Theodosia Browning has been asked to host a luncheon to benefit the Charleston Opera Society, which is throwing a Verdi-themed Masked Ball. She certainly has a lot on her mind - especially after she finds the dead body of her arch nemesis, Abby Davis. To further complicate things, the victim's brother happens to be Theodosia's old flame. Who'd have guessed they'd be reunited through cold-blooded murder? As the opera house is transformed into a sumptuous Venetian carnival, Theodosia's investigation into Abby's murder takes her to the backstage maze of a darkened theatre. It's here that a maestro of murder waits for the next cue. All proving that when it comes to high drama, Theodosia can give Verdi a run for his money . . .'Murder suite Laura Childs to a Tea.' St Paul Pioneer Press 'Theodosia's dogged yet always elegant sleuthing is as satisfying as sipping a cup of jade oolong.' Publishers Weekly Includes delicious recipes and tea time tips!