Laura Childs Books In Order

Tea Shop Mysteries Books In Publication Order

  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)
  22. Haunted Hibiscus (2021)
  23. Twisted Tea Christmas (2021)

Scrapbooking Mysteries Books In Publication Order

  1. Keepsake Crimes (2003)
  2. Photo Finished (2004)
  3. Bound for Murder (2004)
  4. Motif for Murder (2006)
  5. Frill Kill (2007)
  6. Death Swatch (2008)
  7. Tragic Magic (2009)
  8. Fiber and Brimstone (2010)
  9. Skeleton Letters (2011)
  10. Postcards from the Dead (2012)
  11. Gilt Trip (With: Diana Orgain) (2013)
  12. Gossamer Ghost (2014)
  13. Parchment and Old Lace (With: Terrie Farley Moran) (2015)
  14. Crepe Factor (With: Terrie Farley Moran) (2016)
  15. Glitter Bomb (With: Terrie Farley Moran) (2018)
  16. Mumbo Gumbo Murder (With: Terrie Farley Moran) (2019)

Cackleberry Club Mysteries Books In Publication Order

  1. Eggs in Purgatory (2008)
  2. Eggs Benedict Arnold (2009)
  3. Bedeviled Eggs (2010)
  4. Stake & Eggs (2012)
  5. Eggs in a Casket (2014)
  6. Scorched Eggs (2014)
  7. Egg Drop Dead (2016)
  8. Eggs on Ice (2018)
  9. Egg Shooters (2021)

Afton Tangler Books In Publication Order

  1. Little Girl Gone (2016)
  2. Shadow Girl (2017)

Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order

  1. Low Carb In The Back Yard (2015)
  2. Slow & Low (2015)
  3. Low Carb High Fat No Hunger Diet (2016)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. The Cozy Cookbook (2015)

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Laura Childs Books Overview

Death by Darjeeling

When a man is poisoned by tea, Theo is the prime suspect. Now she has to prove her innocence and track down the real killer before someone else takes their last sip. Just the right blend of cozy fun and clever plotting. Tea lovers, mystery lovers, this is for you. Susan Wittig Albert, author of Mistletoe Man

Gunpowder Green

In this second Tea Shop Mystery, shop owner Theodosia Browning knows that something’s brewing in the high society of Charleston: murder.

Shades of Earl Grey

Theo is mingling with the cream of Charleston society at the engagement soiree of the season. But as they eagerly await the dazzling young couple’s arrival, the groom meets with a freak accident. The exquisite wedding ring a family heirloom from the crown of Marie Antoinette is mysteriously missing, and Theodosia suspects that trouble is brewing. But when she goes to the authorities, they treat her like she’s been reading tea leaves and that’s the surest way to put Theodosia’s kettle on the boil…

Includes delicious recipes and entertaining ideas for a specialty tea!

The English Breakfast Murder

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.

The Jasmine Moon Murder

Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning is catering a Charleston benefit, a ‘Ghost Crawl’ through Jasmine Cemetery. But the organizer, Dr. Davis, won’t get to enjoy the festivities: during the Crawl’s theatrical number, he drops dead. It looks like foul play but how could such an upstanding citizen have enemies? With a nose for trouble, Theodosia starts stirring things up with her own investigation to find the do badder. But before long, chasing down the culprit gets her in hot water up to her neck.

Chamomile Mourning

Another tempest in a teapot from the national bestselling author of The Jasmine Moon Murder. At Charleston’s Spoleto festival, teashop owner Theodosia Browning is far from festive when the Poet’s Tea is forced indoors by rain. But rain proves to be the least of her problems after a local auction house owner plummets from a balcony to his death and it looks like someone helped him over the edge. With a full kettle of suspects, Theodosia investigates and uncovers a criminal enterprise of art forgery, fraud and murder that leads her into the murky swamps of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Now, she’s hot on the heels of a criminal who plans on showing her just how dangerous it is to stick her sensitive nose where it doesn’t belong.

Blood Orange Brewing

The new mystery in the bestselling series that’s growing by leaps and bounds and serves up ‘just the right blend of cozy fun and clever plotting.’ Social darling Delaine Dish is throwing a lavish Candlelight Concert to raise funds to restore a run down Victorian home and Theodosia Browning is more than happy to help out with tea and tasty treats from the Indigo Tea Shop. Unfortunately, the unveiling of Theo’s opulent spread proves to be far from grand after retired CEO and beloved politico Duke Wilkes falls to the floor with a jagged piece of metal protruding from his neck. When the Widow Wilkes begs Theo to apply her sleuthing skills, she can’t refuse. But her investigation opens up a simmering pot of shady politics and personal payback, and Theo soon finds herself in a situation stickier than any jam she’s ever served.

