Agony of the Leaves (Tea Shop Series #13)

Agony of the Leaves (Tea Shop Series #13)

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by Laura Childs
     
 

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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 Charleston's Neptune Aquarium...

The opening of the aquarium is a major Charleston event, and Theodosia has been hired to cater tea, scones, and

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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 Charleston's Neptune Aquarium...

The opening of the aquarium is a major Charleston event, and Theodosia has been hired to cater tea, scones, and sandwiches for the private party to honor dignitaries and big buck donors. Things are going swimmingly, until Theodosia escapes the party for a momentary rest, only to discover the body of a man entangled in a net, drowned in one of the aquarium's state-of-the-art tanks.

To make matters worse, the victim is Theodosia's former boyfriend Parker Scully. The EMTs on the scene think Parker'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 local police aren't keen on hearing her theory-especially because of her ties to the victim-so Theodosia knows that if she wants Parker's killer brought to justice, she'll have to jump into the deep end and start her own investigation...

INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES AND TEA TIME TIPS!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Childs’s lively 13th Tea Shop mystery (after 2011’s Scones & Bones) finds Theodosia Browning with a lot on her plate, what with her bustling Charleston, S.C., tea shop, a line of proprietary blends, and a hot new romance—and that’s even before she discovers the body of ex-boyfriend Parker Scully floating in an aquarium tank. Initially, the young restaurateur’s death appears to be a gruesome accident, but sharp-eyed Theodosia spots what look like defensive wounds on his hands. Theodosia soon finds a number of possible suspects, including some dubious characters with whom Scully had discussed business projects, and even more people inexplicably eager to shut down her investigation. Not to worry: detection frequently gets put on the back burner when Theodosia has to focus on one of her catering jobs. While series fans will no doubt relish every foodie tidbit, others may find that the many red herrings leave a bad taste. Agent: Sam Pinkus, Veritas Media. (Mar.)
Library Journal
Charleston heats up again in Theodosia's 13th outing (Scones & Bones) as the much-anticipated grand opening of the new aquarium goes awry. Complete with recipes and tea-related websites.
From the Publisher
Praise for Laura Childs:

“Just the right blend of cozy fun and clever plotting.” —Susan Wittig Albert

“Murder suits Laura Childs to a Tea.”—St. Paul (MN) Pioneer Press

“Childs has a great eye for local color.”—Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425245538
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/06/2012
Series:
Tea Shop Series, #13
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
Praise for Laura Childs:

“Just the right blend of cozy fun and clever plotting.” —Susan Wittig Albert

“Murder suits Laura Childs to a Tea.”—St. Paul (MN) Pioneer Press

“Childs has a great eye for local color.”—Publishers Weekly

Meet the Author

Laura Childs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Tea Shop Mysteries, the Cackleberry Club Mysteries, and the Scrapbooking 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 Award-winning advertising writer and CEO of her own marketing firm.

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