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Susan Wittig Albert

Born: 1940 in Maywood, Illinois
Pen Name: Robin Paige - when writing with her husband Bill Albert

Connection to Illinois: Albert was born in Maywood, Illinois and lived in Vermillion Counnty. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois in Urbana.

Biography: Susan Wittig Albert is a New York Times bestselling author. She has written non-fiction and mysteries for both adults and young adults. When writing with her husband, Bill, they write under the pen name ''Robin Paige.'' Together, they have also written over 60 novels including books in the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series. She serves as a co-editor of StoryCircleBookReviews and has edited several works including, ''What Wildness Is This: Women Write about the Southwest'' and ''With Courage and Common Sense: Memoirs from the Older Women's Legacy Circles.'' The founder and current president of the Story Circle Network and a member of the Texas Institute of Letters, Albert currently resides in Bertram, Texas.


Awards:
    '''''What Wildness is This

Primary Literary Genre(s): Adult and Young Adult; Mystery

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers; Young adult readers

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Selected Titles

A dilly of a death
ISBN: 0425199541 OCLC: 53007122

Berkley Books, New York : 2004.

China Bayles and her husband, Mike McQuaid, become involved in the tangled affaire of Phoebe the Pickle Queen, owner of the largest pickle business in Texas, but things take a dangerous turn when Phoebe mysteriously vanishes.

  A Wilder Rose
ISBN: 9781501242397 OCLC: 926466587

The Little House books, which chronicled the pioneer adventures of Laura Ingalls Wilder, are among the most beloved books in the American literary canon. Lesser known is the secret, concealed for decades, of how they came to be. Now, bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert reimagines the fascinating story of Laura's daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, an intrepid world traveler and writer who returned to her parents' Ozark farm, Rocky Ridge, in 1928. There she began a collaboration with her mother on the pioneer stories that would captivate generations of readers around the world. Despite the books' success, Rose's involvement would remain a secret long after both women died. A vivid account of a great literary deception, A Wilder Rose is a spellbinding tale of a complicated mother-daughter relationship set against the brutal backdrop of the Great Depression.

A wilder rose :
ISBN: 1477849602 OCLC: 894312575

Laura Ingalls Wilder is widely loved as the author of the Little House books that detail her life growing up in woods and on the prairies that were the frontiers of her time. Yet unknown to readers and publishers of the time and even until recently, Laura's daughter Rose had a substantial hand in crafting those stories for children. Rose was a well-recognized writer on her own, and it was she who encouraged her mother to write, then substantially cleaned up her stories so they were fit for publication. In A Wilder Rose: Rose Wilder Lane, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Their Little Houses, author Susan Wittig Albert fictionalizes this real-life story while shedding light on the lives of both Laura and her daughter.

  An extraordinary year of ordinary days
ISBN: 9780292792302 OCLC: 671924385

University of Texas Press, Austin : 2010.

An unthymely death and other garden mysteries
ISBN: 9781436295130 OCLC: 489450272

Berkley Books, New York : 2003.

Now readers can join China Bayles in ten puzzling cases--and get a taste of her world. This delightful collection features loads of wonderful herbal tidbits on everything from rosemary to feverfew to catnip; recipes for such to-die-for dishes as a Deadly Chocolate Valentine, Ruby's Applesauce Mint Bread, China's Five-Spice Chicken and Veggie Stir-Fry, and McQuaid's Tex Mex-and a host of creative ideas for garden and home. It's a one-of-a-kind collection featuring a one-of-a-kind sleuth--who's worth spending some quality thyme with!

An unthymely death and other garden mysteries /
ISBN: 0425190021 OCLC: 51305669

Berkley Books, New York : 2003.

An unthymely death -- The khat who became a hero -- The Rosemary caper -- Ivy's wild, wonderful weeds -- Death of a rose rustler -- Mustard madness -- The pennyroyal plot -- A violet death -- A deadly chocolate valentine -- Bloom where you're planted.

Bittersweet /
ISBN: 042525562X OCLC: 897825562

"This Thanksgiving, be grateful for China Bayles who teams up with an old friend to solve a complex case of theft and murder in a South Texas ranching community. It's Thanksgiving in Pecan Springs, and China is planning to visit her mother, Leatha, and her mother's husband, Sam, who are enthusiastically embarking on a new enterprise turning their former game ranch into a vacation retreat for birders. She's also looking forward to catching up with her friend, game warden Mackenzie "Mack" Chambers, who was recently transferred to the area. But Leatha calls with bad news: Sam has had a heart attack. How will Leatha manage if Sam can't carry his share? She does have a helper, Sue Ellen Krause. But China discovers that Sue Ellen, who is in the process of leaving her marriage to the assistant foreman at a large trophy game ranch, is in some serious trouble. Before Sue Ellen can tell China the full story, her car veers off a deserted road and she is killed. Meanwhile, when a local veterinarian is shot in what appears to be a burglary at his clinic, Mack Chambers believes his murder could be related to fawns stolen from a nearby ranch. As Mack follows the trail, China begins to wonder if Sue Ellen's death may not have been an accident, and if there's a connection to the stolen animals. But their search for the truth may put their own lives in danger"--

Bleeding hearts
ISBN: 9781101565957 OCLC: 437972081

Berkley Prime Crime, New York : 2006.

