Shades of Earl Grey

Shades of Earl Grey is a Tea Shop Mysteries Book by Laura Childs

Earl Grey is also the name of the dog owned by Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning. And while the tea shop is known to serve Earl Grey amongst its many varieties of tea, Shades of Earl Grey is a special brew created by Drayton, the resident tea expert.

When Theodosia’s good friend and southern socialite Delaine Dish, hosts an engagement party for her niece, Camille Cantroux, tragedy strikes again in Charleston, as the bridegroom-to-be is accidentally killed.

However, Theodosia and her friends are convinced that the murder was not an accident, especially since a precious ring is missing, so they begin to investigate once again.

A fun read with all the usual references to tea and food thrown in.

Shades of Earl Grey - photo by Juliamaud
Shades of Earl Grey – photo by Juliamaud

The plot

Theo is mingling with the cream of Charleston society at the engagement soiree of the season. But as they eagerly await the dazzling young couple’s arrival—the groom meets with a freak accident.

Not only that, but the exquisite wedding ring—a family heirloom from the crown of Marie Antoinette—is mysteriously missing.

Theodosia suspects that trouble is brewing. But when she goes to the authorities, they treat her like she’s been reading tea leaves—and that’s the surest way to put Theodosia’s kettle on the boil.

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