A Tea Shop MysteryBook - 2016
Tea shop owner Theodosia Browning's life heats up when a gala at a local jewelry store serves up heists and homicide alongside her herbal teas ... Catering a high-class trunk show at Heart's Desire Jewelry is a shining achievement for Theodosia and the Indigo Tea Shop. After all, a slew of jewelers, museums, and private collectors will be there to showcase their wares and sip some of Theo's best blends. But just as Theo settles in to enjoy the fruits of her labor, the party is crashed by a gang of masked muggers who steal the precious gems and jewels on display. The thieves disappear almost as quickly as they arrived, leaving shattered glass, scattered gemstones, and a dead body in their wake. Although the last thing Theo wants is to get involved, she can't help but intercede when her dear friend Brooke, aunt of the victim and owner of Heart's Desire, begs for help in figuring out who committed the brutal burglary. Though the FBI believes this daring smash and grab is the work of an international gang of jewel thieves, Theo is convinced that the felon is someone much closer to home.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2016
Characteristics: 307 p. ; 21 cm