When local football coach and hero Tim Duffy is accused of improper behavior, lawyer-turned-herbalist China Bayles investigates, following a trail of obsession and murder that may lead to her own doorstep.

Bleeding hearts /
ISBN: 0425214850 OCLC: 62872854

Berkley Prime Crime, New York : 2006.

When an anonymous source makes shocking allegations of improper behavior on the part of local high school football coach Tim Duffy, China Bayles is called in to conduct a discreet investigation into the charges, but her probe uncovers more than she had ever expected about a case involving betrayal, forbidden desire, and the mystery surrounding a young woman's death.

  Blood orange
ISBN: 9780425280010 OCLC: 953707595

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?

Blood orange /
ISBN: 0425280004 OCLC: 921926572

"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.."--

Bloodroot /
ISBN: 0425188140 OCLC: 45963061

Berkley Prime Crime, New York : 2001.

China Bayles returns to her family's Mississippi plantation, where she comes face to face with dangerous family secrets as she discovers that an ancient property deed has suddenly resurfaced.

Bloodroot :
ISBN: 0786238410 OCLC: 48222726

Thorndike Press, Waterville, Me. : 2002.

Herbalist China Bayles returns to her family's Mississippi plantation, where she comes face to face with dangerous family secrets as she discovers that an ancient property deed has suddenly resurfaced, and the man who found it has vanished.

Cat's claw
ISBN: 9780425252024 OCLC: 837416260

Larry Kirk, Pecan Springs computer guru, has been shot dead in his kitchen. At first Sheila believes it to be suicide, but further investigation reveals that Kirks death wasnt self-inflicted. And the truth is reinforced by her friend China Bayles newsLarry recently asked her for legal advice in regards to a stalker.

Cat's claw /
ISBN: 0425245276 OCLC: 727703266

Berkley Hardcover, New York : 2012.

"Sheila Dawson has made history as the first female police chief in Pecan Springs, Texas. She's also cracked many a mystery in collaboration with local sleuth China Bayles--that's why everyone thinks she's such a smart cookie. Now, Sheila puts those smarts to work, sifting through secrets to find a killer on the prowl ... Larry Kirk, Pecan Springs' computer guru, has been shot dead in his kitchen. At first Police Chief Sheila Dawson believes it to be suicide, perhaps triggered by his painful divorce. Further investigation reveals that Kirk's death wasn't self-inflicted. And the truth is reinforced by her friend China Bayles' news--Larry recently asked her for legal advice in regards to a stalker. As a police chief in a male-dominated force, Sheila meets many challenges, especially when her theories rock the boat in high-profile cases like that of George Timms. He was caught breaking into Larry's computer shop to steal his own computer back because of dangerous personal information it contained. Now that Larry is dead, she's sure it's connected to the burglary. And she's also sure she'll get plenty of resistance on her assessment ... Timms' time to turn himself in to the police comes and goes, and he's nowhere to be found. In her investigation, Sheila uncovers secrets, terrible secrets that would drive anyone to kill. So who then? It's up to Sheila to prove she's got what it takes to hunt down the predator that's loose on the streets of Pecan Springs.."--

Chile death :
ISBN: 0425165396 OCLC: 38535999

Berkeley Prime Crime, New York : 1998.

An annual chili cookoff, a womanizing judge, and a crisis in China Bayle's personal life add up to a novel that will delight fans of this fast-rising author, a nominee for both the Anthony and Agatha Awards.

Chile death :
ISBN: 0786231610 OCLC: 45556138

Thorndike Press, Waterville, Me. : 2001.

Herbalist and ex-lawyer China Bayles decides to take a respite from the stresses of her life by accompanying her wheelchair-bound boyfriend to a chili cook-off, but her burdens only get worse when judge Jerry Jeff Cody dies at the scene from a severe allergic reation to a peanut that mysteriously made its way into a bowl of Texas chili.

China Bayles' book of days :
ISBN: 042520653X OCLC: 65064093

Berkley Prime Crime, New York : ©2006.

Readers of the China Bayles mystery novels are familiar with the usefulness and wonder of the many herbs the amateur sleuth sells in her beloved Thyme and Seasons shop. Compiled by national bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert at the request of her fans, China Bayles' Book of Days gathers together tidbits and treasures about plants and reveals ways you can put more green into your daily life. Featuring 365 days of recipes, crafts, gardening tips, remedies, and more, this special volume is a personal calendar of the legends and lore of herbs and also features brand-new essays from the author, clues from China's mysteries, and some special contributions by the irrepressible members of the Myra Merryweather Herb Guild, Pecan Springs's oldest civic organization.

