Agony of the Leaves (Tea Shop Mysteries, Book 13) by Laura Childs

By Laura Childs

In the newest novel from the New York Times bestselling writer of Scones & Bones, Indigo Tea store proprietor Theodosia Browning unearths herself in scorching water while a physique surfaces on the grand starting of Charleston's Neptune Aquarium...

The beginning of the aquarium is a massive Charleston occasion, and Theodosia has been employed to cater the personal celebration to honor dignitaries and big-buck donors. issues are going swimmingly—until Theodosia discovers a physique entangled in a web, drowned in a single of the aquarium's cutting-edge tanks.

To make concerns worse, the sufferer is Theodosia's former boyfriend, Parker Scully. The EMTs imagine Parker's drowning used to be an coincidence, but if Theodosia notices what seem like protection wounds on his fingers, she realizes that somebody sought after Parker lifeless. The police aren't a fan of her thought, so if she wishes Parker's killer delivered to justice, Theodosia should leap into the deep finish and begin her personal investigation...

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But they asked us to meet them here," Ndula said. "Then they're probably skulking around the yard. Try their workshop. " The two Nandans hurried across the yard to the outdoor workshop. They found it deserted. " MacKenzie exclaimed. " Ndula said, listening. A low thumping seemed to come from somewhere nearby. A metallic thumping and clanging, and a muffled sound grunts. " Ndula cried. " They ran to the opening of the big pipe and peered in. Bob and Pete lay bound and stuffed into the pipe! The two Nandans reached in and hauled them out, Page 50 28_-_The_Mystery_Of_The_Deadly_Double quickly removing their bonds and the gags in their mouths.

Page 47 28_-_The_Mystery_Of_The_Deadly_Double "We spotted MacKenzie and Ndula," Fred added with a grin. "When the boys joined them, we knew you'd lead us to Ian sooner or later. It was child's play to mingle with all the customers who come into this junkyard. " Pete raged. "Across the street? Yes, that was a near thing," Walt agreed. "But no harm done. " The two kidnappers were standing with their backs to a massive mound of junk, which was close behind them. Bob glanced quickly towards Jupiter.

My stars! " Aunt Mathilda boomed. "No, ma'am," Jupiter said, and sighed. He had slept little, awakened early, and had lain in bed in the cool dawn Page 30 28_-_The_Mystery_Of_The_Deadly_Double wondering if Pete was perhaps right this time. He had found a whole book about Nanda in the library, had checked it out, and had spent half the night reading it in Headquarters. It had added nothing important that he could see to the names and places MacKenzie and Ndula had given the Investigators. "What about some bacon?

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