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A Dilly of a Death
Berkley, Jan 2003, 23.95, 336 pp.
China Bayles left a thriving law practice in Houston to become a shop owner in Pecan Springs, a quiet little town except for the occasional murder that somehow China is always investigating. Homicide is the last thing on China's mind as she gets ready for Picklefest, an annual event celebrating Morgan's Premier Pickles, the largest pickle making place west of the Mississippi.
Phoebe Morgan con...
An Untimely Death and Other Garden Mysteries
Berkley, June 2003, 14.00, 272 pp.
Fans of the China Bayles mysteries, staring a former lawyer turned herbalist and restaurant owner, have a special treat in store for them this time around. Author Susan Wittig Albert has written a ten-story collection starring the protagonist doing what she does best: solve crimes. Readers are also introduced to her best friend and business partner Ruby Wilcox, who often plays the part of the ...
Berkley, Oct 2001, 22.95, 304 pp.
China Bayles is a self made independent woman who turned her back on her mother's Mississippi family because she refused to conform to the old South's vision of how a woman should behave. She lives in Pecan Springs, Texas with her husband and stepson. She proudly owns the Thyme and Sears herb shop and is co-owner of Thyme for Tea teashop. She has no plans to return to the family plantation ...
Dead Man's Bones
Berkley, April 2005, 23.95, 336 pp.
With revenues down at China Bayle's Thyme and Season Herb Shop, Ruby Wilcox's Crystal Cave New Age Store and their joint venture, The Thyme for Tea restaurant, both women are taking on additional jobs. Ruby has started the Party Thyme Catering Service and China is doing more customized garden planning to make ends meet. China also has to balance her personal life which includes a husband, her ...
Berkley, Jan 2003, 22.95, 320 pp.
Pecan Springs is the home of China Bayles, proprietor of the Thyme and Seasons Herb Shop and the co-owner of Thyme For Tea. She also rents out the small cabin behind her store to Ellen Holt, a beautiful reporter from Ohio doing a story on small town Texas. China and her best friend Ruby travel to nearby Indigo for the weekend to give a workshop and participate in the art and crafts festival.
The Tale of Hill Top Farm
Berkley, Oct 2004, 22.95, 304 pp.
The inhabitants of Near Sawrey in England's Lake District are agog because outsider Beatrix Potter has bought Hill Top Farm out of royalties she received for her popular books. Beatrix seeks a new start in life because her believed recently died one month after their engagement. While recovering, she also needs to hide from her overbearing parents who see her as a servant and lady of the manor ...
The Tale of Holly How
A middle age British woman becomes a small-town farmer and works her way towards befriending the locals and solving the murder of a local shepherd. Beatrix Potter has found a home of her own at Hill Top Farm, Near Sawrey, in England's Lake District. During the summer of 1906 she purchases pigs for her farm and works to renovate the buildings.
Local residents Dimity Woodcock and her brother Miles live at Tower Bank House. Miles is Justice of the Peace...