If you read my review of Live and Let Chai, you know how much I loved it! I love this fictional town of Charm, NC and its residents. I was so excited to read No Good Tea Goes Unpunished, and I wasn’t disappointed. It’s a great follow up to Live and Let Chai.
No Good Tea Goes Unpunished
by Bree Baker
Don’t marry into murder…
Catering her childhood friend’s beachfront wedding was a dream come true for Everly Swan—and, with hundreds of guests in attendance, great exposure for her new iced tea shop and café. But when the well-to-do groom is found floating face down in the surf, the locals of Charm, North Carolina turn their suspicions on his new bride. Could she have been so desperate to lay hands on his fortune that she arranged for his murder even before they set off on their honeymoon?
Everly knows her love struck friend couldn’t be behind the murder, but with clues pointing in several directions, she can’t decide which wedding guest is the most likely culprit. Meanwhile, the frustratingly handsome Detective Hays has made it clear that Everly should stay out of the investigation altogether. But with a killer on the loose and a feeling that someone is watching her café very closely, Everly knows that if she can’t solve this murder soon, her cake might be iced for good.
My review of No Good Tea Goes Unpunished
No Good Tea Goes Unpunished is a delightful follow up to Live and Let Chai. Everly’s been running Sun, Sand and Tea for several months, and now she’s catering an old friend’s wedding. You’d think that would be pretty safe, right? Not so much! Shortly after the vows are spoken, the groom ends up dead, and his bride is the number one suspect. Everly has other ideas. She knows her friend wouldn’t have murdered her new groom, so she sets out to find the real killer.
Of course, Everly’s involvement in the investigation doesn’t sit well with her new friend Detective Grady Hays. He doesn’t want Everly to get hurt…or murdered. But Everly, being Everly, can’t stay out of it. It seems like everything happens around her house and tea shop. Plus, when it’s her friends who are involved, she can hardly stay out of it.
As with the first book, I love the characters in No Good Tea Goes Unpunished, and Everly’s aunts are my favorites. They have a shop in town called Blessed Bee, and in this book, they’re entering a contest where they can have a 3 minute film to say what they want to say about their cause. It ends up being a huge undertaking which Everly calls an “educational dystopian honeybee apocalypse movie.” Trust me! You have to read this because you will be cracking up.
Everly makes a new friend…I won’t tell you who for fear of spoiling your read, and an old flame shows up in town. The mystery and mayhem in No Good Tea Goes Unpunished will leave you thirsty for more! I can’t wait for the next book!
About Author Bree Baker
Bree Baker is a Midwestern writer, obsessed with small town high jinks, sweet tea and the sea. She’s been telling stories to her family, friends and strangers for as long as she can remember, and more often than not, those stories feature a warm ocean breeze and recipe she’s sure to ruin.
Now, she’s working on those fancy cooking skills and dreaming up adventures for the Seaside Cafe mysteries. Her debut title, Live & Let Chai released from Sourcebooks in July 2018, and No Good Tea Goes Unpunished releases February 26, 2019. Bree is a member of Sisters in Crime, International Thriller Writers and the Romance Writers of America. She is represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.