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Haunted hibiscus : tea shop mystery.  #22  Cover Image Book Book

Haunted hibiscus : tea shop mystery #22

Childs, Laura (author.).

Summary: "It is the week before Halloween and Theodosia Browning, proprietor of the Indigo Tea Shop, and her tea sommelier, Drayton, are ghosting through the dusk of a cool Charleston evening on their way to the old Bouchard Mansion. Known as the Gray Ghost, this dilapidated place was recently bequeathed to the Heritage Society, and tonight heralds the grand opening of their literary and historical themed haunted house. Though Timothy Neville, the patriarch of the Heritage Society, is not thrilled with the fund-raising idea, it is the perfect venue for his grandniece, Willow French, to sign copies of her new book, Carolina Crimes & Creepers. But amid a parade of characters dressed as Edgar Allan Poe, Lady Macbeth, and the Headless Horseman, Willow's body is suddenly tossed from the third-floor tower room and left to dangle at the end of a rope. Police come screaming in and Theodosia's boyfriend, Detective Pete Riley, is sent to Willow's apartment to investigate. But minutes later, he is shot and wounded by a shadowy intruder. Timothy begs Theodosia to investigate, and shaken by Riley's assault, she readily agrees. Now, she questions members of the Heritage Society and a man who claims the mansion is rightfully his, as well as Willow's book publisher and her fiancé, all while hosting a Sherlock Holmes tea and catering several others. But the Gray Ghost holds many secrets, as do several other key suspects, while this murder mystery plays out on the eve of Halloween"--

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780451489692
  • ISBN: 0451489691
  • Physical Description: print
    323 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2021.
  • Badges:
    • Top Holds Over Last 5 Years: 4 / 5.0

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes recipes.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: Haley's pumpkin soup -- Tarragon chicken salad -- Chai-flavored cupcakes -- Crab and avocado tea sandwiches -- Southern peach crisp -- Ham and corn muffins -- Herbed chevre butter -- Haunted hibiscus cooler -- Charleston apple pudding -- Best banana bread ever -- Haley's pork tenderloin -- French cottage tea -- Agatha Christie tea -- Pretty in pink tea -- Crystal tea -- Under the Tuscan sun tea -- Family reunion tea.
Subject: Browning, Theodosia (Fictitious character) Fiction
Halloween Fiction
Tea Fiction
Charleston (S.C.) Fiction
Genre: Cozy mysteries.
Detective and mystery fiction.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lackawanna County Library System.


  • 1 current hold with 2 total copies.
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Status Due Date Courses
Albright Memorial Library MYS CHILDS (Text) 50686015690303 Adult Fiction Available -
Taylor Community Library MYS CHILDS (Text) 50692010935966 Adult Fiction Available -

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