Blood Orange

Author: Susan Wittig Albert
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780425280010
Release Date: 2017-04-04
Genre:

"In the newest China Bayles Mystery in the New York Times bestselling series, China comes to the aid of a nurse who ends up in the hospital... It's mid-April in Pecan Springs, and China is renting her guest cottage to Kelly Kaufman, who needs a temporary place to live as she contends with a very acrimonious divorce from her husband, Rich. One nasty point of dispute is her part ownership of the Comanche Creek Brewing Company, which she is refusing to sell. At the same time, as a nurse employed by a local hospice, Kelly has discovered instances of suspicious practices. Even more disturbing, she suspects that a patient was murdered. Kelly's knowledge could be dangerous, and she wants to get guidance from China on what to do. But on her way to China's house, Kelly is forced off the road and critically injured, putting her in a medically induced coma. Now it's up to China to determine who wanted her out of the picture. Was it her soon-to-be ex? His new lover--who happens to be the sister of China's friend Ruby? Or someone connected with the corruption at the hospice? China owes it to her friend to uncover the truth--but she may be putting her own life at risk.."--

The Last Chance Olive Ranch

Author: Susan Wittig Albert
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780425280041
Release Date: 2018-03-06
Genre: Fiction

Now in paperback, the exciting new mystery from the New York Times bestselling author, in which China Bayles fears for her husband's life as an escaped convict targets him... A killer McQuaid put away years ago has busted out of Huntsville Prison and appears to be headed for Pecan Springs. China wants to stay by her husband's side and keep him from harm, but McQuaid insists that she get out of town and go to the Last Chance Olive Ranch, where she's agreed to teach a workshop on herbs. The owner, Maddie Haskell, has her own troubles. She inherited the ranch and olive oil business from the late matriarch, Eliza Butler, but Eliza's nephew is contesting the will. While China throws herself into helping Maddie, McQuaid's plan to stop the convict backfires. And now McQuaid's life is not the only one at stake--and this time may really be his last chance...

Death Come Quickly

Author: Susan Wittig Albert
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101638866
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Genre: Fiction

Herbalist and ex-lawyer China Bayles is back in New York Times bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert's Death Come Quickly. This time a friend’s murder may be the key to solving a nearly fifteen-year-old cold case… When China and Ruby’s friend Karen Prior is mugged in a mall parking lot and dies a few days later, China begins to suspect that her friend’s death was not a random assault. Karen was a filmmaker supervising a student documentary about the almost fifteen-year-old murder of a woman named Christine Morris and the acquittal of the man accused of the crime. Is it possible that the same person who killed Christine Morris targeted Karen? Delving into the cold case, China learns the motive for the first murder may be related to a valuable collection of Mexican art. Enlisting the help of her San Antonio lawyer friend Justine Wyzinski—aka the Whiz—China is determined to track down the murderer. But is she painting herself into a corner from which there’s no escape?

China Bayles Book of Days

Author: Susan Wittig Albert
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 042520653X
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Cooking

A companion volume to the best-selling China Bayles mystery novels featuring the herbalist sleuth presents a collection of facts, recipes, trivia, remedies, lore, and gardening tips for every day of the year, accompanied by essays by the author, clues from China's mysteries, and more. Original. 30,000 first printing.

Thyme of Death

Author: Susan Wittig Albert
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 0425203689
Release Date: 2004-12-01
Genre: Fiction

Eager to open up an herb shop and get closer to the earth, China Bayles leaves behind her career in corporate law and moves to Pecan Springs, Texas, but a close friend's tragic death could end her happy plans. Reissue.

The Woman in Blue

Author: Elly Griffiths
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544419322
Release Date: 2016-05-03
Genre: Fiction

In the next Ruth Galloway mystery, a vision of the Virgin Mary foreshadows a string of cold-blooded murders, revealing a dark current of religious fanaticism in an old medieval town. Known as England’s Nazareth, the medieval town of Little Walsingham is famous for religious apparitions. So when Ruth Galloway’s druid friend Cathbad sees a woman in a white dress and a dark blue cloak standing alone in the local cemetery one night, he takes her as a vision of the Virgin Mary. But then a woman wrapped in blue cloth is found dead the next day, and Ruth’s old friend Hilary, an Anglican priest, receives a series of hateful, threatening letters. Could these crimes be connected? When one of Hilary’s fellow female priests is murdered just before Little Walsingham’s annual Good Friday Passion Play, Ruth, Cathbad, and DCI Harry Nelson must team up to find the killer before he strikes again.

Lavender Lies

Author: Susan Wittig Albert
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 0425177009
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Fiction

As former lawyer-turned-herbalist China Bayles prepares her wedding, the festivities are interrupted by a most uncooperative corpse.

Bittersweet

Author: Susan Wittig Albert
Publisher: Berkley Books
ISBN: 9780425255315
Release Date: 2016-04-05
Genre: Fiction

This Thanksgiving, be grateful for the "savvy sleuthing"* of New York Times bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert's China Bayles--who teams up with an old friend to solve a case of theft and murder in a South Texas ranching community... For Thanksgiving, China is planning to visit her mother, Leatha, and her mother's husband, Sam. She's also looking forward to catching up with a friend, game warden Mackenzie "Mack" Chambers. But Leatha calls with bad news: Sam has had a heart attack. While Sam recuperates, Leatha does have a helper--Sue Ellen Krause. But Sue Ellen--who's leaving her husband, the assistant foreman at a trophy game ranch--has troubles of her own. Before she can tell China the full story, Sue Ellen is killed in a car crash. When a local veterinarian is shot, Mack believes his murder could be related to fawns stolen from a nearby ranch. And China wonders if Sue Ellen's death may not have been an accident, and if there's a connection to the stolen animals... *Booklist

The Last Chance Olive Ranch

Author: Susan Wittig Albert
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780425280041
Release Date: 2018-03-06
Genre: Fiction

Now in paperback, the exciting new mystery from the New York Times bestselling author, in which China Bayles fears for her husband's life as an escaped convict targets him... A killer McQuaid put away years ago has busted out of Huntsville Prison and appears to be headed for Pecan Springs. China wants to stay by her husband's side and keep him from harm, but McQuaid insists that she get out of town and go to the Last Chance Olive Ranch, where she's agreed to teach a workshop on herbs. The owner, Maddie Haskell, has her own troubles. She inherited the ranch and olive oil business from the late matriarch, Eliza Butler, but Eliza's nephew is contesting the will. While China throws herself into helping Maddie, McQuaid's plan to stop the convict backfires. And now McQuaid's life is not the only one at stake--and this time may really be his last chance...