Pekoe Most Poison: A Great Book & A Giveaway!

Favorite Series Alert! Laura Childs‘s Tea Shop Mystery Series was one of the first cozies I ever read. And I fell in love with Charleston, South Carolina, the Indigo Tea Shop, Theodosia, Drayton, and the entire crew.

When this book came in the mail, I confess I sat the other book I was reading aside because I just couldn’t wait to catch up on the latest installment of this series. In Pekoe Most Poison, we follow tea shop owner Theodosia Browning as she is a guest at a “rat tea” that goes horribly wrong. A fire breaks out and in the midst of the chaos and the event hostesses’s husband is found dead. Can Theodosia and Drayton solve the case and bring the killer to justice?

It is probably no surprise I enjoyed this one. Here are my top reasons to read this book.

The Imagery

Laura Childs has me ready to book a plane ticket to scenic Charleston, South Carolina with every book. Her imagery of the city’s culture, as well as the architecture, right down to the cobblestone streets make it an idealistic setting. And then you step inside the doors of the Indigo Tea Shop. From descriptions of their upcoming speciality tea events to what Haley is cooking on the daily menu. This is one of my top five cozy mystery locations that I’d love to visit in real life someday!

The Characters

Theodosia is a great protagonist and her passion for life and her strong work ethic always shine through the story’s pages. I also adore her and Drayton’s friendship. They are an “odd couple” of sorts, but they have a strong friendship and their bond always is evident in how they work together in the tea shop, as well as how they solve cases together.

The Extras

It is customary for many cozy mystery books to provide recipes inspired by book at the end of the story. Laura Childs takes it one step further. Not only does the book contain mouth watering recipes, but also tea time tips and resources. It is a wealth of information and ideas for you to try at home.

This series is not one to miss!

From the vivid imagery, to the exciting characters, to the page turning excitement, this book is not one you want to miss. And as a special bonus, the covers are beautiful! This book is actually sitting on my coffee table as part of my fall decorations because I enjoyed the look of it so much.

A special giveaway just for you!

And now, dear readers, author Laura Childs is offering a giveaway of Pekoe Most Poison exclusively for A Cozy Experience readers!

For the chance to win a copy of this book, simply leave Laura and me a comment below and let us know what your favorite type of tea is.

Best of luck. I can’t wait to hear from you all in the comments below!

Contest will be open through Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Only open to United States residents.

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Noreen Trotsky
Noreen Trotsky
4 years ago

I love Laura’s books! I’ve been with her since the very beginning and also read her scrapbooking series!

Jane
Jane
4 years ago

I am not much of a hot tea drinker. Iced sweet tea is what I love. Does that count?

Tari
Tari
4 years ago

My daughter got me to try some apple cinnamon tea recently and it was very good, like drinking Red Hots candy! Very yummy! I love this series and Drayton is hands down my favorite supporting character!

Lyn
Lyn
4 years ago

I am behind in reading the Tea Shop mysteries. I need to make a cup of crimson red tea and catch up.

Anna Loomis Russell
4 years ago

My favorite tea is licorice

Sue Farrell
Sue Farrell
4 years ago

I like a green tea with a hint of citrus.
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Penney
Penney
4 years ago

Great review I am looking forward to this book, I love all kinds of black tea the loose kind but also the teabags Penney

Kara Marks
Kara Marks
4 years ago

I like chai tea best.

Celia Fowler
Celia Fowler
4 years ago

I love chai tea lattes and lapsang souchong tea — they are both wonderful! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win the Pekoe Most Poison giveaway!

Kimberly Finn
Kimberly Finn
4 years ago

I started reading Laura’s books many years ago when I took my then school age children to the library. I was hooked! Love them all!

Gloria Browning
Gloria Browning
4 years ago

Southern sweet tea with raspberry flavoring

Kathy Peel
Kathy Peel
4 years ago

I love chamomile tea, but now have a pumpkin spice that is so good.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Deborah Thornlimb
Deborah Thornlimb
4 years ago

I wait very impatiently for the next installment of your books. Love each and every one. Favorite tea is orange pekoe

Karina Thibodeau
Karina Thibodeau
4 years ago

I love Chamomile Tea.

Jo Ann Hunter
Jo Ann Hunter
4 years ago

Earl gray

Patricia Rynes
Patricia Rynes
4 years ago

I love Laura’s books, have read just about all of them. I remember going to my Grandma’s house every summer with my parents and my Grandma had tea time every afternoon at 3:00. so now when I drink tea I thin of her. I like all kinds of tea, don’t have a favorite.

Cindy Pedder
Cindy Pedder
4 years ago

I love the Teavana blends, particularly winterberry and youthberry. But I never drank tea until I started reading Laura’s Tea Shop mysteries and ordered silver needle tea. [In your message above, it should be “Laura and me” not “Laura and I.” How can you tell when to use “me” or “I” when you have multiple people in the list? Easy. Drop the other person and read the sentence. Send me a message… send I a message…. Laura and me went to the store. Me went to the store…. I went to the store… Laura and I went to the store.… Read more »

Leslie Lawrence
Leslie Lawrence
4 years ago

My favorite tea is sweet tea.

