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Devonshire Scream

by Laura Childs

Series: Tea Shop Mysteries (17)

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The New York Times bestselling author of Ming Tea Murder serves up heists, homicides, and herbal blends in the latest in the Tea Shop mysteries.   Catering a high-class trunk show at Heart's Desire Jewelry is a shining achievement for Theodosia and the Indigo Tea Shop. After all, a slew of jewelers, museums, and private collectors will be there to showcase their wares and sip some of Theo's best blends. But just as Theo settles in to enjoy the fruits of her labor, the party is crashed by a gang of masked muggers who steal the precious gems and jewels on display. The thieves disappear almost as quickly as they arrived, leaving shattered glass, scattered gemstones, and a dead body in their wake.    Although the last thing Theo wants is to get involved, she can't help but intercede when her dear friend Brooke, aunt of the victim and owner of Heart's Desire, begs for help in figuring out who committed the brutal burglary. Though the FBI believes this daring "smash and grab" is the work of an international gang of jewel thieves, Theo is convinced that the felon is someone much closer to home...   INCLUDES RECIPES AND TEA TIME TIPS!… (more)
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Not as engaging as previous installments but delightful as always and finished too abruptly. ( )
  Stephen.Lawton | Aug 7, 2021 |
I adore the Charleston setting and the recipes and tea event suggestions. Theodosia runs around trying to solve murders, while her faithful workers plan and manage the shop. This episode features a gang of jewel thieves and Theodosia has many characters in mind who have committed the heist. The books follow the same formula each time, but still, I enjoy these stories with the talk of fashion, history, and society. I wonder how long Drayton can follow after Theodosia, after all, he is 60. And doesn't Haley get upset when she is always "stuck" in the kitchen? I would love to see a cookbook with all the recipes. ( )
  delphimo | Sep 2, 2018 |
Really nice visit with my old friends Theo and Drayton and the rest of the gang. I had no clue, with all the red herrings around! =] ( )
  lollyletsgo | Aug 10, 2017 |
In this enjoyable installment, Theodosia attends a high-end jewelry show at her friend Brooke's shop. A smash and grab incident results not only in the theft of all displayed jewels but also in a death. Detective Burt Tidwell arrives on the scene. Brooke asks for Theodosia's help in finding the thieves/killer. Theodosia notices more than most of the persons at the event, but she purposed to find any clue which might aid the police from her crouched position. The FBI is involved in the case, and one of the agents seems somewhat interested in Theodosia. As usual, readers can drool over Haley's creations and Drayton's teas, and Theodosia puts herself in danger when she tries to go it alone without Tidwell's help. Fortunately, he's on speed dial. This one kept me guessing, and the ringleader was not a person I expected. It's nice to be surprised by an outcome once in awhile. ( )
  thornton37814 | Jan 27, 2017 |
Another Great book from Ms. Childs ( )
  nlb1050 | Dec 27, 2016 |
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Crusted with emeralds, diamonds, rubies, and amethysts, the butterfly brooch glittered enticingly before Theodosia Browning's eyes.
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The New York Times bestselling author of Ming Tea Murder serves up heists, homicides, and herbal blends in the latest in the Tea Shop mysteries.   Catering a high-class trunk show at Heart's Desire Jewelry is a shining achievement for Theodosia and the Indigo Tea Shop. After all, a slew of jewelers, museums, and private collectors will be there to showcase their wares and sip some of Theo's best blends. But just as Theo settles in to enjoy the fruits of her labor, the party is crashed by a gang of masked muggers who steal the precious gems and jewels on display. The thieves disappear almost as quickly as they arrived, leaving shattered glass, scattered gemstones, and a dead body in their wake.    Although the last thing Theo wants is to get involved, she can't help but intercede when her dear friend Brooke, aunt of the victim and owner of Heart's Desire, begs for help in figuring out who committed the brutal burglary. Though the FBI believes this daring "smash and grab" is the work of an international gang of jewel thieves, Theo is convinced that the felon is someone much closer to home...   INCLUDES RECIPES AND TEA TIME TIPS!

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