The Darling Dahlias
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(4.4 based on 279 ratings)
  • 1
    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.

    Reminiscent of a more simple way of life

    If you love to escape the "hurry, hurry, full of chaos, always on the run" lifestyle that seems to be demanded of us today, perhaps you will..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 23 2011 by J. Byerly (Carrollton, TX, United States)
  • 2
    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
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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.

    Sweet and Southern
    Reviewed on May 20 2012 by J. Byerly (Carrollton, TX, United States)
  • 3
    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
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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.

    1930's Alabama ladies in troubles again!!

    THE DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE CONFEDERATE ROSE by Susan Wittig Alberts is the third book in this series of 1930's Alabama ladies garden club mysteries. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 23 2013 by Byron (United States)
  • 4
    The Darling Dahlias and the Texas Star | Susan Wittig Albert

    The Darling Dahlias and the Texas Star

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Susan Wittig Albert
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    National best-selling author Susan Wittig Albert returns to the small town of Darling, Alabama, in the 1930's, where the Darling Dahlias, the colorful ladies of a garden club, are anything but shrinking violets when it comes to rooting out criminals. The Texas Star herself, Miss Lily Dare, the "fastest woman in the world" is bringing her Dare Devils Flying Circus to Darling. Unfortunately, she's also bringing a whole lot of trouble. As the Dahlias prepare for the annual Watermelon Festival, where they will present the famous female aviatrix with her own Texas Star hibiscus, rumors are flying.

    GREAT STORY OF THE DARLING DAHLIAS

    I DID NOT THINK SUSAN COULD OUT DO HERSELF FROM HER LAST DAHLIA BOOK, SHE PROVED ME WRONG. ABSOLUTELY, A GREAT LISTEN. PLEASE KEEP THIS SERIES COMIN..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 06 2013 by Linda Louise (Burlington, KS, United States)
  • 5
    The Darling Dahlias and the Silver Dollar Bush | Susan Wittig Albert

    The Darling Dahlias and the Silver Dollar Bush

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Susan Wittig Albert
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    It's the spring of 1933 and times are tough all over. The only businessman not struggling is moonshiner Mickey LeDoux, though he still has to steer clear of federal agents. But banks are closing all over the country, and the small town of Darling is no exception. Folks are suddenly caught short on cash and everyone is in a panic.

    What's a cozy mystery without the mystery?

    I would recommend the series - as I love Darling AB and the ladies that live there - but this was my least favourite Susan Wittig Albert book.

    Reviewed on September 23 2014 by Elisabeth (Ottawa, ON, Canada)
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    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
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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.

    Good writer

    I think the first book about Darling Dahlias was The Cucumber Tree. This is a very good series written by Susan Wittig Albert. The series starts at th..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 05 2015 by Vivian (Bastrop, TX, United States)