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ISBN:
0425227030
Author:
Susan Wittig Albert
Category:
Mystery
Language:
English
Publisher:
Berkley; Reprint edition (April 7, 2009)
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1590 kb
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1265 kb
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Rating:
4.5
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998


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by Susan Wittig Albert. Octavo,, P. 89, Another China Bayles Mystery.

Book Descriptions: New York Times bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert takes China Bayles on a trip down memory lane . If you want to get this book fo. .

Nightshade is the 16th China Bayles mystery and the first in which we hear her husband, McQuaid's,POV. The mystery is well thought out and the killings in the present have roots in the past. Susan Wittig Albert always delivers a fantastic mystery. Although the tense changes, I did not find it all that distracting and it was great to know what he thinks and feels about China. This book is the third in the trilogy that began with Bleeding Hearts with the discovery of China's half brother and his interest in their father's death. Best of the Best! Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 11 years ago. If you haven't read the China Bayles books - please start, but NOT here.

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 pas. hina’s herb shop and catering business may be thriving, but she’s still reeling from her father’s death-and. hina’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. 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

China Bayles Mystery: Witches' Bane No. 2 by Susan Wittig Albert (1993, Hardcover). I am never disappointed when I read one of Susan Wittig Albert's China Bayles stories.

China Bayles Mystery: Witches' Bane No. It kept me away from other things I should have been working on. It was too short, it is like catching up with an old friend.

The China Bayles Herbal Mysteries feature herbalist China Bayles, who abandoned her career as a hot-shot Houston criminal attorney to open an herb shop in a small town located half-way between Austin and San Antonio, Texas. China wants the things that many contemporary women seek: a quieter life, rewarding work, a close relationship, friends, and community. Each of her mysteries has a signature herb that is connected to a major theme, and each is liberally sprinkled with information on growing and using herbs

China Bayles is a Texas original: an amateur detective with a get-real personality & a green thumb. Book giveaway for A Plain Vanilla Murder (China Bayles Mystery by Susan Wittig Albert Aug 10-Aug 17, 2019.

China Bayles is a Texas original: an amateur detective with a get-real personality & a green thumb. Giveaway dates from Aug 10-Aug 17, 2019.

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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. 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 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. 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 the closer they get to untangling the story, the more China longs for answers she may never get...
  • Garne
Nightshade is the wrap-up to a three-part story arc involving herbalist China Bayles and her half-brother Miles regarding the mysterious death of their father many years ago. Starting in Bleeding Hearts, the mystery continued in Spanish Dagger and now the case is closed.

Miles continues to pester China about investigating their father's death, so she finally gives in and begins to check out the clues. In the meantime, Miles hires China's husband Mike McQuaid, who is working to get his new PI business off the ground, to find out what really caused the fatal car crash. The investigation is hampered when the couple finds out that Miles is keeping secrets and has his own hidden agenda.

When Miles is killed by a hit-and-run driver, China knows she must find out the truth. As she and Mike continue their investigation into the death of her father and half-brother, they are shocked at the depth of the lies and corporate intrigue involved in these crimes.

An interesting twist in this book is that the author has Mike speaking in his own voice so that readers understand what he is doing and thinking during his portion of the investigation.

In the meantime, the author also has China occasionally touching bases with series regulars to keep the flow moving forward in anticipation of the next book in the series.

Fans should not be disappointed as the secrets unfold and Nightshade delivers a satisfying conclusion to the trilogy.

Nightshade: China Bayles #16 (China Bayles Mystery)
  • It's so easy
(3.5 stars) This is the 16th book in the China Bayles series and is the conclusion of a 3 book mini-arc involving China's father. Her recently discovered half brother from a long term affair has been investigating their father's death. He hires China's husband, McQuaid as an investigator. When the wrecked car is located, after being hidden by his mother (formerly their father's secretary). China is still dealing with some conflicting feelings both about her father and the possibilities of murder, when events make a big turn and she becomes fully involved along with McQuaid. The plot thickens with some potential conspiracies going back to her father's law firm and some of their more shady clients. In her personal life, China is dealing with becoming more acquainted with the niece she never knew and is helping her best friend, Ruby, recover from a loss in her life. As usual, the characters are involving, as is the mystery. The book has several chapters written from McQuaid's point of view, and contains recipes and herbal lore. This series continues to be a cut above the typical "cozy mystery" genre.
  • Saithinin
Nightshade concludes the underlying story of the past few books of China's dead father's other family and who/what caused China's father's death. As far as mysteries go, it's very well developed. If you haven't read any of SWA's other mysteries, though, I wouldn't start with this one.
Ms. Albert tells us in the beginning that the POV will switch between China & McQuades narrations; however, when McQ is telling the story instead of getting the story in first person from him, we get it in third person causing to read like someone else is telling us what McQ is doing. China refers to herself as "I" yet when McQ is giving us his POV, he is referred to as "he" instead of "I" which is somewhat distracting and the only real criticism I have of the writing.
Great plant info and once again we learn of all the other family members in the nightshade family.
Having run restaurants, I'm amazed at how many businesses they are able to run with the size of their building and the fact that none of these women ever stay in their shops!! Most small business owners work hard 12+ hours a day, yet these women flit along which makes me wonder if the author ever worked in any business other than education because it seems to promote the idea that business owners & "bosses" don't work or need to be at their place of business to succeed.
  • Ghordana
I'm reading the China Bayles series in order, but the library didn't keep most of the earlier titles.
  • Sinredeemer
Loved it. I love all her books. A comfortable mystery series.
  • Fenrikree
I have not had a chance to read it as yet but I have read several of the China books and I know this one will be just as good!!
  • Nothing personal
Love her books
Susan Wittig Albert has continued another great entry in her mystery series
with former lawyer China Bayles. I like that the main character has flaws but is learning from them. Part of the book is from her husband's point of view and it gives more dimension to the main character, China. Some major questions get answered, but there are enough loose ends that will hopefully be answered in the next book. This is a great book to sit and relax with a cup of tea.