News & Reviews



Right now, Laura Childs is working on GOSSAMER GHOST, Scrapbooking Mystery #12, which will pub in October of 2014, and SCORCHED EGGS, Cackleberry Club Mystery #6, which will pub in January of 2015.


She is also starting the outline for the next Tea Shop Mystery, but is still noodling around headlines. So many teas, so many ideas!


Laura has started a couple of new projects. One of them is a new series called the Hummingbird Inn Mysteries. This series will be set in Carmel, CA, and features a quaint seaside inn with a garden full of hummingbirds.


The other project is a nonfiction book titled Laura Childs, Living a Tea Shop Life. It's about drinking tea, finding balance, and reclaiming your creative spirit. There's also an entrepreneurial how-to section as well as more than 100 recipes and tea time tips.


While most of Laura's books are available as ebooks, some are still coming. Thank you for your patience on that!


Also, most of Laura's books are available in big print editions. These are printed by Thorndike in the UK and Wheeler in the US. Most are available from


Several of Laura's books are available in German, Japanese, and Korean language versions and some are also available on CD.


Laura Childs' books are also available from the Literary Guild's Mystery Guild book club. (





Named to the USA Today and New York Times Bestseller Lists


"Childs' plots simmer slowly while Theodosia's dogged yet elegant sleuthing is as satisfying as sipping a cup of jade oolong."

--Publishers Weekly


"Literary pick of the week:  Laura Childs."
--St. Paul Pioneer Press


"High body count...uniquely warm characters."



"Delicious recipes, teatime tips, opera, and murder in a national bestselling mystery series that has quickly become a favorite of readers.
--Mystery Reader


"Entertainment at its finest, with murder, mystery, and mayhem running through the swiftly turning pages.
--Fresh Fiction


"Chock full of intrigue and even voodoo, there are haunted mansions, slimy swamps, stolen jewels, and an old and secret society that meets in the dark of an old dungeon."
--Romance Reviews Today





"Makes New Orleans spookier than usual."
--Publishers Weekly


"Laura Childs has done it again! I enjoyed Frill Kill so much I skipped a few meals just to finish it!"
--Armchair Interviews


"A delightful series with likeable, in-depth characters."
--Book Loons


"If you scrapbook and read, you have to read these books!"


"Hurry to the nearest bookstore and buy Frill Kill by Laura Childs because she has certainly set the mood for Halloween!"
--Mayhem and


"Laura Childs always manages to entertain and thrill readers with her lively style of intrigue."
--Wichita Falls (TX)
Times Record News


"Murder...faster than a vampire's fang!"


"A generous helping of sleuthing, a side-dish of scrapbooking hints."
--Scrapbook Inspirations (UK)





"Childs excels at creating comforting settings in which to place her characters and the Cackleberry Club is a place you'd like to visit."
--St. Paul Pioneer Press


"Tasy and fun."
--Minneapolis Star-Tribune


"Definitely worth a read--sitting at the counter of your favorite breakfast joint!"
--Cooking with Ideas


"Plenty of humor, emotion, good food (with recipes) and fantastic plotlines."
--Fresh Fiction


"Plots too good to reveal.  Read and discover for yourself just what the hue and cry is all about."


"Plots that hold your interest and characters who are well-envisioned and well-executed."
--Richmond Times-Dispatch