S – Mystery Series Set In Tea Shops

Welcome to letter S and to this year’s Theme:

 The Glories of Tea With Stepheny

“I prefer cinnamon twists over scones because they’re easier to eat while I’m reading. That’s my main priority when it comes to food. Other people are obsessed with calories, nutritional value, antioxidants. I look at food and wonder: Can I eat that without having to put my book down?”
― Ellery Adams, The Secret, Book, & Scone Society

Laura Childs: Tea Shop Mystery Series… Theodosia Browning owns a Tea Room in Charleston.  (Series in order below) I have read the first two, maybe three of this series thanks to a friend who loaned them to me. Because I love Charleston and tea shops, I enjoyed the setting for these ‘cozy’ stories. This post is dedicated to Mary Jo Williamson, who loaned me the books and hosts the most beautiful themed tea parties with delicious tea food that she makes from start to finish.

Tea with any book is recommended but addicted to English mysteries as I am, a cozy mystery series is fun for lighter reading. I like to read a series in order regardless if they stand alone. The characters grow and change, things happen! While entertaining ourselves at home, give these tea shop mysteries a try. You can thank Mary Jo for her discovery and passing it along.

1 Death by Darjeeling 2001  
2 Gunpowder Green 2002
3 Shades of Earl Grey 2003
4 The English Breakfast Murder 2003
5 The Jasmine Moon Murder 2004
6 Chamomile Mourning 2005
7 Blood Orange Brewing 2006
8 Dragonwell Dead 2007
9 The Silver Needle Murder 2008
10 Oolong Dead 2009
11 The Teaberry Strangler 2010
12 Scones & Bones 2011
13 Agony of the Leaves 2012
14 Sweet Tea Revenge 2013
15 Steeped in Evil 2014
16 Ming Tea Murder 2015
17 Devonshire Scream 2016
18 Pekoe Most Poison 2017
19 Plum Tea Crazy 2018
20 Broken Bone China 2019
21 Lavender Blue Murder 2020

Other tea mysteries you might like to check on.

Sandra Balzo: Maggy Thorsen Mystery Series… Maggy, and ex-PR executive, owns and runs the Uncommon Grounds coffeehouse in Wisconsin.

Lynn Cahoon: Tourist Trap Mystery Series… Jill Gardner owns the Coffee, Books, and More store in California.

Laura Childs: Cackleberry Club Mystery Series… The café is owned by single women (good friends) who not only sleuth but also provide a nice little book corner and a knitting shop for their patrons.

Amanda Cooper (aka Victoria Hamilton & Donna Lea Simpson): Teapot Collector Mystery Series… Sophie Taylor works at her family-owned Victorian Tearoom in New York.

Yasemin Galehorn (aka India Ink): Chintz ‘n China Mystery Series… Emerald O’ Brien owns the Chintz ‘n China Tea Shop and she happens to be a psychic.

About Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin grew up in Evanston, IL. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an author of two novels: The Greening of a Heart and Facing East. She lives, writes and gardens in NC. Visit her: Stephenyhoughtlin.com
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4 Responses to S – Mystery Series Set In Tea Shops

  1. eschudel says:

    Oh, thanks for these – always looking for more cozies to read!!

  2. Kathe W. says:

    oh how fun! Once our library opens back up I’ll have to read these books- sounds like fun!

  3. The two ladies who run The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency have their own favourite tea in the series by Alexander McCall Smith, who is a popular author here in the UK.

  4. scr4pl80 says:

    Laura Childs also writes a scrapbook mystery series. I haven’t read the tea ones yet but I love her style.

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