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Pekoe most poison

Author: Laura Childs
Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction
Mystery fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Childs, Laura.
Pekoe most poison.
New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2017
(DLC) 2016037965
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Childs
ISBN: 9780425281680 042528168X
OCLC Number: 956775274
Description: 311 pages ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Laura Childs.

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"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 ..."--

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18th book in A Tea Shop Mystery series!

by TheAvidReader (WorldCat user published 2017-03-09) Excellent Permalink

Pekoe Most Poison by Laura Childs is the eighteenth book in A Tea Shop Mystery series.  Theodosia Browning and Drayton Conneley have been invited to a “Rat Tea” by Doreen Briggs.  It gives Theo her first glimpse of Calhoun Mansion...
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