Laura Childs
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Laura Childs

Laura Childs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Tea Shop Mysteries, Scrapbook Mysteries, and Cackleberry Club Mysteries. In her previous life she was CEO/Creative Director of her own marketing firm and authored several screenplays. She is married to a professor of Chinese art history, loves to travel, rides horses, enjoys fund raising for various non-profits, and has two Chinese Shar-Pei dogs.

Laura specializes in cozy mysteries that have the pace of a thriller (a thrillzy!) Her three series are:

The Tea Shop Mysteries - set in the historic district of Charleston and featuring Theodosia Browning, owner of the Indigo Tea Shop. Theodosia is a savvy entrepreneur, and pet mom to service dog Earl Grey. She's also an intelligent, focused amateur sleuth who doesn't rely on coincidences or inept police work to solve crimes. This charming series is highly atmospheric and rife with the history and mystery that is Charleston.

The Scrapbooking Mysteries - a slightly edgier series that take place in New Orleans. The main character, Carmela, owns Memory Mine scrapbooking shop in the French Quarter and is forever getting into trouble with her friend, Ava, who owns the Juju Voodoo shop. New Orleans' spooky above-ground cemeteries, jazz clubs, bayous, and Mardi Gras madness make their presence known here!

The Cackleberry Club Mysteries - set in Kindred, a fictional town in the Midwest. In a rehabbed Spur station, Suzanne, Toni, and Petra, three semi-desperate, forty-plus women have launched the Cackleberry Club. Eggs are the morning specialty here and this cozy cafe even offers a book nook and yarn shop. Business is good but murder could lead to the cafe's undoing! This series offers recipes, knitting, cake decorating, and a dash of spirituality.

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Best Sellers

    • Eggs on Ice

    • By: Laura Childs
    • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    When crusty attorney Allen Sharpe is stabbed during the first rehearsal of the Kindred Players production of A Christmas Carol, it's up to Suzanne and the rest of the women of the Cackleberry Club to find the killer before he can add another victim to his Christmas list.... 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable Read

    • By Jeanna on 12-11-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Glitter Bomb

    • By: Laura Childs, Terrie Farley Moran
    • Narrated by: Danielle Ferland
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    It's Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Carmela's ex-husband, Shamus, rides on his float at the head of the parade, when suddenly the revelry turns to disaster. Shamus' float crashes and explodes, and although Shamus escapes unhurt, a member of his krewe is killed....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Choose another narrator!

    • By Traci E on 11-02-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Plum Tea Crazy

    • By: Laura Childs
    • Narrated by: Barbara McCulloh
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    While viewing the harbor's Gaslights and Galleons Parade from the widow's walk of Timothy Neville's Charleston mansion, local banker Carson Lanier seemingly tumbles over a narrow railing....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I take mine with milk, no sugar.

    • By Karen's Korner on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Broken Bone China

    • By: Laura Childs
    • Narrated by: Barbara McCulloh
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Theodosia and Drayton are catering a formal tea at a hot-air-balloon rally. But a drone appears to be buzzing around the balloons, checking them out. As Theodosia and Drayton watch, the drone deliberately crashes into the balloon next to them, killing all three of its passengers....

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Pekoe Most Poison

    • Tea Shop Mysteries, Book 18
    • By: Laura Childs
    • Narrated by: Barbara McCulloh
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    When Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning is invited by Doreen Briggs, one of Charleston's most prominent hostesses, to a "Rat Tea", she is understandably intrigued....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Pekoe most poison

    • By Karen Bock on 05-16-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Scones & Bones

    • A Tea Shop Mystery
    • By: Laura Childs
    • Narrated by: Barbara McCulloh
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 65

    Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning is lured into attending the Heritage Society's "Pirates and Plunder" soiree. But it's an antique diamond skull ring that gets plundered....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Murder for Nothing

    • By Sheila on 01-12-12

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Agony of the Leaves

    • By: Laura Childs
    • Narrated by: Barbara McCulloh
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Laura Childs’ Tea Shop mysteries deliver delicious tales steeped in intrigue....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Truly AWFUL!!!!

    • By Pamela on 06-30-14

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Devonshire Scream

    • A Tea Shop Mystery, Book 17
    • By: Laura Childs
    • Narrated by: Barbara McCulloh
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    Catering a high-class trunk show at Heart's Desire Jewelry is a shining achievement for Theodosia and the Indigo Tea Shop....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not authors usual story telling.

    • By chauz! on 10-14-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Skeleton Letters

    • A Scrapbooking Mystery, Book 9
    • By: Laura Childs
    • Narrated by: Danielle Ferland
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    In Skeleton Letters, New Orleans scrapbook shop owner Carmela Bertrand and her friend Ava witness a heinous crime at St. Tristan’s Church....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Okay mystery, truly awful narration

    • By Susan on 06-07-12

    Regular price: $20.26

    • Ming Tea Murder

    • By: Laura Childs
    • Narrated by: Barbara McCulloh
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    Normally Theodosia wouldn't attend a black tie affair for all the tea in China. But she can hardly say no to her hunky, handsome boyfriend Max....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tea shop books

    • By Jeannette C. Cravy on 08-14-16

    Regular price: $24.49

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