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Broken Bone China

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Theodosia and Drayton are caught up in a terrible disaster during the formal tea they are catering at a hot-air balloon rally, caused by a drone crashing into one of the balloons and leaving three dead. One of the victims was the CEO of a local software company, and the ensuing investigation uncovers secrets about his life and a possible conspiracy involving rival antiques dealers, the CEO's ex-wife, and even the fiancee one of Theodosia's dear friends. A masterful mystery by one of the genre's greatest talents.
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Grouped Work ID6da36e1d-c8f9-fb55-bafd-5d69ba2cd004
Grouping Titlebroken bone china
Grouping Authorchilds laura
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Last Grouping Update2020-05-19 07:16:41AM
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display_descriptionIt 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 fiancée of one of Theodosia's dear friends, who turns out to be an employee—and whistle-blower—at SyncSoft?
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ils:.b25943364BookBooksFirst edition.EnglishBerkley Prime Crime, 2019.326 pages ; 21 cm.
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seriesTea shop mystery
series_with_volumeTea shop mystery|20
subject_facetBrowning, Theodosia (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Charleston (S.C.) -- Fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Drone aircraft -- Fiction
Hot air balloons -- Fiction
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
Mystery fiction
Tearooms -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Fiction
title_displayBroken Bone China
title_fullBroken Bone China Childs, Laura,
Broken bone china / Laura Childs
title_shortBroken Bone China
topic_facetBrowning, Theodosia (Fictitious character)
Drone aircraft
Hot air balloons