The national bestselling author of "Shadow of a Spout" invites readers back to the Finger Lakes town of Gracious Grove for more tea and murder... Mid-October in the charming Finger Lakes town of Gracious Grove means it s time for the annual Fall Fling Townwide Tea Party. The highlight of the festivities is a roaming tea-tasting, which includes a stop at Auntie Rose s Victorian Tea House. Sophie Taylor would like to share her enjoyment of the event with her sort-of boyfriend, English teacher Jason Murphy, but Jason s dean has accused him of falsifying grades to help an athlete at the local college. Steamed and stressed, Jason shows up the night of the party with bags under his eyes. But the dean shows up under Sophie s Japanese Maple later that night, murdered, and now Jason is suspected of far worse than fudging grade reports. It s up to Sophie, her Nana, and their friends the Silver Spouts to pore over the clues to find out who really decided to teach the dean a lesson."
Praise for "Tempest in a Teapot " An intriguing debut, brewed with a rich blend of tea and empathy. Virginia Lowell, national bestselling author of "Cookies and Scream" "" A well-written, charming novel with endless possibilities. Sophie is a smart, young protagonist. "RT Book Reviews" In "Tempest in a Teapot "we are introduced to a charming and quirky cast of characters. This includes our feisty protagonist, Sophie Taylor This light-hearted mystery becomes a page-turner of a read that I could not put down. It is well-plotted and kept me wanting to find out whodunit. MyShelf.com Amanda Cooper writes an engaging mystery in her first book in this new series. With intriguing characters and a delightful setting, I can already tell this series is going to be a firm favorite. For tea drinkers all across the world I highly recommend this series. Cozy Mystery Book Review"
Amanda Cooper is a pseudonym for Victoria Hamilton, the national bestselling author of the Vintage Kitchen and Merry Muffin Mystery series.