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    • The Darling Dahlias and the Poinsettia Puzzle

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Peggity Price
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    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. 

    Regular price: $34.99

    • 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 120
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 98

    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 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 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    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

    • 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 34
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    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

    • 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 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    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 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    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

    • 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 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    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

    • 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 52
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    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

    • Blood Orange

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    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

    • 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 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    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

    • 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 56
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    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

    • Loving Eleanor

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Karen White
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful

    • By Cherokee on 12-10-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Holly Blues

    • A China Bayles Mystery
    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson, Linda Stephens, Ed Sala
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 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

    • The Tale of Applebeck Orchard

    • The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter
    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Don't like the bossy 'narrator'

    • By Lyric G. Eads on 12-09-15

    Regular price: $23.76

    • 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 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    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

    • 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

    • Indigo Dying

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    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

    • Mistletoe Man

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Drab reading

    • By Robin Nystrom on 10-17-07

    Regular price: $48.83

    • 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 146
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 120

    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

    • 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

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