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Agony of the Leaves

Agony of the Leaves Author Laura Childs
ISBN-10 9781101560631
Release 2012-03-06
Pages 320
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In the latest novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Scones and Bones, Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning finds herself in hot water when a body surfaces at the grand opening of Charleston's Neptune Aquarium... The opening of the aquarium is a major Charleston event, and Theodosia has been hired to cater tea, scones, and sandwiches for the private party to honor dignitaries and big buck donors. Things are going swimmingly, until Theodosia escapes the party for a momentary rest, only to discover the body of a man entangled in a net, drowned in one of the aquarium's state-of-the-art tanks. To make matters worse, the victim is Theodosia's former boyfriend Parker Scully. The EMTs on the scene think Parker's drowning was an accident, but when Theodosia notices what look like defense wounds on his hands, she realizes that someone wanted Parker dead. The local police aren't keen on hearing her theory-especially because of her ties to the victim-so Theodosia knows that if she wants Parker's killer brought to justice, she'll have to jump into the deep end and start her own investigation... INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES AND TEA TIME TIPS!



Death by Darjeeling

Death by Darjeeling Author Laura Childs
ISBN-10 0425179451
Release 2001
Pages 242
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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

The Book of Tea Author Kakuzo Okakura
ISBN-10 9781429012799
Release 2008-03-01
Pages 160
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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.



Ming Tea Murder

Ming Tea Murder Author Laura Childs
ISBN-10 9780425281659
Release 2016-03
Pages 336
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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.



Shades of Earl Grey

Shades of Earl Grey Author Laura Childs
ISBN-10 0425188213
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 242
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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.



Caught Read Handed

Caught Read Handed Author Terrie Farley Moran
ISBN-10 9781101639504
Release 2015-07-07
Pages 304
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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!



Jade Dragon Mountain

Jade Dragon Mountain Author Elsa Hart
ISBN-10 9781466883918
Release 2015-09-01
Pages 320
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On the mountainous border of China and Tibet in 1708, a detective must learn what a killer already knows: that empires rise and fall on the strength of the stories they tell. Li Du was an imperial librarian. Now he is an exile. Arriving in Dayan, the last Chinese town before the Tibetan border, he is surprised to find it teeming with travelers, soldiers, and merchants. All have come for a spectacle unprecedented in this remote province: an eclipse of the sun commanded by the Emperor himself. When a Jesuit astronomer is found murdered in the home of the local magistrate, blame is hastily placed on Tibetan bandits. But Li Du suspects this was no random killing. Everyone has secrets: the ambitious magistrate, the powerful consort, the bitter servant, the irreproachable secretary, the East India Company merchant, the nervous missionary, and the traveling storyteller who can't keep his own story straight. Beyond the sloping roofs and festival banners, Li Du can see the mountain pass that will take him out of China forever. He must choose whether to leave, and embrace his exile, or to stay, and investigate a murder that the town of Dayan seems all too willing to forget.



Peach Blossom Pavillion

Peach Blossom Pavillion Author Mingmei Yip
ISBN-10 0758220146
Release 2008
Pages 421
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When Xiang Xiang's father is falsely executed, she is sold to Peach Blossom Pavilion, a prostitution house, where she is taught the skills of a courtesan while longing to be reunited with her mother.



Death Taxes and Silver Spurs

Death  Taxes  and Silver Spurs Author Diane Kelly
ISBN-10 9781466849129
Release 2014-07-29
Pages 336
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HE'S ONE OF AMERICA'S BRIGHTEST STARS. So maybe it goes without saying that IRS Special Agent Tara Holloway is star-struck? In Diane Kelly's Death, Taxes, and Silver Spurs, she's head over heels...in trouble. Easy's getting harder every day for Tara. A tax-evading pet groomer managed to buzz off a big chunk of her hair...just in time for her date strictly-business meeting with country-music heartthrob Brazos Rivers. Of course Tara shouldn't care-she's devoted to Special Agent Nick Pratt, after all-but Rivers does know how to steal a woman's heart with a song... "Better than a refund check from the IRS!" -Reader to Reader Reviews Meanwhile, Tara's up to her fracking neck with another case: A natural-gas company with a money trail that is almost as suspicious as Brazos Rivers's tax return. Which is to say, he can't seem to cough up one. Tara figures the misdeeds of her celebrity crush must be an oversight. But will she dance to a different tune...when her tax-evading idol starts evading her, too? "TARA HOLLOWAY IS THE IRS'S ANSWER TO STEPHANIE PLUM-SMART, SASSY, AND SO MUCH FUN." -New York Times bestselling author Gemma Halliday



Read to Death

Read to Death Author Terrie Farley Moran
ISBN-10 9781101639511
Release 2016-07-05
Pages 304
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The national bestselling author of Caught Read-Handed revisits Fort Myers Beach, Florida, where the proprietors of a local bookstore café occasionally take a stab at solving murder... At their seaside Read ‘Em and Eat bookstore café, Sassy Cabot and Bridgy Mayfield offer fresh scones, great books, and excellent detective work… With their book club season wrapping up with The Florida Life of Thomas Edison, Sassy and Bridgy decide to take their group on a day trip to the beautiful Edison and Ford Winter Estates. Hiring driver Oscar Frieland, who’s known for his colorful stories and love of the café’s Robert Frost fruit tartlets, the bibliophiles set off for a day of sunshine and history. After a lovely excursion, the club returns to the café for lunch and a book discussion, but the group falls silent after Oscar is found dead in his van. The sheriff’s deputies have some questions of their own for the group, and if the ladies don’t find some answers soon, the next book they read might be from a prison library.



