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Laura Childs



A pseudonym used by Gerry Schmitt

Laura Childs is a pseudonym for Gerry Schmitt, former owner/CEO/Creative Director of a marketing/advertising firm in Minneapolis. Laura Childs is the bestselling author of the Tea Shop Mystery series and the Scrapbook Mystery series. She is a consummate tea drinker, scrapbooker, and dog lover, and travels frequently to China and Japan with Dr. Bob, her professor husband.  
 

Genres: Cozy Mystery
 
New and upcoming books
August 2024

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Peach Tea Smash
(Tea Shop Mysteries, book 28)
Series
Tea Shop Mysteries
   1. Death by Darjeeling (2001)
   2. Gunpowder Green (2002)
   3. Shades of Earl Grey (2003)
   4. English Breakfast Murder (2003)
   5. The Jasmine Moon Murder (2004)
   6. Chamomile Mourning (2005)
   7. Blood Orange Brewing (2006)
   8. Dragonwell Dead (2007)
   9. The Silver Needle Murder (2008)
   10. Oolong Dead (2009)
   11. The Teaberry Strangler (2010)
   12. Scones & Bones (2011)
   13. Agony of the Leaves (2012)
   14. Sweet Tea Revenge (2013)
   15. Steeped in Evil (2014)
   16. Ming Tea Murder (2015)
   17. Devonshire Scream (2016)
   18. Pekoe Most Poison (2017)
   19. Plum Tea Crazy (2018)
   20. Broken Bone China (2019)
   21. Lavender Blue Murder (2020)
   22. Haunted Hibiscus (2021)
   23. Twisted Tea Christmas (2021)
   24. A Dark and Stormy Tea (2022)
   25. Lemon Curd Killer (2023)
   26. Honey Drop Dead (2023)
   27. Murder in the Tea Leaves (2024)
   28. Peach Tea Smash (2024)
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Scrapbooking Mysteries
   1. Keepsake Crimes (2003)
   2. Photo Finished (2004)
   3. Bound for Murder (2004)
   4. Motif for Murder (2006)
   5. Frill Kill (2007)
   6. Death Swatch (2008)
   7. Tragic Magic (2009)
   8. Fiber & Brimstone (2010)
   9. Skeleton Letters (2011)
   10. Postcards from the Dead (2012)
   11. Gilt Trip (2013) (with Diana Orgain)
   12. Gossamer Ghost (2014)
   13. Parchment and Old Lace (2015) (with Terrie Farley Moran)
   14. Crepe Factor (2016) (with Terrie Farley Moran)
   15. Glitter Bomb (2018) (with Terrie Farley Moran)
   16. Mumbo Gumbo Murder (2019) (with Terrie Farley Moran)
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Cackleberry Club Mystery
   1. Eggs in Purgatory (2008)
   2. Eggs Benedict Arnold (2009)
   3. Bedeviled Eggs (2010)
   4. Stake & Eggs (2012)
   5. Eggs in a Casket (2014)
   6. Scorched Eggs (2014)
   7. Egg Drop Dead (2016)
   8. Eggs on Ice (2018)
   9. Egg Shooters (2021)
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Non fiction
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Laura Childs recommends
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Sniffing Out Murder (2023)
(Bailey the Bloodhound Mystery, book 1)
Kallie E Benjamin
"Cold nose, warm heart - Bailey the Bloodhound is everything you want in a pet detective. Read with extreme caution: this deliciously fun series could become highly addictive."
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Take the Honey and Run (2023)
(Bee Keeping Mystery, book 1)
Jennie Marts
"Stylish, compelling, and highly imaginative. I love that Jennie Marts has ratcheted up the action to keep the rest of us cozy authors on our toes!"
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Eat, Drink and Drop Dead (2023)
(Tiffany Austin Food Blogger Mystery, book 1)
T C LoTempio
"An exciting mystery - Tiffany and Hilary are a hoot! I was hooked from start to finish!"

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