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by Susan Wittig Albert

eBook Thyme of Death (China Bayles 1) download ISBN: 0425140989
Author: Susan Wittig Albert
Publisher: Berkley (March 1, 1994)
Language: English
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Category: Mystery
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Susan Wittig Albert's novels featuring ex-lawyer and herb-shop proprietor China Bayles have won acclaim for their rich characterization and witty, suspenseful . The first China Bayles book, THYME OF DEATH, is a delight

Susan Wittig Albert's novels featuring ex-lawyer and herb-shop proprietor China Bayles have won acclaim for their rich characterization and witty, suspenseful stories of crime and passion in small-town Texas. Now, when China's friend Jo dies of an apparent suicide, China looks behind the quaint facade of Pecan Springs. The first China Bayles book, THYME OF DEATH, is a delight. Not only is the title a clever play on herbs and murder, it's set in the beautiful Texas Hill Country.

Susan Wittig Albert grew up on a farm in Illinois and earned her P. at the University of California at Berkeley.

Only 14 left in stock (more on the way). Susan Wittig Albert grew up on a farm in Illinois and earned her P. A former professor of English and a university administrator and vice president, she is the author of the China Bayles Mysteries, the Darling Dahlias Mysteries, and the Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter. Some of her recent titles include Widow’s Tears, Cat’s Claw, The Darling Dahlias and the Confederate Rose, and The Tale of Castle Cottage.

Originally published: New York : Scribner's, c1992. China Bayles gives up her law career in Houston to run the Thyme and Seasons herb shop in Pecan Springs, Texas, but finds that evil can come to even that small town when her friend is murdered.

By the 1990s, Albert wrote Thyme of Death, her first China Bayles novel The titles o. .

Wittig Albert at the 2007 Texas Book Festival. Vermilion County, Illinois, United States. By the 1990s, Albert wrote Thyme of Death, her first China Bayles novel The titles of all the China Bayles novels include the names of herbs and include herbal themes that invoke the title. Albert is a guest speaker at both herbal clubs and women's groups around the country.

China Bayles Mysteries by Susan Wittig Albert. For years now, China Bayles has been nagging me about writing a book primarily about herbs-no murder, mayhem, or other unsavory doings, just herbs and the ways they are used in people’s lives

China Bayles Mysteries by Susan Wittig Albert. For years now, China Bayles has been nagging me about writing a book primarily about herbs-no murder, mayhem, or other unsavory doings, just herbs and the ways they are used in people’s lives. China isn’t the only one, either. I regularly receive letters that ask for information about growing and using herbs and close with the plaintive question: When are you and China going to write a book about herbs? This book is our answer.

By (author) Susan Wittig Albert. China Bayles' Book of Days. Free delivery worldwide. Thyme of Death marks the memorable debut of one of the most original and appealing new female sleuths to come along in years. Readers will identify with China Bayles as she makes the kind of tough decisions that confront us all. show more. Format Paperback 245 pages.

Eager to open up an herb shop and get closer to the earth, China Bayles leaves behind her career in corporate law and moves to Pecan Springs, Texas, but a close friend's tragic death could end her happy plans. Format: Mass Market Paperback.

Susan Wittig Albert was born in Illinois in 1940. Albert writes the bestselling China Bayles mystery series, which features as its main character a Texas herbalist who had been a criminal attorney in Houston. In 1985, she changed careers from working as the vice president and an English professor at Texas State University to becoming a full-time writer. During the mid- to late-1980s, Albert was a ghostwriter for the Nancy Drew mystery series. Albert also writes the Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter historical fantasy series, which is set in England during the early twentieth century.

The annual chili cook-off sounds like a nice respite from the stress, so China Bayles gladly accoumpanies her .

The annual chili cook-off sounds like a nice respite from the stress, so China Bayles gladly accoumpanies her wheelchair-bound sweetheart to the event. But tragedy strikes when cook-off judge Jerry Jeff Cody dies of a severe allergic reaction, to a peanut. and China knows something suspicious is afoot. China Bayles (Rueful Death, LJ 10/1/96) contends with the paralysis of her new husband, an extended visit from her 'helpful' mother, and a case of murder at the annual chili cookoff. A charmed return to small-town.

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Nominated for both an Agatha and an Anthony Award, Susan Wittig Albert’s novels featuring ex-lawyer and herb-shop proprietor China Bayles have won acclaim for their rich characterization and witty, suspenseful stories of crime and passion in small-town Texas. Now, when China’s friend Jo dies of an apparent suicide, China looks behind the quaint façade of Pecan Springs and takes a suspicious look at everyone. And though she finds lots of friendly faces, China is sure that one of them hides the heart of a killer.
Comments: (7)
Gerceytone
If you're interested in reading a light, fun series of books where there is humor as well as murder, this is a good one to start. China Bayles is a former lawyer who got tired of the rat race and gives up the law — she thinks — for the peace and quiet of a small Texas town and a herb shop.

Only thing is nothing is ever that simple. China's friend Jo dies of an apparent suicide and China finds herself digging under the surface of her new community.
Foxanayn
This is a delightful introduction to a series. I used to work in a law school and now live in a small town so the characters resonate and are believable. I would definitely patronize that shop.
Zavevidi
A fun read! It is a rather predictable story, but entertaining. The characters are reminiscent of the stories of Murder She Wrote. The series of books revolve around the adventures of former lawyer, China Bayles, who now lives in a small town running an herb store. Her knowledge of the law makes the stories believable.
ME
Oh wow I just realized the thyme on the front color is also a skeleton.. preeeety sneaky. This is just a great summer read.. it's entertaining and requires no brain capacity whatsoever. At first I was a little peeved by the datedness of the book. (Made up example: **in a throaty voice** Ruby walks in wearing a black and white silk blouse with shoulder pads, black silk leggings and black patent leather shoes.) How silly. So I got over it and went from slightly peeved to inwardly amused. Overall if you are in the mood for a fun, summer read I definitely recommend it!
Djang
Fluffy but I really enjoy these "China Bayles" mysteries. The homicide rate in the little town of Pecan Springs, Texas is incredibly high!
Groll
And this is it - a nifty story full of likable, believable characters in a comfortably intriguing setting. I don't know how Susan Wittig Albert manages to write so MANY books and so well. I look forward to getting to know China Bayles & her friends better and spending more time - er, thyme - with them.
Perius
love all her China Bayles series-i am re-purchasing the ones i had years ago and gave away. dumb that i did that.
I am a fan of Cozy Mysteries and thought that with the 'herbalist' theme it would fit nicely into that genre. I was mistaken. This book was more 'rough' ala Sue Grafton or Janet Evanovich but not as sophisticated in the writing (I am not a big fan of either of those either).
The 'mystery' was very thin and obvious clues were missed - I had it figured out while the heroine was still blundering around.
I didn't care for the gratuitous swearing either.