Peony in Love

Peony in Love Author Lisa See
ISBN-10 9781408811795
Release 2011-05-04
Pages 416
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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.



The Silver Needle Murder

The Silver Needle Murder Author Laura Childs
ISBN-10 1597227137
Release 2008
Pages 405
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When the Charleston Film Festival opens with the real-life murder of a famous director, Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning is pulled into an investigation as perilous as any big-screen thriller.



A Thirst for Empire

A Thirst for Empire Author Erika Rappaport
ISBN-10 9781400884858
Release 2017-09-05
Pages 568
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How the global tea industry influenced the international economy and the rise of mass consumerism Tea has been one of the most popular commodities in the world. Over centuries, profits from its growth and sales funded wars and fueled colonization, and its cultivation brought about massive changes—in land use, labor systems, market practices, and social hierarchies—the effects of which are with us even today. A Thirst for Empire takes a vast and in depth historical look at how men and women—through the tea industry in Europe, Asia, North America, and Africa—transformed global tastes and habits and in the process created our modern consumer society. As Erika Rappaport shows, between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries the boundaries of the tea industry and the British Empire overlapped but were never identical, and she highlights the economic, political, and cultural forces that enabled the British Empire to dominate—but never entirely control—the worldwide production, trade, and consumption of tea. Rappaport delves into how Europeans adopted, appropriated, and altered Chinese tea culture to build a widespread demand for tea in Britain and other global markets and a plantation-based economy in South Asia and Africa. Tea was among the earliest colonial industries in which merchants, planters, promoters, and retailers used imperial resources to pay for global advertising and political lobbying. The commercial model that tea inspired still exists and is vital for understanding how politics and publicity influence the international economy. An expansive and original global history of imperial tea, A Thirst for Empire demonstrates the ways that this fluid and powerful enterprise helped shape the contemporary world.



Legend of the Jade Dragon

Legend of the Jade Dragon Author Yasmine Galenorn
ISBN-10 0425196216
Release 2004
Pages 278
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When her tarot cards spell out trouble with a capital T, Emerald, a medium and the owner of the Chintz'n China Tea Room, finds herself plagued with bad luck after receiving a jade statue of a dragon and, determined to break it's evil spell, must solve the mysteries of China's Ming Dynasty. Reissue.



Something s Afoot

Something s Afoot Author James McDonald
ISBN-10 0573680728
Release 1975
Pages 69
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Musical Mystery / additional music by Ed Linderman / Casting: 6m, 4f / Scenery: Interior Scored for seven instruments. May be done with one piano. A zany, entertaining show that takes a satirical poke at Agatha Christie mysteries and musical styles of past years. Ten people are stranded in an isolated English country house during a raging thunderstorm. One by one they're picked off by cleverly fiendish devices. As the bodies pile up in the library, the survivors frantically race to uncover the identity and motivation of the cunning culprit. "The audience adored the show."-- N.Y. Times. "Engaging, funny, refreshing and original."-- N.Y. Post. "An enchanting spoof."-- N.Y. Daily News. "Both a spoof and a tribute to Agatha Christie ... played with fine tuned, flamboyantly melodramatic affectations." -- L.A. Times.



The Gentle Art of Murder

The Gentle Art of Murder Author Jeanne M. Dams
ISBN-10 9781780106342
Release 2015-06-01
Pages 224
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Murder threatens to disturb the creativeness of Sherebury’s art college One late-summer’s evening, before the beginning of the new term, Dorothy Martin and her husband, retired police detective Alan Nesbitt, are guests at Sherebury University art department’s drinks party to introduce the new teaching assistant, sculptress Gillian Roberts However, tragedy strikes on a tour of the sculpture department, when the lift breaks down and a corpse is discovered at the bottom of the lift shaft. Dorothy and Alan become involved in the ensuing investigation, putting their local knowledge and sleuthing skills to good use once again. But when another member of the art faculty goes missing and someone receives threatening phone calls, it seems the killer still has something to hide and may very well strike again . . .



Murder in Dragon City

Murder in Dragon City Author Qin Ming
ISBN-10 1503939596
Release 2016-09-27
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When they find the extra finger, forensic scientist Qin Ming and his team are stunned. How could there be eleven fingers but only one corpse? Though Qin Ming is no stranger to tough cases, he has never encountered one quite like this. With no answers and no leads, Qin Ming must turn his attention to the many other homicides waiting to be solved. His investigations take him to back-alley neighborhoods, the remote countryside, and even the expansive homes of the rich and elite. But now it seems that every case in Dragon City contains a misplaced body part. Is it a coincidence or a sick joke, or is the killer trying to send Qin Ming a message? As Qin Ming and the police force work to unravel each murder, a killer zeros in on him. Can Qin Ming track down the killer before he becomes the next victim?