China Bayles' book of days :
ISBN: 9781440627255 OCLC: 853566830

Readers of the China Bayles mystery novels are familiar with the usefulness and wonder of the many herbs the amateur sleuth sells in her beloved Thyme and Seasons shop. Compiled by national bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert at the request of her fans, China Bayles' Book of Days gathers together tidbits and treasures about plants and reveals ways you can put more green into your daily life. Featuring 365 days of recipes, crafts, gardening tips, remedies, and more, this special volume is a personal calendar of the legends and lore of herbs and also features brand-new essays from the author, clues from China's mysteries, and some special contributions by the irrepressible members of the Myra Merryweather Herb Guild, Pecan Springs's oldest civic organization.

Dead man's bones /
ISBN: 0425204251 OCLC: 57429202

Berkley Prime Crime, New York : 2005.

Former attorney-turned-herbalist China Bayles finds her busy life further complicated when her teenage son discovers the skeletal remains of the victim of a not-so-accidental death during a dig in a cave and a local gathering is interrupted by murder.

  Death at Bishop's Keep
ISBN: 0380774984 OCLC: 31281833

Avon Books, New York, N.Y. : ©1994.

Kate Ardleigh is everything the Victorian English gentlewoman is not--outspoken, free-thinking, American, and a writer of the frowned upon penny-dreadfuls. Soon after her arrival in Essex, England, a body is unearthed in a nearby archaeological dig and Kate has the chance to not only research her latest story, but to begin her first case with amateur detective Sir Charles Sheridan.

Death at Bishop's Keep /
ISBN: 0425164357 OCLC: 39382989

Berkley Prime Crime, New York : 1998.

Kathryn Ardleigh, an outspoken, free-thinking American, accepts employment with a kindly maiden aunt living in Victorian England and finds herself investigating a mysterious death at an archaeological excavation and two other murders much closer to home.

Death at Blenheim Palace /
ISBN: 0425202372 OCLC: 56387054

Berkley Prime Crime, New York : 2005.

Invited to Blenheim Palace, home of the Duke and Duchess of Marborough, to work on a book about a centuries-old scandal involving the murder of a young mistress of King Henry II, husband and wife scholars Charles and Kate Sheridan find themselves investigating the all-too-current kidnapping of a young maid and the mysterious disappearance of the duke and his mistress.

Death at Daisy's Folly /
ISBN: 0425156710 OCLC: 36253533

Berkley Prime Crime, New York : 1997.

Sir Charles Sheridan, the amateur scientist and photographer, meets American writer Kate Ardleigh, now residing in England, yet again at the scene of murder. Daisy, Countess of Warwick, invites them both to a weekend party, which also includes the Prince of Wales (Daisy's latest lover). But disaster awaits, as first a stable boy and then a nobleman are found dead on the grounds ... This is the third Victorian mystery, following Death at Bishops Keep and Death at Gallows Green.

Death at Dartmoor
ISBN: 0425183424 OCLC: 48045999

Berkley Prime Crime, New York : 2002.

After visiting Britain's most notorious prison to research a new novel, Lord Charles Sheridan and his wife Kate become embroiled in the search for an escaped inmate and the investigation into a body that turns up on the local moors.

Death at Devil's Bridge /
ISBN: 0425161951 OCLC: 38224065

Berkley Prime Crime, New York : 1998.

Having solved the murders at the Countess of Warwick's weekend house and finally declared their love for each other, Charles and Kate have married and are living at Bishop's Keep, where Kate is writing and Charles is involved in estate management. He agrees to host an automobile exhibition and a balloon ascension, with cars to chase the balloon, and Europe's foremost auto enthusiasts and inventors attend, including Mr. Royce and Mr. Rolls ... and a murderer.

Death at Epsom Downs
ISBN: 0425178072 OCLC: 43930196

Berkley Prime Crime, New York : 2001.

Lord Charles Sheridan and his American wife Kate investigate a rigged horse race and the theft of jewels belonging to the famous actress, Lily Langtree.

Death at Gallows Green /
ISBN: 0425163997 OCLC: 40327994

In the wake of an ill-reputed constable's murder, former mystery novelist Kate Arleigh teams up with amateur scientist Sir Charles and the shy Beatrix Potter to find out how the killing may be linked to a child's disappearance.

Death at Glamis Castle /
ISBN: 0425192644 OCLC: 50803617

Berkley Prime Crime, New York : 2003.

At the request of King Edward, Lord Charles Sheridan and his American wife, Kate, become embroiled in a sensitive mystery surrounding the murder of a servant at historic Glamis Castle.

Death at Rottingdean /
ISBN: 0425167828 OCLC: 40826582

Berkley Prime Crime, New York : ©1999.

Kathryn and Charles Ardleigh find their peaceful holiday at the seaside hamlet of Rottingdean turned upside down when the body of a coast guard is found on the beach, and with the help of a young writer named Rudyard Kipling, the sleuthing couple sets out to uncover the truth.

Death at Whitechapel /
ISBN: 0425173410 OCLC: 43435071

Berkley Prime Crime, New York : 2000.

