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The English Breakfast Murder
on September 8, 2016
In this fourth book in the tea shop series by Laura Child's, Theodosia Browning starts off simply enough by volunteering at the hatching of the loggerhead turtles. She has joined her baker, Haley, and they have provided gumbo and scones to warm up the volunteers and of course tea. Drayton who did not want to join them originally shows up with a second pot of soup just when Haley and Theo are afraid that they will run out.
Theo persuaded Drayton to take a look at the turtles and that is when she sees the sea weed entangled body floating off shore. It was very disturbing for Theo who went out to check to see if it was indeed a body but even worse for Drayton who recognized the body of his friend, Harper Fisk.
Harper Fisk was a member of the Breakfast Club, a self-proclaimed group of old farts who met and discussed their passions. Two of them had shops in the historic district, one was retired Navy, and the other was a professor of aquatic archaeology. In addition to running the Indigo Tea Shop, trying to solve Harper Fisk's murder, juggling a relationship, shooting promos for a Charleston tv talk show and being at Delaine beck and call for Fashion Bash, Theo also has to deal with Delaine's kleptomaniac sister, Nadine. Of course our old pal Detective Tidwell is back to see that justice prevails.
I still enjoy the cozy format and the quirky characters.i think that people who enjoy cozy mysteries and tea would enjoy this series.