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Friday, July 31, 2020

Tea & Treachery (Tea by the Sea Mysteries #1) by Vicki Delany

Tea & Treachery

Hardcover, 304 pages
Published July 28th 2020 by Kensington Publishing Corporation

Goodreads synopsis: 
In this charming new cozy mystery series from nationally bestselling author, Vicki Delany, a New York City expat-turned-Cape Cod tea shop owner must solve the murder of a local real estate developer to help her feisty grandmother out of a jam . . .

As the proud proprietor and head pastry chef of Tea by the Sea, a traditional English tearoom on the picturesque bluffs of Cape Cod, Roberts has her hands full, often literally. But nothing keeps her busier than steering her sassy grandmother, Rose, away from trouble. Rose operates the grand old Victorian B & B adjacent to Lily's tea shop . . . for now. An aggressive real estate developer, Jack Ford, is pushing hard to rezone nearby land, with an eye toward building a sprawling golf resort, which would drive Rose and Lily out of business.

Tempers are already steaming, but things really get sticky when Ford is found dead at the foot of Rose's property and the police think she had something to do with his dramatic demise. Lily can't let her grandmother get burned by a false murder charge. So she starts her own investigation and discovers Ford's been brewing bad blood all over town, from his jilted lover to his trophy wife to his shady business partners. Now, it's down to Lily to stir up some clues, sift through the suspects, and uncover the real killer before Rose is left holding the tea bag. 


4.5 stars

This is the first book in the Tea by the Sea mysteries series by Vicki Delany.

Lily is running her own tea room in Cape Cod. Her grandmother is running a bed and breakfast that she is pulling away from and wanting Lily to take over the running of. Lily doesn’t really need more work to do. When a real estate developer falls to his death near the tea shop, Lily and her grandmother becomes high on the suspect list.

I thought this was a great cast and fell in love with the little tea shop and all the people who came in and out of scenes. Definitely a series I want to continue with. I am a sucker for anything tea related. This is just my jam.

Loved so much about it. If you like cozy mysteries, definitely check this one out. You won’t be disappointed.

I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.

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