I have read a few of the tea shop mysteries which I enjoyed. This one however was a hard one to get into. I wanted to read all of this book since I want to read all of the tea shop series. I was glad when I finished it and the last two chapters were the most interesting. If I had read this book first before any of the other tea mysteries I would not have read the rest in this series and like I mentioned the others are good. A good idea to start with the first book in this series.