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Ming Tea Murder (Tea Shop Mysteries)
by Laura Childs

Published: 2015-05-05
Hardcover : 336 pages
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It’s scones and scandal for Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning in the latest from the New York Times bestselling author of Steeped in Evil

Normally Theodosia wouldn’t attend a black tie affair for all the tea in China. But she can hardly say no to her hunky, handsome ...
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Introduction

It’s scones and scandal for Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning in the latest from the New York Times bestselling author of Steeped in Evil

Normally Theodosia wouldn’t attend a black tie affair for all the tea in China. But she can hardly say no to her hunky, handsome boyfriend, Max, who directs public relations for the Gibbes Museum in Charleston. Max has organized an amazing gala opening for an exhibit of a genuine eighteenth century Chinese teahouse, and the crème de la crème of Charleston society is invited.

In the exotic garden staged in the museum’s rotunda, a Chinese dragon dances to the beat of drums as it weaves through the crowd. The guests are serenaded by a Chinese violin as they sample an assortment of tempting bites. And to give them a memento of the occasion, there’s even a photo booth. But Theodosia makes a grim discovery behind the booth’s curtains: the body of museum donor Edgar Webster.

While Theodosia prefers tea service over the service of justice, this case is difficult to ignore—especially after Max becomes a suspect. Now she must examine the life of the fallen philanthropist and find out who really wanted him to pay up…


INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES AND TEA TIME TIPS!

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With barely a glance around, Theodosia leapt on board the second hay wagon. Floundering through a foot of loose hay, she scrambled madly toward the front seat, and plopped down right next to Harlan Duke. ... view entire excerpt...

Discussion Questions

What was unique or unusual about the opening chapter? Did it prickle the hairs on the back of your neck?


Does the author create enough of a “sense of place” that you can picture the party at the museum as well as the Indigo Tea Shop in your mind? If so, what do they look like?


Was the killer cleverly concealed among the various suspects, or did you have an inkling of who the killer was?


Who do you think was really in charge of the investigation – Theodosia or Detective Tidwell?


Do you think Theodosia is able to balance running the Indigo Tea Shop while still making time for her real life? Do you think most small business owners or working women are able to find a good balance?

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  "Ming Tea Murder"by bookeyjane (see profile) 10/28/15

This is just a super fluffy read that is not appropriate for book group discussions. The best part was the recipes at the end.

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