Theodosia Browning and Drayton attend a Rat Tea Party given by Doreen Briggs, one of Charleston hostess to commemorate a time when rats had overran the area. At the party, a fire is accidentally started at the head table and the host collapses and dies. How was the poison from the tea or another source? Doreen cohesive Theo to investigate the murder by dangling a large grant to the Heritage Foundation. Reluctantly, Theo begins to look into the matter. She needs an answer before she is no more. Recipes and tea tips are included. I recommend this book. Disclosure: I received a free copy from Berkley through NetGalley for an honest review. I would like to thank them for this opportunity to read and review the book. The opinions expressed are my own.