I recently finished reading all 13 of Laura Child's Tea Murder Mysteries. I really enjoyed reading "Scones and Bones" because of my own background - being born in the Old Dixie Hospital in Hampton, Virginia. It was easy to pick up on the FICTION aspect of this mystery as Laura Child's took a spin on history and placed some of the story on the beaches of South Carolina - including the mounting of Blackbeard's head on the beach there. I knew the correct history myself that this really took place in HAMPTON.
Your family might enjoy the 13th Annual Blackbeard Festival which will take place in Hampton on June 1-3. Here is the website:
You will enjoy getting to know Theodosia Browning, Drayton and Haley who run the Indigo Tea Shop in Charleston, South Carolina. Just remember - this is fiction - and don't spend the whole day looking for the Tea Shop there. Yes, two ladies have told me they did just that!