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The English Breakfast Murder (2003)

de Laura Childs

Séries: Tea Shop Mysteries (4)

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It is a truly exhilarating experience for Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning-helping Charleston's Sea Turtle Protection League shepherd hundreds of tiny green loggerheads safely into the sea. But just as she's about to celebrate all her hard work, she spots a dead body bobbing in the waves. Now it's up to Theo to get to the bottom of the murder before the culprit's greed stirs him to kill again.… (mais)
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Theodosia Browning owns the Indigo Tea Shop, where she has a café that serves tea and also offers tea and tea-related items for sale. Her two employees are Haley, her baker, and Drayton, her master tea blender. One night she's on the beach at night helping the Charleston Sea Turtle Protection League as they watch little green loggerhead turtles hatch and head to sea, keeping them safe. Drayton shows up in the nick of time with a huge pot of gumbo for the volunteers; but when he and Theo notice something large in the water, Theo swims out and discovers it's a body. So she calls her friend Detective Tidwell, and when it's towed to shore, Drayton recognizes it as a friend of his, Harper Fisk.

When his boat is found, it's ruled an accident; but Theo thinks otherwise, and so does Drayton. So she starts quietly asking questions of the remainder of the English Breakfast Club, as Fisk and his friends were known (including Drayton) and it leaves her with more questions than answers.

But Theo has other problems: her friend Delaine has roped her into helping with a charity event, and between all her other obligations, it's going to be tight. But once she agrees, there's no way out of it. Theo also has a suspect in Fisk's partner, Summer, who seems to be taking his death hard, but that can be faked. Theo is up to her ears in suspects, with very little clues, and she needs to find out who killed the old man before someone else is another victim...

While I wanted to enjoy this book as much as I enjoyed the first three, I found it odd that a woman who owns a tea shop doesn't know the difference between high tea and afternoon tea. High tea consists of cooked food such as meat pies. It also had hearty food such as meat sandwiches, cheese, crackers, etc. because this is considered an evening meal. Afternoon tea has sandwiches, scones, clotted cream, pastries, cakes, etc., and can also be called a cream tea. (Although Theo would definitely get more business if she did offer high tea, as it would be a dinner meal).

Anyway, the mystery was fine, but it kept getting disrupted by Delaine and her antics. While she's always been a decent character, she was over-the-top pushy in this book and so demanding that it was as if she didn't care if others had things to do, that her wants and needs took priority, and that's just extremely rude in itself (and she calls Tidwell rude!).

Other than that, look for clues with Theo and watching the action around her made the book somewhat interesting. When the murderer is discovered, there weren't really and clues leading to that person, so I was a bit disappointed. But, since I enjoyed the first three books, I will continue to read this series. There are also quite a few recipes in the back of the book, which sound delicious. ( )
  joannefm2 | Mar 30, 2021 |
Theodosia and her friends are back to sleuthing again. The Charleston setting, the Southern characters, and the recurring tea theme have been charming. I’ve truly loved this series. The fourth in the set just didn’t live up to the previous books. The theft plot line didn’t seem to fit with the rest of the story and began to grow tedious before the end. Also, the main character’s life seems a tiny bit too charmed for reality. Her business is booming, her employees are perfect, her love life is nice and not messy, her parties are fabulous, and she even pulls off a hectic television promo sure to add tons of new business. I’d love to see a little more realism in the future instead of perfection. ( )
  BookishHooker | Dec 16, 2019 |
***Spoilers ahead you’ve been warned***

This would have to be the worst book in the series so far. I read this through because I just wanted to get to the end of it in the hopes of having somewhat of a satisfying ending but even that was denied.

The plot wasn’t that interesting. It tried to have intrigue and mystery but it was severely lacking. What you read more was more tea parties than anything else. Yes, she owns a tea shop and has two large events that somehow took over nearly half of the book. The mystery takes a back seat in this book and it’s disappointing. The pace of the book was slow and although it tried to make it a little engaging with two issues going on at once it wasn’t enough to really capture my attention.

I wasn’t even that interested in the suspects. Nothing stood out and even when it was revealed it was so lackluster. There wasn’t much of an action scene and it completely did a nose dive. The suspect was nabbed. Done. No explanation, no way to tie the loose ends. Everything was just left open and unfinished. I have no idea what in the world happened in this book with the mystery aspect of it. Then there was the issue with Nadine being a complete kleptomaniac. Okay, she stole stuff….so...what ever happened to the items she stole? Nothing was said. Was it ever recovered? And Delaine, lordy. She got the point where she became annoying everytime she appeared in a scene.

I read this book just because it was following the series. I think the next one will determine if I continue on with it or not. It’s too bad. I actually enjoyed these and thought they were quaint little mysteries to get into after heavy reads. Not so with this one. You could probably skip this one and go to the following. You’re not missing anything. ( )
  sensitivemuse | Oct 25, 2018 |
I just adore this cozy mystery series. The characters are wonderful, the mysteries are intriguing and best of all, the main character owns a tea shop. Being a tea aficionado, I love reading about all the various teas mentioned throughout the story. The author's knowledge about tea is remarkable and I enjoy her mysteries a little bit more because of this. I have not followed them in sequence and have not lost anything plot-wise because of it. There is also a collection of recipes at the end of the book, based on recipes in the story. And they sure sound good.

I would recommend this series to the cozy fan, to a tea lover or to anyone who loves a lighthearted murder mystery. ( )
  enemyanniemae | Jul 11, 2016 |
Another quick reading, enjoyable addition to the Tea Shop Mystery series. ( )
  Melissa_J | Jan 16, 2016 |
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It is a truly exhilarating experience for Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning-helping Charleston's Sea Turtle Protection League shepherd hundreds of tiny green loggerheads safely into the sea. But just as she's about to celebrate all her hard work, she spots a dead body bobbing in the waves. Now it's up to Theo to get to the bottom of the murder before the culprit's greed stirs him to kill again.

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