by Laura Childs
Book 9 in the Tea Shop Mystery series (2008)
Publisher: Berkley Books
The national bestselling author of Dragonwell Dead returns with a mystery proving that the price of fame can be murderously steep.
When the Charleston Film Festival opens with a bang, the real-life murder of a famous director, Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning is pulled into an investigation as perilous as any big-screen thriller.
The Charleston Film Festival has brought Theodosia Browning and the staff of the Indigo Tea Shop a busy week of catering jobs. First up is the opening night gala at the historic Belvedere Theatre. Tinseltown and local luminaries seem to be mingling happily in the glamorously renovated lobby, but Theo notices that the atmosphere backstage is tense.
Then famous director Jordan Cole is shot on his way to the podium, and the entire audience witnesses his death silhouetted across the scrim. Never has a festival started off with this big a bang