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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (612 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laura Childs Narrator: Barbara McCulloh Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2012 ISBN:
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New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Laura Childs' Tea Shop mysteries deliver delicious tales steeped in intrigue.

In this 13th series entry, Theodosia Browning is happily catering the opening of Charleston's Neptune Museum when she discovers the drowned body of ex-boyfriend Parker Scully. The police don't buy her theory that Parker was murdered, forcing Theodosia to undertake her own investigation to discover the truth.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol Gibson | 2/15/2014

    " I enjoy Laura Child's novels. I enjoy the setting of Charleston and all the tea trivia that gets weaved in the books. Haley's recipes always leave me hungry and wanting to bake. My only complaint is that Theodosia really does not solve mysteries she stumbles around asking questions until the killer gets worried and tries to kill her. She always escapes and the killer is brought to justice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 susie | 2/15/2014

    " It was a slow start but it got better the farther along you read. It's almost as if she had to cut off a/the beginning chaphter(s) and the ending one too. As much as I like this MN author, I can't in good conscience give her 4/5 stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy Sebesta | 2/7/2014

    " I like the characters, but the series is getting a little too unbelievable - very formulaic: murder - murderer panics and starts attacking - false accusation - near-fatal attack on the sleuth - grand unveiling and rescue. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 1/28/2014

    " I loved it! A very fun read, fast pace and a little suspenseful not crazy suspenseful though. I'm reading her first book now because I started with the last book, but it doesn't really matter where you start you don't have to start in order. If your like me and can't take bloody gory mysteries and you like drinking tea then the tea shop mysteries are for you! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shannon | 1/21/2014

    " My guilty pleasure is kind of getting less fun. Perhaps it's the overabundence of adjectives to describe a tea pot or the cheesy way everyone interacts but reading these stories isn't quite as fun. And in this case, Theo's ex-boyfriend is found dead and the hunt for the killer is paper thin (but rife with adjectives!!!) and, while the killer is introduced during the book, there's no firm linkage whatsoever to make you care. Definitely not heavy reading but, if you're looking for something benign to while away some hours, this series would fit that bill. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danielle | 1/19/2014

    " Agony of the Leaves continues to follow Theo, the lovable owner of the Indigo tea shop in Charleston, who discovers her ex-boyfriend dead at an aquarium fund-raiser. While the book continues the series with cute characters, decorating tips, and recipe ideas, the story line did not seem as well thought out as others in the series. The novel rushes through formulaic elements of the cozy mystery genre, and the mystery itself is more unbelievable than most, and ends with the main characters making a serious error that would most certainly not be able to happen in the real world. However, those who appreciate things in the real world do not want to read cozy mysteries, they want to escape to a different world, one that is closer to perfection with just enough excitement to keep life interesting. Theo, Drayton, and Haley invite you into such a world, and at the end of this book, you are left with a craving for a nice cuppa and a proper English scone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 1/15/2014

    " The 13th book in the Tea Shop cozy mystery series finds Theo as one of the caterers at a new aquarium. As she wanders around while taking a break, she is stunned to see a body in one of the exhibit tanks. She is even more shocked when she finds out that it was her ex-boyfriend, Parker. When Theo sees the body after it is pulled out, she is convinced that this was no accident. Theo feels compelled to investigate. There are several suspects: Parker's new girlfriend, who inherits his estate and restaurant, a local restauranteur, who is also trying to steal Haley from the tea shop, or an investor with shady connections, or perhaps a member of the board for the aquarium, among others. In addition to her busy schedule, Theo is participating in a charity virtual scavenger hunt, helping her Aunt Libby with another charity event, and trying to keep up with her new relationship. When she gets a little to close to the truth, Theo's life, along with some of those close to her, may be in danger unless she can figure out who did the deed. As usual, the book is filled with tempting descriptions of teas and tea goodies, and has several recipes at the end of the book as well as tips for tea and tea parties. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pam | 1/15/2014

    " I generally like Laura Childs' Tea Shop mysteries when I need an easy read. But this one annoyed me as it ended with a murderer who came out of left field and left a bunch of unresolved issues. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rebekah | 1/13/2014

    " Probably the most disappointing so far, from about two or three books back it began to seem forced... I only keep reading in the hope things will perk up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela Simmons | 12/22/2013

    " My favorite thus far in the series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marsella | 12/4/2013

    " I find this cozy mystery series a little more sophisticated than most and enjoy learning about tea and Charleston. I haven't gotten bored so far with her simple writing style. She has charming characters and adds great recipes and ideas at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maureen | 11/29/2013

    " I listened to this one. As usual in this series, it was well-structured and interesting as to characters and setting(Charleston). I may well read this again in the summer! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 kathy | 11/25/2013

    " I read all her books in this series. I enjoy the main characters & look forward to what will be happening in the next book! nicely written mystery :-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 10/13/2013

    " Interesting story. Something new in the aspect of mysteries. It was not till the very end that I thought- I know who did it! Being a Tea fan, the talk of tea and all the things that go along, kept me interested, as well as the story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Peggy | 10/7/2013

    " I liked this series at first but now it's just getting to repetitive. How many times is she going to be chased through the swamp with someone banging her car from behind, among other things. enough for me "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenn | 9/29/2013

    " Theo's ex boyfriend Parker is murdered at the new Neptune Aquariam by Majel who runs fake fundraisers and keeps all the money herself. I wish i could live in Charleston by the historic district and walk my dog at night smelling the sea salty air, like i said its my pipedream lol. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula | 6/28/2013

    " As always, Ms. child's delivered a fun and exciting mystery , along with more great recipes! Life is good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gloria | 6/9/2013

    " Very engaging mystery. This is one of the Tea Shop Mystery series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 3/3/2013

    " I like this author, I enjoy all of three of her series....this one totally blew my mind at the end, though.....had no idea who the murderer was going to be! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cece | 2/8/2013

    " eehhh. I think I am at the point where I read this series because I like the recipes and I can get the books from the library-and for Drayton, who I want living next door to me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura Mancini | 6/10/2012

    " author, Laura Childs never fails to bring us her best! Another job well done! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deb Sharp | 6/4/2012

    " I loved this Book, it was Sad and exciting, I did't even guess who did it, I had no idea? I was so shocked! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 5/28/2012

    " I really enjoyed this amateur sleuth book. It is a wonderful read if you enjoy reading about delicious foods and drinks and a glimpse of the wealthier side while enjoying a bit of murder mystery.--Great recipes at the end as well. "

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About the Author
Author Laura Childs

Laura Childs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Tea Shop Mysteries, the Cackleberry Club Mysteries, and the Scrapbooking Mysteries. She is a consummate tea drinker, scrapbooker, and dog lover, and travels frequently to China and Japan with Dr. Bob, her professor husband.

About the Narrator

Barbara McCulloh has appeared on Broadway as Mrs. Darling in Peter Pan and as Anna in The King and I. Her film and television credits include Law & Order: SVU, Another World, and Peter Pan. She has also done extensive work in regional theater and recorded dozens of audio books.