Search Results: "Laura Childs"


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LAURA by Larry Watson
Released: June 1, 2000

"A finely wrought, if emotionally cool, tale of enduring passion."
The story of a man's long obsession with a beautiful woman poet, the latest from award-winning novelist Watson (White Crosses, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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LAURA by Hilary Norman
Released: Sept. 19, 1994

"Shallow escapism for the romance-starved. (First serial to Good Housekeeping; Literary Guild selection)"
A Cinderella story of a woman educated in the school of hard knocks, by pulp veteran Norman (Spellbound, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE SILVER NEEDLE MURDER by Laura Childs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 4, 2008

"The latest in Childs's Tea Shop series is again a love letter to Charleston, tea and fine living, with the usual addition of recipes."
The first annual Charleston Film Festival may be the last unless a clever killer is quickly unmasked. Read full book review >

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FIBER & BRIMSTONE by Laura Childs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"The eighth in the too-cute series (Death Swatch, 2008, etc.) includes eight crafting tips and ten favorite regional recipes (not tried)."
Killing in the Big Easy is dead easy. Read full book review >

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SWEET TEA REVENGE by Laura Childs
Released: March 5, 2013

"Enough suspects to hold your interest, although the best features are the local Charleston lore and the appended recipes."
Being a bridesmaid has its dangers. Read full book review >

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SCONES & BONES by Laura Childs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2011

"A weak mystery worth reading for the extensive tea lore, the loving portrayal of Charleston and the appended recipes."
South Carolina's favorite outlaw, Blackbeard, returns from the grave to claim still another victim. Read full book review >

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STEEPED IN EVIL by Laura Childs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"Fans addicted to Childs' tea-shop tales (Sweet Tea Revenge, 2013, etc.) and unfazed by the transparent mystery will gobble up her charmingly rendered main characters, loving descriptions of Charleston and appended recipes."
A South Carolina wine-tasting party has a deadly finale. Read full book review >

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POSTCARDS FROM THE DEAD by Laura Childs
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Carmela's eighth (Skelton Letters, 2011, etc.) delves deeply into the Big Easy's food, culture and fashion scene. The mystery is upstaged by the appended recipes and scrapbooking tips."
The death of a television reporter provides the newest case for a scrapbooking amateur sleuth. Read full book review >

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DEATH SWATCH by Laura Childs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 2, 2008

"So much detail about Mardi Gras and so many recipes and scrapbooking tips, that only mystery fans will notice all the loose ends."
A murderous run-up to Mardi Gras entangles two madcap pals in a search for a killer and a legendary treasure. Read full book review >

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BLOOD ORANGE BREWING by Laura Childs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 4, 2006

"A paean to Charleston, the genteel enjoyment of tea and the tasty treats that accompany it, complete with recipes."
A charity fundraiser in elegant Charleston is an unlikely scene for a grisly murder. Read full book review >

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SCORCHED EGGS by Laura Childs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"The clutch of suspects and appended recipes aren't quite enough to bring this up to the standard of Childs' other series, especially the Tea Shop series (Steeped in Evil, 2014, etc.)."
Three 40-something gal pals pool their resources to solve another local crime. Read full book review >

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EGGS IN A CASKET by Laura Childs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"The 40-plus female formula might work for longtime readers of Childs (Postcards From the Dead, 2012, etc.), but a lack of all but the most superficial character details will leave new readers wanting more."
The murder of a man who was nobody's friend brings the Cackleberry Club's middle-aged amateur investigators back into investigation mode. Read full book review >