Tea Tonic and Toxin: Mystery and Thriller Podcast and Book Club


Death in the Stocks

Tea, Tonic & Toxin is a history of mystery book club and podcast. We’re reading the best mysteries ever written, as well as interviewing some of the world’s best contemporary mystery and thriller writers.

WHAT WE’RE READING: Death in the Stocks by Georgette Heyer. When a man is found dead in an English village, Inspector Hannasyde and amateur detective Giles Carrington must unravel the secrets of the eccentric family involved. In this beloved 1935 classic, Heyer infuses the traditional mystery with her signature style of historical Regency romance. We also welcome guest Jennifer Kloester, an expert on Georgette Heyer. The result is pure delight. Join us, won’t you?


Regency Romance Mystery Novel

Regency Romance Mystery Novel

Jennifer Kloester, expert on all things Georgette Heyer, joins Sarah and Carolyn from her home in Melbourne, Australia, to talk about regency romance mystery Death in the Stocks. Georgette and Jennifer make quite the team. We were riveted. You will want to listen in.

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Phantom Orbit by David Ignatius

Phantom Orbit by David Ignatius

David Ignatius is known for his uncanny ability to predict the next great national security headline, and his newest book, Phantom Orbit, had us on the edge of our seats. We’re talking space warfare, folks. This thriller is intriguing from start to finish. READ THIS BOOK!

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Rex Stout, Nero Wolfe & Archie

Rex Stout, Nero Wolfe & Archie

Okay, so we said we love Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin, but what we really meant is that we like Nero and love Archie! Rex Stout, you created a gem of a character in Archie. We talk all about it with Ira Brad Matetsky (The Wolfe Pack), who joins us on a second episode!

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Tea, Tonic, and Toxin is a book club and podcast for people who love mysteries, thrillers, introspection, and good conversation. Your hosts, Carolyn Daughters and Sarah Harrison, are discussing game-changing mysteries, starting with Edgar Allan Poe onward. Together, we’ll watch the genre evolved.

Along the way, we’ll entertain ideas, prospects, theories, doubts, grudges, fabulous guests, and interviews with talented, contemporary mystery authors. Together, we’ll experience the joys of reading the best mysteries and thrillers ever written.

Tea, Tonic, and Toxin Book Club and Podcast - Mysteries and Thrillers


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Sarah Harrison - Host of Tea Tonic and Toxin (Mystery and Thriller Podcast and Book Club)


Sarah loves getting to the bottom of any mystery having to do with life, love, work, play, personality, or process dysfunction. A scientist obsessed with reading fiction, she launched PORN (People Obsessed with Reading Novels -- get your mind out of the gutter!) while in grad school. After nine years, it was time for her book club to transmogrify into the podcast before you, sending its tendrils out to find you, friend. When she isn't hanging with her husband and two kids or running her business, Grace Sigma, she's taking a deep dive into the history, art, and architecture of this dark genre.

Carolyn Daughters - Hot of Tea Tonic and Toxin (Mystery and Thriller Podcast and Book Club))


Carolyn has loved mysteries ever since she and her sister Michele started the CarMich Detective Agency when they were kids. Though she has never solved a crime, she is an excellent detective. When she isn't trying to convince people she's an excellent detective, she's busy running her company, CarolynDaughters.com, serving as a fractional chief marketing officer for small businesses, teaching persuasive writing courses, exploring new neighborhoods on foot, photographing street art, and boarding planes early and often (47 states, 42 countries, and counting). She's coming for you, North Dakota and Bhutan.