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    • Blood Orange

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Annonying Voice !!

    • By cindy p. on 02-13-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Dead Man's Bones (China Bayles #13)

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Even on the 2nd and 3rd listen this is good.

    • By Rio Delta Wild on 11-13-11

    Regular price: $55.83

    • Holly Blues

    • A China Bayles Mystery
    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson, Linda Stephens, Ed Sala
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Blues, Indeed

    • By K.D. Keenan on 01-29-11

    Regular price: $20.26

    • Bloodroot

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best book in China Bayles series!

    • By cmcaninch on 06-22-18

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Wormwood

    • A China Bayles Mystery
    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not too bad

    • By Sandy on 03-09-13

    Regular price: $23.76

    • Death Come Quickly

    • China Bayles, Book 22
    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    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?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent - as always

    • By Elisabeth on 05-14-14

    Regular price: $23.76

    • Bittersweet

    • China Bayles, Book 23
    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good

    • By Jody Shellen on 10-10-15

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Widow's Tears

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson, Morgan Hallett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 46

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • History and a Ghost Story Combined

    • By Laura on 07-26-13

    Regular price: $23.76

    • A Dilly of a Death

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    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.

    Regular price: $23.76

    • Bleeding Hearts

    • A China Bayles Mystery
    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great mixture of characters and plot

    • By Kathi on 05-21-14

    Regular price: $30.07

    • Spanish Dagger

    • A China Bayles Mystery
    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not her best

    • By Katherine on 06-16-12

    Regular price: $23.76

    • Nightshade

    • A China Bayles Mystery
    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson, Tom Stechschulte
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Little Slow for Me...

    • By Montana on 10-31-14

    Regular price: $23.76

    • Mourning Gloria

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson, Theresa Plummer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, bad pronunciation

    • By Finnabair on 09-14-11

    Regular price: $20.26

    • Queen Anne's Lace

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson, Linda Stephens
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    While helping Ruby Wilcox clean up the loft above their shops, China comes upon a box of antique handcrafted lace and old photographs. Following the discovery, she hears a woman humming an old Scottish ballad and smells the delicate scent of lavender.... Soon, strange happenings start to occur in Thyme and Seasons: misplaced items, a ringing bell, and the appearance of lavender sprigs in odd places. When a customer mentions seeing a mysterious woman picking flowers nearby and then suddenly disappearing, China must finally admit what Ruby has always known - their building is haunted. But by whom?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting and complex

    • By nancejan on 04-13-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Cat's Claw

    • A Pecan Springs Mystery
    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • WONDERFUL AUTHOR, AND SUPERB STORY LINE

    • By Linda Louise on 10-02-13

    Regular price: $23.76

    • The Last Chance Olive Ranch

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • China Bayles - Never Disappoints

    • By J. Byerly on 04-19-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Lavender Lies

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    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.

    Regular price: $12.57