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    • Gilt Trip

    • By: Laura Childs
    • Narrated by: Danielle Ferland
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Louisiana businessman Jerry Earl Leland served only a fraction of his five-year sentence for white-collar crime, thanks to some political connections and a few greased palms. But he won't have long to enjoy his freedom... After Jerry Earl's early release, his wife, Margo - a much-married Garden District doyenne - throws an extravagant Get Out of Jail Free Party, complete with a Zydeco band, champagne ice luge, and waiters in ties and tails. The guest list includes many prominent New Orleans socialites, as well as scrapbook shop owner Carmela Bertrand and her best friend, Ava Gruiex.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great cozy after an unbelievable start

    • By Bonnie on 09-04-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Plum Tea Crazy

    • By: Laura Childs
    • Narrated by: Barbara McCulloh
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    While viewing the harbor's Gaslights and Galleons Parade from the widow's walk of Timothy Neville's Charleston mansion, local banker Carson Lanier seemingly tumbles over a narrow railing, then plunges three stories to his death. But a tragic accident becomes something much more sinister when it's discovered that the victim was first shot with a bolt from a crossbow. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So Enjoyable!

    • By MaryAnn on 03-29-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Devonshire Scream

    • A Tea Shop Mystery, Book 17
    • By: Laura Childs
    • Narrated by: Barbara McCulloh
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    Catering a high-class trunk show at Heart's Desire Jewelry is a shining achievement for Theodosia and the Indigo Tea Shop. After all, a slew of jewelers, museums, and private collectors will be there to showcase their wares and sip some of Theo's best blends. But just as Theo settles in to enjoy the fruits of her labor, the party is crashed by a gang of masked muggers who steal the precious gems and jewels on display.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not authors usual story telling.

    • By chauz! on 10-14-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Glitter Bomb

    • By: Laura Childs, Terrie Farley Moran
    • Narrated by: Ferland Danielle
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    It's Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and scrapbook shop owner Carmela Bertrand is excited to be attending the Pluvius Parade along with her best friend, Ava. Carmela's ex-husband, Shamus, rides by the duo on his float at the head of the parade, when suddenly the revelry turns to disaster. Shamus' float crashes and explodes, and although Shamus escapes unhurt, a member of his krewe is killed. Carmela and Ava plunge into an investigation of the krewe member's death, but as they dig deeper, it starts to look less like an accident and more like a murder...and Shamus seems like a suspect.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Crepe Factor

    • By: Laura Childs, Terrie Farley Moran
    • Narrated by: Danielle Ferland
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    While strolling through the Winter Market with her best friend, Ava, scrapbook shop owner Carmela Bertrand comes upon a dying man stabbed by a serving fork. The victim is loathed restaurant critic Martin Lash, who posted his scathing reviews on the Glutton for Punishment website. And the prime suspect is New Orleans restauranteur Quigg Brevard - who was seen giving the critic a tongue-lashing minutes before someone stuck a fork in him.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Laura Childs has done it again.

    • By Bonnie on 03-23-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Agony of the Leaves

    • By: Laura Childs
    • Narrated by: Barbara McCulloh
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Truly AWFUL!!!!

    • By Pamela on 06-30-14

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Skeleton Letters

    • A Scrapbooking Mystery, Book 9
    • By: Laura Childs
    • Narrated by: Danielle Ferland
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    New York Times best-selling author Laura Childs’ cozy Scrapbooking mysteries continue to win fans with each compelling entry. In Skeleton Letters, New Orleans scrapbook shop owner Carmela Bertrand and her friend Ava witness a heinous crime at St. Tristan’s Church that leaves a dear friend dead and an antique crucifix missing. Together, Carmela and Ava search the French Quarter for the crucifix in hopes of finding the killer.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Okay mystery, truly awful narration

    • By Susan on 06-07-12

    Regular price: $20.26

    • Gossamer Ghost

    • By: Laura Childs
    • Narrated by: Danielle Ferland
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Carmela Bertrand knows that Halloween in New Orleans means a week of rabble-rousing, costumed craziness - and she can't wait to get the party started. But when a local antiques dealer turns up dead, Carmela suddenly finds herself in a real-life danse macabre.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It's Halloween week in the Big Easy

    • By Bonnie on 09-04-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Sweet Tea Revenge

    • By: Laura Childs
    • Narrated by: Barbara McCulloh
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    Theodosia Browning’s dear friend, Delaine Dish, has asked her to be a bridesmaid for her wedding. But when the big day arrives, everything seems to be going wrong. First, a massive storm is brewing over Charleston. A bad omen? Second, Delaine’s maid of honor is late for the ceremony. And finally, the groom not only has cold feet—his whole body is cold. A murderer has crashed the wedding.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun to Listen

    • By M. Beals on 12-14-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Ming Tea Murder

    • By: Laura Childs
    • Narrated by: Barbara McCulloh
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    Normally Theodosia wouldn't attend a black tie affair for all the tea in China. But she can hardly say no to her hunky, handsome boyfriend Max, who directs public relations for the Gibbes Museum in Charleston. Max has organized an amazing gala opening for an exhibit of a genuine 18th century Chinese teahouse, and the crème de la crème of Charleston society is invited.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tea shop books

