Theodosia is enjoying herself at an engagement party hosted by her friend and fellow business woman Delaine Dish. Delaine can't stop talking about the wedding ring her niece will be wearing soon, but a sudden crash from the next room alerts then to bad news. There is a huge hole in the glass ceiling, the groom is dead, and the valuable ring is missing. When a guard is attacked during another robbery at the historic society a few days later, Theo is convinced that there is a cat burglar loose in the area. Is she right? Will the police listen to her if she is? Or will one of her friends take the blame for the robberies?
This series is strongest in atmosphere. The historic district of Charlestown comes to life and the cozy setting of the tea shop and characters of Theo and her friends make for a fun read. This book has one of the better mysteries of the series, with red herrings all over the place. I was confused and constantly kept shifting who I thought had done it.
This series will appeal best to the die hard cozy crowd. I enjoy them when I'm looking for something light and entertaining.