Search Results: "Susan Wittig Albert"


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THE DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE TEXAS STAR by Susan Wittig Albert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Another Mystery Lite stuffed with Southern charm and authentic Depression-era recipes."
Even the Great Depression can't keep the Darling Dahlias down for long. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"As usual, Albert (The Darling Dahlias and the Naked Ladies, 2011, etc.) plumps up her wisp of a mystery with plenty of charm and period detail."
A third unruffled retro whodunit for the ladies of the Darling Dahlias garden club. Read full book review >

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CAT'S CLAW by Susan Wittig Albert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 6, 2012

"Sheila walks off with top honors in China's latest (Mourning Gloria, 2011, etc.). As usual, the solid mystery is supplemented with herbal wisdom and local Texas recipes."
A police chief and an amateur sleuth combine their talents to solve a series of crimes. Read full book review >

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THE DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE NAKED LADIES by Susan Wittig Albert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 5, 2011

"Not the most difficult mystery to solve, but still literate and well-researched, with recipes and cleaning tips appended."
Fresh from their maiden voyage (The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree, 2010, etc.), members of the Darling Dahlia Garden Club solve a second crime. Read full book review >

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THE DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE CUCUMBER TREE by Susan Wittig Albert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 6, 2010

"The creator of herbalist China Bayles (Holly Blues, 2010, etc.) begins a new historical series equally full of intriguing characters, garden lore and recipes that adds nostalgia for the good old days, even if they weren't so good after all."
Who better to investigate a 1930 murder than members of the local garden club? Read full book review >

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MOURNING GLORIA by Susan Wittig Albert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 5, 2011

"China (Holly Blues, 2010, etc.) continues to provide good value, with solid mysteries, fascinating herbal lore and appended recipes."
A disturbing experience involves Texas ex-lawyer, herbalist, business owner and amateur sleuth China Bayles in yet another murder case. Read full book review >

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HOLLY BLUES by Susan Wittig Albert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 6, 2010

"Albert's Texas Hill Country mysteries (Wormwood, 2009, etc.) are always a good value for both the mystery and the horticultural insights."
Christmas with herbalist China Bayles and a visitor who spells trouble. Read full book review >

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SPANISH DAGGER by Susan Wittig Albert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 3, 2007

"Albert's 16th (after Bleeding Hearts, 2006, etc.) complements the obligatory herbal lore and recipes with one of her best mysteries to date."
An herbalist and a Rottweiler solve a series of crimes. Read full book review >

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RUEFUL DEATH by Susan Wittig Albert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

Holy rocambole! Read full book review >

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HANGMAN'S ROOT by Susan Wittig Albert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 6, 1994

"Who knows what's next? (Author tour)"
It looks like a duel to the death between cat-rescuing fanatic Dottie Riddle and her Central Texas State College colleague Miles Harwick, whose latest grant finances the wholesale slaughter of guinea pigs who've endured a long ``weightless'' suspension. Read full book review >

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Loving Eleanor by Susan Wittig Albert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"This warm, extensively researched novel will entrance readers and inspire them to look further into the lives of two extraordinary women."
New York Times bestselling author Albert (The Darling Dahlias and the Silver Dollar Bush, 2015, etc.) returns to historical fiction in this intimate exploration of the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and journalist Lorena Hickok. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 3, 2003

"Minimal sleuthing, poorly tended plots, but the green-thumb crowd will probably be charmed by the gardening tidbits in those lushly planted sidebars."
Ever-so-slight tales, six reworked from Country Living Gardener magazine's Web site, featuring pudgy middle-aged sleuth China Bayles, Texas herb-store proprietor, and her chums. Read full book review >