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Oolong dead / Laura Childs.

By: Childs, Laura [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Childs, Laura. Tea shop mystery: 10.; Tea shop mystery : book 10: Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2010, c2009Edition: Berkley Prime Crime mass-market edition.Description: 326 pages ; 18 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780425233399 (pbk.); 0425233391 (pbk.).Subject(s): Browning, Theodosia (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Women detectives -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction | Tearooms -- Fiction | Upper class -- Fiction | Charleston (S.C.) -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery stories.
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While riding her horse in a race through the South Carolina Lowcountry, Theodosia Browning finds her arch nemesis, Abby Davis, dead. What's more, the victim's brother is Theodosia's old flame. Who'd have guessed they'd be reunited through cold-blooded murder?
Summary: While riding her horse in a race through the South Carolina Lowcountry, Theodosia Browning finds her arch nemesis, Abby Davis, dead. What's more, the victim's brother is Theodosia's old flame. Who'd have guessed they'd be reunited through cold-blooded murder?
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Theodosia Browning has been asked to host a luncheon to benefit the Charleston Opera Society, which is throwing a Verdi-themed Masked Ball.She certainly has a lot on her mind - especially after she finds the dead body of her arch nemesis, Abby Davis.To further complicate things, the victim's brother happens to be Theodosia's old flame.Who'd have guessed they'd be reunited through cold-blooded murder?
As the opera house is transformed into a sumptuous Venetian carnival, Theodosia's investigation into Abby's murder takes her to the backstage maze of a darkened theatre.It's here that a maestro of murder waits for the next cue.All proving that when it comes to high drama, Theodosia can give Verdi a run for his money . . .
'Murder suite Laura Childs to a Tea.' St Paul Pioneer Press
'Theodosia's dogged yet always elegant sleuthing is as satisfying as sipping a cup of jade oolong.' Publishers Weekly
Includes delicious recipes and tea time tips!

Reprint. Originally published: 2009.

"Berkley Prime Crime mystery" --Spine.

"Recipes and tea time tips included!"--Cover.

While riding her horse in a race through the South Carolina Lowcountry, Theodosia Browning finds her arch nemesis, Abby Davis, dead. What's more, the victim's brother is Theodosia's old flame. Who'd have guessed they'd be reunited through cold-blooded murder?

While riding her horse in a race through the South Carolina Lowcountry, Theodosia Browning finds her arch nemesis, Abby Davis, dead. What's more, the victim's brother is Theodosia's old flame. Who'd have guessed they'd be reunited through cold-blooded murder?

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Publishers Weekly Review

At the start of Childs's soothing 10th Tea Shop mystery (after 2008's The Silver Needle Murder), Indigo Tea Shop proprietor Theodosia Browning and her horse, Captain Harley, encounter murder most unsavory during the annual Charleston Point-to-Point Race. Shortly after clearing a jump, they're spooked by encountering the corpse of Abby Davis, an evening TV news anchor, who's been shot through the forehead. In parallel with CPD Det. Burt Tidwell, Theodosia pursues her own investigation, prompted by attorney Jory Davis, the victim's brother and Theodosia's ex-boyfriend. Prime suspects include anchorman Webster Hall, who lost his job to Abby, and Abby's husband, who may have known she was having an affair. As usual, Childs's plot simmers slowly while Theodosia's dogged yet always elegant sleuthing is as satisfying as sipping a cup of jade oolong. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Booklist Review

Theodosia Browning owns the delightful Indigo Tea Shop in Charleston's historic district. She also solves mysteries. This time the victim is Abby Davis, sister of Theo's former boyfriend Jory. Theo and Abby never got along, and a lot of other people in South Carolina's low country didn't care for the investigative reporter, either. When both Jory and police detective Burt Tidwell ask Theo to help solve Abby's murder, she reluctantly agrees. Theo looks for motives in the case and accidentally begins to get involved with Jory again. Needless to say, her current boyfriend, Parker Scully, is not pleased with either development. Theo's investigation leads to a dilapidated old mansion, a darkened theater, and a trip through the swamps, all as danger escalates. Childs includes great recipes from the Indigo Tea Shop as well as Tea Time Tips. Its oddly high body count aside, Charleston emerges in Childs' series as a beautiful old city imbued with culture and filled with uniquely warm characters.--Coon, Judy Copyright 2009 Booklist