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    • A Plain Vanilla Murder

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    China and Ruby Wilcox are presenting their annual ''Not Just Plain Vanilla Workshop", always a huge hit with customers at Thyme & Seasons Herb Shop. But someone involved with the workshop is driven by a deadly motive, and China soon finds herself teaming up with the very pregnant Pecan Springs police chief Sheila Dawson to solve a vanilla-flavored murder.

    Regular price: $34.99

    • 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 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    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

    • The Darling Dahlias and the Naked Ladies

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Peggity Price
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sweet and Southern

    • By J. Byerly on 05-20-12

    Regular price: $20.26

    • 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 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    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

    • The Darling Dahlias and the Poinsettia Puzzle

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Peggity Price
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Mildred Kilgore and Earlynne Biddle are planning to open a bakery on the square - if they can come up with the right recipes. Charlie Dickens faces two of the biggest puzzles of his career as an investigative reporter, and one of them involves his wife. Cute little Cupcake's talent as a singer and dancer makes her a tempting target for an unscrupulous exploiter. Lizzy must enlist the Dahlias to protect her while she herself is confronted by a romantic puzzle. And Sheriff Norris is forced to reopen a puzzling mystery that the town thought was solved. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Spending Another Visit Catching Up w/ The Darling Dahlias

    • By L. Temmen on 11-29-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Darling Dahlias and the Texas Star

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Peggity Price
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • GREAT STORY OF THE DARLING DAHLIAS

    • By Linda Louise on 11-06-13

    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 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    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

    • The Tale of Hill Top Farm

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 126

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun to read

    • By Richard on 11-29-10

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Darling Dahlias and the Unlucky Clover

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Peggity Price
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    It looks like the music has ended for Darling's favorite barbershop quartet, the Lucky Four Clovers, just days before the Dixie Regional Barbershop Competition. Another unlucky break comes when there's a serious foul-up in Darling's telephone system - and not a penny for repairs. And while liquor is legal again, moonshine isn't. Sheriff Buddy Norris needs a little luck when he goes into Briar Swamp to confront Cypress County's most notorious bootlegger - and what he finds upends his sense of justice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love this series

    • By R. Johnson on 03-24-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Darling Dahlias and the Eleven O'Clock Lady

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Peggity Price
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good writer

    • By Vivian on 11-05-15

    Regular price: $24.49

    • A Wilder Rose

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 158
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 130

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The Author Chose Her Angle And Ran With It

    • By Sara on 11-27-15

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Indigo Dying

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    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.

    Regular price: $26.60

    • The Darling Dahlias and the Confederate Rose

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Peggity Price
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 1930's Alabama ladies in troubles again!!

    • By Byron on 04-23-13

    Regular price: $20.26

    • Lavender Lies

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    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

    • The General’s Women

    • A Novel
    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Christine Williams
    • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Set during the chaotic years of World War II, The General's Women tells the story of the conflicted relationship between General Dwight Eisenhower and Kay Summersby, his Irish driver/aide, and the impact of that relationship on Mamie Eisenhower and her life in Washington during the war. Told from three alternating points of view (Kay's, Ike's, and Mamie's), the novel charts the deepening of the relationship as Ike and Kay move from England to North Africa to England, France, and Germany before and after the Normandy landing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Definitely engages the reader!

    • By Krystal on 02-17-19

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Peggity Price
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Reminiscent of a more simple way of life

    • By J. Byerly on 05-23-11

    Regular price: $20.26

    • The Tale of the Oat Cake Crag

    • The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter
    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must read for Beatrix Potter fans!

    • By Byron on 02-15-14

    Regular price: $20.26

    • The Darling Dahlias and the Silver Dollar Bush

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Peggity Price
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • What's a cozy mystery without the mystery?

    • By Elisabeth on 09-23-14

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Tale of Hawthorn House

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Tale of Hawthorn House

    • By michele on 11-30-18

    Regular price: $26.60

    • The Tale of Castle Cottage

    • Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter, Book 8
    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    Agatha and Anthony Award nominee Susan Wittig Albert has garnered popular and critical acclaim for her whimsical mysteries based on the life and times of Beatrix Potter. Set in the summertime splendor of 1913 England, this eighth tale finds Beatrix eager to marry her fiancé, solicitor William Heelis. But a few obstacles are still blocking the happy couple’s path to the altar - like the troubled remodeling of Castle Cottage, Will and Beatrix’s future home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Treasure

    • By beigeplum on 10-16-12

    Regular price: $19.99

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