Kathryn Ardleigh tries to adapt to high-society life with her newly lorded husband, Charles, and she discovers a new friend in Jennie Churchill, who is embroiled in a scandal involving claims that Jack the Ripper is the father of her son, the future leader Winston Churchill.

Death come quickly
ISBN: 9780425255322 OCLC: 883647255

When China's 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 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?-- Provided by publisher.

Death come quickly /
ISBN: 0425255638 OCLC: 852221630

"When China's 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 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?"--

Death in Hyde Park /
ISBN: 0425201139 OCLC: 53306511

Berkley Prime Crime, New York : 2004.

When an anarchist accidentally blows himself up with a bomb intended for the royal family, Kate and Charles Sheridan join the investigation to uncover who is threatening the British crown, a plot that may involve American author Jack London.

Death on the Lizard /
ISBN: 0425210391 OCLC: 61748503

Berkley Prime Crime, New York : 2006.

Turn-of-the-century Cornwall turns unexpectedly dangerous for amateur sleuths Lord and Lady Sheridan as they investigate a case of sabotage and death at a local transmission station for the new wireless communications technology.

  Hangman's root :
ISBN: 042514898x OCLC: 31178313

Scribner's, New York : ©1994.

In Texas, a biologist who experimented on animals is found hanged in his office and suspicion focuses on Dottie Riddle, an animal rights activists. At that China Bayles, her friend, a woman who gave up law to run a herb shop, realizes she has to return to her old trade.

  Holly blues
ISBN: 9781408491751 OCLC: 671002492

Thorndike/Chivers, Waterville, ME : 2010.

China Bayles is not pleased when her husband's troubled ex-wife shows up at her herb shop, broke and homeless. But it is the Christmas season so China invites Sally to stay for the holidays. Needless to say, there is more to the situation than Sally is telling, and that more involves murder.

Holly blues /
ISBN: 0425232603 OCLC: 426801850

Berkley Prime Crime, New York : 2010.

China Bayles is fit to spit when her husband's troubled ex-wife, Sally, shows up at her herb shop, claiming to be broke with nowhere else to turn. When she invites Sally to stay, China starts receiving menacing calls from an "ex" of Sally's, who seems to have a connection to the murder of her parents nearly a decade ago.

  Indigo dying
ISBN: 9781461835127 OCLC: 761962654

The town of Indigo is beign revived through efforts of China Bayles, criminal attorney turned herbalist, and ehr artsy country crew. But when landowner Casey Ford threatens to sell his property to a strip mining company, the townsfolk fear the worst. Protecting the town is so important that someone kills Casey to stop the sale. So, China must find the murderer as well as run the town's cultural cascade.

Indigo dying /
ISBN: 0425193772 OCLC: 50129314

Berkley Books, New York : 2003.

In the small town of Indigo, Texas, to teach a workshop, herbalist China Bayles and her best friend Ruby help investigate the murder of resident Casey Ford, whose plans to sell his mining rights would have destroyed the town forever.

Lavender lies :
ISBN: 0425177009 OCLC: 41404808

Berkley Prime Crime, New York : 1999.

Sleuth and herbalist China Bayles of Pecan Springs, Texas, joins Mike McQuaid, the town's police chief to investigate the murder of a land developer. They have to hurry if they don't want the case to clash with their honeymoon. They are getting married.

Lavender lies :
ISBN: 0786231629 OCLC: 45532431

Thorndike Press, Thorndike, Me. : 2001.

With only six days until her wedding with interim police chief Mike McQuaid, Pecan Springs herbalist China Bayles is busy building the tearoom where she plans to hold the reception. When the murder of real estate developer Edgar Coleman threatens to put the wedding off schedule, China and friends decide to help with the investigation.

Love lies bleeding :
ISBN: 0425166112 OCLC: 36133373

Berkley Prime Crime, New York : 1997.

In Texas, lawyer and herbalist China Bayles opens a probe into the death of a former Texas Ranger, believed to have been involved in drug smuggling. The probe puts China's life in danger.

  Loving Eleanor :
ISBN: 0989203549 OCLC: 935187757

When AP political reporter Lorena Hickok is assigned to cover Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of 1932 Democratic candidate FDR, the women become deeply, intimately involved.

  Loving Eleanor :
ISBN: 9781515904717 OCLC: 942690961

When AP political reporter Lorena Hickok, 'Hick', is assigned to cover Eleanor Roosevelt in the 1932 campaign, the two women become deeply involved. Their relationship begins with mutual romantic passion, matures through stormy periods of enforced separation and competing interests, and warms into an enduring, encompassing friendship documented by 3,300 letters.

Mistletoe man
ISBN: 9781440673382 OCLC: 506267108

Berkeley Prime Crime, New York : 2000.

In this intelligently plotted and deliciously descriptive tale ( -- until her chief supplier turns up dead.

Mistletoe man /
ISBN: 0425182010 OCLC: 43114272

Berkeley Prime Crime, New York : 2000.

