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Tea Shop Mystery #13: Agony of the Leavesby Laura Childs
Synopses & Reviews
In the latest novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Scones and Bones, Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning finds herself in hot water when a body surfaces at the grand opening of Charlestonandrsquo;s Neptune Aquariumandhellip;
The opening of the aquarium is a major Charleston event, and Theodosia has been hired to cater the private party to honor dignitaries and big-buck donors. Things are going swimminglyandmdash;until Theodosia discovers a body entangled in a net, drowned in one of the aquariumandrsquo;s state-of-the-art tanks.
To make matters worse, the victim is Theodosiaandrsquo;s former boyfriend, Parker Scully. The EMTs think Parkerandrsquo;s drowning was an accident, but when Theodosia notices what look like defense wounds on his hands, she realizes that someone wanted Parker dead. The police arenandrsquo;t keen on her theory, so if she wants Parkerandrsquo;s killer brought to justice, Theodosia will have to jump into the deep end and start her own investigationandhellip;
Charleston is bustling with shoppers looking for antiques-and, of course, Theodosia Browning's delicious teas. But when the cobblestone alleys clear, Theodosia finds the map store owner strangled to death. Many wanted her shop-but enough to kill? Most alarming, however, is Detective Tidwell's theory: that the killer mistook her for Theodosia.
When the Charleston Film Festival opens with a bang?the real-life murder of a famous director?Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning is pulled into an investigation as perilous as any big-screen thriller.
About the Author
Laura Childs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Tea Shop Mysteries, the Scrapbooking Mysteries, and the Cackleberry Club Mysteries. She is a consummate tea drinker, scrapbooker, and dog lover, and travels frequently to China and Japan with Dr. Bob, her professor husband. In her past life she was a Clio Awardandndash;winning advertising writer and CEO of her own marketing firm.
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