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Rueful Death (China Bayles, Bk 5)
Rueful Death - China Bayles, Bk 5
Author: Susan Wittig Albert
Ex-lawyer and herb-shop proprietor China Bayles stumbles into her latest adventure when she accompanies a friend to a nearby monastery for a peaceful retreat--and discovers a mystery centering around the death of the Mother Superior.
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425159415
ISBN-10: 0425159418
Publication Date: 8/1/1997
Pages: 304
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Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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If you love mystery and herbs, this is the book for you.. China goes to a monastery for a well-deserved retreat. However, she finds unexpected conflict at the convent and becomes involved more and more in the battle over the future of the convent. She sees "accidents" for what they are--murders, and begins to investigate and endangers her own life by doing so.
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this series is always entertaining, plus, you learn a lot about herbs at the same time.
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In search of respite, China takes off to ST. Teresa's Monastery with her friend Maggie, a former nun. The goal is a brief, tranquil retreat-but there's a conflict at the convent. The mother superior has recently died, and battle over the future of ST. Teresa's suggests that her sudden demise might not have been accidental. Now China's quest for a replenished spirit takes second place to a more earthbound pursuit:catching a killer...
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Another in the mystery series set in the Texas Hill Country.
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In search of respite, China takes off to St. Theresa's Monastery with her friend Maggie, a former nun. The goal is a brief, tranquil retreat--but there's a conflict at the convent. The mother superior has recently died, and a battle over the future of St Theresa's suggests that her sudden demise might not have been accidental. Now China's quest for a replenished spirit takes second place to a more earthbound pursuit: catching a a killer.
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China Bayles Mystery #5. Another good one by Wittig Albert. Her writing is consistent without being repetitive, her characters have real depth and are varied enough to keep things interesting. This one had a decent plot, interesting twists and turns and a lot of emotional depth.
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This picked up the pace and became way better than I thought it would be. Don't let the slowish start fool you! Wittig Alber delivers. I'm ready for the next one.
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China visits St. Theresa's Monastery with friend Maggie, a former nun, for a quiet retreat and herbal research.

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