by Laura Childs
Book 11 in the Tea Shop Mystery series (2010)
Publisher: Berkley Books
At a Dickensian evening, Charleston shop owners threw open their doors to visitors who took advantage of bargains and Theodosia Browning’s delicious teas. Later, a horrified Theodosia discovers the body of Daria, the map store’s owner.
Charleston is bustling with shoppers looking for antiques-and, of course, Theodosia Browning’s delicious teas. But when the cobblestone alleys clear, Theodosia finds the map store owner strangled to death. Many wanted her shop-but enough to kill? Most alarming, however, is Detective Tidwell’s theory: that the killer mistook her for Theodosia.
It was the Dickensian evening Theodosia Browning had been hoping for. Charleston shop-owners dressed in cloaks of yore threw open their back doors to visitors, who took advantage of bargains and Theodosia’s delicious teas.
But later, the alleys clear except for one body- which a horrified Theodosia discovers. It’s Daria, the map store’s owner. Locals have shown interest in buying her shop-but enough to kill? Plus there’s been a customer hell-bent on acquiring a not-forsale map. Most alarming of all theories, however, is Detective Tidwell’s: the killer mistook Daria for Theodosia. And if that theory holds, the killer’s work isn’t done