapses and dies. How was the poison from the tea ...

    Rec'd ARC from Netgalley -- thank you! My first tea shop mystery, but I don't think I will be continuing this series. Delectable descriptions of food and drinks, but the mystery wasn't too engaging to me. I did like the main characters - Theodosia, Drayton, and Haley - and I liked ...

    Theodosia Browning owns Indigo Tea Shop and has a volunteer sideline going on by investigating murders. Theo and her partner Drayton show up at wealthy Doreen's rat tea party where Doreen's husband starts convulsing and dies. Doreen asks Theo to help investigate and, since she unfortun...

    Rant ahead! The first half of the book was excellent, but at some point toward the middle, I started losing interest and getting frustrated with Theodosia. I understand her curiosity drives the story, but this was ridiculous. Theodosia became very defiant in regard to the Detective's ...

    Book 18, how does she do it? I found this one to be very pleasing! A touch of history with the mystery and a deviously delightful. Drama, high tea and mystery, themed tea parties and a touch of class. I loved how this one played out! I also loved how the book paired beautifully with m...

    I?m a big Laura Childs fan but this is the first book that I?ve read from her Tea Shop Mysteries series. I know what you?re thinking, this series is probably the one she is most famous for, but I did a little backtracking and out of order reading so now I?m just getting myself...

    review to come ...

    Pekoe Most Poison by Laura Childs. Tea Shop Mystery #18. I've been fortunate to have read all 18 and reviewed most. Theodosia Browning Has been invited to a "rat tea" by Doreen Briggs. These rat teas were held in order to promote healthier conditions in the community and go way b...

    Pekoe Most Poison is the eighteenth book in the Tea Shop Mystery series. I never tire of reading this series, being well-plotted and told stories. It always easy for me to envision Drayton bustling about the Indigo Tea Shop and seeing the elegant furnishings of the tea shop. Theo...

    I found myself quickly turning the pages as I became absorbed in this murder mystery, and in an opulent setting, can you imagine sitting at a table being served by a rat? We are attending a ?Rat Tea?, doesn?t that sound exciting? Now if I were having a tea I would not invite Theo...

    Slightly better than the last book, but only slightly. I've read this series since the beginning, but think this will be the last. I enjoyed things more when Theo was more of an accidental sleuth & the series seemed to focus more on her tea shop & friends. Now she actively goes...

    3 stars...I didn't think I could ever give a book in this series such a middle of the road rating. I found Theo to be completely unreasonable/unhinged in this book when it came to finding the murderer and making sure they were apprehended. HOW does a tea shop owner go and demand someon...

    I enjoyed this story as much as the next. I have been reading this series backwards and will continue to do so, as long as a new book hasn't been published. The mystery was intriguing, and I enjoyed the turns the story took. I was surprised by the identity of the killer. Although I...

    2.5, I think is more accurate. For the most part the book moves along at a good pace and I did find myself wishing the Indigo Tea Shop was real so I could visit. So that's a plus. However there were... issues. The first is something that I think requires a bit of work to avoid in a ...

    The story was good, but I was wondering what happened to Theodosia when she accused someone of murder and took delight in it, without solid proof. And sadly, I guessed the murderer before I had finished 1/3 of the book. No good back story there to really explain a hatred bad enough to ...

  • Pamela
    May 28, 2017

    It's hard to believe that after 18 books in this series, Ms. Childs succeeds wonderfully with another engaging mystery. I also love this series because Charleston is one of my favorite cities so it makes me feel close to the Carolinas.. The main characters of Theodosia, Drayton, and Ha...

    The history of the "rat tea" was fasinating but left me a little squimish as the servers at the tea that Theodosia and Drayton attended were dressed as rats. I was not fond of the way Theodosia was protrayed in the beginning of the book with her perfectly waxed eye brows, it made her s...

    Eighteen books in and the Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Childs are still strongly brewed and refreshing! What can I say about PEKOE MOST POISON that hasn?t already been said about the other seventeen books in this series? I think all of the positive adjectives have been used, and ri...

    I hate to rate this book so low as I have totally enjoyed this charming series from the beginning. However, I have noticed a change over the last few books - this one in particular. Where did all that snarkiness from Theodosia come from? She was never like that before - and I don't fin...

    Theodosia Browning and Drayton attend a Rat Tea Party given by Doreen Briggs, one of Charleston hostess to commemorate a time when rats had overran the area. At the party, a fire is accidentally started at the head table and the host collapses and dies. How was the poison from the tea ...

    Rec'd ARC from Netgalley -- thank you! My first tea shop mystery, but I don't think I will be continuing this series. Delectable descriptions of food and drinks, but the mystery wasn't too engaging to me. I did like the main characters - Theodosia, Drayton, and Haley - and I liked ...

    Theodosia Browning owns Indigo Tea Shop and has a volunteer sideline going on by investigating murders. Theo and her partner Drayton show up at wealthy Doreen's rat tea party where Doreen's husband starts convulsing and dies. Doreen asks Theo to help investigate and, since she unfortun...

    Rant ahead! The first half of the book was excellent, but at some point toward the middle, I started losing interest and getting frustrated with Theodosia. I understand her curiosity drives the story, but this was ridiculous. Theodosia became very defiant in regard to the Detective's ...

    Book 18, how does she do it? I found this one to be very pleasing! A touch of history with the mystery and a deviously delightful. Drama, high tea and mystery, themed tea parties and a touch of class. I loved how this one played out! I also loved how the book paired beautifully with m...

