Agony of the Leaves

Author: Laura Childs
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 0425251969
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Theodesia discovers the body of her ex-boyfriend while catering an event at the Charleston Aquarium and begins an investigation despite emergency responders believing it to be an accident in the latest Tea Shop mystery following Scones and Bones. Reprint.

Ming Tea Murder

Author: Laura Childs
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 0425281655
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Normally Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning wouldn't attend a black-tie affair for all the tea in China. But she can hardly say no to her boyfriend, who directs public relations for the Gibbes Museum in Charleston. Max has organised an amazing gala opening for an exhibit of a genuine eighteenth-century Chinese teahouse, and the cr me de la cr me of Charleston society is invited. But the evening takes a turn for the worse when Theodosia discovers the body of museum donor Edgar Webster. When Max becomes a suspect, it's up to Theodosia to solve the case.

Death by Darjeeling

Author: Laura Childs
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780425179451
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When a guest turns up dead at a tea for the annual historic homes garden party she is catering, Theodosia Browning, the owner of Charleston's Indigo Tea Shop, turns sleuth to save her reputation, clear her name, and track down the real killer. Original.

The Book of Tea

Author: Kakuzo Okakura
Publisher: Applewood Books
ISBN: 142901279X
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Written in English by a Japanese scholar in 1906, ""The Book of Tea"" is an elegant attempt to explain the philosophy of the Japanese Tea Ceremony, with its Taoist and Zen Buddhist roots, to a Western audience in clear and simple terms. One of the most widely-read English works about Japan, it had a profound influence on western undertsanding of East Asian tradition.

Southern Seas

Author: Manuel Vazquez Montalban
Publisher: Melville House
ISBN: 1612191185
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Barcelona detective Pepe Carvalho’s radical past catches up with him when a powerful businessman—a patron of artists and activists—is found dead after going missing for a year. In search of the spirit of Paul Gauguin, Stuart Pedrell—eccentric Barcelona businessman, construction magnate, dreamer, and patron of poets and painters—disappeared not long after announcing plans to travel to the South Pacific. A year later he is found stabbed to death at a construction site in Barcelona. Gourmand gumshoe Pepe Carvalho is hired by Pedrell’s wife to find out what happened. Carvalho, a jaded former communist, must travel through circles of the old anti-Franco left wing on the trail of the killer. But with little appetite for politics, Carvalho also leads us on a tour through literature, cuisine, and the criminal underbelly of Barcelona in a typically brilliant twist on the genre by a Spanish master.

Shades of Earl Grey

Author: Laura Childs
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780425188217
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While attending a high society engagement party, Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning is steeped in mystery when the groom meets with disaster and the wedding ring, a family heirloom from the crown of Marie Antoinette, vanishes. Original.

The King s Gold

Author: Arturo Perez-Reverte
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440637385
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From the international bestselling author, the fourth adventure of Captain Alatriste Bestselling author Arturo Pérez-Reverte continues to enthrall readers and critics with his heroic seventeenth-century mercenary, Captain Alatriste. The fourth adventure picks up in Seville in 1626. After serving with honor at the bloody siege of Breda, Alatriste and his protégé, Iñigo Balboa, accept a risky job involving a dozen swordsmen and mercenaries at their command, a dazzling amount of contraband gold, and a heavily guarded Spanish galleon returning from the West Indies. The job offer comes from the king himself, for at stake is nothing less than the Spanish Crown, and its dominion over the wealth of the Americas. But for Alatriste, a very personal surprise awaits him on that galleon.

Caught Read Handed

Author: Terrie Farley Moran
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101639504
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From the national bestselling author of Well Read, Then Dead comes the second mystery featuring Sassy Cabot and Bridgy Mayfield, who bring Fort Myers Beach, Florida, residents plenty of sinful treats and killer reads at their bookstore café, Read ’Em and Eat. Happy to help her fellow bibliophiles, Sassy visits the local library with book donations for their annual fundraising sale. Unfortunately, the welcoming readers’ haven is in turmoil as an argument erupts between an ornery patron and new staff member, Tanya Lipscombe—also known as “Tanya Trouble.” She may lack people skills, but everyone is shocked when she’s later found murdered in her own hot tub. The man last seen arguing with Tanya is soon arrested. But Alan Mersky, a veteran with PTSD, happens to be the brother of Sassy’s former boss—and he’s no murderer. Now it’s up to Sassy and Bridgy to clear Alan’s name and make sure the real killer gets booked. Includes a recipe for Miss Marple scones!

A Cat By Any Other Name

Author: Lydia Adamson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101597720
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A catnip garden yields a bumper crop of murder for actress-turned-sleuth Alice Nestleton... Alice Nestleton, beautiful off-off Broadway actress-turned-amateur-detective, has been forced into a life of crime—sleuthing that is—with some cat-sitting on the side. But this hot summer in New York she has taken a hiatus from stage and scene-of-the-crime to join a coterie of cat-lovers in cultivating a Manhattan herb garden. Unfortunately, a party to celebrate their first crop of peppermint tea ends with one of their group going right off the edge—of a 25th-floor terrace. Alice is stunned and grief stricken at the apparent suicide. But aided and abetted by her two cats, she soon smells a rat. And the help of her own feline-like instincts, the gorgeous gumshoe discovers that the victim’s dearest friends may well have been her most murderous enemies… Be sure to look for A Cat Tells Two Tales, available October 2012 in trade paperback from Obsidian.

Peony in Love

Author: Lisa See
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408811790
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Peony has neither seen nor spoken to any man other than her father, a wealthy Chinese nobleman. Nor has she ever ventured outside the cloistered women's quarters of the family villa. As her sixteenth birthday approaches she finds herself betrothed to a man she does not know, but Peony has dreams of her own. Her father engages a theatrical troupe to perform scenes from The Peony Pavilion, a Chinese epic opera, in their garden amidst the scent of ginger, green tea and jasmine. 'Unmarried girls should not be seen in public,' says Peony's mother, but her father allows the women to watch from behind a screen. Here, Peony catches sight of an elegant, handsome man and is immediately bewitched. So begins her unforgettable journey of love, desire, sorrow and redemption.