Search Results: "Susan Wittig Albert"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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BLOODROOT by Susan Wittig Albert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 9, 2001

"Albert stretches both herself and her well-adjusted, politically correct heroine to their limits by slotting China into the role of Hamlet, haunted by generations of melodramatic Ophelias demanding revenge."
Lawyer-turned-herbalist China Bayles (Mistletoe Man, 2000, etc.) has long disowned the maternal side of her family history, distressingly connected as it is to an antebellum slave-owning plantation and her mother's alcoholic weaknesses. Read full book review >

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ROSEMARY REMEMBERED by Susan Wittig Albert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"The ingredients in Bayles's fourth case (Hangman's Root, 1994, etc.) are familiar enough, but they're combined with an herbalist's taste—and with enough humor and deftness to make this Albert's strongest book yet."
It isn't bad enough that lawyer-turned-herbalist China Bayles discovers the body of her accountant Rosemary Robbins; she also has to deal with her live-in Mike McQuaid's suspicion that Rosemary was shot by recently freed wife-killer Jake Jacoby—who just might have tried to get at McQuaid, the ex-cop who arrested him, by killing the woman he thought was Bayles. Read full book review >

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THYME OF DEATH by Susan Wittig Albert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"A stodgy beginning of a proposed series."
A debut overloaded with good intentions—among them, to create, in lawyer-turned-herbalist China Bayles, a character as strong, forthright, and compelling as Kinsey Millhone or V.I. Warshawski—but, here, there's little follow-through. Read full book review >

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DEAD MAN’S BONES by Susan Wittig Albert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 5, 2005

"Devotees of China's adventures (Indigo Dying, 2003, etc.) will enjoy more quality time with the denizens of Pecan Springs. Even newcomers who don't get into the Texas Hill Country spirit will pick up some recipes and a lot of herbal lore."
The latest interruption in the lives of China Bayles, Esq., her best bud Ruby Wilcox, her husband, college teacher/private eye Mike McQuaid, and his son Brian, 14, is . . . Brian's discovery of skeletal remains at an archaeological site. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GENERAL’S WOMEN by Susan Wittig Albert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"A genuinely involving example of that rarest of birds: first-rate historical fiction about Eisenhower."
A work focuses on Dwight D. Eisenhower, his wartime mistress, and his wife. Read full book review >

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INDIGO DYING by Susan Wittig Albert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 7, 2003

"China brews a restful—some might say soporific—cup of herbal tea for her fans, while Wittig earnestly shares her research into a rainbow of folklore, herbalist traditions, and strip-mining."
Herbalist China Bayles (Bloodroot, 2001, etc.) has launched a series of workshops about dyeing textiles with natural ingredients with her old friend Allie Selby, who raises angora goats and grows dye-producing plants on a farm near a little town called Indigo. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 >