Carolyn Roberson
Carolyn Roberson
4 years ago

I’m a consultant with Steeped Tea! So I enjoy many variety of flavors. To celebrate my love of Tea and Laura’s books, my shop is called Steeped Tea -Books, Tea and Crumbs! One day, I hope to have my own little Indigo Tea (like) shop. I’ve wanted one for 30 years. I just hope I don’t get caught up in any murders!!

NanBrower
NanBrower
4 years ago

I have enjoyed this series very much. I would love to visit Theodosia’s tea shop and meet Haley and Drayton and EarlGrey. The recipes sound delicious. Laura Childs also writes a scrapbooking mystery series and the Cackleberry Club series. They all have great characters abd recipes too.

Nicole White
Nicole White
4 years ago

Earl Grey. I had many cuppas as a child while traveling. When I drink it as an adult, it makes me feel the warmth and love of a great childhood.

Linda
Linda
4 years ago

Earl Grey…it’s a classic!

Diane Schumacher
Diane Schumacher
4 years ago

I’m from Georgia/South Carolina so I’m usually a cold, sweet tea lover but I’ve grown to love hot green tea with lemon. I love all of Laura’s books because they take me home again. I sip on tea as I read them.

Tricia Ihde
Tricia Ihde
4 years ago

Hi! I am a fan of Laura Childs’ books, Black Orange Pekoe Tea, and the Cozy Experience Blog! Laura’s Tea Shop Mysteries are my favorite cozy mystery books. Looking forward to reading “Pekoe Most Poison”. Thanks.

peggy clayton
peggy clayton
4 years ago

I love Laura’s book and love to review them. I love cinnamon tea ! Thank you for the chance

Dottie
Dottie
4 years ago

My all-time favorite is Mango Splash at Kaleisia Tea Lounge in Tampa. It’s a fruity, herbal tea but if I want some caffeine, I just add a scoop of it to a black or green tea!

Jo Ann Young
Jo Ann Young
4 years ago

It’s hard to pick a favourite but I do like a blueberry tea or tisane.

Della Williamson
Della Williamson
4 years ago

Book looks great. Looking forward to it. Hoping to read sooner. Rather than later.
My favorite tea is cinnamon tea. I find it relaxing. To the system which helps me relax.

Jane Ann Soetmelk
Jane Ann Soetmelk
4 years ago

I found the first book in the gift shop of a small tea room in Iowa. It was delightful. I look forward to each new book.

Kathleen Costa
Kathleen Costa
4 years ago

I am such a tea fan, but my ‘favorites’ tend to change with the seasons. Currently I am enjoying Pure Leaf black tea with vanilla. It is delightful, easily steeped to a dark, rich flavor, and holds up well when I use a splash of milk as a change of pace. Laura’s Tea Shop Mysteries are an all time favorite that I share with my mother and sister. We have our own little ‘book club.’

LuAnn Summers
LuAnn Summers
4 years ago

This series was one of my first cozy mysteries I’ve read. Totally love them and of course TEA.

Mary Parsons
Mary Parsons
4 years ago

My favorite is Chai.

Alicia Jones
Alicia Jones
4 years ago

My favorite tea is spiced chai! I love Laura’s books and would be so grateful to win a copy!!

Donamae
Donamae
4 years ago

Raspberry tea its delicious.

Dianne b
Dianne b
4 years ago

I really enjoy the tea shop mysteries plus I learn about tea at same time.

MaryAnn Forbes
MaryAnn Forbes
4 years ago

I also enjoy Laura’s books, and so appreciate the opportunity to win Pekoe Most Poison. Beautiful pics!

Kathi MacDonald
Kathi MacDonald
4 years ago

I can’t choose just one!

Candy Kennefy
Candy Kennefy
4 years ago

I love Lipton tea with a splsh of orange juice. Also love Constant Comment brand.

Robyn K
Robyn K
4 years ago

I love Laura Childs! My favorite tea is peach tea. Thank you for this chance!

Kay Garrett
Kay Garrett
4 years ago

I love citrus green tea or Earl Grey.

Lynette Laky
Lynette Laky
4 years ago

Love Laura’s books! And love me some Jasmine Pearls, or Coconut Oolong, or Cinnamon Pu’erh….

Terri
4 years ago

Constant content

Jean b
Jean b
4 years ago

Big fan of the Tea Shop mysteries! Love Green tea with Jasmine best

Jill
Jill
4 years ago

I am NOT a huge hot tea drinker but my grandgirl and I enjoy A Christmas Blend.

Jess D
Jess D
4 years ago

This is my favorite series! Excited to read the newest title!

Marci Konecny
Marci Konecny
4 years ago

I’m a green girl, with just a little honey from our bees. I love all types, but my daily is green.

Shelly H
4 years ago

I love a good black tea, like Darjeeling and English Breakfast.

Shelly H
4 years ago

I like a full bodied black tea, like Darjeeling and English Breakfast.

Darlene Pylar
Darlene Pylar
4 years ago

Chai tea is one of my favorite hot teas. Also Earl grey.

Anita Orsino
Anita Orsino
4 years ago

Charleston is a character in the Indigo Tea Shop mysteries as much as Theo and Drayton are. The descriptions of Charleston’s Historic District helped me to plan a road trip to the Carolinas. I was thrilled with that city, and now when I read an Indigo Tea Shop mystery, I get out my street map and follow along. My favorite tea is a smoked tea, Wuyi Whiskey which Laura Childs mentioned in one of her Facebook posts.