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Death by Darjeeling
Death by Darjeeling | Laura Childs
When a guest turns up dead at a tea for the annual historic homes garden party she is catering, Theodosia Browning, the owner of Charleston's Indigo Tea Shop, turns sleuth to save her reputation, clear her name, and track down the real killer. Original.
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BarkingMadRun
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CoverToCoverGirl Fantastic photo! 🎄🎄 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome photo ❤️📷 🤍 2mo
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Anchobi413
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A murder mystery book that got me sipping so many cups of tea while reading! The pacing was a bit slow in the beginning, but once I became familiar with the characters and the neighborhood, I started to appreciate all the detailed descriptions. Unfortunately, I couldn't figure out the culprit until the very end, but a definite recommendation for all tea lovers!

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audraelizabeth
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1. Sweet tea or water. Tea hot or cold. Water ice cold. No alcohol
#thirstythursday @mandarchy

mandarchy Good for you! I'm trying to avoid sugar, but I'm a sucker for anything ending in ade. 9mo
audraelizabeth @mandarchy sweet tea is my worst, i dont make it super sweet but i do drink around half a gallon a day. Im not much of a pop drinker 9mo
mandarchy @audraelizabeth when I was a kid I drank a lot of Coca-Cola. I would give it up for Lent and switch to iced tea. At a certain point I realized I wasn't accomplishing anything. This conversation is making me thirsty! 9mo
audraelizabeth @mandarchy Ive never been much for pop as a kid if i did drink it, sprite only. Yeah, i definitely didnt feel like i drank enough today. 9mo
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Hazel2019
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A great little cozy! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Took me a bit to get into it and to get used to the characters. But it was worth it. It‘s a murder mystery that will definitely have you guessing and I don‘t think you‘ll figure it out early 😁 lots of tea talk, tea drinking and all things tea of course along with all the detective work done by our main character Theodosia. Planning on reading the second one in the series soon.

mdm139 This is one of my favorite cozy series. 1y
MaleficentBookDragon Yay! I‘m glad you liked it. Sorry I‘m late, I‘m sending your next package out this morning. I put 2 books from a new series for you to try in the package. 1y
Hazel2019 @MaleficentBookDragon can‘t wait! 😊 1y
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Hazel2019
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Since I have a few days left this month I‘m going to read another #cozy mystery 😁 I received this one from @MaleficentBookDragon as part of one of the #LMPBC packages.

How can you go wrong with something that has ‘darjeeling‘ in the title 🙃

ElizaMarie I just love Cozy Mysteries! Enjoy! 1y
MaleficentBookDragon I hope you like it. I haven't started that series yet (even though I own a good chunk of the series). 1y
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alisonrose
Death by Darjeeling | Laura Childs
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THE FULL NAMES WHY THE FULL NAMES OVER AND OVER WHYYYYY. My biggest writing pet peeve and it was so bad here. Annoyed me thru the whole book. Positives: loved the tea shop setting, super charming, & I learned a bit too! Whodunnit was a bit cliché but not obvious nor out of left field. But the writing was pretty poor, dialogue unnatural, and that full names thing GAH. (Not a language thing; she‘s a white English speaking author.) Pretty meh. 2/5 ⭐️

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alisonrose
Death by Darjeeling | Laura Childs

This is another one where certain characters are referred to by full names nearly every single time, multiple times on the same page, sometimes within the same paragraph of dialogue from one speaker. WHYYYYYYY. It‘s not a language or cultural thing—this is a white English speaking author. Seriously don‘t get it when authors do this or why editors allow it. Trust me, I know the name is Hughes Barron or Timothy Neville without seeing it 50 times! 😖

LiteraryinLawrence How odd! 2y
alisonrose @LiteraryinLititz it‘s like everyone except the very main characters, too...driving me batty! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Really? 🤦‍♀️ 2y
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alisonrose
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I read a cozy mystery in May and it was so enjoyable, so thanks to some great videos from intentionallybookish on YT, I ordered a whole bunch more. I love that they often have location themes—a tea shop mystery sounds just perfect! #nowreading

SamanthaMarie I read my first cozy last year and I am hooked!!! It is the majority of my reading these days haha! 2y
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Emily92Bibliophile
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What a fun read!

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Savugirl
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Enjoyable read

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Emily92Bibliophile
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Have been hankering for a Cozy Mystery series since I finished Jenn McKinlay‘s wonderful Library Lovers Mystery series. Skipping CrossFit and Socializing, and getting a little reading and me time before studying 💙📚🍵 🤞🏻 that the snow flurries coming in tonight/ tomorrow will stick !

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mimsickle
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This is the first cosy mystery I've read and I found it an enjoyable and calming read. A nicely put together plot line set against the backdrop of a tea shop but with enough suspense to keep you reading

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Gnora
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Happy Monday Litsy!

