Pekoe Most Poison

Pekoe Most Poison

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In the latest Tea Shop Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs, Theodosia Browning attends a "Rat Tea," where the mice will play...at murder.
 
When Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning is invited by Doreen Briggs, one of Charleston's most prominent hostesses, to a "Rat Tea," 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 Doreen'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 and mouse...

INCLUDES RECIPES AND TEA TIME TIPS
Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780425281680
042528168X
Branch Call Number: FIC CHILD
Characteristics: 311 pages.

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pp47
Aug 20, 2017

I enjoyed book nd writing style buthaving read them all, I thought she had a serious boy friend and had 2 dogs maybe I am confusing scrap book mysteries.

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Cecilie60
Apr 06, 2017

I was very pleased with this read. I love Laura Childs but I was finding that her books were beginning to be all the same. This was a very good read.

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NYSandy23
Apr 02, 2017

I guess I will have to get used to the new attitude exhibited by Theo since it appeared in the last book. She is certainly less wishy-washy, more assertive and more forceful with people and situations. Although, in her head, which is shared with us, her conversations play out like a Devil's Advocate that we could do without. Perhaps she has just grown into herself. The story is a good one, with red herrings all around - poisoned husband leads to unsuspecting wife, or crooked business partner, or shady venture fund capitalist, with lots of Teas, customers and Tea Shop business. Drayton plays a big role in this one. Always a fun romp in historic Charleston

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