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Devonshire Scream

Devonshire Scream The New York Times bestselling author of Ming Tea Murder serves up heists homicides and herbal blends in the latest in the Tea Shop mysteries Catering a high class trunk show at Heart s Desire Jewel

  • Title: Devonshire Scream
  • Author: Laura Childs
  • ISBN: 9780425281666
  • Page: 479
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The New York Times bestselling author of Ming Tea Murder serves up heists, homicides, and herbal blends in the latest in the Tea Shop mysteries.Catering a high class trunk show at Heart s Desire Jewelry is a shining achievement for Theodosia and the Indigo Tea Shop After all, a slew of jewelers, museums, and private collectors will be there to showcase their wares and sipThe New York Times bestselling author of Ming Tea Murder serves up heists, homicides, and herbal blends in the latest in the Tea Shop mysteries.Catering a high class trunk show at Heart s Desire Jewelry is a shining achievement for Theodosia and the Indigo Tea Shop After all, a slew of jewelers, museums, and private collectors will be there to showcase their wares and sip some of Theo s best blends But just as Theo settles in to enjoy the fruits of her labor, the party is crashed by a gang of masked muggers who rob the precious gems and jewels on display The thieves disappear almost as quickly as they arrived, leaving shattered glass, scattered gemstones, and a dead body in their wake Although the last thing Theo wants is to get involved, she can t help but intercede when her dear friend Brooke, aunt of the victim and owner of Heart s Desire, begs for help in figuring out who committed the brutal burglary Though the FBI believes this daring smash and grab is the work of an international gang of jewel thieves, Theo is convinced that the felon is someone much closer to homeINCLUDES RECIPES AND TEA TIME TIPS

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    1. Ioana on said:

      I am a book whore. My bed, desk, floor are strewn with books, while the new home now houses several "libraries" (yes, I even named them). I love books - and I do not mean, reading books, though I love that too, I mean books as physical objects. Fingering and smelling them fondly as I read, I am a sucker for the feel of a nice editions, serrated edges, the scents of freshly printed paper, and the like (which is why I don't do e-books). So now I'm having some kind of moral breakdown: I received th [...]

    2. Lisa Ks Book Review on said:

      Laura Childs has bagged me again with this fantastic mystery steeped full of action and intrigue! Talk about a book starting off with a bang. DEVONSHIRE SCREAM had me gasping in shock only a few pages in. Seriously, I sat up straighter in my chair, and remember saying out loud, “No way!” DEVONSHIRE SCREAM takes the reader through a jewel hyst and murder, and carries us through as investigation brewing with ever increasing questions, all leading to an intense conclusion that left me absolutel [...]

    3. Tina at A COZY GIRL READS AND WRITES Blog on said:

      Nothing better than a cup of tea and the latest Tea Shop MysteryThere's nothing better for me than books and a cup of tea and there's certainly nothing better than a cup of tea and the latest Tea Shop Mystery. Theodosia Browning owns Indigo Tea Shop, there's nothing she loves better along with Drayton who is the tea master, an expert on all things, tea and he is also a antique collector and Haley who is the chef of the tea shop in Charleston, South Carolina. Heart's Desire is a fine jewelry shop [...]

    4. Karen on said:

      Laura Child's Devonshire Scream kept me busy through the long stretch of highway in Nevada last week on my Spring break vacation. Driving through a very hot and lovely desert with not even a rest stop for hours I found myself immersed in the wonderful world and mystery of Devonshire Scream. Such a treat to have this book on my table. I did not read it when it came out last year in hardcover and I so enjoyed having the chance to read and review it now. I think this may be my favorite in this seri [...]

    5. Ellen on said:

      Devonshire Scream by Laura Childs.The Indigo Tea Shop is catering a gala event at Heart's Desire Jewelry shop. Their most precious and over the top expensive gems will be on display. World renown jewelers, collectors and curators of museums will be in attendance. All seems to be running like clock work with no complications and thenl chaos erupts on the scene.The author pulled out all the stops and delivered one of the best in the Tea Shop Mystery series to date. I was so delighted to find that [...]

    6. Marian on said:

      The Tea Shop mysteries are pretty hit or miss for me. I continue to read them because while I find Theo almost as insufferable as Delaine (who is supposed to be unbearable), I like the idea of a series set in Charleston and, more than that, I generally like the tea shop aspect. Sigh. This book. This book I don't really know where to begin. As always, there's a murder. When the victim's family member/Theo's friend comes into the shop the morning following the murder, Theo comments that she looks [...]