Compelling, suspenseful, and wholly original, Mistletoe Man tells the story of China's search for justice--and of her struggle to reconcile the demads of her business with the desires of her heart.

  Mourning Gloria
ISBN: 9781445837031 OCLC: 696100756

Thorndike Press, Waterville, Me. : 2011.

While Pecan Springs bustles back to life in the warmth of spring, one woman's life is tragically brought to an end. China Bayles happens upon a burning house trailer and hears a woman screaming for help. The evidence leaves no doubt that it's arson homicide. Jessica Nelson, an intern-reporter at the local paper, is assigned to cover the story. When Jessica gets herself too deeply involved and disappears, China is determined to find her before she becomes a headline.

Murder most crafty
ISBN: 0425204065 OCLC: 65639255

Berkley Prime Crime, New York : 2006, 2005.

Murder most crafty /
ISBN: 0425202062 OCLC: 57168604

Berkley Prime Crime, New York : 2005.

15 all new stories of criminal handiwork and the art of deduction.

  Nightshade
ISBN: 9781440756672 OCLC: 515458272

Recorded Books, Prince Frederick, MD : ℗2010.

China Bayles is finally on the verge of finding out the truth about her father's death. But her reservations about letting her half-brother Miles hire her husband prove all too accurate when she discovers Miles has a hidden agenda.

  Nightshade /
ISBN: 0425227030 OCLC: 182573496

Berkley Prime Crime, New York : 2008.

China's herb shop and catering business may be thriving, but she's still reeling from her father's death, and not even remotely interested in her half-brother Miles's investigation into that event. China's husband, on the other hand, has no such qualms. And when fate forces her to get involved as well, China realizes it's time to bring the past to light-or else it will haunt her the rest of her life. But China and McQuaid discover that Miles may have been keeping as many secrets as he seemed determined to uncover. How deep do the layers of secrecy go? And who has a stake in concealing the truth after sixteen years? --From amazon.com.

Rosemary remembered :
ISBN: 0425149374 OCLC: 32389463

Berkley Prime Crime, New York : 1995.

In Pecan Springs, Texas, China Bayles, former lawyer and now owner of a herb store, discovers the body of a woman who is her double. It could be a crime of passion--the lady was going to divorce her husband--or, worse, someone is after China.

Rueful death :
ISBN: 0425159418 OCLC: 33404838

Berkeley Pub., New York : 1996.

On a retreat in St. Theresa's, a convent in Texas, sleuth China Bayles observes nuns fighting over a legacy worth millions of dollars. One lot wants the money for more contemplation, the other for commerce. When fires break out and people die, China steps in.

Spanish dagger
ISBN: 9781101207130 OCLC: 609908681

Berkley Prime Crime, New York : 2007.

Between the herb shop, the catering business, and a weekend paper-making class, China Bayles has her work cut out for her. And now China's half-brother is opening up old wounds, trying to investigate their father's supposedly accidental death, and her husband is taking on the case-meaning she's just bound to get involved.

  Spanish dagger /
ISBN: 0425220885 OCLC: 74652102

Berkley Prime Crime, New York : 2007.

Between the herb shop, the catering business, and a weekend paper-making class, China Bayles has her work cut out for her. And now China's half-brother is opening up old wounds, trying to investigate their father's supposedly accidental death, and her husband is taking on the case-meaning she's just bound to get involved.

  The Darling Dahlias and the Confederate rose
ISBN: 9781471333972 OCLC: 840433231

As the members of the garden club in Darling, Alabama, prepare to plant roses for their annual Confederate Day celebration, they find themselves distracted by a series of mysteries involving stolen funds, a secret code, and a local resident's odd behavior.

The Darling Dahlias and the Confederate rose /
ISBN: 0425247767 OCLC: 775417982

Berkley Prime Crime, New York : 2012.

As the members of the garden club in Darling, Alabama, prepare to plant roses for their annual Confederate Day celebration, they find themselves distracted by a series of mysteries involving stolen funds, a secret code, and a local resident's odd behavior.

The Darling Dahlias and the cucumber tree
ISBN: 9780425242162 OCLC: 679930019

Berkley Prime Crime, New York : 2011, ©2010.

The Depression-era women of a Darling, Alabama, garden club get to the bottom of a mysterious buried treasure and a young woman's murder.

The Darling Dahlias and the cucumber tree /
ISBN: 0425234452 OCLC: 462899725

Berkley Prime Crime, New York : 2010.

The Depression-era women of a Darling, Alabama, garden club get to the bottom of a mysterious buried treasure and a young woman's murder.

The Darling Dahlias and the Eleven O'clock Lady
ISBN: 9780425260623 OCLC: 906798299

The eleven o'clock lady has always been one of garden club president Liz Lacy's favorite spring wildflowers. The plant is so named because the white blossoms don't open until the sun shines directly on them and wakes them up. But another Eleven O'Clock Lady is never going to wake up again. Rona Jean Hancock--a telephone switchboard operator who earned her nickname because her shift ended at eleven, when her nightlife was just beginning--has been found strangled with her own silk stocking in a very unladylike position.--

  The Darling Dahlias and the naked ladies
ISBN: 9781449844868 OCLC: 793203273

Recorded Books, Prince Frederick, MD : ℗2012.

