While ruby is ghost hunting, China Bayles walks into a storm of trouble in nearby Pecan Springs. Herbalist and ex-lawyer China Bayles is “in a class with lady sleuths V. As she is drawn into the mystery of the haunted house, China opens the door on some very real danger…. Warshawski and Stephanie Plum” Publishers Weekly.
Widow's Tears China Bayles Book 21 #ad - I. In widow’s tears, rachel blackwood rebuilt her house a hundred miles inland and later died there, a haunted house may hold the key to solving the murder of one of China’s friends… After losing her family and home in the Galveston Hurricane of 1900, still wrapped in her grief. In present-day texas, the grandniece of Rachel’s caretaker, Claire, has inherited the house and wants to turn it into a bed-and-breakfast.
Death Come Quickly China Bayles Book 22Berkley #ad - Enlisting the help of her san antonio lawyer friend Justine Wyzinski—aka the Whiz—China is determined to track down the murderer. Is it possible that the same person who killed Christine Morris targeted Karen? Delving into the cold case, China learns the motive for the first murder may be related to a valuable collection of Mexican art.
But is she painting herself into a corner from which there’s no escape? In this thrilling mystery in the new york times bestselling series, herbalist and ex-lawyer China Bayles finds herself on the trail of a nearly fifteen-year-old cold case… When China and Ruby’s friend Karen Prior is mugged in a mall parking lot and dies a few days later, China begins to suspect that her friend’s death was not a random assault.
Death Come Quickly China Bayles Book 22 #ad - Karen was a filmmaker supervising a student documentary about the almost fifteen-year-old murder of a woman named Christine Morris and the acquittal of the man accused of the crime.
Cat's Claw China Bayles Book 20Berkley #ad - But when timms disappears instead of turning himself in, Sheila must prove she’s got what it takes to hunt down a predator who’s loose on the streets of Pecan Springs…. As a police chief in a male-dominated force, especially when her theories rock the boat in high-profile cases like that of George Timms, Sheila meets many challenges, who was caught breaking into Larry’s shop.
As the first female police chief in Pecan Springs, Texas, Sheila Dawson has cracked many a mystery in collaboration with local sleuth China Bayles. And the truth is reinforced by her friend China Bayles’ news—Larry recently asked her for legal advice in regards to a stalker. Now sheila puts her smarts to work, pecan springs’ computer guru, sifting through secrets to find a killer on the prowl… Larry Kirk, has been shot dead in his kitchen.
Cat's Claw China Bayles Book 20 #ad - At first sheila believes it to be suicide, but further investigation reveals that Kirk’s death wasn’t self-inflicted. Now that larry is dead, Sheila is sure the burglary is connected to the murder.
Bittersweet China Bayles Book 23Berkley #ad - But china discovers that sue ellen, who is in the process of leaving her marriage to the assistant foreman at a large trophy game ranch, is in some serious trouble. She’s also looking forward to catching up with her friend, game warden Mackenzie “Mack” Chambers, who was recently transferred to the area.
New from the author of death come quickly and widow's tearsthis thanksgiving, and china is planning to visit her mother, Sam, be grateful for China Bayles—who teams up with an old friend to solve a complex case of theft and murder in a South Texas ranching community…It’s Thanksgiving in Pecan Springs, Leatha, and her mother’s husband, who are enthusiastically embarking on a new enterprise—turning their former game ranch into a vacation retreat for birders.
Bittersweet China Bayles Book 23 #ad - As mack follows the trail, china begins to wonder if Sue Ellen’s death may not have been an accident, and if there’s a connection to the stolen animals. Before sue ellen can tell China the full story, her car veers off a deserted road and she is killed. Meanwhile, when a local veterinarian is shot in what appears to be a burglary at his clinic, Mack Chambers believes his murder could be related to fawns stolen from a nearby ranch.
But leatha calls with bad news: Sam has had a heart attack. How will leatha manage if sam can’t carry his share? She does have a helper, Sue Ellen Krause. But their search for the truth may put their own lives in danger….
