Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Tea Shop Mysteries

By Laura Childs

FantasticFiction link

Tea Shop Mysteries
1. Death by Darjeeling (2001)
2. Gunpowder Green (2002)
3. Shades of Earl Grey (2003)
4. 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)

The Tea Shop mysteries is one of my favourite series. She writes a good story compared to some of the churned out cosy mysteries. I own the first seven, borrowed some from the library and now I have bought numbers 12 and 13.
I love all the tea snippets and she puts in some nice recipes too.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

201 Crochet Motifs, Blocks, Projects and Ideas

by Melody Griffiths

I was attracted to this book because the motifs were very cute and the block designs looked like they would make nice dish cloths and I just love the paisley and interlinked blocks. The flower blocks and motifs look really pretty and simple to make.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Southern Sewing Circle murder mysteries

By Elizabeth Lynn Casey

Fantastic Fiction link

Death Threads 2012
Pinned for Murder July 2013

I have only read these two. The sewing circle is a bit unconvincing and I don't particularly like the 'Southern' flavour. I do like the heroine and the mystery in each book was interesting. I won't be rushing to read the rest but I may one day.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Playful Patchwork

by Suzuko Koseki

Fairly difficult pieced curves but lovely designs. There is a pattern sheet with the book.