The Dahlias become suspicious of the newest visitors to Depression-era Darling, Alabama, rumored to be the Naughty and Nice Sisters from the Ziegfeld Frolic, who specialize in dancing nearly naked, and dig for the truth when one of the pair denies the association.

The Darling Dahlias and the naked ladies /
ISBN: 0425241289 OCLC: 679930932

Berkley Prime Crime, New York : 2011.

The Dahlias become suspicious of the newest visitors to Depression-era Darling, Alabama, rumored to be the Naughty and Nice Sisters from the Ziegfeld Frolic, who specialize in dancing nearly naked, and dig for the truth when one of the pair denies the association.

The Darling Dahlias and the silver dollar bush
ISBN: 9780425260616 OCLC: 921886734

It's the spring of 1933 and times are tough all over. The only businessman not struggling is moonshiner Mickey LeDoux, though he still has to steer clear of federal agents. But banks are closing all over the country, and the small town of Darling is no exception. Folks are suddenly caught short on cash and everyone is in a panic. Desperate to avoid disaster, several town leaders--including Alvin Duffy, the bank's new vice president--hatch a plan to print Darling Dollars on newspaperman Charlie Dickens' printing press. The funny money can serve as temporary currency so the town can function. But when the first printing of the scrip disappears, the Darling Dahlias set out to discover who made an unauthorized withdrawal. Meanwhile County Treasurer Verna Tidwell questions whether she can trust Alvin Duffy--and the feelings he stirs up inside her. And Liz Lacy learns her longtime beau may be forced into a shotgun wedding. Seems other troubles don't just go away when there's a crisis. There'll be no pennies from heaven, but if anyone can balance things out, folks can bank on the Darling Dahlias..--

  The Darling Dahlias and the silver dollar bush /
ISBN: 0425260607 OCLC: 880672052

"It's the spring of 1933 and times are tough all over. The only businessman not struggling is moonshiner Mickey LeDoux, though he still has to steer clear of federal agents. But banks are closing all over the country, and the small town of Darling is no exception. Folks are suddenly caught short on cash and everyone is in a panic. Desperate to avoid disaster, several town leaders--including Alvin Duffy, the bank's new vice president--hatch a plan to print Darling Dollars on newspaperman Charlie Dickens' printing press. The "funny money" can serve as temporary currency so the town can function. But when the first printing of the scrip disappears, the Darling Dahlias set out to discover who made an unauthorized withdrawal. Meanwhile County Treasurer Verna Tidwell questions whether she can trust Alvin Duffy--and the feelings he stirs up inside her. And Liz Lacy learns her longtime beau may be forced into a shotgun wedding. Seems other troubles don't just go away when there's a crisis. There'll be no pennies from heaven, but if anyone can balance things out, folks can bank on the Darling Dahlias."--

The Darling Dahlias and the Texas star
ISBN: 0425260593 OCLC: 890603995

The Texas star herself -- Miss Lily Dare, the fastest woman in the world -- is bringing her Dare Devils Flying Circus to Darling. Unfortunately, she's also bringing a whole lot of trouble. As the Dahlias prepare for the annual Watermelon Festival -- where they will present the famous female aviatrix with her own Texas Star hibiscus -- rumors are flying. Dahlias president Liz Lacy learns that Miss Dare has been threatened and her plane sabotaged. Apparently the bold and beautiful barnstormer has made plenty of enemies. And is it possible she may be involved with the husband of one of Darling's local ladies? As the Texas Star barnstorms into town, Liz and Verna Tidwell offer to help bring down a saboteur who may be propelled by revenge. Before it's all over, there will be plenty of black eyes and dark secrets revealed...--Back cover.

The Darling Dahlias and the Texas Star /
ISBN: 0425260585 OCLC: 795168057

When the Texas Star herself--aviatrix Miss Lily Dare, the fastest woman in the world--is threatened and her plane sabotaged, the Darling Dahlias must weed through the rumors to find the truth to take down a saboteur who may be propelled by revenge.

  The general's women
ISBN: 9781538424384 OCLC: 974891039

Set during the chaotic years of World War II, The General's Women tells the story of the conflicted relationship between General Dwight Eisenhower and Kay Summersby, his Irish driver/aide, and the impact of that relationship on Mamie Eisenhower and her life in Washington during the war. Told from three alternating points of view (Kay's, Ike's, and Mamie's), the novel charts the deepening of the relationship as Ike and Kay move from England to North Africa to England, France, and Germany before and after the Normandy landing. At the end of the war, Ike is faced with the heart-wrenching choice between marrying Kay and a political future.The story continues into the post-war years, as Ike (returning to Mamie) becomes Army Chief of Staff, president of Columbia University, Supreme Commander of NATO, and president of the United States. Kay, meanwhile, struggles to create a life and work of her own, writing two memoirs: the first (Eisenhower Was My Boss, 1948) about her war work with Ike; the second (Past Forgetting, 1976) about their love affair. An author's note deals with the complicated question of the truth of Kay's story as it appeared in the posthumously published Past Forgetting.

