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Broken Bone China

A Tea Shop Mystery
Narrated by: Barbara McCulloh
Series: A Tea Shop Mystery, Book 20
Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
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Summary

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 best-selling 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, but 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 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 he possessed a rare Revolutionary War Union Jack flag on which several people were rabidly bidding. 

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 fiancée of one of Theodosia's dear friends, who turns out to be an employee - and whistle-blower - at SyncSoft?

©2019 Gerry Schmitt (P)2019 Recorded Books

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  • Laura Mucci
  • 18-12-19

Nice Book

This was a book I read when the weather was nasty outside. I've read many of her books and always enjoyed them.

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  • leslie
  • 27-08-19

perfect for an afternoon tea!

a really enjoyable listen. Well voiced, and love the characterizations of each person. Ending was not quite as well written as some of the other books in the series, but still very well done.

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  • Gloria
  • 29-03-19

Another TeaShop winner!

Laura Child's has never disappointed me! Although I prefer the hardcover book, the narrator is pleasant and keeps me listening intently.

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  • Reecegirl
  • 25-03-19

What happened?

I used to love this series. No more. And I just couldn't take narrator (this is my first Audible of the series. I read the others). The only one I like in this book was the dog. He didn't talk although his arfs were off a bit

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  • PeggyAnn Smith
  • 15-03-19

A Delightful Cuppa Mystery Tea

Don’t you just love a cup of Spicy Warm Tea And a great book in bed on a snowy cold winters day or night? Broken Bone China will not disappoint!! 💜☕️😊

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  • Diana V
  • 14-03-19

Lost Her Charm

Theodosia has gone from a charming and naive, yet innocent busybody who wants only to help solve crime, to an unpaid police detective with the blessing of the police department in general and Tidwell in particular. I enjoyed the first dozen books but won't be reading any more in this series.