It's been an exciting time here in the writer's studio. TeaTime Magazine named Laura Childs to their list of "15 most influential people in the tea industry," and Book Riot included the Tea Shop Mysteries in their list of "25 of the Absolute Best Cozy Mystery Series."

Of course, the writing never stops. Right now, Laura is working on the following books: Shattered Teacups, the next Tea Shop Mystery (March 2019), Mumbo Gumbo Murder, the next Scrapbook Mystery (October 2019), and Battered Eggs, the next Cackleberry Club Mystery (December 2020).

Besides the above mentioned mysteries, she is also working on a third thriller set in the wilds of Borneo.

Remember, Laura Childs' books are available as ebooks, hardcovers, paperbacks, talking books, and in big print versions (Thorndike in the UK and Wheeler in the U.S.) Many are also available in German, Japanese, and Korean languages.

Laura Childs' books are also available from the Literary Guild's Mystery Guild Book Club (

If you'd like to purchase the books wholesale for your gift shop or tea shop, contact Penguin Random House at 1-800-733-3000


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