Book Reviews of Lavender Lies (China Bayles, Bk 8)

Lavender Lies (China Bayles, Bk 8)
Lavender Lies - China Bayles, Bk 8
Author: Susan Wittig Albert
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425177006
ISBN-10: 0425177009
Publication Date: 10/10/2000
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 117 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Am absorbing mystery with quirky characters
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Amateur sleuth China Bayles is a former lawyer who now runs an herb shop and keeps getting involved in solving local murders. In this story, a local real estate shark is murdered. Suspects are soon plentiful as it becomes apparent that he was involved in several affairs and a spot of blackmail...
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9th in her series.. these are very good cozies, i've read them all
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I LOVE this series. I have read them out of order, but have enjoyed each one I have read. I can't wait to finish them all. A quick read but very enjoyable.
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8th China, Pecan Springs local real estate shark Edgar Coleman is murdered. She finds he was having numerous affairs and blackmailing City Council members.
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"Good riddance," is the response of every Pecan Springs resident to the murder of local real estate shark Edgar Coleman. It doesn't take long for China to learn that Coleman was having numerous affairs-and was blackmailing City Council members for their votes on a bad land development deal. With her fiance immersed in the murder investigation-and the suspect list growing longer by the minute-China can forget about a honeymoon, unless she can find the killer...
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China Bayles is about to get married, but that has to wait while her finance conducts a murder investigation. Most of the residents of Pecan Springs think it is good riddance to the victim. Not well liked the real estate agent doesn't have many friends. China learns he was conducting several affairs and also trying to blackmail City Council members. If China can't find the killer soon she can forget about a honeymoon.
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There are a lot of references to herbs and flowers. Eighth book of a series. Great mystery, romance and friendship. NOT sexually explicit - nice book.
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The 8th book in Wittig Albert's China Bayles mystery series. A fun mystery read complemented by lots of fun information on herbs!
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I really enjoy cozy mysteries. I especially am enjoying this series about China Bayles, who owns a herb shop. I get to learn some interesting things about herbs.
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Great story! Finally, a wedding!
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I love the China Bayles series!
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Another great China Bayles mystery!
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good read, flows alone nicely
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Fluffy and entertaining.
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Another excellent volume in the China Bayles mystery series!

From Library Journal
"China Bayles is a week away from marrying her beloved fianc?, the interim police chief of Pecan Springs. However, the murder of Edgar Coleman puts a damper on her plans, so China decides to help her husband-to-be solve the crime. Edgar, who was known for his shady deals and philandering ways, had many enemies, so China and her friend Ruby decide to investigate, and what they turn up adds more suspects to the list and more possibilities that China will miss her honeymoon. Can Ruby and China solve the murder? Will China still get married? Lavender Lies is a simple but fun story with little gore and lots of plot twists that will keep readers guessing until the very end. Albert does a fine job reading her own work, a tape that should find a home in most mystery collections.
-Danna Bell-Russel, Library of Congress "