Dragonwell Dead

It’s springtime in Charleston and just about every species of South Carolina’s flora is in full and glorious bloom at the Spring Plantation Ramble. Once a year, the upper crust open their sprawling gardens to the public, the site of flower shows, rare plant auctions, and a contagious spring fever. Although Theodosia Browning barely knows a Phalinopsis from a Bog Rose, she still enjoys the Ramble, especially since she can pour tea and promote her Indigo Tea Shop and her latest concoction, Dragonwell Sweet Tea.

The Silver Needle Murder

The national bestselling author of Dragonwell Dead returns with a mystery proving that the price of fame can be murderously steep.

The Charleston Film Festival has brought Theodosia Browning and the staff of the Indigo Tea Shop a busy week of catering jobs. First up is the opening night gala at the historic Belvedere Theatre. Tinseltown and local luminaries seem to be mingling happily in the glamorously renovated lobby, but Theo notices that the atmosphere backstage is tense. Then famous director Jordan Cole is shot on his way to the podium, and the entire audience witnesses his death silhouetted across the scrim. Never has a festival started off with this big a bang.

Oolong Dead

Delicious recipes, tea time tips, opera, and murder in a national bestselling mystery series that’s quickly become a favorite of readers. Mystery Reader

While riding her horse in a race through the South Carolina Lowcountry, Theodosia Browning finds her arch nemesis, Abby Davis, dead. What s more, the victim s brother is Theodosia s old flame. Who d have guessed they d be reunited through cold blooded murder? Theodosia s investigation takes her from the Lowcountry thicket to the backstage maze of a darkened theater where a maestro of murder waits for the next cue. All proving that when it comes to high drama, Theodosia can give Verdi a run for his money.

The Teaberry Strangler

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 for sale 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.

Scones & Bones

Savor the latest from the New York Times bestselling author of The Teaberry Strangler. Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning is lured into attending the Heritage Society’s ‘Pirates and Plunder’ soiree. But it’s an antique diamond skull ring that gets plundered by someone who murders a history intern in the process. Theodosia knows she’ll have to whet her investigative skills to find the killer among a raft of suspects.

Agony of the Leaves

In the latest novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Scones and Bones, Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning finds herself in hot water when a body surfaces at the grand opening of Charleston’s Neptune Aquarium…
The opening of the aquarium is a major Charleston event, and Theodosia has been hired to cater tea, scones, and sandwiches for the private party to honor dignitaries and big buck donors. Things are going swimmingly, until Theodosia escapes the party for a momentary rest, only to discover the body of a man entangled in a net, drowned in one of the aquarium’s state of the art tanks. To make matters worse, the victim is Theodosia’s former boyfriend Parker Scully. The EMTs on the scene think Parker’s drowning was an accident, but when Theodosia notices what look like defense wounds on his hands, she realizes that someone wanted Parker dead. The local police aren’t keen on hearing her theory especially because of her ties to the victim so Theodosia knows that if she wants Parker’s killer brought to justice, she’ll have to jump into the deep end and start her own investigation…

Keepsake Crimes

New Orleans scrapbooking shop owner Carmela Bertrand delights her customers with the sophisticated looks she achieves with their scrapbooks. But among her client’s keepsakes she finds a tip of her own about a murder…

Photo Finished

New Orleans scrapbooking shop owner Carmela Bertrand is hosting a late night ‘Crop Till You Drop’ session when a neighboring antique shop owner winds up murdered in the alley. Now, the scrapbooking expert must rearrange the jumble of clues and pick out the killer.

Bound for Murder

New Orleans scrapbooking shop owner Carmela Bertrand’s pre wedding party is overshadowed when a friend’s intended groom is murdered. Asked by the heartbroken bride to look into the case, Carmela must help her friend pick up the pieces while wrapping up a murder that has more than one lethal loose end.

Motif for Murder

In the terrible wake of Hurricane Katrina, scrapbooking shop owner Carmela Bertrand has her hands full getting Memory Mine back in business and her relationship with her ex husband, Shamus, back on its feet. But the reconciliation is shattered when Shamus is kidnapped from their home. And when Carmela hurries to tell Shamus’s Uncle Henry, she finds him sitting in his library with a bullet through his forehead. As a memorial to Uncle Henry, Carmela puts together a sentimental scrapbook of memories and keepsakes. What she doesn’t realize is that her book holds a clue that could identify the fiend behind the kidnapping and killing. And when the murderer finds out that she may be on to him, he’s going to try to close the book on Carmela once and for all.

