Agony of the Leaves

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, 2012 - Fiction - 301 pages
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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!

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The author is a capable writer. - Goodreads
Why some story lines weren't pursued I'm not sure. - Goodreads
Yes, the recipes are in the back of the book. - Goodreads

Review: Agony of the Leaves (A Tea Shop Mystery #13)

User Review  - Pat - Goodreads

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 ... Read full review

Review: Agony of the Leaves (A Tea Shop Mystery #13)

User Review  - Daze in the Breeze - Goodreads

Awful book with awful characters and even worse editing. I started finding Theodosia irritating a full ten books ago, but she's gone past that into actively repellent. I'm also simply bored of ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Laura Childsis the New York Timesbestselling 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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