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Broken Bone China

(2019)
(Book 20 in the Tea Shop Mysteries series)
A novel by

 
 
Theodosia Browning serves tea and solves crimes in Charleston, a city steeped in tradition and treachery in the latest Tea Shop Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs.

It is Sunday afternoon, and Theodosia and Drayton are catering a formal tea at a hot-air balloon rally. The view aloft is not only stunning, they are also surrounded by a dozen other colorful hot-air balloons. But as the sky turns gray and the clouds start to boil up, a strange object zooms out of nowhere. It is a drone, and it appears to be buzzing around the balloons, checking them out.

As Theodosia and Drayton watch, the drone, hovering like some angry, mechanized insect, deliberately crashes into the balloon next to them. An enormous, fiery explosion erupts, and everyone watches in horror as the balloon plummets to the earth, killing all three of its passengers.

Sirens scream, first responders arrive, and Theodosia is interviewed by the police. During the interview she learns that one of the downed occupants was Don Kingsley, the CEO of a local software company, SyncSoft. Not only do the police suspect Kingsley as the primary target, they learn that he possessed a rare Revolutionary War Union Jack flag that several people were rabidly bidding on.

Intrigued, Theodosia begins her own investigation. Was it the CEO's soon-to-be ex-wife, who is restoring an enormous mansion at no expense? The CEO's personal assistant, who also functioned as curator of his prized collection of Americana? Two rival antiques' dealers known for dirty dealing? Or was the killer the fiancee of one of Theodosia's dear friends, who turns out to be an employee - and whistle-blower - at SyncSoft?

INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES AND TEA TIME TIPS!

Genre: Cozy Mystery

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Hardback Editions

March 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Broken Bone China (A Tea Shop Mystery)
Author(s): Laura Childs
ISBN: 1-4328-5914-5 / 978-1-4328-5914-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing Large Print
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March 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Broken Bone China (A Tea Shop Mystery)
Author(s): Laura Childs
ISBN: 0-451-48963-2 / 978-0-451-48963-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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Paperback Editions

January 2020 : USA Paperback

Title: Broken Bone China
Author(s): Laura Childs
ISBN: 0-451-48964-0 / 978-0-451-48964-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley - Us
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Audio Editions

March 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Broken Bone China: A Tea Shop Mystery
Author(s): Laura Childs
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March 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Broken Bone China: A Tea Shop Mystery
Author(s): Laura Childs
Publisher: Recorded Books
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March 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Broken Bone China: A Tea Shop Mystery
Author(s): Laura Childs
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March 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Broken Bone China: A Tea Shop Mystery
Author(s): Laura Childs
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Kindle Editions

March 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Broken Bone China (A Tea Shop Mystery Book 20)
Author(s): Laura Childs
Publisher: Berkley
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