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Bound For Murder
Berkley, Nov 2004, 5.99, 234 pp. ISBN 0425199231 When Carmella Bertrand's rich husband Seamus Meechum walked out on their marriage because he needed his freedom, his sister Glory kicked Carmella out of the family mansion. Instead of moping, she finds an apartment in New Orleans' French Quarter and opens Memory Mine, a scrapbooking shop not far from her new abode. Carmella helps Wren Wright decorate for the latter's pre-wedding gala. Wren is ...
Chamomile Mourning
Berkley, May 2005, 21.95, 336 pp. ISBN 0425202518 In Charleston, South Carolina, Theodosia Browning's Indigo Tea Shop is a smashing success. Theodora's contribution to the first Poet's Tea is moved indoors to the Heritage Society when the weather turns nasty. During a presentation given by Drayton Conneley, a shot rings out and a man falls off the balcony and lands on Theodosia's cake. The killer escapes and the gala obviously ended early. ...
Death by Darjeeling
Theodosia Browning, former English major and advertising copywriter, now owns The Indigo Tea Shop on Church Street in Charleston, South Carolina. During the annual Lamplighter Tour, when Theodosia and her staff are catering an event at one of the grand old homes of Charleston, developer Hughes Barron dies of poisoning after drinking a cup of tea. Despite being warned off by detective Burt Tidwell, and later an anonymous note threatening to poison her dog...
Gunpowder Green
Theodosia Browning gets caught up in another odd murder in the historical section of Charleston, SC where she owns a quaint tea shop. With her co-workers assisting her in figuring out the murder, she alienates other town members casting more suspicion as to who the murderer actually is....

Childs booklist

Keepsake Crimes
A woman experienced in scrapbooking uncovers the true plot behind a murder. She was present at the time it happened and questions the people who might be able to shed light on the murder. Her husband is suspect and she supports his innocense. The scrapbook shop provides a down-to-earth setting as well as a New Orleans flavor to the mystery. She is successful in solving the mystery and maintains the friendships cultivated from her scrapbooking busines...
Photo Finished
Berkley, Jan 2004, 5.99, 272 pp. ISBN 0425194345 After a year of marriage, her husband quits his job at the bank and moves to his family place in the Bayou. Although Shamus comes from old world money he wants to be free and get his photographs into a high class gallery. The bond that ties Carmela to her husband is still strong so that neither has filed for a divorce. Still Carmela has moved on with her life in a professional capacity, opening ...
Shades of Earl Grey
Berkley, Jan 2003, 5.99, 256 pp. ISBN 0425188213 In Charleston's historic district, the Indigo Tea Shop is doing so well that they have added lunch and delectable pastries to the menu. The owner Theodosia Browning has also catered many society events including those held at The Lady Goodwood Inn. Now she is taking a holiday and is a guest at the engagement party of Camilla Cantroux and Marine Captain Corey Buchanan at the inn. The roof of the r...
The English Breakfast Murder
Theodosia Browning helps out her Tea Shop employee Haley on a mission for the Sea Turtle Protection League of Charleston when she finds the body of Harper Fisk floating in the sea. What is ruled an accidental drowning, seems fishy to Theo and her employee Drayton Connelly. Fisk owns a local antique shop and is a known treasure hunter of Civil War boats sunk in the Charleston Bay. Members of the English Breakfast Club all have ideas about what happened to...
The Jasmine Moon Murder
Berkley, Sept 2004, 19.95, 240 pp. ISBN 0425198138 Theodosia Browning, owner of the Indigo Tea Shop in the historic downtown district of Charlotte, South Carolina, agrees to cater the “Ghost Crawl” society tour of the Jasmine cemetery sponsored by Charleston's Medical Triad. The host is Dr. Jasper Davis, the uncle of Theodosia's boyfriend Jory. Uncle Jasper and his team developed the Novalaser, a less invasive way of performing angioplasty. Al...


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