Thursday, July 19, 2007

The English Breakfast Murder

Number: 80
Title: The English Breakfast Murder
Author: Laura Childs
Started: July 15, 2007
Finished: July 19, 2007
Pages: 265
Genre: mystery
ISBN: 0-425-19129-X

Language: English

Where The Book Came From: From my bookshelf.

First Sentence: Stars twinkled in the indigosky as dusk settledover South Carolina's Halliehurst Beach like a blanket of spun silk.

Cover Blurb: Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning is about to embark on her first turtle crawl - and her latest murder investigation...

It is a truly exhilarating experience for Theo - 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 with some hearty Lung CHing tea and spicy gumbo, she spots a dead body bobbing in the waves. It turns out to be local art dealer Harper Fisk - a man with an eye for fine antiques. Could his death have anything to do with the sunken treasure and gold bullion rumored to be somewhere near Halliehurst Beach? Deep in her heart, Theo knows that murder is indeed brewing in Charleston - and it's up to her to get to the bottom of it before the culprit's greed stirs him to kill again...

Reason For Reading: It was a buddy read for ARM and I just love this series!

Favorite Part: "[...] It's fun coming to someone's rescue. Especially at my age."
"Why, Miss Dimple," said Theodosia, quickly appropriating the teapot. "You're barely middle aged."
"Only if I plan to live to be a hundred and fourty," she quipped back.

Miscellaneous: While reading the first two pages, I felt again the urge to finally get a pet - and a turtle at that! We never had real animals, "only" ducks, hens and some rabbits. Now I've been thinking about getting a turtle or two (are they better in pairs or alone?) again, after about five years...

Rating: B+

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