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By Laura Childs

In the newest 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 commencing of Charleston's Neptune Aquarium...

The beginning of the aquarium is a huge Charleston occasion, and Theodosia has been employed to cater the personal social gathering to honor dignitaries and big-buck donors. issues are going swimmingly—until Theodosia discovers a physique entangled in a web, drowned in a single of the aquarium's cutting-edge tanks.

To make issues 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 lifeless. The police aren't partial to her idea, so if she desires Parker's killer delivered to justice, Theodosia must bounce into the deep finish and begin her personal investigation...

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I just enjoyed Catledge for what he was. ” he cried. ” “This beautiful thing would rather have a glass of wine, Catledge,” I said, smiling. ” I’m four-eleven. “Honey, I’d amputate my legs for the chance,” Catledge said dramatically, and I laughed. “Ellen might not care for that,” I said, handing him my coat. Martin reached past me to shake hands, and in a moment the men were deep in conversation about some yahoo’s chance in the Georgia governor’s race. I expected a flushed and harried Ellen to rush from the kitchen, but instead I saw her strolling through the garage door holding a brown paper bag containing, from its shape, a bottle of wine.

I sighed internally, still kept my smile pasted on, and assured Regina that she needn’t apologize. A little corner of my brain repressed an urge to ask Regina why she wasn’t at Aunt Cindy’s instead of Uncle Martin’s, if Aunt Cindy was so great. ” Regina said enthusiastically. “Boy, didn’t he look handsome? ” Regina was digging at all my sore—or rather, sensitive— spots. Barrett had not come to our wedding. He’d been up for a big part, he’d told his dad, the implication clear that a new part for Barrett was more important than a new wife for his father.

He was screaming so loudly by now that I had to repeat myself twice. At least Doris wasn’t still on duty, and the dispatcher didn’t seem to know that I’d already had county police at my house that day. After I hung up, I could put off tending to Hayden no longer. I had no idea what to do. As Hayden’s need, whatever it was, wasn’t met, he screamed more. Too frightened and uncertain to leave him by himself, I staggered back out into the night, toting the increasingly heavy baby, and edged once again past the awful thing on the stairs.

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