Storm in a Teacup by J. New #BookReview #Tea&Sympathy7 #PhantomPress #5*

Meet Lilly Tweed. Former Agony Aunt. Purveyor of Fine Teas. Accidental Sleuth.

Catering their first joint event, a sixteenth birthday party at the local rowing club, Lilly and Abigail let their creative juices flow, determined to make it the talk of the town.

But the celebration soon becomes notorious for all the wrong reasons when a lifeless body is washed up on the shore of the lake.

Shock waves go through the crowd, for not only was the victim a prominent member of the club, but a former Olympic swimming champion.

As a crucial witness, Detective Phillips asks Lilly to help and introduces her to the dark underbelly of Plumpton Mallet. One she had no idea existed.

But as the investigation picks up speed, they both realise there’s another life in danger and it becomes a race against time to stop a second death.

Storm in a Teacup is the seventh book in the exciting Tea & Sympathy series. If you like twists and turns, red herrings galore and big crimes in small British towns, then you’ll love J. New’s latest series. Full of lively personalities, intelligent characters and excellent tea!

Buy Tea & Sympathy today and see if you can work out whodunit!

Tea & Sympathy series

  1. Tea & Sympathy
  2. A Deadly Solution
  3. Tiffin & Tragedy
  4. A Bitter Solution
  5. A Frosty Combination
  6. Steeped in Murder
  7. Storm in a Teacup

Another Fabulous Read from Lilly & Co!

Such a wonderful mystery series, full of all the little details which delight and entertain!

In this seventh book of such a fabulous series, Lilly and her partner Abigail are tackling their first joint event together – a sixteenth birthday party at the local rowing club. Determined to show what they can achieve, they have created a menu to delight both young and old but, just as they are beginning to celebrate their success, a body is washed up on the shore of the lake. As if that wasn’t enough to shock the many attendees, the deceased was not only a member of the rowing club but a former Olympic swimmer. Not exactly a person expected to drown! It doesn’t take long for Lilly to be, once again, involved in trying to find out what’s going on but things are going to get worse first . . .

It is no secret that I love a lighter mystery; after reading gritty thrillers, there is something about settling back and enjoying a cosy setting, a cast of well-drawn characters, a theme to follow – in this case all the wonderful blends of teas and their properties – and, of course, a enigma to solve! I have adored this series from the very beginning and am always intrigued by all the information given on different teas. I feel as if I have got to know everyone quite well by now and enjoy finding out all about their personal lives, intertwined with the latest drama. Having loved the author’s previous series, The Yellow Cottage Vintage Mysteries, I find these novels quite different but just as enthralling. I live in hope that this series will go on and on as I look forward to each one so very much – I’ve always had a fondness for a female amateur sleuth and this author pays attention to all the little details! Easily worth all five glowing stars and my recommendation.

I downloaded this novel via Kindle Unlimited; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.

Tags: mystery

J. New is the author of The Yellow Cottage Vintage Mysteries, traditional English whodunits with a twist, set in the 1930’s. Known for their clever humour as well as the interesting slant on the traditional whodunit, they have all achieved Bestseller status on Amazon.  J. New also writes the Finch and Fischer and the Tea & Sympathy mysteries, both contemporary cozy crime series. 

Jacquie was born in West Yorkshire, England. She studied art and design and after qualifying began work as an interior designer, moving onto fine art restoration and animal portraiture before making the decision to pursue her lifelong ambition to write. She now writes full time and lives with her partner of twenty-two years, along with an  assortment of stray cats and dogs they have rescued.

For rights enquiries (other than e-book & print), please contact, Sarah Hershman at Hershman Rights Management.

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