Shadow of a Spout by Amanda Cooper is the second book in the “Teapot Collector” mystery series. Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime, April 2015
Leaving her home in Gracious Grove behind her, Rose is off to the annual convention of the International Teapot Collector’s Society. Her granddaughter Sophie is minding the tea house while she’s away. Rose is eager for tough cookie Zunia Pettigrew to appraise a prized antique teapot she believes may be a holy water vessel from China.
But when Zunia declares the pot a fake, Rose is really steamed. After Zunia’s found dead beside Rose’s dinged-in teapot, Sophie must rush to her grandmother’s aid and find the real killer—before Rose is steeped in any more trouble.
I like it. Sophie is on the case when her grandmother becomes the prime suspect in a murder. I love that we got different perspectives from several of the characters which created a mystery that led to plenty of suspects with motives and it was fun untangling all the puzzle pieces from the clues presented. Some surprising twists came at me and heightened the suspense in this fast-paced drama that quickly became a page turner. With a lovable cast of characters and a comfortable tone, this was a great read and I’m looking forward to the next book in this fabulous series.