    • By Jeannette C. Cravy on 08-14-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Pekoe Most Poison

    • Tea Shop Mysteries, Book 18
    • By: Laura Childs
    • Narrated by: Barbara McCulloh
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    When Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning is invited by Doreen Briggs, one of Charleston's most prominent hostesses, to a "Rat Tea", she is understandably intrigued. As servers dressed in rodent costumes and wearing white gloves offer elegant finger sandwiches and fine teas, Theo learns these parties date back to early 20th-century Charleston. But this party goes from odd to chaotic when a fire starts at one of the tables and Doreen's entrepreneur husband suddenly drops dead.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Pekoe most poison

    • By Karen Bock on 05-16-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Steeped in Evil

    • By: Laura Childs
    • Narrated by: Barbara McCulloh
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Theodosia Browning has never considered herself a wine connoisseur - tea has always been her forte. But that doesn’t mean she’s going to pass up an invitation to a fancy wine-tasting party at the upscale Knighthall Winery, just outside of Charleston, South Carolina. But a sweet evening takes on a bitter aftertaste when a dead body is discovered in one of the wine barrels. The son of proprietor Jordan Knight has been murdered.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Southern book needs a better narrator

    • By Anne on 03-31-14

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Scones & Bones

    • A Tea Shop Mystery
    • By: Laura Childs
    • Narrated by: Barbara McCulloh
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 63

    Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning is lured into attending the Heritage Society's "Pirates and Plunder" soiree. But it's an antique diamond skull ring that gets plundered by someone who murders a history intern in the process. Theodosia knows she'll have to whet her investigative skills to find the killer among a raft of suspects.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Murder for Nothing

    • By Sheila on 01-12-12

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Postcards from the Dead

    • A Scrapbooking Mystery, Book 10
    • By: Laura Childs
    • Narrated by: Danielle Ferland
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Laura Childs' New York Times best-selling Tea Shop and Scrapbooking mysteries have earned her a devoted readership. Set amidst the hustle and bustle of Mardi Gras, this much-anticipated 10th novel in the series follows scrapbooking maven Carmela Bertrand as she investigates the grisly death of TV reporter Kimber Breeze. It's not long before Carmela starts receiving spooky postcards - signed by Kimber herself - and realizes the case entails much more than she bargained for.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By Connie on 01-07-13

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Parchment and Old Lace

    • By: Laura Childs, Terrie Farley Moran
    • Narrated by: Danielle Ferland
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Carmela couldn't imagine a finer evening than dinner at Commander's Palace with her beau, Detective Edgar Babcock. The food and the company are equally divine - with the exception of Isabelle Black stopping by to brag about her upcoming wedding. Resuming the romance with a walk in the evening air, the couple is interrupted once again - this time by a terrifying scream from inside the cemetery.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • solid cozy until the ridiculous event at the end.

    • By Mariana on 11-13-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Sweet Tea Revenge

    • By: Laura Childs
    • Narrated by: Barbara McCulloh
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Theodosia Browning's dear friend Delaine Dish has asked her to be a bridesmaid for her wedding. But when the big day arrives, everything seems to be going wrong. First, a massive storm is brewing over Charleston. A bad omen? Second, Delaine's sister is late for the ceremony. And finally, the groom not only has cold feet...his whole body is cold. A murderer has crashed the wedding.

    Regular price: $19.41

    • Agony of the Leaves

    • By: Laura Childs
    • Narrated by: Barbara McCulloh
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For the opening of a new aquarium, Theodosia has been hired to cater the private party to honor dignitaries and donors. Things are going swimmingly - until Theodosia discovers a body entangled in a net, drowned in one of the aquarium's state-of-the-art tanks. The victim is Theodosia's ex, Parker Scully, who, the EMT believes, has drowned accidently. But when Theodosia notices what look like defensive wounds on his hands, she realizes that someone wanted Parker dead....

    Regular price: $22.43

    • Scones and Bones

    • By: Laura Childs
    • Narrated by: Barbara McCulloh
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning is lured into attending the Heritage Society's Pirates and Plunder soiree. But it's an antique diamond skull ring that gets plundered by someone, and a history intern is murdered in the process. Theodosia knows she'll have to whet her investigative skills to find the killer among a raft of suspects....

    Regular price: $22.43

    • Mariana Gives Thanks and Other Grateful Stories

    • By: Highlights for Children, Leslie Kimmelman, Laura Goering, and others
    • Narrated by: Highlights for Children
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Giving thanks! Join Mariana, various children, and Spot in deciding what they are thankful for. Enjoy poems featuring what food animals are grateful to eat. Explore a traditional Thanksgiving feast with a fun light story about a girl who wants to have an authentic Pilgrim meal. Stories by Highlights for Children, Leslie Kimmelman, Laura Goering, Marianne Mitchell, and Marileta Robinson. 

    Regular price: $2.77