• Tea and Treachery

  • Tea by the Sea Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Vicki Delany
  • Narrated by: Sandy Rustin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (121 ratings)

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Tea and Treachery

By: Vicki Delany
Narrated by: Sandy Rustin
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In this charming new cozy mystery series from nationally best-selling author Vicki Delany, a New York City expat-turned-Cape Cod tea-shop owner must solve the murder of a local real estate developer to help her feisty grandmother out of a jam....

As the proud proprietor and head pastry chef of Tea by the Sea, a traditional English tearoom on the picturesque bluffs of Cape Cod, Roberts has her hands full, often literally. But nothing keeps her busier than steering her sassy grandmother, Rose, away from trouble. Rose operates the grand old Victorian B & B adjacent to Lily’s tea shop...for now. An aggressive real estate developer, Jack Ford, is pushing hard to rezone nearby land, with an eye toward building a sprawling golf resort, which would drive Rose and Lily out of business.

Tempers are already steaming, but things really get sticky when Ford is found dead at the foot of Rose’s property and the police think she had something to do with his dramatic demise. Lily can’t let her grandmother get burned by a false murder charge. So she starts her own investigation and discovers Ford’s been brewing bad blood all over town, from his jilted lover to his trophy wife to his shady business partners. Now, it’s down to Lily to stir up some clues, sift through the suspects, and uncover the real killer before Rose is left holding the tea bag.

©2020 Vicki Delany (P)2020 Recorded Books

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Grandmother is not sassy as others described she is a negative rude bitch it’s a hard listen because everything is just so negative and grandma is so nasty would love to return

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Not for me

Tea and Treachery by Vicki Delany is not a book I could finish or recommend to anyone. The plot is formulaic and the charatcers are one dimensional. Grandmother Rose behaves like a three year old. I won't be getting the next book.

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Just Right

Everything you want in a cozy mystery, great locale, likeable characters, eccentric family members, believable conflict, misdirection and a talented narrator.

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Unfortunate narrator

I like Vicki Delany's writing a lot, and I'll probably buy the book so I can finish the story, but I gave up on the audio version. This may be a nit to some listeners but in the first few pages the Grandmother is described as having a Yorkshire accent, but the narrator makes her sound like a posh Londoner. The narrator also tends to use several high-pitched voices that I found grating. If the narrator doesn't bother you then I suspect you'll enjoy this book -- Delany knows how to write a mystery!

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Disappointed

I adore cozies and was looking forward to starting a new series. Between the writer to a small degree and the narrator to a major degree, it was not as enjoyable as hoped. The lead character’s best friend is supposed to be 32 and an ex forensic accountant for a law firm. She acted and spoke as if she was 16 and the narrator used a 13 year old’s voice. She had as much airtime as the lead so couldn’t be ignored. I’ll try the next in the series to see if this was an unfortunate beginning. At this point, I consider this an early teen book.

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Refreshing!

What a refreshing, interesting read! I love cozy mysteries, but quite often they are very drawn out. I loved this one! The narrator was perfect and kept the characters separate - also not always the case in audio books. I will definitely be reading the next book in this series.

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A WONDERFUL NEW SERIES

I LOVED THIS BOOK. THE CHARACTERS ARE INTELLIGENT BUT FUN, FULLY DEVELOPED YET WITH LOTS TO LEARN ABOUT THEM. ROSE IS A PISTOL, AND SHE AND BERNIE ARE DOUBLE TROUBLE. THE TEA SHOP DELIGHTFUL. NOW I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE.

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Fantastic

I absolutely loved every minute of this book!! So good! I can't wait to read the next one.

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Enjoyable read/Listen

I love this book and can’t wait to hear more from this series. The mystery who is you have too many guess that it keeps you going until the end. This story even though it’s nonfictional, when you listen to it you can see it happen in every small city across the country(USA). Narrator was great.

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Good cozy mystery

The characters and the story were great. I really enjoyed following this mystery. The narrator did a wonderful job.

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