In Peppermint Peril

In Peppermint Peril Review

Joy Avon’s festive series debut featuring a book-themed tea party organizer will be tons of fun this Christmas for Lorna Barrett and Jenn McKinlay fans.

In the run-up to Christmas Eve, organizer of book-themed tea parties Callie Aspen and her lovable Boston terrier will have to conquer threefold trouble—a mysterious will, a missing heirloom and a dead body—to restore the festive spirit to their small town.


This Christmas, Callie Aspen returns to her childhood hideout Heart's Harbor, Maine where her great aunt runs Book Tea, a vintage tearoom where every sweet treat contains a bookish clue. Upon arrival in the fairy-tale snowy town, Callie is drawn into the preparations for a special tea party at Haywood Hall, the rambling house of Heart's Harbor's oldest resident, rich but lonely widow Dorothea Finster, who invited her estranged relatives, old friends and the elite of the town to make a mysterious announcement about her will.

Believing they can touch a part of her fortune, everybody is determined to come, despite not liking each other or even their hostess. And Callie's old friend Sheila complicates things by using the tea party to announce her daughter's engagement, even though her daughter isn't sure she's in love with the young lawyer her mother thinks so perfect for her.

Catering to people who each have their own agenda isn't easy for the Book Tea crew, especially once the valuable engagement ring goes missing and a dead body turns up in the conservatory. Can Callie and her great aunt use their love of clues to dig into the crimes and show their unhappy hostess and squabbling guests the true Christmas spirit?

Title:In Peppermint Peril
Edition Language:English

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  • Carrie

    In Peppermint Peril by Joy Avon is the first book of the new cozy A Tea and a Read Mystery series. This is a small town cozy mystery in which the main character has returned to work with her aunt in a...

  • Juli

    In Peppermint Peril is the first book in the Book Tea Shop Mystery series. Callie Aspen comes home for the holidays to visit her Great Aunt Iphy, who runs a tea shop catering to book themed events, pa...

  • ?Brithanie Faith?

    3.75/5 stars ⭐⭐⭐.75 (Rounding up to a 4!) ☺ARC provided by NetGalley and Crooked Lane Books in exchange for an honest reviewIn Peppermint Peril follows Callie Aspen, who, upon returning to her...

  • Linda

    The debut of the Book Tea Shop Mystery is a nice, quick read. Protagonist, Callie Aspen, a tour guide who’s travelled the world, is visiting her Great Aunt Iphy’s vintage tearoom, Book Tea, in Hea...

  • Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)

    This book was just OK for me. The mystery was well done and kept me guessing right up until the end, but none of the characters were particularly likable. Plus, the dialogue came off very stiff and fo...

  • Melanie

    In Peppermint Peril was a pleasant read that’s just the thing to get you in the holiday spirit with a fun mystery at its core.Upon returning to Heart’s Harbor, Maine for Christmas, Callie Aspen is...

  • *Avonna

    Check out all of my reviews at: https://www.avonnalovesgenres.comIN PEPPERMINT PERIL (Book Tea Shop Mystery #1) by Joy Avon is the start of a new cozy mystery series. A murder, a missing heirloom ring...

  • Fred

    Peppermint Peril is the first book in the A Book Tea Shop Mystery series.Callie Aspen is going to take a break from her job as a tour guide and return to her hometown of Heart’s Harbor and give her ...

  • Betty

    It is Christmas time in Heart's Harbor, Maine and Callie Aspen, the protagonist has returned to childhood home for holidays. This is the first book in a new series A Tea Book Mystery and A new author ...

  • Karen

    This new book and series by Joy Avon was a delightful distraction. I really enjoyed this new cozy, set at Christmas and about tea, family and perception, I felt at home in this first in series. I can ...