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By Laura Childs
In the most recent novel from the New York Times bestselling writer of Scones & Bones, Indigo Tea store proprietor Theodosia Browning reveals herself in scorching water whilst a physique surfaces on the grand establishing of Charleston’s Neptune Aquarium…
The establishing of the aquarium is an incredible Charleston occasion, and Theodosia has been employed to cater the personal get together to honor dignitaries and big-buck donors. issues are going swimmingly—until Theodosia discovers a physique entangled in a internet, drowned in a single of the aquarium’s state of the art tanks.
To make concerns worse, the sufferer is Theodosia’s former boyfriend, Parker Scully. The EMTs imagine Parker’s drowning was once an twist of fate, but if Theodosia notices what appear like security wounds on his arms, she realizes that somebody sought after Parker useless. The police aren’t partial to her conception, so if she wishes Parker’s killer dropped at justice, Theodosia must leap into the deep finish and begin her personal research…
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Max squeezed her hand, then looked as if it would chill out. He leaned again and pulled his seat belt throughout. “We’ve received a pair hours of riding and imagine taking sooner than us, so perhaps you’d higher inform me all approximately it. ” “Really? you really need to understand the complete sorry mess? ” Theodosia felt such huge, immense aid she desired to burst into tears. “If it includes you, i need to know,” acknowledged Max. The day became a powerful spring afternoon. The sunlight shone down like a massive yellow orb, wispy white tuffets of clouds twirled lazily throughout a zure-blue skies, and Theodosia talked her middle out. She begun before everything, that dreadful beginning get together on the Neptune Aquarium, and persevered with each little nit and nat that had in its wake. She laid out her suspects—there used to be a digital smorgasbord of them—and rigorously defined why every one had earned a spot of honor on her record. As she talked, she glanced at her scavenger hunt list, negotiating the twists and turns of the Maybank road till it led them correct to the door of the Charleston Tea Plantation. “Tea,” stated Max, glancing out the window. “I should’ve recognized there’d be tea,” he chuckled. “But no tea drinking,” acknowledged Theodosia. “Unless you need to open that thermos bottle I stashed within the backseat. I’d like to take you at the grand journey, yet this day we simply have to snap a short picture and be on our means. ” Max grew to become and stared at her with real interest. “Tell me,” he stated, “did you work all this out by yourself? ” “All this… ? ” “Everything you’ve been telling me for the prior part hour. concerning the suspects and, i assume, what might technically be referred to as causes. ” “Drayton installed his cents’ worthy alongside the way,” Theodosia stated, slowly. “And Detective Tidwell informed me approximately Shelby being named beneficiary. That received my mind pinging, too. ” “Hmm. ” Theodosia wasn’t convinced how you can interpret this. “Hmm which means no longer sturdy? ” she requested. yet a grin creased Max’s face. “It skill I can’t really think I’m having a romantic courting with my own Nancy Drew. ” Theodosia blushed. “I don’t imagine terrible Nancy ever had a lot romance in her lifestyles. most likely too younger, i assume. ” Max made a Groucho Marx gesture along with his eyebrows. “But we’re no longer. ” He unsnapped his seat belt and reached for her. Pulled her right into a kiss after which persisted with a worrying, light hug. “Poor expensive, you’ve been during the wringer this final week. Now i believe lousy approximately being long gone. lacking in motion. ” “But now you’re back,” acknowledged Theodosia. “Willing and ready to help,” stated Max. “If you will want me to, that's. ” “I think,” stated Theodosia, attaining for her cellphone, “I can use all of the aid i will be able to get. ” Fenwick corridor used to be their moment cease, a brick manor condo on the finish of a extensive road of oak bushes. although not a personal domestic, it used to be reputed to have a tunnel best from the basement to a close-by creek. John Fenwick, the landlord and builder, have been identified to have sneaky dealings with pirates in addition to neighborhood riffraff. “Okay, received it,” stated Max, as Theodosia stopped simply outdoors the extraordinary wrought-iron gates.