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Susan Wittig Albert

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  • A Wilder Rose | Susan Wittig Albert

    A Wilder Rose

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated By Mary Robinette Kowal
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    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, best-selling 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.

    🌺Sara🌺 says: "The Author Chose Her Angle And Ran With It"
  • The Last Chance Olive Ranch | Susan Wittig Albert

    The Last Chance Olive Ranch

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated By Julia Gibson
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    In the exciting new mystery from the New York Times best-selling author, 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.

    Janet says: "INTERUPTED"
  • Loving Eleanor | Susan Wittig Albert

    Loving Eleanor

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated By Karen White
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    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.

    Beth says: "ELeanor"
  • The Tale of Hill Top Farm | Susan Wittig Albert

    The Tale of Hill Top Farm

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
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    It's 1905, and to recover from the loss of her fiance, Potter moves into a small farmhouse in Sawrey. Populated by colorful characters, both humans and critters, 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.

    Tracy says: "Rich wonderful characters. Delightful"
  • Blood Orange | Susan Wittig Albert

    Blood Orange

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated By Julia Gibson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    A Craft says: "loved it"
  • Bittersweet: China Bayles, Book 23 | Susan Wittig Albert

    Bittersweet: China Bayles, Book 23

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated By Julia Gibson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    For more than 20 years, Susan Wittig Albert has been delivering "some of the best-plotted mysteries on the market" (Houston Chronicle). In Bittersweet, China is hoping to spend a peaceful Thanksgiving in Pecan Springs. But the holiday turns treacherous after a deadly accident. And when a local vet is shot, China and game warden Mack Chambers suspect a connection to fawns stolen from a nearby ranch.

    Jody Shellen says: "good"
  • Lavender Lies | Susan Wittig Albert

    Lavender Lies

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated By Susan Wittig Albert
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    When local real estate shark Edgar Coleman is murdered and "good riddance" is the response from every Pecan Spring resident, China Bayles quickly learns that Coleman was no stranger to adultery and blackmail. China's fiancé, the interim police chief, is immersed in the investigation, and the suspect list grows steadily longer. China puts her honeymoon plans aside and starts hunting for the killer. As her investigation gets underway, she digs up dirt and secrets on people she knows.

  • The Darling Dahlias and the Naked Ladies | Susan Wittig Albert

    The Darling Dahlias and the Naked Ladies

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated By Peggity Price
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When strangers Nona Jean Jamison and Miss Lake roll into town, the rumor mill starts grinding. It seems that these two women may be the infamous Naughty and Nice Sisters from the Ziegfeld Frolic—specializing in dancing nearly naked! But when Nona denies this association, the Dahlias, who suspect she’s being more than just modest, begin digging around for the truth.

    J. Byerly says: "Sweet and Southern"
  • Death Come Quickly: China Bayles, Book 22 | Susan Wittig Albert

    Death Come Quickly: China Bayles, Book 22

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated By Julia Gibson
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    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?

    Elisabeth says: "Excellent - as always"
  • Bleeding Hearts: A China Bayles Mystery | Susan Wittig Albert

    Bleeding Hearts: A China Bayles Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated By Julia Gibson
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    The high-school principal asks China to secretly investigate the popular football coach who led the Panthers to six state championships. Soon after China confirms the coach's predilection for teenage girls, one of his victims turns up dead and suspicion falls upon the lecherous coach.

    Kathi says: "Great mixture of characters and plot"
  • Wormwood: A China Bayles Mystery | Susan Wittig Albert

    Wormwood: A China Bayles Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated By Julia Gibson
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    Susan Wittig Albert has won critical acclaim anda devoted following for her China Bayles mysteries featuring beloved herb shop and tearoom owner China. In Wormwood, the death of a woman in a pool - where a Shaker woman drowned in 1912 - sets the stage for a perplexing whodunit.

    Sandy says: "Not too bad"
  • Widow's Tears | Susan Wittig Albert

    Widow's Tears

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated By Julia Gibson, Morgan Hallett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Best-selling author Susan Wittig Albert is especially beloved for creating herbalist and ex-lawyer China Bayles, hailed by Publishers Weekly as “in a class with lady sleuths V.I. Warshawski and Stephanie Plum.” In Widow’s Tears, China has urgent business to discuss with Ruby, a friend gifted with extrasensory perception. Meeting Ruby at a supposedly haunted house, China soon uncovers a mystery that may be linked to a deadly robbery that very night.

