Tea Shop Mystery #18
Berkley Prime Crime
On Sale: March 7, 2017
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In the latest Tea Shop Mystery from New York Times
bestselling author Laura Childs, Theodosia Browning
attends a â€śRat Tea,â€ť where the mice will play...at murder.
When Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning is invited by
Doreen Briggs, one of Charlestonâ€™s most prominent hostesses,
to a â€śRat Tea,â€ť she is understandably intrigued. As servers
dressed in rodent costumes and wearing white gloves offer
elegant finger sandwiches and fine teas, Theo learns these
parties date back to early twentieth-century Charleston,
where the cream of society would sponsor so-called rat teas
to promote city rodent control and better public health.
But this party goes from odd to chaotic when a fire starts
at one of the tables and Doreenâ€™s entrepreneur husband
suddenly goes into convulsions and drops dead. Has his
favorite orange pekoe tea been poisoned? Theo smells a rat.
The distraught Doreen soon engages Theo to pursue a discreet
inquiry into who might have murdered her husband. As Theo
and her tea sommelier review the guest list for suspects,
they soon find themselves drawn into a dangerous game of cat
INCLUDES RECIPES AND TEA TIME TIPS
Tea Shop Mysteries
3 comments posted.
Re: Pekoe Most Poison
I could not find any information about "rat tea" parties in the
internet. I have been to New Orleans and to Savannah but not
Charleston. I have enjoyed your books and look forward to
reading more of them.
(Leona Olson 3:58pm March 13, 2017)
Your Tea Shop series is one of my all time favorites! Thanks
for the article re atmosphere and "getting it right".
(Kathleen Bylsma 6:01pm March 16, 2017)
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on characters! I love this
series! I've read every one!
(Kathleen Bylsma 5:47pm March 27, 2017)
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