I had read another one of the mysteries by Childs but thought maybe I should try reading from the beginning. Apparently the books are written as such that a reader does not need to start from the series but I thought it might be a good idea anyway. Eh. I wasn't impressed. If you've read any of the other books in the series I'd wager that you'd see they all fairly similar.
In the first book of the series ('Death by Darjeeling') the reader is introduced to Theo Browning, owner of Charleston's (South Carolina) beloved Indigo Tea Shop. And as you can guess, a crime happens. Someone dies, Theo is under suspicion and must clear her name and we're off on a cozy mystery.
Perhaps cozy mysteries aren't for me. Maybe it's just this series. In any case, I was very unimpressed. The writing really isn't very good at all. I was not very intrigued by the mystery and it just seemed very blah.
I didn't get past the first book. I only bought this because it was cheaper to buy this as a bargain book than to buy the individual books on its own.
Skip it. Looks like this isn't an author or series I'll pick up again.