Search Results: "Susan Wittig Albert"


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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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NIGHTSHADE by Susan Wittig Albert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2008

"The conclusion to the trilogy exploring China's relationship with her father (Spanish Dagger, 2007, etc.) does a fine job of bringing together all the bits and pieces, even for those who have not read the first two installments."
A fresh fatality forces China Bayles, herbalist, ex-lawyer and amateur sleuth, to confront the mystery of her emotionally distant father's death. Read full book review >

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A Wilder Rose by Susan Wittig Albert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"With all of the charm of the Little House series—and the benefit of a sophisticated, adult worldview—Albert's novel is an absolute pleasure."
This pitch-perfect novel reimagines the life of Rose Wilder Lane, co-author of Little House on the Prairie. Read full book review >

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WITCHES' BANE by Susan Wittig Albert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"But ever so trendy—much dysfunctional family psychobabble— and even mystery novices will spot the villain early on."
Tiny Pecan Springs, Texas, to which lawyer China Bayles retreated from the fast track—opening an herb-and-spice shop next to best friend Ruby's New Age emporium—is suddenly astir with cross burnings, ritual sacrifices, and sightings (and denunciations) of witches. 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 >