Pekoe Most Poison

Pekoe Most Poison

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"When Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning is invited by Doreen Briggs, one of Charleston's most prominent hostesses, to a 'rat tea,' she is understandably intrigued. As servers dressed in rodent costumes and wearing white gloves offer elegant finger sandwiches and fine teas, Theo learns these parties date back to twentieth-century Charleston, where the cream of society would sponsor so-called rat teas to promote city rodent control and better public health. But this part goes from odd to chaotic when a fire starts at one of the tables and Doreen's entrepreneur husband suddenly goes into convulsions and drops dead. Has his favorite orange pekoe tea been poisoned? Theo smells a rat."--
Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780425281680
Branch Call Number: CHILDS L
Childs, L
Characteristics: 311 pages ; 21 cm


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Aug 20, 2017

I enjoyed book nd writing style buthaving read them all, I thought she had a serious boy friend and had 2 dogs maybe I am confusing scrap book mysteries.

Apr 06, 2017

I was very pleased with this read. I love Laura Childs but I was finding that her books were beginning to be all the same. This was a very good read.

Apr 02, 2017

I guess I will have to get used to the new attitude exhibited by Theo since it appeared in the last book. She is certainly less wishy-washy, more assertive and more forceful with people and situations. Although, in her head, which is shared with us, her conversations play out like a Devil's Advocate that we could do without. Perhaps she has just grown into herself. The story is a good one, with red herrings all around - poisoned husband leads to unsuspecting wife, or crooked business partner, or shady venture fund capitalist, with lots of Teas, customers and Tea Shop business. Drayton plays a big role in this one. Always a fun romp in historic Charleston


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