by Laura Childs
Book 12 in the Tea Shop Mystery series (2011)
Publisher: Berkley Books
Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning is lured into attending the Heritage Society’s “Pirates and Plunder” soiree. But it’s an antique diamond skull ring that gets plundered by someone who murders a history intern in the process. Theodosia knows she’ll have to whet her investigative skills to find the killer among a raft of suspects.
Theodosia Browning, owner of the Indigo Tea Shop, is asked to attend the Heritage Society’s ‘Pirates and Plunder’ party by Drayton Conneley, master tea blender for the shop and Heritage Society booster. One of the gala’s main attractions is an antique skull drinking cup set with a huge diamond, which is seemingly Blackbeard’s skull.
When the skull is stolen, the whole party takes a horrible turn as the society’s office manager is injured, and a history intern is killed. This is when Theodosia feels she has to get involved to solve the puzzle.