Normal view MARC view ISBD view

Dragonwell dead [text (large print)] / Laura Childs.

By: Childs, Laura.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Childs, Laura. Tea shop mystery: ; Childs, Laura. Tea shop mystery: 8.Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Wheeler Pub., 2007Description: 387 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781597225366 (hardcover : alk. paper); 1597225363 (hardcover : alk. paper).Subject(s): Browning, Theodosia (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Women detectives -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Fiction | Large type books | Women detectives -- Fiction | Tearooms -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Fiction | Charleston (S.C.) -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction. | Large type books. | Detective and mystery fiction -- Fiction.DDC classification: 813/.6
Fiction notes: Click to open in new window
Item type Current location Collection Call number Copy number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Large Print Gonville Library
Large Print
Large Print CHI 1 Checked out 11/05/2021 T00471946
Total holds: 0

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

It's springtime in Charleston and just about every species of South Carolina's flora is in full and glorious bloom at the Spring Plantation Ramble. Once a year, the upper crust open their sprawling gardens to the public, the site of flower shows, rare plant auctions, and a contagious spring fever. Although Theodosia Browning barely knows a Phalinopsis from a Bog Rose, she still enjoys the Ramble, especially since she can pour tea and promote her Indigo Tea Shop-and her latest concoction, Dragonwell Sweet Tea.

Previously published : New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2007.

2 5 8 11 22 27 127 164 168

Reviews provided by Syndetics

Publishers Weekly Review

In the enjoyable eighth installment of Childs's tea shop series (after 2006's Blood Orange Brewing), Mark Congdon, commodities broker and co-owner of a Charleston bed and breakfast, drops dead after sipping a glass of sweet tea at the Spring Plantation Ramble. This was no simple heart attack-Mark was poisoned. Eager to help out Mark's grieving widow, tea shop proprietress and gumshoe Theodosia Browning offers to collect his belongings from his office. There, she discovers that a surprising number of co-workers, including a spurned lover and a professional rival, had reason to want Mark dead. Yet again, Childs proves herself skilled at local color, serving up cunning portraits of Southern society and delectable descriptions of dishes like cheesy crab casserole (recipe included). (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved