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Thyme of Death

A China Bayles Mystery
Albert, Susan Wittig (Book - 1994)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Thyme of Death
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Eager to open up an herb shop and get closer to the earth, China Bayles leaves behind her career in corporate law and moves to Pecan Springs, Texas, but a close friend's tragic death could end her happy plans.
Authors: Albert, Susan Wittig
Title: Thyme of death
a China Bayles mystery
Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 1994, c1992
Characteristics: 309 p. ;,18 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Susan Wittig Albert
Notes: Originally published: New York : Scribner's, c1992
ISBN: 9780425140987
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY ALBERT 1994
Subject Headings: Texas Fiction Herbalists Fiction Women detectives Texas Fiction City and town life Texas Fiction Bayles, China (Fictitious character) Fiction
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Topical Term: Herbalists
Women detectives
City and town life
Bayles, China (Fictitious character)
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From Library Staff

Susan Wittig Albert is a versatile writer of three distinct Cozy Mystery series, all of which feature an interesting mix of colorful characters, multiple puzzles leading to ingenious plot twists, and carefully researched, richly described settings. - Novelist

From Library Journal: "China Bayles, former rat-race lawyer, escapes to small-town Texas to operate an herb shop and enjoy the simple life. Murder interrupts her simple life, however, when a good friend and local protest organizer dies suddenly. Revelatory letters, a crazy-eyed dollmaker, a ... Read More »

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Jan 01, 2013
  • hiking1957 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Well, I have to say I really enjoyed this book, but I figured that I would. I had to wait a while to get this one from the library but it was worth it. I love the characters and am looking forward to their continued development.

Jul 26, 2011
  • charmed04 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This is one of the best series I've read since Rex Stouts, Nero Wolfe. The first book is a bit slow but each one gets better and better. I especially like the recipes, learning about the different herbs, and how to plant a garden. The on going story of all the characters is also great.

Jul 26, 2011
  • japandemonium rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Had trouble getting into this one, but after I got past the first chapter, it was enjoyable. Not bad for my first ever mystery.


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