Sweet Tea Revenge (Tea Shop Series #14)

Sweet Tea Revenge (Tea Shop Series #14)

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by Laura Childs
     
 

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In the latest novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Agony of the Leaves, Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning may always be a bridesmaid, never a bride, but this groom is never going to make it to the altar…

Theodosia Browning’s dear friend, Delaine Dish, has asked her to be a bridesmaid for her wedding. But

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In the latest novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Agony of the Leaves, Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning may always be a bridesmaid, never a bride, but this groom is never going to make it to the altar…

Theodosia Browning’s dear friend, Delaine Dish, has asked her to be a bridesmaid for her wedding. But when the big day arrives, everything seems to be going wrong. First, a massive storm is brewing over Charleston. A bad omen? Second, Delaine’s maid of honor is late for the ceremony. And finally, the groom not only has cold feet—his whole body is cold. A murderer has crashed the wedding.

As Theodosia comforts a devastated Delaine, she needs to sort out the suspects on the groom’s side from the suspects on the bride’s side. One thing soon becomes apparent—revenge won’t be the only dish served cold at this wedding. And if Theodosia doesn’t watch her step, a cold-blooded killer may have a rude reception in store for her…

INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES AND TEA TIME TIPS!

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
More than rain spoils a June wedding in Childs’s pleasing 14th Tea Shop mystery featuring Theodosia Browning, proprietor of the Indigo Tea Shop in Charleston, S.C. (after 2012’s Agony of the Leaves). On the wedding day of an old friend, maid-of-honor Theodosia finds the lifeless body of the groom, Dougan Granville, “one of Charleston’s top attorneys,” in his suite at the Ravencrest Inn. A glassine envelope and scattered white powder on a table suggest Dougan may have overdosed on cocaine, but subtle signs of a blow to the head point to murder. Since the Ravencrest Inn is rumored to be haunted, two ghost hunters join the investigation. Series fans won’t be surprised when Theodosia’s recklessness (“There’s no time to think! I just have to... do something!”) leads to a climactic confrontation with the killer in an abandoned cemetery. Foodies will appreciate the favorite recipes from the Indigo Tea Shop at the end. Agent: Samuel Pinkus, Philologus Procurator, Inc. (Mar.)
From the Publisher
PRAISE FOR THE BESTSELLING TEA SHOP MYSTERY NOVELS

“Tea lovers, mystery lovers, [this] is for you. Just the right blend of cozy fun and clever plotting.”—Susan Wittig Albert, national bestselling author of Widow’s Tears

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

“Brew yourself a nice pot of tea, and enjoy…It’s guaranteed to delight.” —Times Record News (Wichita Falls, Texas)

“A love letter to Charleston, tea, and fine living.” —Kirkus Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
Being a bridesmaid has its dangers. Theodosia Browning, the one and only bridesmaid for Delaine Dish's wedding, watches her friend's special day get off to a less-than-auspicious start. The beautiful city of Charleston cowers under a nasty squall, and the bride is more than a mite testy. The groom, wealthy lawyer Dougan Granville, is the man of Delaine's dreams, but the wedding isn't living up to her high expectations. The venue is a run-down inn, the bride's sister is late, and Dougan wants to cut the honeymoon short. When Theodosia goes in search of the tardy bridegroom and finds him dead; the overwrought Delaine begs her to find his killer. Luckily, Theodosia and the helpers at her Indigo Tea shop, perfectionist tea-blender Drayton and pastry chef Haley, are no strangers to murder (Scones & Bones, 2011, etc.). Dougan's law partner is cagey about his assets, a former girlfriend keeps popping up, the ATF is investigating the Granville cigar store, looking for smuggled Cubans, and a team of ghost hunters wants Theodosia to help them communicate with the recently departed. Theodosia, pressed by Delaine into catering the garden tour at Dougan's magnificent home, has her hands full. But her bump of curiosity refuses to give up on the ever more complicated mystery. Enough suspects to hold your interest, although the best features are the local Charleston lore and the appended recipes.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425252888
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/05/2013
Series:
Tea Shop Series, #14
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
584,957
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
PRAISE FOR THE BESTSELLING TEA SHOP MYSTERY NOVELS

“Tea lovers, mystery lovers, [this] is for you. Just the right blend of cozy fun and clever plotting.”—Susan Wittig Albert, national bestselling author of Widow’s Tears

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

“Brew yourself a nice pot of tea, and enjoy…It’s guaranteed to delight.” —Times Record News (Wichita Falls, Texas)

“A love letter to Charleston, tea, and fine living.” —Kirkus Reviews

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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