    7. Mason on said:

      There’s always interesting activities going on around the Indigo Tea Shop and this time it deals with expensive gems, jewels and murder.Theodosia Browning and the gang from the Indigo Tea Shop are excited to cater a high-class trunk show for Brooke Carter Crockett at Heart’s Desire Jewelry. With the event in full swing and precious gems and bobbles on display, a gang of masked thieves literally crash into the shop. The robbers quickly make off with the loot and leave the shop in shattered gl [...]

    8. Jeannie and Louis Rigod on said:

      This is the 17th novel in this excellent series, The Tea Shop Mysteries, and it most certainly did not disappoint me as to quality of the storyline, nor exciting crime scenes, nor fabulous foods with the added luxury of recipes, and characters that stay in character which leads to my being able to say that this series is one of my favorites.Theodosia Browning, owner of Charleston, South Carolina's 'Indigo Tea Shop' has to step up her crime solving abilities in order to find justice for one of he [...]

    9. Diana on said:

      You know, you wouldn't think I'd keep reading books by an author that I pretty consistently rate as three stars. But, this series is probably perfectly written for what it is--a cozy mystery series. It's not supposed to challenge me intellectually (which it doesn't) or give me some big life lesson (which it doesn't). Sometimes the characters annoy me--like, really, Theodosia, breaking & entering now??? Sometimes they delight me--how can one not love Drayton and Delaine, who meets her soulmat [...]

    10. Doward Wilson on said:

      Tea parties, galas, fabulous jewels and murder all set in Charleston will keep you turning the pages in this fascinating new entry in a wonderful series. Theodosia and her crew from the Indigo Tea Shop are serving a party at Heart's Desire Fine Jewelry when a vehicle crashes thru the front window. Masked and armed thieves take most of the jewels being displayed, leaving the owner's niece dead from flying glass. Theodosia promises the distraught aunt that she will help the police find the killer. [...]

    11. Sandy on said:

      I started this book with high hopes that were quickly dashed. It did not have any of the feel of any of the other books in the series and felt like someone other than the writer penned this story. While all the characters were there, they all said and did things that at no time in the past have they done so. Theo appears stronger, but is much more crass, Haley is not the delightful young "assistant" and Drayton is less than his debonair self. There was no warmth in this book at all. While I want [...]

    12. Susan on said:

      Perhaps I am getting jaded, but many of the events in this installment felt completely preposterous. Normally I would be totally accepting of these stretches of reality but for some reason this time it didn't happen. Oh, and the fact that Theodosia kept complaining about how busy the tea shop was but then would leave at the busy times to go investigate irritated me. Why couldn't she wait a couple hours and pay attention to her business? Why would you assume someone was a jewel thief just because [...]

    13. Renee Wood on said:

      asks, "What did you think?" Well, I think the author has gone off the rails. The main characters are acting uncharacteristically, and not in a good way or any way that makes sense. Theodosia, who generally has a good mix of Southern charm, manners, brains, and moxie has become rude, reckless, and witless. Did she have a mental breakdown that will be discussed in the next book? One can only hope. I found myself skimming the last half of this book just wanting it to be over. I will probably read t [...]

    14. Donna on said:

      Excellent cozy mystery!Theodosia, owner of Indigo Tea Shop, caters a jewelry event at her friend Brooke's business. Masked thugs drive a truck thru the glass front of the store and then proceed to smash the jewelry cases and make off with many expensive jewels. Unfortunately, Brooke's niece is killed with a shard of glass to the neck. Theo kept calm during the heist and watched for clues. Brooke asks Theo to help the police find the crooks. I'm not a tea and scones person so I've surprised mysel [...]

    15. Laurie Way on said:

      A favorite series by a treasured author! This Tea Shop mystery did not disappoint!

    16. Silvara Wilde on said:

      Check out my other reviews, discussions and link ups at Fantasy of the Silver Dragon.I received this book for free from Berkley Prime Crime in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.I haven't read any books in this series before, but from the very first pages this one grabbed my attention. Some cozy mysteries start off slow, and you don't get introduced to the murder or stolen thing, or whatever until you're a few chapters in. This [...]

