Lavender blue murder
—Childs, Laura, author.
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"Tea-Maven Theodosia Browning brews up trouble in the latest Tea Shop Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs. Tea maven Theodosia Browning and her tea sommelier Drayton Conneley are guests at a bird hunt styled in the precise manner of an English shooting party. Which means elevenses (sloe gin fizzes), gun loaders, the drawing of pegs, fine looking bird dogs, and shooting costumes of tweed, herringbone, and suede. But as gunshots explode like a riff of Black Cat firecrackers, another shot sounds too close for comfort to Theodosia and Drayton. Intrigued but worried, Theodosia wanders into the neighbor's lavender field where she discovers their host, Reginald Doyle, bleeding to death. His wife, Meredith, is beside herself with grief and begs Theodosia and Drayton to stay the night. But Theodosia awakens at 2:00A.M. to find smoke in her room and the house on fire. As the fire department screams in and the investigating sheriff returns, Meredith again pleads with Theodosia for help. As Theodosia investigates, fingers are pointed, secrets are uncovered, Reginald's daughter-in-law goes missing presumed drowned, and Meredith is determined to find answers via a séance. All the while Theodosia worries if she's made a mistake in inviting a prime suspect to her upscale Lavender Lady Tea"-- Provided by publisher.

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Childs, Laura. Tea shop mystery
Childs, Laura. Tea shop mystery ; #21.
Tea shop mystery
Tea shop mystery ; #21
Browning, Theodosia (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Charleston (S.C.) -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Tea trade -- Fiction.
Tearooms -- Fiction.
Women detectives -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
First edition.
322 pages ; 22 cm.
"Includes recipes and tea time tips"--Cover.
Includes an excerpt from Egg shooters by Laura Child.
Link to PAC
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