Theodosia Browning serves tea and solves crimes in Charleston,a city steeped in tradition and treachery in the latest Tea Shop Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs. It is Sunday afternoonand Theodosia and Drayton are catering a formal tea at a hot-air balloon rally. The view aloft is not only stunningthey are also surrounded by a dozen other colorful hot-air balloons. But as the sky turns gray and the clouds start to boil upa strange object zooms out of nowhere. It is a droneand it appears to be buzzing around the balloonschecking them out. As Theodosia and Drayton watchthe dronehovering like some angrymechanized insectdeliberately crashes into the balloon next to them. An enormousfiery explosion eruptsand everyone watches in horror as the balloon plummets to the earthkilling all three of its passengers. Sirens screamfirst responders arriveand Theodosia is interviewed by the police. During the interview she learns that one of the downed occupants was Don Kingsleythe CEO of a local software companySyncSoft. Not only do the police suspect Kingsley as the primary targetthey learn that he possessed a rare Revolutionary War Union Jack flag that several people were rabidly bidding on. IntriguedTheodosia begins her own investigation. Was it the CEO’s soon-to-be ex-wifewho is restoring an enormous mansion at no expense? The CEO’s personal assistantwho also functioned as curator of his prized collection of Americana? Two rival antiques’ dealers known for dirty dealing? Or was the killer the fianc├⌐e of one of Theodosia’s dear friendswho turns out to be an employee–and whistle-blower–at SyncSoft? INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES AND TEA TIME TIPS!
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