Lavender blue murder

Lavender blue murder

Childs, Laura,

First edition.

Publication Information
New York : Berkley Prime Crime, [2020]


Physical Description
322 pages ; 22 cm

A Tea shop mystery ; 21


General Note
Includes recipes.
Includes excerpt from Egg shooters, from the Cackleberry Club series.
Sequel to: Broken bone china.

"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.

Personal Subject
Browning, Theodosia (Fictitious character)-Fiction.

Subject Term
Tearooms -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Fiction.
Women detectives -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Fiction.
Arson -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Rich people -- Crimes against -- Fiction.

Geographic Term
South Carolina -- Fiction.

Detective and mystery fiction.
Cozy mysteries.

LibraryMaterial TypeShelf NumberCopiesItem NotesStatus
Cottonwood Public LibraryBookCHILDS, L. TEA # 211.SOURCE. 03/20 btChecked Out
Prescott Public LibraryBookCHILDS, LAURA TEA # 211Fiction Books
Sedona Public LibraryBookMYSTERY CHILDS, L.1.SOURCE. BT 2-26-20Mystery Collection
Spring Valley LibraryBookCHILDS, LAURA1Fiction Books