We do seem to love to read these series. You get attached to characters, should I liken it to soap operas on TV, no, but maybe, no. In the mysteries we read we go to a lot more interesting places and we learn about some interesting jobs, some history, so I like to think we're actually learning about some things we might not have known about before.
Oolong Dead is a Tea Shop Mystery. Our heroine is Theodosia, she owns her own tea shop, has a wonderful chef for her kitchen, a magnificent tea master to help her plan lots of tea parties.
Oh, and yes, she just does have to do some sleuthing on the side. In this book the old boyfriend returns because it's his sister that Theodosia finds dead. That means she has to juggle the new boyfriend and the old and find the clues to solve the sisters murder, whom by the way, she didn't like very much, and of all things a dream cottage comes on the market to tempt her to try and figure out how she might be able to afford to live there.
You can't go wrong with a good Laura Childs book and my goodness with 3 different series going on you will find something you like, I'm sure.
Beverly G ♥