Frill Kill

This Halloween, the bestselling mystery author makes New Orleans even spookier than usual. Carmela’s friend Ava is having a Halloween bash at her scrapbooking store, and she hires a sexy Tarot reader named Giovanni to work the crowd. What he doesn’t foretell is that on her way home Carmela will find the body of a beautiful model behind a Dumpster, and be attacked herself. But he’s the one who appears to save her or was he already there? Giovanni’s the number one suspect, but Ava is determined to stand by her employee…
even if he does have a way of dodging questions. Ava and Carmela have plenty of other strange leads to follow up, like the tooth marks around the victim’s neck, and the non human hairs found at the scene. As the witching hour draws closer, Carmela must discover what’s lurking in the shadows of the French Quarter or the only thing left to scrapbook will be her death certificate.

Death Swatch

Murder comes to Mardi Gras! The seventh in the popular series including scrapbooking tips. Jekyl Hardy is hosting a Mardi Gras party in his French Quarter apartment, amid Zydeco rhythms and popping champagne corks. On a wild night like this, anything can happen. The guests including scrapbook store owner Carmela Bertrand never imagine it will be murder. But as the evening progresses, Jekyl’s neighbor, float designer Archie Baudier, is found on the balcony choked to death with a barbed wire garrote. Buried up to her neck in strange clues, Carmela is sure of only one thing: whoever killed Archie is now following her straight into the madness of Mardi Gras.

Tragic Magic

The next Scrapbooking mystery takes readers back to New Orleans, where there are spookies, foodies and crafty killers.

Carmela, owner of Memory Mine scrapbook shop, and her best friend, owner of Juju Voodoo, have a big project. Melody Mayfeldt is converting an old mansion in the Faubourg Marigny district into an unforgettable haunted house for those who flock to New Orleans for a creepy fix. She needs Carmela’s crafty touch to make the Medusa Manor come to life in time for the upcoming horror convention.

But Melody takes her house haunting too seriously especially when her flaming body comes crashing through a tower window to ‘welcome’ them to the job. Sure there’s been an increased trend in murder lately, but someone specifically wanted Carmela’s client very dead. Carmela’s in some deep gumbo again and needs to crop out a killer from the throngs of people flocking to New Orleans. Then maybe it won’t be so hard living in the Big Easy.

Fiber and Brimstone

It’s Halloween in New Orleans and the festivities are going to be killer. With the help of her best friend Ava, Carmela Bertrand is building a giant monster puppet for the Halloween Monsters & Mayhem parade. Things get terrifying earlier than expected when they overhear an argument between Jekyl Hardy and Brett Fowler and just minutes later they find Fowler’s dead body. Carmela has known Jekyl for years and can’t believe he’d ever resort to murder, despite the fact that Fowler owed him money. But when another victim is discovered who also had an unfriendly relationship with Jekyl Carmela is convinced someone is framing her friend and now must find a way to unmask the real killer.

Skeleton Letters

New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs sends her scrappy sleuths into New Orleans’ French Quarter. Is nothing sacred? The last thing Carmela Bertrand and her friend Ava expected to bear witness to in St. Tristan’s Church was a crime. But now a beloved member of their scrapbooking circle lies lifeless next to a smashed statue of St. Sebastien and a mysterious hooded figure has absconded with an antique crucifix. As Carmela and Ava are drawn deeper into New Orleans’ French Quarter in search of the missing crucifix, they may need the help of more than a few patron saints. Because this is one killer they don’t want to cross…

Eggs in Purgatory

Now Laura Childs is cracking a whole new case of murder in a brand new series RECIPES INCLUDED.

Introducing the Cackleberry Club Mysteries…

Suzanne, Toni, and Petra lose their husbands but find independence when they open the Cackleberry Club. Then their cozy cafe becomes the scene of a crime when a lawyer dies with a secret on his lips and egg on his face. What this all has to do with a religious cult and Suzanne’s past could put her own life on the line.

Eggs Benedict Arnold

When Cackleberry Clubber Suzanne delivers a pie to funeral director Ozzie Driesden, she discovers him not working at the embalming table but lying on the embalming table. She barely has time to recognize his corpse before she’s drugged with chloroform. With more suspects than breakfast specials, the Cackleberry Club scrambles to crack the case before one of their own ends up six feet under.

Bedeviled Eggs

The ladies at the Cackleberry Club caf are busy preparing for Halloween. But someone’s jumped the gun on the tricks. As mayoral candidate Chuck Peebler leaves the caf , he gets struck with a crossbow arrow and is killed instantly. And when another murder occurs on the historical society’s Quilt Trail, the Cackleberry Club needs to sniff out the bad egg before he strikes again.

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