I've loved cozy mysteries since before I knew exactly what the genre was. They remain some of my most favorite long-running series. These are the first books my #Top6 cozy mystery series. As you might can tell, I have a special soft spot for book and food themed settings. The Magical Bakery & Tea Shop mysteries are particularly good! Mmmmh, tea & scones. 😻

#LibraryBooks #RA #Mystery #CozyMystery

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MaleficentBookDragon
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@MeesesPieces thank you soooooo much for the #ChristmasInJulySwap gifts. I ♥ everything. I've been wanting these two books for a while now. I actually almost bought the tagged book on Monday. I'm glad I didn't. The 3D stickers are really cool. I'm going to make some into magnets for my fridge. And of course the Maleficent keychain is fantastic! Thank you!
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MeesesPieces Yay it makes me soooo happy you liked everything! I‘d love to see how the sticker magnets come out when you make them. I loved those stickers! Enjoy! Merry #christmasinjulyswap !!! @MaleficentBookDragon @JamieLou 2y
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Kshakal
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A good and easy read... just the pallet cleanser I needed!!!

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Kshakal
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This is how we party on a Friday night!!!

Crazeedi Awwww🐱💖 3y
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balletbookworm
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I was in the mood for a cozy and have been nosing around several series trying to find one I liked. I really enjoyed this very Miss Marple-ish but with a much younger protagonist mystery surrounding the death of a property developer reviled by the genteel long-time inhabitants of Charleston, SC. I also liked all the tea shop scenes. The writing didn‘t blow me away but it wasn‘t too awful either. Theodosia is a character I‘d like to read more of.

balletbookworm And if there‘s anything I‘ve learned from watching 20 seasons of Midsomer Murders, it‘s that property developers threaten village traditions and usually wind up the first dead body of any episode 4y
Leftcoastzen Cute kitty!😻 4y
Leelee.reads Your comment 😂 4y
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Melli
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A good light read. For those times when you really don‘t want to have to think about what your reading. #cosymysteries

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AndreaReads
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This was cute. I needed a book for #CozyMystery (and usual brand of mysteries/thrillers just did not fit the prompt), but this one checked all the boxes! I would have loved these types of books when I was younger, and I may still enjoy them when I need something a little lighter. I probably won‘t live in this genre, but it was fun to visit. #Booked2018

Melissa_J I enjoy this series. Some books are better than others, but the series is a great palate cleanser after a heavy read. 4y
4thhouseontheleft That‘s how I feel! Cozy mystery is fun to dabble in...on occasion. 😃 4y
GarthRanzz Loving your #bujo! 4y
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catebutler This is such a fun series, when I need a cozy gentle read, I‘ll pick these up! 4y
LiteraryinLawrence Your spread looks amazing!! 4y
AndreaReads @GarthRanzz @LiteraryinLititz Thank you! I color in books as I finish them and add in titles when I start reading or when I want to add new books to my list. I totally stole this layout from somewhere on Pinterest! @4thhouseontheleft Agreed! It was fun, but I don‘t feel the need to jump into another one right away, but I might try another tea shop mystery—it was a fun book! 4y
Cinfhen I wasn‘t a fan of the cozy but I‘m glad I gave it a go😬 4y
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TheSketchyReader
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1. I prefer bags but either, really. 2. Caffeine! 3. Earl Grey and Ginger 🍐 Pear. 4. Rooibos. #muglove. @TheKidUpstairs

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Rachael_reads
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#letsgetcozy
Thank you so much!!! I love everything!! I needed a tea infuser, actually. 😀😀😀

LeahBergen This looks lovely! 4y
Librarybelle I'm so glad you like everything! 4y
mabell What a cute card! 4y
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mjdowens Is that an owl tea infuser? I must have that! 4y
coffeenebula How adorable! 4y
Rachael_reads @Librarybelle I do!! Thank you so much! 4y
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booksandsympathy
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When I want something fun to read, catching up with Theodosia Browning, who owns the Indigo Teahouse in Charleston, SC and also solves murders is always a good bet. #drinksoncovers #anditsaugust

CaitZ I like her books too. I just started 4y
booksandsympathy @CaitZ I'm not that far yet. Someone else at the library really likes these books because I can never just find them there. I have to request them & they always takes at least a month to be ready for me. 4y
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TheLushWife
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Relaxing at the beach!

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CoveredInRust
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Did she use two hands? 😁

MyBookSwapClub Are you benign pedantic ;-) good one :) (edited) 5y
Well-ReadNeck 🤔. 🤣 5y
SaturnDoo 😂😂😂 5y
hlgreenfield 😁😁 good catch! 5y
kristina_with_a_k Oy vey! 🤦🏻‍♀️ 5y
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