Title: Mr. Tea & the Traveling Teacup
Author: Leslie Matthews Stansfield
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Type: Trade Paperback
Synopsis: After the death of their mother, sisters Terry and Karen Sutter, turn their childhood home into a teahouse. It’s a dream come true, but the dream begins to resemble a nightmare when teacups start crashing to the floor in the middle of the night. Could the teahouse be haunted? There’s a list of possible ghostly candidates: the prior owner who is rumored to have left behind a buried treasure, two spinster neighbors who disappeared without a trace over forty years ago, or perhaps it’s Terry and Karen’s own mother trying to communicate with them. Karen, the older sister, thinks running a haunted teahouse might be fun, until the sisters come home one night to find the attic stairs covered in a trail of what appears to be blood. Is it a ghost or a warning? The teahouse’s new mascot, a psychic macaw, may provide some unexpected clues, but the sisters will encounter many more surprises before they solve this mystery.
My Review: I read this book because it sounded like a cute cozy mystery to me and we all know I love a good cozy mystery. I think it was a neat idea for the sisters to turn their childhood home into a teahouse, how cool would that be - but then when it turns out not when it turns out your house may be haunted. This was a new author for me and I am glad I chose to review it. I loved the macaw as a fun touch to this story - Mr. Tea always had something to say. This book was full of twists and turns which kept you guessing right up until the very end as whodunit which makes for a good mystery to me. The character development in this book was very good - I felt like I could know any of these people. This is going to be a fun series to continue on with. 4 stars
I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.