China Bayles
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  • 1

    Thyme of Death

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    • By Susan Wittig Albert
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    Witches' Bane

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    • By Susan Wittig Albert
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    Hangman's Root

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    • By Susan Wittig Albert
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    Rosemary Remembered

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    • By Susan Wittig Albert
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    Rueful Death

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    • By Susan Wittig Albert
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    Love Lies Bleeding

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    Chile Death

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    • By Susan Wittig Albert
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    Lavender Lies

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    • By Susan Wittig Albert
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  • 9

    Mistletoe Man

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated By Julia Gibson
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    As the Christmas decorating season approaches, Thyme & Seasons proprietor China Bayles feels overwhelmed. While she tries to balance her new roles of wife and step-mom with the demands of her thriving herbal shop, her business partner and best friend, Ruby, mysteriously disappears. Soon China's cantankerous mistletoe supplier Carl turns up dead. With Ruby missing and friends suspected of murder, China must investigate before tragedy strikes again.

    Robin Nystrom says: "Drab reading"
    Drab reading

    This book never clicked with me, mostly because the reading left me cold. It's not just a case of the accent or voice, but the delivery seems flat and..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 17 2007 by Robin Nystrom (Chicago IL)
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    Bloodroot

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    • By Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated By Julia Gibson
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    In Bloodroot, best-selling author Susan Wittig Albert transports listeners to a haunted house oozing with family secrets.

    When a man dies soon after her Great Aunt Tullie bashes his head with her cane, China's estranged mother frantically calls for her daughter's help. Rushing to her family's Mississippi plantation, China must determine if Tullie is guilty of homicide. She must also face the possibility of developing the same terrifying disease that tortures Tullie.

    Sheryl says: "THE BEST OF THE CHINA BAYLES SERIES"
    THE BEST OF THE CHINA BAYLES SERIES

    YES. BECAUSE IT VERY INTERESTING. GIVES AN INSIGHT INTO THE OLD PLANTATION SYSTEM. YOU CAN SEE THE SPANISH MOSS HANGING FROM THE TREES AND FEEL THE HU..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 02 2013 by Sheryl (MIDWAY, TX, United States)
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    Indigo Dying

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    • By Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated By Julia Gibson
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    When Casey Ford threatens to sell his property to a strip mining company, the townsfolk fear that Indigo will be lost forever. Protecting the town is important - so important that someone is willing to kill Casey to keep their home from being ruined. Now, in addition to running the town's cultural crusade, China Bayles must find Casey's murderer.

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    A Dilly of a Death

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    • By Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated By Julia Gibson
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    Popular author Susan Wittig Albert and her China Bayles Herbal Mysteries have been hailed for their intelligent plots and quirky characters. China is a member of the Pecan Springs, Texas Picklefest planning committee. When the Pickle Queen disappears just days before the festival, China and her husband P.I. Mike McQuaid relish searching for the clues in this dilly of a case. This exciting whodunit is packed with plenty of pickle jokes, folklore, and homespun recipes.

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  • 13

    Dead Man's Bones (China Bayles #13)

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    • By Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated By Julia Gibson
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    When her teenage son discovers some skeletal remains of the suspicious kind, lawyer-turned-herbalist China Bayles finds herself hunting a killer from the past, who is about to strike in the present.

    Rio Delta Wild says: "Even on the 2nd and 3rd listen this is good."
    Even on the 2nd and 3rd listen this is good.

    I love Susan Wittig Albert's work and I try to listen to or read everything she writes.
    This title is no exception to the enjoyable nature of ever..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 13 2011 by Rio Delta Wild (Harlingen, TX)
  • 14

    Bleeding Hearts: A China Bayles Mystery

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    • 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"
    Great mixture of characters and plot

    I have only read several of the China Bayles mysteries prior to this one, but enough to know who the characters are and remember I enjoy them. (I pref..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 21 2014 by Kathi (Sterling, VA, United States)
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    Spanish Dagger: A China Bayles Mystery

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    • By Susan Wittig Albert
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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"
    Not her best

    Julia Gibson was great at setting the mood and bringing the characters to life. I fear I may not listen to another Susan Wittig Albert book, as I fou..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 16 2012 by Katherine (Georgetown, Ontario, Canada)
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    Nightshade: A China Bayles Mystery

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    • By Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated By Julia Gibson, Tom Stechschulte
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    In this 16th entry in Susan Wittig Albert’s long-running mystery series, China 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.

    Jim says: "A Little Slow for Me..."
    A Little Slow for Me...

    I love the China Bayles series, but this book didn't move quickly enough for me in audio version. Maybe it is China's resistance to the idea of her fa..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 31 2014 by Jim (Billings, MT, United States)
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    Wormwood: A China Bayles Mystery

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    • 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.

    Sandra says: "Not too bad"
    Not too bad

    Like another reviewer I thought there was WAY too much Shaker history in the story. I mean, the history was interesting, but if I wanted to read a de..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 09 2013 by Sandra (TAFT, CA, United States)
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    Holly Blues: A China Bayles Mystery

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    • By Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated By Julia Gibson, Linda Stephens, Ed Sala
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    Author Susan Wittig Albert turns up the suspense in her 18th China Bayles mystery. Just as the holiday season begins, so does the drama, when China's husband’s ex-wife, Sally, appears, begging for help and a place to stay. ’Tis the season of giving, so China opens her home to Sally. But when troubling phone calls start, China knows she’ll need to dig up the truth before Christmas turns deadly.

    K.D. Keenan says: "Blues, Indeed"
    Blues, Indeed

    I wanted to like this book. I was pleased to have discovered a new series of "cozy" mysteries. Sadly, I will not be buying another China Bayles novel...Show More »

    Reviewed on January 29 2011 by K.D. Keenan (Northern California)
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    Mourning Gloria

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated By Julia Gibson, Theresa Plummer
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    This 19th mystery in the China Bales series is a cozy herbal treat from national best-selling author Susan Wittig Albert. While Pecan Springs bustles back to life in the warmth of spring, one woman’s life is tragically brought to an end. Assigned to cover the story, an intern from the local paper gets too deeply involved. When she disappears, China is determined to find her—before the young journalist becomes headlines herself.

    Finnabair says: "Great story, bad pronunciation"
    Great story, bad pronunciation

    I love the China Bayles series, and I was really looking forward to listening to one of the books. How unfortunate that the narrator can't pronounce ..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 14 2011 by Finnabair (Texas)
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    Cat's Claw: A Pecan Springs Mystery

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    • By Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated By Julia Gibson
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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 says: "WONDERFUL AUTHOR, AND SUPERB STORY LINE"
    WONDERFUL AUTHOR, AND SUPERB STORY LINE

    THIS STORY IS A SLOW START, BUT PICKS UP AS WE GO. A FEW TWISTS AND TURNS THAT REALLY MADE THE STORY UNUSUAL AND INFORMATIVE. THIS WAS MY FIRST CHIN..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 02 2013 by Linda (Burlington, KS, United States)
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    Widow's Tears

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated By Julia Gibson, Morgan Hallett
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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"
    History and a Ghost Story Combined

    I think I enjoyed listening to the book more than I would have if I read it. The voices add intrigue and suspense.

    Reviewed on July 26 2013 by Laura (Philadelphia, PA, United States)
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    Death Come Quickly: China Bayles, Book 22

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    • 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"
    Excellent - as always
    Reviewed on May 14 2014 by Elisabeth (Ottawa, ON, Canada)