The general's women /
ISBN: 1410499057 OCLC: 967201149

Set during the chaotic years of World War II, tells the story of the conflicted relationship between General Dwight Eisenhower and Kay Summersby, his Irish driver/aide, and the impact of that relationship on Mamie Eisenhower and her life in Washington during the war.

  The Last Chance Olive Ranch
ISBN: 0425280047 OCLC: 1013742370

China Bayles fears for her husband's life as an escaped convict targets him ... Max Mantel, the killer McQuaid put away years ago, has busted out of Huntsville Prison and appears to be headed for Pecan Springs. McQuaid knows there's only one way to stop the vengeful convict--set a trap with himself as bait. 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. When China and her best friend arrive at the ranch, she learns 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 backfires when Mantel executes a countermove he never saw coming. Now McQuaid's life is not the only one at stake--and this time may really be his last chance.--

The Last Chance Olive Ranch /
ISBN: 0425280039 OCLC: 958224338

"In this exciting new mystery from New York Times bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert, China Bayles fears for her husband's life as an escaped convict targets him ... Max Mantel, the killer McQuaid put away years ago, has busted out of Huntsville Prison and appears to be headed for Pecan Springs. McQuaid knows there's only one way to stop the vengeful convict--set a trap with himself as bait. 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. When China and her best friend arrive at the ranch, she learns 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 backfires when Mantel executes a countermove he never saw coming. Now McQuaid's life is not the only one at stake--and this time may really be his last chance.."--

  The tale of Applebeck Orchard
ISBN: 9781456129835 OCLC: 827693930

Recorded Books ; Prince Frederick, MD : 2011, ℗2010.

After his haystacks are burned, Farmer Harmsworth barricades the common path through Applebeck Orchard. Reliable witnesses say the arson was the work of a lantern-bearing specter. But has the culprit left clues Miss Potter can decipher?

The tale of Applebeck Orchard /
ISBN: 0425229777 OCLC: 317574154

Berkley Prime Crime, New York : ©2009.

In 1910 Miss Beatrix Potter is able to get away from her parents and goes to her properties in the Land Between the Lakes, Hill Top Farm and Castle Farm, where trouble is brewing in the hamlet. When Mr. Harmsworth barricades the foot path running through his property, Applebeck Farm, claiming he did it because someone lit a fire to his hayloft, and another fire ruins a place of business, Miss Potter is on the case!

  The tale of Briar Bank
ISBN: 9781456113339 OCLC: 744539031

Recorded Books ; Prince Frederick, MD : 2011, ℗2010.

Albert re-imagines Beatrix Potter wearing her sleuthing cap as the village of Sawrey lies buried beneath a blanket of Christmas snow. While she and her animal friends investigate a puzzling death, Miss Potter wonders if she can acknowledge her fondness for Mr. Heelis and still remain loyal to her fiancé's memory.

The tale of Briar Bank :
ISBN: 9780425230275 OCLC: 213308536

Berkley Prime Crime, New York : 2008.

Mr. Wickstead has died under a tree limb. The villagers are certain that his death had to do with a treasure he dug up last spring. But why was he in the wood on a frigid night? And what of the claw marks on the limb? And what was that treasure? As per usual, the town's animals know more than the Big Folk. And only Pickles, Wickstead's fox terrier, knows exactly what happened. It's up to amateur sleuth Beatrix Potter to help the denizens of Sawrey, human and animal, solve the little matter of murder.

  The tale of Castle Cottage
ISBN: 9781464017254 OCLC: 778781170

Playaway Digital Audio ; [Solon, Ohio] : [2012], ℗2011.

Set in the summertime splendor of 1913 England, this seventh tale finds Beatrix eager to marry her fiancé, solicitor William Heelis. But a few obstacles are still blocking the happy couple's path to the altar--like the troubled remodeling of Castle Cottage, Will and Beatrix's future home.

The tale of Castle Cottage /
ISBN: 0425243508 OCLC: 706017698

Berkley Prime Crime, New York : 2011.

Beatrix and William's impending nuptials are delayed when the remodeling of their future home, Castle Cottage, causes more problems than anticipated in the latest installment of a series that incorporates events from the life of Beatrix Potter and her beloved characters.

The tale of Cuckoo Brow Wood
ISBN: 9781440623363 OCLC: 853576256

Penguin, New York : 2007.

Miss Potter's new hometown of Holly How is having its share of troubles, and three children, favorites of Beatrix, are counting on the help of the fairies of Cuckoo Brow Wood. Now, with her signature tact, Beatrix must work with her friends-human and animal-to set things right.

The tale of Cuckoo Brow Wood :
ISBN: 0425210049 OCLC: 63171150

Berkley Prime Crime, New York : 2006.

