Hangman's root: a China Bayles mystery

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G.K. Hall, 1995 - Fiction - 319 pages
42 Reviews
In her most challenging case yet, lawyer-turned-herbalist China Bayles has to prove the innocence of her friend Dottie, an animal rights activist charged with the murder of a prominent animal researcher. As China sorts through the dead man's past, she learns that Dottie isn't the one who may have wanted him dead.

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Altogether a good read and a satisfying ending. - Goodreads
Now for the research quibble. - Goodreads
Good plot - I enjoy these gentle cozies. - Goodreads
Competent prose, some humor, kept wishing for more. - Goodreads
I like to see how Ms. Albert's writing has evolved. - Goodreads

Review: Hangman's Root (China Bayles #3)

User Review  - Christine Clark - Goodreads

Good twist in this story. I decided to read the China Bayles books from the beginning of the series. I like to see how Ms. Albert's writing has evolved. Read full review

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About the author (1995)

Susan Wittig Albert was born in Illinois in 1940. In 1985, she changed careers from working as the vice president and an English professor at Texas State University to becoming a full-time writer. During the mid- to late-1980s, Albert was a ghostwriter for the Nancy Drew mystery series. She wrote the acclaimed "Work of Her Own: How Women Create Success and Fulfillment off the Traditional Career Track" in 1992. Under the pseudonym of Robin Paige, Albert and her husband, Bill Albert, co-authored a twelve-volume mystery series set in late Victorian/Edwardian England. Albert writes the bestselling China Bayles mystery series, which features as its main character a Texas herbalist who had been a criminal attorney in Houston. Albert also writes the Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter historical fantasy series, which is set in England during the early twentieth century.