    17. Lisa Morin on said:

      Devonshire ScreamA Tea Shop Mystery #17By Laura ChildsBerkley Publishing GroupExpected Release Date: March 1, 2016 5 STARSWhile catering a high-class trunk show at Heart's Desire Jewelry, Theodosia, owner of Indigo Tea Shop is enjoying catching up with old friends. As everyone admires the beautiful baubles on display, Theo is proud of her friend Brooke, the owner of Heart's Desire Jewelry. Brooke is a wonderful jewelry designer and her niece, Kaitlin, is hoping to follow in her footsteps.While e [...]

    18. Gigi Ann on said:

      My ThoughtsThis was not the first book I've read by this author, Laura Childs, and I am never disappointed when I read one of her cozy mysteries. Since I love tea and visiting Tea Rooms occasionally for a luncheon with my family and friends I always love reading Ms. Childs Tea Shop Mystery series.A Tea Shop Mystery! how much better could it get? The only advice I have while reading this book isepare your meals ahead of time, because once you start reading you don't want to put the book down. Als [...]

    19. Vivian on said:

      This is a painful review for me to write as I have been a loyal fan from the start of this series. However, I found this book to have very unrealistic plot twists and turns. I have noticed a change in the series over the last few books with behavior of the characters, mainly Theodosia in her language and actions. With most cozies, you have to suspend some belief as amateurs are constantly trying to perform a police function, but in this one, Theodosia actually breaks into someone's home in her f [...]

    20. Sherrill on said:

      I've always enjoyed Laura Childs' Tea Shop Series, but the last few books have been more of a Charleston Chamber of Commerce ad and an audition for a Food Channel slot. Don't get me wrong. I like to read about different parts of Charleston, the heritage, the historyd the food and tea discussions always leave me hungry and intrigued, but this is supposed to be foremost a mystery. I would suspect that about 40-45 percent of the book dealt with the actual mystery, while the rest brought us up to da [...]

    21. Betty on said:

      Screams filled the air as a black SUV drove straight into the room scattering the crowd as people attempted to escape the SUV. Masked men jumped out of the car and one of them released a smoke bomb causing more panic.Theodosia manages to protect Halley and watch one of the robbers remove a gem. It was over in a couple of minutes The aftermath was chaotic as the first responders arrived. Brooke's niece is killed by a piece of flying glass. Theodosia finally agrees to help Brooke find the killer. [...]

    22. Debbie on said:

      Pros: This book had us laughing a lot. I don't think the heroine was intended to be taken seriously, but some of the word choices also created mental images that were quite funny.Cons: The heroine embodied most of my pet peeves to the point I couldn't finish the story. She believed that rules don't apply to her. The trespassing was bad enough, but when she broke into a stranger's house while smugly believing she wasn't violating someone's rights, I was rooting for the owner to come back and the [...]

    23. Sue on said:

      I enjoy the setting of Child's cozy tea mystery set in Charleston and like the recipes. Unfortunately, questions always arise, i.e. how does Haley manage to bake enough pasteries & food to serve not only a tea shop for a day but also special tea parties in that small cottage kitchen that can only fit 2 people and do it without help? Then to the mystery part, a local small business owner has arranged for a high end jewelry show with gems borrowed from museums and jewelers but doesn't have any [...]

    24. A. Lieberson on said:

      Another fun adventure with Theo who doesn't want to solve the theft and murder but gets pulled into solving the crime by her dear friend Brooke.

    25. Linda Munro on said:

      This book has been on my list for a while; and I have finally read it. I have to admit; this book gave me tons of ideas to use as fundraising activities for our local historical society and for that a lone it deserves a 10 star review! On top of this the recipes and ideas for luncheon teas is simply remarkable!After a smash and grab robbery at the Heart’s Desire Jewelry shop where Theodosia and her crew from the Indigo Tea Shop were catering a high end – high class trunk show; Theodosia beco [...]

    26. Hope on said:

      I am so bad about giving timely reviews, I'm sorry! I usually remember to write them as I'm putting the book away, either on my shelf or in my library book bag. ;-)I love this series! I love everything about each book - save one, there was one I didn't really like, but I digress this one is just the epitome of a cozy myself! It had all my favorite characters, Theodosia, Drayton, Haley, Delaine and even Ms Dimple! :-DThis time I actually had my suspicions as to the bad guy! This rarely happens, u [...]

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