Broken Bone China A Tea Shop Mystery #20 Book Á 335 pages Download ✓ Laura childs

Book Broken Bone China A Tea Shop Mystery #20

Broken Bone China A Tea Shop Mystery #20 Book Á 335 pages Download ✓ Laura childs ☆ [KINDLE] ❅ Broken Bone China A Tea Shop Mystery #20 ❥ Laura Childs – Theodosia Browning serves tea and solves crimes in Charleston a city steeped in tradThat he possessed a rare Revolutionary War Union Jack flag that several people were rabidly bidding onIntrigued Theodosia begins her own investigation Was it the CEO's soon to be ex wife who is restoring an enormous mansion at no expense? The CEO's personal assistant who also functioned as curator of his prized collection of Americana? Two rival antiues' dealers known for dirty dealing? Or was the killer the fiancée of one of Theodosia's dear friends who turns out to be an employee and whistle blower at SyncSoft?INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES AND TEA TIME TIP Theodosia and Drayton witness a drone intentionally taking out a nearby hot air balloon as they soar above Charleston The three person aboard were killed in the explosion Then an employee of one of murdered men reports the theft of a valuable historic flag Theodosia's detective boyfriend is attending a conference out of town most of the book Tidwell is the main investigator Needless to say Theodosia does a little detecting Readers always wish they could visit the tea shop on their trips to Charleston I wanted to attend all the themed teas she did in this installment especially the Nancy Drew one It's a satisfying installment in a long running series I received an advance electronic copy from the publisher through NetGalley with the expecation of an honest review 35 stars

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Theodosia Browning serves tea and solves crimes in Charleston a city steeped in tradition and treachery in the latest Tea Shop Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Laura ChildsIt is Sunday afternoon and Theodosia and Drayton are catering a formal tea at a hot air balloon rally The view aloft is not only stunning they are also surrounded by a dozen other colorful hot air balloons But as the sky turns gray and the clouds start to boil up a strange object zooms out of nowhere It is a drone and it appears to be buzzing around the balloons checking th This is the 20th book in the author's Tea Shop Mystery series and since it's the first I've read I was a bit concerned that I'd be at something of a disadvantage Happily I was not; no doubt some of the characters would have made of an impression if I'd known them better but this story stands alone well and in fact is uite enjoyableIt's also a cozy and I was delighted that main character Theodosia Browning proprietor of the Indigo Tea Shop in historic Charleston South Carolina is neither a wishy washy wimp nor one of the commonly written about busybodies who plunges ahead devil may care despite dire warnings from everyone around her to butt out She's likable although she doesn't hesitate to speak her mind Another player here is a character I've come to think is a cozy reuisite the irascible police detective who's constantly annoyed at the heroine's interference with investigations; but in this case he seems to have genuine respect for her sleuthing talents One character almost totally missing throughout this one is Theo's main sueeze detective Pete Riley who's off to a training conference I mention this for series followers who might be expecting to see of him he sounds like a pretty cool dudeThe story opens with a bang literally Theodosia and her resident tea sommelier Drayton Conneley are riding high amid a rally of hot air balloons Out of nowhere a drone appears giving their balloon an evil eye before heading toward another That one however doesn't fare so well; the drone rams the balloon causing an horrific explosion that kills everyone aboard Among the victims is the CEO of a local technology company who'd been accused of misplacing some 5 million in company money raising the probability that he was the target As a side venture the man was in the process of selling an extremely valuable Revolutionary War flag with several rival bidders ueuing up for the win Just what if anything that might have to do with the murder remains to be determinedEarly on the primary suspect is the fiance of one of Theo's friends the owner of a local B and B Not only does he own a drone but he works for the tech company and recently blew the whistle on what he believed was a defective product In part wanting to help her friend who refuses to believe her fiance is involved Theo begins to investigate in between running her successful tea shop hosting a couple of high profile tea events judging a decorative teacup contest and getting soaked in the ever present rain everywhere she goesHistory buffs will get their fill here by way of prolific descriptions of older sections of Charleston I'm really not one of them but I admit that exploring all those nooks and crannies was enticing although the thought of all that rain put a damper on my enthusiasm and made me wonder how they ever found a day to get those balloons aloft Also worthy of note for those who enjoy baking are the at the end recipes for some of the tasty treats mentioned throughout All in all this is an easy to read entertaining book and I thank the publisher via NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review it

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Broken Bone China A Tea Shop Mystery #20Em out As Theodosia and Drayton watch the drone hovering like some angry mechanized insect deliberately crashes into the balloon next to them An enormous fiery explosion erupts and everyone watches in horror as the balloon plummets to the earth killing all three of its passengersSirens scream first responders arrive and Theodosia is interviewed by the police During the interview she learns that one of the downed occupants was Don Kingsley the CEO of a local software company SyncSoft Not only do the police suspect Kingsley as the primary target they learn This series makes me want to spend lots of time in Charleston It always makes me wish the tea shop was real