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

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Værker af Laura Childs

Death by Darjeeling (2001) 1,081 eksemplarer
Gunpowder Green (2002) 656 eksemplarer
Shades of Earl Grey (2003) 628 eksemplarer
The Jasmine Moon Murder (2004) 543 eksemplarer
The English Breakfast Murder (2003) 541 eksemplarer
Blood Orange Brewing (2006) 494 eksemplarer
Chamomile Mourning (2005) 484 eksemplarer
Dragonwell Dead (2007) 471 eksemplarer
The Silver Needle Murder (2008) 417 eksemplarer
Keepsake Crimes (2003) 394 eksemplarer
Oolong Dead (2009) 346 eksemplarer
Eggs in Purgatory (2008) 324 eksemplarer
The Teaberry Strangler (2010) 304 eksemplarer
Scones and Bones (2011) 299 eksemplarer
Agony of the Leaves (2012) 286 eksemplarer
Photo Finished (2004) 269 eksemplarer
Bound For Murder (2004) 265 eksemplarer
Sweet Tea Revenge (2013) 237 eksemplarer
Steeped in Evil (2014) 219 eksemplarer
Motif For Murder (2006) 210 eksemplarer
Eggs Benedict Arnold (2009) 207 eksemplarer
Frill Kill (2007) 198 eksemplarer
Ming Tea Murder (2015) 197 eksemplarer
Pekoe Most Poison (2017) 181 eksemplarer
Bedeviled Eggs (2010) 176 eksemplarer
Tragic Magic (2009) 172 eksemplarer
Devonshire Scream (2016) 167 eksemplarer
Plum Tea Crazy (2018) 155 eksemplarer
Death Swatch (2008) 150 eksemplarer
Broken Bone China (2019) 143 eksemplarer
Fiber and Brimstone (2010) 129 eksemplarer
Postcards from the Dead (2012) 126 eksemplarer
Eggs in a Casket (2014) 119 eksemplarer
Stake and Eggs (2012) 118 eksemplarer
Lavender Blue Murder (2020) 112 eksemplarer
Skeleton Letters (2011) 110 eksemplarer
Haunted Hibiscus (2021) 110 eksemplarer
Gossamer Ghost (2004) 106 eksemplarer
Twisted Tea Christmas (2021) 103 eksemplarer
Scorched Eggs (2014) 102 eksemplarer
Gilt Trip (2013) 100 eksemplarer
Death by Design (2006) 90 eksemplarer
Crepe Factor (2016) 88 eksemplarer
Egg Drop Dead (2016) 85 eksemplarer
Eggs on Ice (2018) 79 eksemplarer
Parchment and Old Lace (0010) 77 eksemplarer
Lemon Curd Killer (2023) 73 eksemplarer
A Dark and Stormy Tea (2022) 71 eksemplarer
Glitter Bomb (2018) 58 eksemplarer
Egg Shooters (2020) 51 eksemplarer
Honey Drop Dead (2023) 50 eksemplarer

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

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

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

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

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

Reviewer's Note: Gerry Schmitt writes the Afton Tangler Thrillers and, using the pseudonym Laura Childs, writes the Tea Shop Mysteries, the Scrapbook Mysteries, and the Cackleberry Club Mysteries.
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FerneMysteryReader | 17 andre anmeldelser | May 21, 2024 |
I love the Tea Shop mysteries and look forward to the newest one every spring. This one didn't disappoint, either!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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