    Laura says: "History and a Ghost Story Combined"
  • Spanish Dagger: A China Bayles Mystery | Susan Wittig Albert

    Spanish Dagger: A China Bayles Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated By Julia Gibson
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    In this 16th entry in the best-selling China Bayles series, our teashop owning heroine discovers a dead body while gathering herbs by the railroad tracks. On top of that, her brother unearths new evidence suggesting their father's death was no accident, and China is soon dragged into both mysteries.

    Katherine says: "Not her best"
  • Cat's Claw: A Pecan Springs Mystery | Susan Wittig Albert

    Cat's Claw: A Pecan Springs Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated By Julia Gibson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    New York Times best-selling author Susan Wittig Albert is widely acclaimed for her cozy China Bayles mystery series. In Cat’s Claw, China’s friend Police Chief Sheila Dawson takes center stage. When local computer guru Larry Kirk is found dead, many are convinced it was suicide over his recent divorce. But Sheila has a hunch there’s more to this case than meets the eye - especially when evidence surfaces that Larry was being stalked.

    Linda Louise says: "WONDERFUL AUTHOR, AND SUPERB STORY LINE"
  • The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree | Susan Wittig Albert

    The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated By Peggity Price
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    Nominated for both the Agatha and Anthony awards, national best-selling author Susan Wittig Albert introduces a garden club of lady sleuths in Depression-era Alabama. The Darling Dahlias have just inherited a new clubhouse and garden, complete with two beautiful cucumber trees. But before long, these genteel ladies must unravel the mystery about what’s buried beneath one of these trees and the enigma of the dead body that soon turns up.

    J. Byerly says: "Reminiscent of a more simple way of life"
  • The Darling Dahlias and the Confederate Rose | Susan Wittig Albert

    The Darling Dahlias and the Confederate Rose

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated By Peggity Price
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    In the wake of the upcoming Confederate Day celebration, the Dahlias set out to solve a rash of mysterious occurrences. They' re ready to tackle the secret code embroidered on a family heirloom and suss out why one local resident is acting quite strange - yet nothing prepares them for one of their own being accused of stealing county funds.

    Byron says: "1930's Alabama ladies in troubles again!!"
  • Tale of Hawthorn House | Susan Wittig Albert

    Tale of Hawthorn House

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
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    Susan Wittig Albert delights mystery lovers with this series based on the life and stories of beloved English children's author Beatrix Potter. When Beatrix finds an abandoned infant, Captain Woodcock and Dimity care for the child as Beatrix and her furry and feathered friends search for its mother.

    Nony R. says: "The best yet!"
  • The Tale of Applebeck Orchard: The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter | Susan Wittig Albert

    The Tale of Applebeck Orchard: The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
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    In this sixth volume, Miss Potter must help the denizens of Near Sawrey solve a particularly knotty problem. After a suspicious fire consumes his haystacks, Farmer Harmsworth barricades the common path through his Applebeck Orchard. Tabitha Twitchet and her Cat Council are all in a tizzy when woodland creatures claim the fire was the work of a lantern-bearing specter.

    Lynn says: "Always one of my favorites!"
  • The Tale of the Oat Cake Crag: The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter | Susan Wittig Albert

    The Tale of the Oat Cake Crag: The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Works by best-selling author Susan Wittig Albert have been nominated for the Agatha and Anthony awards. In The Tale of Oat Cake Crag, Miss Beatrix Potter is frustrated by distractions near her home. As the noisy test flights of a hydroplane disrupt her concentration, Beatrix investigates a string of bizarre letters threatening a friend’s reputation. Then life becomes even more complicated when the body of the hydroplane project funder is found at the foot of Oat Cake Crag.

    Byron says: "A must read for Beatrix Potter fans!"
  • The Darling Dahlias and the Eleven O'Clock Lady | Susan Wittig Albert

    The Darling Dahlias and the Eleven O'Clock Lady

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated By Peggity Price
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The 11-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 11-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 11, when her nightlife was just beginning - has been found strangled with her own silk stocking.

    Vivian says: "Good writer"
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