    I?m a big Laura Childs fan but this is the first book that I?ve read from her Tea Shop Mysteries series. I know what you?re thinking, this series is probably the one she is most famous for, but I did a little backtracking and out of order reading so now I?m just getting myself...

    review to come ...

    Pekoe Most Poison by Laura Childs. Tea Shop Mystery #18. I've been fortunate to have read all 18 and reviewed most. Theodosia Browning Has been invited to a "rat tea" by Doreen Briggs. These rat teas were held in order to promote healthier conditions in the community and go way b...

    Pekoe Most Poison is the eighteenth book in the Tea Shop Mystery series. I never tire of reading this series, being well-plotted and told stories. It always easy for me to envision Drayton bustling about the Indigo Tea Shop and seeing the elegant furnishings of the tea shop. Theo...

    I found myself quickly turning the pages as I became absorbed in this murder mystery, and in an opulent setting, can you imagine sitting at a table being served by a rat? We are attending a ?Rat Tea?, doesn?t that sound exciting? Now if I were having a tea I would not invite Theo...

    Slightly better than the last book, but only slightly. I've read this series since the beginning, but think this will be the last. I enjoyed things more when Theo was more of an accidental sleuth & the series seemed to focus more on her tea shop & friends. Now she actively goes...

    3 stars...I didn't think I could ever give a book in this series such a middle of the road rating. I found Theo to be completely unreasonable/unhinged in this book when it came to finding the murderer and making sure they were apprehended. HOW does a tea shop owner go and demand someon...

    I enjoyed this story as much as the next. I have been reading this series backwards and will continue to do so, as long as a new book hasn't been published. The mystery was intriguing, and I enjoyed the turns the story took. I was surprised by the identity of the killer. Although I...

    2.5, I think is more accurate. For the most part the book moves along at a good pace and I did find myself wishing the Indigo Tea Shop was real so I could visit. So that's a plus. However there were... issues. The first is something that I think requires a bit of work to avoid in a ...

    The story was good, but I was wondering what happened to Theodosia when she accused someone of murder and took delight in it, without solid proof. And sadly, I guessed the murderer before I had finished 1/3 of the book. No good back story there to really explain a hatred bad enough to ...

    There certainly was a rat at the rat tea that Theo attended, and this odd tea party ? a throwback to a much earlier time ? soon ended in tragedy when someone is murdered. Theo?s detecting skills are again called upon and she is thrust into the middle of a case she would rather no...

    Pekoe Most Poison by Laura Childs is the eighteenth book in A Tea Shop Mystery series. Theodosia Browning and Drayton Conneley have been invited to a ?Rat Tea? by Doreen Briggs. It gives Theo her first glimpse of Calhoun Mansion owned by Doreen and her husband, Beau (well, technica...

    I'd given up on the series after the previous book in the series was so bad, but I came back for a light summer read. This one didn't disappoint. Much less silly, and much more like the first few books. A little like comfort food. I knew who the killer was as soon as s/he was introduce...

    Laura Child's has written another exciting whodunit! It's always great to read another Tea Shop mystery and visit Carmela, Drayton, et al. Drayton has a greater role in this one. Lots of twists and turns to keep the reader guessing. Very enjoyable read! ...

    Of Laura Childs' three series, the Tea Shop series is my favorite. This installment was very enjoyable and Theodosia at her best. Also, a new character is introduced who may turn out to be her new love interest going forward. I just wish i could visit the tea shop!! ...

  • Donna
    Apr 27, 2017

    It's hard to believe that after 18 books in this series, Ms. Childs succeeds wonderfully with another engaging mystery. I also love this series because Charleston is one of my favorite cities so it makes me feel close to the Carolinas.. The main characters of Theodosia, Drayton, and Ha...

    The history of the "rat tea" was fasinating but left me a little squimish as the servers at the tea that Theodosia and Drayton attended were dressed as rats. I was not fond of the way Theodosia was protrayed in the beginning of the book with her perfectly waxed eye brows, it made her s...

    Eighteen books in and the Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Childs are still strongly brewed and refreshing! What can I say about PEKOE MOST POISON that hasn?t already been said about the other seventeen books in this series? I think all of the positive adjectives have been used, and ri...

    I hate to rate this book so low as I have totally enjoyed this charming series from the beginning. However, I have noticed a change over the last few books - this one in particular. Where did all that snarkiness from Theodosia come from? She was never like that before - and I don't fin...

    Theodosia Browning and Drayton attend a Rat Tea Party given by Doreen Briggs, one of Charleston hostess to commemorate a time when rats had overran the area. At the party, a fire is accidentally started at the head table and the host collapses and dies. How was the poison from the tea ...

    Rec'd ARC from Netgalley -- thank you! My first tea shop mystery, but I don't think I will be continuing this series. Delectable descriptions of food and drinks, but the mystery wasn't too engaging to me. I did like the main characters - Theodosia, Drayton, and Haley - and I liked ...

    Theodosia Browning owns Indigo Tea Shop and has a volunteer sideline going on by investigating murders. Theo and her partner Drayton show up at wealthy Doreen's rat tea party where Doreen's husband starts convulsing and dies. Doreen asks Theo to help investigate and, since she unfortun...

  • Amy
    Mar 27, 2017

    It's hard to believe that after 18 books in this series, Ms. Childs succeeds wonderfully with another engaging mystery. I also love this series because Charleston is one of my favorite cities so it makes me feel close to the Carolinas.. The main characters of Theodosia, Drayton, and Ha...