In Charleston's historic district, the Indigo Tea Shop is
doing so well that they have added lunch and delectable
pastries to the menu. The owner Theodosia Browning has
also catered many society events including those held at
The Lady Goodwood Inn. Now she is taking a holiday and is
a guest at the engagement party of Camilla Cantroux and
Marine Captain Corey Buchanan at the inn. The roof of the
room where dinner is to be served caves in.
The groom dies and the $70,000 wedding ring disappears.
When Theo and her friends go looking for it, it is nowhere
to be found so the tea shop entrepreneur thinks cat
burglar. She is sure that the events are linked. When
more items disappear, Theo and her friends set a trap for
the stealthy felon, one that could lead to new flavor of
tea named for a intrepid perhaps foolish amateur sleuth
served at a funeral.
Readers should not read this book when they are hungry or
thirsty because the mouth watering recipes will just
aggravate the condition. The heroine is a likable person
who goes out of her way to get involved with a criminal
investigation and though it may seem odd, that's Theo. Her
need to see justice done and enjoin in the process as a
participant is just one of the reasons that she endears
herself to the audience. There is a surplus of suspects
with means and opportunity so readers will want to finish
the book in one sitting to see who the perpetrator is in
this delicious cozy.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 4, 2002