When Beatrix Potter returns to her new hometown of Sawrey after some time away, she finds the village threatened by a mysterious outsider who plans to destroy the pristine shoreline of Lake Windermere by constructing a number of villas.

The tale of Hawthorn House :
ISBN: 9780425223284 OCLC: 80180962

Berkley Prime Crime, New York : 2007.

When a baby arrives on her doorstep during Sawrey's annual summer fete, Beatrix Potter sets out to discover the truth about the abandoned baby, following her only clue, a scarab ring, to Hawthorn House, a legendary manor reputed to be haunted.

The tale of Hill Top Farm /
ISBN: 0425201015 OCLC: 62073668

Berkley Prime Crime, New York : 2005, ©2004.

It's 1905, and to recover from the loss of her fiancé, Beatrix Potter moves into a small farmhouse in Sawrey. Populated by colorful characters, both human and critter, her new life is full of promise. That is, until a villager dies, and murder is suspected. Now it's up to this amateur sleuth to find a killer roaming the English countryside.

The tale of Holly How /
ISBN: 0425206130 OCLC: 58043332

Berkley Prime Crime, New York : 2005.

Firmly established in her new home in the sleepy village of Sawrey, England, Beatrix Potter turns sleuth to investigate the suspicious death of local shepherd Ben Hornby, a kindly man with no apparent enemies.

  The tale of Oat Cake Crag
ISBN: 9781464017322 OCLC: 778781215

Playaway Digital Audio ; [Solon, Ohio] : [2012], ℗2011.

1912. The peace of the Lake District is interrupted by the noisy test flights of a new flying machine: the hydroplane--and Beatrix's friend Grace is receiving anonymous letters that threaten her good name and her plans to marry.

The tale of Oat Cake Crag :
ISBN: 0425236617 OCLC: 551720818

Berkley Prime Crime, New York : 2010.

1912. The peace of the Lake District is interrupted by the noisy test flights of a new flying machine: the hydroplane-- and Beatrix's friend Grace is receiving anonymous letters that threaten her good name and her plans to marry.

Thyme of death :
ISBN: 0425203689 OCLC: 25915681

Scribner's ; New York : ©1992.

China Bayles has it all - a prestigious Houston law practice, money, power - but it's not enough. She's smart, she's tough, she's confident, and she knows she wants something more out of life than the fast track offers. Something like the Thyme and Seasons herb shop in Pecan Springs, Texas. Realizing that her career is turning her into somebody she doesn't like, China does what many people only dream of doing: She relocates to a small town to begin a new and, she hopes.

Together, alone :
ISBN: 0292726465 OCLC: 316514226

University of Texas Press, Austin : 2009.

Describes the work of creating a home at Meadow Knoll, a place in which Susan and her husband raised their own food and animals, while working together and separately on writing projects. Once her sense of home and partnership was firmly established, Albert recalls how she had to find its counterbalance--a place where she could be alone and explore those parts of the self that only emerge in solitude.

Widow's tears
ISBN: 9780425254646 OCLC: 795168683

Herbalist ex-lawyer China Bayles investigates the murder of a teller at the Pecan Springs bank and follows the clues to a haunted bed and breakfast.

Witches' bane
ISBN: 9780425144060 OCLC: 28292493

Charles Scribner's ; New York : ©1993.

Texas herb shop owner and part-time private eye China Bayles sets out to catch a Halloween night killer when one of her friends turns up dead at the witching hour and another becomes a prime suspect.

Work of her own :
ISBN: 0874777097 OCLC: 25509901

G.P. Putman's Sons, New York : ©1992.

A distinguished and successful "career-leaver" tells women how to find work that supports them and satisfies their souls. Dr. Albert draws extensively on interviews with 80 women who left positions of leadership and authority to take readers through the stages of career leaving and helps them to find a deeper sense of personal authenticity.

  Wormwood
ISBN: 9781408456637 OCLC: 318641430

Thorndike Press, Waterville, Me. : 2009.

China Bayles isn't anxious to leave her herb shop in the Texas Hill Country for two whole weeks. But her friends and family are urging her to get some rest, and a historic Shaker village in Kentucky seems the ideal place for it. At Mount Zion, China can assist her friend Martha with some herbal workshops while learning about the Shakers, famous for their peaceful ways. As it turns out, the modern version of the village is plagued by misfortune - and murder.

Wormwood /
ISBN: 0425226093 OCLC: 233548198

Berkley Prime Crime, New York : 2009.

While getting some much needed rest and assisting with some herbal workshops, China Bayles stumbles over old secrets in a Kentucky Shaker village after a shocking death occurs during her stay.

Writing from life :
ISBN: 0874778484 OCLC: 34730252

G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York : ©1996.

Writing from Life is a guided writing program that will empower any woman to pick up a pen and chart the geography of her unique and fascinating life. With a profound respect for each woman's personal narrative, author Susan Wittig Albert leads the reader inward, inspiring her to tell her own soul's story, chapter by chapter. With exercises, meditations, and examples from women's writings, Writing from Life invites you to put into word the parts of life that often leave.

 

 

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