China Bayles

26 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 815 ratings
  • Book 1

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    • Thyme of Death

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  • Book 2

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  • Book 3

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    • Rosemary Remembered

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    • Rueful Death

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  • Book 6

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    • Love Lies Bleeding

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  • Book 7

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    • Chile Death

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  • Book 8

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    • Lavender Lies

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  • Book 9

    • Mistletoe Man

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    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

  • Book 10

    • Bloodroot

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 44

    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
    • THE BEST OF THE CHINA BAYLES SERIES

    • By Sheryl on 07-02-13

    Regular price: $31.47

  • Book 11

    • Indigo Dying

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    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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  • Book 12

    • 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 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    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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  • Book 13

    • 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 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    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

  • Book 14

    • Bleeding Hearts

    • A China Bayles Mystery
    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    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

  • Book 15

    • 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

  • Book 16

    • 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

  • Book 17

    • 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

  • Book 18

    • 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 37
    • 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

  • Book 19

    • 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

  • Book 20

    • 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 55
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    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

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