Tuesday, March 2, 2010

ARC Review and Giveaway: The Teaberry Strangler by Laura Childs


About the Book:
The bestselling author of Oolong Dead serves up an Old-World treat, spiced with a Sherlock Holmes-style murder mystery.
It was the Dickensian evening Theodosia Browning had been hoping for. Charleston shop-owners dressed in cloaks of yore threw open their back doors to visitors, who took advantage of bargains and Theodosia's delicious teas.
But later, the alleys clear except for one body- which a horrified Theodosia discovers. It's Daria, the map store's owner. Locals have shown interest in buying her shop-but enough to kill? Plus there's been a customer hell-bent on acquiring a not-for­sale map. Most alarming of all theories, however, is Detective Tidwell's: the killer mistook Daria for Theodosia. And if that theory holds, the killer's work isn't done.
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My Review:
I'm really becoming a fan of these cozy mysteries! This was another fun book by Laura! Again, she has a swift paced writing style that sucks you in within the first few pages and keeps you devouring the story.
The storyline for the book was good and I was really kept guessing! Laura does a great job (IMO) of keeping the reader guessing till the end. I for one was shocked by the killer!
I also think the author does a great job with character building because I always seem to connect, and/or root for them in some way.
Overall, another enjoyable read from Laura Childs! An entertaining story that cozy mystery fans should defenitley check out!
Laura has generously offered to give away 4 copies of the book! If you'd like to be entered to win please leave a comment or a queation for Laura and a way to contact you. Open to US residents only and contests ends March 15th.
-If you'd like to get extra entries just spread the word about the contest and leave me a link (+1)
-add my button to your blog (+3)
**This book was provided to me from the author in exchange for an honest review.

30 comments:

  1. Hi Laura! This book sounds great, I'd love to read & review it. How did you get into writing this genre? Have you always loved mysteries?

    kpic724 (at) gmail (dot) com

    +3 button on blog: http://ijustwannasithereandread.blogspot.com

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  2. I am also becoming a fan of mysteries. This sounds very good. Thanks for the chance.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  3. I've heard a bit about this series..it sounds like a really good mystery (love that!)

    Would love to have a copy to read.

    deborah150 at hotmail.com

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  4. This sounds like a ton of fun to read! Please count me in!

    stephaniet117(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  5. This sounds like a fun read - I love those.. Please throw my name in the hat for it..

    I follow

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

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  6. justpeachy36@yahoo.com

    Please enter me in the giveaway.

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  7. I do love a good mystery and this one sounds like a good one.

    seriousreader at live dot com

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  8. I love a cozy! Please include me.

    dlodden at frontiernet dot net

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  9. I'd love to enter! Thanks!

    +1 Tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/9969092830

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  10. I am a follower & I wonder if you will always stay with mystery or branch out to romance or thrillers

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  11. Hi Laura....I love your books and enjoyed the review of your latest. I'd love to be entered in the giveaway for this book. Thank you!

    Sandee61

    Muzzley56[at]aol[dot]com

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  12. I'm a follower!

    Sandee61

    Muzzley56[at]aol[dot]com

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  13. My question is: "Did you always want to write mysteries or did you try other genres of writing before this?"

    Please enter me in the giveaway.

    bstilwell12 at comcast dot net

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  14. It is posted on Facebook.
    http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/profile.php?v=feed&story_fbid=1424215965786&id=1244358958&ref=nf

    bstilwell12 at comcast dot net

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  15. I tweeted about this giveaway:
    http://twitter.com/pine1211/status/10090646110

    bstilwell12 at comcast dot netg

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  16. I have your button on my sidebar of my blog.

    http://meditativereading.blogspot.com

    bstilwell12 at comcast dot ent

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  17. Thanks for the review and giveaway
    would love a copy
    copperllama at yahoo dot com

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  18. Laura Childs is an ew author for me. I look forward in reading them.

    Thanks,
    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

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  19. Love her books, please enter me to win this, I'd be happy to win!

    Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

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  20. I love Sherlock Holmes style mysteries!
    xx,
    E.J.

    e.j.stevens.author[at]gmail[dot]com

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  21. Sounds great. How did you first get published?

    Ziggywag at yahoo.com

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  22. Thanks so much to everyone who has stopped by so far!

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  23. Her books are so great! I do love a mystery!
    I would love to win!
    I'm a follower
    lisaglidewell[at]gmail[dot]com

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  24. Would love to read this book.
    Sounds very good.

    Eileen

    Wiseowlreviews@aol.com

    I am a follower and a subscriber

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  25. Please count me in - new author for me to read
    msboatgal at aol.com

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  26. awesome contest i adde dyour button to my side bar

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  27. Sounds like a great read—please enter me to win!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  28. I'm glad to hear the book keeps you guessing until the end. Sometimes the reader can figure it out in the first few chapters, and that's no fun!
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

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  29. Have you read many of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries? If so, which was your favorite?


    I really want to read this.....Sounds soooo good!

    Follower (skyecam)

    karin56381 (at) gmail.com

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  30. I adore mysteries.

    Please count me in ;)

    suitejuju(at)gmail(dot)com

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