I am catching up on the China Bayles series and this one is one was especially hard to put down. I can't decide what I like the best - the good story that China Bayles solves or the interesting herbal lore that Wittig Albert weaves through the story. A good one!
This series of books is delightful. Warm characters, a town I want to move to and smart people (mostly women) solving the twisted mysteries of Pecan Springs. Texas really is like she describes it. Lots of characters and tehn some more characters! Enjoyable read with a bit of time travel thru the feminist movement as you go throught the series. China evolves in her thinking like many of us have. Easy way to learn a lot about herbs too!
Former big-city lawyer China Bayles worked hard to make her Texas herb shop, Thyme and Seasons, a success. Now business is booming at her charming new tea room, Thyme for Tea-but China is too distracted to revel in her latesst entrepreneurial triumph. When she's not trying to spend more time with her new husband and stepson, she's worrying about her best friend, Ruby, who just hasn't been herself lately. To further complicate matters, China has to round up a supply of mistletoe, the season's most popular herb. It seems an easy enough task-until her chief supplier turns up dead...
Really quite an enjoyable cozy. This is the first of the series I've read and I probably should start reading them in order (though it didn't keep me from following the story). I'm looking forward to reading more of her books.
Next in the China Bayles Herb Shop series; two sisters who supply her shop feud with neighbor, who sold them the land, over the boundary....until he is found murdered!
Amateur sleuth China Bayles is a former lawyer who now runs an herb shop and keeps getting involved in solving local murders. In Mistletoe Man, China's supplier of mistletoe is found dead, and her best friend is not herself...
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.
Part of the China Bayles series. She is an ex-high powered lawyer who has moved to small town Texas and opened an herb shop. More involving and better written than most series mysteries.
light mystery set in Texas
This is one of the China Bayles Mysteries
Another excellent China Bayles mystery
One of a series featuring former lawyer--now herb shop owner--China Bayles. Set in a small town in Texas, the book includes interesting herbal lore.
Fast paced with a few little mysteries on the side-a good book to curl up with on a day off.
Anything by Ms. Albert is enjoyable, especially this series.