Mourning Gloria China Bayles Book 19Berkley #ad - And residents find rare ingredients they wouldn’t otherwise find in the supermarket. Drawn into the case by its similarity to her own tragic loss—Jessica’s family died in a fire—she soon finds herself deeply involved and in danger. The evidence leaves no doubt that it’s arson homicide—but who would commit such a ghastly crime?An intern-reporter at the local paper, Jessica Nelson, is assigned to cover the story.
Susan wittig albert, ”* delivers the charm and suspense in her latest herbal treat, “who consistently turns out some of the best-plotted mysteries on the market, Mourning Gloria. Now ex-lawyer and current herbalist china Bayles must stop a killer whose evil is burning through Texas… China is relishing the scents, produce, and even the showers of spring.
Mourning Gloria China Bayles Book 19 #ad - And when jessica disappears, China becomes determined to help find her, before she becomes headlines herself…*Houston Chronicle. It brings additional customers to her herb shop Thyme and Seasons. She’s also busy hosting Pecan Springs’ Farmers’ Market. Everybody wins…but as the town bustles back to life in the warmth of the season, one woman’s life is tragically brought to an end.
China happens upon a burning house trailer and hears a woman screaming for help.
Holly Blues China Bayles Book 18Berkley #ad - China bayles isn't happy when a Texas wind blows her husband's ex-wife, and the mother of China's stepson, into her herb shop. Sally is known to have a split personality and fall into constant trouble with the law, but she claims she has nowhere else to turn. Now its up to china to weed out whatever it is Sally's running from before the truth catches up to them all.
Blood Orange China Bayles Mystery Book 24Berkley #ad - Now it’s up to china to determine who wanted her out of the picture. Even more disturbing, she suspects that a patient was murdered. At the same time, as a nurse employed by a local hospice, Kelly has discovered instances of suspicious practices. But on her way to china’s house, Kelly is forced off the road and critically injured, putting her in a medically induced coma.
It’s mid-april in pecan springs, and china is renting her guest cottage to Kelly Kaufman, who needs a temporary place to live as she contends with a very acrimonious divorce from her husband Rich. Was it her soon-to-be ex? his new lover—who happens to be the sister of China’s friend Ruby? Or someone connected with the corruption at the hospice? China owes it to her friend to uncover the truth—but she may be putting her own life at risk.
Blood Orange China Bayles Mystery Book 24 #ad - . Kelly’s knowledge could be dangerous, and she wants to get guidance from China on what to do. In the newest china bayles mystery in the New York Times bestselling series, China comes to the aid of a nurse who ends up in the hospital. One nasty point of dispute is her part ownership of the Comanche Creek Brewing Company, which she is refusing to sell.
Wormwood China Bayles Book 17Berkley #ad - Evil can worm its way into the purest of hearts. But after a shocking death occurs during her stay, China will plunge into the archives of another time to connect the sins of the past with a modern-day murder. Unfortunately, the village is plagued with misfortune and strife. China bayles needs rest, and a historic Shaker village in Kentucky seems the ideal place for it.
There she can learn about the intriguing, dwindling Shaker culture and its medicinal herbs. China wonders if, with the help of some age-old journals full of scandal, she can get to the bottom of it.
Nightshade China Bayles Book 16Berkley #ad - Although, when fate forces her to get involved, China realizes it’s time to bring the past to light—or else it will haunt her the rest of her life. But the closer they get to untangling the story, the more China longs for answers she may never get. How deep do the layers of secrecy go? and who has a stake in concealing the truth after sixteen years? Piecing together clues, China and McQuaid embark on a wild goose chase, tracking down evidence that might link several cold-case murders to her father’s death.
But china and mcquaid discover that miles may have been keeping as many secrets as he seemed determined to uncover—for starters, knowledge of the whereabouts of their father’s wrecked car, a key piece of evidence. New york times bestselling author susan wittig albert takes china bayles on a trip down memory lane, where one fresh murder and several cold cases force her to face her dark past… China’s herb shop and catering business may be thriving, but she’s still reeling from her father’s death—and isn’t remotely interested in her half-brother Miles’s investigation of it.